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What to Bring to an Autocross What to Bring to an Autocross

This video is super dry and I just tossed it together in an hour or so, but thought I’d share here anyways, in case anyone is thinking about trying out their first Solo event. I’ll be making more fun videos over the course of the season.

What's missing from YouTube car reviews? What's missing from YouTube car reviews?

This year, it’s a goal of mine to learn about how to edit video and make interesting content, primarily as a hobby and for the sake of learning. The majority of content that I’m going to focus on is autocross, but I think it would be fun to do some car reviews as well, especially since I make about 25 car rentals per…

Anyone Want a $15,000 Toy Car? Anyone Want a $15,000 Toy Car?

Sorry. I’m exaggerating. It’s only $14,690.

I have a '17 Mini Cooper for the Day. AMA I have a '17 Mini Cooper for the Day. AMA

Mini wanted me to drive this so bad that they called an offered to provide me with a free inspection. I asked if I could have a loaner in the meantime. They said yes. This car isn’t great. I will never sell my Mini. It also appears that I will never buy another one.

I have a '17 Cayenne Platinum Editition for a Few Days I have a '17 Cayenne Platinum Editition for a Few Days

Felix is at the dealer for an overpriced service and a warranty claim. They asked whether I needed a loaner. I started to say ‘No’. Then I said ‘Yes’. AMA!

The Elantra Sport is a Genuinely Attractive Car The Elantra Sport is a Genuinely Attractive Car

I’m seeing a lot of S3 in this and that’s a good thing.

Automatically Rev-Matched Downshifts Automatically Rev-Matched Downshifts

What say you, Oppo? Where does the hive mind stand on this issue? My car will rev-match when I downshift in Sport+ mode. On one hand, it’s pretty fun, sounds great, and makes me look like a way better driver. On the other hand, it’s one more thing that the car is doing instead of me, which defeats part of the purpose…

I Bought a Thing I Bought a Thing

Woohoo! Meet Felix. After way too much time spent hunting for a 981 Boxster S with the options I wanted, I finally came across this example from Dallas Lease Returns. First of all, I want to note that this is the best dealership that I’ve ever worked with. Specifically, I bought the car from a salesman named Robert,…

Toyota just introduced the most infuriating design cue on any car Toyota just introduced the most infuriating design cue on any car

What...the hell...is that? The back of the Camry would actually look pretty good, if not for that absurd “vent”. What would that even accomplish if it were real? I literally can’t wrap my head around this thing. It breaks up the lines, it’s impractical, and it’s just generally awful. Here’s another picture, in case…

I've never made an Off-Topic Advice Request I've never made an Off-Topic Advice Request

But I guess there’s no time like the present, right? Married or engaged Oppos, how did you know it was time to close? Those who ended a long-term relationship, why?

Matt Farah Did an AMA Today Matt Farah Did an AMA Today

Link, if anyone is interested.

Any Colorado Skiers on Oppo? Any Colorado Skiers on Oppo?

I’ll be at A-Basin the Week of December 17th. Getting excited as the snowfall begins. If anyone is around there it could be fun to hit the slopes together for a while. All about those meetups.

How did I not know that Kinja Blocker was a thing? How did I not know that Kinja Blocker was a thing?

My belief is that hearing from varying perspectives, especially if they differ from your own, is of enormous value. If it’s uncomfortable, that’s probably a good thing. BUT, I haven’t found that any of the (former) Gawker Media sites are good for well-sourced news. Thus, I go elsewhere for “real” news and sometime…

Red Car All the Cars! Red Car All the Cars!

Nice work, Jalopnik.

Issues with My Stanced Miata Issues with My Stanced Miata

This is unreal. SuperSpeedersRob takes a detailed look underneath a stanced Miata, and it’s even worse than you’re probably expecting.

In Defense of the $70,000 F-150 In Defense of the $70,000 F-150

The hate is strong for the F-150 Limited that was written about on Jalopnik! Here some examples of the general reception and comments:

Best Rally Compilation I've Ever Seen Best Rally Compilation I've Ever Seen

Made the Reddit Front Page. Perfect combination of incredible driving and funny (or not-so-funny) mishaps. 1:27 had me cracking up.

Ford is down 9.5%

Today is not a good day for the portfolio of Ryan Frew. I know their earnings are rough, but I think it’s a big overreaction. Ford has been innovating effectively, has a brilliant current lineup, and has a squeaky clean record lately, in a relative world filled with Takata airbags and diesel scandals.

Quick Question Quick Question

Would a Cafe racer make a good first bike, or would it be horrible? Why? Why not?

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