It's gratifying to know that this is not the kind of massive FUBAR thing that the reputation suggests, but given what is known so far: Are certain model years more susceptible to this problem than others? Was this endemic or more something that was an early flaw which was later resolved? If I'm thinking about… » 12/17/14 7:29pm Yesterday 7:29pm

Being one of those guys who was an alt-rock/electronica head back then and was therefore constitutionally required to loathe BSB, this actually looks really interesting. Probably has orders of magnitude more relevance now with the collapse of the music industry that they were so much a part of at the time. » 12/17/14 3:34pm Yesterday 3:34pm

Chrome-bumper 911s were $8000 (decent driver T) to $20,000 (very clean S) cars until about 2005 or so when prices just exploded. They've never looked back. I don't get it at all, and I sink into a very bad mood if I think about the couple chances I had back then to score one. (1998: Blue '71 911T for like $7500?… » 12/17/14 3:27pm Yesterday 3:27pm

The consumer-level nameplate is the important part, and that's not going anywhere, thankfully. Anyone who pays attention to the economy is used to megaconglomerates holding a bunch of brand names; there's the academic understanding that what's on the label isn't the company itself, but there's still the identity and… » 12/16/14 10:34am Tuesday 10:34am