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Jun 5
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Ford does make a regular cab Ranger. Dealers don’t stock them much, but they exist.

Jan 29
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I do M&A as part of my actual job, and agree that it is 100% silly to say stock-for-stock = “target isn’t worth very much.” It’s just a choice the acquirer makes based on their ability to raise cash, where they think their own stock price is relative to where they expect it will be, and how they want to apportion the Read more

Dec 11
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The worst car of 2019 was a Bugatti, but not the silly-but-gorgeous Centidieci. It was the Divo. Basically, a Chiron with a body kit and stiff suspension, that somehow cost $3M more than a Chiron.

Nov 27
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I think this thing is exactly what I’m looking for. We tow a race car or equipment trailer 6-12 times a year. We need a big car a few times a year. I sold my Yukon XL because it sucked too much gas for road trips or business delivery runs, it was too huge to commute with, and it felt silly to have a gigantic truck Read more

Oct 12
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A Macan-based Lambo for $150k-175k would sell a shit ton more than a new Jarama. Not my idea of a good time, but that’s the world we live in.

Oct 8
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Huh. This is far cheaper than I had been led to believe by Matt Farah’s podcast. Actually kind of a bargain, in a way. You could get a Bentley Bentayga, or you could have a completely Bugatti Type 35 recreation. I know which one won’t be on a buy-here-pay-here lot in 10 years.

Oct 6
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Wait, what shop is that? Half a million sounds cheap for a decent recreation. It’s a lot cheaper than Pur Sang will charge you for a re-created pre-war Bugatti.

Oct 6
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That was exactly what I thought, too. I’m guessing there are a couple of old-money British patriots on the buyer list that will spec theirs more tastefully, but you’ll never see them except maybe in the paddock at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Read more

Sep 25
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Martha refused to provide evidence against Sam Waksal and his brother Harlan. They were respectively the CEO and CFO of ImClone, the company whose stock she allegedly traded with insider knowledge. Read more

Sep 14
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The reduction in wind noise is meaningful. I’ve been in several 2019-model cars that were so quiet, the dominant noise was the wind over the mirror fairings.

Sep 6
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*facepalm* - yeah, actually I did miss the “2 car seats.” Well, I guess he’s getting a Benz or a Lexus.

Sep 4
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^^^ This. If you’re carpooling your kids and their friends to soccer / hockey / gymnastic / etc., you need a Suburban with luggage space behind the third row for all the backpacks and stuff.

Sep 2
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How much can changes in the injection molded parts change the resistance and force characteristics of the switch, and the sound that it makes? For example, take GM’s turn signal stalks. They all seem to make a “cracking” noise as you use them, and there’s usually a big decrease in force once you get it past the Read more

Aug 31
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Castro was a well-liked Cabinet member under Obama and has shown that he can win big elections in Texas. He probably doesn’t have the name recognition to win the general, but he’d make a fantastic Vice President. I get the sense that the DNC knows this and is supportive of him.