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Its not an exaggeration to say I would rather walk than have a CUV. ANY CUV. From a Mazda CX5 to a Lamborghini Urus. I’d rather walk. 

Cars all became our friend who aced the SAT, got his business degree, and is now doing a solid job raising his two kids in the suburbs while working his way up through middle management at a regional accounting firm. He’s a good friend and can hold his liquor on the semi-monthly occasion he comes out with us. Read more

Koenigsegg is the visionary Musk pretends to be on his best days.

I’ve seen worse things.

They’ve slowly been choked out by SUV. Few exist, but they’re still around. VW Golf wagen is phenomenal, Merc E class has one (gorgeous), Panamera (gross), BMW has/had a 3 and maybe a 5 series wagon, Jag did as well, Audi and of course the stunning Volvo ones. Read more

They are worse in every way vs regular cars, except 1) driving through high water and 2) making you feel a false sense of security because your butt is higher off the ground. Read more

Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator. Never understood the appeal of having one as a DD. Read more

Miata. Does nothing for me. And yes I have driven one on track for hours. Give me POWER.  Putting on hardhat now.

I recommend a set of torx. If you ever need to work on a Saab, people will think you’re a wizard. I swear to god, the average mechanic acts like a torx fastener is some exotic lost technology.

It’s like a sedan but more practical without the drawbacks of a crossover. Not a deep concept.

Airplane mechanic checking in here. This is no outside the parameters of normal usage or in this case lack of usage (airplanes in storage). The 5th state bleed air check valve is a spring loaded plunger like check valve who’s purpose is to prevent back flow of 5th stage bleed air from the other bleed systems on the Read more

It’s almost like unfettered capitalism has major flaws. Deadly ones. Read more

Personally I’d rather stay away from the “exotics” - one of the things about the Bronco’s revival is that it’s not just for the super weatlthy like a Miura or Lancia Stratos would be.

Definitely thought of the Sensonic when I read this article. In particular, I thought of the Top Gear episode where James May was attempting to parallel park a Saab 900 Sensonic on a hill. Carnage and hilarity ensued. I’m assuming Hyundai made some kind of provision to hold the car to start on hills? 

SAAB for sure. They were outside the box and would have been awesome electric. Imagine a new version of the 95 not (the 9-5 mind you) with electric power.

Sure, you CAN get trailer tires that are rated for higher speeds. They won’t come on the trailer, they will DEFINITELY not be on ANY rental trailer, and nobody does. Which leads to the frequent boat/trailer “yard sales” all over the Maine Turnpike every summer. Don’t be a dumbass, and you can use European tow ratings Read more

I’m willing to pay for added capability (and niceness), to a point - I have owned a number of rather expensive cars. There isn’t nearly enough added capability here to justify the silly price tag. No matter how you slice it, this is just a hot hatch with a lift kit. Which is just dumb to start with. No car has ever Read more