Patrick George
pgeorge
Editor-in-Chief at Jalopnik. 2002 Toyota 4Runner.
9/18/19
3:30 PM
138

That $640,000 is before rebates. It’s more like $400,000, right?

9/18/19
10:58 AM
14

I’ve never understood why huge corporations don’t support Medicare for all. If GM is paying $2,000/month in healthcare premiums for its workers, 20% of that is just profit and overhead for the insurance companies. They could save tens of millions of dollars if the commie librul gubmint taxed them 80% of what they were

9/17/19
5:03 PM
149

I just picked up a nice WD21 this weekend for $1700, or 3.8% of the current 4WD model’s MSRP. The 2020 model isn’t 26 times better, in fact my wheels are 26 times better than the entire 2020 model. Change my mind

9/17/19
12:25 PM
13

If this photo is the car that they used for the ‘record lap’ then it surely isn’t a production model. The wider arches, rear wing, and wheel and tire setup are a dead giveaway that this is a modified Model S.

9/17/19
12:04 PM
46

The idea of having nuanced and varied opinions about Tesla is offensive, sir.

9/17/19
11:38 AM
76

I think the initial stories about Elon’s poor planning and promotion of this (and the equally strange Laguna Seca laps that seemed like a last-second Plan B) were warranted.

9/17/19
11:34 AM
231

If you read the article by Robb (who knows the ‘Ring better than most people currently alive on this planet) it wasn’t “Tesla can’t do this,” it was “Tesla should take time and do this right because the track is on another level.”

9/17/19
11:34 AM
83

Actually you answered your own question. Tires are one of the most important features on any car. When you swapped the tires out on your Toyobaru and saw massive gains you proved just how important they really are.

9/16/19
10:16 AM
277

well yeah you only need like what 3 buicks to have a 90 day supply?

9/13/19
5:43 PM
23

I went on a date with a girl who had one by way of her mother being in the audience. It was exceptionally mediocre, even in 2008. I had assumed they were loaded up to increase the media factor, but not so much.

9/13/19
4:33 PM
14

Everybody else was eating the complementary food, gawking at the car show girls and grabbing swag while David was crawling on the floor noting part numbers and poking bits an pieces of the undercarriage

9/13/19
1:37 PM
5

On Acura’s site, I just configured a TLX A-Spec in blue and it came to $46k and some change. That same site puts this one “Starting at $48,xxx”. To me, paying an extra few thousand for an exclusive gorgeous paint job and having whatever degree of handbuilt they offer here doesn’t seem like a bad deal. If I were

9/13/19
1:29 PM
2

Here’s a video explaining why the transmission is different(dog-leg shifts for 4-5 and 7-8, also extremely high gear ratios down low):

9/13/19
1:00 PM
8

Counterpoint - My father purchased an Acura TLX and has had a copious number of problems with the vehicle, including programming issues with the transmission, and an obnoxious clunking sound in rear suspension in cold weather that the dealer, and Acura Canada, have deemed normal.

9/13/19
12:31 PM
2

We have had several Acuras in the family over the past three decades dating back to the Legend and first-gen 2.5 and 3.2 TLs (I, of course, lusted after an Integra Type R in grade school). I always saw Acura as a unique underdog in the near-luxury segment and wanted to see it succeed, even when it made questionable

9/13/19
12:30 PM
1

Alanis - I (and several other enthusiast attendees) raised exactly this question with a Cadillac representative at the national Cadillac club Grand National annual car show a few months ago. Why were these cars not released as Vsports, where they wouldn’t have been huge disappointments with those weak HP numbers that

9/13/19
10:32 AM
98

I hear you but Cadillac screwed the pooch on this one and shot themselves in the foot. There is no reason to call the trim in the article a V series. Its a dumb move and just serves to have articles written about how crappy the V series is, because right now it is. They should have called it a U series because it wasn’

9/11/19
12:50 PM
8

It looks like a prison transport with a slightly nicer interior.