These Are The Least Durable Cars Ever Made – Jalopnik

Photo: Subaru

“Without question my Forester. It was a fun car (2005 XT with the 5 speed and 4.44 gearing) but it seemed like it was always one thing or another. sway bar end links, strut mounts, a new interior squeak, etc. I never drove a car as fragile-feeling as that one. On washboard roads I was sure I wouldn’t be driving out the other side in one piece.”

Despite its strong, confident, SUV stance, the Forester has been hit with complaints relating to its engine, oil consumption, and all the other issues this poster ran into.

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NASCAR’s Symmetrical Next Gen Cars Are Getting Skewed In Practice – Jalopnik

NASCAR’s newest Next Gen cars may be designed to make these vehicles as symmetrical as possible, but some teams have already found a way around the rules. During this week’s test session at Daytona International Speedway, some cars have been running some fairly excessive skew — and right now, it could very well be totally legal.

Basically, skew refers to the angled nature of the NASCAR Cup Series car. The front end looks like it’s pointing in a different direction than the car is actually going, which gives the whole thing a sort of crab-walk look. The rear axle is mounted on a skew when compared to the whole chassis. For…….


Is Norway the future of cars? – Kathimerini English Edition

The speed by which electric vehicles have taken over Norway has stunned even the cars’ enthusiasts. [Asya Demidova/The New York Times]

Last year, Norway reached a milestone. Only about 8% of new cars sold in the country ran purely on conventional gasoline or diesel fuel. Two-thirds of new cars sold were electric, and most of the rest were electric-and-gasoline hybrids.

For years, Norway has been the world leader in shifting away from traditional cars, thanks to government benefits that made electric vehicles far more affordable and offered extras like letting electric car owners skip some fees for parking and toll roads.

Still, electric car enthusiasts are stunne…….