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7/19/19
9:52 AM
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There’s a lot of competition for that honor...

6/24/19
1:12 PM
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Underneath those little bumpy panels has always been a somewhat mediocre small crossover with bad interior packaging and all the general mediocrity that Peugeot is known for throughout Europe. I drove a family friend’s when visiting family in Germany a few years ago and was seriously underwhelmed.

6/21/19
1:29 PM
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Or perhaps they’re talking about a different issue. Yes, rural America uses a ton of gas for personal transportation. But that’s a hard nut to crack because of all the factors ShaneMorris points out about personal transportation in rural areas.

6/21/19
1:16 PM
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In Germany, Sundays are off-limits to trucks on the Autobahn, but with exceptions for international transit and time critical goods. Because so much of what goes across German roads originates or ends up abroad (Germany is lots smaller than Texas, for example), and because so much of modern supply chains is deemed

6/18/19
4:37 PM
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I’ve looked at them. In fact, I was thinking about something like that when I bought my Sienna this spring (I came from a Tacoma before that - well, with a cargo van in between because we wanted to try out a bigger platform for a bit of vanlife, but I’ll be commuting again, so that didn’t work out).

6/18/19
3:01 PM
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For those of us who were around in those days, the first gen passport just screamed unreliable janky Isuzu Rodeo with a nicer dealership lobby...

6/18/19
2:56 PM
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To me, an AWD minivan very nicely bridges that gap. As in, the wife and I can go on an impromptu weekend mountain bike trip with a queen sized mattress in the back and plenty of storage left over (8' of cargo floor without the middle seats), mosquito screens on a couple of windows for air flow, privacy curtains, and a

6/18/19
2:45 PM
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To be fair, they were conceived of as a solution to a very real problem of wanting to camp safely in areas with lots fauna you wouldn’t want to have easy access to your tent - think overlanding in places like the Serengeti. Wes Siler has made a pretty good (if slightly polemic argument) for why even if you’re actually

6/18/19
2:40 PM
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Some of the best things in my life fall in that category...

6/9/19
10:26 AM
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Neither solar nor wind lend themselves to the traditional utility-scale model of scalability. Solar is massively scalable though, as long as it’s done in a distributed architecture with lots of local storage thrown in for buffer. Which, in the end, will make for a more resilient grid.

6/6/19
6:40 PM
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Don’t know about Minnesota (although for the winters there, it would be the right car...), but up here in the Pacific Northwest, the answer to this would be Subaru Outback all day long. Gets pretty darn good mileage, is downright spacious inside, and can be purchased brand new for under 30k.

6/6/19
12:17 PM
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The folks at FCA have a lot of experience dealing with government stakeholders in Italy; I’m guessing they were hoping that part of what would make this deal work out well for both them and Renault was that it would kick both the Italian and French governments down a notch or two in terms of their influence on

6/6/19
12:12 PM
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Which is rather reasonable analysis as long as you don’t factor in a larger, societal push towards EVs as part of a long-overdue reckoning with climate change. If we have another couple wildfire seasons like the last few, along with more Midwest flooding, Southeast drought, and so forth, along with a generational

6/3/19
4:50 PM
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I think a more interesting question is not why crime has fallen so much since the late 80s/early 90s, but rather what caused the spike in the late 60s through early 80s. Because the current levels of crime are much more typical not just of the US over long periods of time, but also globally among peer nations.

6/3/19
3:18 PM
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In all fairness, he says a lot of things ..

6/3/19
3:15 PM
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Needs a bit of a spark to show poor Calvin getting a nice electric shock...

5/31/19
1:05 PM
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Satire aside - how do bus services make money? Bolt and Greyhound fares are pretty damn low; they have a fair amount of overhead; utilization is pretty variable. 

5/31/19
12:10 PM
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You have seen the image next to Elizabeth’s byline, correct? The one showing a white woman? So yes, it’s humor drawing on stereotypes - but it’s directed at herself/her own group. Nobody would rightly accuse a rabbi making jokes about Jewish stereotypes of anti-semitism; nobody accuses Tyler Perry of being a racist

5/28/19
10:04 AM
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Every other carmaker managed to integrate fobs into keys without causing that particular issue. The a-hole responsible, therefore, is not the buffoon who said to integrate the fob into the key - it’s the a-hole who signed off on a dangerously flawed implementation of that (arguably not all that necessary) plan. And

5/28/19
10:00 AM
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Funny you should say that - for me, keyless ignition is an elegantly crafted solution in search of a problem...