Chevy Dually Plays Tug-of-War with a Semi(Oct 24, 2014)Y'all also gotta take I to account the semi is a manual. The odds are very against him here and he can't use the very low gears. This is like tying a horse to the back of a car and trying to pull it while having to use 6th gear.
Chevy Dually Plays Tug-of-War with a Semi(Oct 24, 2014)Lol a full size, heavy duty truck would never match semi in real world towing. You aren't going to get to a 80k lbs load and pull it across the country at grades more than 1% for more than a handful of miles before the truck gives out. If you think semis are useless you're living in a fantasy world.
Honda Killing Cooler Euro Accord(Oct 24, 2014)They killed the tsx so I'm not surprised to see this go. Also, I can't imagine that it will be sorely missed. European roads are a bit smaller than those in America and I can see why most would pick a more fitting car from the Honda lineup that's probably a bit cheaper, optioned pretty close to the same etc. And with Australia having both, one still being made and one not why would you need both? Trim the fat Honda, save a bit of m9ney and build a proper s2k successor
Will the Audi A4 B9 Receive its Own Personality?(Oct 22, 2014)Audi certainly doesn't make a bad looking car. But also not exactly exciting either. Maybe it's just me, but I'm getting bored with their design. Again it's not bad but it's just missing something now.
Motor Trend’s Inevitable Camaro Vs. Mustang Comparison(Oct 20, 2014)The 1LE might be a boss fighter but the base GT with the performance pack was also, a boss fighter. They specifically targeted the boss in its development. Which the GT is faster than the old boss. Not saying this is a 100% fair comparo but it's not too far off either. In all, if the 1LE is more fun I don't know. I've driven an SS and a 2014 GT with the brembo, to me the mustang was more fun. Easier to see out of and more responsive.
Hennessey Releases Specs On New Mustang Supercharging Kits(Oct 19, 2014)This is not to say I don't respect the built not bought mantra, but in a financial light, bought not built means you'll have more for what you spent if you go to one of these companies (roush, saleen, Hennessy etc) in a purely monetary sense. You could easily get more power for cheaper doing it yourself. But even here they are offering a warranty, so just like hot factory versions of cars they detuned it for longevity
Hennessey Releases Specs On New Mustang Supercharging Kits(Oct 19, 2014)Again you're shade tree modifications like adding a supercharger or turbo or a cam/s doing head work or headers or even high-flow cats usually puts you in grounds for any powertrain warranty work to be denied (not all factory approved shops capable of carrying out certified warranty work are this strict but most are) and will therefore hurt value of the car. These kits from the big tuners are investments. You'll likely never get what you paid but you'll recover more than otherwise if you sell
Hennessey Releases Specs On New Mustang Supercharging Kits(Oct 19, 2014)Before the MAF and after the cats keeps you safe for warranty. Anything between the MAF and cats gives them grounds to deny. I should clarify no modification voids a warranty. They can't void it. But they can deny warranty work. If it's not factory it's not covered and if it's in there and you have a failure then all they have to do is say the vehicle was modified and operated outside factory specs and you're gonna pay for it.
Hennessey Releases Specs On New Mustang Supercharging Kits(Oct 19, 2014)They are can legal so they won't get you nailed with emissions legality. They will however void your warranty. Any engine modification that's not factory can cause them to deny it. While an intake or cutback doesn't qualify any power adder like a supercharger or turbo. Ecu remapping, cams, valve work, intake manifold etc will.
Hennessey Releases Specs On New Mustang Supercharging Kits(Oct 19, 2014)Hennessy isn't cheap but, like roush, saleen and the other big tuners, it's covered under a warranty and adds value whereas at home mods void warranties and reduce value. You're money is better spent here if you ever plan on selling.
Toyota Confirms Another GT-86 is Coming(Oct 17, 2014)Um dude, you are completely wrong. Subaru designed everything about the chassis, and suspension. Toyota supplied the money, direct injection, and the site tranny.
And the Truck of Texas Award Goes to...(Oct 14, 2014)75 other vehicles. Better post some subjective results or is not valid. I just don't think they should be throwing awards at this before anyone can even own it. Let the damn thing earn it in real tests. It certainly has the ability. It's be more persuasive then too.
And the Truck of Texas Award Goes to...(Oct 14, 2014)Not surprising that it's won so much. I'm not an f150 fan, but I Love the new ones looks. Secondly while the Ford may not be the best at absolutely everything, it is the best all around. And the new one promises to uphold that.
And the Truck of Texas Award Goes to...(Oct 14, 2014)I have no doubt this would have gotten the award on its own but this just screams of a bought award. No one has subjectivity tested this yet, the reviews are scarce and no one is driving it yet. Hell, it's even been slightly delayed from its proposed on sale date. This award is unwarranted.
Are You F-cking Kidding? Even the Ford F-150 has Fake V8 Sounds(Oct 07, 2014)V Well, in a truck, especially in this case, you are getting an engine that provides a better ability to work. The torque curve on it is better than the NA V8s can do. And then, even though the ecoboost engine (3.5L) hasn't proven to be much more if any more economical than the v8, you get the ability to go slightly further on a gallon of gas. Considering trucks are meant to work those attributes weigh in quite favorably for the smaller engines
More Dirt on the Mid-Engined C8 Corvette(Oct 07, 2014)You missed the point about driving a sports car. It's not about a to b in one. It's about the experience. The connection to the car and control over it in a manual can't be replicated even by the best auto.
More Dirt on the Mid-Engined C8 Corvette(Oct 07, 2014)I would never buy a sports car without a manual transmission. Period. I've owned auto cars and trucks, and I have daily driven a manual sports car for years with my old 04 GTO which had a upgraded and very heavy clutch and now daily my WRX. It is annoying in traffic, but the rest of the time, it's awesome to have. But a camry if you don't like it.
Are You F-cking Kidding? Even the Ford F-150 has Fake V8 Sounds(Oct 06, 2014)I Love the new f150. But this option I'd have to skip. No need. If I chose to buy one with the smaller engines I understand it's not a v8 and I am not looking for it to sound that way. Now, of you could program it to sound like, say, a sport bike or a space shuttle that would be fun. What about if it malfunctioned and reved while it was slowing down and redlined at a stop. Ha.
Jeep Special Editions Storm the French Capital(Oct 04, 2014)Mr. Downs,
As soon as you can let go of trying to correct all the morons here and realize they're scope of life and grasp of any concept beyond the smallest of understandings about what a horsepower is or what a car even looks like, you'll be happier.
Ford Mustang Chief Engineer Talks Smack About the Camaro(Oct 02, 2014)AL, you've proven your knowledge. But truth is the z28 is a very well engineered car. It's price isn't that bad no matter what you wabt to think. You're getting a fully warrantied, very very capable car that can and does outperform many costing much more. I guess what I'm saying is, which has been proven. The z28 is better than most want to admit. And is more than JUST tires.
Hennessey's New Ford Mustang has 717 Horsepower(Oct 01, 2014)Handling hasn't been Hennessy's top priority in most of their packages. I don't doubt it'll handle well but I'd spend my money on roush or saleen. Though this is quite nice, I prefer the other two front end though but the power is amazing.
Ford Mustang Chief Engineer Talks Smack About the Camaro(Oct 01, 2014)A 1LE was tested alongside a z/28 and what did they do? Swapped tires. Because the wheels fit stock. The z28 proved to be better, but here's the deal only by a small margin. The spool valve shocks and big ccbs help a lot. But AL you're only half right. The Z28 on the 1le's tires which are much smaller all around still performed very well.
Which Cars Get the Most Speeding Tickets?(Oct 01, 2014)I've never met a GTO driver like what y'all are saying. Most of us, drove pretty mildly. But it is a v8 muscle car and there are definitely some heavy feet and light heads behind the wheels.
Ford Mustang Chief Engineer Talks Smack About the Camaro(Oct 01, 2014)And they also couldn't get repeated lap times out of the gt500. It was a one and done show. They ranked the zl 1 above it in the face that they could get consistent times multiple laps in a row. Just saying. I like both. And the boss is my favorite of em all.
Ford Mustang Chief Engineer Talks Smack About the Camaro(Oct 01, 2014)I'd have to go for the camaro. Now at least, a 2014 stang was and is my favorite pony car. But I don't like the new mustangs. And going by reviews which are claiming a good bit of front end push I'm not sure the mustang really hits it's mark. But I've not driven it personally and I'm not going to really bash it. I just don't like the looks.
Motor Trend's 2014 Best Driver's Car is...(Oct 01, 2014)Muhammad, Motor Trend asked for the GT3 but Poroshe did not have one to give them for the press. And the competition is only open to new cars or cars so updated it qualifies. The 458 was out of Co so derision. The 458 speciale was asked for but not given.
Which Cars Get the Most Speeding Tickets?(Oct 01, 2014)But because I wasn't overly aggressive he pulled me over to talk to me. Proceeded to tell me the only reason he actually outlet me over was cause the driver I was passing eyed him and then me and them him. He said that it's happened to him before but last time he didn't feel the need to pull the car over so the other driver called the department and reported him. Told me "so, this is just to make sure I don't get reported and to inform you to stay in your lane a little longer next time."
Which Cars Get the Most Speeding Tickets?(Oct 01, 2014)Mitchell, it's always been "speeding" or wreckless driving. In the GTO which was bright red and very loud I never sped. But it got a lot of attention. So it got pulled over. The only other was the wreckless which was cause when I was merging on a highway I didn't stay in my lane long enough. The cop was behind me on the highway as I was entering it and saw me merge.
Motor Trend's 2014 Best Driver's Car is...(Oct 01, 2014)God almighty the stupidity in here... Y'all desperately need to learn about engines. All you see is the peak numbers and you don't understand shit about how they work and what's going on with all of the different styles that makes these things do what they do.
Motor Trend's 2014 Best Driver's Car is...(Oct 01, 2014)Your power under the curve will be more torque and horse power at lower rpm ranges than the high-strung, high rev engines in, say a Ferrari flat plane crank. At 2000 rpm this engine (LS7) is giving you more power and torque than the Ferrari is. Until you reach the rpm range that a Ferrari is going to make more. Then it's advantage to the smaller one.
Motor Trend's 2014 Best Driver's Car is...(Oct 01, 2014)The big thing you're looking for is power below the curve. Peak horsepower is meaningless. Like a cheap amp for a stereo. It says 1000W peak. But it's rms is nowhere near that. In other words, it'll only ever hit that number in a very few instances. Most of the time you're only getting, say around 30-50 W of power to play with. As for engines, large displacement work less, they rotate less but provide more for that given rpm range.
Motor Trend's 2014 Best Driver's Car is...(Oct 01, 2014)Holy shit I'm so tired of this "they need how big a motor to make how much? So and so gets more out of much smaller" they are two completely different styles of engines. Please, for the love of God, go research the differences in the way these two operate. Neither is the wrong way to make power but both do so in totally different ways.
Official: GMC Developing Canyon Denali(Sep 30, 2014)Wow you're original. What a compelling concept: being first. You must be one hell of a cool guy. I wish there were more people as cool as you. It would make car buzz so much more fun to use.
Jeep Planning a Name Change for the Grand Cherokee SRT8?(Sep 28, 2014)This is stupid. Don't rename this. It already doesn't sell as well as it probably should and this name throws away any equity they have in the srt name and badge. Srt is something people recognize and want and that in and of itself is better than the performance of this vehicle for sales.
Are You the 2016 Chevy Camaro?(Sep 22, 2014)Gm did say this model would be more evolutionary than revolutionary. But this is pretty much just a 2014 with very minor changes. I don't think it'll look too much like this, however it won't look radically different I don't think either.