I sometimes forget that most people don’t spend all day and night thinking about cars, poring over photos and spec sheets like we do. When I posted a photo on Twitter last month, one commenter seemed quite surprised to realize that the Stinger had a hatch rather than a trunk. It’s one of my favorite things about this car, but it seems it’s not common knowledge. If we can’t get a true wagon, hatches like the Stinger, the Porsche Panamera and Audi A5/S5/RS5 Sportback are great alternatives.
WAIT IT’S A HATCH?!
— FKC (@FurryKingCurry) December 11, 2018
Winter in Detroit sucks, and the Stinger GT’s standard Michelin Pilot Sport 4S summer tires aren’t ideal for sub-freezing temperatures. Nokian Tyres was kind enough to donate a set of Hakkapeliitta studless winter tires for the Stinger (more on those in another post soon). When the tires arrived, I put the seats down and threw all four in the back of the car and took it to the tire shop. I had to remove the sun shade, but that was the only real fitment issue.
About a week later, just before Christmas, Amazon dropped the price on a 55-inch TV I’ve had my eye on for months. I placed my order and had it shipped to our office lest package thieves steal it from my porch. I wasn’t sure it would fit in the Stinger, but it was just about perfect. Another half inch and I would have needed our long-term Honda Ridgeline.