From 1999 to 2001, Toyota made a CNG version of the Camry, adapting the 2.2L I-4 for natural gas. Not too many were sold, but Toyota has made one in the past. Interestingly, in 2001, Toyota had a hybrid, an EV (in RAV4 form) and a CNG vehicle all at once (though not throughout the USA, the latter two in a limited… » 11/18/14 7:20pm Tuesday 7:20pm

My scariest story is the time I drove to visit my brother one weekend. I was on a rotational intern program at that time in a city with a population of about 20,000 that had very little activities. As such, I decided to drive a little over 5 hours to visit my brother, who had just begun his freshman year at Ball… » 11/01/14 10:50am 11/01/14 10:50am

My family has a 2003, and despite it having the huge rear wing, Altezza style taillights, and even an aluminum fuel door, was very underwhelming. It probably didn't help that it's an automatic, but for expecting it to be somewhat above decent and it just being, well, decent, it was disappointing. Its reliability (or… » 10/20/14 11:21pm 10/20/14 11:21pm

While not entirely automotive, the best in terms of any driver's accounts is Conor Daly's ( Great shots of his GP2 ride from earlier this year, plus all sorts of hilarious faces! He even managed to get a selfie with Vettel at one point... » 10/20/14 6:16pm 10/20/14 6:16pm

It depends on the overall condition, but (at least from searching on eBay), you're more likely to find an AW11 under $5k than an SW20. I paid under $2k for mine in December, and it wasn't a basket case at all, just needed a bit of attention. That said, every SC AW11 seems to be at least $5k if not more, and every… » 10/17/14 5:24pm 10/17/14 5:24pm

Agreed, as my family used a 1989 Accord (yes, back when a midsize sedan was the size of a compact car today) to haul 3 of us around, and only got a minivan (a brand new 1998 Sienna) when my youngest brother was born and they now had 4 kids. While minivans are darn useful, children should learn and be taught how to sit… » 9/23/14 7:49pm 9/23/14 7:49pm

I think the Mk 4 Supra, Z32 300ZX, FD RX7, (and arguably the SVX & 3000GT as well), while awesome cars, kinda fall into this category, even more so in the USA, where over half didn't make it past the 1996 MY, with the 3000GT holding on until 1999 (whereas these cars continued on for at least 2 additional years in… » 9/08/14 11:06pm 9/08/14 11:06pm

This seems quite a bit like my experiences of trying to jump my 1987 MR2 with my 2011 Legacy, in that the Toyota just wouldn't start up, or if it did, it wouldn't last (thankfully my 3 year car had enough electricity to spare). It sounds like it got at least a bit further on the initial jumps. » 8/15/14 5:22pm 8/15/14 5:22pm

I just recently got a Malibu Eco as a rental for a work trip, and I csn actually agree. I had trouble getting the Auto-Stop to even kick in sometimes, you apparently have to be an agressive braker with this car. It doesn't kick in if you're coasting and then stop, you have to nearly slam down the pedal for it to shut… » 7/29/14 7:34pm 7/29/14 7:34pm