brandegee
livingstone
Jul 13
32

No, BMW front seats are now only available through a subscription model. If you stop paying, they become ejector seats.

Jul 13
1

Why would they ditch AWD? Their whole shtick in the US is AWD. They sell FWD cars all over the world, just not in the US because most of the market sees AWD as a worthwhile feature. Read more

Jul 13
1

Former 2008 Legacy GT owner here. The reason Subaru doesn’t offer everything they make in a turbo, manual form anymore like they did in the glory days of the 2000s (Outback, Baja, Legacy, and Forester) is because the take rate of those high strung trims is only like 10% at most, and it costs more and more over time to Read more

Jul 13
2

It’s the first bullet point of the press release... two trims get the new engine.

Jul 13
1

Just here to remind everyone that the XV is basically an Impreza hatchback on tall tires, and Vermont Sportscar would gladly build you a proper rally car (or maybe even an STI road car) out of it.

Jul 11
30

My dad was ahead of that game.  He got a used long bed pickup and the world’s heaviest wooden cap.  Put down astroturf in the back and we kids played tackle football in the back.   Actually since I am ten years younger than my nearest sibling, it was “tackle little annoying kid”.  It took more time for my smile to Read more

Jul 11
61

Not every car is targeted to driving enthusiasts and has to have 500+ hp. The Crosstrek is one of them. Most buyers are happy with a car that is reliable, serviceable, and meets their transportation needs without asking too much in return. Read more

Jul 10
4

A lot of people have mixed feelings about the Ford PAG years, but some of the most iconic cars for Aston, Land Rover, Jaguar, and Volvo came out of those years. After Ford threw these brands to the investor wolves during the last financial crisis, Aston struggled to be it’s own company, while Volvo and LR/Jag found Read more

Jul 9
2

Unfortunately you’re thinking of the RAV4 Prime that is just now getting released. ~$40k MSRP, will be closer to $30k depending on incentives you qualify for, but main problem for that is supply shortage. Expecting 5k units total for all of US for 2021 model year, and 20k units for 2022 onwards...so dealers are Read more

Jul 9
4

And if you have an “ACTIVE LIFESTYLE” you are obligated to drive a CUV. It is theoretically impossible to do activities with a regular sedan or hatchback.

Jul 9
1

As I recall reading in a book somewhere, Whippet owners in prewar and immediate postwar LA were advised to keep an eye on their cars, as the radiator shells were popular with lakes racers, being smaller than your typical Ford or Chevy item. Lots of midnight junkyard runs for them.

Jul 9
3

How about a Marcadier Barzoï, kind of a French Lotus Europa (itself part-French)?