The SVT Focus is the only one you listed worth buying at the 3k price point. Also look for a '92-'00 Civic anything or an Integra LS. Oh, and throw in a few kill switches and buy a pedal-mounted CLUB. » 12/18/14 3:04pm 49 minutes ago

Italian-made Armanis. Just like an Alfa they're temperamental and don't always work right (I've dropped them into the toilet). But they look good and they were pretty cheap at the local Costco. » 12/18/14 4:20am Today 4:20am

A decent motor ruined by continuous unwanted improvements. I'd say it would be a Honda motor owned by an overzealous 20-something who believes the Fast and the Furious is a documentary and treats honda-tech as a bible. » 12/17/14 5:01pm Yesterday 5:01pm

From Sacramento to Pacific Bell/SBC/ATT stadium? If you've got time to kill, it'll be the Megabus from Old Sacramento that was a few hours late when I last took it. If you don't, Amtrak to Emeryville and take the connecting bus that drops you off outside the Embarcadero Hyatt. Then hop on whichever MUNI street car… » 12/16/14 3:46am Tuesday 3:46am

So's a '90s Honda Accord, and that comes with ABS and airbags. You're better off buying something like that where you'll have a chance in hell of surviving a crash above 20 mph. » 12/15/14 5:08pm Monday 5:08pm