I think you understand the difference between enmity, competition, and comparison. Please stop with these false dichotomies; I understand you make money from/with China, but that doesn’t mean the inter-dependent contributor to ‘the Republic’ cares for ever-increasing entwinement with expansionist China and the systems… Read more
I think that’s what Hyundai did on that compact Genesis sedan, but to the tune of $2500 IIRC. However, it wasn’t reviewed that well vs other 3-pedal sedans anyways.
Seems like good stuff! I was about to say that the label is pretty metal, and looked it up to find that to literally be the case. At any rate, I’ve never tried any Lithuanian beer and wish I’d come across some here. A different beer for most nights of the week helps tide me over, so your consumption seems truly… Read more
I hear he heroically allowed someone else to own an E39 M5, all for the scant sacrifice of money.
I recall pricing out a G70 and finding that they upcharged significantly for the manual. $2,750 or something thereabouts?
They certainly gave it some more character. I’d say it is visually interesting and hits the fundamentally hits right notes. It feels new despite almost-certain FM roots (windshield/roofline areas)
I think it’s pretty graceful for being a distinctive design, the most clear thing from the teasers may have been that Z32-esque rear treatment and it’s definitely interesting to have integrated with the S30 cues. I’m actually looking forward to seeing these on the road, although it’s launching at quite a precarious… Read more
I’m imagining a 300ZR to go to bat with its German-I6 rival. Realistically, though, these new VR engines should carry over and might even pack something extra previously left on the table. So far they have only been paired to that 7AT, though. Retaining a manual was a smart move, at least. Maybe we could finally see… Read more
Definitely. I was a little cranky, for one, to see the Miata power bump come with a mandatory TV doohickey, mirror heathens be damned.
Tougher call for me. And not to mention...
I think you meant to reply to the original post, but I see what you’re saying. No one bothers to actually option out the cars before the spreadsheet wars begin.
Not sure I follow on the technical aspects. How was the ATS-V overpriced relative to the competition? Moreover, how were the powerplants lousy in the context of compact luxury? It would seem that slapping the V-badge on as a trim package might at least be a draw along with the aforementioned Germans.