Jeep Cherokee XJ! Why? I know from first hand experience. Mine has the HO 4.0 with a 5MT. The only work it's ever had was a new CPS. Never dies, gets out of its own way but isn't "fast" and the MT is exceedingly forgiving. Not to mention the plenty of trail outings with the friends who had the GTi or E46 wishing they… » 7/16/14 12:20pm 7/16/14 12:20pm

learned how to drive on my grandfathers (now my) 2000 Jeep Cherokee XJ 5MT. That thing was such a champ! Through the ground gears, stalled starts, and constant jolting, I learned the art of driving. Not to mention my experiments with it in part time and turning. I will always choose to drive that car over our others… » 6/17/14 11:41pm 6/17/14 11:41pm

I don't think VAG would be too worried about competing inside mainly because they already are. The Audi Q7 certainly competes with the Cayenne and (in Europe anyway) the Touareg. Same will go for up end Q5 and the Macan. Even the R8 is cross shopped with Lamborghini Gallardo and potentially the 911. » 12/20/13 6:14pm 12/20/13 6:14pm

I would really like to see mobile displays become thinner with less separating them from the exterior glass of the devices. I have found that the most noticeable thing while reading on the iPad for me is the few hundredths of a millimeter between the glass and the display. Even if some allusion based trickery is… » 11/04/13 4:22pm 11/04/13 4:22pm

Definitely the Audi. The proportions look so much more like proper car. The Merc, while attractive and aggressive from some angles, is equally polarizing. I would much rather have a car that I can look good in from all angles AND that I don't look like a tool driving. And I much prefer the interior on the Audi, more… » 10/25/13 5:17pm 10/25/13 5:17pm

Well, I would say that yes, Cherokee's were prohibitively expensive as are the current Wranglers. Look at the cost difference between even a base wrangler and a Patriot. While the Patriot may not be "Trail-Rated" in base configuration, it is still a practical vehicle for people who want a bit nicer fuel economy and… » 10/24/13 11:45am 10/24/13 11:45am