Fjord
fjord
Jul 28
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My fleet age is double that, and the two family dailies are just under 16 years. New cars are generally too boring and/or expensive for what you’re getting, and I just don’t car about luxury stuff. Plus, it’s nice to be able to buy a car with cash. 

Jul 18
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Unfortunately we got the big chunky 5 mph bumpers here, but they still had that same detail. Lots of other cool details in the R5, like the door pulls and hatch pull just being part of the stamping. Read more

Jun 24
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I don’t know, most of those designs are so generic that the badge hardly matters. I’d notice the Rolls and Corvette IRL but probably wouldn’t look twice at the others, assuming I even noticed them in the first place.

Jun 17
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Too bad that this is about the best we can hope for these days for basic transport design. 

Jun 17
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Would love to see one of these in real life at a VW show to liven things up.

Jun 16
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I’d be willing to bet there’s a 100 km long hill somewhere in the general region of the Changli factory to assist in verifying those specified performance figures. 

Jun 15
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My guess is that they just thought it would look better that way, and didn’t really care about confusion or convention. Seems like fairly standard decision making when it comes to French cars.

Jun 12
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Not meaning to state any assumptions of the model’s ethnicity. Just noting that it is at the least ambiguous, and therefore had potentially broader appeal than an unambiguously white model, e.g. blond and pink.

Jun 12
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Pretty progressive choice for the model for the mid-’60s.

Jun 2
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Anything looks better than a flaming dumpster, but this is still pretty hideous. 

May 29
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I have to admit I was kinda hoping that Jason would find that the grille, door handles, and headlights/taillights were just decals. Nice to see that it’s close to as-advertised though!

May 27
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That’s over 8x the current output of my 2cv.

May 26
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Funny. My wife, when she gets frustrated with my latest car-related bad idea, generally sighs and says ‘At least you aren’t building model railroads.’

May 26
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Are there any plans to take this baby by the Lane Museum for a series of drag races to see if there’s anything in their collection that you can beat?

May 19
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In AMC’s defense, almost every domestic was showing some big formal upright grille by the late ‘70s. None of them look good in hindsight, like most late-’70s style decisions.

May 7
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I’m fine with eating insects, but no heads, wings, or legs thanks. I don’t like crab legs or shrimp with heads either so I’m consistent. 

May 7
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Those pre-obesity-era people (and dog) would easily fit in a 4CV. And it’s probably too loud in the cabin to hear Tina from the front seats so all is good. A 4CV would be a major upgrade over a 2CV. 

May 4
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Unfortunately, that lead front 3/4 view is actually the good angle of the car. These look unfortunate from pretty much any other angle. On the plus side you don’t see that from inside the car and reports are they are fun drivers, but for $25k you there are many options that are fun to drive and also look cool.

Mar 16
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I’d like to see a run-to-empty test with a brand new fully charged battery pack. You could do a pool on the range. I think you should also check out the Alibaba autonomous vehicle options, but you might have to increase the budget to $1,500 or so. Staying tuned!