In the majority of continental Europe it's lower. 80 or 90 km/h, or 50 or 56 mph. Even on the unrestricted German Autobahn you are not allowed to drive faster than 50 mph, no matter how capable the tow vehicle or how tiny the trailer. Unless you've got a special Tüv approved trailer, then the maximum speed is 100 km/h… » 7/23/14 12:55pm Today 12:55pm

Clarkson is nothing but a comedian. My French daily driver was partially built in Italy, by Pininfarina. It's 14 years old and cockroach-like reliable. I've owned it for almost 2 years and 45k km. The only thing that needed replacing was a part holding the exhaust in place. A €5 part. I obviously did do consumables… » 7/23/14 9:53am Today 9:53am

From their perspective they don't have much of a choice. Whatever they choose, the results will be horrible for the Palestinians. Choose Hamas, fight Israel and it will result in what we're seeing now. Choose not to fight and be bullied out of your own country. I can understand why they fight, they do have a sense of… » 7/23/14 4:26am Today 4:26am

Ugh. Not my cup of tea. If you want a compact with European flair in the US but don't want a Golf, get a Focus. I don't know to what extent they changed the Focus for the US market, but in original European trim they are actually the benchmark of good to drive compacts. » 7/22/14 12:03pm Yesterday 12:03pm

There's socialism and socialism. It seems some Americans almost lump the politics of some of the best countries to live in (like Germany or Sweden) together with Stalinism, even they aren't even remotely similar. That said, gasoline is purely for-profit in Europe. » 7/22/14 11:01am Yesterday 11:01am

It all depends on how they phrased the question. I bet it wasn't 'do you want a black box so the government can track you?'. I'm sure there are a few legitimate or perceived advantages to a black box that might sway some people, and if they were incorporated in the questioning the results don't surprise me in the… » 7/22/14 9:43am Yesterday 9:43am

Found on Autoscout: Fiat Panda based Seat Camper

Found in the Netherlands: A Fiat Panda based Seat Terra in Camper edition. Camping in a camper has never been more spartan awesome! First registered in 1990, so slightly too young to import into the US. 0.9L four cylinder engine with 39 ponies. €1500 or better offer. Who's got the guts? 950 kg/2100 lbs curb weight! » 7/22/14 8:15am Yesterday 8:15am

Move to Japan? You could import one of these. They're over 25 years old. Technically not Kei cars due to the displacement and, in case of the Micra, the size. Still though, you could have one of these parked in front of your home within a month to six weeks. » 7/22/14 7:45am Yesterday 7:45am

Used to have 82 hp. If the engine is dead inserting the engine from a Fiat 500 Abarth (same company nowadays, had this been a '67) would make it as powerful as the V8 version (Sunbeam Tiger) already, despite having less displacement than the original Alpine i4 engine. Great noise too! It would need some serious… » 7/21/14 10:14am Monday 10:14am