Wayne Joseph Borean
Wayne Joseph Borean

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  • Lincoln Desperately Needs a Rear-Wheel-Drive Sedan  (Apr 14, 2014) No rear wheel drive model? That's bad, not only for Lincoln, but for Cadillac too. Cadillac needs North American competition to drive them to the next level. And Lincoln needs to survive. Loosing Lincoln would hurt Ford. They could handle loosing Mercury, loosing Lincoln as well would make Ford a second level player, since they sold off Jaguar and Aston Martin.
  • The BMW They Must Make But Won't  (Mar 29, 2014) Actually BMW has lot it. The current range of cars looks downright boring. Technically they may be great, but the company has no sense of style.
  • New Mercedes Platform May Underpin Future Aston Martins Sports Cars  (Mar 26, 2014) Aston has to do something. When both a 2014 Corvette Stingray and an Alfa Romeo 4C with less horsepower beat it on the Goodwood course, you know something it wrong.
  • Mitsubishi Revives Lancer Evo X; Comes with 440 HP  (Mar 26, 2014) I want it!
  • Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Selected as Indy 500 Pace Car  (Mar 26, 2014) Agreed. Le Mans makes the Indy 500 look silly.
  • Chrysler Hellcat V8 is Going to Give the Viper Hell  (Mar 26, 2014) The Viper is just too expensive. Yes, it's a great car, but the base Vette is far less expensive, and better looking. I think Chrysler needs to introduce a "base" Viper, or a couple of other SRT modified cars as lead up to the big boy. And if the Turbo V8 is more powerful, turbo the V10.
  • Mazda Continues its EV Defiance  (Mar 23, 2014) Adibiatic is old technology - the late, great, Smokey Yunick was working on this in the Seventies. He had working engines, problem was they were too expensive, and not reliable enough. An idea that was ahead of its time. Smokey is also famous for the 7/8 scale stock car, which forced Nascar to make an immediate rule change when they finally figured out why he was winning so many races :)
  • Koenigsegg One:1 Vs. A Beached Whale (the Veyron)  (Mar 22, 2014) OK. It's got tons of power. It corners like it's glued to the track. I'd rather have a 2014 Corvette Stingray or a Caterham 7. Both are a lot less expensive, and and just as much fun if you are driving on the roads. The only place you could open up this beast, the Veryon, or the Hennesey is on a race track. Which is fine if you own one. I don't.
  • New Miata Details Come to Light as Mazda Says 15 Models Bound for NYC  (Mar 22, 2014) Ugly. I was really happy when they finally binned the popup headlights. Made the car far prettier.
  • Is BMW Ruining Itself With FWD Models?  (Mar 18, 2014) The 2002 was a wonderful car, as were some of its successors. But for the last twenty years, BMW hasn't been all that special. Part of the problem is the various laws, like the 5mph bumper law, which have made all cars look front heavy. Part of the problem has been BMW going luxury. I like comfortable cars. Luxury? Not so much, it isn't about driving anymore. As to FWD vs RWD, there's been lots of great cars that were FWD. It all depends on how much fun the car is to drive.
  • CarBuzz Spotting Part 6 - Winter Edition  (Mar 08, 2014) Drool.
  • Tasteful English Refinement? V8 Vantage Says Nay  (Mar 03, 2014) Gack. This guy has NO taste. None at all.
  • Toyota Up-Shifting Performance - But Not the GT 86  (Feb 26, 2014) Trademark, not Patent. Patents are for inventions. Trademarks are for trade names.
  • Why is Nissan Getting Cozy With Tesla Owners?  (Feb 25, 2014) Thing is, the Leaf isn't a bad car. Problem for Nissan is that the Tesla Model S is a great car. Nissan really needs to push their game to the max. Rather reminds me of General Motors insisting in shitty plastic interiors in their small cars, so buyers wouldn't be tempted to down-size. All GM did was chase people who wanted small cars to Toyota, Nissan, Honda, etc.
  • The BRZ We Want That Subaru Isn't Making  (Feb 22, 2014) Screw up design by not giving it enough power. Blame customers for not buying under-powered sports cars. Cancel production. Logical. Totally logical.
  • Which Countries Are the Most Dangerous for Driving?  (Feb 21, 2014) Watch Andrew Younghusband's series "Don't Drive There", it's a hoot.
  • Leno Celebrates 25 Years of the Mazda MX-5  (Feb 11, 2014) Gotta love Leno. He knows what's important.
  • Full Frontal: Has Lexus Lost its Mind With its Spindle Grille?  (Jan 30, 2014) I hate the grill. I really do.
  • Does Obama Roll too Large?  (Oct 23, 2013) Thought he was the most Un-Important person on the planet. Who really cares about him (or Romney, or Bush...) Let's face it - they are all just a waste of space.
  • Ferrari Dino 246 GT Made (Badly) From MX-5  (Oct 13, 2013) I think the builder did a decent job. It certainly is a bit more creative than most mods. That said, it isn't worth what they are asking for it.
  • Vossen Preps Something Special for Corvette Stingray  (Oct 13, 2013) Hell no, the car is drop dead beautiful as it is.
  • Is Lexus LFA Japan's Greatest Gift to the World?  (Oct 13, 2013) Horse manure. The most important Japanese cars were the 240Z, the Supra, and the Miatta. The LFA is useless to the everyday enthusiast.
  • Rocket Corvette is Both Awesome and Hilarious  (Oct 13, 2013) Neato!
  • Trouble in Paradise? Viper Sales Slowing  (Oct 06, 2013) It's one wild car, but I'd prefer to buy a C7 Stingray with the Z51 option pack. A lot less expensive, and at my age (57), comfort is important!
  • Ford F-350 Super Duty Races its Competitors in Heavy Weight Match  (Sep 30, 2013) Note the the Chevy had a 3.73 rear axle ratio. Give it the same ratio as the Ford. Then the test would be fair.
  • Is This the Lexus RC F aka BMW M4 Fighter?  (Sep 26, 2013) Lexus makes really nice, well engineered cars. The only problem is that I find the "spindle" front grill horrifically ugly. Ugly enough that I'd rather buy something else. Of course that's always the problem with styling. Whether you like it or not comes down to personal taste.
  • Lamborghini Murcielago Burnt to the Ground on Autobahn  (Sep 25, 2013) Think I'll buy a Honda Civic R, or a Mazda Miatta.
  • Star Wars 'Jumps The Shark' for Nissan Juke Commercial  (Aug 30, 2013) J. J. Abrams is a moron. Look at the mess he made of Star Trek. Hiring an incompetent is no way make fans happy.
  • The 1964 Porsche 356 that Refuses to Die  (Aug 29, 2013) This video is not available. Again. Damn.
  • New Ford Mustang Comes into Focus  (Aug 26, 2013) Wonder exactly how much weight they've managed to cut? And finally indie rear suspension. With the weight loss, 4 cylinder engine, and independent rear suspension. It could end up coming close to a Datsun 510...
  • £100,000 Worth Of Ferrari 458 Options  (Aug 26, 2013) This video is currently unavailable.
  • Can Anything in Russia Work Right?  (Aug 26, 2013) This video is currently unavailable.
  • Harris Hoons Huayra for GRID 2  (Aug 17, 2013) Chris is a maniac behind the wheel. I like him.
  • Pair of 1967 Fiat Dino Coupes Need Some Lovin'  (Aug 16, 2013) Anybody have Jay Leno's phone number? These cars need a ton of TLC, and if anyone can afford it (and loves cars enough), it's him.
  • Check Out These Vintage Japanese Sports Car Greats  (Aug 16, 2013) Classic hauler for your classic car. Nice.
  • Check Out These Vintage Japanese Sports Car Greats  (Aug 16, 2013) Drool.
  • Toyota Proves the Yaris Has Some Balls After All  (Aug 16, 2013) Good to see that the Hot Hatch segment is heating up further. Yes, a lot of people don't like Front Wheel drive. Guess what folks, in the real world it's the most common system. And if everyone tried to buy those older cars you think are so available and affordable, the prices would skyrocket, and no one would be able to find any to buy that weren't totally trashed.
  • Is Dodge Planning a 600HP + Challenger?  (Aug 15, 2013) Sounds like you folks have already said it all. Weight reduction, power, and better handling, we don't want much, do we? Really though, this car is just too big. They also need to chop so,e inches. Heck, dump the back seat. The only time I ever used the back seat in my pony car was when I was making out with my girlfriend, and we found that the front was better....
  • Mustang Mach 1: The Ultimate Tree Hugger?  (Aug 06, 2013) Poor car.
  • Is Ferrari Planning a Le Mans Return?  (Aug 03, 2013) That looks like something I would have loved to drive, say 20 years ago. Today they'd have to use KY Jelly to get me into it.
  • Listen to the Glorious Ferrari Dino 208 GT4  (Jul 31, 2013) Back from when Ferraris were still relatively affordable.
  • 2014 Ford F-150 To Have Compressed Natural Gas Option  (Jul 31, 2013) CNG doesn't explode, because tank designs are engineered to be able to survive crashes. I used to work in a related industry, where both CNG and LPG were common fuels (I designed and sold catalytic converters). We never, ever, had a CNG explosion. There were some LPG (or VPG) explosions, but they were very rare, and relied on several things going wrong at once. Effectively both are far safer than Gasoline or Diesel, where the tanks can easily be ruptured.
  • Tron-bo is Free At Last  (Jul 27, 2013) I know they're fast as hell, but Lambos look so ugly. The squared off contours make it looks like a toy. Mind you, I wouldn't complain if someone gave me one, but if I was spending that sort of cash, I'd go for an Aston Martin or Ferrari, both of which are far nicer looking.
  • Cruisin' the Gut USA is Downright Awesome  (Jul 27, 2013) Neat project.
  • Cruisin' the Gut USA is Downright Awesome  (Jul 27, 2013) Drove one of these in 1975. Wow, did it handle, and move well. FYI, I was working at a rust proofing place, and got to drive most of the new 1975-76 model year cars. Hated the job though, left work every day covered in tar. Try picking up girls when smelling of tar. Doesn't work too well.
  • Cruisin' the Gut USA is Downright Awesome  (Jul 27, 2013) Mom and Dad had a 1961. Think this is a 1962 from the tail lights.
  • BMW M3 BT92 by Alpha-N Performance  (Jul 27, 2013) You think this BMW is hot, what about the one converted into a swimming pool? A driveable swimming pool even! http://life.nationalpost.com/2013/07/25/beating-the-heat-german-police-find-bmw-3-series-converted-to-a-swimming-pool-on-wheels/
  • Thai Stunner Reaches for Benjamins in 900HP Evo  (Jul 24, 2013) What happy ending? Her bra didn't bust.
  • Aston Martin Italy to London Rally Celebrates 100  (Jul 22, 2013) Damnit, where are the pics of the classics?
  • The Original Mini is a Bad Ass Little Thing  (Jul 21, 2013) Back in the late seventies, there was a real neat Pizza shop. Great food, most popular restaurant in the small town I lived in. One day they got a new delivery driver. Me and my buddy didn't know what we should stare at. The Mini, or the sleek looking chick wearing the Rolls Royce tee-shirt who was driving it. And man, did she drive it. Seemed like she was practicing for a Formula One team. Wonder if she was?
  • This Guy Built a Full-Size Tonka Toy Truck  (Jul 21, 2013) Wonderful, simply wonderful. What a great way to show your creative style. Yes, I know there are comments about him having too much time in his hand, but how many of us get to build a dream?
  • In Memory of Classic Datsuns  (Jul 21, 2013) Oh, nifty!
  • In Memory of Classic Datsuns  (Jul 21, 2013) God, I loved my 510. You could toss it sideways, and keep it there on a gravel road (and watch the passengers mess their pants). A totally fun car. Wish I still had it.
  • A Mazda3 Coupe is Something We'd Buy  (Jul 20, 2013) Personally I'd rather have the hatchback. Great looking car. I had a Mazda 323 (1993) and it was a great little beast.
  • Is it Better to Own an Old Porsche 911?  (Jul 20, 2013) Hey, if this is accurate, and 70% of all Porsches are still alive, that's a superb indication of how well built they were, and how attractive. By attractive I mean a joy to drive.
  • Swedish Lovin' for American Cars  (Jul 15, 2013) The are nice looking cars. Pontiac did some neat stuff. Too bad GM decided Badge Engineering was the future, ruining Pontiac and Oldsmobile.
  • Swedish Lovin' for American Cars  (Jul 15, 2013) Shooting Brake! Neat. Mind you, I wouldn't have done that.
  • Swedish Lovin' for American Cars  (Jul 15, 2013) It's beautiful. Dodge-Plymouth-Chrysler built to hot cars in the old days. The current cars just don't have the looks.
  • Swedish Lovin' for American Cars  (Jul 15, 2013) I had a chance to buy a GTO just like this one. That was back in 1977, and damn, I wish I'd had the money.
  • Leno Shows Us The Engine From His McLaren F1  (Jul 14, 2013) Yes Will, there were serious mechanical issues. Loved his explanation of why the engine was pulled, and how they are handling the problem. Leno is a real gearhead.
  • Rare Boss 429 Mustang Pops Up For Sale In The Netherlands  (Jul 14, 2013) Drool.
  • Why the Original BMW 7 Series Was Awesome  (Jul 14, 2013) They broke the mold with this one. Its successors are drab layabouts. The original was wonderful.
  • Baby Buys a 1962 Austin-Healey Sprite  (Jul 12, 2013) Ah, how cute.
  • Father And Son Team Up For Epic Road Rage  (Jul 09, 2013) Yes, looks like China all right. Everyone just tries to keep on driving...
  • The Delectable Jaguar E-Type  (Jul 09, 2013) Late sixties or early seventies, Toronto Auto show, pink E-Type with a V12 and six dual webers. Even pink it was beautiful.
  • The Too Often Forgotten Toyota Celica  (Jul 07, 2013) I drove one of these in 1975 when I was working for a rust proofer. Nice little car, handled well, had enough power to make it fun.
  • Cars and Coffee Houston is Back  (Jul 07, 2013) They don't build them like that anymore. Sigh. Wish I could afford one.
  • The Slowest Cars the World Has Ever Known  (Jul 01, 2013) I think it's a Fiat. Better lines than the British 2 seat sports cars.
  • New BMW Active Tourer Concept is Coming Next Month  (Jun 27, 2013) A BMW minivan! Bet it goes like mad, with a full load of seven passengers plus luggage. Sounds great. Now if only I had the money...
  • Not Much Left Of Cody Loveland's Pikes Peak NSX  (Jun 27, 2013) Guess I'm insane, but I'd like to see real, road legal cars doing this. Yes, the hand built racing specials are neat, and they help advance the state of the art in engineering and design, which is good. But I'd have far rather seen him driving a road legal NSX, something I could actually buy. If I had that much cash!
  • Ford Shows Off A Very Early And Very Different Mustang  (Jun 25, 2013) Wonder if someone has the original prototype? Man, would it be worth a lot of cash!
  • Pure Euro Roadster, PGO Cevennes is Ready for Debut  (Jun 22, 2013) I love it.
  • Carbon Motors is Officially Dead  (Jun 22, 2013) No. Where they went wrong was the business plan. Designing your business plan around getting a Government loan is moronic.
  • Nissan Reveals World's Fastest Electric Racer  (Jun 21, 2013) Looks like something out of Thunderbirds - the classic TV Show, not the crappy movie.
  • 650 HP Audi Sport Quattro Coming to Frankfurt?  (Jun 16, 2013) 1000 pounds lighter, with 100 more horsepower? Wow.
  • The New Toyota Corolla: Who Cares?  (Jun 07, 2013) Hey, the Corolla is a great little car, and it handles fairly well too. I have a 2002, and it's. fun car to drive, while being practical enough. Yeah, I'd love a Camaro, but where do you put the passengers? I have two kids over 6 feet tall!
  • 5 Crazy Animal-Car Encounters  (Jun 07, 2013) Oh yah. Moose and deer are common road hazards where I live. Hit a deer once. Luckily it was a fawn, if it had have been an adult, the car would have taken serious damage. We also get wolves, foxes, bears, and damned near everything else crossing the road. Big rigs up here are fitted with collision guards - cowcatchers to the uninitiated. They need them.
  • A Spyker Masterfully Restores a 1907 Spyker  (Jun 06, 2013) It's gorgeous, but how about some specs? Would love to know the engine and drivetrain details!
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Audi A7?  (Jun 02, 2013) Wrong. The water emitted from a fuel cell is not clean. I had the chance to talk to the CEO of a fuel cell company a few years back. The water output is not "potable" or drinkable in simple terms. At least not at the current time. Long term, things may change.
  • Classic JDM: Nissan Bluebird  (May 29, 2013) Had a 1973 Datsun 510. Great little car, was a hoot to drive. The only problem was common among all automakers at that time. The sucker was prone to rust when exposed to road salt, and in winter we have to salt our roads. What a pity, I would have loved to have kept it, but rebuilding the body would have cost more than buying another car.
  • Chargers Stars in "Defiance"  (May 21, 2013) Nah, what you need is Max's Pursuit Special with the Supercharger.
  • Could Honda Power McLaren Sportscars?  (May 18, 2013) Makes sense that technology would flow both ways. Both Honda and McLaren could come out ahead.
  • Unearthed: 1962 Renault Dauphine DeLuxe  (May 18, 2013) Actually it is gorgeous. No, it isn't any good for drag racing, but in a country devastated by war, inexpensive transportation made a difference between survival and upward mobility.
  • Subaru BRZ Tuned to 450 HP  (May 14, 2013) Just think of the look on the face of the guy driving the Vette/Viper when you pull away from him. Priceless.
  • Supercars Invade the Highway  (May 14, 2013) Drool.
  • Nissan GT-R Powers Up Ski Hill  (May 10, 2013) Fake. Those snowmobiles weren't trying.
  • Dead-End Technologies: Amphicar  (May 05, 2013) Lucas electrical system? Why in all that's automotive couldn't they have used a Bosch electrical system?
  • DC Design Avanti Coming in 2014  (May 04, 2013) While it might not be a "Supercar" per se, it is far more likely to be affordable by the general public, like the Mustang, Camaro, or even Corvette and Viper. Yes, Lamborghinis look fantastic, but Mazda Miattas do far more to introduce young drivers to the thrill of driving. At least you don't have to be an heir to a large fortune to be able to buy one!
  • Chevy Reveals Stingray Pace Car  (May 03, 2013) Horse manure. The greatest spectacle in racing is the 24 Hours at Le Mans.
  • Venturi to Smash EV Speed Record  (May 01, 2013) Hey, great learning process for those kids. They are lucky to get to take part in something like this!
  • Unique Aston by Ghia for Auction  (May 01, 2013) God Lord, it's beautiful!
  • Mercedes Releases Updated Sprinter  (May 01, 2013) Actually, it is exciting. I worked in the forklift business for a long time. We used full sized Ford, GM, and Dodge vans for mechanics service vehicles, and they were crappy. Minivans got better fuel economy, but were cramped hellholes. The Sprinter with its high roof and way better fuel economy is a far better solution. Service Technicians around the world will be thanking Mercedes for designing a decent van.
  • Depreciation Kings: Range Rover  (Apr 28, 2013) Lucas: They brought darkness to the light. Reliance on Lucas is what ruined the British auto industry.
  • More Embarrassment for Fisker  (Apr 24, 2013) Loosing $500,000.00 per car is a little more than bad bookkeeping, it reeks of utter incompetence.
  • Rolls-Royce Makes a Pink Ghost  (Apr 22, 2013) WTF, nobody gets the reference? Go dig out your 1960's British TV DVD collection, watch Thunderbirds, and look at the license plate number on Lady Penelope's Rolls Royce. God, the kids these days. They know nothing about popular culture!
  • Jay Leno's Bentley Turbo R  (Apr 14, 2013) He didn't do a burn out!
  • Expensive Failures: Aston Martin Lagonda  (Apr 14, 2013) I rather liked how it looked. As to electronics, no one can produce bad electronics like the English. Remember the Lucas slogan, "Bringing Darkness to the Light!"
  • Defunct Euro Carmakers: TVR  (Apr 12, 2013) Damn. Didn't know TVR had died. Always wanted one. Can we say "Testosterone Poisoning"?
  • Top 5 Market Trendsetters  (Apr 10, 2013) Horse manure. The BMW 2002 did that in the seventies.
  • Top 5 Market Trendsetters  (Apr 10, 2013) Sure you haven't been drinking too much Red Bull? My buddy had a 1973 model year, which he bought late 1972. Fitting four big Canadian boys, along with their hockey equipment into it (one was a goalie) was a challenge. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Civic_(first_generation)