Why the Stick Shift?

Quite a few people who have read my Manual vs. Automatic article have wondered why anyone in their right mind would still use, drive, or even want a manual (stick shift) transmission in this day and age. They just don’t understand – after all, modern automatics are so much better (they say)… so much more… Continue reading Why the Stick Shift?

Horsepower and Torque

We’re thinking about getting a second car – Yay! We’ve been looking rather longingly at the Mazda3 5-door. But when I look at the numbers, I get a little… confused. Mazda 3 (2008 5-door) Outlander (2003 AWD) 2983 lbs 3461 lbs 4.8 inches ground clearance 8.3 inches ground clearance Fully independent 4-wheel suspension Fully independent… Continue reading Horsepower and Torque

Explore This

Heh heh heh… I see this explorer on my way to work sometimes. The hood is held down with ROPE. Heh heh heh…

Discs & Drums

Recently, I’ve been wondering why in the world we still use drum brakes on our cars.