Soundoff: 2015 Mustang V8 Vs Mustang EcoBoost(1 hour ago)Or are you one of those idiots who understand literally nothing about the physics involved in how an engine works? Until you learn why displacement can be a good thing and having all you're beloved high-strung screams can be a bad thing, kindly just shut the hell up.
2015 Ford Mustang Performance Specs Revealed(Jul 18, 2014)I hate this front end, I like the rear though, and the performance. Just not sure it's enough now. The Mustang was my favorite of the three pony cars until this. If the camaro ends up looking like shit the Mustang may win me over. But I doubt it.
SRT CEO Does a Massive Burnout in a Challenger Hellcat(Jul 16, 2014)The mustangs are cool and all. But imo this looks way better. I'd rather have this. Let's face it none of these pony cards are going to be the best track focused cars. If rather have this as a daily driver and get a cheaper track toy and strip it.
Jeep Expects Next Wrangler to Provoke Land Rover War(Jul 15, 2014)V it's funny how that trip over the ocean seems to mess things up. LR has a horrid history of reliability in the states not to mention an even worse customer support reputation. Though jeeps are not the most reliable even here, their ability and cost to fix those issues is much much much less.
Jeep Expects Next Wrangler to Provoke Land Rover War(Jul 15, 2014)Well Howard, when it's electronics fritz out or it breaks down, just call a jeep to come get you. Only other vehicle capable of getting good to where a LR would, but also able to get you back home.
Check Out This $101,000 Chevy Camaro Saleen 620 Black Label(Jul 14, 2014)It is way too much. No camaro should cost this much unless it's a fully restored classic. Even then. It's a lot but at least then you're getting something that will hold the value. This will not, it'll never be worth it. Hell even copo camaros can be had for a bit less.
WTF?! Dodge SRT Viper Production Has Stopped (Again)(Jul 10, 2014)Even though on multiple tracks on multiple days vettes usually outpace vipers. And that .8 was the c6. The c7 standard z51 is faster than the outgoing ZO6. There is no denying the vette is a bit better as a performance car. But it loses in the exclusivity and personality department against a Viper.
WTF?! Dodge SRT Viper Production Has Stopped (Again)(Jul 10, 2014)The corvette is still a better car in nearly all aspects. The ACR isn't really something you can tout as a better car. And I'm a Viper fan. If I could, even though the vette is better I'd still have a Viper. I just like them more.
Nissan to Finally Launch New Titan at Detroit(Jul 10, 2014)V correct. Besides trim updates, the inclusion of a long wheelbase model, and most recently an interior and minor exterior(tailgate redesigned, new colors etc) update, it's been the same since it was introduced.
Nissan to Finally Launch New Titan at Detroit(Jul 10, 2014)I own a 2012, while it is a clearly dated truck it is still a VERY GOOD one. It's never had a problem, runs very well is surprisingly fast and very happy to haul. Feels solid and never has it felt cheap. Except for fuel economy it's still a damn good choice. However the competition is just that much better now so only advantage is its price is usually a good bit less.
WTF?! Dodge SRT Viper Production Has Stopped (Again)(Jul 10, 2014)Matt, you're right, the Viper had always been an uncompromising car, for an uncompromising customer. To bad as you said, people today are lazy, that uncompromising buyer is much more rare than ever before. They sadly need an auto transmission to sell more. But they do that and the sales of the stick version will probably go to 0
WTF?! Dodge SRT Viper Production Has Stopped (Again)(Jul 10, 2014)A shame indeed, the Viper is the first car I fell in love with. I still like these more than corvettes even though the Chevy is faster, the Viper will always have a special place in my heart. But I do not see it surviving much longer.
Chrysler's Diesel Experiment is Paying Off(Jul 09, 2014)V reason being they have good marketing and strong followings. But they are no better than their competitors. All three are good and very capable. But the value is on rams side where as recognition is on ford's. The conquest sales and growth of ram shows that. They're growing much faster than the other guys for a reason
Subaru BRZ Will See a Second-Generation(Jul 09, 2014)Bruce, actually it was. Toyota supplied direct injection, the automatic trannys and funding. The chassis, engine suspension and all that were solely developed by Subaru.
Subaru BRZ Will See a Second-Generation(Jul 09, 2014)The only issue I have with this interior is the radio. It's a but cumbersome to use. Otherwise, everything and I do mean everything, is well thought out and EXACTLY where it needs to be. Seating position, controls, the wheel, pedals etc all just work.
Subaru BRZ Will See a Second-Generation(Jul 09, 2014)You forgot, Bruce, Subaru sells cars like it's going out of style. They may not have the volume that Toyota does, but they are in no way not making enough to develop the car "by themselves." Don't forget, they already did. Toyota just paid for it. So the majority of cost is already gone.
Chrysler's Diesel Experiment is Paying Off(Jul 08, 2014)Though if it's brand new it should be "fixed" already. There have been a few other issues I've heard of with the ecoboost "loss of power" which may be more extensive
Chrysler's Diesel Experiment is Paying Off(Jul 08, 2014)I definitely like it way more than its competitors. The new f150 though looks good to me and is on par. But I like what RAM offers in their trucks more. Coil suspension or available air suspension. 8 speed transmissions. An excellent interior
Presenting the 2015 Mustang Packaging Guide(Jul 08, 2014)Hold on there, the challenger is in fact riding on a mercs chassis. Albeit modified but there is a possibility it will put it's power down well despite its weight. That being said there is no way it'll out pace the Mustang or camaro until it loses weight. It's not built to that point.
Presenting the 2015 Mustang Packaging Guide(Jul 08, 2014)Considering the mods and it being based in the boss' version of the 5.0. You're starting with 444 hp. To do head work, valve work and intake manifold work not to mention the lighter and faster moving internals with the Pistons and rods. I'm guessing at the very least 450 to 500
Presenting the 2015 Mustang Packaging Guide(Jul 08, 2014)Well, considering the boss was 444 hp, this has new heads, valves, intake manifold, pistons, and connecting rods. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess the new GT will be at least 450 hp stock. Probably more. To do those mods on a boss version those mods would be 500 horsepower
Jeep Cherokee Diesel Only Possible if Grand Cherokee Sells(Jul 04, 2014)The sad thing is that diesel is less expensive to make and it is literally a byproduct of gasoline production. Therefore it should be cheaper. But the use is nearly 90% industrial in the US and therefore the price is higher. Less overall demand, but it is crucial so they charge more for it.
An All-New Jeep Wrangler is Coming in 2018(Jul 03, 2014)V agreed. So far despite the opposition to fiats involvement they, and especially the Jeep brand, have flourished under them. The Jeep brand is leading Chryslers sales. The Cherokee, despite its compromises, is the most capable cuv in its segment and is selling well. They'll do fine with this
An All-New Jeep Wrangler is Coming in 2018(Jul 03, 2014)V they had better hope they don't they do and they can shutter jeeps doors. Even with the massive increase of sales the brand has seen lately the wrangler still makes up a huge majority of its sales. If it isn't well received they'll fail
An All-New Jeep Wrangler is Coming in 2018(Jul 03, 2014)Cool, there will be plenty of wranglers to come get you when it breaks down out there. But I doubt many will be willing to shell out the money it'll require to fix that overpriced rig.
An All-New Jeep Wrangler is Coming in 2018(Jul 03, 2014)Too bad you didn't just stay quiet Ethan. Rather than contribute. And that's why I wrote so much. Owners like you and enthusiasts of the Jeep and wrangler demand this trucks capability and it's approachability. To "evolve" it more would kill that heritage. There is a fine line they need to balance.
An All-New Jeep Wrangler is Coming in 2018(Jul 03, 2014)Simplicity, the ability to go places not many other vehicles can and lastly the ability to get there and back without totally breaking down and then costing thousands to fix.
An All-New Jeep Wrangler is Coming in 2018(Jul 03, 2014)Evolution isn't needed in that. They do need to lighten the thing and more fuel economy would be great. But those aren't the desires of at least 80% of owners. What they need to do is make sure it can do all the things the wrangler is praised for.
An All-New Jeep Wrangler is Coming in 2018(Jul 03, 2014)Again, the wrangler is much like a 911 in the fact that it's changed little in its lifetime. Why change it much? Owners of these want the looks and build to be like this. It makes for easy maintenance if they mess something off roading. To change that will ruin the icon.
Chevy VS VW In Diesel Tug Of War(Jul 03, 2014)The v10 in these have very little in the way of aftermarket parts available. I hate Chevy trucks but the truth here is traction. The truck started axle hopping. The VW was able to pull it due to that. The Chevy didn't have good traction.
Chevy VS VW In Diesel Tug Of War(Jul 03, 2014)Require if he does "roll coal" and uses it as a towing vehicle. Not you have to replace a factory exhaust with stacks. But in some places on diesel vehicles that can do this and are used to tow (blowing smoke is easier with a load) they require the exhaust go up.
Chevy VS VW In Diesel Tug Of War(Jul 03, 2014)Cam, many states require stacks on trucks. If he's not inspectable and the truck can blow smoke a lot of places require the exhaust exit up and out of the height of pedestrians and traffic.