Jake Thiewes
outmotorsports
Jul 2
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It’s worth noting that this makes every new BMW more of a throwaway product. How long is the ConnectedDrive app and related subscription service going to be supported so buyers 20 years from now can have a fully-functioning vehicle? Read more

Jun 30
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Hey Jalopnik! This is a great step one toward supporting a community that can feel unwelcome or unable to be their full selves among fellow gearheads. Step two would be to elevate the voices of those working to bring more LGBT+ folks into the mix. Read more

Apr 29
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I’m guessing it’s the lighting. Given it’s got blank plates instead of fog lights and cloth seats instead of leather, I’d bet heavily that it’s a Base and either lighting makes those vents look silver or they were swapped on for some reason.

Apr 28
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You’re correct. Automatic only, which my mom saw and said “well, sports cars have manuals” so she purchased the N/A Crossfire instead. She wanted the SRT (330 hp vs 215) but mandated three pedals. Read more

Apr 28
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There should be a little plastic piece that says “SRS Airbag” on it. Guessing it covers a bolt/screw holding the door panel on.

Apr 28
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Thanks! I would be happy to, but it’d have to be on a freelance basis. I have a day job and my own website/social channels for LGBT car/motorsport enthusiasts that I run. But would love to contribute here and there.

Apr 28
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Chrysler also spent the entirety of their marketing budget for this poor thing to hire Celine Dion to sing I Drove All Night while manually shifting the “AutoStick” automatic in flashy cut scenes. And then they had the audacity to wonder why the cars didn’t fucking sell.

Apr 28
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#nerdalert over here! Hah, thanks though. These aren’t bad cars, per se, but they are very misunderstood and I’m a fan of cutting through the BS hot takes with facts from someone who’s kept one going for ~14 years.

Apr 28
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Thanks! There will be more Crossfire love coming on Out Motorsports later. If you want to do something more than star the comment here, we’d love a subscribe on YouTube.

Apr 28
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My mom’s got one of these in droptop form, that she bought new. Six-speed, she wanted the 100 extra horsepower you got from the SRT-6 (aka, 32AMG) but said “no way” to the automatic. Read more

Apr 15
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Correct. I understand it’s still a part of black culture in some ways and it’s frankly up to that community to decide how the word can be used within. The LGBT+ community has basically reclaimed the word “queer” and turned it into something positive instead of a slur. Read more

Apr 14
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Good. Regardless of intent, I’m always stunned when words like this are still in peoples’ vocabulary. It speaks volumes to one’s character.

Mar 12
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My E36 M3 racecar has parts from SO many other cars. Jeez. This is a fun thought process.

Feb 14
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LOL, David doesn’t fly places. He drove the $500 XJ with leather seats. It looks rust-free at night in the rain! And I didn’t catch fire while using the heated passenger seat. 

Feb 14
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I want to do this. It’s been tried before. The liability and associated insurance is a nightmare. The places that open seem to last about a year before folding.

Oct 24
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As someone who had just about everything fall apart on a “bulletproof” one-owner GMT800 SUV, I share your pain.