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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 15, 2019 at 17:55.

Comment of the Day: Parking Garage Panel Gap Edition

Comment of the Day: Parking Garage Panel Gap Edition
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If electric cars truly are to be the future of the automotive industry, then the world is going to start looking different in ways we might not have anticipated. For example: what the heck are we going to do about all those parking garages? Tesla looks like it has an answer .

But in what is also an unwritten rule of the universe, where the name “Tesla”...

Patrick George Patrick George Jul 15, 2019 at 17:02.

Comment Of The Day: Moral Philosophy Edition

Comment Of The Day: Moral Philosophy Edition

What do we owe to each other?

Earlier today we highlighted a very curious ad for an Infiniti G37x Coupe —with an automatic, mind you—where the dealership insists “BEFORE WE ALLOW YOU TO PURCHASE THIS UNIT WE MUST HAVE YOU BE INTERVIEWED BY THE PREVIOUS OWNER TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE A GOOD FIT.”

This is bizarre, especially with the dealer acting as middleman.

Now, I think all of us would prefer the...

David Tracy David Tracy Jul 15, 2019 at 15:20.

Comment of the Day: Kenny Rogers Edition

Comment of the Day: Kenny Rogers Edition
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Yesterday Toyota announced it was recalling some of its C-HRs , since their bolts can loosen, possibly causing the rear wheels to fall off. Somehow, one Jalopnik reader turned this situation into a joke about the singer Kenny Rogers.

I’ll be honest: I had no clue what the heck this comment was all about, or why so many people found it funny:

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Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell Jul 15, 2019 at 12:40.

Comment of the Day: Same as it Ever Was Edition

Comment of the Day: Same as it Ever Was Edition
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Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Say it however you want, but humans have a way of repeating history. Back in 1999, this Porsche 911 was purchased for a whopping $6900. But the thing is, nobody thought this car would ever be worth big money, it was just an old 911.

There are countless used cars...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 15, 2019 at 12:26.

Comment of the Day: It's A Lada Work Edition

Comment of the Day: It's A Lada Work Edition
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There’s something hilarious about this story of a guy in Russia trying to steal three Ladas three very distinct times only to have all three of them give up the ghost before he could actually, y’know, carry out the deed. Is it because someone was so desperate to steal a Lada that they tried three times? The the notoriously sketchy Lada couldn’t even...

Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell Jul 15, 2019 at 12:04.

Comment Of The Day: Nothing To Be Done Edition

Comment Of The Day: Nothing To Be Done Edition
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The existential dread felt in the classic Waiting For Godot is similar to what many feel today, waiting for the benefits to roll in from their tax cuts. From 1981.

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Congratulations Silas Von Dookiebird on your COTD victory. It was a high brow reference, and for that I thank you. 

Patrick George Patrick George Jul 15, 2019 at 11:31.

Comment Of The Day: Reliability Is A Relative Thing Edition

Comment Of The Day: Reliability Is A Relative Thing Edition
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Once again, Doug’s Hummer is an endless source of amusement and Comments of the Day. Today, our faithful columnist recounted how it broke down on a busy street . Hijinks ensued.

Now, Doug has other cars, so one might think being temporarily Hummer-less is no big deal for him. But then Brendan Fitzpatrick and My X-Type Is Too A Real Jaguar (sure it is,...

David Tracy David Tracy Jul 15, 2019 at 10:33.

Comment of the Day: Give Us Our Manual Wagons Or Else Edition

Comment of the Day: Give Us Our Manual Wagons Or Else Edition
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We Jalops love our manual wagons, so when BMW announced that its new generation of 3 Series will not come with a long roof in the U.S., and that its non-M models won’t have a clutch pedal , the natural response was to somehow make the company change its mind. Reader EZBrzy has a solution.

Tariffs:

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Whoever’s running in 2020, feel free to run on...

Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Jul 15, 2019 at 10:23.

Comment Of The Day: Make Autonomous Cars Work Or Make Them Illegal Edition

Comment Of The Day: Make Autonomous Cars Work Or Make Them Illegal Edition
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Regardless of whether or not you’re in favor of self-driving cars, it seems like this comes up in every conversation about them: the current state of autonomy being marketed as “autopilot” or “self-driving” is dangerous.

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Some version of iska2000’s statement has surfaced many times, and it does seem like there’s something to be said for an “all...

Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell Jul 15, 2019 at 04:07.

Comment of the Day: When Will The Lies End? Edition

Comment of the Day: When Will The Lies End? Edition
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There is a switch in my 944 that says a/c on it, but when you turn it to the right, it only causes a belt under the hood to squeal and a noticeable drop in power output. It’s a great car otherwise, but why would anyone make a car with that kind of switch? Seems like poor planning on the part of the Germans.

It sounds like Stan has a similar problem with...

Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell Jul 15, 2019 at 03:53.

Comment of the Day: Supra Overload Edition

Comment of the Day: Supra Overload Edition

Toyota has been teasing the new BMW-based fifth-generation Supra for at least a hundred million years, and it’s starting to wear on some people, not least of which myself. It’s a fun and interesting car that might prove to punch a little bit above its weight class, taking on such cars as Porsche’s Cayman. It’s an arguably attractive design [I really like the rear haunches] that should drive...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 15, 2019 at 03:50.

Comment of the Day: Cullinan Caravan Edition

Comment of the Day: Cullinan Caravan Edition
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Call me old fashioned, but owning a car with plenty of room seems sooooo overrated. There’s nothing I love more than, y’know, packing light and not having any passengers. Which is why the Rolls Royce Cullinan is probably the most ideal car on the market right now.

But for those of you who need that extra bit of space in their vehicle, consider this...

Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Jul 15, 2019 at 03:24.

Comment of the Day: The BMW Z4 Will Bring Balance Edition

Comment of the Day: The BMW Z4 Will Bring Balance Edition
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The new BMW Z4 is here to bring balance to the universe.

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Congrats on your COTD win, RodRAEG. With just a snap of my fingers all of the BMW GT cars will crumble to ash.

David Tracy David Tracy Jul 15, 2019 at 02:23.

Comment of the Day: It's Hard Not to Drive a Lot When America's This Spread Out

Comment of the Day: It's Hard Not to Drive a Lot When America's This Spread Out
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In The Morning Shift today , my brilliant coworker Aaron Gordon wrote about a report from the Department of Transportation stating that Americans drove 43 percent more miles in April of 2019 than they did during the same month 25 years prior. Even though vehicles are cleaner now, driving isn’t great from an environmental standpoint. But as one reader...

Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Jul 14, 2019 at 22:56.

Comment of the Day: Four On the Floor Edition

Comment of the Day: Four On the Floor Edition
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It’s never any fun showing up to a Halloween party wearing the same costume as four other people. If anybody bothers to drudge up the four Porsche 911 GT2 RS models sitting at the bottom of the Atlantic, it could be a problem.

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Congrats on your COTD win, XT6Wagon.

I would keep a few variations of the limited edition numbered plate to swap out at...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 14, 2019 at 22:53.

Comment of the Day: Vegas Edition

Comment of the Day: Vegas Edition

Burning Man is one of the most bizarre weekends of the year in just about every possible way, but there’s something to be said for the remnants it leaves behind. Namely, the giant Boeing 747 just sitting out in the middle of the desert because no one wanted to claim it and no one has any idea what to do with it.

Folks, it’s a good thing we have featherlite to come up with the money making...

Patrick George Patrick George Jul 14, 2019 at 22:19.

Comment Of The Day: You Put Your Left Foot In Edition

Comment Of The Day: You Put Your Left Foot In Edition
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Another day, another dose of Mustang mayhem . I can’t decide if there’s suddenly been an uptick in Mustang-related incidents lately, or if the internet has simply become more acutely aware of them.

All I know is the memes keep coming, and they aren’t getting old yet.

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Well played, Back in the USSR. Now it’s time for the Mustang Song again!

Happy...

Patrick George Patrick George Jul 14, 2019 at 20:57.

Comment of the Day: Where's The Fire? Edition

Comment of the Day: Where's The Fire? Edition
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Okay, this one’s really good.

On the heels of some Florida (of course) Highway Patrol flaming car shenanigans today, reader A E S T H E T I C delivers one of the best laughs I’ve had in a while:

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Outstanding. Has anyone ever called 911 to sic the fire department on the police department? Anyway, enjoy the COTD win.

David Tracy David Tracy Jul 14, 2019 at 20:54.

Comment of the Day: Old German Cars Will Ruin You

Comment of the Day: Old German Cars Will Ruin You
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Today my boss Patrick George wrote about the disaster that was owning his 1984 BMW 733i in New York City. In the story, he suggested that we come up with a name for aesthetically nice used cars full of “secret problems,” and one reader proposed a great answer.

Take it away, MP81:

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Yes, used German cars in the U.S. have a reputation for being both...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 14, 2019 at 19:13.

Comment of the Day: Custom Sass Edition

Comment of the Day: Custom Sass Edition
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The future is here, folks. No, we might not have flying cars and our vehicles don’t always look like spaceships, but now, we’ll have animated holographic waifu personal assistants to give us a hand behind the wheel, so really, what more could anyone ask for.

Well. There could be a few little tweaks.

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Congratulations on both your COTD and your...

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