Detroit cops have changed the game. Now, they stop law-abiding drivers.
Nope, it's not a radical new approach to revenue generation for the cash-starved metropolis. The Motor City's finest are actually looking for teen drivers minding the rules of the road. And instead of citations, they're handing out gift cards to Taco Bell, Subway and McDonald's. Now, kids can blame their tardiness on their good road manners.
How amazing that Detroit is crime-free! Here's what else happened this week.
- Since the 3.5-liter EcoBoost debuted, some early adopters on Ford-Trucks have been less than thrilled with the mill, and shared stories about everything from sub-par MPGs to premature failure. But at least the persistent startup rattle has a fix now.
- To many, the idea of a Corvette with an automatic is as appetizing as a glass of OJ after brushing your teeth. But plenty of CorvetteForum members love the new eight-speed slushbox, even though all might not be well with it. We're watching this thread.
- Pretending to be something you're not isn't generally a good idea. That said, plenty of people slap AMG badges on Mercedes-Benzes which are just standard kit. Who these posers are trying to impress is unclear, but MBWorld enjoys laughing at them.
- At this point, we'll see flying cars before the perpetually-delayed second-gen Acura NSX hits showrooms. In the meantime, those desiring a Japanese Ferrari-killer could do worse than this fantastic widebody example for sale on 6SpeedOnline.
- It takes thick skin to admit you have no interest in tracking your car on RennList—especially when that car is a 991 Porsche GT3. So surprisingly, there aren't many pitchforks on this thread, and there's plenty of interesting info about mods.
Hit the links to get the full story. And tune in next week for more news from the forums!