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Friday 1:34PM
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I would imagine the gearing combined with the smaller contact patch of the all-terrain tires make up a majority of that reduction in mpgs. The highway mileage is much more affected than the city mileage which helps support this theory.

Friday 9:27AM
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I haven’t had a chance to sample a Caliber and now that they have been out of production for awhile I guess I never will. The Equinox struck me as a particularly terrible car for its class - extremely underpowered while still yielding terrible gas mileage, handling that would make the car downright dangerous for most Read more

Friday 9:23AM
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It is a sad day when the Corolla is your best option available but honestly I might take a bicycle over a Versa so a Corolla is a pretty good upgrade.

Thursday 1:03PM
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One time I rented the cheapest car available to get from JFK to Jersey City after an international flight (Uber and Lyft were charging close to $150 for the trip) and they gave me a Versa. I can confirm with all certainty that a Versa is not a car but instead a “wheeled conveyance.” I was hoping for a Honda Fit or Read more

Thursday 12:00PM
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Thanks, you saved me from having to look up a picture of this car! As a fellow 1982er, I would love to have a Maserati Merak or Khamsin in my garage some day and who wouldn’t want a 930 turbo in their collection? Most cars from this era were boring and slow but Italy and Germany were still pumping out some sexy cars Read more

Wednesday 2:29PM
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This is a good reminder to resist what is called the “bystander effect” by social psychologists, where you assume someone else will come to the aid of someone in need. Never assume someone else will step up, because in places with a lot of witnesses, like a busy interstate, for instance, everyone is waiting for Read more

Wednesday 10:08AM
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This is when the old engineering mantra of “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it” is important.

Wednesday 10:05AM
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I was on Reddit the other day and couldn’t help but notice that even the Tesla Stans on the r/Tesla thread were bashing the new flight yoke on the Model S. You know it’s bad when even the fanbois who would take a bullet for Musk and bust all over their computer screens every time they hear the word “plaid” are talking Read more

Wednesday 9:59AM
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I feel the same way about Apple and iPhones.  Apple was able to successfully take what Blackberry, Palm, and a few others had started and made it accessible to the average user.  They continued to add functionality to the iPhone to make it a replacement for your computer, wallet, watch, audio player, and of course Read more

Wednesday 9:52AM
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This motherfucker sold windows, really? Who the fuck would let this creepy pedo-looking nazi asshole into their home to show them some window samples?

Monday 1:13PM
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Yeah, that all makes sense. VW was pretty much the only manufacturer to build affordable diesels.  I recall the Cruz diesel was expensive and did not sell well and while the CX-5 is a great car, you could probably buy a compact luxury SUV for the same price.  

6/10/21 3:13PM
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Yeah it is nuts that we put these judges up on a pedestal just because they are judges and there seems to be no recourse for terrible decisions even if they are motivated by inherent bias and racism. If you mention the word “judge” around a bunch of lawyers, their ears all perk up and they bow down in awe and Read more

6/10/21 3:01PM
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I have a diesel X5 with a urea injection system and would pick that as a long-haul road trip car over my A7 plugin hybrid any day of the week. After about 100K miles on the diesel, I have only had to top up the adblue fluid once or twice between services and (knocks on wood), fortunately, BMW has not been accused of Read more

6/09/21 1:12PM
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I am so glad I sold my shares during the share price spike yesterday right before the announcement was made.  For once, I actually made a few dollars before the bad news dropped!  The share price is down about 40% today...

6/09/21 12:42PM
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Yeah, I learned that the hard way - I cleared an error code after replacing four oxygen sensors on my M5 only to have it fail the smog test because it had not completed enough test cycles.  It is a shame that much like with the OBD-II interface, the battery health can also be manipulated to provide false information.

6/08/21 10:48AM
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My guess is that because it is a unibody vehicle having the back of the cab close to the rear axle is important for structural rigidity, thus limiting the size of the bed.  The only way to make a longer bed is to extend it further past the rear axle which will make maneuvering in tight spaces more difficult.

6/07/21 9:40PM
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Some people say that BMWs are not that reliable and are expensive to maintain. I have a 7 year old X5 diesel and 19 year old M5, each with over 100K miles and in excellent condition, that get to differ. The X5 had the air compressor for the rear air suspension and the EGR valve replaced under warranty and had to Read more

6/04/21 10:13AM
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No, this dude is too soft and preppy-looking to drive a truck. This guy drives a Tahoe, Grand Cherokee, or some mediocre full sized American crossover like a GMC Acadia.

6/04/21 10:07AM
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“According to Veasley, she came to cool off in the Sawyer pool but other guests’ tempers heated up after she and her friend, also a woman, started kissing. That’s when she says a group of people asked them to stop because their kids were around.” Read more

6/03/21 1:47PM
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It’s a Honda Insight.  I think he was making a joke...