john-john
Johnny Utah
john-john
Jun 12 2018
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My grandmother had one of these in its first model year, I think 2005. Within that first, and only, year she had it she took it to the dealership three times to get the transmission serviced. We all know CVTs are unbearably awful, but the example in the Freestyle was egregiously bad. She ended up trading it in for a Read more

May 21 2018
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Well, language can be subjective. Maybe one person might find something to be an insult while another may take it as a compliment. I meant it as being an overzealous eco-warrior.

May 21 2018
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I haven’t found people in North Carolina to be particularly cautious driving in the rain, but I suppose in your case it depends on what region you’re comparing that to. Also, there’s plenty of backwoods garages and shops that are certified to do NC safety inspections but will let anything slide by. Usually in the Read more

May 20 2018
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No, not upset. If you’d venture to read the entire thread you’d get the gist of it. I’m not upset, just curious. Also, this article could be added to a list of “pet peeves” and not a list of “trends I hate.” Hate is a strong word, but hyperbole is king around these parts.

May 19 2018
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To-may-to, to-mah-to. I just feel like the original question should have been phrased as “pet peeves” instead of “trends.” I work in a media/communication job so clarity and specificity is key.

May 19 2018
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According to the NHTSA, the effect of DRL’s on preventing collisions is not statistically significant. If it makes you feel safer and, to some degree, allow some people to more easily identify an oncoming vehicle in some instances, I guess that’s worth something. A lot of the time, safety can just be an illusion. Read more

May 19 2018
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It’s a Saturday and its pouring out. Where do people need to be so badly on the weekend that they are that impatient?

May 19 2018
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So the people without lights on don’t have a responsibility to be seen by me as well? I don’t get your logic with that statement. I didn’t mean that I need to illuminate them with my headlights, but being able to see tail lights ahead of you is a pretty key part of driving in a low-visibility situation.

May 19 2018
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The only REAL things to complain about are unsafe driving practices, which driving without headlights in the rain and around dusk (which is mentioned above) is one. I was just driving in Raleigh earlier and so many people in a decent downpour on 440 had no headlights on. Driving 60-70 mph and not being able to see the Read more

May 19 2018
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This should just be titled “A List of Things About Other People’s Cars I Don’t Like Therefore They Shouldn’t Exist, Even if They Don’t Really Inconvenience Me All That Much. These, for the most part, aren’t even trends, just pet peeves that people get butt-hurt over. Read more

May 7 2018
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Well, not ALL BMW drivers. I had my 318ti for nearly eight years and put 89 in the tank every single time. The filler door had it written on there and I was adamant about following its directions. And FWIW on long highway trips I could easily get into 35-37 mpg territory. Don’t know what the difference would be on 87 Read more

May 6 2018
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Nothing that special or out of the ordinary, but interesting enough to me. Found these at a thrift store while browsing through the used books. Paid $1.50 for both. The cool thing about the Mercedes manual is that it’s covered with oil and grease, which shows someone was wrenching on their car with this book close by.

Mar 28 2018
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Wouldn’t they have a fail safe so that it still has current running to it when the car is off to allow it to be engaged in any situation? Seems like that would be an oversight if not.

Mar 28 2018
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Totaling their car was at the bottom of this family’s to-do list.

Feb 28 2018
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My one-sentence movie synopsis: Isolationist ethno-state refuses to share technology with rest of world until realizing error of its ways. Read more