Ford 999
kylerohde
10/4/19
7:55 PM
61

LOL, not everyone is David. That’s what makes this a great place to be. Collins wrote an 1100-word manifesto on steering wheel covers for his Montero. Is it hard to install? No, but it matters. 

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10/4/19
7:43 PM
12

Europeans do quite a bit, but no, I’m not surprised that Americans think they need a Heavy Duty to haul an aluminum fishing boat. 

10/4/19
7:27 PM
8

It is not a factory option. It is always a dealer install. According to our dealership, we’re the only people in the western US to have ever ordered the hitch package for this car. It had to come from Germany. 

10/4/19
4:23 PM
3

Hilariously, even the row of Hemi Chargers at the Roanoke Airport rental car center had those silly yellow things still on them. Hertz and National managed to line up their 5-6 Chargers next to each other where their areas adjoined. Annoyingly, they “upgraded” me to a 4Runner - I would have much preferred a Charger. Read more

10/4/19
11:37 AM
7

Service schedules are no longer published so that dealer service departments can try to tell you that you need fuel system treatments, battery terminal sprays, and other bullshit services. 

10/3/19
12:10 PM
1

I’m the same way with Dodge. They went out with the production ACR Viper and beat a bunch of lap records to show off, then stopped racing the car. Just feels kinda backwards at times. “Look at this awesome car we made that’s really quick around a track!” “No, we aren’t going to race it in a series.” Read more

9/19/19
12:49 PM
6

It’s not that simple and you’re absolutely wrong that the field has “much more qualified drivers.” Kubica is one of the most qualified drivers in the field, period. Calling him otherwise is beyond insulting. Read more

9/19/19
11:13 AM
28

I admire he and Williams making an effort to give him a shot, but when they saw how slow he was in testing, they should have quickly made a change. Throughout the season he has been over a second slower per lap than his rookie teammate, and Williams was foolish for sticking with him throughout the season. Read more

9/12/19
1:30 PM
3

Dirt cheap in the context of being classic car that is going to need the occasional repair or maintenance performed above and beyond an oil change. Brake rotors are $15 / each, clutch is $400, springs and shocks <$1K, AC compressor $250, timing belt kit with water pump $100, etc. Compare this with the average cost to Read more

9/12/19
12:41 PM
8

Terrible episode of Wheeler Dealers.  Where’s the jaunty test drive?  Where’s the smug satisfaction of a $30 profit?

9/11/19
12:58 PM
8

This is the right take. Just think of all the models being introduced since spring and lasting well into next year. It takes time (more than 2 years) to introduce all new models. How will the plan of selling an Escape car-like crossover alongside a more rugged Bronco-mini do? How far will models based on the new Read more

9/11/19
12:02 PM
6

This argument makes zero sense in this day and age. We aren’t driving V10 Excursions and Hummers like we were in 2007. Modern crossovers routinely get well above 30+ mpg. Read more

9/11/19
11:04 AM
10

The Middle East is already a shit show and gas prices are fine. It’s not 2007 anymore. 

9/11/19
11:01 AM
31

Considering that they’re making small suvs/crossovers with the same mileage as most sedans, as well as launching several full battery electric vehicles in the next year or so leads me to believe this point is moot. 

9/11/19
10:56 AM
87

1st Gear: Wall Street sucks. “Oh noes, you’re trying a big restructuring that will take a while to play out? You’ve got an EV deal with VW that might turn out great? Who cares! Let’s look at your quarterly numbers and see how you did over the last three months... Off with your head!”
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9/7/19
3:47 PM
53

They can try to explain it away but an extra 166 miles of range is what the consumer really wants.  After 7 years it’s pretty clear that Tesla makes a reasonably safe vehicle as long as you don’t turn on autopilot and then fall asleep.