Just make sure you're the first to threaten divorce. In fact, I recommend opening with that. Starting a conversation with "if you disagree with me on this issue I will violently dismantle the life we've built together without hesitation" tends to drive home the gravity of a situation. » 3/27/15 2:29pm Yesterday 2:29pm

my 78 firebird has the quad pedal setup AND a foot-operated high beam switch. The funest times are when you need to brake, shift and turn off your high beams at the same time. I could moonlight as an organist if need be, though, so I got that goin for me, which is nice. » 3/20/15 10:01am 3/20/15 10:01am

I merged on a guy who, I guess, was closer than I thought this morning. He lost his mind and chased me 20 minutes down the interstate, swerving into me to, I guess, show me how it feels. So I lost my mind and suddenly road rage. It was stupid and I wish I could apologize to him, but I can't, so on behalf of the guy… » 3/13/15 9:57am 3/13/15 9:57am

Oh yes how could a company that specializes in high-tech, high-design consumer products ever adapt their high-complexity, high-precision development and manufacturing strategies to an industry with a rapid redevelopment cycle and highly brand-loyal customers? » 2/18/15 4:30pm 2/18/15 4:30pm

the i3 makes a carbon monocoque potentially feasible at a mid-40k price point, which makes the torsion issues substantially more controllable. Not sayin' you're wrong as you identified the major flaw that would have to be engineered around, Just sayin' it's not impossible. » 2/13/15 11:50pm 2/13/15 11:50pm

Quality engineering. The technology that goes into making a car correctly is so astoundingly advanced that we can make cars more complicated than the space shuttle as reliable as a refrigerator. This new car-as-appliance paradigm has drastically shifted the common customer's knowledge and expectations from a vehicle. » 2/12/15 11:45am 2/12/15 11:45am