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|8 hours 53 min ago||Captiva is fleet only - it's||
Captiva is fleet only - it's an Equinox. Same exact thing. Well, kinda. It's really an old Saturn Vue, rebaged for fleet sales.
|8 hours 58 min ago||They Cant||
Any alternates (and I assume the standard unis as well) are up to the school to approve or disapprove of. That's why Michigan never wore the Zubaz or sleeved bball jerseys. The school finally said "No"
|9 hours 15 sec ago||Totally agree||
I remember with the Sugar Bowl Uniforms (which, standalone weren't awful, but again they were combo 9 in 13 games or something ridiculous) the AD made a big deal that the players chose those uniforms. Well, chose them over what? Were there 3 other Awful alternates to pick from? Were the standard Home or Away jerseys even an option? Probably not.
|9 hours 2 min ago||The "highlighter" Maize, or||
The "highlighter" Maize, or any of the tweaking of the yellows are thanks to TV technologies. Colors look a lot different on TV now than even 10 years ago. HD is pretty new and different yellows will "pop" differently than they did 5-10-20-50 years ago.
That said, if Nike can pick ONE yellow and have that for everything, I'd be thrilled. Enough of different yellows for the helmets, numbers, and pants. Uniforms should be UNIFORM and match! /end OCD rant
|9 hours 6 min ago||Wow||
I mean, I was definitely a Uniformz hater. I mean, Michigan wore SO MANY freaking jerseys in 2011, I forgot about how the jerseys didn't even work.
|10 hours 53 min ago||Causation =/= Correlation||
What else is new about the car with AWD? Does it have ABS where the other car didn't? better, newer tires? maybe your wife's driving is improved?
I'm glad she hasn't been in an accident, but saying it's thanks to 2 more wheels being able to "push" doesn't do much to convince me.
|10 hours 57 min ago||Not lame - Smart||
Again, my boss drives an Odyssey. And we make car parts for a living. We're car people. You should laugh at everyone in a new Pilot, since they're driving a more expensive, less efficient, less usable version of your car.
|11 hours 1 min ago||I don't disagree||
However AWD adds weight/hurts mileage and doesn't add any safety benefits for about 99% of on road driving. The question above was "necessary"
A misconception is that AWD is safer in weather. It's not necessarily. AWD will help you GO, but it hurts when you try to stop. All cars have 4-wheel-brakes. the AWD adds about 200lbs on average, so it hurts your stopping distance, even in the dry. In some emergency manuvers with low traction AWD could benefit, but that's about it. And not if those manuvers involve the brake pedal.
|11 hours 5 min ago||WRX is a good choice. Most of||
WRX is a good choice. Most of Mazda's lineup, including the CX-5 can be had with a manual too. Or there's the GTI, or the Tiguan Manual - a taller, less efficient GTI! Save the Manuals!
|11 hours 11 min ago||NO. Driving style and tire||
NO. Driving style and tire quality (whether snow tires or not) matters much more than powertrain.
|11 hours 13 min ago||Now is a great time to buy a||
Now is a great time to buy a Camaro. the new Mustang is selling like crazy and lots of people are waiting for the '16 Camaro. You should be able to get quite a deal if you're willing to buy a '15 now/before the '16 comes out.
As an aside, anyone who wants a mustang should wait until AFTER the new Camaro comes out. The Mustang is so hot right now /Mugatu voice.
|11 hours 16 min ago||I mean||
I truly believe electrics are the future. However.. 10 years is a hell of a long time to own any piece of technology, much less a car. Just think about how you'll feel in 2022, when your battery range is depleted, and the swanky new Model X is out there with killer new features, like MGoBlog directly to your brain, and you've got 3 more years of payments.
Would you buy a computer that you were locked into for 10 years? Then why buy a car, especially an electric?
|11 hours 19 min ago||Try Car & Driver's Buyers Guide||
They've got good info, as does Edmunds.com
Wife has an '07 focus that's probably about that price range, she loves it. The 5 door is very practical and good for a city. Parts are cheap.
|11 hours 21 min ago||Save yourself a bunch of||
Save yourself a bunch of money and buy some snow tires.
|11 hours 22 min ago||Try the Q5 Diesel, even||
Try the Q5 Diesel, even better mileage, and hipster hybrid cred. Alternatively, there will be a plug in Q7 hybrid soon
|11 hours 25 min ago||Jeremy Gallon sure turned out||
Jeremy Gallon sure turned out alright
|11 hours 38 min ago||Interesting choices||
Drive one of the GM Lambda triplets too - the Traverse is suprisingly nice. Also, while you're at the Honda and Toyota dealers do yourself a favor and test drive their minivans too. I know! It's a van! Ew! My 2 bosses (Again, I work in the auto industry) own an Oddessy and a Sienna. New minivans are extremely nice, it will get much better gas mileage than the "crossover", and there will be tons more interior room. At least take a look!
|11 hours 42 min ago||Look for the V6||
I've heard the 4-bangers are really underpowered. For the same money you might be able to get into a newer Accord, they're really good
|11 hours 44 min ago||If you can, wait for the 2017||
If you can, wait for the 2017 MY. In addition to the publicized aluminum/weight savings, the new engine kicks ass. I'm responsible for a part that's tier 2 to Ford and the new engine ruined the existing part. Needed a redesign it's so much more powerful.
|11 hours 46 min ago||Our next||
For us it'll be something new for the wife. Probably either a Golf, Golf Sportwagen, Mazda 3, Cruze Hatch, or Focus Hatch (if they fix that transmission, I refuse to buy their awful dry DCT). Practical, city-sized, and could handle a kid if/when that happens. Not sexy, but still a new one.
Personally, I have a 2015 GTI and I have no idea what I'll get once it's paid off. something at least as fun and fast though.
|12 hours 41 min ago||I like the comp||
I also like the potential of our DB coaches to be able to teach technique...
Only downside is that very few names, including Keith Washington, are as chantable as "Ste-vie Breas-ton clap-clap-clapclapclap". Loved Steve's return game.
|1 day 6 hours ago||I agree with you||
Let's see where the numbers are in January. The coaches should have a much better idea of who's graduating, who gets a firm handshake rather than a 5th year, if there are any injuries, and where the recruiting class is (attrition there too).
If Michigan has 25 recruits for 15 easily-accessed spots in January, I'll worry a bunch.
|1 day 8 hours ago||I liked those too. But||
I liked those too. But Michigan wore about 10 different jerseys that year. Baseball's the only thing that you can fail at 7 times out of 10 and be considered "Good"
|1 day 8 hours ago||Jordan Brand||
Maybe you remember this guy?
|1 day 9 hours ago||Re: Recruiting Ohio||
OSU also just won the national championship, might be a bad year for a new coach coming into a team that hasn't had great results recently to try to plant a flag in Ohio.
That said, this year might be opportunity costs, I agree with Ace that Harbaugh won't abandon it totally.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Car and||
Car and Driver
also for deals I'll check Slickdeals.net and Woot.com
|1 day 11 hours ago||Take it from someone who went||
Take it from someone who went to the Bama game - It was one of the worst football watching experiences I've ever had. I'm a chicago Bears fan, so "campy" is an understatement of going to those games (inflated bear tunnel with smoke? Sure!!) Rather than the band playing and students getting lifted in the stands touchdowns were followed with Scoreboard Graphics displaying "T-O-U-C-H-D-O-W-N-!!!" and little explosions as each letter showed up. There wasn't temptation, huge stops weren't followed with Iron Man, nor was there Bama's version of the same. There was ZERO organic fan/tradition/etc interaction. It was put on just like a superbowl, generic as shit. That works for NFL games, but as Dave Brandon found out, Michigan games aren't supposed to be generic as shit. It's not that our RAWK music is louder, it's that we have a band who's great and has played this song after this play for this many years. I would have much rather seen Bama's town/tradition/pagentry/etc.
tl;dr: Going to a football game at Jerryworld is going to "A Football Game". Not a Michigan game.
|5 days 9 hours ago||Great write up Alex||
I think that the Knicks and Kinds are probably 1 and 1A NBA franchises at putting the "Fun" in dysfunction. Hopefully changes of scenery lead to better days for both guys.
|6 days 7 hours ago||Damn Straight. We're #1.||
Damn Straight. We're #1. Back-to-Back* World Series Champs.
|6 days 8 hours ago||Hey man. I enjoy Wrigley||
Hey man. I enjoy Wrigley Field just fine.