My dad's Maxima always said, "Left door is ajar." I had never heard "open" before until a few years ago. I wonder what year they switched from 'ajar' to 'open'.

That talking voice was a problem. I'd slowly crack open the doors open as we drove to soccer practice to hear it. It must have driven my dad kinda nuts. » 2/24/15 9:13pm Tuesday 9:13pm

Driving back from our ritual summers in the Florida Keys you often find yourself on a narrow two lane highway stuck/parked in traffic. That was the case for this day, when suddenly, my dad jumped on the gas and wedged the fake wood panel Dodge Caravan between the parked car in front of us and the metal guard rail. I… » 2/19/15 2:24pm 2/19/15 2:24pm

You only need to use the clutch to go in and out of reverse, everything after that is a clutch-less slam into the next gear. There are no synchros, just big, strong, dog teeth gears to quickly match speeds and those leads to straight cut gears which are crazy strong. If the engine wasn't so loud you'd hear these… » 2/17/15 9:26pm 2/17/15 9:26pm

UGH!! This misleading title crap pisses me off. FLAT OUT!!?? Are you serious!? He's got revs to spare, he's pussy footing it the whole time, and for good reason, but come on, don't tell us it's flat out when it's anything but. We're here, we're at Jalopnik, we're going to watch this regardless, so don't treat us like… » 1/14/15 7:23pm 1/14/15 7:23pm

amen.

I loved my Minidisc, especially when the Hi-MD formats came. Those 1 GIG discs could have been revolutionary, they could be used for digital storage and music, but Sony refused to let you to store their Atrac3 digital files as data, like we all do now with mp3s and flash storage. Sony is their own worst enemy… » 1/12/15 8:55pm 1/12/15 8:55pm

Oh gawd, like flashbacks from a nightmare I HAVE SEEN THESE! I'm going to go through my car show photos when I get home, but I imagine like a ghost or a creepy poltergeist they will be there, blurred in the background, hiding in corners, everywhere. -__- what the hell are these!? » 12/12/14 3:17pm 12/12/14 3:17pm

Just don't sleep with the car running. A friend of a friend had to sleep in his car one night instead of driving while tired and he had it running to heat the car, but fell asleep without turning it off. A small exhaust leak seaped into the cabin and he didn't wake up, instead he was found later and taken to the… » 11/17/14 4:10pm 11/17/14 4:10pm

That Liberty Walk kit looks pretty nice. It actually makes a Ferrari look aggressive, and not the slow driving, fashion accessory it's become here in Los Angeles. If you've seen one Ferrari, you've seen them all. That LW kit is different in a good way. Maybe I'm just a fan of old IMSA style wide bodies or the… » 11/08/14 11:22pm 11/08/14 11:22pm