What do these zippers do? Maybe I'm out of touch, but I really don't think I've ever seen dual zippers on a pullover sweatshirt before. »
I'm a big fan of Randall's work. But when I read this "what if" this morning, one of his assumptions struck me as particularly odd. »
Unpopular opinion time. The perfect first car isn't a car; it's a motorcycle. (I'm comfortable with a non-car answering the question, because Doug's answer wasn't a car either.) A SLOW motorcycle. My rationale is below, in order of importance. »
The Leaf has never looked so appealing to me. Glow in the dark paint is dorky, but I love it. (As if a Leaf needed more dorkiness.) »
Agreed. There is a difference in maintenance schedules, but I've never seen it as extreme as was stated above. Ironically, the biggest differences in maintenance schedules between cars and bikes seem to come from areas other than the engine. Precautionary brake master cylinder rebuilds and steering component… »
I was previously unaware of the Silvia's badge. I had no idea that Scorpion helmets had ripped it off. Granted, there are only so many ways to stylize an "S", but this is pretty damn close. »
I made a pair of these in college with tires I took off of my car.
Durable as fuck? Maybe.
Too heavy to wear? Definitely. »
So it actually put down 229hp. That's pretty damn close to the advertised 220hp. Less than 5% off. Sounds to me like they're doing the same thing other manufacturers have done in the past (Dodge SRT-4 comes to mind) and advertising the wheel power rather than the crank power. »
As has been shown time and time again - manufacturers won't build what enthusiasts say people will buy. What they build instead, people won't buy. »
Very good questions. I'm always baffled by what I perceive as an overuse of means when summarizing lots of data. In many cases, this one quite clearly one of them, the median is a much more meaningful number. »
Counter-counter-point: There's nothing lazy about choosing to park in the first available spot you find rather than endless circling around crowded, snow-covered streets wasting time, wasting fuel, and adding to congestion. In my experience, finding a spot in Chicagoland is hard. There just aren't enough street… »
I tried this ("properly" adjusted mirrors) for several months. Maybe I'm spatially deficient or something, but it didn't work for me. »
I bought almost exactly the car pictured, and I completely agree with you. You don't buy a wagon for its looks. You buy a wagon because you find the compromises of the alternatives unacceptable. It functions better than anything else as an all-rounder.
A sedan won't fit 4 adults plus luggage, dog, mountain bike,… »