The only thing that ever hurt his show (early on) was that it was aired in rotation with Survivorman, which is the real deal, but less entertaining for the reasons Bear mentions. Then people were naturally more prone to make direct comparisons to two wildly different shows. » 11/21/14 1:51pm Friday 1:51pm

This isn't ebay, but I'm about to inherit my wife's 2001.5 B5 Passat wagon GLX. Proper Torsen diff, great chassis and suspension, smooth-but-slow-and-thirsty engine, Mercedes-like quietness, and only 107k on the odo. We almost listed it private party for $6k, and Carmax offered $2k. I was so insulted by the latter, I… » 11/21/14 1:41pm Friday 1:41pm

Because fuck practical, this is Germany and we want to build all the 4-door coupes and fastbacks and quasi-SUV grand touring progressive activity mecha-conveyance things we can and the English language just can't capture the insanity of the word "Verrucktfahrzeugschadenfreude" well enough before the zombie apocalypse… » 11/20/14 10:43am Thursday 10:43am

As a banking risk manager, I used to work in the auto and mortgage space and I noticed they didn't obviously state the actual delinquency rates. In reality, many borrowers stay a payment or two behind, which ends up being a nice fee machine for the retail banking world (and a nice way to artificially boost income… » 11/20/14 10:35am Thursday 10:35am

I think it looks pretty good, but the last time Audi came out with a giant grill that crossed right through the bumper line about 10 years ago, it was pretty widely panned as ridiculous and Audi redesigned it more conservatively. But with Lexus and Ford and so many others doing it now, I'm sure it'll be met with… » 11/19/14 2:10pm Wednesday 2:10pm

This demographic seems to fit a lot of people in my area, many coworkers and friends' parents, yet I have not seen a single ATS (any bodystyle) anywhere on the streets yet. We have a couple pretty prolific Caddy dealers, but their inventory still seem to reflect the old stereotype in their selection. I wonder if the… » 11/17/14 4:08pm Monday 4:08pm