Are Manual Transmissions Still Relevant?


In today's world of rising oil prices, congested city traffic, long commutes, and fewer automakers offering manuals, sometimes it seems that manual transmissions are not long for this world, which is a very sad thought to me. Because I feel like a lot of the joy of driving is lost with automatic transmissions. But do… » 10/31/14 9:31am Yesterday 9:31am

Car Debate: Should You Buy A New VW GTI Or A Used Audi A5?

The new versus used debate has been going on for nearly as long as the car has been in existence. It's the age-old question. Do you buy a new car with the benefits of a full warranty, or a used car and save some money by letting someone else eat the depreciation? Depreciation can be wonderful thing; it allows you to… » 10/28/14 11:16am Tuesday 11:16am

This past Sunday was awesome.

Good morning Oppo! Here are a couple pictures taken by a professional photographer of my A3 on this past weekend's Audi Club LA cruise up Highway 33 in Ojai, one of my favorite roads ever carved into a mountainside. Great times with great people as usual. I highly recommend the road if you're anywhere near the area. » 10/23/14 9:28am 10/23/14 9:28am

Audi creates new amateur racing series to find the next GT3 star

This weekend, Hockenheim will host the last round of DTM races for 2014. It looks like BMW is going to grab all three titles again (driver & teamtitle are already safely going to Munich), and yet the most interesting announcement is coming from their VAG rivals: in the quest to find new, young touring car talent, Audi… » 10/17/14 7:46pm 10/17/14 7:46pm

Top 5 Cars to Embarrass Ferrari Owners on a Track

So you've worked your fingers to the bone, saved up some scratch and sold a kidney. Now you finally have enough to splurge on a performance track car. It's a delicate line between reliability and performance but I've got you covered. Here are the top 5 you can buy based off overall value and Nurburgring Lap Times. » 10/17/14 7:20pm 10/17/14 7:20pm

Stumbled across some cool Audi stuff on SpeedHunters

They did a tour of the Audi museum in Ingolstadt. These are a from last year, but still worth posting. The first article is a general tour of the museum and the second focuses on the Quattros.http://www.speedhunters.com/2013/05/audi-m...http://www.speedhunters.com/2013/06/audi-m... » 10/17/14 4:19pm 10/17/14 4:19pm

Photos from Portland Cars and Coffee and More - 11 Oct 2014

After two weeks of little to no sleep, thanks to a lovely business trip and working late at night, I was pretty close to not going out to Portland Cars and Coffee this past Saturday. It wasn't until a friend of mine said that his father would offer me a chance to drive his exclusive Aviator Gray Audi S6. So yeah,… » 10/13/14 11:12am 10/13/14 11:12am