QOTD: Frequently Jumping to Car Conclusions?

We’ve all been there. It happens so often we don’t even realize it. Somewhere on the horizon, something appears — a vague shape, some sort of vehicle. Within seconds of said vehicle entering your field of vision, you’ve already made up your mind about its owner.

You’re so judgmental!

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  • Analoggrotto " If we look into who was leading in overall recalls for 2022, Ford had the most – followed by Volkswagen, Stellantis, Mercedes-Benz, and General Motors. Though Kia and Hyundai followed immediately after."Such great company to be within.
  • FreedMike Here's my question: Why, Dodge, did you wait 10+ years to introduce a vehicle like the Hornet - a compact CUV with some performance chops and "Dodge attitude"? I'm not crazy about the Hornet itself, but the concept itself is great, and if they'd done something like it - and at a lower price point - in 2012, they wouldn't be staring at the business abyss they are now. They might have even generated enough profit to keep the Challenger and Charger refreshed and up-to-date, as Ford did with the Mustang - which is sticking around, unlike the Dodge muscle cars.
  • 28-Cars-Later Staying in the Strip? Downtown? Elsewhere?
  • FreedMike Toyota might not be wrong to continue betting on hydrogen - the science behind extracting it is advancing pretty rapidly. This is an example of the kind of work that's going on (paywalled story, but it's a good one): Opinion | A Gold Mine of Clean Energy May Be Hiding Under Our Feet - The New York Times (nytimes.com)Hydrogen has some major advantages over electricity to run vehicles, mainly a) quick refueling, and b) the distribution process would look a lot like the one for gasoline, in which a truck hauls the fuel to a fueling station and fills up the underground tanks. It's a lot easier, quicker, and cheaper to retrofit gas stations with hydrogen tanks than it is to completely redo the electric grid and establish hundreds of thousands - even millions - of charging points. If the extraction tech works, then I'd say hydrogen is actually a superior fuel for cars to electricity.
  • GrumpyOldMan No/almost no rust, yet all the floors have been replaced? Hmmmm.....