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9/15/19
1:05 PM
14

The steel hubcaps on W123 and earlier Mercedes are very nice indeed, but I do have a thing for the minimalist plastic ones on W201 and W124:

9/14/19
5:18 PM
15

Ultimately, you need a company that’s willing to lose a lot of money to create a viable network of fueling stations.

9/13/19
4:30 PM
9

To me, the point of the Landrover Defender is the fact that it is a toolbox. A paradigm of bits that let you construct anything you like. A Mecano set for adults, except that various professions used it to make their tools.

9/12/19
3:52 PM
2

Conversely, it also explains why I like driving my 32 year old jalopy so much: I’m in full control* 

9/11/19
4:04 PM
Save

That looks like it’s straight up against VW’s much lauded Up GTI.

9/11/19
3:46 PM
1

I’m no expert on ABS, but I think the original Mehari bodies will become brittle and tear when exposed to southern European climes. Hence the fact that there has been a market for new bodywork parts for a long time.

9/10/19
5:55 PM
7

It’s actually 11 plastic bits bolted to a simple tubular frame, and the result is something that’s rugged and weatherproof and you can wash it

9/10/19
5:02 PM
7

They don’t. The ABS will weather in artful fashion when left outside

9/9/19
6:01 PM
3

Yep- taxes are one compounding factor, then there’s import duties, spec differences, regulatory adaptations and, of course, exchange rate fluctuations. The end result is that a direct € to $ conversion is worse than useless.

9/9/19
3:41 PM
60

Directly converting car prices is extremely misleading, and Jalopnik should stop it immediately.

9/7/19
12:51 PM
1

About that price difference with a Tesla Model S.

9/7/19
12:07 PM
2

I wonder whether that means that MEB will also be 800 volt? It’d be surprising if they made a whole bunch of hum drum electro parts just for a few Taycan...

9/6/19
4:00 PM
1

Can’t help but feel that they could have learned a thing or two about readability from the comrades at VEB Sachsenring.

9/4/19
6:46 PM
2

It’s a hard colour to really get from a screen, particularly the weird effects on a configurator. On actual photos it can look pretty enticing, but it all rather depends on the lighting, white balance, etc.

9/3/19
6:54 PM
1

That’s absolutely true, but even with that, you still get something pretty close to a complete car for the price of a vanilla Porsche paint option...

9/2/19
7:13 PM
13

Whenever I come across that sort of nonsense, I remember what Bugatti really was and still ought to be: a maker of simple, small, light, highly innovative and beautifully made road racing machines.