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And who uses the term “gps” to refer to a navigation system? GPS actually stands for Global Positioning System and it refers to the spacecraft and associated elements that provide signals that are used for geolocation (yes, people can be pedantic and rip me to shreds on the details of that definition. The point is, nobody calls the navigation system “a gps”).
Technically, the navigation system uses a GPS receiver. But that's the term no one says (receiver). People call it a GPS all the time. Especially the handheld ones. If someone says my watch has a "GPS", they mean a "GPS receiver".





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My mache is not Japanese, it’s a Ford Mustang
I think he was just saying the styling has swoopy lines in general, like the Mazda CX-5 and what-not. Not that it's actually Japanese. He's talking about the design language. The Japanese have popularized "animalistic styling" to make their cars look alive, like a tiger or something. In the case of the Mach-e I would say it evokes the feeling of horse muscles.

That's all he's saying.
 

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I think he was just saying the styling has swoopy lines in general, like the Mazda CX-5 and what-not. Not that it's actually Japanese. He's talking about the design language. The Japanese have popularized "animalistic styling" to make their cars look alive, like a tiger or something. In the case of the Mach-e I would say it evokes the feeling of horse muscles.

That's all he's saying.
No, he’s saying it looks like a Japanese designed car. He’s wrong, both factually and style wise.
 

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No, he’s saying it looks like a Japanese designed car. He’s wrong, both factually and style wise.
If you think something "looks" like something else, you can't be factually wrong.

And he knows enough about Ford to know it's not actually designed by someone in Japan. So all he was saying is it reminds him of the Japanese "animalistic" styling. You can disagree with his characterization but he can't be factually wrong about something that is subjective.
 

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If you think something "looks" like something else, you can't be factually wrong.

And he knows enough about Ford to know it's not actually designed by someone in Japan. So all he was saying is it reminds him of the Japanese "animalistic" styling. You can disagree with his characterization but he can't be factually wrong about something that is subjective.
He’s factually wrong because it was designed outside of Japan. You might know what he meant, others here might, but a lot of people watching him on YouTube won’t know that. And style wise? I entirely disagree both his statements and with yours.
 

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First, just because someone has “been doing something for a lifetime” and has “a wealth of experience” doesn’t mean they’re necessarily proficient with the latest technology. With the VW ID.4 he was very good I think? I’m not a mechanical engineer) with his commentary on the structural systems in the vehicle. At least it sounded reasonable to me. Modern cars are as much computer as they are mechanical and he really struggled with the VW UI. I think we all would take a bit to get used to a new UI, but I find it hard to believe that Volkswagen has made bringing up the navigation system that obscure. And who uses the term “gps” to refer to a navigation system? GPS actually stands for Global Positioning System and it refers to the spacecraft and associated elements that provide signals that are used for geolocation (yes, people can be pedantic and rip me to shreds on the details of that definition. The point is, nobody calls the navigation system “a gps”). Whenever I hop in a rental car (and I’ve hopped in many), I ALWAYS take a couple of minutes to familiarize myself with the controls and adjust everything before leaving. Much better to do that while parked in a lot than while barreling down a highway in a strange area! And “women like the button”? Come on, that’s just misogynistic. I thought that thinking died with wing vents 😀😀😀
I always refer to the navigation system as a GPS (shorthand for GPS unit I suppose). Many early adopters of GPS for cars in the late 90s refer to it this way.
 

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Technically, the navigation system uses a GPS receiver. But that's the term no one says (receiver). People call it a GPS all the time. Especially the handheld ones. If someone says my watch has a "GPS", they mean a "GPS receiver".
Yes, I’m very familiar with GPS terminology (fun fact: I used to work for the company that built one of the blocks of satellites and know some of the systems engineers involved. I also actually used some of the very early, bulky military handheld “gps receivers”. Way back when SA accuracy to 10’ was considered pretty miraculous!) You are absolutely correct: the devices you might carry with you on a hike, or the devices on boats or aircraft are typically called “GPS receivers” or “GPS system” or “GPS units”. I can’t think of the last time I’ve heard of an in-car system called a “GPS”, particularly since the current receivers support multiple systems, such as GLONASS and Galileo (not sure if it’s fully operational/in commercial use).
 

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Can I make it past the 29 second mark this time? That is the question.
He didn't go as detailed under the hood as I would expect. He got so excited by the drain and cup holders that he focused a lot on that.
 

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He didn't go as detailed under the hood as I would expect. He got so excited by the drain and cup holders that he focused a lot on that.
Did they have a V-8 Under the hood?

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No ... wait ... don't spoil the surprise!
 

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I’m surprised that he didn’t pull the front trunk tub. He really barely looked under the front. Also, I’m not sure why he didn’t like the front strut tower brace. Seems logical to me, but then, I’m not a car designer.
 

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I’m surprised that he didn’t pull the front trunk tub. He really barely looked under the front. Also, I’m not sure why he didn’t like the front strut tower brace. Seems logical to me, but then, I’m not a car designer.
He'll pull out the front tub in a later video. He's making his videos a lot shorter these days (probably in response to people who said they didn't want to watch videos that were an hour and 15 minutes).

He seemed to think the primary purpose of the strut tower brace was to reduce vibration but I think a light tube like that isn't going to do much for vibration, it's to keep the tops of the towers from flexing under hard cornering forces which makes the car handle more crisply and reduces loads on the structure surrounding the towers.
 

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He'll pull out the front tub in a later video. He's making his videos a lot shorter these days (probably in response to people who said they didn't want to watch videos that were an hour and 15 minutes).

He seemed to think the primary purpose of the strut tower brace was to reduce vibration but I think a light tube like that isn't going to do much for vibration, it's to keep the tops of the towers from flexing under hard cornering forces which makes the car handle more crisply and reduces loads on the structure surrounding the towers.
Agreed... it's a strut tower brace. They're to stiffen the chassis. I'm really not sure why he said they're for vibration?
 

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