rorycarroll
Rory Carroll
rorycarroll
Jalopnik EIC '48 Willys CJ-2A, '84 Porsche 911, '15 VW GTI, '07 Lexus GX 470.
Mar 5
10

Generators typically will only output a certain wattage, usually in AC only, and a lot of times its not very clean, stable power. This means it can take a long time for a car to charge, the car can refuse to charge and sometimes it can even damage the onboard charger. Typical onboard EV chargers will only accept a Read more

Mar 2
22

No man, just no. You don’t pull out in front of a tandem dump truck traveling at-speed to get t-boned for an insurance scam! That is an odd theory you tossed out there, wtf? Did you see where the truck hit the SUV? The passengers were 99% sure seasonal farmhands loaded up on the way to fields to work. Of course this Read more

Mar 1
14

Thank you. Almost every reviewer of Chevy’s updated Bolt lineup has complained there is no AWD option. That’s nonsense. I’ve lived in the upper midwest snow belt all my life and am speaking from experience: you absolutely do not need AWD or 4WD to get through a winter here. (One of the best winter cars I ever owned Read more

Mar 1
136

Here in Finland less than a quarter of cars have AWD and it snows everywhere. It’s not an issue unless you are an idiot.

Feb 25
176

It most certainly is a negotiation. I’ve worked with an Indian tribe and they’ve become very adept at playing the victim card. Usually it’s a shakedown for a payout; then they start to infighting over which of their own factions get it. See casinos, Keystone XL Pipeline, literally any government social program and now Read more

Feb 9
3

Agree with you. I love my GX...but once you get to 3 the game changes completely. It’s genuinely shocking how large of a vehicle you need for 3 car seats, stroller, etc. I’m doing this dance now as the GX won’t work for 3 poopfactories [and neither will really anything else except full size SUV [even the Tahoe is shit Read more

Feb 8
8

Minivans in America are too damn big. I’d much prefer the Asian-market Honda Stepwagon or Toyota Alphard. They look better than their American counterparts and offer most of the utility in a package that’s nearly 2ft shorter.

Feb 8
10

Now get in a new Sienna, Carnival, and Pacifica and do a “Battle of the Vans”. Our Mazda5 is due for replacement in a couple of years and we’re planning on getting a real mini-van not some wannabe mini-minivan and it’ll be nice to see which one comes out in a battle to the death.

Feb 8
30

We looked at the Odyssey and Sienna when the Wife wanted a Mini-Van, 40K + new and expensive used. Read more

Jan 5
154

WHY IS THIS ARTICLE SO POLITICAL THE RADICAL LEFT ARE THE REAL TERRORISTS OR TESLA OWNERS OR WHATEVER AND HILLARY CLINTON LET OSAMA BENGHAZI ASSASSINATE JEFFERY EPSTEIN

PIZZAGATE

Dec 17
5

My friend had a bunch of people over to her house, and her family rarely plowed their U-shaped driveway with enough space for people to navigate through it. There were like three cars in front of me, and I thought that if I gunned it, I could get my large boat of a Grand Prix through a snow drift that had piled to the Read more

Dec 17
6

Oh I got a good one of these. It was not long after I bought my Land Cruiser. My friends and I were going back country skiing and the place we were going is a pretty popular winter trailhead with limited parking and when we arrived there weren’t any spots left. There was street parking and the snow had been cleared on

Dec 9
8

Say what you want about Lada, I would like to have a decent running Niva 4wd