sammyjay
sammyjay
sammyjay
Apr 5 2019
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I still don’t understand why they dropped the L.L. Bean edition, if not solely to appease New England

Apr 5 2019
2

I don’t understand why a bicycle company (or a tire company in this story’s case) outside of a few very high performance ones would need to hide where it was made. Hell, Giant is a Taiwanese company and makes more bikes than anyone!

Mar 25 2019
11

Maybe that weird Scion iQ / Toyota Aygo / Aston-Martin (lol) Cygnet thing? A bicycle with a good rain jacket?

Mar 21 2019
1

I don’t know what it was about these cars that made me so incompatible with the ergonomics, but I still have scars on my legs from hitting them on the lower dash trim when swinging myself into and out of the car when pulling up a loaner  car (they’re always 200's) at the dealership I used to work at. The Dart was Read more

Mar 21 2019
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Ehh don’t get your hopes up, I had the front wheel drive, LS4 one. The engine is everything an LS should be and was phenomenal. The transmissions are time bombs and I blew two of them at 60,000 miles each. When it isn’t breaking transmissions, it’s hilarious to torque steer that bad but otherwise, a good highway Read more

Mar 20 2019
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After this winter, yeah, I’m kicking myself for not getting performance winters instead of the Goodyear UltraGrips on steelies I decided to get. I thought I was going to be doing a lot more driving up to northern New England at god knows what hour in the morning for skiing this year but work travel got in the way. The Read more

Mar 20 2019
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I’ll say this, my GTI sure as shit handles better on the factory 225/45R17's than it does on the winter tire 195/60R16's I just took off. Those things SUCK on dry pavement in anything over 35*F. The 17's, on shitty Michelin MXM4's, feels like it can actually handle. I can’t wait to see what they’re like when I get Read more

Mar 20 2019
7

The SLR in Gran Turismo 4 was on the 18's. I thought the 19's were ridiculous when I first saw them in the wild. 

Feb 4 2019
1

Sounds like a little bit of 00 buckshot at the rear axle tires would have put an end to this pretty quickly. Put a deputy riding shotgun, aim, fire, hit the brakes and watch the sparks fly. 

Dec 6 2018
2

Looks an awful lot like the rear 3/4 of an NSX and the face of a Chrysler ME-412. No idea what it sounds like but it sure as shit doesn’t sound like any other Corvette - maybe like a hotter Blackwing in there or maybe even a TT crossplane V6, definitely connected to a dual clutch racing transaxle. Read more

Sep 26 2018
2

Rotaries are cool and all until you have to take this one every morning to get on 93 North in Dorchester. Holy shit is it a disaster. I’ve been 6 wide multiple times and all of us were trying to get in the right lane to take the on-ramp.

Aug 23 2018
5

Speaking from someone with a MkV DSG, the upshifts, on power, are nearly instantaneous. Downshifts are a bit slower, especially if you’re accelerating at the same time. It makes a fun “fart” noise too when you upshift while in boost. 

Aug 23 2018
15

Every conversion is reversible if you’ve got “I want an electric E-type straight from Jaguar” type of fuck you money. I don’t really see how that’s even a fact to point out.

Aug 23 2018
2

Eagle RS-A’s suck when they’re brand new, I can’t imagine what they’re like when they’re old and dry rotted. I got rid of them after about 5,000 miles on my Impala SS and switched to BFG g-Force Comp 2 A/S’s and Conti Extremecontact DWS-06's, either one are vastly superior for a sporty all season. 

May 24 2018
28

The CH-R makes small animals cry from how ugly it is AND it is front wheel drive only, so it’s no Rav Jr.

May 24 2018
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Let’s play a game that we’re Apple designers/engineers who are attempting to make a car like an iPhone in terms of user experience circa 2005. We need to identify what people use their *thing* for, and then make it the easiest and most pleasing way to do that. Read more

May 18 2018
7

Pretty much the only shitty things about the Vibe are the plastic cladding can fade just like any other Avalance or 1st gen XC90 and they have Takata claymores in the steering wheel that are on intergalactic backorder. Other than that, Toyota did a mighty fine job on the Matrix and GM really fucked em over with the J Read more