If it's going to be the only car you two own for a time, then I think the path of least resistance is to acquiesce to the manual ban and save up for something else down the road. If you can, though, try to borrow a friend's stickshift car to get her to learn - hopefully she takes to the manual transmission and it… » 11/16/14 11:13pm Sunday 11:13pm

I know that feel, as I end up having a lot of tabs open when I haven't checked the FP for several hours - the staff puts out so many posts on weekdays that catching up with said posts can be draining, especially if I've already had a long day. » 11/16/14 12:56am Sunday 12:56am

I'm retaking differential equations this semester, and now I'm stuck doing group work for MATLAB instead of doing it solo like the first time around. One group member responds relatively promptly and does good work, another one will respond after some prodding but produces code that I usually have to edit, and the… » 11/16/14 12:51am Sunday 12:51am

The Verano Turbo is the closest thing we have to a Cruze SS, but GM doesn't seem to want to give Buick any performance cred as much as they do for Cadillac. That's a shame, as I was hoping for more out of Buick's efforts to attract a younger crowd. » 11/14/14 8:53pm 11/14/14 8:53pm

The DROID Turbo's battery is 3,900 mAh, though - are you sure you couldn't make it through a day with it, even with power-saving mode off? I keep my Note 2 in power-saving mode all the time and it lasts me through the day. » 11/12/14 11:15pm 11/12/14 11:15pm

Found on CL: An old Mustang with late-model Mustang parts.

I was perusing old Mustangs on Craigslist and came across this one with a hood from an '06 Dodge "Daytona truck" as well as the pony corral grille and headlights from an '05-'09 V6 Mustang (he says the grille is from the Mustang GT, but I'm pretty sure that only the '05-'09 V6 Mustang had that grille). » 11/12/14 5:25pm 11/12/14 5:25pm

The Civic Si isn't the Type R that a lot of folks - including me - want, but the visual updates that it's gotten (the coupe's new corporate grille and taillights, the sedan's even better-looking taillights and slightly-tweaked front fascia, and the 2014 MY wheels on both models) have vastly improved its look IMO.… » 11/11/14 7:08pm 11/11/14 7:08pm

The refresh of the previous-generation Camry. I thought it looked fine when it debuted despite everyone else lamenting the melted-butter styling, and then they made a slight adjustment by extending the headlights slightly further downward. It's such a stupidly small change, and yet it completely ruined that generation… » 11/05/14 5:18pm 11/05/14 5:18pm