I have a complaint.
Holy fuck! It does look exactly like it was built in Minecraft! I couldn't quite figure out what it was reminding me of, but that's it.I have a complaint.
That thing is a fever dream of brutalism and Bauhaus design. It's like they couldn't afford CAD software, so used Minecraft instead. It's fucking ugly.
As neat as that is, it's not really set up as a vehicle I'd want to spend too much time in. For all that practicality, the "overland" use case doesn't work at all; so you've got something capable of obliterating trails, but that's about it. You're not taking that thing any farther.614 hp
As neat as that is, it's not really set up as a vehicle I'd want to spend too much time in. For all that practicality, the "overland" use case doesn't work at all; so you've got something capable of obliterating trails, but that's about it. You're not taking that thing any farther.
That's going to be out-fucking-standing at a job site, but useless as tits on a suitcase in the middle of nowhere. Electric doesn't belong out there yet, as there's not a reasonable way to juice one back up. I give them props for building what contractors should be buying, but I don't think they'll buy it.
These guys needed to take that vehicle farther. They just ran out of skill. Why would I give them $120,000 for that poorly aligned pile of boxes when Tesla is bringing out a truck that will almost certainly be more fun, and can actually be serviced without shipping it across the country?
Rivian has come much closer to something people would actually want to take off pavement for any length of time, and you can preorder one now for around $70,000, give or take. That's just above half what that Bollinger or whatever costs. It's on the opposite of the appearance spectrum; perhaps a little too tame, but at least the panels are straight...
...which is funny as fuck to me, because that whole B2 was styled with a ruler that must have been crooked. It looks like a fucking Harbor Freight tool box, so far as panel quality is concerned. It's no wonder they keep showing it off in that finish. An H1 has better fit and finish.
Of course, maybe if those fuck-nuts would fit the right lens to their camera or at least correct the warping, it wouldn't look so bad; but if that's what they think looks good... Well, I'm not sure I trust them with my safety at 80mph.
So, here's what Rivian is charging around seventy grand for:
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I think I'd rather have the vehicle built by people that bothered to actually finish the damned thing and still rate it for three feet of fording depth.
Edit: You know the world has gone to shit when a dog will sit on a door and pose for Instagram...
Ouch! Any chance I had of recovering from whatever this fever did to my brain is now gone.Kennith,
I know this dog and he is most talented... To wit:
This dog walks into a butcher shop with a purse attached around his neck. He walks up to the meat counter and calmly sits there until it's his turn to be served. A man, who is already in the butcher shop, finished his purchase and notices the dog.
The butcher leaned over the counter and asked the dog what it wanted today. The dog put his paw on the glass case in front of the ground beef, and the butcher said, "How many pounds?" The dog barked twice, so the butcher made a package of two pounds of ground beef.
He then said, "Anything else?" The dog pointed to the pork chops, and the butcher said, "How many?" The dog barked four times, and the butcher made up a package of four pork chops.
The dog then walked around behind the counter, so the butcher could get at the purse. The butcher took out the appropriate amount of money and tied the two packages of meat around the dog's neck.
The man who had been watching all this time, decided to follow the dog. It walked for several blocks and then trotted up to a house where it began to scratch the door to be let in.
As the owner appeared at the door, the man said to him, "That's a really smart dog you have there." The owner replied, "He's not all that smart. This is the second time this week he forgot his key."
Those fuck-nuts are getting their Land Cruisers mixed up. There's nothing "legendary" about what's being sold here, and Toyota doesn't sell that many of them world-wide in five fucking years; let alone one.
How do you really feel about it?As far as I'm concerned, they can take that yacht and shove it right up their ass along with everything else they dump on our shores. It's all dog shit.
Those made much more sense when released. The 70 at that time was a slightly different beast, and less tolerable in modern life; and the 60 was about 1,600 pounds lighter than the 200; or, an entire pickup payload lighter. Your average F-150, fully loaded, is carrying the difference between the two. To put it another way, imagine driving your Discovery off-pavement.How do you really feel about it?
The earlier models were pretty nice imho. I especially like the early 60 Series with the round headlights.
Which would suit me just fine.and will be a problem for them in the future if they don't do something about it.
That much I do understand, and it's an irritation, but I can overlook it from a common sense perspective. Whether I think it's needed or not doesn't affect the fact that it's required.It’s all in the name of safety. The amount of space between the passengers and the sides of the cars and all the extra space front and rear saves lives. Granted we need it because we let our idiots drive completely distracted and faster and faster in more populated areas, but I’d take a wreck in a new vehicle over one in an older smaller one any day of the week.
I don't suppose I'd miss them either, at this point.Which would suit me just fine.
And some good / valid points.
As I mentioned before, driving the D1 seems like a small mid-size vehicle compared to what is on the road for the most part today.
Jaguar Land Rover has lost an attempt to trademark the shape of its old Defender 4x4 after a long-running battle with tycoon Sir Jim Ratcliffe.
Ineos boss Ratcliffe, who plans to make a new off-road vehicle in south Wales called the Grenadier, challenged JLR’s retrospective bid to trademark the Land Rover Defender’s shape.