Tough call. It's a little like that FJ last week: too nice for hard use, not original enough for a collector. If you could haggle it below $5,000, no problem, but $6,500 is a little steep for what would turn out to be a very light duty conversation piece. » 9/30/14 8:32am Yesterday 8:32am

Pilot...cramped interior? Depends what you're comparing it to, I guess. The '07 I owned had some ergonomic compromises in the back (especially 3rd row access), but it was comfortable once everyone was seated. Given the overall dimensions and maneuverability, I found it to be genius interior packaging. I have a '10… » 9/29/14 1:47pm Monday 1:47pm

I may or may not be a Boomer, depending on whose definition you use, but I'm close enough. It's definitely a generational thing. My Dad was impressed to get 60,000 trouble-free miles out of his '72 Dodge van. Then he traded it in, no doubt figuring he was pushing his luck. » 9/25/14 5:06pm Thursday 5:06pm

I generally agree with this. I had a '97 Caravan with AWD, and I gladly would have bought another and another if they had kept making them. I also live in NJ, but on a private road that's reached by another private road with a very nasty little hill, and we get plowed when the hired plow gets to us, so AWD is a… » 9/23/14 3:26pm 9/23/14 3:26pm

They need this car for a Bond flick. I can see him now, clinging to the outside of the car as it careens down an Alpine road, clawing his way to the control panel to find the one button that will cause the car to explode just as he jumps clear and rolls down a cliff and somehow gets up unhurt and dusts himself off and… » 9/20/14 9:27am 9/20/14 9:27am

I'm the youngest of 6 kids, so we were raised and also transported on a shoestring. At one point this included a '72 Dodge Sportsman van, which my father ordered with one option – a second bench seat to bring capacity to 8 passengers. Slant six, three on the tree, no radio, no A/C, all bare metal inside aft of the… » 9/19/14 4:26pm 9/19/14 4:26pm

The streets could all be paved smooth as glass, and the general level of traffic engineering and signage would still put your supercar in constant danger of colliding with someone who just figured which way they need to go, and has to cross three lanes to get to their exit/turnoff/merge/whatever. Driving in Philly… » 9/11/14 8:12pm 9/11/14 8:12pm

Now here's a scenario: You're at the end of a line of stopped traffic, you look in your mirror, and you know you're about to get rear-ended. This was me several weeks ago. The guy was swerving back and forth (trying to scrub off speed?). I had a rare moment of clarity, how I imagine the world looks to a pro athlete… » 9/10/14 9:14pm 9/10/14 9:14pm