Alex on Autos: Full Review After 2 Months

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I like Alex but his scoring system is all over the place. Road Noise Mach E @71, Tesla @72.5 and he gives both a B. He also does things like, "well, in this class, that's about average, so I'm gonna give it a B+" when 3 weeks ago he rated a similar car, similar scores, a B- with basically the same explanation. He at least gave the model Y a C- for ride quality.

Like the reviews but not the inconsistent scoring.
 

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I like Alex but his scoring system is all over the place. Road Noise Mach E @71, Tesla @72.5 and he gives both a B. He also does things like, "well, in this class, that's about average, so I'm gonna give it a B+" when 3 weeks ago he rated a similar car, similar scores, a B- with basically the same explanation. He at least gave the model Y a C- for ride quality.

Like the reviews but not the inconsistent scoring.
Segmentation and the inability to go back and edit scores is an issue. Once you give something a "grade", you can't go back and re-edit the video because something better came along, which would cause the score in a competitor to go up/down. I think we are going to move to either something more subjective like smiling faces/frowns.
 

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Segmentation and the inability to go back and edit scores is an issue. Once you give something a "grade", you can't go back and re-edit the video because something better came along, which would cause the score in a competitor to go up/down. I think we are going to move to either something more subjective like smiling faces/frowns.
Well, you could, and should, for us anonymous internet commentators. Actually, CR does that, more or less, although plenty of people complain about what they do. And the way I score stuff would make a pretty boring video.

As an aside, I grew up in Santa Cruz County and my parents used to go for drives, more or less, where you film a lot of your stuff. It amuses me but it also terrifies me, poison oak everywhere.
 

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Segmentation and the inability to go back and edit scores is an issue. Once you give something a "grade", you can't go back and re-edit the video because something better came along, which would cause the score in a competitor to go up/down. I think we are going to move to either something more subjective like smiling faces/frowns.
Alex! Long time fan. Keep up the great work. You drive a lot of cars and give a lot of ratings. Not an easy task. My hat off to you!
 

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@AoA Alex- did you confirm that the GT will have 600 hp??
 

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Thanks great video, though a bit long for those who already know about the car.
I find @AoA to be a very reasonable, level headed EV reviewer who understands the pros and cons of EVs, PHEVs and even fuel cell cars. Like the irony of allowing EVs in HOV lanes while gas cars have to stay in congested traffic longer due to fewer lanes, causing MORE pollution!

Not many EV reviewers are like that today. Keep up the godo work!
 

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Segmentation and the inability to go back and edit scores is an issue. Once you give something a "grade", you can't go back and re-edit the video because something better came along, which would cause the score in a competitor to go up/down. I think we are going to move to either something more subjective like smiling faces/frowns.
In-depth and very detailed video. Keep up the great work.
 

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Segmentation and the inability to go back and edit scores is an issue. Once you give something a "grade", you can't go back and re-edit the video because something better came along, which would cause the score in a competitor to go up/down. I think we are going to move to either something more subjective like smiling faces/frowns.
For a model year closure, you can always do a restacking and pick "class leader" for each class in a "very special episode" of Alex on Autos and tease any model changes for the upcoming models as you do. Been watching you for a while, you're up there in my rotation of people I trust. Thank you for making videos.
 

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Hey @AoA, yes please on swapping out tires! Can you switch out to 235s on the stock rims and see what happens with acceleration, handling, and lateral grip?
 

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It's a tough job trying to quantify so many subjective things; No matter what scoring system you use it will become at least a little skewed over time. Probably the best thing you could do is perhaps mention "knowing what I know now, I would give the previously reviewed car a score of X".

Anyway, I appreciate you doing everything you can to maintain objectivity.
 

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