I wasn’t aware of the name change, but I gotta say I’m happy you were brave enough to change it. I’d never thought of the ramifications of the expression “crack pipe” (not a native english speaker), but I do agree it’s negatively charged and references a very sensitive, racially charged subject. I can see the backlash… Read more
GM X-frame with an inline six. Rust was acceptable, that design’s crashworthiness never was and the way the I6 mounts in the rails makes it even worse for an offset.
It wasn’t a rustbucket, but it also wasn’t representative of anything but other GM X-frame cars of the era.
Motorcyclist here. I’m used to having even less safety equipment on my bikes. For cars, especially daily drivers? I’ll take whatever I can get. I’m olde, so I’m attracted to this kind of car, but in real life, I’d like to have more protection than they offer.
Another alternative would be to go the Washington Football Team route and call it “Nice Price or The Answer Indicating Disagreement with the Value Proposition of this Vehicle”
My dad daily drove his matching numbers 350ci 1971 Corvette in Montreal from Spring to Fall because he couldn’t decide on what to buy as a daily driver. This was about 15 years ago. No power steering, no power brakes. The more he drove it, the harder it was to decide on a new car. He still has it and still drives it… Read more
I think the statistics are that people are generally enduring longer (duration, at least) and more congested commutes now than they were 20 years ago, let alone 30-40 years ago. There are a lot of people who are not inclined to work the clutch for 45 minutes of stop and go traffic twice a day. Read more
Yeah, I might switch over to the HR-V or maybe just send them to a new Corolla. Who knows. The days of saying “just buy a Fit” are over.