This question gets asked a from time to time, and the answer is always the same. We CAN get all the American cars we might want. Tons of grey importers around who will even save you the hassle of dealing with the paperwork and stuff. In Germany they aren't even subject to some CO2 penalty tax or other nonsense that… » 9/17/14 1:57pm Wednesday 1:57pm

PSA: Speed Trap Marathon in Germany Tomorrow

Just like last Oktober there will be a so-called speed trap marathon in Germany tomorrow. Starting around 6 o'clock tomorrow 13000 police men and women will man 7500 posts to prosecute speeders. This is seems to become an anual thing now. The press gets alerted and even the exact locations are revealed beforehand. » 9/17/14 1:03pm Wednesday 1:03pm

I actually did just that on sunday with a friend. We both live in a smaller town outside of Munich and teach at schools in Munich. I drive 20 mins to the Munich trade fair and hop on the underground there. He drives to the station, takes the train to Munich and then changes to the underground. The difference is… » 9/16/14 3:08pm Tuesday 3:08pm

Don't get an old diesel like that one. Most countries have found ways to penalize owners of these heavy smokers. Tax is one thing, but in Germany, for example, they are banned from entering cities (hence the low sale price). Try to find a petrol version. » 9/16/14 2:10pm Tuesday 2:10pm

I have the previous gen of that car (Euro-Accord). I too bought it because it was a one owner, low-mileage car. Surprisingly fun to drive for a FWD mid-sizer, and in the two years I've had it it never missed a beat. Oil changes were the only maintenance needed so far, just passed the notorious TÜV inspection with… » 9/16/14 2:01pm Tuesday 2:01pm

Unnecessary LEDs are a good way to separate good car design from the bad ones. All newer Audis look like this to me. And it seems that a lot of the hit and miss companies are mimicking them. Why? Just because it started on Audis doesn't mean that it looks good! » 9/15/14 5:57pm Monday 5:57pm

Oppo Challenge: Watch this vid, tell me why you don't want one!

2:26 mins are enough to get me completely sold on the '66 Lotus Cortina. So I challenge you. Would you turn down a free one and/or sell it as soon as you get it. Imagine this is an ideal world where real world stuff like road tax/insurance/maintenance/parking spaces don't matter. Who wouldn't want one? » 9/15/14 4:40pm Monday 4:40pm

The weird thing is that they will grow on you. I live in the Munich area so I see a ton of them. At first I was like WTF? Then it was like "not my cup o' tea". And now don't really mind them anymore. I wouldn't buy one but there are much uglier cars around. Wait til you see one in white, much better than this black… » 9/15/14 4:06pm Monday 4:06pm

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