1. His take on SUVs, and especially small SUVs, is extremely correct.
Now’s as good a time as any to announce that Aaron W. Gordon has joined the staff of Jalopnik. He’s an ace investigative reporter with bylines at Vice Sports, The New Yorker, Wired, something called “Deadspin” (sic?) and a lot more.
I’m with you. The Clarity looks cool. Hell of a lot better than a Prius, for sure.
Lol. You think trumpie will know it’s made in Britain. No he’ll take the Koreans to task about importing cars from overseas and when he gets told they are made in Britain, he’ll shout, ‘I’m not stupid, I’m the brainiest man I know and I know they are a Korean company, the North Koreans are trying to take our money,…
How’s the build quality?
hello local Long Islander
Cool car, I really like the Civic hatch
I don’t either. They look like cheap aftermarket wheels.
The funny thing is I saw a 1st gen TSX with a set of those wheels the other day and thought “you know, I bet those were black market...”
Full disclosure: I love birds (a bit of a bird watcher, actually) but you are right. This guy is a grade-AA serial killer in the making. Maybe someone should run his stupid ass down.
Wanton killing of animals for enjoyment is the sign of a serial killer.
We ended up getting Steelers on the Fit for our General Altimax Arctics. Yeah I don’t mind the look either.
There will always be those people that think AWD helps you brake and steer. It does not.
Winter tires really do transform a vehicle. I didn’t install my winters on my Civic this year and kind of regret that now.
That’s a handsome station wagon. Seriously, it’s just slightly taller than the compact next to it. Can we stop calling this a SUV?
Generally yes, a skinnier tire is good in snow, because it distributes the weight of the car across a smaller area, so there’s less snow underneath that area pushing back against that same weight, and the tire is able to dig down into the snow more.
The Hakka 8 is studded, which has its own set of problems. The studless Hakka R2 would be a better choice in the Nokian lineup, but it is just as expensive as the studded H8.
Studdable tires are useless without the studs, and studs are awful chewing up the roads, loud as fuck, with no real benefit except on ice.
Dunlop Winter Maxx