Yeah, it was just designed by some random guy...who happened to be chief designer at Lola when they were knocking out all sorts of cars for series all over the world, and then went to Chip Ganassi Racing, who happen to have won a few fairly notable races and championships themselves among their IndyCar, NASCAR, and… » 3/03/12 8:51am 3/03/12 8:51am

The Honda oil life notification system works on a number of factors, not just mileage...speed, engine temp, ambient temp, time, etc. to determine oil life. With long highway trips, he's probably getting WAY over 3k out of the oil life meter...usual combined city/highway is around 6k, his is probably around 10k or even… » 2/15/12 4:33pm 2/15/12 4:33pm

The semi episode of TGUSA was fairly funny, but do they really expect anyone to believe that you can screw around behind the wheel for a day and then be totally cool to drive on public roadways without a CDL? Or that you can drive over a car on a city street and keep on truckin' without worrying about being arrested?… » 2/15/12 9:19am 2/15/12 9:19am

If only there was some kind of other way to cancel cruise control other than hitting the brake. Like a button, a "cancel button" as it were. Perhaps there could also be a "resume button" so you wouldn't lose your preset speed and the car would automatically accelerate back to your cruise setting. » 2/06/12 5:02pm 2/06/12 5:02pm

While true tailgaters suck, there's nothing wrong with flashing the high beams to signal that someone should change lanes to the right in order to let faster traffic by. In most of the world, it's the way things work. Some stupid people here in the good ol' US of A think that you're being rude or pissy. There's a… » 1/27/12 4:05pm 1/27/12 4:05pm

Obviously current racing flags are now green = go, red = stop...but in the early days, at least at Indianapolis, the red flag meant "clear track ahead" (basically a green flag today) and the green flag meant one lap to go (a white flag today)...these flags were in use until around 1930, when the system was completely… » 1/20/12 3:18pm 1/20/12 3:18pm

Some cars now have a "check gas cap" message that comes up on the dash instead of it just automatically throwing a CEL. I think it was a Yukon XL (rental) that had that feature, so maybe it's on more newer GM vehicles. And yeah, I read rental car owners manuals for fun. » 1/18/12 9:53am 1/18/12 9:53am

Who? Pretty much every American car/truck (not sure about foreign cars of similar vintage) had them there for many years. My '70 Chevy C10 has one...it's pretty nice, really...keep both hands exactly where they are, and click your high-beams on and off with the toe of your shoe (it's always a downward click, which… » 1/11/12 4:30pm 1/11/12 4:30pm