From the linked article: "If you're brave, you can even use a voice-transcription app to post a tweet or Facebookupdate." - seriously? WTF, Slate? Driving isn't an important use of your time, so why not do something really important like post your thoughts to social media! This simply makes driving worse...people… » 10/24/14 6:25pm Friday 6:25pm

I generally hit 'no' when asked if I want a receipt because I figured my credit card statement would show I was there. After reading this, though, I think I'll start collecting those receipts; I'd never heard of somebody getting a tank of water at a gas station. » 10/23/14 3:21pm Thursday 3:21pm

I think this is just going to be a cheapening of the name... It doesn't need to compete with Rolls or Bentley because it isn't for the uber rich anymore; now it's for the rich businessmen who wouldn't have sprung for a Phantom anyway, but might be tempted to buy a bit more than a regular S class or a Jag XJL. I think… » 10/18/14 1:13pm 10/18/14 1:13pm

I've always found it counterproductive... It immediately marks the car as something of interest, and everybody takes pictures of it. Paint it gloss black and nobody will likely notice its existence and it'll be just as hard to make out the details in pictures. Often the features of the camouflage are also very small,… » 10/17/14 3:04pm 10/17/14 3:04pm

Return of Maybach?

I haven't seen this anywhere else, but Yahoo claims Mercedes is reviving the Maybach brand...not so much as a brand but sounds more like a luxury trim (inasmuch as AMG is a performance trim). They also mention plans for a Maybach SUV...seriously? » 10/17/14 2:53pm 10/17/14 2:53pm

I think you could make an argument for putting a track sticker on your car even if you drove the track in another car. Since I'm here in the USA, it's not exactly feasible to send my car to Germany to drive the Nurburgring (my car's not that good for that kind of thing anyway), but I wouldn't really feel bad getting a… » 10/17/14 2:44pm 10/17/14 2:44pm