Ford has been saying its new electric crossover is “Mustang-inspired” since last year’s Detroit Auto Show. And with the official name, they really, really went there. The battery-powered performance crossover will be called the Ford Mustang Mach-E, complete with the pony logo and everything. It’s not so much “Mustang-inspired” as it is an official, legit member of the Mustang family. Just one with a tall ride height, four doors and no internal combustion engine. Advertisement I’d make a “horse of a different color” joke here, but that’s too damn obvious and I haven’t had enough coffee yet anyway. This car represents Ford’s first truly modern attempt at an EV, and an EV crossover. Announced in Detroit last year, it was initally tipped to be called the Mach 1. But after “a very strong reaction,” as Ford CEO Jim Hackett put it, that historic name was scrapped in favor of something new. Indeed, plenty … [Read more...] about Mustang Mach-E: Ford’s ‘Mustang-Inspired’ Electric Crossover Gets A Name
It’s very likely that the price for today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe VW Jetta GLI is about what the car cost new. It’s been renewed and looks to be... well, better than new. Could that all add up to that almost as-new price? I’ve been hearing a lot of late about fantasy sports lately, which naturally I took as a shortening of the term “fantasy sports cars.” Well, it turns out that’s not the case and now I’m not allowed on FanDuel any more. Advertisement That’s okay though because I can still get my fantasy sport fix with cars like yesterday’s 1998 Mitsubishi Montero SPORT. That rugged wagon even offered the tantalizing opportunity to shift your very own gears which, in the automotive world, was once the height of sportiness. Being sporty and being in remarkably good shape went a long way in proving the Montero worthy of its $4,995 asking—so much so in fact that it won an impressive 83 percent Nice Price win. Being … [Read more...] about At $16,500, Could This Be The Ultimate 1992 VW Jetta GLI 16V?
Nissan’s had this Star Wars tie-in deal for years now, and there’s no evidence it makes any real sense at all, or sells cars. Well, I think Nissan finally figured out what it’s good for: making their semi-autonomous system look useless and stupid. Great job, team! Advertisement How did they pull this off? With this idiotic commercial, designed to tie in with the new Solo: A Star Wars Story movie and highlighting their ProPilot Assist Level 2 semi-autonomous system you can get on the new Rogue: Ugh. Okay. Sure, the little dog is cute, standing in for Chewbacca, with some kind of rakish pet-restraint strap echoing the Wookie’s trademark bandolier, but everything else about this ad is inane. My problem with the ad is that in the process of attempting to highlight the benefits of ProPilot assist, all it manages to do is demonstrate how fundamentally useless it, and, if we’re honest, all Level 2 autonomous systems are. Advertisement In case you’d … [Read more...] about Nissan’s Star Wars Commercial For Its Semi-Autonomous Driving System Is So Very Stupid
For a while VW named a lot of their cars after winds—Passat, Bora, Scirocco, etc. Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe custom classic Jetta is in fact named for the Jet Stream, but will its price have you thinking the seller is just blowing up your skirt? I must say, I was quite surprised at the response to Friday’s 1999 Ford Mustang GT pretending to be an Aston Martin Vanquish. It wasn’t the 67% Crack Pipe loss that surprised me, after all I figured that was a predestined outcome. No, I was more impressed with the numbers of folks who wanted to take a swing at the car. Good work, friends. Advertisement You know, I’ve been doing these NPOCP posts for neigh-on seven years now and I’m sure along the way you all must have asked yourselves just what the hell kind of cars does Graverobber himself buy? Well, I’ll tell ya’ they are all over the board. The countries with the greatest contingents in my driveway are Great Britain, Japan, and … [Read more...] about For $5,500, Is This 1984 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16V A Gentle Breeze?
Volkswagen in China is famous for still selling the 1984 Mk.2 Jetta as the Jetta. Soon, they will be replacing the old Jetta with the new Jetta. Only VW isn't replacing the Jetta, and it's not with the Jetta, it's with the Santana, which isn't a Santana or a Jetta. Don't worry, this gets more confusing. FAW-Volkswagen (the name of one of VW's two Chinese joint-ventures) will continue to sell the current Jetta for two years, which is a 1984 Mk.2 Jetta and the car that replaces it is called the Santana. Of course, SAIC-VW (Volkswagen's other Chinese joint-venture) still sells Santana, which is a 1981 Mk.2 Passat and its production will not stop for the new Santana. Sharing the same platform as the new Santana (destined for SAIC VW) is the new Jetta (destined for FAW VW), only none of these cars are Jettas, other than the Jetta. The new Jetta and the new Santana are four-door VW Polos, while the current Jetta is a Mk.2 Jetta. Advertisement Meanwhile, the actual new Jetta is on sale in … [Read more...] about How Volkswagen Names Cars In China Will Screw With Your Mind