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cars

43 petitions

Started 1 week ago

Petition to Subaru Corporation, Thomas Doll

Tell Subaru to Bring Back Turbo Models and Wagons

My love and passion for Subaru's starts back in 1998 with a demo disc for Gran Turismo with two car options, one of which was the Subaru Impreza WRX STi in World Rally Blue. One of the most easily recognizable cars out there. For decades, I and many others have loved Subaru and everything that they do and offer. Their commitment to treating customers like family goes far and beyond what most automotive companies do. Along the way we have been treated in return for our purchases and loyalty, to a slew of wonderfully built cars. From the Turbo Legacy's of old (and new) to the Brat to the perennially-loved Impreza line. Lately though many changes have been made in the direction of their cars. Despite widespread love of the wagon and hatchback models, particularly in the Impreza line, Subaru of America (SOA) has elected to digress from offering performance models in these body styles, and even have gone so far to the point we find ourselves at now where most of their models differ in the slightest from one another. We loved you initially for your daring takes on automotive architecture. The sleek lines that others dared not copy until well after we showed our love for them. We loved you for your daring engine builds which gave us delight after delight while still being able to have a family and be sure that they're in safe hands. Now though, our turbo models are all but gone, and the design work leaves much to be desired. So here it is. Our plea for the future of Subaru. Bring back the design dynasty that gave us such a wonderfully varied array of cars to choose from, each for their own unique features and looks. Bring back the performance driven models that blow us away right off the lot with tangible improvements from the prior generation. In short, don't forget those of us that have been here since the beginning of our journey. We'd like to be here even longer. So sign below if you're one of the countless people who wish that we would have turbo options brought back as standard and made new as standard for models such as the Forester, Outback, BRZ, and others, and if you want more models to be designed with wagon and hatchback options including the Legacy and performance level Impreza models.

Ben Means
55 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Stefano Domenicali, Lamborghini S.p.A., The Manual Gearbox Preservation Society

Make Lamborghini transmissions manual again

Over the past few decades, increasingly larger numbers of vehicle manufacturers have been inching away from the manual transmission. While it is not only easier and more comforting for some to drive vehicles with automatic transmissions, it has also become faster to use other means of shifting such as sequential gear boxes as well as “paddle shifters”. Lamborghini is no stranger to using the fastest possible driving methods to make the fastest possible times and to make podium finishes. Furthermore, less and less buyers are choosing to buy a manual varient when they can choose an “easier, less stressful” varient of the car. For this reason and more, Lamborghini has chosen to make every one of their cars without the classic manual transmission and instead with e-gear. However, for many other drivers, the manual transmission is about a lot more than just having more control and feel of their car. It’s about making a potentially boring expeirence much more fun and challenging. It’s something that makes the driver feel more in sync with the car they’re in and even allow for driving technique that would have otherwise been more alien to accomplish, if at all. While it doesn’t bother us that Lamborghini chooses to use more advanced means of chaging gears in high stakes racing championships, it continues to hurt as each new design they release has no manual varient, even by way of custom order. And above all, owning a car that seems to do increasingly more for the driver rather than the other way around takes the original excitement that truly came with owning such a powerful and exclusive car. It demands less required speed of the hands, feet, and mind when pushing yourself to the limit behind the wheel. We do not want to be handed a fast car, we want to practice and earn the right to drive that car fast. The will to evolve with the habits and ways of what we drive is what makes this petition so important. Lamborghini S.p.A. has the resources to make this happen, they just fail to realize how much we actually want it.

Sterling Cueto
61 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Chrysler Group Customer Care

Dodge: Recall the 2005-2007 Hemi motors with the defect- Premature Dropping Valve Seats.

I have a 2005 Dodge Magnum that I take extremely good care of. My car has had all of it's regular maintenance. A month ago I stopped at the lube shop to have the fluids and air pressure checked on my car before I headed out of town. The only fluid that was topped off was my windshield wiper fluid. When I tried to start my car to leave, it would not start. I had my car towed to Dodge. Two days later I was informed by my service writer that I needed a new motor. Dodge told me that I dropped a #4 valve seat. The service manager told me that this problem was "really, really, really rare" and that only about "1 in a billion" this happens to. I am crushed. I went home and have been researching this issue in depth. This is not rare like Dodge claims. I have come across 100's of other Dodge owners with the same exact problem who are now left holding the bag. Something has to be done about this. Most of the vehicles this has happened to are already out of warranty. Dodge is aware of the faulty valve seats that are basically (for lack of a better term) glued in. There is absolutely no warning this is going to occur. My car never got hot, never smoked, never burned oil, never hesitated, never ran rough; it always happens when a car is being started and that is why it hasn't been recalled, because it is not considered a "safety" issue. Interestingly enough, the new models have the valve seats pressed and pinned in so this issue doesn't continue to occur. Recognizing that there was a flaw in the Hemi motor and re-engineering it to fix the issue is admitting there was a defect. Dodge needs to recall the 2005-2007 Hemi motors and address the dropping valve seats. This is not fair and Dodge knows it.

Nikki Curiale-Garrison
3,472 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Jean Shiomoto

Protecting California’s Modded Car Culture

California’s modified car & truck culture scenes are arguably the most trendsetting scenes for modified car & truck culture throughout the world, yet we face laws that are specifically targeted at us purely based on our lifestyle.  We can’t have Cold Air Intakes on our vehicles because...street racing? Really?  We can’t have aftermarket exhaust systems for our vehicles because...noise?  We can’t have our vehicles too low or too high because...happiness?  These 3 laws that we face are a small example of the clear miseducation of our state’s law makers on our culture as well as the functionality of MOST of our modifications.  Cold Air Intakes: increase air flow into the motor thus allowing you to utilize less gasoline when driving normally. Does it increase horsepower? Yes, but by 3-7hp. There is no one buying a cold air intake to go “street racing”.  Aftermarket Exhaust: assists the air flow through the motor thus helping increase gas mileage. Are they typically louder? Sometimes.  But with the current law allowing for tickets to be issued on the sight of aftermarket exhaust, how would you know?  Ride Height Restrictions: lowering a vehicle can increase aerodynamics thus increasing handling as well as gas mileage. Raising a truck’s height can help with clearance in certain conditions.  It is my opinion that these laws aren’t what threatens our culture. It’s our lack of having a unified voice to lobby against these laws is what threatens us. So with this petition, I want us to collect 100,000 signatures of California Modded Car Culture enthusiasts so that we can form our own lobbying power against these laws. 

Taj Turner
9,388 supporters