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{Wheels.5.3280}: Jil {rabbit} Sun, 30 Mar 2014 08:35:54 EDT (7 lines)

Ford Escape video:
"http://www.autofocus.ca/media-browser/video-reviews-video/review-
2014-ford-escape"

I don't think it's all that noticeable in the video, but it was
raining pretty hard when I was standing outside at the end of it...my
hair gets flatter and flatter...

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{Wheels.5.3281}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:26:29 EDT (1 line)

LOL, Joe!

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{Wheels.5.3282}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:11:48 EDT (6 lines)

Jil, it was hard to tell it was raining hard in the video. Though,
that must not have been fun getting those exterior shots in the rain.
Blech.

How's Ford's ecoboost turbo? Pretty seamless when it kicks in or lag
once it's engaged?

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{Wheels.5.3283}: Jil {rabbit} Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:35:55 EDT (1 line)

Pretty seamless. It's a small turbo.

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{Wheels.5.3284}: Joe Gordon {darmund} Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:27:31 EDT (HTML)

*Sighs* Ferrari might need to rethink it's policy about allowing paint colors other than red. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BkKjfa_CAAA_giA.jpg

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{Wheels.5.3285}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:51:12 EDT (4 lines)

Ha! I saw another picture of that car yesterday. It was parked in a
garage.

My guess is that it's a vinyl wrap. But, I could be wrong.

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{Wheels.5.3286}: Joe Gordon {darmund} Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:01:16 EDT (2 lines)

Nah, it belongs to EDM artist Deadmause and he's into all that nyancat
crap, so that's gonna be a real paint job.

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{Wheels.5.3287}: Jil {rabbit} Thu, 03 Apr 2014 07:27:00 EDT (1 line)

As a Canadian, I apologize on behalf of him ...

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{Wheels.5.3288}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:46:15 EDT (2 lines)

Haha! Ah, I didn't know that belonged to Deadmaus. I'd just seen it
parked in a garage without any context.

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{Wheels.5.3289}: Jil {rabbit} Sat, 05 Apr 2014 08:34:14 EDT (1 line)

I had no idea either ...

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{Wheels.5.3290}: Jil {rabbit} Sun, 06 Apr 2014 08:15:36 EDT (7 lines)

My good friend and colleague does a very long review of the Chrysler
200. At about 38:10, I join him. The joke at the end is that he
always ends his reviews with "Keep the shiny side up and the rubber
side down," but when he brings in someone for an in-car interview, it
always goes wrong.

"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc573jgmo9w"

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{Wheels.5.3291}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Sun, 06 Apr 2014 12:12:45 EDT (5 lines)

LOL.

Wow. Really surprised by your comments about the 200. I think you
mentioned previously that you were heading down for the test drive and
you weren't expecting much based on the previous models, right?

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{Wheels.5.3292}: Jil {rabbit} Sun, 06 Apr 2014 12:14:12 EDT (1 line)

That's correct indeed!

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{Wheels.5.3293}: Joe Gordon {darmund} Sun, 06 Apr 2014 23:55:33 EDT (6 lines)

To me Dodge/Chrysler cars with the exception of the 300 have never had
a 'solid' look to them, unlike say a Mercedes E class. Kind of
plastically but more that the Mercedes and other brands look like they
were carved out of one piece of metal, though that obviously isn't the
case. Maybe just a case of fit of the seams not being as fine quality
wise with Chrysler.

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{Wheels.5.3294}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:06:28 EDT (16 lines)

Interesting recall by Mazda on some Mazda6es:

"Mazda has a spider problem, and now it's issuing a voluntary recall
to implement a "bug fix" in every sense of the word. A certain
species, known as the yellow sac spider, is spinning webs in the vent
lines of Mazda 6 sedans. The spider is attracted to gasoline and other
hydrocarbons, and despite the Japanese carmaker's best efforts, the
arachnids keep finding their way inside of the vent lines. It's not
just a problem because it's creepy, however. The spider webs can cause
restricted air flow, which could lead to a pressure buildup in the
fuel tank. Pressure can cause cracks, and cracks can lead to fires,
though no fires have yet been tied to the issue."

"http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/6/5587116/mazda-6-software-update-addresses-spider-problem"

I wonder if other car makers have this problem?

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{Wheels.5.3295}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:08:32 EDT (3 lines)

A subsequent link in the NYT piece linked in the piece above mentions
that Toyota had to recall vehicles due to spider webs causing water
drainage issues that could affect electronic components.

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{Wheels.5.3296}: Jil {rabbit} Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:51:01 EDT (1 line)

Is that back again? I recall that from years ago.

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{Wheels.5.3297}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:17:42 EDT (1 line)

Apparently so, Jil.

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{Wheels.5.3298}: Jil {rabbit} Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:31:30 EDT (1 line)

Spiderman, Spiderman, screws up cars wherever he can ...

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{Wheels.5.3299}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:36:16 EDT (1 line)

Hahahaha!

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