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Outback Gets Out Front Among CUVs Commented on: 3 years ago (July 9, 2014)

No manual transmission. I have nothing good to say about this change.
Not that anyone's going to read this anyway.

Mechanics Say Service Advisers Underestimate Repair Times Commented on: 3 years ago (June 27, 2014)

You're talking about dealership service advisers, however the issue goes beyond the dealership. Many chain service shop (regional and national) advisers are instructed to stick to the standard...

2007 Model: Nissan Maxima Commented on: 3 years ago (April 14, 2014)

"A new continuously variable transmission is standard on both variants."
This was the model year that I died (more than a little) inside.

Downsized Engines Leading to Increased NVH Issues Commented on: 3 years ago (April 14, 2014)

Outside of city focused cars (Smart, IQ, Fit, Mirage, ect.,), the answer to a better highway car is low end torque. If the torque is properly utilized, the vehicle is quite and fuel efficient. The...

When It Comes to Mileage, Cars Tell the Truth Commented on: 4 years ago (March 14, 2014)

Nonsense! A close family member (the one who likes to consistently tell me how wrong I am) insists that his Chevy 1/2-ton Z71 really gets mid to upper twenty's in mileage on the highway. Why?...

Ram EcoDiesel Has High-Class Lineage Commented on: 4 years ago (March 13, 2014)

What I've been saying for a while; put that engine into the Charger/300C, with optional AWD. For the 20k mi/yr + crowd in North America, this would be a great addition to the marketplace. Big and...

OSHA Lift Inspections Under Way Commented on: 4 years ago (February 27, 2014)

Hopefully, they visit no-dealer shops also. I can think of one chain store (with a south-central Wisconsin store) that really isn't up to snuff when it comes to lift maintenance! But, no one wants...

Cadillac Design to Add Dose of Old-Fashioned American Swagger Commented on: 4 years ago (February 25, 2014)

This is a great looking vehicle. It will probably have pretty good performance also. However, the seats that they've been using over that last few years have been some of the worst that I've ever...

Researchers Developing Green Gasoline Substitute Commented on: 4 years ago (February 21, 2014)

Well, let's get to it!
But,,,,,,there's always a 'but',,,,,,,we just need to ensure that we aren't utilizing farm land/food and forests for this process. I'm sure most of us can figure out...

Mazda: Didn’t Want to Damage Clean-Diesel Reputation Commented on: 4 years ago (February 8, 2014)

Not that I blame them for not wanting to talk about it, where are they at with the fuel being dumped into the crank case?
Oh, and when can we get this engine in a Miata?! 310lb-ft of torque...


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