zacestrada
Zac Estrada
zacestrada
Apr 8 2019
3

I always thought that the EVs of that era looked like regular cars on stilts, because at that time they could only pack the (big) battery packs on the floor and therefore had to raise the car up to accommodate.

Apr 8 2019
3

Electric cars are a bit like many of us: We had this really long awkward phase in the late 90s and early 2000s, and we’d prefer to forget about it. Read more

Apr 8 2019
10

Looks similar to, if not the same as the one used on the EV1: this flat cartridge looking thing.

Apr 8 2019
1

I drive a 2012 Leaf, and I see a lot of subtle cues in this car that became part of it. Even the dash display is remarkably similar. I wonder where EVs would be today if this car had succeeded and we’d effectively had a Leaf 13 years earlier. Read more

Sep 19 2017
72

If I was in the US I’d still have voted her given the choice on display but her problems are similar to the LibDems in the UK in that she has the personality of a teacher you don’t particularly like. The “I told you so/we were always right” mentality and not exactly a great ability to enthuse passion outside of the Read more

Apr 3 2015
54

Infiniti was serving bourbon at their stand. It made the auto show considerably more tolerable.

Mar 17 2015
21

My second car, a 1967 Giulia Super. It was glorious. Then agonizing. Then rapturous. Then heartbreaking. (etc, etc). I finally cured the Solex carb issues that drove me insane by replacing them with DCOE Webber 40s. If only I could have stopped blowing headgaskets and warping the head.

Mar 17 2015
7

Beryl green SPG. The rarest of the breed. Except for the prototypes of course.

Mar 11 2015
71

Cheap car challenge featuring Clarkson, DeMuro and Tavarish? I'd definitely watch that. Read more

Mar 3 2015
38

For a long time, I used my (now sold) Saab 96 V4 as a city car. It's surprisingly usable as one: soft suspension to handle the Boston potholes, torquey V4 engine to get off the line, and an automatic choke and damn good heater to deal with cold weather.