I’ve personally met the current and last two CEO’s of my supplying corporation. My impression of all three of them was positive, something that was confirmed to me by third parties. It’s not necessary for a CEO to be an asshole. Read more
One can dream
Yes - many times (my father has a high trim F-150, and I’ve driven the Ram version a few times), and they make no sense. It’s not a luxury vehicle because it still rides like a truck. It’s not a work truck because you don’t want to damage the leather. They’re stupid. Read more
The problem isn’t the drones, the problem is the users, which is why execution is a great idea.
The difference is on a motorcycle it’s obvious there’s nothing protecting you. People ride motorcycles thinking they will never crash, but they don’t ride thinking that the motorcycle will protect them if they do. In a car, people will generally assume it’s safe because they’re surrounded by metal. It is certainly not… Read more
So, would I feel safe in something like this on the freeway? absolutely not. BUT, would I feel safe in something like this on my drive to work in traffic that never goes more than 25 miles an hour? Yep. Just as safe as on a motorcycle or a scooter. I still need an ICE powered car because I have to do long drives to… Read more
1st gear: Color me absolutely shocked that after a few years of operating in China, a foreign company with valuable intellectual property has been sufficiently mined of its knowledge and processes that domestic Chinese companies are slowly supplanting them. Read more
Oh anyone who’s ever been to Disney World knew that already
If I was advising Tesla, I’d recommend they find all of Hoffman Auto Group’s dissatisfied customers and give them a nice social media spotlight. Maybe even invite some of the more compelling tales of dealer avarice to testify at a state house hearing on the matter.
If Tesla accomplishes nothing else, I hope they break the grip of the mega dealers on car sales.
Adding middlemen does not add value, unfortunately they do add political contributions.
Set up a huge party just off the coast - invite you-tubers, tik-tok stars, social influencers. Roaring 20’s excess! Loud music, beaming laser lights to the heavens, helicopters ferrying in guests, jet boats, booze flowing - then torpedo the fucker. I’d watch.
Nothing against Rob (I think he’s great writer), but why does every auto writer now refer to parts of a car like they think the are on Wheeler Dealers or something? Using the terms “boot”, “bonnet”, “door cards” etc. It’s cure if you are reviewing a British car, but Brooklyn is not Bedfordshire. No matter how hard it… Read more
If Elon just wanted to be rich, you wouldn’t know his name.
We have created an asperational american mythology that we all could be rich someday. And we have done so for a very long time well over 100 years. We are raised believing the mertiocracy means the best people are the rich ones otherwise they would not be rich. I disagree but that is the poison of the lie of meritocrac… Read more