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  1. If you can't even at least recognize and acknowledge the engineering and performance here, and can only post insults and slights against the car, then yeah...... If someone made comments in the same vein against a ZR1 or Viper ACR, the same posters in question would be all up in arms.
    3 points
  2. I'd heard of Quigley 4x4 conversions, usually with Ford Econolines. But had not heard of Mowag---Swiss Dodge van 4x4 conversions. http://www.curbsideclassic.com/blog/reader-ride-dodge-mowag-4x4-b350-van-swiss-rarity/
    2 points
  3. Very strange how the driveshafts come from the black trapezoid (transfer case?) and connect to thingys behind each wheel..never seen a driveline like that.. Googling turned up this--Vemco V-drive 4x4 conversion.. The Vehicle Engineering and Manufacturing Company of Fort Wayne Indiana offered Ford and Chevy van conversions from approximately 1976-1980, and went out of business soon thereafter. Same picture of the van on it's side w/ rust.. http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2017/06/a-full-size-chevy-van-with-vemco-v.html This article is linked from the above link, refers to
    2 points
  4. I'll take this over the ATS-V all day. Not even close. One is a sport sedan, the other a real luxury car with sporting capabilities. I'd gladly give up that last 10% of precision and dynamics the ATS might have for the AWD, stunning interior, greater room, refinement levels, and all-around usability the C43 offers.
    2 points
  5. Wonder what the approach and departure angles are on that!? I like that the Escala look is being put into production. I wish it had debuted on an updated CT6 first. I had the same objection with the Continental nose actually being released for sale on the MKZ before the Continental was out.
    2 points
  6. The 5-cylinder Volvos have interesting maintenance schedules. They have flame traps and oil traps that need to be cleaned out and replaced at like 70k miles or you burn up the engine. 50 cent part, $400 labor to complete the job because once you open the hood you have to dig all the way to Sweden to get to it.
    2 points
  7. Cadillac had this commercial on the Oscars tonight and posted to their Youtube Channel.
    2 points
  8. Hi, folks! I used to post here years ago under the names Carnage, SevyrdSoul, and C.H.U.D. I used to be big into photoshops and sketches. I kinda ran out of inspiration years ago, That is, Automation came out. Here's a Pontiac SJ8 I began working on yesterday. I believe, with all the outlandish design traits in current cars, Pontiac would be a leader in design today. I miss them so much haha.
    1 point
  9. Saw one of these overstuffed couches today, waddling thru a dunkin donuts parking lot. Nothing says 'class' like a $2 donut & a $230,000 SUV.
    1 point
  10. Geneva is one of the few auto shows where sports cars are the major attractions. Case in point is Porsche which will be using Geneva to debut the facelifted 2019 911 GT3 RS. The GT3 RS is one of the last 911 models that hasn't gone turbocharging. Instead, it's 4.0L flat-six remains naturally aspirated. Porsche has bumped horsepower by 20 and torque by 8, giving the 911 GT3 RS figures of 520 and 346 respectively. 0-60 mph takes only 3 seconds - a tenth quicker than the previous RS. Drive goes to the rear-wheels via a seven-speed PDK transmission. Those who want a manual will need to step do
    1 point
  11. @balthazar google GM class action suit and you get even bigger wall of search results
    1 point
  12. Yeah, could all be in the setup. 23 horsepower at 6,100 rpm is not a huge increase, so the turbo size increase could be quite minimal, thus any lag change could probably dialed out by adjusting the throttle input mapping.
    1 point
  13. That's easy... the ATS handles better, has more precise steering, and more standard equipment. Plus, when you option the C43 up to matching the standard equipment of a regular ATS V6, you're within $2k of an ATS-V which moves to a whole different level of performance over the C43. If you're capped out at $58k and not a penny more... yes the C43 will accelerate better than an ATS V6. Spend $2k more and the ATS-V wins. Spend $2k less and you're stuck with a 4-cylinder Benz verse a V6 Cadillac.
    1 point
  14. 35-in rims. Packard, I believe '21.
    1 point
  15. The floating screen is only four years old, as of 2018. That's half a car's generation. Nothing about that amount of time or looks is dated to anybody other than somebody reaching at something to dislike about the vehicle. Mercedes pretty much leads every class they are in in interior quality, materials, and design(obviously subjective). Every shape of vent has already been used. I don't know what shape you want them do have. I guarantee I could find some 80's vehicle that has vertical vents like the ATS and complain about that if I wanted to and say "it's old" but that's just ridiculous
    1 point
  16. Really, really like this car. Would be a top contender for me if I were buying something in this realm for sure. MB is really doing a lot of good things lately.
    1 point
  17. Different strokes. My enthusiasm for cars has never been about raw speed.
    1 point
  18. We guys need your enthusiast cards revoked. Good lawd.
    1 point
  19. 1 point
  20. I guess I will never be a Porsche person as I just do not get the old outdated styling, the blah interior, this car just does nothing for me. What a waste of nearly $200k dollars.
    1 point
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  22. I've been dealing with the start stop for a few days on a new F-150. That is some annoying s#1*. To have the engine shut off for less than a second only to restart itself seems like a lot of excessive wear and tare on the starter and engine. Not to mention the constant needless shifts on the transmission. And I'd be willing to bet all the extra wear on so many components isn't saving fuel in many cases.
    1 point
  23. the camaro visibility problem is real. the car performs unbelievably but daily driving is sacrificed so badly that i would bet it would sell 50% better with equally sexy styling but much better visibility. GM may need to move off the transformers / retro styling soon with the Camaro and pumping up the greenhouse a bit may be the way to go. Won't surprise me if the Camaro goes hatchback again. The Ascent, your comments are pretty similar to some other comments i read somewhere from someone who saw and got in the Ascent first hand. I really do believe Subaru just tried to supersize a Fo
    1 point
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