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Half-track El Camino
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I’m fine with this. There’s no reason for them to be any particular color and making different colors of plastic is easy, so why not give people a choice?

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It is legitimately a national security issue that an authoritarian country with which the US has at best a somewhat tense relationship is developing a functional monopoly on the next generation of transportation and energy technology. It’s a very smart move by China to invest heavily in this stuff, since it’s super Read more

10h
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Well, it’s pretty easy to just plop a Coleman 2-burner on the counter when you want to cook. They’re cheap, simple, work very well, and you get your counter space back when you’re not using it.

10h
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Partly to compensate for increased weight, partly because it’s fun, and partly for marketing reasons. All else being equal, nobody ever deliberately chooses less power when buying a car. Read more

Sep 24
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Someday, yes, but not soon. A Miata may seem like a “go-kart with a transmission,” but the reason they’re so popular is that they are surprisingly usable! My NA has hauled bags of pellet fuel, jump-started a Mini, performed site visits for home battery installations (van was in the shop), bought groceries, gone hiking Read more

Sep 24
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Somebody call Exocet, then. Someone needs to cook up a body for this that is literally the bare minimum amount of welded tubing required to keep the driver from going splat if something goes slightly wrong.

Sep 24
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an electric-only range of about 26 miles, according to Peugeot, which is low but then ask yourself how long your commute really is. Read more

Sep 24
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Just personally, I’m not sure I feel that this interview format adds anything over the usual review style. I think I prefer Jalopnik’s traditional reviews, with their more narrative format. I’m not saying this to reflexively hate on what you’re doing here—I appreciate that you’re experimenting and I hope you keep Read more

Sep 24
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If it runs and has no major issues, it’s probably worth the price. It’s hard to find a functional vehicle for less than this, anymore. Sucks, but it’s true. And at least it should be cheap to maintain and easy to get parts for, since the drivetrain is a Corolla.

Sep 24
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Personally, if I were a shareholder (which I am not) I would actually be comforted by seeing Elon display some self-awareness and realism. It would be a hell of a lot less worrisome than some of the other stuff he’s said and done, like threatening to take the company private again.

Sep 24
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I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’d get for a utility vehicle when I put the Outback out to pasture, and the idea of a small commercial cabover with a utility bed keeps coming around in my head. It would spank the most big-dick pickup on the road in terms of capability, and the view from a cabover commercial Read more

Sep 24
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Yeah, that’s an interesting point. There are plenty of upfitters who will turn the inside of a regular cargo van into a miniature pleasure palace, but nobody is making purpose-built luxury vans. What do you do if you want to be shuttled around in a windowless, padded cube (but in a luxurious way, obvs) but also have Read more

Sep 24
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That gave me an idea, actually. What about in-floor chargers? Not inductive, but traditional ones—except automatic. The car has a camera or other sensor underneath that can detect when you’ve driven over the target spot, and then you press a “charge” button on the dash which signals the charger to rise up out of the Read more

Sep 23
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It’s never a conservative number.

Sep 23
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Well, they were pitching it as a truly mainstream vehicle that would represent the future of VW in North America. VW is trying to pivot to EVs (and away from Dieselgate) and the ID.4 is their big debut. Read more

Sep 23
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I want a car for all my driving though, not just my daily driving. I already have one impractical vehicle. The other one needs to be able to do everything, not just 90% of the things.

Sep 23
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By Rolls’ logic, their customers are currently pumping their own gas and are fine with that. Come on. Nobody expects your average Rolls owner to plug in their own car, just like they don’t pump their own gas. That stuff all just happens, and then when they want it, the car is ready for them.

Sep 23
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I have a 96, and my harness and tools fit just fine. I’m a residential solar installer, and while we have Big Trucks that carry the major equipment, I tote around quite a bit of personal gear too. Harness, impact driver & batteries, bits, tape measure, hammer, prybar, knife, lanyard, crimper, pliers, strippers, etc. Read more

Sep 23
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My Miata will take me to the mountains and back on a single tank with problem at all, and if not then there are hundreds of pumps along my route where I can fill up in less than five minutes. The ID.4 can’t do that. Read more

Sep 23
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I regularly drive more than 250 miles in a day. I go up to the mountains most weekends for hiking and camping, and that’s about a 300-mile round trip depending on which mountain I’m doing. There’s no electricity at the trailheads, so no chargers. Also, I keep going all winter long. Read more