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Aug 21
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I tried to buy a car in GA last year and the tax was a big consideration — hundreds of dollars more for the same vehicle compared to in AL. The dealer isn’t profiting from it, they explained that state laws dictate this, but that consumers can take their bill of sale to the local DMV to have the difference refunded. I Read more

Aug 21
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Exactly that. While Tesla is doing amazing right now, it’s shooting fish in a barrel — a barrel chosen and curated by Tesla. I’d say 80%+ of the general population wouldn’t consider one without a showroom and/or support nearby. VW’s dealer network is pretty thin, but it’s far more encouraging than Tesla. Read more

Aug 20
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My inspiration for this post was my son’s Matchbox 510 I saw last night, then immediately didn’t recognize. I felt like I needed to turn in my Jalop Card.

Aug 20
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This immediately reminded me of Aziz Ansari’s last bit about dementia in his most recent Netflix special (Right Now). Totally worth a watch. Directed by Spike Jonze because Why Not?

Aug 20
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Same deal with my 01 Passat. I drive it about once a week, but when I need it, I really need it. It gives us so much scheduling flexibility, and the bills are miniscule ($30 registration, about $500 in insurance, zero depreciation and almost no maintenance). Plus it’s an AWD wagon so in a pinch it can do all the Read more

Aug 20
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Of all the vintage/collector car segments, I know by far the least about old Japanese cars. Apart from West Coast, I’ve just never seen them in any real numbers, even at car shows. Meanwhile, every piece of obscure European or American steel can be found almost anywhere. Read more