Americans certainly do have a strange (read: stupid) obsession with large vehicles. I feel like my BMW E34 is the perfect size... it’s big enough to seat 4 people comfortable (5 in a pinch), but small enough that I can touch the passenger door from the driver’s seat without much of a stretch. The trunk fits just about… Read more
Seat side... less wiring, out of the way when you don’t need them, and it makes swapping seats in and out easier when the controls are all self-contained.
Have you ever been to Russia? Shoddy engineering is the backbone of the country. My grandfather had a Lada and to say the engineering in it was lazy would be a massive understatement.
No. In my opinion, they haven’t gotten any better since the 90's. Cars from that era had reliable fuel injection that starts every time, disc brakes all around, decent feeling manual transmissions, enough power to get around, comfortable enough for road trips, basic ABS, safe enough to not die instantly in an… Read more
Man, these buses were the staple of my childhood... the MTA ran them for years in NYC. The AC was great in the summer and they had a really good ride for a city bus. In my opinion these were far more charming than the soulless low-floor boxes that replaced them.
Since when is 78 degrees hot? I have my thermostat set to that in Phoenix where it’s significantly hotter than in Texas and I’m fine. Americans have such idiotic standards for air conditioning, I swear. People move to hot climates and then feel entitled to wear a sweater and sleep under a thick comforter while they… Read more
The Phoenix metro area is a very gridded city but the public transit here is a joke, income inequality is quite high, and social welfare is an absolute afterthought. Granted, most of that is due to idiotic Republican leadership and not due to the city’s layout.
Sounds like my local Autozone where half the employees are miserable boomers that talk about the “plandemic” and masks being a violation of personal freedoms, government overreach, blah blah blah. The amount of harassment that my friends and I have received here in Arizona for wearing masks (despite all of us being… Read more
I’m a BMW mechanic, I like complicated suspensions. Simple suspension designs stress me out.
Man, that rear axle design makes me so mad every time I see it. I know FCA likes phoning it in on pretty much everything that isn’t a Charger/Challenger, but this is just egregious.
I just went to the one remaining race shop in my town, tried on a bunch of helmets and found one that fit my giant head (I wear a size 8 in fitted hats, snapbacks don’t fit me at all). It’s a Bell 2XL+ or something like that and it fits snug but is still comfortable. I’m happy there’s a shop in town where I can try… Read more
Oh yeah. None of this did, lol. Trump was a total shitshow and I was totally wrong about everything, so I didn’t repeat that mistake in 2020 and voted him out along with half of the country.
Maybe that wasn’t the ideal word, but I certainly don’t feel proud of this country and the way it’s been treating people, both currently and historically.
I’m ashamed of this country, it’s all just a bunch of talk with no substance to back it up. I’m ashamed that almost half of the country willingly voted for a racist idiot... twice. I’m ashamed that police attacks on minorities have continued, mostly without repercussion aside from a few well-publicized cases. Read more
Well I haven’t seen my parents in years, nor has my girlfriend, so we’re flying to see them in June. We’re both vaccinated and all of our parents are vaccinated, so I’m not worried at all. Whether it’s required or not at that point, we’ll wear our masks on the plane.
I know we’re trying to drive down emissions all around, but I feel like Lamborghini doesn’t sell enough cars, nor do any of their cars get driven enough to merit these emissions changes. It’s the daily drivers, commercial vehicles, commercial ships, and airplanes we should be keeping a closer eye on.