The D Channel


scion fr-s – a driver’s car
April 14, 2012, 11:11 PM
Filed under: automotive, Uncategorized

this would make a great commuter car for me… 2 dr, RWD, and fun for everyday. not a boring sedan. sure it doesnt come with a V8 like many know i want, but its all good, considering gas prices arent coming down anytime soon. hmm… a set of coilovers, a free flow air filter, and some volk TE37s… ill be happy with that.

more HERE

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nissan to stop premium vehicle production in japan
April 7, 2012, 2:56 PM
Filed under: automotive, tech

my nephew brought some saddening news to my attention recently… due to the yen becoming more powerful in value, nissan’s top brass, in their infinite wisdom, have decided to move production for infiniti models out of japan and onto… mexico, the US, and elsewhere. of course, this has to do with the cost to build these vehicles, but nissan is missing the point when it comes to people buying the upper echelon of their marque…

youre buying an infiiniti because it s a premium vehicle. the quality control and feature sets of the premium lines that were originally brought to america was higher than those of “regular” offerings from the parent company, and as such, a higher price was mandated. if you take the quality only found in japanese manufacturing techniques away, you may as well not put the premium badge on it.

sushi is a good example of this… living in los angeles and orange counties, and being that there’s a relatively high number of japanese in southern CA, you get to experience a lot of great and some not-so great japanese food. sushi is something that has potential to make you sick if not prepared properly, so it’s always in your best interest to go to a sushi bar that is known for high quality ingredients and even better food prep procedures. that said, who better to prepare your sushi, than a japanese sushi chef. granted, there are some wack japanese sushi chefs out there, and not ALL of them have learned the skills necessary to prepare your food as it should be prepared, nor exude the pride when creating a culinary work of art.

this is where the correlation is: a car built in japan, by japanese auto workers is going to have much higher quality than if it was built elsewhere. the quality control is ridiculously high, the pride behind making a quality product is high, and the consumer knows that theyre getting a very well built vehicle. likewise, there are lots of restaurants that say theyre “japanese” or serve japanese “cuisine”… however, many of them are NOT really japanese owned/operated. oftentimes, youll find that the only thing japanese about some sushi bars and restaurants is the name, or even just 1 or 2 people on the wait staff. these places are usually owned by koreans, with hispanic/latino “chefs” that know very little of how japanese food is supposed to taste, let alone how it should be made. i find that they have their own take on what the food is supposed to taste like and it’s not what you’d expect. (salty tamago, anyone?) no offense to those who are korean or hispanic… it’s just truth. i understand that some are in the business of making money… but im in the business of consuming quality food not just for the taste of it, but because i also want to avoid the potential for such food to make me sick or kill me. get it?

i want my japanese car to be manufactured by the japanese – not anyone else. dont believe the quality control isnt there? go drive a current generation infiniti G35, then drive a top-line fully loaded V6 nissan altima… ill bet you notice it right away once you slam the driver door shut and start the car. go ahead… call me a snob if you want. enjoy your California roll with “krab” and its soggy nori wrapper.

more about this abomination HERE

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public transit theft
March 19, 2012, 6:45 PM
Filed under: automotive, humor, misc

no, not getting on public transportation without paying. more like stealing the transportation itself. stealing a motherfuckin bus, train, subway car… like a boss. i didnt think it happened, considering that these vehicular behemoths usually require some special permit and training on how to operate them… but apparently, it does. and its more frequent than you think.

more HERE

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switchin lanes – like a boss
March 18, 2012, 1:28 PM
Filed under: automotive, humor

youll never see this shit driving in LA. theres just too much traffic.

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park somewhere else
February 13, 2012, 8:54 PM
Filed under: automotive, humor, misc

the world is full of inconsiderate assholes who just dont respect other people’s shit. like opening a car door as wide as it will possibly go, and using the car next to you, as means to stop it. yes, i’m talking to you, asshole who parks a full size 1970s cadillac brougham (or its equivalent) in a compact space at the mall.

the following excerpt is only the beginning to what ends up being justice served…

Dear Car Owner,

You may have noticed the dent on the left side of your car. If not, allow me to draw your attention to it now. As you can see, it is there, and so is this note, and now two and two are getting put together in your head. Allow me to confirm your suspicions: The dent and note are connected. I have dented your car and wish to apologize for it.

more HERE

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word to the wise
January 24, 2012, 10:54 PM
Filed under: automotive, humor

nothing is more annoying than someone tailgating me. if i didnt care so much for my car i’d have been hit several times already. but i havent, because i dont need my insurance rates any higher than they already are.

drive safe.



please dont eat in my car
January 15, 2012, 12:19 PM
Filed under: automotive, humor

do you find it annoying when people eat in your car? get an ariel atom and it will never be a problem.

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