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Cars

July 29, 2015

"Here are 10 of the Best Sounding Cars of All Time"

Personally, I just need my car to run and the quieter, the better.

But, apparently, opinions vary.

July 15, 2015

Three on exotic cars

 "What F1 Cars Would Look Like If F1 Got Its Act Together".

"This Ridiculous Ferrari Is Actually Up for Sale in Italy".

"An 'unnamed American rich dude' is selling a fleet of supercars for $65 million".

July 08, 2015

"Jalopnik's YouTube Channel"

"We need to save car culture. We need to save it from the appliances. We need to save it from the commuters. We need your help. Jalopnik is launching a full-blown YouTube experience to bring you some ammo in this war."

June 25, 2015

"The Lexus ES 350 is a surprisingly fantastic car to drive"

True.

June 03, 2015

"10 Epic Engines From Detroit's Golden Age"

From Popular Mechanics via Esquire: "Here's our list of the top 10 engines—and names—from an era when the engineering inside was worthy of the hyperbole plastered on the outside."

June 02, 2015

"Ten Obvious Engineering Disasters Inexplicably Put Into Production"

Sometimes stupidity wins.

May 27, 2015

Two on cars

"Lewis Hamilton's Pole Lap Shows Just How Insane Monaco Is". He didn't win, but this brief video from his vantage point is interesting.

"The 10 most beautiful cars money can buy". Except for the F-Type, they don't interest me, but your mileage may vary.

May 20, 2015

"Consumers Beware! USC Marshall School of Business Research Show how Buyers with a Trade-In get a Raw Deal"

I certainly believe it.

May 11, 2015

"The Engineer’s Lament: Two ways of thinking about automotive safety"

Interesting piece by Malcolm Gladwell that offers insight into the difference between how engineers view the world and how the rest of us do.

Almost all engineering jokes—and there are many—are versions of this belief: that the habits of mind formed by the profession enable engineers to see things differently from the rest of us. “A pessimist sees the glass as half empty. An optimist sees the glass as half full. The engineer sees the glass as twice the size it needs to be.” To the others, the glass is a metaphor. Nonsense, the engineer says. The specifications are off. He doesn’t give free rein to temperament; he assesses the object. These jokes, like many of the jokes people tell about themselves, are grievances. The engineer doesn’t understand why the rest of us can’t make sense of the world the way he does.

It includes some interesting discussion of the infamous Pinto case.

May 06, 2015

"How color preferences among car buyers have changed over the years"

Maybe explains why--despite color being so important to some buyers--color choices seem rather limited these days.

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