At least for me the bratish, needy, and childish way jalopnik had reported and responded to this story makes me not care to read their pieces again. They are reading in and extrapolating a lot from a very limited encounter. After reading the letter they got from lotus and reading their whining rebuttal point by point, I can say that their opinions strike me as neither objective or really valid at all. Certainly not anything I would personally value. I'll stick to other higher quality professional sources for information and opinions.
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