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Elizabeth Blackstock
elizabeth-werth
Weekends at Jalopnik. Managing editor at A Girl's Guide to Cars. Lead IndyCar writer and assistant editor at Frontstretch. Novelist. Motorsport fanatic.
Apr 11
63

Thank you for your incredibly condescending reply! I’m sure it is a truly incomprehensible concept, but we both have excellent credit, are in the process of signing paperwork on a house we purchased with more than the standard 20% down payment, and still had the money at hand for a goofy purchase like the Suburban. 

Apr 10
5

I've been very conscious about being a respectable Long Boy driver! The tow mirrors also give very great visibility to the rear so I can see just how close I am to people before I start moving

Apr 10
11

Thank you for being that guy—I'll make a correction! A whole year of Russian literature in college apparently taught me nothing!!!

Apr 10
2

Taxi services are often unique based on city, state, and company. But you're definitely correct in the fact that vulnerable people will continue to be vulnerable no matter how many regulations you impose on a driver. 

Apr 10
10

I think you make a good point. There’s one comment in the grays right now that went off on me for coming across as entitled, which I will absolutely grant because I 100% have the privilege to opt for a rideshare service as opposed to public transit. But the amount of economic privilege I do or don’t have should not Read more

Apr 10
2

Yeah I think the main difference is that there is theoretically a better system of accountability and vetting, but driving a taxi doesn't make a creepy dude inherently less creepy. I'm sorry your friend went through that—the buddy system is definitely, but unfortunately, the way to go if that's an option.

Apr 10
2

I had no issues with visibility on the way home, which was great! I’m short so I was a little worried but I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to have a full view of the entire car. Merging was a dream! It was just the weight and power—I had literally driven a BMW M5 Competition two days earlier so it was one Read more

Apr 10
9

We're definitely and unfortunately aware of the goofy ad situation happening right now and are working toward a solution! I am sorry we have to ask yall to be patient!!!

Apr 10
13

Thank you for the link to the info kit!!! The brake lines are brand new but were replaced because they wore out, not rusted out. It's lived its whole life in Texas, so there is virtually zero rust anywhere to be found. Nothing leaking from my most basic scans but I will be going over it with a fine-toothed comb this Read more