Idk, I’ve had multiple people bonk their head on the low roofline & high seating position—especially compared to modern CUVs, the XC70 is somewhat low for completely level ingress/egress.
The original Boxter was always a dorky looking car to me as a kid, but as I’ve grown up I really have come to appreciate its noughties Porsche aesthetic. Knowing that they’re relatively inexpensive and rather reliable post-IMS makes it a tempting proposition. It will be interesting to see how this Boxster experience… Read more
That’s awesome, congrats! You’ve come so far in the past few years, and I’ve loved watching you every step of the way. It’s about time you get a proper platform to share your story. Hope to still see you around Oppo!
GM is surprisingly adept at creating awesome, game-changing things and then completely stifling them; e.g. the Bolt powertrain being only in the Bolt and not in a CUV; the Blackwing V8; heck, the EV1 project going nowhere; etc. etc.
Which is weird because it’s the V90 XC that is regularly stocked by dealers and the standard V90 which is exclusively special order IIRC. My uncle did his duty and picked up a V90 XC, though. I wouldn’t be surprised if dealers did just order standard V90s in our area anyway, the affluent Democrats love a big Euro… Read more
yeah because US diesel standards are wack as hell, seems like pickups and semis get to spew whatever they want while the small diesels are saddled with all sorts of costly treatments and tubing—I’m all for regulation, just make it make sense
You’d be surprised—they try to maintain a bit of trunk space, so the third row is accordingly cramped. Still, the MPV beats the CUV any day packaging wise.
3 door kangoo wat
Metris is bigger, but yeah, that weird Chevy thing
Something I’ve always wished Volvo took from Ford. The shitty little mechanical keys built into fobs are hilariously flimsy and stranded my parents for hours when it broke on a rental Grand Caravan after they went snorkeling.
I think it’s also trying hide modernity—having big, overexaggerated features looks good in photos, looks good on the internet, but it’s in person where they come off as garish or massive. For example, this looks a bit bland and featureless in this image: