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Across the ocean, a descent into Vell

It’s a great time to be an American driver, isn’t it? Admittedly, today’s cars are generally bigger, fatter, and more sluggish than they were a decade ago, not to mention significantly more expensive to purchase—but we do have supercar-quick Corvettes on the clearance rack, pony cars dominating the Nürburgring, and 306-horsepower Honda Civics. Drivers have every reason to count their blessings.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/08/09/avoidable-contact-across-the-ocean

The fact remains: for the 95th percentile of non-contractor/farmer families, only 3 cars are needed, depending on stage of life: 1.) Hatchback, 2.) Sedan, 3.) Station Wagon.

For the 2nd car in the garage, anything goes.

I know where I’ve seen that grille before, Wasn’t Hannibal Lecter wearing one while being transported? Toyota and its genetic inability to design a good-looking product, what sort of chemicals are they putting in the water in Toyota City?