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The Coquihala is pretty much the hardest thing you can ask a vehicle to tackle in BC, loonng hills with most people doing 120km/h+. So while we were going 90-100km/h, sometimes 80 up the really long hills, the little truck did it all without getting hot. It did take like 7 or 8 hours to go 450km, what with all the…
Less bro comp wheels
The poor Pininfarina badge was falling off a Coke Freestyle machine. I decided it deserved better. Now I just need to think of somewhere cool to put it. Yeah, my car is dirty, shut up.
You know it’s true.
Yesterday we spoke of the Subaru Bighorn. It is a rebadged Isuzu Trooper. Apparently, the Trooper was also a Honda Horizon, Holden Jackaroo, Chevrolet Trooper, Acura SLX, Opel Monterey, and Ssangyong Korando Family. The successor may be just as much of a Badge Engineering Whore.
It’s no secret that the brand-new Scion iA sedan is closely related to the 2016 Mazda 2. But just how close? Thanks to the dark voodoo of state-of-the-art image slider technology, we can find out.
One of my friends is looking to buy a new truck. As such, I have taken to recommending every vehicle I see that I am sure he doesn't want. Recently, we saw an Eagle Summit Wagon. As much as I wanted to tell him to buy one instead of a truck, I couldn't because I had no idea what the heck we were looking at.
Different face, RHD-specific tires (?), different suspension damping, and that same 2.4 liter I4 you know and love. Though a 2.0 liter I4 diesel will also be offered. Link.
In the automotive world badge engineering is done to spread one single vehicle platform across many overlapping brands. That way unaware consumers are fooled into thinking there is a wider variety of vehicles for sale, when in fact some are the same.
For a while I lived and worked in St. Kitts and Nevis. Interesting place, nice people, but it's major draw, at least for me, was the massive influx of older Japanese steel on the island. St. Kitts is an island, everything is imported, so while there are new cars for sale, the taxes make them quite expensive (think…
I imagine the lackey deemed responsible for this little bit of badge engineering had his butt thoroughly whipped by Herr Piech.
Which one wins? The Cygnet for being able to tell people about your Aston, or the iQ for not being douchey about it?