the Bechdel Test actually isn't that great an indicator of how well a movie deals with women characters, as some articles on iO9 and Jezebel point out. Unfortunately I am a very, very lazy man and am therefore too lazy to dig the links up. » 9/19/14 12:10am Today 12:10am

This is just my understand I can easily be wrong: part of Lutz' great plan was to SS everything. The first results were the Silverado and Trailblazer SS with the Cobalt and Impala/Monte Carlo SS. There were plans for an Equinox SS (mind you, the even more awful first generation Equinox) and so on. I can't remember if… » 9/16/14 1:36pm Tuesday 1:36pm

I think it's a result of trying to put on the current, "angry fist" (MotorTrend's words) design language onto a car that was from an era when MB's design language was still mostly flowing, curvy lines. There's no way that can gel together well and it's simply laziness on the part of the designers of a $120,000 car. » 9/16/14 1:01pm Tuesday 1:01pm