I’d love to try Hades. I *loved* Bastion and very much liked Transistor. Pyre has a cool mythos, but the whole magic-handball thing didn’t really float my boat. I’m pretty onboard with their stuff. I really don’t want to get into *another* game ecosystem after being on Steam for like fifteen years and GoG being a…
Oh, those are shoes he makes? That makes sense.
A car you shouldn’t take out in the rain because water will fill up the exhaust seems kind of stupid.
Why 217mi? Seems kind of arbitrary. Is it because it’s just about 350km?
I think my least favorite thing about Ferrari is that they don’t focus on making the best sports cars but spend a bunch of time trying to cultivate the idea that their customers are connoisseurs or something. There’s always going to be rich ballsacks that get ahold of your products, drape women in questionable…
This won’t stop shitty dealers from chroming the wheels and making them forever impossible to balance.
Hey, you’re keeping the UAW brass from renting villas, buying shotguns, and drinking wine with custom labels with their names on it.
What are you defining as a “US-made car?” If you’re talking about a car that 100% of it’s parts went from raw materials to being assembled into a finished vehicle within the four corners of the US of A, that doesn’t exist anymore. If you’re talking about a car assembled here, there’s quite a few and people are buying…
Neutral: As a practical matter, I don’t particularly care where a car is built as long as it’s built well. For instance, Mexican manufacturing has a reputation for less than stellar QC practices. Maybe that reputation is no longer deserved, but the perception is there. I’m less inclined to buy a car I know was…
It’s true that this is all subjective, but when we’re talking about cutting off one’s own nose to spite one’s face and then parading about the town yelling about all those loser with noses, I think we all get to be collectively a bit confused.
I don’t know if I can trust you. You’d be a unicorn in a sea of Chads.
When the story should have gone “old lady merges onto highway, nothing untoward happens.” As the story went, there was no reason for the car to brake at all. It sounds like it increases unpredictability. Unpredictability gets people hurt on the road.
This press car of yours: was it a preproduction model or something? The fact that you had to investigate adjusting the automatic braking settings at all either means you’re some kind of usage edge case or that Volvo seriously screwed the pooch on the default settings.
It kind of sounds like he was doing fairly normal driving stuff. If the default settings cause the car to act like it’s actively trying to kill you, they probably didn’t get those settings right.
I have trouble seeing how throwing the car in neutral while you’re partway into an active roadway contributes to a zero-fatalities ideal.
I don’t know you. Maybe you’re making do, “peeing with the dick you got” and all that. Maybe you’re willing to sacrifice comfort, sensibility, common sense, whatever, so you can have a car you love. I can respect both of those things.
I’m curious (seriously, not trying to be a jerk) as to how long those actually motors last. Durability’s usually more or less inversely proportional to specific power and that’s a big specific power.
Getting that kind of power out of a motor is easy. The trick is doing it in such a way that it doesn’t blow up in five minutes and kill every living thing within a ten mile radius. We’re getting better at the latter two.
Looking at the torque curve for the FQ400 (didn’t see one right away for the 440), it’s really steep. It doesn’t look very every-day-usable. It looks like there’s a pretty high boost threshold and I’d expect that it’d be fairly laggy too. Big numbers are one thing, if it’s not usable, it’s not really going to work…
Nor with a factory warranty and the reliability expectations that come with one...