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turbopumpkin
Jan 21
4

I totally get this. It reminds me of when I was 15 and the orthodontist would ask me what color rubber bands I wanted on my braces but I could never decide so I always went with rainbow. I’m now in my 40s and I still can’t make up my mind so these days any time I’m asked my favorite color I always say “rainbow”. As a Read more

Jan 21
14

There was a Walgreens in the town I grew up in where two Harlequin owners worked. There was also a third one in that same town, which I occasionally saw parked alongside the two that were normally at Walgreens. Read more

Jan 21
1

My parents brought their camry in for a major service once and we got a Prius V loaner. That car is so good. So much space, it is a legit station wagon. It’s comfortable, it’s pretty quiet, and for people who don’t need to do 0-60 runs, it’s fast enough to be a normal car. Gets over 40mpg if you drive sanely, and the Read more

Jan 20
3

The taxi drivers I’ve talked to say they can’t wear out the pads and they sure as hell try.    

Jan 20
2

Yup. We’re still rocking our 2005 with over 200k miles and no real issues other than some scratchy speakers and interior wear. The 2nd gen is pretty famous for it’s interior going ratty really quickly. That chart is impressive, but I’m genuinely a little surprised the Camry and Corolla aren’t higher up there. I’ve Read more

Jan 20
3

I feel like I am hard on my brakes, in part because of major metro area traffic. My front pads were replaced around 100k miles. Rears are original at almost 140k. OEM tires lasted about 40k. Replaced them with Michelin Defenders that are good for 70-80k. On my second set of Defenders now.

Jan 20
13

I’ve tracked the cost per mile of my Prius and, for about 12k miles/year, I've averaged $0.32/mile. It's insanely low, and that includes a battery replacement.

Jan 20
11

Don’t let higher odo readings put you off. Mine had about 170K when I bought it, has over 230K now. Runs fine. The horror stories of $4000+ battery replacement costs may indeed be true but they’re uncommon, and you can find new batts on the aftermarket with excellent reputations for less than half that price.  The Read more

Jan 20
7

Considering the Prius’ existence as a model in the US only goes back 20 years, this is a remarkable achievement. Read more

Jan 20
14

I was toying with the idea of getting one as my beater and was surprised at the used selection. You have lease trade-ins, and you have high(150+) mileage examples, but the mileage between 36k and 150k doesn’t have all that many priuses for sale. This report doesn’t really surprise me

Jan 15
18

The problem is, that Corvette holds a ton of marketing power. Like tons. More than Mustang maybe. So if GM wants something to be talked about and get people interested (or riled up), then it’s a no brainer.

Jan 14
39

This IS having vision—failover is a huge part of AV and I literally just envisioned a possible solution, or at least a start. As far as handing over all driving to the “most advanced” systems from Tesla, GM, etc, we’d be boned, at least right now. There’s been plenty of mis-used Autopilot wrecks. Read more

Jan 13
113

Answer to the question is no, in general they are not cool.

Unless its some unasked for free upgrade to a part from a higher trimline, then maybe it would be cool.
But when its something wacky and poor quality like this, definitely not cool.

Years later when you sell the car you have to convince the next buyer (if they Read more

Jan 11
8

Exactly. Even if I had the “cash”, if a bank wants to give me free money and the financial risk, I’m taking it.  In a perfect world, you invest the money and make way more than 0-3% on it.

Jan 11
17

Even with the cash on hand to buy a new car, I still finance. It doesn’t take a Warren Buffet to invest that money and earn a return beyond the interest rate on a car loan.

Jan 11
41

It’s surprising to a lot of people here on Jalopnik, but some people like to get a new car every 3 or 4 years. And they aren’t greedy capitalist pigs for doing so. Read more