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      I used to gripe about "behind the curve" tech all...

      I used to gripe about "behind the curve" tech all the time. But after transitioning from years of driving brand new cars everyday, to now only daily driving the two cars that I own (both with subpar...
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      I agree about the G70 manual. I've driven it...

      I agree about the G70 manual. I've driven it quite a bit, and it's fine. Not exactly a Honda shifter, but it's better than the 128i I drove a few months ago. The reviews make it sound like it's a...
    3. Either the last year of the Vanagon Syncro...

      Either the last year of the Vanagon Syncro Westfalia, or a 2003 Eurovan Camper.

      Tom
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      Oooh, that's one of my hometown TV stations. My...

      Oooh, that's one of my hometown TV stations. My dad LOVES listening to Talkback 16 - "Those people are so stupid."

      On the other hand, it further helps me lose my faith in humanity.

      Tom
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      Congrats on the boat! I've long wondered...

      Congrats on the boat!



      I've long wondered if the Skinny Pancake was good or not - one just opened down the road from Queeche State Park, where we often take the Airstream. Thanks for mentioning...
    6. Agreed. It's a pretty fun car, in an odd way - I...

      Agreed. It's a pretty fun car, in an odd way - I put several hundred miles on a turbo manual PT ragtop back in the day.

      The other car that comes to mind is a Saab 9-3, but E46 is the answer.

      Tom
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      Your post was awesome, and exactly right. It's a...

      Your post was awesome, and exactly right. It's a super hard business for all but those at the very top, and even they are subject to the whims of publishers. There is also an Old Guard that isn't...
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      I stayed out of those discussions, partly because...

      I stayed out of those discussions, partly because I had other things to do. But it is known that the sample size has decreased over the years, while the number of models and model-years has...
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      Let me be offensive to you: you're an idiot. ...

      Let me be offensive to you: you're an idiot.

      I worked at CR for 25 years. If anything, the recent years brought changes that made overall scores better track CR's overall view of a vehicle - they...
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      Mrs. mutcth is also a big-time knitter; we've...

      Mrs. mutcth is also a big-time knitter; we've disqualified cars because their ride was too jittery for her to knit without getting car sick.

      I enjoy reading these updates - but they also frustrate...
    11. Thread: Bought a Lotus

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      With the stuff in your garage and the weather...

      With the stuff in your garage and the weather where you live, that outcome is no surprise at all.



      I know I mentioned wanting your TT - I still do, but I've decided to put future $$ towards my...
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      Totally. CR will only test what they've...

      Totally. CR will only test what they've purchased. When I first started there in 2005, CR would wait to have a group of similar cars before publishing a test group. This created some long waits as...
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      Sadly, automotive writers. This is sexist, but I...

      Sadly, automotive writers. This is sexist, but I often think that the field is a great way for men to keep being children. Ford brings a few Mustangs to every media association drive day, just so...
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      Here's the funny thing. I used to work for CR, so...

      Here's the funny thing. I used to work for CR, so I should be applauding this Jalopnik post.

      Thing is, it's a cheap blow, publishing things from a private FB forum on a public site. The funny...
    15. As a human factors expert, I don't disagree with...

      As a human factors expert, I don't disagree with some of the general premises in the article. I do think the Model 3 goes too far in removing hard controls for some basic adjustments. I've also long...
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      Really enjoyed reading this thread. I've always...

      Really enjoyed reading this thread. I've always loved that RR design; my former boss had a LWB ex-development car that he left decay away at the back of the property.

      Tom
    17. I'm late to this, but it's a really good thread:...

      I'm late to this, but it's a really good thread:

      2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

      + Fantastic steering and body control. It's a great dynamic benchmark for my OEM consulting work.
      + Very quiet...
    18. They didn't mention them because this is a pure...

      They didn't mention them because this is a pure clickbait article, intended to advertise iSeeCars rather than help anyone, and listing the "worst" gets many more views than listing the "best."

      Tom
    19. I'm a big fan of crash tests, but I have a very...

      I'm a big fan of crash tests, but I have a very hard time with Mr. Ly explaining away some of these results with mentioning the results of the IIHS narrow offset test, a test that is more an...
    20. I drove a similar new S60 T6 last week. The...

      I drove a similar new S60 T6 last week. The steering is really odd; very little feel on center, not linear in response. I could deal with the ride (which I didn't think was as bad as the reviews...
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