This car feels like a limousine.
Seriously! You either feel like you're chauffeuring someone or being chauffeured, depending on where you're sitting. A quick peek under the skin and it all makes sense – this car rides on the $80,000+ Mercedes GL-class' platform.
Posted by Uroš M. on 12/06/2015 11:02:00 AM
Car companies are lazy sometimes.
Instead of waiting to get all the details right, they rush a car into production. The more patient ones produce cars like the Audi Q7 or original Volvo XC90 – these held their own through ten and twelve-year production runs because Audi and Volvo took their time.
But this isn't always intentional: Volvo, for instance, never meant to make the XC90 for that long...
Posted by Uroš M. on 9/08/2015 03:32:00 PM
If you lived in Vancouver in the mid-2000s, this scenario will likely be familiar.
You're sitting in traffic when you suddenly notice an oddly tall cabover van in two-tone beige and brown with curtains tucked up behind the back windows and an extra mirror hanging over the tailgate. You get closer and are more weirded out to notice it's right-hand drive!
"Where did this come from??"
Posted by Uroš M. on 6/20/2015 02:18:00 PM
I hadn't made any repair or diagnostic attempts since I drove the car last in October. My plan was to wait until I had the opportunity to drop the car off at my mechanic's, so he could perform the same magic to the engine that he did to the electrical system the last time my car was there.
However, the opportunity arose to take it to a local show, scheduled for today. While pushing it to start practically every time isn't exactly anyone's idea of a relaxing Sunday drive, it would be doable if the car didn't drive any worse than it did last year.
Posted by Uroš M. on 6/14/2015 08:08:00 PM
I'm merging onto the highway in my Impreza tester when a thought hits me – this car has semi-autonomous cruise control!
The bleeding edge of driving tech was at my fingertips. I'd first disappoint myself and then all of you if I didn't press this big, glowing red button...
Well, there isn't actually a big, glowing red button so much as a small army of little black ones on the steering wheel – and I had no idea which one to press.
Posted by Uroš M. on 5/04/2015 10:03:00 AM