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Jul 5
37

Hope you managed to recover from that, Dan Cooper.

Jul 5
23

Agreed. That young man put in the lap of his LIFE... he was given an opportunity for a podium, and baw-gawd he took it. With the bonus of having his name also in the books for the fastest lap of that race.

Jul 3
1

Not surprising, as the R34s are getting up there in age, and Japan has extremely punitive taxes on older vehicles, in an attempt to get them off the road in favor of newer, and generally cleaner/safer cars.

Jun 25
5

I may be weird, but I’m always interested in seeing the base-trim “work truck” version of new trucks with the completely matte grill/fascia. Many times they have simplified headlight units (I miss recessed sealed-beam units on these trim levels; I always thought they looked kinda interesting)

Jun 21
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My dad only really regretted getting rid of one car, and that was his ‘66 Thunderbird convertible, red-on-red-on-red, with the 428. He was heading back to college for a graduate degree, and wouldn’t be able to park it anywhere, so he sold it.

Jun 3
1

It *does* have a slight UAZ-452 vibe to it... very slight.

May 31
6

Your argument carries a lot of weight. The YJ Wrangler and XJ Cherokee were all AMC-designed (and damned-good designs at that), and I believe much of the groundwork for the Grand Cherokee had been laid by AMC. With no AMC, Chrysler would not have had the Intrepid/Concorde/Vision/LHS/300M (and, by extension, the LX Read more

May 31
9

AMC may have eventually failed, but it wasn’t for lack of trying... they were constantly trying to reach out to foreign markets and foreign automakers in an attempt to shore up their company’s future.

IIRC, they were one of the first western automakers, if not THE first, to set up a joint-operation in China, Read more

May 24
5

For me, blacking-out the posts between side-windows really REALLY works well on many vehicles. It’s a wonder why it’s not employed more often.

May 19
2

Mattel has already unleashed the hell that is Minions-inspired Hot Wheels on the world.

May 18
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The Saturn SL/SW/SC was actually a damned-fine lineup of economy/compact cars. The ION was inferior in almost every aspect of materials/fit/finish/NVH. Damned ugly, to boot.

May 17
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Base-trim-level 2009 Kia Spectra. The seats were surprisingly ok. Was a loaner/rental when another car was in the shop.

May 17
2

Used my dad’s ‘94 Cavalier wagon for commuting in the early 2000s (It was essentially an “extra car” for him at the time), and the seats were indeed fantastic.

May 11
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“And it’s still covered by the factory warranty.” Seriously? That’s impressive.

May 10
3

Never quite understood Vanishing Point... maybe it’s beyond me. A guy aimlessly drives around the desert in a white Challenger for 90 minutes then a Camaro crashes into some bulldozers. The End.