TheBlacktopExperiment
theblacktopexperiment
Jan 6 2018
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I typically couldn’t give two cares about heated seats. My butt isn’t normally cold. Hands and feet are a little cold, but that’s it.

Sep 3 2017
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I’ve heard that mostly from automotive publishers, but the problem with that is, they don’t test the cars for a long period. They just hop in it, drive it for an hour, and base their opinion off what specifications it has and if its a Honda or Toyota, or something else. If its a Honda, even if its crap, they will rate Read more

Sep 3 2017
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Civic owners do feel the same way. Everyone, especially Honda and Toyota owners, hate my car for reasoning I cannot quite comprehend (I think it relates to the fact base models are sometimes rental cars). I mean, they do about the same job roughly speaking (Avenger has more head room and trunk room I think, but don’t Read more

Sep 3 2017
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It’s still less appliance-like. And the design is more classical, in the 2000s sense, and not random cuts and lines all over. I also have a vehicle that is more stylish than any new Honda or Toyota in existence.

Sep 3 2017
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No thanks. It’s an appliance to me. Lacks the character, styling, and patina I like in my cars.

Jun 14 2017
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2018 Toyota CHR. Just because it’s so ugly, that I can barely stare at it, let alone be inside it. I couldn’t imagine driving a vehicle that hideous.

May 22 2017
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Get a classic car. Something pre-1977 is best. They are easy to grow emotionally attached to because not only you will like it and its personality (some classics have so much patina and character, they are like dogs or people), but other people around you can/will grow attached to it to. My 1972 Buick Electra Read more

May 22 2017
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You are right. I’m sorry to say, generally car enthusiasts wouldn’t consider any of the cars you’ve owned “great” or “cool” cars/trucks. Once you get your dream car, a reasonable dream car that you can afford that is, you will want to keep it longer since you have more of an emotional attachment and it speaks to you. Read more

May 21 2017
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We have a law here in Ontario. I think it’s a 13/20 law (correct me if you are positive I’m wrong). That is, if you are over the age of 13, or have tires on your bicycle over the size of 20", you cannot ride on the sidewalk. At all. You can ride on bike paths, but I limit my speed to 20 kph (12.5 mph) if on the bike Read more

May 21 2017
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Song: Not bad, but not good either. Very generic for music in the last 3 years. (I can’t tell it apart from half the songs they make today).
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May 21 2017
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So it’s $2,200 (CDN or US?), but it needs everything except a body. I see that a few times here and there for classic ‘67-’73 muscle cars. I never think it’s worth it myself, because there is so many man hours involved (hundreds), and the money for all the parts themselves. Plus doing repairs on them every time they Read more

May 14 2017
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It’s all about functionality and following all these guidelines. Government mandated guidelines. Exterior styling is thrown on the back-burner for efficiency, safety, and like you say, this attempt to look “futuristic” (but it’s failing hard).

May 14 2017
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If that is your taste, all to it my friend. I don’t see the appeal you do. The design of my cars, and all my cars to come, will be reserved. Not 100 crazy cut lines, angles, and plastic trim pieces on the exterior. And odd shaped lights, windows, and grill.
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May 14 2017
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I mean, don’t get me wrong. I’m not telling you (or you guys) what you can and can’t like, and if you like it, love it, and it grows on you, well that’s your prerogative and good on you. But this design will never grow on me. All my cars are, and I’m 99.9999% sure will always be, traditionally styled. That is, front

May 13 2017
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No excuse to make cars as ugly as they do. There has to be better design ideas out there that haven’t been done. This recipe for disaster (exterior styling disaster, that is) has to stop. I keep looking at vehicles built in 1971, then vehicles built in 2017, and go “How could we get so wrong? How could we change so Read more

May 13 2017
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I actually think it is worse looking than the Juke. It has even more contradicting angles, and the rear C-pillar is a total mess. I mean, in 60 seconds I could point out 10 things wrong with just parts behind the B-pillar alone. That is, if I can look at it long enough without being too revolted.