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Staff Writer at Jalopnik and learning pilot. Loves all vehicles! Smart Fortwo (x4), AmTran School Bus, VW W8, Jetta TDI (x2), Audi TT, Buell Lightning, Suzuki Burgman, Yamaha U7E, Honda CBR600 + More
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Whoo, I have thoughts. I even argued this yesterday with a Ford person, and sorry, I will die on this yellow No. 3 hill. The Mach-E ain’t a Mustang, and a “Corvette-inspired” crossover will never be a Corvette.
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6h
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Frigate is PERFECT! I like the cut of your jib, to keep the nautical theme going.

6h
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I have no particular problem with CUVs/SUVs from makes like Porsche and Lamborghini as a general rule. But using a model name that has decades and decades of brand equity for it does seem a bit stupid to me, as Ford did. Read more

9h
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Full disclosure: My company has a contract with Ford Motor Credit, but I don’t think my opinion really is really related to our credit profile targeting system... Read more

10h
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And this is why it’s a bad idea to remake The Italian Job.

10h
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Plus, remember that if they want a quick SUV it’s GM, they have a ton of performance names in their history, they could make it a GMC Typhoon or Syclone, a Buick Grand National, a Buick Wildcat. Hell even their product codes are sometimes legendary, a Chevrolet IROC-E might be a bit tricky given that IROC refers to Read more

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Cayenne gets a pass because they didn’t name it a 911; which is what making a Chevrolet Corvette SUV would be.

Urus gets a pass because Lamborghini had the legendary LM002; plus they started as a tractor company.

They should make an SUV that looks inspired by the Corvette, but why not just name it its own thing; the Read more

10h
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The thing is that Corvette isn’t a separate brand, it’s an entity within Chevrolet. That means the brand already has a ton of its own crossovers, and that’s before you get into GM trying to make Cadillac sportier and future-focused. A Corvette SUV is going to step on toes in ways that the premium models you mention Read more

17h
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Torque seems to be an Android-only app. On my iPhone, I’ve had great success with the elegantly-named “Car Scanner ELM OBD2,” which is free and has all the functionality I could desire. Want to know if your engine idle is exactly on spec? Need to know if your O2 sensor voltage is fluctuating in the prescribed manner? Read more

19h
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this is amazing. maybe one day i can convince my boss to let me be 100 percent remote and just move to Europe to have all the fun cars.

Jan 14
2

Neat seeing the inside of a US-market 451! Hey look, a clock which displays in AM/PM! My Canadian one can only display in 24hr time. And 142k miles! Wow, that's crazy for a tiny city car!

Jan 14
6

I use torque on an old phone, but I think I would like to migrate to an Ultragauge or scangauge to clean it up a little.