Archive for December, 2009
First we’l l start you off with a little bit of……..
just to keep you interested. Now we’ll give you a taste of….
Not interesting enough? How ’bout this?
That wasÂ a Lamborghini. This is a BMW.
Last one i swear…
OK. Maybe you don’t like art on cars. Maybe you’ll like this.
I knew you’d like that one.
Not sure what the next one is, but it sure is eye catching. Seems likeÂ a goth chick-magnet.
These next couple are weird, but give theseÂ guys respect for time and effort.
If you look closely you’ll notice there is actually a driver in the top car.
Get ready for your mind to be smacked around a little bit.
or alot a bit.
Not sure who the girl is, or what the point is, but this is talent.
We’ll wait for you to get back to your chair.
Do you need a seat belt?Â Why do you keep falling off of your chair?
And now for some oil canvas art..
It’s a cold, cold world. Especially in the world of major automotive industry recalls. It appears thatÂ GM will have a massive recall for its brand-spankin’-new-selling-like-hotcakes 2010 Chevy Equinox and 2010 GMC Terrain CUVs vehicles (59,031 in all). The news was originally posted on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This time, it’s due to faulty HVAC systems. It may sound silly that an imperfect air-conditioning and heating system would warrant a recall, but do not be so foolish. The HVAC system design is a major sub-discipline of mechanical engineering, based on the principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. In this particular case, the official statement reads- “failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 103, â€œwindshield defrosting and defogging systems and with federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 101, controls and displaysâ€. The software in the center instrument panel can cause the heating, air conditioning, defrost, and radio controls, as well as the panel illumination to become inoperative.â€
The safety recall is expected to begin during January 2010. Chevrolet and GMC dealers will replace the computer modules in the center console, at no charge, to repair the problem.
Owners of any of these vehicles can contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or GMC at 1-866-996-9463.
1. Lamborghini ReventÃ³n:
Price tag: $1,600,000. The most powerful and the most expensive Lamborghini ever built is first on the list. It takes 3.3 seconds to reach 60 mph and it has a top speed of 211 mph.
The Lamborghini ReventÃ³n is a mid-engined sports car that debuted at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show.Â The official press release stated that only 20 vehicles would be released to the public, with one additional car (marked as 0/20) produced for the Lamborghini Museum. Although early rumours indicated the total number would actually be 100, each ReventÃ³n is clearly stamped with its number in the sequence of 20 between the driver’s and passenger’s seats.
Despite the exterior being new, almost all the mechanical elements (including the engine) are sourced directly from the MurciÃ©lago LP640. According to the official press release, the ReventÃ³n exterior styling was inspired by the “the fastest airplanes”. To emphasize this, Lamborghini staged a race between a ReventÃ³n and a Panavia Tornado fighter plane. Racing 3 kilometers, It lost at the last the moment.
The ReventÃ³n’s engine was a slightly tuned version of the MurciÃ©lago LP640′s 6.5 L V-12, rated at 640Â hp (480Â kW). According to the official release, the ReventÃ³n accelerates to 100Â km/h (62Â mph) in the same time as the MurciÃ©lago LP640 (3.4 seconds), and is capable of reaching a maximum speed of over 340Â km/h (210Â mph). Using the internal speedometer, the recorded top speed was displayed as 356Â km/h (221Â mph).
2. 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante:
Recently, a rare 1937 Bugatti was found in an English garage. The car is so rare it fetched $4.7 million at auction on February 7, 2009 at a motor show in Paris. It hasn’t been used since 1960. Back then, it had the ability to reach 13o mph when most cars were topping off at 50 mph.
The Type 57S/SC is one of the best-known Bugatti cars. The “S” stood for “surbaissÃ©” (“lowered”), though most felt it stood for “sport”. It included a v-shaped dip at the bottom of the radiator and mesh grills on either side of the engine compartment. Lowering the car was a major undertaking. The rear axle now passed through the rear frame rather than riding under it, and a dry-sump lubrication system was required to fit the engine under the new low hood.
Just 43 “surbaissÃ©” cars were built.
- Wheelbase: 117.3Â in (2,979Â mm)
- Track: 53.1Â in (1,349Â mm)
- Weight: 2,100Â lb (950Â kg)
3. Caterham CSR 260:
The Caterham CSR is the latest model from sports car manufacturer Caterham Cars. The CSR has two engine options based on the same Duratec block, though modifications and power output differ. The entry level engine produces 200Â bhp (150Â kW), with a 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds. The upgraded engine produces 260Â bhp (190Â kW) - thus the name Caterham CSR 260 -, with a 0-60 mph time of 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 155Â mph (249Â km/h).
The CSR was released in the United States in the summer of 2006 in very limited quantities. As a production vehicle, the CSR is illegal because of lack of safety features and failure to meet emissions standards. US law states that the engine and transmission must be purchased separately from the chassis. Chassis may be purchased from several different dealers located around the country; engines and transmissions may be purchased from Caterham USA.
Customers can choose to have the US dealer build their CSR for an extra fee, or opt to build their own. While many previous models of Caterhams are sold as kit cars to customers in the US, the complexity of the CSR makes this much more difficult, and is discouraged by dealers. As such, the CSR is NOT a kit car. It is a production vehicle built in England.
4. Ariel Atom:
The Ariel Atom is a high performance sports car made by the Ariel Motor Company based in Somerset, England. The Ariel Atom is unusual in that it is exoskeletal â€” the chassis is prominently visible from the outside â€” and therefore lacks a roof, windows and other features normally found on road cars. It is available with a range of engines, the top of the range being a supercharged Honda Civic Type-R K20 and a supercharged 2.0Â litre, 300Â hp (220Â kW) GM Ecotec engine. With each of these engines it can achieve acceleration rivaling that of much more expensive automobiles. Although the top speed of approximately 140Â mph (230Â km/h)-150Â mph (240Â km/h) is relatively tame compared to more exotic sports cars, the high power-to-weight ratio (approximately 500 bhp/ton, or 650Â bhp/ton supercharged) affords it very fast acceleration [0-60Â mph in 2.7Â seconds (manufacturer's claim)] and the low weight provides excellent control through corners.
For its latest Atom variant, the Ariel Atom 500, Ariel will produce just 25 this year. Prices are expected to be at least $160,000.
5. Jaguar XJC:
Just over 10,000 were built between 1975 and 1978 when production ceased, making it one of the rarest production cars built by Jaguar. The XJC had a sleeker two-door bodyshell and a smaller cabin. The styling of the pillarless coupe gives a sense of “openness” that is often associated with a convertible. Like the XJ saloon, it came with a choice of six-cylinder or VI2 engines, both of which had massive reserves of power and excellent refinement. All XJCs came with a vinyl-covered roof as standard, but although Jaguar touted this as a desirable extra, its true purpose was to disguise an unsightly seam where the roof of an XJ6 saloon had to be chopped and welded again to fit.
6. Bugatti T73:
With 1 unit ever built it is tied for 1st place on the rarest car in the world list, naturally. The T73, of all of the post-war four cylinders came most closely to actually being produced. It is also the only car that really was presented to the public. In the 1947 Paris Salon, a few weeks after Ettore Bugatti’sÂ death, the T73A was shown, with a single overhead cam, blown engine and body which can still be seen at the Schlumpf museum in Mulhouse. It has a 4-cylinder in-line engine, 3 valve/cylinder, overhead camshaft. Here is some other data relating to the T73:
7. Maybach Exelero:
The Maybach Exelero is a high-performance sports car designed and built by German luxury car manufacturer Maybach. It was presented in May 2005 in Berlin, Germany. The 700Â hp (SAE) (514Â kW) two-seater with a bi-turbo V12 engine is a one-off design commissioned by Fulda Tyres. Fulda is using this car as a reference vehicle to test a new generation of wide tires. The German luxury car manufacturer created the one-off model as a modern interpretation of its legendary streamlined sportscar from the 1930s. There are various allusions to the historical predecessor, which was likewise based on a powerful Maybach automobile. In this case, the Maybach SW 38 was also used by Fulda for tire testing.
EngineÂ : Bi-Turbo V12 from Maybach 57 S 700Â hp (SAE) (522Â kW), 1020Â NÂ·m (737Â ftÂ·lbf). Acceleration: 0-62 mph in 4.4 seconds. Cost: Approx. $8,000,000
8. Phantom Corsair:
The Phantom Corsair is an automobile prototype from 1938. It is a six-passenger coupe that was designed by Rust Heinz, a member of the H. J. Heinz family, yes, the ketchup makers, and Maurice Schwartz of the Pasadena, California based Bohman & Schwartz coachbuilding company.
Heinz planned to put the Phantom Corsair, which cost approximately $24,000 to produce in 1938 (approximately $300,000 in 2005 dollars) into limited production at an estimated selling price of $12,500. However, Heinz’s death, shortly after the car was completed, ended those plans.
The completely unique 1938 Phantom Corsair now resides in the National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection) in Reno, Nevada.
With a height of only 147Â cm (58 in.), the steel and aluminum body had no running boards, fenders or door handles. Instead, the doors could be opened using buttons located on the outside and on the instrument panel. To match the advanced design, Heinz chose the most advanced chassis available in the United States at that time, the Cord 810. The V8 engine-equipped Cord also featured front wheel drive and an electrically operated four-speed gearbox, as well as a fully independent suspension and adjustable shock absorbers. To accommodate the large body, various changes were carried through on the chassis. The car’s lower frame was made of chromoly steel and the upper frame was constructed of electrically welded aviation steel tubing. Power for the 2-ton / 4500Â lb. (2000Â kg) Phantom Corsair came from a modified Cord 810 Lycoming 8-cylinder unit, supercharged to produce about 190Â hp. The aerodynamic body enabled the car to reach speeds of up to 115 miles per hour (185Â km/h).
9. General Motors EV1
The General Motors EV1 was an electric car produced and leased by the General Motors Corporation from 1996 to 1999. It was the first mass-produced and purpose-designed electric vehicle of the modern era from a major automaker, and the first GM car designed to be an electric vehicle from the outset.
While customer reaction to the EV1 was positive, GM believed that electric cars occupied an unprofitable niche of the automobile market as they were only able to lease 800 units in face of production costs of US$1 billion over four years.Â The EV1 program was subsequently discontinued in 2002, and all cars on the road were repossessed. Lessees were not given the option to purchase their cars from GM, which cited parts, service, and liability regulations. The majority of the repossessed EV1s were crushed, and the rest delivered to museums and educational institutes with their electric powertrains deactivated, under the agreement that the cars were not to be reactivated and driven on the road.
And with that, the electric car was killed.
The EV1′s discontinuation remains controversial, with electric car enthusiasts, environmental interest groups and former EV1 lessees accusing GM of self-sabotaging its electric car program due to its then-unprofitability, while also blaming the oil industry for conspiring to keep electric cars off the road.
10. 1948 Mercedes A 320
The 1948 Mercedes A 320 has a 3.4 litre, 6 cylinder side valve engine fitted in its engine compartment. The cabrio measures about 5.5 meters and has 142-inch long wheelbase. Outside, the rare Mercedes-Benz cabriolet features a sleek two-tone blue exterior color and a soft top roof. On the inside, the restored leather seats remains in tack. It was created by the Daimler-Benz company in 1948 and then was sold to a businessman in Indonesia and was later resold to an individual in Australia in the 1980′s.
The car was actually a prototype model of a luxury coupe and was not put into production because of Germany’s involvement in World War II, which has led to the devastation of the companyâ€™s factories and other industrial facilities in the country.
This rare, exotic car sold for approximattely $275,000 at the 2007 Melbourne International Motor Show auction event.
Car apps is where it’s at. Here at Junk Car Nation we love our cars. We love our phones. So naturally we love our carphones. Wait, No, I mean we love our car apps; they help us save money, saveÂ time and save the earth all at once. Here are 10 apps that will do the same for you.
With AccuFuelâ„¢ Fuel Efficiency Tracker you can see how your driving habits and type of vehicle affects your fuel efficiency. EffortlesslyÂ calculate and graph your MPG. With the Efficiency Chart you can easily view your vehicles’ fuel economy. Other features include: Built-in Mileage Ratings, International Units, Flexible Odometer Entry, Fillup History, Export fill-ups
If you’re looking for ways to reduce your car usage and spending on gas, this is your app. It brings people together that are looking for ridesharing, by helping you identify other riders or drivers that are headed to the same destination from your local area.
Parking Meter is simple, cool app that will remind you when your meter is running low. The timer will count down to when your meter needs to be refilled. Additionally, you can note where you parked your car and snap a quick pic of the location of your car. Plus, it detects your GPS location, with a link to Google Maps so you can get directions back to your car. Now you just have to remember where the app on your phone is. No worries, there is an app for that too.
Trapster uses the built-in location services of the iPhone to display where you are on a map and shows user-reported speed traps, red-light cameras, and speed cameras (the ones that actually issue tickets) that are nearby. Trapster will announce the type of locations within your search area (this can be set by the user) and give you an audio warning as you approach new speed traps. Definitely one of the cooler apps available.
You can identify a song anywhere, anytime.Â It’s great for the car radio, especially on road trips.
Whenever you use the iGasUp app, the 10 cheapest U.S. gas stations closest to your current location will appear with fuel prices displayed in lowest to highest price order. It has the most accurate and the most current data available.Â iGasUp uses OPIS data, which is compiled automatically from actual credit card transactions to ensure that you’ll get the lowest price for gas every time you fill up.
gMeter is an app that turns the iPhone and iPod Touch into a vehicle performance computer. This app measures forward and lateral Gs and can be used to compute velocity, distance traveled and engine power. It can also be set up to capture timed distance, timed speed and timed braking and has a hands-free auto-start feature.
This app computes your vehicle’s power and fuel usage characteristics and evaluates your driving to increase efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and cost, and lower your environmental impact. Results are displayed in real time, while driving, to give instantaneous feedback. It measures a car’s engine power and fuel economy and can calculate fuel cost, carbon footprint and barrels of oil consumed to help you choose an efficient cruising speed.
Carperks is a discount automotive purchasing program representing 5,200 automotive dealerships in key markets throughout the United States. Dealers offering the Carperks discount have agreed to sell you vehicles for a price below their lowest online price. Carperks Mobile is now part of the growing family of car apps found in the app store. If you own an iPhone or an iPod Touch, you can now find cars for sale in your area and generate a car discount certificate towards the purchase of your next new car, all from the palm of your hand.
Includes useful tips with repair estimates; local repair shop search specific to car makes; one-touch access to roadside assistance. RepairPal is useful when you’ve got a breakdown, giving good advance knowledge of what to expect from the repair bill.
Last but not least check out this funny app video:
Twas’ the night before the weekend before Christmas. The blizzard had come in like a golf club to an EscaladeÂ®. It tore the North Pole apart. Santa’s UggsÂ® were two feet deep in white powder. Drinking an ice cold Coca ColaÂ®, he made his way out to the front of the house. As he tightened his new XXXL Louis VuittonÂ® patent leather belt, he peered out in front of him. From his porch, he could clearly see his new LexusÂ® in the driveway, with a huge red ribbon on it. He smiled. He loved Christmastime. But beyond the brand-new-car-with-special-holiday-financing-and-12%-apr, something in the distance struck his eye. He slowly removed his Christian DiorÂ® designer sunglasses to get a better look. After all, who are we kidding, he hasn’t seen the sun in 4 years. Why would his niece get him sunglasses? He also questioned the latest gift he had received from her- a $100 gift certificate to Hollywood TanÂ®. But now wasn’t a time to dwell on that. He shook off these thoughts, because he knew, with a second glance, disaster had struck.
In the spot he had last parked his sleigh, was now a massive mound of iced-over white slush. His pride and joy, the thing closest to his heart (no, not the MacBookÂ®Â that Mrs. Claus had bought him last year from Best Buy on Black Friday), his shining, bright red, symbol of all that is marketable, HIS BELOVED SLEIGH WAS SNOWED IN!
He had a sneaking suspicion that the Grinch had been down his street with his oversized plow. A@$-Hole.
His mind raced. Christmas was just a few days away and he would never be able to dig it out by himself. He laughed to himself, remembering the silly myth about elves. If they were real they would be able to help him. “Who had made that one up? ” he wondered. But now was not time for jokes and silly fictional characters. Now was time for action.
His resolve was legendary. Known throughout the land, amongst all the penguins and polar bears, as the man you could depend on when you need a commercial done. He took a deep breath and weighed his options. He could rent a car from AvisÂ®. After all they were offering great rates this time of year, but that would be too much of a hassle. He could borrow a vehicle from his older, but bitter brother Fred ClausÂ®, but he couldn’t find Vince Vaughn’s phone number. He could take public transportation…. but seriously, who are we kidding? The NP54 never comes.
He was almost ready to give up, when it hit him like a reindeer stampede. Santa had his old sleigh, a 1988 Dodge Neon-Sleigh with 247,000 miles on it. He wasn’t sure it would run, but he for damn sure was gonna give it a try.
As he trekked over to the garage, a feeling of excitement came over him. Christmas would be saved and he would be a hero.Â Because, as we all know, Christmas wouldn’t happen if our protagonist didn’t figure this one out. But he knew he would, because he always does.
Once inside, he noticed his extensive Black & DeckerÂ® tool set. “Overall the product is very easy to use. Even though it is a complex product, it is really easy to use and gives you great results. The SmartSelect technology makes it very easy to use”.
Sitting right beside the RubbermaidÂ® bins, which held all his ShamWowsÂ®, was the rusty, old vehicle. The door was unlocked. The keys were still inside . DAMN! It wouldn’t start.
Santa now expected the worst. It was possible for the first time in history that this holiday wouldn’t happen. He was unexpectedly calm, given the colossal consequences.
He went back inside to the warmth of his home. He made himself a steaming mug of NestlÃ©Â® hot cocoa. He needed to think, needed to slow his heart rate. He lit a fire in his fireplace and sat on his rocking chair, with a SnuggieÂ® laid over his lap. If only someone could see him now. If only someone would take a picture of the scene with a Canon Rebel XTIÂ® or paint a portrait of this image. Could probably sell a lot of hot cocoa. Too bad no one was around.
As he rocked slowly back and forth, he noticedÂ his MacBookÂ® (that’s called foreshadowing kids) nearby. He quickly snatched it up. His personal settings andÂ social network profiles popped up. Ashton Kutcher is excited to rent Chronicles of Narnia for his kids. “Isn’t TwitterÂ® awesome?”, he mumbled to no one in particular. He quickly changed his status on FacebookÂ® to let everyone know the sitch – “OMG! OMG!Â iiiiiiiii’mmmmmmm so screwed pplÂ idk what to do.aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!! i need a vaca asap”. On YouTubeÂ®, favorited videos of Will Ferrell and Michael Jackson played. He then used BingÂ® to search GoogleÂ®, then used GoogleÂ® to search how to junk a car. The results startled him. He hadn’t realized how easy it was. There are companies that offer same day towing from anywhere! “Whats the zip code here?” he thought. He can get his junk car removed and get paid for it within just a few hours. He dialed the first number and set up a pick up time. Since he had a sleigh, which has no wheels, he requested a flatbed tow truck.
The tower came, a sweet guy named Bob. He led him outside.Â Bob started pulling his levers on the side of the truck that only towers know how to use. Santa couldn’t help but smile. For at that moment all the kids in the world would be happy to know that Christmas would happen after all…
Santa and Bob had gathered all the reindeer and aligned them in their proper order readying themselves for the big night. They secured all the ropes and knots. They laughed together when they took a step back to examine the unusual sight. Rudolph, and all of his buddies, leading Bobs’ flatbed with all the big, red bags loaded on it. The tow truck getting towed. They were ready.
ho ho ho….
What you’re about to hear must be kept in absolute secrecy. Do not ever disclose the following information to anyone. If followed correctly, readers will save a lot of money. Car salesmen will not be happy. If we start getting late-night phone calls from used car salesmen threatening our well-being, we’ll know you snitched! So, for the sake of our security, and REM, please promise us that any money-saving methods you learn from this post will not be divulged.
Ok. If we’re all ready, we can startâ€¦
Mastering the car buyer/car salesman dynamic is difficult, depending on your level of commitment. These are medically and scientifically proven methods (you don’t want to know the details. My poor rabbit, George,Â unfortunately, did not survive the tests). Take your friends with you the next time you go car shopping. They will undoubtedly be impressedâ€¦
1. The first step isÂ Preparation: Even before stepping out of your front door, action can be taken to ensure your readiness. After deciding what vehicle or vehicle category you are interested in, do some research online and gather some information. Check out some reviews on that car.Â Get an idea of the average pricing. Look out for some of the common complaints and issues that people have with this car. All of this will help you determine the actual value and the price you want to pay. Homework cannot be overlooked.
2.Â Backbone: The next step is projecting an image of confidence. Walk into the dealership or car lot with your back straight and your head up. This simple physical adjustment will have a tremendous psychological effect on your adversary. Do not be intimidated by anyone. Remember! You already know what you want because you did your homework. You are now an educated consumer. Stay firm and on point and you’ll be alright.
3.Â Awareness: When inspecting the vehicle, have a sharp eye. If possible go with someone you trust who knows about cars. Check under the hood, inside the trunk, underneath the car, anywhere you might find a defect, scratch etc. Besides getting a better picture of the car in front of you, you are also creating leverage. Ahhhh. Leverage. What a beautiful thing.
4. Negotiate: All of this is done in relative quietness, but now is the time to start opening up and initiating an exchange. Point out to him what you see and make sure he knows that you noticed. This will put him on the defensive and dictate the tempo of the conversation. Doing this will easily take away some his gusto. Do not lead out with a price. Let him throw the first quote.
While haggling, have in mind some of these negotiation techniques to guarantee you get the lowest price possible:
- Utilize your leverage to apply pressure and squeeze out every possible discount you can get.
- Never, ever reveal your ceiling price. If you came in with the intentions of topping off at $5,000, tell him your max is $4,200.
- Never ever disclose that you are desperate.
This leads to the last step…
5. Do not be afraid to say NO! If you didnâ€™t get the price you wanted, WALK AWAY! Do not give any indications that you are in desperate need of a car. Acting like you are interested, but still willing to walk away will create even more weight and put the salesman on the spot. Either, he will drop even lower than his previous “low,â€ or he will stand firm and you move on to the next lot. Chances are he needs you more than you need him.
And if you really did your homework, then you will actively seek to prey on a weaker/younger/vulnerable looking salesman. But that’s a story for another day.
Who would have thought that material things meant so much to people?Â Â Trading a cheap, used Movado watch for a running car still seems surreal to me.Â Â I had been browsing Craigslist for months trying to find a Nissan 240sx but had no luck finding one in my price range (which was a few hundred dollars).Â Â I had offered to trade numerous personal things for junk cars, and no one seemed to take the bait.
Finally, after going back and forth with this guy a few hundred miles away about the 240sx thatâ€™s been sitting in his garage, for who knows how long, he seemed to show interest in something I had not yet before offered up in a trade.
We set a date for me to come see the car and naturally I assumed that it wouldnâ€™t even be worth the drive, but to my surprise the car was in flawless mechanical and cosmetic condition.Â Â He still wasnâ€™t set on letting the car go quite yet so I started on my venture back home feeling defeated.
Maybe two days later I received a call from the guy. Basically, his wife had told him to take whatever he could get and remove the car from the garage, before he ended up sleeping in it.Â Â Not only was the watch (that I was trading for) old and useless to me, the battery was dead and hadnâ€™t been replaced in a year or so.
I cleaned it up, threw it in a sock, jumped in my dadâ€™s truck and took the two hour trip back to the carâ€™s location, knowing that I was getting a couple thousand dollar car, for something that had no value to me.Â Â I handed over the watch and loaded up the car, went and had the title signed over at the DMV and headed home with the car that I had gotten for nothing.
As the ancient American proverb states, â€œOne man’s trash is another man’s treasure.â€ And the proof is on Craigslist.
Ok people, I understand the concept of drivers with grotesqueÂ carsÂ always preachingÂ that the idea of a vehicle is “getting you from point A to point B”. But, to intentionally design and construct cars that would (backhandedly) prove this theory, by releasing the most appalling automobiles to the visual earth,Â is a crime! Why would any sane car-maker go out of his way to concoct such heinous pieces of sheets of metal if not for prank? Ok, you can show me the cameras now. Seriously, where’s Ashton?
You might be asking, what are Junk Car Nations’ criterion? If you did ask that Q, I will first tell you that it is indeed a very good one. Then i will tell you that we have no criterion. Well, one: Severe, brain-warping, headache-inducing, vomit-prompting, just-plain-old-ugly-cars.
Anyway, here’s our list: