lhodge
Lawrence Hodge
lhodge
Staff Writer at Jalopnik. Dad. Lover of all things with 4 wheels. Weird interest in buses.
Mar 5
1

For one, liability. I can tell you as someone who has worked for AAA, thats all its about. They use independent contractors who for the most part dont want to touch or deal with EV’s. 

Mar 2
51

The dealer is no longer under the same ownership. Its still there though but under a different name. But It wouldn’t make sense to name the dealer now as it would do a disservice to the current dealership and some could imply that they were the ones that did it. Were they still around I would most definitely name them Read more

Mar 1
60

Ha It occurred to me many times over the years. But I get satisfaction that he lost his job over this. I hope he didn’t land somewhere else though.

Mar 1
38

I was about to say this. We had the bubble Taurus. Best family sedan I had ever encountered. It did 135 thousand miles before the transmission blew.

Mar 1
30

Thats exactly what happens. I remember when I was in the business. Me and a service tech had to go repo a Pontiac Vibe from this guy. We had him to agree on a down of 2k. He would bring in a thousand one week and the next thousand another. He brought the first thousand. Next week came. He never showed up with the Read more

Mar 1
42

As someone else noted, sending someone off without an absolute approval is common. Especially, like in the instance of my mom, if the deal is being done on a Friday or weekend. If they really want to get that “sale” they’ll send the customer off by convincing them everything is fine while waiting until the next Read more

Feb 26
16

This is the 3rd row. I was going to include this but I didn’t feel like it was a good pic of it as far as showing leg room, which is what really matters. 

Feb 23
4

Right. Thats why I said that this shows that F really isn’t a stand alone performance thing with Lexus anymore. Especially if they are going the route you pointed out with this not being a full on F car. 

Feb 22
2

We’re getting the iD4. The EQs are coming as well. Mercedes has decided against bringing the EQC here. I think it might have something to do with the poor sales of the Jaguar i-Pace and Audi e-Tron.

Feb 11
3

Things make less sense when you take into account that there is a bus route that runs from the airport directly into that Metrolink station. I used to ride it in college. But I get not everyone wants to take the bus. But then there is also the Ontario Metrolink station. Its just three miles from the airport. Read more

Feb 11
6

Id bet good money there have been several design studies done by multiple engineers for at minimum, over a year now, before this pitch was made. Read more

Feb 11
1

Ha nope its a real place. Nice upper middle class city. Locals don’t actually say the full name though. We just call it Rancho.

Jan 29
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I think thats whats happening. Its doing well in Europe. But here, where if it isnt a Tesla it wont sell, its combo of high price and low range made people ignore it. it would explain the huge price cut they got for 2021. All the EV sites though drink the Audi kool aid and make it seem like its selling amazing. I Read more

Jan 29
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With how the E-tron has been selling, I wouldnt expect the Sportback to even last long enough for anyone to even find one.

Jan 26
1

You’re ok. My sis, who was a teenager at the time mind you, often thought that taking trips from LA to San Diego meant that we were leaving out of state. 

Dec 22
4

CNET experienced it in a Badlands trim after just 15 minutes off road. Could be a preproduction issue or signs of a coming bigger issue. Just have to wait and see since the Bronco Sport just came out.

Nov 24
2

Done. But based off last years sales numbers, the Sienna was third in sales behind the Pacifica. Chrysler is doing something right. But maybe that will change with the new Sienna.

Nov 24
1

Yea that was my bad. The Odyssey has been outselling the Sienna a few of the years though.