Mack Hogan
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Mack Hogan is Jalopnik's Weekend Editor, but you may know him from his role as CNBC's car critic or his brave (and maligned) takes on Twitter. Most people agree that you shouldn't listen to him.
9/14/19
2:34 PM
25

If the fairing isn’t eliminated in favor of a tiny camera nacelle enclosed in the A-pillar, then it’s basically a gimmick. The whole idea here is to reduce protrusions on the car. If you’re going to have something sticking out, anyway...just make it a mirror.

9/14/19
2:24 PM
2

That Dravit Grey reminds me of the Stratus Grey from the E38s 

9/14/19
1:58 PM
7

as far as i’m aware, camera image sensors are square or round. so no matter the situation here, they’re clipping away parts of the image to fit into a very odd shape.

9/14/19
1:57 PM
30

The efficiency gains are only really relevant on the car maker side of the equation to help them meet milage and emissions goals, the benefit to the consumer is like auto stop/start, which is to say, negligible. 

9/14/19
1:38 PM
54

I like to set my mirrors so they create a continuous picture from left to rear view to right, then if I need to look down the body of my car, I lean forward momentarily. You can’t do that with cameras.

9/14/19
12:57 PM
25

If only they could use non mirrory anti glare screens for mirrors - now I get reflection on the virtual reflection

9/14/19
11:17 AM
16

Awesome idea. At the minimum it would mean that boring colors would be highly profitable for automakers. And at best it would force boring cheap buyers to buy something interesting. 

9/14/19
11:12 AM
20

I wish they’d make gray and silver optional charges; they could still have blue and red as base colors which are acceptable to the straights, but make it an extra cost to have gray or silver and then fleet buyers will quietly drop it and we’ll have a step towards interesting cars again.

9/14/19
11:10 AM
23

I wish we had those crazy TVR color changing paint jobs from the 90s back again.

9/14/19
10:30 AM
21

That coupe looks pretty good from the front wheels back. Why would they ruin it like that?

9/14/19
10:29 AM
26

I appreciate the effort to make grey, the lowest common denominator of car colours, more interesting and special!

9/1/19
5:11 PM
58

I totally let my friends drive my cars. Sometimes, I even let them borrow my cars for extended periods of time. (If I’m going to be on the road for 1-2 weeks, why not let one of your friends drive it?) Like, my buddy K***** - one of the coolest dudes I know. He’s responsible, has a great sense of humor, and everyone

9/1/19
4:38 PM
28

Hell yes!!!

I’m fortunate enough to own some cool cars. What’s the point of owning cool shit if you can’t share it with friends and family? One of the first things I do when I get a new car is let my car-enthusiast friends know so that they can come over and take the car for a spin. Whenever I’m not using one of my

9/1/19
4:14 PM
8

I wouldn’t be friends with someone that I didn’t trust enough to let them drive my car. I know they are not going to be irresponsible with it and if something does happen, I have insurance.

9/1/19
4:01 PM
26

I’d wouldn’t mind sharing my Fiesta ST, but no one I know can drive stick except for two people... but they drive Mustang GTs so are not interested LOL

9/1/19
9:41 AM
17

When we replace our Taurus SHO, the Avalon is on our short list. We may spring for the Lexus ES instead, but I really like the new Avalon...and I’m 35. 

9/1/19
9:32 AM
20

I drive a 2013 for many of the same reasons. I needed a “real” car and frankly hate anything that is auto / cvt. I couldn’t afford any of the sporty sedans or wagons, but wanted a car that moved when I floored it and Toyota’s V6 is one of the best for that along with reliability and maintenance costs. I much prefer