.

the car junkie daily magazine.

.

Category Archive: BangShift Question Of The Day??

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Will The Next Useless Option For New Cars Be?

We start today’s Question of the Day with a lesson that doesn’t involve a vehicle you can buy. That vehicle is the General Dynamic Land Systems M1 Abrams battle tank. A development by...

BangShift Question Of The Day: If They Would Listen, What Would You Tell The Auto CEOs?

If someone showed up at your desk today, tapped you on the shoulder, and told you that you were officially the head honcho of Nissan, what would you do? If it were me, I’d jam my fingers into...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Should OEMs Start Thinking About Keeping Successful Models Instead Of Engineering New Ones?

Of all the vehicles I ever expected to see the buying public clamor for, a Chevrolet Astro is not on the last. Along with it’s GMC Safari twin, the S-truck based Astro and Safari vans had a...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What’s The Worst Repair Job Out There?

I’ve been spinning wrenches on the Rough Start Mustang for exactly three days now. Rather, I’ve been blasting every spot of interior plastic with cleaner and I’ve been busy gutting...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Which Concept Car Was A Missed Opportunity?

Do you remember the 1999 Pontiac GTO? Probably not. I spent twenty years trying to erase that image out of my head…when it debuted, so did an irrational hatred of it within my soul. Not that...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What’s The Next Expensive Auction Car?

The 1967 Ford Mustang GT 390 that was in hiding for decades, the car that was the subject of mythos and legend for years, and only appeared just a couple of years ago for the 50th anniversary of the...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Have You Had Specialty Driver Training?

Today’s Question of the Day is a bit skewed, so read this before you immediately go for a tale of Driver’s Ed. We’ve all endured some form of early driver’s training. You...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What’s The Worst You’ve Ever Gotten Stuck?

You know the sensation: momentum has stopped, RPM is building, and the machine isn’t going anywhere anytime soon…except to China, the way the tires are digging in. Been there? Done that?...

BangShift’s Question Of The Day: What’s The Weirdest Option You’ve Ever Heard Of?

While options were around well before it’s arrival, the 1965 Ford Mustang was the car that really clued in manufacturers to what options could do for their bottom line. Car customization was a...

Best of 2019: What Was McTaggart Thinking As This 1955 Chevy Attacked?

Editor’s Note: This wasn’t the closest call of 2019. This was the closest call I’ve had, period. -McT I’d been on the property at Beech Bend for maybe…maybe twenty...

Best of 2019: Question Of The Day: Ok, Haters, What Car SHOULD Get LS-Swapped?

We get it, OK? We read the comments, we’ve seen the bashing. We’re half-ready to see if we can find a doc to prescribe half of you happy pills while the other half of y’all need a...

BangShift Question Of The Day: FCA + PSA, Good Or Bad?

Earlier this week Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Groupe PSA agreed to a $50 billion, 50/50 merger of their businesses. The new company will be based out of The Netherlands, and so far at least, there...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Should Pedestrian Avoidance Be A Part Of A Safety Rating?

Starting next year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is ratcheting up the requirements that automakers must meet in order to earn Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ designations. Three...

Question Of The Day: What Used-Car Lot Refugee Would Make A Great One-Model Racing Series?

Used car lots plague the landscape across the country. I’m not talking the ones ran by dealerships…I’m talking “Honest Mike’s Used Car Emporium! No job? No credit? No...