Caught sight of an X Type estate on my way home yesterday; not too shabby looking. It's the first time I can remember seeing one on the roads though. How many actually got sold in the US?

Was there ever a full explanation as to how Matt acquired Rutledge Wood's Merkur? I feel like there's a story there.

For those of us who can't be bothered to torrent, the new Top Gear is here for your streaming pleasure:

Has anyone else experienced the phenomenon in which one gets a notification of a reply in the pop-up menu and then finds no mention of said reply in the inbox? It's happened to me a couple of times recently.

Several of you guys seem to be on a model car kick at the moment. Seeing your posts has made me consider getting one or two favorites for my desk. That said I am not seriously into them so I don't want to spend a fortune. Is there a somewhat reasonably priced brand to look at for 1:18 scale?

So how bad are the roads where you live on New Years Eve? Lifehacker has an article warning people to stay off the roads even if they're sober to avoid drunk drivers. I've never encountered driving problems but perhaps that's because I've haven't been driving in densely populated areas on NYE.