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@joncoopertweets @OliverRion @Outback @CapitalOne @AstraZenecaUS @Ford Hey @Ford , do you really want to keep supporting a misogynist who doesn’t show respect to half of the population that buys your products? Women do make car buying decisions and they have other options! https://t.co/BSzEK0focH

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@djgiglio @StillCrankyAF @TheMorningSpew2 I have always loved Japanese cars. I’ve had numerous datsuns and nissans and one Infiniti that was like flying an airplane. I in fact still own one Nissan, two Jeep’s and now an outback. I also have a Ford escort. Wanna buy it?

@nealberk @screwUitsme @joncoopertweets @Outback @CapitalOne @AstraZenecaUS @Ford Not the way I would enhance it, but you are certainly entitled to your opinion.

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Is a Subaru Outback or Forester significantly safer than a Subaru Impreza or 2021 Ford Explorer?

Hi, you can check for safety ratings for all vehicles online, just Google it. You are looking for a 5 Star GOOD rating, that is the best, and I recommend never buying anything that doesn’t have this rating. Your life and those of others riding with you is the very most important thing. Unfortunately, people overlook seeking out the rating information. Subaru’s in general I believe have good ratings.

What are different car brands known for?

I’m going to break this down into different categories, and most of these opinions are from the viewpoint of Americans. Here we go: Large American Brands: Ford: The original American car company, making everything from muscle cars to SUV’s to truck, they will almost constantly bash with Chevrolet owners over which brand is the ultimate American car. Chevrolet: Largest brand of General Motors, they make a variety of cars just like Ford. Dodge: Generally a bit more separated from the other two American brands, and now a subsidiary of Fiat-Chrysler, Dodge makes both family cars and muscle cars with an obscene amount of horsepower. Luxury American Brands: Cadillac: Subsidiary of General Motors, “your rich grandfather’s car.” Lincoln: Luxury Branch of Ford, “your other rich grandfather’s car.” Other American Brands: Jeep: Wrangler and Grand Cherokee, off-roading legends, ‘nuff said. Chrysler: There’s a 300 and a minivan, and those are the only cars have stood the test of time. GMC: Rich man’s Chevrolet, poor man’s Cadillac. Buick: The forgotten General Motors car, “your middle-class grandfather’s car”. Tesla: Zip-zap, wildly popular among the elite but considering the abysmal profits it is unlikely it will last all that long. Large Japanese Brands: Toyota: Very reliable, but somewhat boring, Tacoma is a classic truck, but the Prius can scar eyes. Honda: Sportier sedans than Toyota with almost the same amount of reliability, Pilot is the default suburb family car. Nissan: Sort of the oddball of the three, packed with more features but less of a reliability reputation. Luxury Japanese Brands: Lexus: Luxury Toyota, reliable and a bit more stylish. Acura: Luxury Honda, MDX is the upper-middle class mom wagon. Infinity: Luxury Nissan, for some reason regarded as a bit more luxurious than the other two. Other Asian Brands: Mazda: Miata (also make some other quality cars, but this is by far the most important) Subaru: Outback and off-road Hyundai: Slanty Honda? (but seriously has recently risen to a pretty established and legitimate brand) Kia: Hyundai but with hamsters Suzuki: Do they still make cars? (now a motorcycle/ATV brand) Mitsubishi: Lancer and outlander European Brands: Volkswagen: Reliable German car, Beetle, emissions scandal Mini: Cool little cars that have somehow become a fashion-like icon Fiat: Like Mini, but Italian Renault: White flag Peugeot: Lion logo Citroen: Wot? Seat: Wot? (we don’t have these) Luxury European Brands: Mercedes-Benz: super fancy Audi: quattro (fancy and sporty) BMW: super sporty Volvo: Safe Swedish Jaguar: British Mercedes Maserati: Italian Mercedes Ultra Luxury: Aston Martin: Secret Agent Car Bentley: Continental GT, the car of every rapper Rolls Royce: Phantom, also the car of every rapper Supercar Companies: Ferrari: The Granddaddy of all sports cars, F1 dominance McLaren: British Ferrari Porsche: The classic 911 and fancy mom wagons Lamborghini: Ferrari on crack Hypercar Only Companies: Pagani: Super advanced technology Koenigsegg: I can’t say it, but I know it’s fast Bugatti: The fastest

Why is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy book so illogical?

Is it illogical? It makes perfect sense to me as satire. But I was of the same generation as Adams - I had experienced the intransigence and destructive arrogance of Council officials. My mother had a Ford Prefect car, and was most proud of herself when she managed to hit 40 mph in it up by Winnard’s Perch. For that name to be chosen by an alien with the cool character of Ford Prefect was hilarious. We lived in daily fear of the world ending - not because of Vogons, but because of the constant threat of nuclear war. The idea of being able to escape the doomed planet in the nick of time by hitching a lift on the “bulldozer” itself was absurd, yet made perfect sense too. We lived in the Cornish outback in those days, and hitchhiking was the usual way for young people to get around, due to the lack of public transport. My whole class hitchhiked home after our GCE exams, rather than stay in school until it was time for the school bus. We set out in twos and threes - I had thirteen miles to go and usually arrived home within an hour. Sadly, no-one dares either to hitchhike or to pick up hitchhikers today. It was fun, and we met all sorts of generous spirited and interesting people. The Vogon poetry is just brilliant. In our primary school days we had been taught Longfellow, and Wordsworth, and Robert Louis Stevenson. But by 1963 everything had changed, and our grammar school was teaching us something called “,Theatre of the Absurd,”. Then along came ,Doctor Who,, and the Beatles with their Yellow Submarine, and ,Monty Python,, and a glorious explosion of science fiction, with ideas from androids to exoplanetary zebecks. Vogon poetry combines a satire on local government officials with a satire on modern, and unbeautiful, poetry. There is a little side thrown in about torture by totalitarian regimes, and the personality traits of a dictator. Douglas Adams was a writer for both ,Doctor Who, and ,Monty Python,. I first heard ,The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy ,when it was serialized on BBC Radio 4. Later it was produced as a TV series, and was so innovative, fast moving and clever that I could hardly breathe. Adams foresaw developments which are taken for granted today. Elevators that speak to you. Outrageous pop stars taking cosmetic surgery to ridiculous extremes. The Guide itself, which resembled a modern tablet. Computers, which were in their infancy then, being subject to a “garbage in, garbage out” rule. The “trilogy” of five novels was also a joy, and I read the whole lot out loud to my children when they were old enough to enjoy it. Don’t judge Adams by the movie. That is a pale shadow of the reality that is Adams’ own work. He is remembered and loved and missed today as no other author, due to the joy he brought, his extraordinary and underappreciated genius, and the exquisite but tiny nature of his precious legacy.

Why do some people still refuse to buy US-made automobiles?

Well, now, I do own a “US Made” automobile. A Subaru Outback, made in that oh-so-Japanese town of Lafayette, Indiana. But, if you mean, “Why do I still refuse to buy cars that are produced by a U.S. marquee manufacturer like GM, Ford, or Chrysler in the US,” I want to make it perfectly clear that ,I am owed a goddamn apology,. My first car was a ,1981 Ford Escort,. It was a reliability nightmare and drained my precious young student funds with its underdesigned shenanigans. I then read ,The Decline and Fall of the American Automobile Industry, by Brock Yates, where I discovered that US manufacturers spent more money circumventing laws, pandering to interests and lobbying than they did on car design. And it showed. The depth of hubris chased away useful car designers, and they just made crap. This provided a perfect opportunity for Japanese carmakers to actually ,design cars ,and dominate the complacent numbskulls at the Big Three. When the ,Saturn, was released, I was ready to give American models another chance, but the fit and finish was shoddy, the buying experience obnoxious, and the interior design atrocious, notably the ,too-short turn-signal stalk,. This was always a theme with GM cars: Get REAL CLOSE to doing it right, and mess up on the little, but highly noticeable things. I even wrote a heartfelt letter to Saturn about my despair in being unable to support this “new car company” and they didn’t even send a form letter in reply. Yep. Consumer commitment. Not. I cheered when I thought GM would fail. I thought it was a long overdue comeuppance, payback for their nonexistent quality and outright hostility to consumers. Their arrogant “,what’s good for GM is good for America,” attitude was finally coming back to bite them in the ass, hard. I reveled in my schadenfreude. They had ,long since lost my trust,, and I was loath to see a penny of my tax dollars dedicated to saving them. The closest thing I got to an apology was their 2008 gun-to-the-head ,mea culpa, ,advertisement, ,“,GMs commitment to the American People,” where they said: At times we violated your trust by letting our quality fall below industry standards and our designs become lackluster. We have proliferated our brands and dealer network to the point where we lost adequate focus on our core U.S. market. We also biased our product mix toward pick-up trucks and SUVs. And, we made commitments to compensation plans that have proven to be unsustainable in today’s globally competitive industry. We have paid dearly for these decisions, learned from them and are working hard to correct them by restructuring our U.S. business to be viable for the long term. Well, no shit, GM. That’s why I wouldn’t even buy a trim clip from you. 32 years after my last “daily driver” American car purchase, I *might* consider an American car, but the frontrunner of that pack is Tesla. I’m encouraged by Barra’s work at GM and am ultimately happy that they were saved. However, I will not forget being treated badly by them for years and their unapologetic production of products with inexcusably bad quality. The new Corvette could lure me back someday, but I think I will stand back and look at their quality record for a few years, first.

Is it okay for someone in the UK and Ireland to buy a Japanese Subaru car, like Impreza, XV, Forester, Outback, and BRZ? Even though half of them would just buy non-Japanese big-hitters like Ford, VW, Peugeot, and those from specific Asian countries?

Asking if it is okay is a bit of an odd way of putting it. Both the UK and Republic of Ireland are capitalist countries with free market economies. People are free to buy whatever cars they want as long as the manufacturers offer them and the cars themselves meet minimum safety and pollution standards. Subaru sell cars in both countries although it is not a popular brand. The Impreza, Forrester and Outback can all be found in reasonable numbers. As they are not built in the UK or EU they tend to be more expensive than they really should be. Looking at the 2018 figures for the UK (couldn't find the 2019 figures) Subaru were only the 34th largest manufacturer in terms of car sales out of 35 companies selling cars in the UK. Only Ssangyong sold fewer. So yes it's “okay”, it's just not super popular because they aren't great cars for everyday use in the UK and Ireland and they're expensive for what they are.

Will Elon Musk give Ford a rematch in the Tesla Cybertruck vs. the F-150 Tug of War?

Elon Musk wins no matter what the outcome, and Ford loses no matter what the outcome (unless the Tesla bursts into flame). I just laugh at the Math analysis of the “tractor pull” between the two trucks. This is a typical example of mathematicians/engineers being all intelligence and no wisdom. It is totally relevant, except it is meaningless. This “analysis” just means dollar signs for Tesla. You see, no one, and I mean no one, uses trucks to their full extent except hobbyists (ATV/RV 5th wheel/horse haulers), rural American working farmer/cattle people, and people in the Australian outback. Especially anyone who would watch that video. Trucks are about image. How many pickups out there are jacked up? That is all about image. How else do you explain that in Europe, essentially no one uses pickups? Is the gravity different there? What do we really see in the tug of war? The world leader in sales of traditional pickup trucks looking old and dated while a new, futuristic-looking pickup that no one would have ever even considered as a contender is dragging it up a hill. All the sudden the Tesla is a competitor! Also, about “Tradition.” Ford’s idiot VP of something Sunny Madra (who isn’t an idiot at all, but needs a Performance Review), legitimizes them further by tweeting about it. If you look at Sunny Madra’s twitter, he clearly is a hired hand at Ford who has his sights on being a CEO somewhere. He is NOT a truck guy AT ALL. He tweets about electric bikes and the stock market constantly. So don’t give me the “‘Murica!” about Ford, because Tesla is just as “Murica as Ford is, if not more! So it doesn’t matter what the outcome of any rematch is, the fact that Ford has asked for a rematch, Tesla has accepted, and the InterWeb is crowing about it is yet another marketing coup for Elon Musk. All of the sudden this: Is being compared to this: On equal footing. And Tesla is saying: “OK, Boomer.” EDIT: Holy crap I had no idea I would get this kind of attention! My discussion with Tyler Anderson in the comments is great, check it out. He’s totally right: there is no place for the Cybertruck in rural America, and hauling anything seriously heavy over distance is out of the question. Yet that is NOT what the Cybertruck is for. It is a conversation starter and a proof of concept. It works for people willing to work with it. The truck culture will not embrace it, and they have very very valid points. However, I stick with my guns when I say that this Sunny Madra at Ford needs a Performance Review.

Are most Australians afraid of the outback and never go there?

I had a little difficulty with this question so I asked mum and dad who after some time sadly advised that they didn’t understand the meaning of the word either. I asked my brothers and sister, I asked my friends but nobody could help. Eventually I resorted to the dictionary and I can tell you that being afraid has never influenced my travel choices. Nor has it been a factor for any Ausie I know.

What vehicle do you use every day that most people will have no idea what it is?

I drive a 2005 FJ100 Toyota Land Cruiser. When new, it cost around $80,000 USD. Only 1500 of them were sold in the U.S. that year. It is considered one of the toughest and most reliable SUVs in the world. I’ve owned three now. I bought this one for, $6,800 with 361,000 miles. That is to the moon and half way back. Most people think it is a Ford Expedition, a Toyota Sequoya or a Toyota 4Runner. My prior Land Cruisers have been more distinctive. For whatever reason the 100 series was made to look very similar to lesser vehicles of its time. So I don’t get asked very often what it is, like I did when I owned this version, the FJ62. Most people who see my vehicle do not realize that versions of it have driven across Africa, across the Sahara Desert, through the outback of Australia, across the ice sheets of Greenland and across both the Arctic and Antarctic. My mechanic hasn’t a clue. He asks me when I am going to bring in my Land Rover to be worked on. Facepalm. No, Mike, just no. He is allowed to work on it because I supervise. He claims it takes him longer with me there. I say that’s fine. I don’t mind paying more to know the work was done right. Strangely, I find I also don’t mind no one knows what my SUV is. Update - Just to drive home the difference between most SUVs and serious overland vehicles, here is a video I ran across of an 80 series Land Cruiser making a river crossing in Australia. They stopped making the 80 series in 97, so this Land Cruiser is over 20 years old. It appears to have factory tires and no lift kit added. I’ve floated my FJ62 like this in a water crossing. It pretty intense. Here is another. This is pretty wild.

Which car would you rather take a long road trip in, a Ford Mustang or a Subaru Outback?

Outback. I rented a Mustang one time for a road trip. Very uncomfortable. Plus had blind spots all over the place. Very disappointed.


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