Podcast: Episode 87 – Back to work


The holidays are over, which means it’s time to get back to work. I’m joined by producer Chris Hayes to chat about what we’ve been up to. Also, it’s time to dive into some new car news before we take a lookat our own cars.

As you know the Civic Si is gone, and so I talk about what I’m looking to find to replace the Honda. I’m going in quite a different direction.

The new car news ranges from Audi running an autonomous car between San Francisco to Las Vegas before switching to chatter about possible Porsche name changes.

Hooniverse – Back to work

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4 responses to “Podcast: Episode 87 – Back to work”

  1. Tomsk Avatar

    This is a good place to start for Ford inline-six performance:

    Alternatively, you could see about importing a Barra 4.0L DOHC six from Australia or New Zealand. A quick search of eBay Australia shows fairly new turbo versions from BA and BF Falcons for fairly reasonable prices; of course, shipping one here would make it a lot less attractive from a pricing standpoint…

  2. GregKachadurian Avatar

    If you have a problem with buying games you don't play, never use Steam during a summer or holiday sale 😛

  3. Maymar Avatar

    Regarding the success of the Prius over the Volt, the Prius is sort of the uber-Toyota. It's kind of dull and unpleasant, but it's economical, and it's proven as extremely reliable, so beyond people who have to have a hybrid, I can't see it being the hardest upsell to someone who just wanders in looking for a Corolla or something. On the other hand, the Volt's a bit of an oddball for a Chevy dealer – you want trucks, or SUVs, or big sedans, or a Corvette – brother, have they got a car for you. But fuel efficient GMs were traditionally sold to people who didn't have a ton of other options, so just as Harley dealers often didn't quite know how to handle Buell customers, the Volt would be sort of alien to a salesperson who's used to moving 50 Silverados a month.

    Also, being an early adopter of GM tech has rarely paid off.

    1. Vairship Avatar

      Plus the price doesn't help. Something like a Volt would make a lot of sense for me, as my commute is well within electric range but I do make the occasional 100 to 300 mile trip that requires hydrocarbons. But $40,000 buys a lot of gas for my PT Cruiser or Corvair…