The Audi SUVs have an odd system for traction control and off-road modes. On my Q7, it took a read through the manual to realize you have to disable the TC to engage the off-road mode, which makes the diffs work completely differently. It's a completely different vehicle with TC off in loose conditions. » 2/13/15 8:57am 2/13/15 8:57am

The late model Lancer Evolution models (8 and 9 at least) have thinner glass in the windshield compared to the base model Lancer. I want to say it's something like 0.3mm thinner. Not a big difference, but cool to see that level of detail on an affordable performance car. » 2/06/15 7:27pm 2/06/15 7:27pm

People say it's a bad transmission, and yes, without proper cooling and heavy track use, 4th gear can fail. But my 6-speed has been fine and I've been pushing 400 whp on E85 for years now. I track occasionally and it's been my autocross/daily car since 2007. I love my 6-speed for street driving and having a useful 5th… » 11/21/14 5:22pm 11/21/14 5:22pm

I don't generally read manuals, but newer cars are just a different world. I recently picked up a '11 Audi Q7 and its the first car I've actually read the manual for. This was required to simply change the dash display. But, reading further in, I learned how the off-road traction control works, specific specs for… » 11/11/14 6:57am 11/11/14 6:57am