I don't want your stupid pickup. I want a goddamn van.

It turns out, pickup trucks are about as useful for hauling cargo as a three-legged mule. You know what is useful? A van. A big, honkin', European utility van. I've covered 1,600 miles in six days, loaded four different motorcycles, a transmission, and a transfer case in this thing. It's clever. It's built to work.… » 3/31/14 11:54am 3/31/14 11:54am

2015 WRX vs STI: Who wins the dyno battle?

There's no finer fight than a good, old-fashioned sibling rivalry. That's exactly what Subaru has brewed up between the 2015 WRX and STI. With it's all-new direct-injection turbo 2.0-liter four, the WRX boasts a far more sophisticated heart compared to the STI's old 2.5-liter lump.

But which is the brawnier brother? We… » 2/24/14 4:13pm 2/24/14 4:13pm

Beat ATM fees with my Hot Wheels lifehack

ATM fees suck. Rather than shell out an extra $3 every time you want to access your own cash, use this simple trick: dash into your local grocery or big box store, snatch up a Hot Wheels die cast of your choice for less than a buck and ask for cash back. The bank won't charge you a penalty, and you get your money and a … » 2/24/14 11:19am 2/24/14 11:19am

The Miata was nearly a front-wheel-drive disaster

Seriously. When Mazda was developing what would become the best-selling sports car in history, the proposals included the rear-wheel drive roadster we all know and love (above and below right), a mid-engine MR2 knock off (below middle), and a front-wheel drive disaster (below left). Mazda made the right call, and the… » 2/11/14 10:50am 2/11/14 10:50am