I talked to a SoCal tourist in Nelson, BC while on a ski trip there. He rented a 4wd while there. He admitted that he really wasn't familiar with snow driving. "I put it in 4wd and I was still sliding all over !" I gave him the basics 101 of snow driving and he seemed to pick up the concept really quickly. » 3/04/15 12:22am Wednesday 12:22am

Corn ethanol carbon neutrality is very marginal. The Brazilian style sugar cane stuff is better. We owned some land which was leased to a dairy farmer and he grew 'cow corn' . We used to eat it all the time, it's kind of tough but its ok. Iowa has a lot of clout in presidential politics so the corn lobby is powerful. » 2/20/15 1:19am 2/20/15 1:19am

Old pre 90's mercs were NOT luxury cars. They didn't have a super smooth ride, great power or luxury features like power seats ect. They were somewhat dull to drive, yes, maybe that solid feeling. And they were absurdly expensive compared to similar cars. All the money went into the important parts. » 2/04/15 12:11am 2/04/15 12:11am

How about a 911 that can fit more than 10 year olds in the back 'seats'. "Oh the Ferrari is a better car, the lambo is a better car, the vette", but none have back seats. Nothing luxurious, just something small to average size adults can cram into for short trips. I have seen a family of four(two young kids) pile… » 12/10/14 1:44pm 12/10/14 1:44pm