The Outside Line – Your Daily TL;DR Summary of Jalopnik for 5/9/2018

Because The Morning Sh*t (and The Morning Shift) got so repetitive, I’m trying out a new format – summarizing all major FP articles and stories in one place each afternoon. This form of repetition is pretty much all the mainstream media does anymore, so it must be working. Let me know what you think in the comments or send me a Tweet, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, WhatsApp, or carrier pigeon, none of which I use.

Today, more people learned about the existence of the Cadillac ATS due to its cancellation than ever knew about it when it was still being sold.


Brown & Out in Paris and London – UPS testing new electric trucks in Europe.

SUVs getting flack for why pedestrian deaths are on the rise. Because obviously being hit by a 3,000-lb object is far preferable than being hit by a 6,000-lb object.


Stef recommends you fill your car up with crap before deciding on a bigger car. I always say if you can go on vacation and still see out the back, your car is already too big.

Alanis King is a Cokehead.

Tom McParland is skeptical about a $55k Panoz Roadster. It’s like if Dale Chihuly made a crackpipe.


Should you drive barefoot? Jagvar says yes. I say yes. Westbrook says yes. Orlove says no.

Racial discrimination in auto lending is still A Thing, but since the CFPB used only ZIP codes and last names to guess race, the study isn’t too conclusive. Unsurprisingly, the surname Whiteman in the ZIP code 90210 was most likely to get approved for the lowest rates.

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