electronvolcano
Evan Hayden
electronvolcano
Mar 4
2

“More and more I feel like the world of automobiles (at least in the US) is leaving me behind. Wagons, hatchbacks, sedans, coupes, convertibles, going away. Endless distracting touchscreens with no tactile feeling. No more fun colors available on most cars. Every vehicle looks angry. Blehh...” Read more

Mar 4
2

Are you old (I’m guessing not)? It does suck and it feels like I was born in the wrong automotive generation or something.

Mar 3
24

The Volvo wagon is their 911. Sell all the suvs you like, but if you eliminate the wagon you sell your soul. Porsche always needs a 911,bmw needs the 3 series, Ford needs mustang (the two door), and Chevy needs the vette. Do all the dumpy fake offroaders you need, but never sell your soul... Or your brand will be Read more

Mar 3
27

Before the “Yeah but how many of you are actually buying new wagons?” crowd shows up to rub our noses in it.

I’m. Fucking. Trying.

I’m yanking on my fucking bootstraps harder than teenage me with a night alone at home and unlimited internet.  Stop moving the financial line of scrimmage and I just might.

Mar 3
38

oh, come on. I can understand dropping some of the sedans... but not the wagons. Please, not the wagons. 

Mar 3
15

As a Saab Sportcombi owner... all I can say is “Save the V90's” 

Mar 3
2

In fact, other than Tesla (whose stans will defend basically anything the company does), everyone who has tried the capacitive-only controls have had to backpedal hard because people hate them. Read more

Mar 3
6

How much glare will that screen cause? Already blinded by gaudy chrome-like inserts reflecting sunlight during long roadtrips, now a whole screen doing that? Read more

Mar 3
2

All climate controls should be able to be operated using gloves. I will not budge on this point.

Mar 3
51

it’s not that we don’t have the tax revenue, it’s that we spend it on F-35s and missiles to sell to isreal and saudi arabia, instead of spending it on fixing up our own home.

Mar 3
48

Here’s the reason our infrastructure and so on suck: Because for some reasons we Americans at large seem to view taxes of ANY form as horribly eeevvville. Its become a 3rd rail topic. And it makes no sense. Some crabby old white guy who probably voted for Trump will go out there and get a flat tire on his truck due to Read more

Mar 3
6

all touch screen and non-physical buttons is a hard pass. sure it’s laid out nicely but still requires too much interaction and requires you taking focus off the road.

Mar 3
4

Its amazing how over and over, these new cars keep making every possible excuse for the driver to take their eyes of the road, meanwhile ignoring the customer please to stop that. Read more

Mar 3
69

Temp control should never be a push button, always a knob. Period. Same for the fan speed. Period. Also, is the hvac vent control one button that you have to use to cycle through all of the choices? Read more

Feb 25
6

When Malcolm finally arrives to the ballroom and pulls into the parking space there is this poignant image that is so relevant today I think it must boggle Spike Lee’s mind. Then again, maybe not. It could have been exactly what Lee intended. Read more

Feb 25
102

Taking a small step into reality (the USPS mail van has a 20.8 mile daily mail route at 13.8 mph*), the Ford Transit EV, Mercedes Sprinter EV, and the Rivian RPV soundly trounce any of the semi-finalists. And don’t forget the Arrival van, being tested by the U.K. post office and UPS:

Feb 22
24

As they go all-electric, they should introduce a new sports coupe that points towards the future. Its name could indicate a seeking out of new horizons, some kind of machine you send ahead… maybe like a probe…

Feb 8
17

I feel like people would love this if they had a chance to hold it. But no one can go to the Apple store to test out the new size, so they’ve just gone with what they know, rather than take the risk. I was one of the people who wanted a smaller iPhone badly, so I took the risk right away. Didn’t even wait for reviews. Read more

Feb 5
1

I might be in the minority here, but I agree with Raph. Before the proliferation of giant consoles, cars felt so much roomier.  I'm constantly banging my knee on the center console in almost every vehicle I drive. Give me the option for no or a minimalist console.