Daily Podcast: New Train

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
daily podcast new train

It's kinda hard for me to get my head 'round the fact that anybody reads TTAC. I know that sounds strange. But you've got to remember I started this website with exactly no readers. And for the first couple of years, there wasn't a comments section. These days, I still read every comment. Yup, all of them. So I kinda sorta know TTAC's Best and Brightest are out there, somewhere. But it still freaks me out when the people we write about, like Business Week's David Kiley, comment on our coverage on the site. Our server stats tell me automakers and their camp (and not in the original Batman TV series sense of the word) followers are reading us. But it's different to get actual online under-the-post feedback from the horse's… mouth (sorry David; I couldn't resist). Which reminds me. Will someone, anyone from GM please respond to our [collective] work? The Truth really does set you free. Ask someone who owns one.

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  • Justin Berkowitz Justin Berkowitz on May 01, 2008
    John R: If you’ve never played Gran Turismo, you’re probably not going to like it. If you weren’t born after 1977 and never spent your formative years watching any sort of Japanese media or never in some way have been influenced by Japanese culture…you’re probably not going to like it. You know what's funny though? I love the Skyline R34. I just find the new one a little overkill.

  • Voice of Sweden Voice of Sweden on May 01, 2008

    As far as I've heard to achive the best possible times on the "Ring" you don't go for the hardest possible settings. Instead a "firm" setting matches that track the best, because of all the ups and downs etc..

  • JJ JJ on May 02, 2008

    I think the CTS wagon might do ok here in Europe. Wagons actually have a higher desirability and status than sedans in that segment (more accurate, in every segment except the corporate executive 7 series/ S-class sedans segment). Now I'm not saying they'll sell an awful lot of them, but quite likely they're at least going to sell more or as much wagons as they will sedans, and I think the wagon is more likely to attract buyers who would normally never even consider a Cadillac. Assuming it doesn't look weird of course...

  • John R John R on May 02, 2008

    @ Justin Berkowitz Overkill? Interesting. To me, overkill what the GT-R has always been about. How many R32, R33, and R34 GT-Rs are modded to all hell with all sorts of things. Not just power adders and suspension bits but with electronic improvements also. And the subject GT-R doesn't seem to mind when the augmentations are done correctly. It's almost as if Nissan made the car to be heavily tuned. The Supra on the other hand...