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    1. I agree that demographics are a murky business,...

      I agree that demographics are a murky business, and it's entirely possible that the actual sales of the Escalade don't match the stereotypes. But we all know the stereotypes exist, and I can recall...
    2. How do we know that? That's really the question...

      How do we know that? That's really the question that I'm asking. You can't just say, "Whatever is on the market currently is the correct product, because otherwise the automakers would be offering...
    3. I would say that the Germans basically defined...

      I would say that the Germans basically defined that path, and Lexus at least started out by copying them. In more recent years, Lexus has gone off in some different directions, but the result of that...
    4. I read this whole article the other day. When I...

      I read this whole article the other day. When I think about Cadillac, I always struggle to separate my own personal views from "what the market wants". Because personally, if GM wanted me to go...
    5. Great find! More of these boats needs to be...

      Great find! More of these boats needs to be preserved. Cars like this probably have a much lower survival rate than the '50s and '60s stuff. Give it a good detail and take it to some local shows...I...
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      $27K 2015 Midsize Sedan comparison (cars.com)

      These days I don't put much stock in comparison tests, because it seems like modern cars are so similar that different people can test the same group of cars and get opposite results. Nonetheless, I...
    7. As I've said before about this vehicle, I don't...

      As I've said before about this vehicle, I don't pretend to know whether it's going to be successful, but it does seem clear that Toyota thinks they can make it successful. If this were just about...
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      At first I thought it was a hatchback/liftback,...

      At first I thought it was a hatchback/liftback, but now looking at it again, I'm not so sure. If it's really a sedan, I guess it would have to be the Civic. It sure doesn't look small to me though....
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      I don't think this is a Civic. Look at the...

      I don't think this is a Civic. Look at the dual-exhaust setup. Even the current Civic Si has a single exhaust. Why would they go to a dual system on a car that's only offered with small 4-cylinder...
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      Hey, the A-bodies are fantastic, at least from a...

      Hey, the A-bodies are fantastic, at least from a durability perspective. I still see A-bodies on the road every day, and the last one was built over 18 years ago. Even Toyotas and Hondas of that age...
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      My '90 is still going with 127K miles now...I...

      My '90 is still going with 127K miles now...I started with 65K in 2008. Most of the real annoyances have been engine-electrical problems. Nobody seems to make a throttle position sensor or an...
    12. I think the real genius of the Magliozzi brothers...

      I think the real genius of the Magliozzi brothers is that they managed to bring together a blue-collar style and an NPR-approved level of intellect in a way that worked seamlessly. "Car Talk" is...
    13. Check out Luscious Garage...

      Check out Luscious Garage. They're a hybrid-specialist shop in California. If you can get past their San Francisco hippy-dippy-ness, they seem to know more about the Prius than Toyota does. Their...
    14. I have a lot of experience working on a Lumina...

      I have a lot of experience working on a Lumina APV. The problem with these vans seems to be that they used mostly parts-bin stuff from the X-body and A-body lines, which were much smaller cars. Other...
    15. Glad to hear you got it sorted out. I hate to...

      Glad to hear you got it sorted out. I hate to hear about people junking a good car over something silly like this :)

      -Andrew L
    16. I went ahead and did some research on this: ...

      I went ahead and did some research on this:

      Automatic climate control w/digital temperature setting (RPO CJ2):
      First Design (1998 only): Latest GM number 9356083, supersedes 9350043. ACDelco...
    17. Can you get the GM part number off the ORIGINAL...

      Can you get the GM part number off the ORIGINAL unit (not one of the used replacements they tried)? Finding old NOS GM parts is sort of one of my hobbies...if you post the part number I'll try all my...
    18. When I first saw this video like 10 years ago, I...

      When I first saw this video like 10 years ago, I remember reading that the purpose of the tests was to make sure the air bags didn't deploy in situations where they shouldn't. I'm not sure if that's...
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      Be careful how you word the part about installing...

      Be careful how you word the part about installing the lugs before lowering the car. I wouldn't use the term "hand tight" there...make it clear that they need to be on firmly. I had a friend almost...
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      I used to live near this place...

      I used to live near this place, which may be the only "Authorized Daewoo Service Center" left in the US. He has a whole lot full of donor cars, as you can see. The place is still there and he still...
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