QOTD: Let The Inmates Get Some

Jonny Lieberman
by Jonny Lieberman

Obviously, we're all here reading TTAC because we fell in love with Farago's vision of what an automotive publication should be; honest, funny, insightful and when necessary, brutal. While our dear leader is on the mend — and he is on the mend — the staff here at TTAC has decided to conduct a "best of" post, compiled by you, our readers. If the mood strikes you, please post your favorite TTAC car review, rant or podcast and then explain why. Bonus points will be awarded for selecting the correct answer (hint: Flying Vagina!).

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  • Sajeev Mehta Sajeev Mehta on Jul 15, 2006

    Ya know, that was a great car to review. The car's inherent value, rich history and wholesome auto-goodness wrote the article by itself. Every time I see a Panther chassis (that isn't a cop) I hear the intro to that song. Sweetness. I like Jay's review of the latest S-class...the intro paragraph pretty much said it all.

  • Terry Parkhurst Terry Parkhurst on Jul 15, 2006

    I vote for two by Bob Eaton: his piece on the "car of the future" wherein which he substantiated his case for the internal combustion engine's continued use (near term of the next 20 years or so) and his piece on why Lincoln, by going "downscale," was emulating the error(s) made by the late, great marque of Packard. Opinions are indeed like derrieres and everybody has them. Bob Eaton gives opinions with solid facts and historical context. His writing helps balance out some of the more whimsical stuff at this site. Whimsy is good but like Joe Friday might have said, facts are even better.

  • DrVali DrVali on Jul 18, 2006

    C Douglas Weir "The HHR's body roll is epic; like turning a bass boat sideways to a howling gale." The HHR was the first product to get me to test-drive a chevy in 10 years, and it was just as I remembered Chevys being. Underpowered, understopped, and sloppy cornering. When I think of a regular chevy's performance (i.e., not the Corvette), I think of driving a bowl of grits.

  • Mastermik Mastermik on Jul 19, 2006

    my fav and the one that got me hooked was of the Chrysler 300 SRT8. "Did I mention that the 300C SRT-8 doesn't like to let go of its revs? Lift off the gas and there's no danger of engine braking; starving the 6.1-liter Hemi of dead dinoflagellates has about as much immediate effect as switching off the afterburners on an F15. Not to put too fine a point on it, the 300C SRT-8 is a blat - coast - blat kinda car. Oh, and the five-speed gearbox (a Mercedes E-Class hand-me-down) is as fond of kickdown as the Toyota Prius is of low revs. The big Chrysler can resist anything except acceleration." haha. great stuff. and the following papragraph is real nice too. "Right. Where were we? Oh yes, in dire need of stoppage. And stop we shall. If a car is only as good as its brakes, Chrysler's flagship muscle car is a match for the very best. Both the SRT-8 and BMW's M5 require only 110 feet of pavement to slow themselves from sixty to zero. While the SRT-8's left pedal doesn't offer much in the way of initial feel, the massive anchors are powerful enough to yank you out of the trouble that the steroidal engine can oh-so-easily put you in".