Cabin appointments, predictably, feel like those of a decade-old full-size pickup from the front seats. The design and some of the materials are carried right over from the last Tundra pickup, with matte-metallic plastic trim flowing down from the gauge area and covering part of the center console. We find that center-dash treatment a little overstyled, but otherwise the chunky design, with simple large controls and displays, is functional without looking too plain. That said, some of the Sequoia’s switchgear doesn’t feel up to a sticker price that approaches $70,000 when fully equipped.
Minivans are all about utility, and carrying the maximum cargo and number of people, which makes Chrysler’s fold-away second- and third-row seats a brilliant idea. The Stow ‘N Go seating system is standard on all but the base trim, where it’s available as an option. The seats fold flat into spaces in the floor, and when they’re in use their homes double as storage bins. To accommodate the disappearing act, the Chrysler seats are thinner and flatter—but we’ve never heard a kid complain about the seat comfort, and it’s tough to beat the flat load floor created when all of the chairs disappear. We’ve taken our turn in the Stow ‘N Go seats without complaint. The Nissan Quest used to have a similar arrangement, but it abandoned the setup for a fold-away third-row seat and fixed second-row seats; the Odyssey and Sienna have sliding, fold-down second-row seats and fold-away third row seats. The Grand Caravan’s third-row seat has a power-fold option, too, as do its side doors and tailgate, and converting the space to pure cargo hold takes just seconds, thanks to improvements made recently.
Big busy tables have great potential to bloat, both from lower sensitivity to the vacuum scale factor, and generally because of the extent of the row churn. Horizontally splitting a large table into smaller tables can be useful, especially if there are a large number of vacuum workers, since only one worker can vacuum a single table at once. Even so, running more workers requires a larger amount of maintenance work memory. One solution which both splits large tables and increases the capacity for running vacuum workers is using a distributed database comprised of multiple physical PostgreSQL servers and sharded tables.
You can only hope that, should you hit something while backing into a parking spot, you have a better excuse than “pedal misapplication.” In other words, hitting the gas instead of the brake. Which can only be done if you’re not paying the slightest bit of attention to what you’re doing. Or if you’re in such a state that you probably shouldn’t be behind the wheel in the first place.
It’s slightly longer, wider, and taller than its predecessor, which could fill a void left by BMW’s discontinuation of the shortened wheelbase version of its flagship 7-Series executive sedan. The extra space is evident throughout the cabin. The backseat is roomier, and the trunk accommodates four sets of golf clubs. “The car is a baby 7-Series,” said Melissa Steffy, general manager for Herb Chambers BMW in Boston. The new model comes with several creature comforts, including my favorite feature, wireless Apple CarPlay connectivity, which BMW is rolling out across its 2017 portfolio. The new 5-Series gets BMW’s latest iDrive 6.0 infotainment system with gesture control that responds to commands such as the wave of an arm or the flick of a finger. It also has a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot that can connect up to 10 devices. ParkNow, an app that lets you book parking spaces, is integrated into the car’s infotainment system.
I have enjoyed my Bestem parts for my Ducati 996. It’s a nice way to dress up the bike. Bolt-on stuff is quite good, and bolt holes have been accurate for me (rear hugger/chain guard, fender, exhaust heat shield, and heel guards)For stick-on type carbon, such as my key guard and tank protector (from belt scratches), I have had a tough time getting the carbon to stick to the painted tank. I wish they had some recommendations on the website for these kinds of installs. I’ve tried double stick tape, ‘stick-on’ pads that have glue on each side of the foam pad, as well as spray adhesive. The spray adhesive by Loctite seems to be the better of the choices, but it’s not been perfect.
After Hurricane Katrina, Mott and her daughter found refuge in Houston in 2005, thinking they would not be in town long. Because the hotels were all booked, the two lived out of her car and in shelters until she was able to find full-time work again. RELATED New class A medical facility to break ground at Katy Green by early 2019 Houston developer Wile Interests in late July announced plans to develop a 70,000 square foot class A medical facility called … >
For 47 years, Castro maintained his grip over the island nation by forging close bonds with the Soviet Union, Venezuela and China, inspiring a wave of anti-American leaders throughout Latin America along the way. Despite years of economic difficulties following the fall of the Soviet Union, Castro still held extraordinary sway over many of his people. Castro stepped down in 2008 because of ill health, handing the presidency to his younger brother Raúl, who re-established diplomatic relations with the United States two years ago. Fidel Castro died on Nov. 25 at age 90.
Warn has been making winches and vehicle recovery tools since 1948. Built in the USA, these tools are your best bet for getting unstuck. They come in a variety of sizes and strengths: the general rule of thumb is to get something with a pulling power that’s 1.5 times the weight of your vehicle. The VR10000, shown here, is an entry-level model suited for most big trucks. It comes with a remote control on a 12-foot tether—so you can get out of your truck and watch what you’re doing—and either a synthetic or steel rope.
I had never intended to keep it, but when I looked at a new Focus Titanium (super cool, but like my first Focus pretty lightly constructed), and across the street was this sad little CR-V. An LX even. Thought about it for a day, and signed on the line. It has been loaned out, taught kids to drive, and does yeoman shopping duty. I have tried to get into about three others in parking lots as it is silver, (what else?), once terrifying the middle-aged occupants so bad they never spoke. After that I keep a weird sticker in the back window to be sure it’s mine. Like the cockroach, they’re everywhere and always will be. Yes, it’s a soulless Japanese appliance, but at this point it’s kind of weirdly cool, and even still has the picnic table in back. No, the kids won’t drive it unless their cars go down with a failure. El cucaracha fires right up happily. I forgot to tag it for six months, but even the ticket was cheap.