ash78
Ash78, voting early and often
ash78
Aug 21
5

I won’t be surprised if that happens. It appears to look much more conventional and has the dealer network to back it up. I think buyers like the idea of a nearby physical location if there is trouble. Read more

Aug 21
1

You were always my favorite Ash.  Good post!

Aug 20
45

I think Kyle’s use of this slur is an extension of the cesspool that is online gaming. My guess is he and his friends actually used terms like that it all the time, along with the tens of thousands of bro’s who populate this particular swamp. Kyle’s problem is the real world was peaking in and he showed a little too Read more

Aug 20
3

Well, the sad reality is that a lot of those old Japanese cars were quite lightweight, and have rusted to smithereens. As bad as BMW 2002's were with rust, a comparable Datsun 510 was 10x worse, which is why there hasn’t been one seen on the roads here in the northeast in about 25 years!

Aug 20
1

Or selling high and buying low later. I’ve considered that, selling my 6 and getting by with just my wife’s Pilot until one of us actually has to start going into an office again. If my STI was actually functional I’d probably do it, but the (maybe) $1K of gain all things considered (insurance, registration, tax, Read more

Aug 20
177

I get the frustration of not having Lyft and yes, that leaves people with one fewer option for getting around, and yes, they are being particularly pig-headed about it, but let’s not pretend that anyone has any entitlement to a ride-sharing service that didn’t even exist a few years ago.

Aug 20
3

Yeah, it was fantastic for a household in my family who, after one member died and with another no longer commuting, wanted to go from three vehicles to one. They sold two cars to Carvana, one to Vroom, and now they’re driving my Bolt because I’m not using it for work either. So it’s great if you have extra cars, just Read more

Aug 20
37

Oddly, it doesn’t bother me in the Frontier, but does bother me in the Tundra. I think its due to price. If you’re going to be basic and durable, you should also be affordable. The Tundra, using 10+ year old tech, still costs an arm and a leg. 

Aug 20
1

Can confirm.  Had a 2004 4 cyl Accord coupe.   Loved absolutely everything about that car.  Great economy, plenty of power, solid crash structure, side curtain airbags, and none of the extra stuff that keeps driving up the cost of new cars into the stratosphere.

Aug 19
1

I remember when there were four colours (nacho, cool ranch, zesty something [orange] and a spicy something [purple]). That would have been circa early 90s in Ontario. Read more

Aug 19
12

We have friends whose schools are still obsessed with this idea that children must be sitting for hours at a time in order to learn. Read more

Aug 19
1

I think it started in the 90s when everyone went MPFI and got rid of most of the vacuum lines for electronic controls and sensors and more overhead cam designs. there were some decent cars in the 00s, but I think that was the point where everyone started rushing every bell and whistle to production.

Aug 19
5

think the general consensus is that 2004-2010 was the “sweet spot” for modern safety, good power, decent economy, and VERY LITTLE OF THAT INTRUSIVE BULLSHIT THAT WE’VE BEEN TOLD THAT WE WANT, BUT WOULDN’T REALLY MISS IF IT WAS GONE. Read more