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11:05 AM
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The executives probably feel more personal pain when the IT staff and janitors can’t get into the office than they do about the UAW strikes.

9/10/19
11:23 AM
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I’m not sure how you managed to read into that statement that the Chinese are victims. That entire block makes VW out to the be the victims!

9/6/19
3:47 PM
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The tires you remember were like 175mm wide. While 245mm or wider tires are common place on cars today.  Given that sidewalls are measured as aspect ratios, one would expect the ratio to go down as the width increases.

9/6/19
3:27 PM
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BMW never intended for their names to match engine displacements. Just occasionally it happened by accident.

9/6/19
3:18 PM
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I highly doubt it. Mirai doesn’t look or sound anything like Prius. I can’t imagine someone confusing those two names.

9/5/19
1:14 PM
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It always makes more sense to build cars domestically in large markets rather than import them. Currency conversion costs are utterly unpredictable and can vaporize profits in an instant. That’s not even getting into costs of tariffs and shipping.

9/4/19
2:36 PM
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Cadillac sedan sales have fallen off of a cliff in the past 5 years. It’s no coincidence that dealers aren’t stocking sedans.  The XT5 and its predecessor, the SRX, outsold every Caddy sedan combined. 

9/3/19
1:09 PM
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Only BMW people would consider 65k miles with only maintenance* to be Honda-like reliability. What kind of person keeps a car beyond 80k anyway?

9/3/19
12:55 PM
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Crossovers are family cars and there’s always been a solid niche for fast family cars. While you may dismiss crossovers as performance cars, remember that the Charger is enormous, so was the SS. The target demographic for these is not expecting a Miata. They just want something that accelerates hard and can handle an

9/3/19
12:46 PM
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Electric motors are most efficient in high load situations. So expect a diesel-like efficiency drop when towing with an EV truck.

8/29/19
5:53 PM
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Pretty high, probably about 30% on the base and 70%+ on most options in material/manufacturing costs. I was looking at GM supplier discounts and they are pretty lean on the base models, but are very healthy on options.

8/29/19
1:06 PM
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His comment wasn’t that it was hard to get a car into the 12s, but that driving one was quite an adventure. My dad has a slightly modified 97 6-speed TA and that thing was already a handful to drive and it probably only ran mid 13s. My current ride runs high 12s and is as tame as a beagle.