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Hunt for endangered Beetle stick shift comes up empty

Q: My daughter drives a hand-me-down 2003 VW New Beetle with a 1.8-liter turbo engine and five-speed manual transmission. We are thinking of buying her a new car next year when she graduates college. She wants another Beetle, and she likes driving a stick. Looking online, I can't seem to find current...

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Sexiest Miata is more than just a seasonal convertible

Forty-six degrees is not convertible weather. Unless the sun is out in March in Chicago. Such a bright appearance after such a gray season provokes people to wear shorts, drink early, smile. Or to put the top down at 70 mph with the heat on low and cozy up in the new hardtop Mazda Miata. The MX-5...

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