So that’s where The Excellent came from
That’s fair. It’s just guesswork, but I think they’ll eventually replace the Porto with the Roma convertible at some point. They’re so similar, and a convertible would suit the Roma so well.
If I had Portofino cash, I’d be putting it towards a Roma convertible. The Portofino seemed pretty attractive, but the Roma blows it out of the water: much cleaner lines, much fewer cuts, ever-so-slightly nostalgic, a perfectly-judged design for the most laid-back car in the lineup.
Add those two together, and the pandemic will probably be good for used car sales. People don’t trust public transit so they might buy new cars. But the economy is bad so they have less money to spend. Enter used cars.
See also: Touran & Routan.
He just couldn't wait for Flight Simulator 2020 to come out huh
Push through, it’ll be worth it once it’s done.
Sorry if I missed it, but are they listing this mileage as empty, or with full payload? Does load not have any significant impact on range? That seems hard to believe.
It’s all driven by market competition. There have been 2 generations of rwd 1/2 series, available as a 4 door hatchback in Europe, competing with the Golf etc.. I consider that alone a miracle. The 1/2 series were always going to lose on interior room and luggage space - that’s the whole reason the transverse fwd… Read more
The difference it being able to feel your way around the buttons before activating anything. When you reach for, say, a volume knob while looking at the road, your hand goes to the general location of the knob, and feels for it. Maybe your finger lands on the track selection button - that’s where muscle memory comes… Read more
It’s not just about keeping things where they used to be. Mercedes used to cram everything onto a single stalk. If the wiper controls were physical knobs on the center console, that would have been fine. The driver would have to get used to their new placement, but they would get used to it, and then muscle memory… Read more
I’m partial to the Boxster font lately. Very playful for a serious German brand.
That's an interesting point. These are based on the w210 chassis, right? When the W210 was in production, the CLK convertible was actually based on the C-class platform, so MB never made a W210 convertible either.
Never seen this concept, pretty cool! My parents had a 1st-gen Intrepid; great car, and the 3.5L V6 would not quit.
That’s true only for the latest generation. The last-gen X1 was RWD (which was awesome), and was based on the contemporary e90 3 series. Come to think of it, I should be looking at X1's instead!
Locks do only keep casual thieves away, but plenty of thieves are “casual”. Something like 30 percent of burglaries occur via an unlocked door. About 50% occur during daytime. People can do what they want as long as they’re informed about the risk, but door locks seem like a no-brainer way to reduce risk of break-in… Read more