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Sep 16
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I suspect that the “prototype” is further off from a production car then they’re leading us to believe.  The real car isn’t expected until 2023.  This seems like a styling exercise as part of a marketing study.

Aug 7
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I’ve wondered if it came down to ground clearance or not. That IFS means the Wrangler is probably going to stay king of the rocks. That’s probably fine, most of us don’t have access to that kind of terrain.

If Bronco handles higher speed dunes/desert like the Raptor does, (and I’m sure it will) it’ll have its own Read more

Aug 7
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MOPAR sells a similar wheel for the Wrangler.  It’s not an uncommon option.

Aug 5
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In my opinion, Ford needs a good kick in the pants. Hackett’s decisions were motivated by failed attempts to raise the stock price. Cutting sedans, putting the ST badge on warmed-over crossovers, putting the Mustang badge on an unconventional concept. The man was not a car guy, and he made decisions like Ford was any Read more

Aug 4
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The number of cars that nobody will sell is irritating. I’m going to need a new car in the next 18 months or so and I would buy ANY of the niche vehicles that nobody makes. These include: Read more

Jul 6
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This is pretty much where I’m at too. I want this car. 250 hp is plenty to justify replacing my RX8. It will be a done deal if there’s a manual. Otherwise I’ll wait until the new Golf R comes out to decide. I’m getting one of them.  I think the Mazda is the sweet spot for a daily (performance and cost).  The Golf is Read more

Jun 10
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We’ve had ours on the dunes and we put snow tires on it this winter. It was unstoppable in any circumstance we threw at it. I’ve been very pleased. Read more

Jun 10
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There’s a marketing firm involved, for sure. The engineers working on the program are also wildly excited and shit-talking in person. I own a JL Wrangler, and my Ford Engineer friends just keep talking about how much better Bronco is going to be.  I’ll believe it when I see it.

Jun 10
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From what I understand, the Ford engineers are wildly excited about this truck. They say they’ve benchmarked the Wrangler and have it beat in any given metric. It seems they expect it to include a bunch of features that Jeep does in the aftermarket. Read more

Jun 5
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I will at least be test-driving it either way. The tuning can be fixed, as can the transmission (theoretically). Once they’ve got 2/3 (Turbo, Manual, AWD), I’m ready to build my Gen4 MazdaSpeed 3.

Mar 25
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What if you’re a Michigander who lusts after NB miatas? I’ve owned a ‘99 base stripper car, an ‘04 MSM and I’d love to get my hands on a clean 10AE. That blue is beautiful man.

Feb 11
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I understand the 2-doors in the woods thing, trails are definitely the best-case for the original Wrangler formula. If it was my Jeep then it’d be a 2 door or an XJ but it’s her daily, so it gets back seats for car seats. Read more

Feb 10
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Because when you put the truck bed on it, the 4 door is obnoxiously long. It has significant issues with both break-over and departure because of its size.

As someone who bought a JL 4 door Wrangler, the idea of the gladiator is attractive. It improves on the formula in 2 ways:
1) it has more cargo space (the JL leaves Read more

Feb 6
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Mazda did something similar to this with the Skyactiv engines and the Mazda 3. It can boost sales of an old model while providing a safer enviroment to work out any final kinks in a production release of the powertrain (fewer sales, known chassis).  It should mean the first new model year of the new truck will be Read more

Feb 3
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Except when GM actually tried this, they made the Uplander. GM’s official entry into “Totally Unnecessary Automotive Nose Swaps.”

I present: Chevy Venture w/ Chevy Aveo-Surburban Hybrid Nose:

Jan 29
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As someone with 3 Mazda cars in the household (an RX-8, a Mazdaspeed MX-5, and a 2015 Mazda 6), I’m in complete agreement that the RX brand SHOULD be reserved for rotaries.  On the other hand, a RWD I6 sounds fantastic and I don’t think bad branding would prevent me from buying it, as long as it had a stick (my Read more

Jan 24
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This feels like a complete repeat of the Northstar debacle. It too, was an OHC V8 that managed to be less powerful and crucially to its demise, generate more heat and run hotter overall then the LS engines.

GM doesn’t need an OHC V8. It costs too much to develop when the LS (& LT is so good.

Jan 22
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That’s odd.  I had one of these for a few weeks as a loaner while my car was in the shop for some engine warranty work.  I found the 2.0L very willing.  Definitely underpowered, but it had excellent throttle response.  I spent the first week basically thrashing the thing and it was a willing partner.  I eventually Read more

Jan 22
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I think the problem here is not what’s adequate for the normal car. They sell 150k CX-5s a year, and if my parents are any indication, the normal engine IS fine for most people. Read more

Jan 16
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I think the biggest question here is what’s going wrong in GM Studio that they’re botching so many designs in the last few years. The Malibu gets an emergency refresh, the Equinox gets a complete redo. The Camaro gets tweaks in the second model year because the SS design was iffy. The Silverado and HD are questionable Read more