Coffee Brake: What Do Readers Want To See On The Site?
As readers of this site you are given the remarkable opportunity to go anywhere else in the world wide web and read someone else…but for some reason readers keep coming back. So, instead of continuing to push whatever junk we find (or get tipped) on a regular basis, perhaps I could take this opportunity to ask what do you want to see more/less of on this site?
Maybe you are hardcore into JDM stuff and you want us to find the best Bōsōzoku style cars on the internet? Maybe you want us to have more special feature stories and less normal features. More short blurbs on interesting cars? Or more detailed analysis of the cars we feature?
Maybe you are really into heavily depreciated luxury cars and you want to see more of those and less driver condition 60s Muscle cars…or vise-versa. Maybe you think we should just keep up the same stuff and ignore any feedback because that is probably what will happen. Comments below.
The eclectic mix of "all of the above" is exactly what I want to see on the site, and it's kept me coming back every single day for almost a year now. I'd say variety is the spice of life, keep it up.
Same here… I enjoy them all and the writing especially. I guess I could do without the ones that cannot be made into a usable transporter.
Do you post readers cars?
Can you change the log in for comments to make it easier?
Please keep them coming.
Ryan & Tom,
Thanks for the kind words, readers cars sounds good – I'll put up a post sometime asking for submission.
DT: I have had 110 collectible cars and there is a sight I used to go to every day starting in 2008 that has gotten very stale with the same old commentors (sp?) saying the same stuff. Sometimes you can learn something, sometimes funny and brilliant, but mostly a repeat.
What I hope I can count on here is to keep the odd entertainment and funny writing because, after all, it is just a hobby and a distraction from reality. Those who are too serious are missing the fun. You never want to be one of those guys who sits with his car at a show or a know it all in this hobby. The diversity it what makes it interesting.
Thanks for keeping at it!!
Oh, and the icons are always a chuckle.
Fewer anonymous commenters. Sheesh. It is so easy to just select "comment as" and pick a name.
Ironic comment of the week award.
More sub $10K, LS swapped, half rusted, rear engined, Scandinavian, barn find, grandmother owned, earth tone, all wheel drive, ladder frame having, wagons from the east coast that could both AutoX and rock crawl.
V4 or two-stroke?
Basically for DT to search craigslist for thousand of hours for interesting cars so I don't have to. Just so that I can look at them and never buy anything.
Stick with your all-over-the-map mix, and continue to not take yourselves too seriously. Despite being a big fan of BaT as well, there are too many lurkers there who feel compelled to interject their demands of "worthiness" to the occasional posting. I appreciate the well-informed insight, but there's always somebody who wants to turn it into RM Auctions or Sotheby's…
Start picking real POS's so Bring a Trailer doesn't have the option of just re-posting your stuff 2 days later. Make em work for a living.
With that said, I really dig the 80's and 90's stuff. I also like when you guys find affordable examples of cars that have been speculated into the stratosphere recently (lookin at you e30 M3, 2002, and 911).
Just keep doing what you're doing. Cool site, no pretentious bs.
Less stuff I don't want and more I do!! Seriously though, swapped volvos, 70's rarities, 80s sports and any wagons that are cool!!
I really enjoy the great combination of wit, writing style, graphics, and…. Oh yeah and the cars.
Thanks a lot for making me smile while I float test balloons past the wife on select featured cars.
But darn figuring out the squiggled text to publish a post can be challenging at times.
my strategy for dealing with the captcha text is to keep hitting the little circular refresh arrow until i get numbers – way easier to decipher
Sorry for the captcha (swiggly words)- without it, the site becomes overwhelmed with spammy links to crap you don't want. By the way, now is a great time to buy a daily turismo sticker.
Yep. All of the above. If variety is the spice of life, keep making it as spicy as possible. That said, the more cheap fun to drive manual transmission vehicles with liveable mpg y'all can put on here that are located in the southeast would be great.
Add some Frenchies in there (Simca Rallye, Renault R8, etc) or if a dinalpin showed up on our side of the border, I'd like to see 'em.
I like the site—but rarely comment due to having to post anon.
Surely this "screen" is not necessary/
I do put my initials in tho when I do post.
I love reading your commentary regardless of the vehicle. A quick barometer though is just to check the comment count. More comments = more popular. Personally I love the 80's and 90's stuff, but like everyone else said all over the map is best.
I also really like the discussion posts and coffee breaks. Lots of fun.
I love the combination of highly depreciated gems & bargain / bang for buck focused finds. Love the variety and the find me a car that meets these criteria for under x price.
I like your apparently random selection of cars. The stranger the better. Certainly keep up the pithy irreverent editorial observations.
I do like the occasional article where you offer us the benefit of your collective knowledge about a particular make and model. If one is trying to narrow down the field, it helps to know which years offered which features, plus what gottchas to look for.
More Europeans, especially Italians. Less Americans; they bore me.
ALL of it. And the rest too…
I like your site. It is one of my daily stops, along with BAT and MtM. BAT wins for the feeling of community, due to the frequent repeat commentators and rich informative dialog throughout the day. I have never posted to this site before this…in part because it feels a bit lonely. (Just now the captcha was a set of clear numerals–so no problem there.) Maybe you should inject some more controversy into your writeups…BAT generates ~25% of its comments from folks criticizing a lame description or odd posting choice. Content-wise, I like the odd craigslist and ebay discoveries, and would go for a few rare motorcycles. Good luck!
That's Mint2me.com, by the way, in my mention, above…
Anything quirky, odd, unusual or forgotten. Basically keep up the good work.
The answer is always more Volvo.
Someone is asking my opinion on how they should run their website about classic/hoonie/rare/stupid/beautiful cars? Clearly this is my LUCKY DAY or the person asking is an IDIOT. (I'll roll with Lucky Day…)
Let's see, they cover Italian stuff so can't complain about that. They cover odd 4x4s so can't bitch about that. They write about iconic POS from my childhood so can't request that. Pinzgauers? Yep. Renault? Yep. Hilarious Hillbilly customs? Yep. Sure would be great if they touched motorcycles now and again (Rokon anyone?). I would complain about that but they just added it. So negatory on that request.
Maybe they could be nicer or more hilarious? Can't request that because they're super nice and twice as funny as me. More knowledgeable? I'm certainly not smart enough to ask for this. So all I can say is…
Keep Up The Good Work Vince! (and THANKS for making the internet beautiful)
More Thunder Chicken,
Steve Timble – Chicago
Don't change. You complete me.
+1 on the occasional motorcycle. You know what else would be fun? Occasional scooters. Many Gen-Xers are starting to look longingly at stuff like Vespa PX and (fantastic plastic, popup headlights demonstrated by Grace Jones) Honda Elite's.