Daily Podcast: Meta-Mucil

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
daily podcast meta mucil

Meta media mining can make one a bummed-out blogger. I know I kinda lost it with the AutoWeek/Danbury pimpatorial. But I have this deep-seated sense of fair play that I can’t shake any more than an Amish person and their booty. If you want to know the engine propelling this site’s editorial, it’s my conviction that people deserve the truth. I’m not saying they want the truth. If there was a great hunger for unvarnished automotive editorial, we’d be one of many websites devoted to skewering four-wheeled sacred cows– despite the malevolent influence of automotive PR. Of course, that would also mean that we’d have less meta media mishegos to mine for our… minions? No, the Best and Brightest. We here at TTAC never forget the first part of that title. We know that the majority of our readers are motivated by a personal morality that compels them to do, see, discover and discuss the right thing. In these dangerous times for our economy and society, we must continue to tell the truth about cars, car making, car selling and car buying. And let the chips fall where they may.

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  • Phil Ressler Phil Ressler on Sep 30, 2008

    Volt is an electric car with an internal combustion generator on board to extend range. The car is an iteration of a platform architecture and nothing about it irrevocably ties the on board generator to gasoline power. Volt is a start, not a finish. It is the right next step in the evolution of private transportation, given available technologies. How many people will elect to subsidize its market introduction through early purchase remains to be seen, but once the market comes to understand what Volt is, and the obfuscating press and blog chatter diminishes to be replaced by genuine comprehension, enough early adopters will emerge, price be damned. How rapidly the price benefits from expanding production and adoption is an open question now. Let's just give it a chance in the market -- how about that? Phil

  • Stacymacklin Stacymacklin on Oct 02, 2008

    this is great. I love the volt its great. It will be great for city people, but i think its impratical for people in the prairies.

  • Joeaverage Joeaverage on Oct 03, 2008

    EPA ratings? We often exceed those ratings in both of our cars...

  • Davekaybsc Davekaybsc on Oct 04, 2008

    The whining about the GT-Rs lap time is getting tiring. Can anyone show me a track test where the Turbo beat the GT-R? These cars have gone head to head plenty of times, and every single one that I've seen, the GT-R has beaten the Turbo. Sorry Porsche, your car is slower around a track. Stop whining and get back to work.