I see potential for a series on those slow news days:
I have this problem with heated seats. Whenever I am in a car with heated seats, I feel obligated to turn them on, especially if it’s cold outside, and I always get a sweaty back. How do I get over my fear of missing out and act like a mature adult in a car, instead of having to push every button that makes me feel…
“Sometimes I have to sort of release and butterfly my hands out a bit, and it doesn’t take but a few seconds to cool everything down.”
A padded steering wheel cover won’t keep your hands from sweating, but it can help soak up the excess. Stay away from the shiny leather, faux wood or rubbery grip ones, and find one with some absorbent material like cloth or suede. It’ll dry itself out between drives.
Just came to say I’m glad someone else does the hands butterflied at the air vents thing, I tend to do it in winter for heat though.
It’s worth pointing out that Australia still has an automotive industry and will continue to do so for quite some time yet even after Holden follows Ford and Toyota out the car making door (who themselves followed Mitsubishi and Nissan, who left last decade).
Holden/Ford/Toyota business plan:
Australia has gone from a country with a huge manufacturing industry exporting to the world to a country that makes virtually nothing.
Loans - like the 2008-2010 bailout of Detroit (including the low-interest loans and help from the gov’t.) could fairly be described as a subsidy, and were put in as an alternative to a catastrophic collapse of that sector of the economy. It wouldn’t just have been automakers going under-it would have been a raft of…
Did anyone else know rabbits got that big?
“Just kill me”
I don’t believe that the true numbers of animals that die from airline flights is reported. It may be agreed-upon silence for settlements, but I’ve heard so many nightmare death stories that I really just wouldn’t trust an airline with a live animal in the cargo-hold.
I surmise that this rabbit died when it was dragged out of the cargo hold so that some employee rabbits could be placed on board.
Can we start a movement to stop automakers from putting shift boots on automatics?
Is the base engine 250hp?
Buick is in a precarious position as it can’t compete with Caddy too much. I think it’s still good that it exists though because it allows GM to compete with the lower end of the German offerings without sacrificing too much of the image they’re trying to build with Cadillac’s sedans. The Regal should be a good match…
For shits and giggles one day I brought up a 2015 Hyundai Tucson Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicle in my parts catalog. I navigated my way to powertrain and got the part number for the actual power unit, aka fuel cell. When I ran the part number through my DMS, it was in excess of $99999.99 so the computer could not give me…
With the exception of the headlight slits, that is quite lovely.