@RallyDarkstrike I've had a few press fleet cars over the years with great sounding exhaust. One of them was the 2016 Scat Pack Charger with the 392. Every tunnel I drove through in that car I'd roll down the windows and punch it just to hear the exhaust reverberate off the walls. Once my wife said to me "What is wrong with you?" and I replied "Just getting in touch with my inner 16-year-old". Good times.
Sounds like perfectly normal behaviour for petrolheads to me! LOL
@MasterMario Its a really beautiful place. Oh course, if you stopped here to put down roots you would probably be pretty mad when you saw what was just around the corner.
Fun fact: My Great Great grandfather and his family were the first permanent settlers to this valley so it would have been them. Thankfully they kept going and found the better place. Not that it was warm where the ended up. Previously he was asked to settle in California and ended up buying the 100,000 acre San Bernadino Mission (for the church) and established the town and city it is now. Then he was called back to Utah and asked to settle what is now Rich county and bear lake county Utah/Idaho respectively. Now I love the bear lake valley, but winters here would be a kick in the teeth after southern California.
Shoulder belts became mandatory in the U.S. in 1968.
Point of clarification. My '72 did have shoulder belts, but they were the super old school ones that were just a belt bolted onto the ceiling where they were tucked into a little pocket above the door and completely ignored.
@Just-Jeepin Last night I read the description and comments somewhere between I skim and a full read, and found no mention of whether the paint and interior was original, nor any mention of a refurb. If it is not original paint they did a good job of recreating the not overly shine look of old school auto paint. Anyway, Gremlins have a certain cool factor and this one retains the essence of it's malaise era origins very well. Nothing US made is very good to drive, so it is not unique there. I think it should do pretty well.
@Taylor-Martin I just looked up summit point's actual location, I knew it was in WV but didn't know where. Looks like it's only half an hour from you, that would be a great first race if they ever run it.
Looks like Summit Point was on the calendar up through 2013 so it's been done before...will have to petition to get it back
@KngT My Ridgeline is this vehicle in pickup form factor, and it is very good. I'm a very happy camper with my 21 Ridgeline, and torque vectoring rear diff does the good magic. The large Honda AWD system works really well in a variety of situations, and it isn't a slip n' grip system like so many these days. My only gripe might be that the platform would be better with a turbo 4. The V6 makes the good noises and there's no question about the J-series overall longevity and reliability, but I'd take the fuel economy and instant torque of a turbo 4 in this platform given the choice.
That's adorable. It reminds me of Toby first nights with me. I didn't have a create yet, so he slept in a storage container next to my bed. Ellie hadn't slept on that big dog bed in my room for years (she had her own bedroom and people bed), but she slept in the room right next to Toby with us for the first couple months. Most of the time I would wake up when Toby needed to go out in the night, but when I didn't Ellie would wake me up to let me know he needed to go do something... now. Ellie was, and still is, so amazing with him.
I'm glad we got past the 2am backyard visits pretty quickly. It took Toby about a month before he slept through the night.
In favor of the car-of-many-badges, no two were sold in the same place at the same time.
That's true, it's just a bit meh because then the car can't really belong to any manufacturer, either. It doesn't have the cheekiness of the original Vue, it's not trucky like a GMC, it's not European enough to be an Opel/Vauxhall, it's not really Asian enough for a Daewoo, though Chevy and Holden were pretty mainstream brands by that point and didn't have much individual identity either way. I guess my point is that the Antara becomes just a 'GM' product, divested of any of its individual brands because of the need to fit any badge anywhere. Which is most GM cars anyway, this one just throws it in your face a little stronger.
@Highlander I've seen it claimed that this is for people with bidets. I still wouldn't want it. Even with bidets, there is some amount of sustainable forestry I think we can tolerate for clean hygiene projects.
@HammerheadFistpunch We had a one in college and when we first bought our house, but it only lasted a few years and we never replaced it. I tried revisiting the idea recently and was shot down for fear it would ruin our minimalist countertops (which are always covered in cameras and various art projects, so go figure).
@Chariotoflove Honestly, as lame as it sounds, I played a LOT of Richard Burns Rally and Colin McRae Rally on on my gaming PC in university with a USB racing wheel and pedals and I honestly still think that helped my reaction times and gave me a bit of driving skill...I could be completely wrong, but RBR was considered very realistic for the time and I was always pretty good at it!
I won’t gainsay you. You’re still alive. That’s enough for me!