Being stranded in mud alongside a road in the middle of the night, in the middle of a storm, is an experience indelibly associated with cars from a single country. Which one? You guessed it: Ye Olde Britain. And while we understand that it must be such a boor to constantly be the punch line of the same joke, there is a reason for it. P161911 knows why. In today’s Down On The Street, we took a look at a 1986 Jaguar XJ6, a car plagued with electrical problems if ever we’ve seen one. Tired of the jokes, Britisher Layabout called for a ceasefire, asking why classic American iron is so much better. P161911’s response was:

Because a falling down headliner, broken power window, power steering leak, wallowing handling, peeling clearcoat, and warped brake rotors don't leave you stranded on the side of the road at night.


And that, our pasty English cousins is why the USA is, and will always be, #1.

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