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That is an insult to all equidae, good sir. At least donkeys have demonstrated they are capable of accepting new information.

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One of these things is not like the others. One of these things is different.

I’m talking about the Sport. In this lineup the Sport is... weird. It’s like the old first and second generation Ranger based Explorer, before they upsized the Explorer and had it sharing parts with the F-150. Which, y’know, I’unno how well Read more

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I... don’t understand that mindset. With a sports car, the capability is built into the car. You just have to be moving to be able to use it for it’s intended purpose, which is enhanced performance. Even accelerating to the speed limit faster than other cars is using that enhanced performance. That’s a passive Read more

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Uh-uh. Nope. Just get a previous gen Legacy wagon and deal with the lower weight and less hassles. This ain’t even worth half the price, despite the rarity of stationwagons in modern America. Crack pipe.

Side note, removing parts of the exhaust to make it louder without making more power is a dick move. It’s a modern Read more

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When I hear “crossroad” it makes me think they couldn’t decide what the hell they wanted the product to me. Crossroads are representations of indecision, and the Journey was already indecisive as to whether it wanted to be a cheap commuter or a slightly upscale family car.

Jul 5
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If we’ve learned anything, it’s that software piracy rates go up the more the software gets fragmented and placed behind pay gates. The same way people get illegitimate copies of games because the retail versions are forty percent complete at $60, car owners will break into the firmware and enable the other sixty Read more

Jul 5
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Wait, the Murcielago wasn’t rear wheel drive to begin with? I could’ve sworn it was, and it was the LP 640 that made it all wheel drive.

Jul 3
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In the past two weeks, three times. It’s not the braking that does it, it’s the turns. That, and fast food employees putting fries on top instead of to the side of the bag, thus making it top heavy and without any reinforcement from the cardboard of the fry container.

Jul 3
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The Journey had a lot of brilliant engineering, brought to heel by bean counters with fifth level control issues and a neglectful parent who didn’t care about their adopted child. If a three door hatch had half the storage solutions the Journey had it’d push a ton of people off CUVs. Seriously, why don’t seats in other Read more

Jun 30
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The Mustang was called the T5 in Germany, because a German truck company had the trademark rights on the Mustang name.

Jun 30
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The GTe-173 seems wildly overpriced for what it is. $33,000 for the weaker version. And that’s before buying the batteries, which are $15,000 for a 25kWh version.. I would waste less money and get more power buying a new Challenger Scat Pack, ripping the engine out of it, and then shoving the engine into a rusty Read more

Jun 30
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I have tastebuds that are annoyingly good at picking up certain flavours. For example I can’t just pick off sausage from a pizza. Even with it removed I’ll taste it and it’ll make me lose my appetite immediately. Weirdly I’ll eat sausage any other way, even uncooked. But sausage on pizza sets off the OCD part of my Read more

Jun 29
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Built so cheap even the promo images don’t include doors. Military grade hardware, baby.

Seriously though, it’s nice to see them building smaller and lighter vehicles than the HMMWVs with their fifty two hundred pound wei— Oh, it weights five thousand pounds? Oh. What was the point of this again when we can use Read more

Jun 28
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It’d make getting a lime green ‘83 300ZX with a VQ35DE a lot easier.
That said, Nissan might die doing that. You’d need to suffer a few months or even a year or two of losses before people started getting on-board with the a la carte style. I don’t think they have a year or two of leeway. Plus Nissan’s made a looooooot Read more

Jun 28
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Ehhh, I don’t subscribe to the “It’s mine now so fuck the future” kind of mindset. I’m going to drive the car since I own it, but I’m not going to destroy it by cutting the firewall or the rear fenders or something that’s almost irreversible for most normal people. I’m probably not going to be the last owner of the Read more

Jun 28
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Well, there’s a lot of ways.
First is forgoing profits for image. Dodge somehow manages to get the image without losing the profits because they’ve got no competition in their corner. Ford has one car that goes against three, being the Mustang. And it tends to be more expensive than the Challenger and Charger power for Read more

Jun 27
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It’s a hard feeling to let go of, for sure. It’s just becomes natural to you to work with the car as it’s building up momentum.

And don’t worry, the desktop version isn’t faring any better. Even blocking Javascript, ads, and the sidebar videos, one tab of Jalopnik is taking up like 200MB of RAM. Spanfeller and his Read more

Jun 27
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Basically what it is is I have a Raspberry Pi Model 2B sitting in the dash. It’s powered by the car’s electrical system by using a voltage regular so it’s stepped down to 5V in order to not harm the Pi. Used to be I was powering it from the cigarette lighter using a USB adapter, which works, but I hated seeing the Read more

Jun 27
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Oh, I know. It’s just there’s a more noticeable pull from an electric motor than from an engine and transmission. In my experience driving a Chevrolet Bolt, it was immediate acceleration no matter what speed I was going at. I actually accidentally chittered the tires like a cat calling a bird when first exiting a Read more

Jun 27
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Maybe. Or they might be reproductions. All the cars in that comic have a vaguely ‘50s aesthetic to them. Hell, the police drive Tucker 48s with dual rear axles.