Concepts aren't as interesting to me as future vehicles, and to get those your local show just has to get big enough. The Pittsburgh Auto Show used to be like that until Ford took notice and sent the new Mustang and F-150 out to us last year, along with BMW bringing some Euro-spec i3's for test drives. (The show is in… » 12/15/14 11:58am Monday 11:58am

They help the passengers not feel boxed in. I sat in one, and the front is fine with the window line but had it continued to the back the rear seats would have felt more tank-like than even a Camaro. It's the least BMW could do for rear passengers, since the suicide door opening is still a bit tight and the rear… » 12/11/14 11:44am 12/11/14 11:44am

Wage inequality is the ballooning of top executive's salaries and bonuses as the lower rungs still have to live off a minimum wage that needs adjustment as well as seeing their benefits get cut. Seeing as how corporations have posted record profits in recent years with matching CEO/CFO/top position bonuses that are… » 12/02/14 12:23pm 12/02/14 12:23pm

Am engineer in government job. Actually getting paid better in government than private industry, but that's how it goes when the private company is a mismanaged place. Also because I live in a non-major city for engineers. Would be paid better if I was in NYC or Boston or somesuch place. » 12/01/14 6:54pm 12/01/14 6:54pm

Thank Bugs Bunny for that. In various cartoons with Elmer Fudd, Bugs called him "nimrod" as a sarcastic put-down, comparing him to the mighty Biblical hunter. But the reference flew over enough people that they thought it was just a different word for "idiot" and the new meaning stuck. » 10/29/14 12:22pm 10/29/14 12:22pm

Wow. And I thought my Dart had issues...I've only had problems with the head unit (replaced twice when it failed and took out damn near everything not needed to drive the car, used it as a lemon law case and got compensation, kept the car) and the passenger sun visor just broke the other day with 36k miles on it.… » 10/28/14 12:26pm 10/28/14 12:26pm

Helmet laws are universally fought by the American Motorcyclist Association and ABATE groups. Lanesplitting is considered a regional issue and left largely alone. While AMA and other groups applaud lanesplitting in California, they don't care enough to support bills elsewhere; they were notably absent from the… » 10/23/14 8:38pm 10/23/14 8:38pm