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Der Stig

is Der Slut
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but immediately felt the size difference.
I’ll bet you did :mwf:

The dial a gear is the dumbest shit since GM used identical knobs right next to each other for the 4x4 selector and the headlight switch.

The math console is the most hilarious feature. They have it on all their trucks too, so the fancy pants Longhorn that will never be on a construction site even has it.
 

Perc

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Impala review
I recognize some bits in there from my car :) Door handles inside and out, gauge cluster, power button switches and mirror controls. I have a proper light switch though, much nicer than having it on the stalk.

The biggest annoyance was the gear selector. A few times I mistook the radio volume knob for gear selection but immediately felt the size difference.

I wonder why everyone suddenly feel like they have to invent their own gearbox selector. I would like to have the one Mercedes uses, the little column stalk with a P button on the end.
 

93Flareside

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Last update about this rental, the heated seats were absoutely the worst. High was warm and low warmed the seat slower than my own butt could, never felt it. 4 yeehaw's down.
 

lip

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Audi S6 Barkwagon
Well, my S6 is in the shop to get new brakes in, and I got a courtesy car:

2012 Audi A4, 1.8L, 170hp, 6-speed manual, 70'000km





Aaand... it's just a car. It's truly unremarkable, apart from the ugly and very unnecessary angry face. - It has to be said the engine has some spunk to it, especially at lower revs - The inside is all boring black, with some hard seats.

Current worth: 21'000.- CHF
Would I buy it: Nope.
 

Momentum57

worships the 2010 Prius like a god
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It's A HONDA! Clarity Plug In Electric
So as I had mentioned in the random thoughts section I was in Hawaii on Maui and drove "The Road to Hana": A 52 mile rainforest drive with a staggering 59 bridges, 46 of which are one lane, linking together 500+ switchbacks.









I had ordered an Economy/Compact so Chevy Spark or Cruze... They gave me a Chevy Camaro. So to start I didn't want to shlep back up to the desk so I just took it.

The trunk space is acceptable for the luggage of two people: two 20in spinners and personal item backpacks it's tight but they fit. If you needed to fit much of anything else though... It does have a "back seat" which while I wouldn't suggest putting a person, child, or dog in the space you could put a small bag. The compartment under the armrest is small presumably for drugs. It's button is sharp too.

The seat is poorly designed, uncomfortable, and makes contact with the pedals at an awkward angle that I can imagine would have made adding a clutch even more painful. My passenger did have a complaint coming out of the supermarket he sat on the seatbelt receiver which while he likened to a square metal dildo randomly thrown in. However; the seats are covered with a nice faux leather substitute, which didn't get too hot in the sun, and felt good shirtless.

The aircon was fantastic though with the knobs built in around the vents that have an elegant butterfly shutter system. Though that marks the high point of things that I felt weren't disappointing.

The infotainment system felt slow and I guess OnStar is the preferred navigation in Chevy so not the cars fault as much as GM. NOTE: On the Road to Hana cell reception is practically nil radio stations are mostly unreceivable. Now it's not like your going to get lost but you might miss a opportunity to park and hike you also might want to know how far you have at points.

The engine is too loud, too powerful, and it's power unevenly applied. It's obviously designed for attention and gunning it at the lights. On a narrow road that often on even sunny days slicked from mountain waterfalls it looses traction a bit forcing plotting driving.


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If you are going to drive the Road to Hana get something that isn't this. However; if your over 50 and looking for... no you can get Viagra... If you... No its not for anyone in my opinion... Oh Transformers movies It's good in a Transformers movie! Boom got it.
 

Momentum57

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Yeah V6 but I don't think the V8 get different seatbelt receivers or bigger cabin or different pedal angles
 
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