Any cheap, reliable, manual transmission mid-90s small car. I've got a 1996 Corolla with 145k miles, it ain't much, but it's clean, surprisingly fun to drive, and dirt cheap to operate. Same could be said of Civics, Sentras, and Escorts of the same vintage. » 11/27/13 12:13pm 11/27/13 12:13pm

The B-36 Peacemaker must be close to the top, espescially for something that never dropped a bomb in anger. Wikipedia estimates the per-unit cost around $4.1 million in the 50s, about $1.5 billion for the 384 built. In 2013 dollars around $40 million each, $15 billion for all 384. » 7/05/13 11:49am 7/05/13 11:49am

Hate 'em all you want, but minivans are wonderful for a long road trip. Between my families 3 minivans ('93 Grand Voyager, '01 Grand Caravan, '07 Sienna) I've traveled many thousands of miles to far off places from our home in Minneapolis- Colorado, North Carolina twice, New England, St. Louis, the Badlands, Michigan,… » 11/24/12 2:05pm 11/24/12 2:05pm

Are there any plans to increase the physical size of the magazine? I've subscribed for a few years, and one of my biggest disappointments is the notable shrinking of the magazine- comparing a 2007 issue to a 2012 the height's been reduced by 1/4 inch, and the width by 5/8ths of an inch. The size of R&T was one of the… » 11/07/12 11:39am 11/07/12 11:39am

Nissan Sentra, low end B15 with a stick. I had one and miss it dearly. Cheaper than a Civic or Corolla, handles good enough to try autocross, 30 real mpg highway. But take it to a dealer before purchase and make sure the recalls have been done and the front harness is in good condition, harness damage is what killed… » 10/12/12 11:45am 10/12/12 11:45am