Here's the deal. When I left my career as an Auto Tech I really hated cars. The following decade in the motorcycle biz mostly cured that, and I find myself really enjoying the car discussions that occur within Shiny Things. But, I don't really want to instigate the derailment of other people's threads, which easily happens in those discussions. So I figured I'd start a thread where there are no automotive boundaries. Got a Tech question? Ask, and I'll try to provide an intelligible answer Want to talk about the latest pickup? Go for it. If jdiaz is looking for a place to scream about a piece of shit VW, or lament Tauruses gone by, this is the place. Bench racing? Yep, we'll do that too. Compliment, insult, whatever you want. You can even insult wives (cars) here. If the concept takes off we'll have some fun. If it dies on the vine, so be it. I'll start: My recent foray into Ford territory: Enough to remind me once again that I'm glad I no longer do it for a living. And of course, this: Bring it bitches!