Lesson learned. Don't cheap out for the American market by giving us rear torsion beams. Now I wonder how much they would've spent if they initially sold them with multilink rear suspension vs torsion beam + this recall (wasn't there another related recall as well?) » 11/19/14 9:29am 11/19/14 9:29am

I seriously wouldn't mind that engine if the chassis and suspension are relatively stiff and the steering has good feedback. Who doesn't like fuel economy and peace of mind bullet proof reliability WHILE having fun once in a while on twisty roads? » 11/12/14 9:42pm 11/12/14 9:42pm

I prefer the reflectors on the bumper. That way you could delete them without spending close to a thousand dollars to replace the headlights with overseas ones. And it's like an FU to our gov't with their dumb laws, just leaving the headlights untouched and slapping on the reflectors on the bumpers as an after thought. » 11/12/14 8:36pm 11/12/14 8:36pm

It was going to be a Saturn? Interesting. I always wished they kept Saturn, I thought they were getting somewhere with the Opel cative imports. If they still existed, I imagine they could have been importing small, youth oriented Opels, while the higher end Opels went to Buick. » 11/10/14 11:42pm 11/10/14 11:42pm

Is There a Lack of Under $25,000 European Cars in America? Let's find…

We've always complained that we never get the good stuff in America whenever we see news of a practical new European hatchback or wagon with AWD that comes in brown, diesel, and manual. But just how many AFFORDABLE (as in, under $25,000) European cars are actually available for us to buy in the Land of the Free RIGHT… » 11/09/14 11:59pm 11/09/14 11:59pm

France in N. America: Cars of St. Pierre & Miquelon

Saint Pierre and Miquelon (French: Collectivité territoriale de Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon,French pronunciation: [sɛ̃.pjɛʁ.e.mi.klɔ̃]) is a self-governing territorial overseas collectivity of France, situated in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean near Canada.[3] It is the only remnant of the former colonial empire of …

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From that teaser pic, it looks like it's based on the current gen. Given how different our standards are and how expensive it is to federalize cars for the U.S., it makes me wonder if they are retooling the existing model for the U.S. or they initially intended to make a U.S. version, but it got delayed. It came out… » 10/22/14 4:18pm 10/22/14 4:18pm

THIS is why we can't have nice things. Imagine one of them not paying attention and literally plowing right into your classic exotic or future 25 year old Kei car :( One would think the relatively narrow roads and congestion of the Northeast would discourage the purchase such large vehicles. Drive hatchbacks and… » 10/22/14 3:58pm 10/22/14 3:58pm

Renault Clio dCI spotted in the U.S.

I've noticed this guy usually posts pics of cars that are about to be crash tested and of cars after the crash. Not sure who he works for. But the exact location of this Renault is up in the air (didn't reply to comments), but since he has no idea what the car is and this is a Chicago group, it's most likely in the… » 10/18/14 1:15pm 10/18/14 1:15pm