This subject is oddly specific to my daily life,,, As I am the MCCA liaison for two different auto insurers in Michigan.
NO! It was not built by me, nor was it built by one of my employees. It was a copy of an E34 M5 V12/6spd that we did and was performed by a local (to us) unlicensed junk yard. It was done with a used E32 750iL engine, but I believe the 6spd gearbox was a new part. Don’t quote me on that though, it was a long time ago…
What exactly makes it ugly as shit?
So much time and so little to do. Strike that. Reverse it... The dream garage is mine and I haven’t spared anytime. What to do with 1700 sq ft, 9’ ceilings, and three doors? It’s time to fill it with toys and tools, but what shall I choose to grace these floors?!!!
Well JR should know if they are legit or not. I think its pretty cool that he personally tries to verify it so people don’t get ripped off from spending some serious coin.
The fact that this could have replaced the front wheel drive Impala and use that name to compete against the Charger is perhaps one of my biggest frustrations with GM ever. They couldn’t even bother using the same factory that 5 gen Camaro, which used a shorter Zeta platform could have sold this model not only to…
I think I speak for most intelligent humans when I say "Stanced = Instant CP"
I’m getting lazier as I age. My first reaction was “I wonder how much it would cost to gut the suspension and return it to stock.”
This is infuriating. Why are they so focused on redoing their badging all the time when they should be focused on making products that are compelling on a global level? They are so lost.
Only 19 percent of people said they would be comfortable putting their kids into a self-driving car. If it’s ever going to happen, it’s going to take billions-more miles of development testing and massive, years-long campaigns by the companies involved in development to curate demand for cars that drive themselves.
2nd Gear: A re-skinned Chevy without a nice Caddy V-8 selling for more than 50 grand? Yeah Cadillac already lost. And saying a “tepid” response at NAIAS is being too generous.
Pay cash for a used car and spend that $551.00 a month fixing it up.
Admittedly, the bulk of my Caliber experience is a test drive of the first year model. And, I’ll give it credit, it was a memorable test drive, which isn’t always the case. Indeed, no car I have ever driven has made an impression so immediate and long-lasting as that brief drive in a Caliber.
Ever stop and think that because of the increased tech and how quickly its had to be developed has effected the cost of vehicles? By loosening the noose around the balls of the manufacturers they can take more time to increase the efficiency of their product and it not be glitchy or worse when it hits the market.
You know what would help, removing the idiotic bike lanes, allowing car traffic and turns on all streets and at all possible turns. In other words setting it back where it was fifteen years ago. I spent a lot of time as a delivery driver in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and the more government intervention, the worse moving…
He joined Jalopnik and his first article was to praise the end of cars in NYC, wow, balsy.
Fix the damn subways so they can run on time and more frequently. There is no room on surface streets to run more lanes. Dedicating lanes will simply cause more traffic.
Well, now I despise Volvo. The government has already crushed a lot of new car innovation by mandating what you can and can’t buy. Volvo wants to play Big Brother and thinks they know best. It would not shock me if in my lifetime that the government would have kill switches on all cars so if you don’t pay a ticket…
Volvo even says it’s considering using “smart speed control and geofencing” to force cars to slow down in school zones and near hospitals.