Shane Morris
shanemorris
1/22/20
4:27 PM
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The one thing I think most manufacturers miss in autonomous vehicles is their ability to be “stacked”, although not vertically. (Obviously.) The cool part about shared autonomous vehicles is that parking them for charging and storage means you eliminate the need for random ingress and egress, like in a normal parking Read more

1/22/20
4:07 PM
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I test drove a Levante before I decided on my Q7. You’re spot on with it being an emotional decision, because the quality of the interior, the technology, and the... well, everything — it’s just not on par with Audi, BMW, Mercedes, even Volvo. Read more

1/20/20
8:55 AM
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Let’s say you get this thing for $8,000, just for instance. Assume you want to make it everything it could be. You put $5,500-6,500 into parts, trying to make it impressive. Read more

1/17/20
4:21 PM
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When you’re doing 25 over the posted speed limit, cutting people off in traffic, you want people to know you’ve got a pink splitter guard. Read more

1/17/20
12:52 PM
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I want this to be true, just like I wanted it to be true when my father said he was “just running out to get a pack of smokes” in 1989. Read more

1/17/20
12:49 PM
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NASCAR is just so gloriously low-tech, I don’t want them to change. Part of me wants them to go back even further, adopting drum brakes, bias ply ties, and maybe even step back to a three speed transmission. If you want tech, go watch F1.

1/16/20
5:19 PM
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Here’s the deal, guy who literally made his username his car make, year, color and model: You clearly have a strong bias, because... look at your username. To think you’re even remotely objective about this is absurd. Read more

1/16/20
3:36 PM
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Regarding the first question: I test drove the SS in Black Mountain, North Carolina, just outside of Asheville. Yes, I’d say the roads were quite twisty, as that’s how mountain roads tend to be. Read more

1/16/20
1:23 PM
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You’re right. But, if we’re looking at numbers, they have equivalent 0-60 times (4.4 seconds), and quarter mile times (12.9 with 111 trap).

1/16/20
1:18 PM
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Most of the ones I found on Autotempest were around $35-36K, in that 30-40 thousand mile range. So, yes, it’s a good value, if you can get the car, and at a bare minimum, sell the rims and put stock wheels back on it. I wrote that in the post.

1/16/20
8:56 AM
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I’m going to offer you something here, because it matters: These cars drive better than you would expect. If you removed the badge, I could probably convince you that it was... well, actually... I tried this mental exercise, and it didn’t work. I’d never convince you this was a German car. The chassis is just all Read more

1/16/20
4:26 AM
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I’m referencing various literary works by Charles Taylor. If you Google “Charles Taylor modernism” you’ll probably come across what you’re looking for. More or less, there are two theories two modernity that he’s built many of his academic papers on. Read more

1/13/20
2:03 PM
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This goes back to the whole conflict of how Postmodernism truly works with concepts like The Positive and The Negative as ideas, rather than how marketing brains push automotive ideas. Read more

1/11/20
12:08 AM
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I agree on this one. I drove an XC90 before I got my Q7, and the Volvo was the only one I considered as even close competition. Read more

1/10/20
11:31 PM
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Why would you drive a vehicle like this off road? All the lifted Jeeps I see are parked at Pottery Barn.

1/7/20
3:49 PM
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If you ain’t getting through with Chrysler, you’re down to Nissan these days. Somehow, Hyundai climbed the ladder into respectability.

1/7/20
5:51 AM
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They got y’all making lists now, eh? You hate to see it.