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This whole “sight unseen” purchase idea that people keep floating in these threads is a huge straw man argument. Just because you buy from the manufacturer does NOT mean you skip the show room or test drive. Read more

Mar 4
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The only manufacturer I know who does this type of sale is Tesla, and they are more than happy to have you sit in / play with their cars at a manufacturer-owned showroom, as well as schedule a test drive. It’s not “sight unseen” by any means.

Mar 4
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I’d 100% buy a car online from a manufacturer using something like the Tesla model. Give me a showroom for looking at each model & test drives. Then let me order it the way *I* want it, NOT the way the dealer wants it with grey paint and black synthetic leather interior. Read more

Mar 4
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Isn’t any liquid or gas “e-fuel” going to be a bit like hydrogen fuel? It’ll involve an energy intensive process that converts electricity into some chemical form via a reaction. I assume some part of the chemical reaction or some additional carbon sequestration process will capture as much CO2 from the atmosphere as Read more

Mar 4
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Personally, if I was in the market for a $20K luxury SUV in this size class, I’d go with an Acura RDX. I know the Acura isn’t ‘high-end’ luxury or a sporty Porsche, but who wants Porsche sized maintenance bills on a $20K, 7-year old vehicle?  You can get an Acura RDX that is several years newer and has less than 50K Read more

Mar 2
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The thing about tax deductions is they only apply to a business that *has* taxable income. You can’t just setup a do-nothing LLC, use a new truck for it, and deduct the money you’re making at a regular job that reports taxes on a W2. Read more

Mar 2
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Isn’t that the name of the crappy cookie I got on my last domestic flight before COVID cancelled travel?  “Would you like a twatwaffle or a bag of pretzels with that drink?”

Mar 2
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I think this 6-series is pretty ugly, although probably the best looking Bangle-era car. It’s still a too-large luxury coupe with a too-round melted jelly bean body. I’d go so far as to say the Pontiac G6 couple from the same era has a similar, but cleaner shape:

Mar 1
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Yeah I remember stories from grandparents of taking a set of tools and a way to carry water to refill the radiator if necessary.  Taking a road trip decades ago was a real adventure...

Mar 1
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I saw this thing while driving around Bay Area of California a couple years ago. My first impression was “wow that airplane is going very slowly” and then I realized it was just *huge*. Read more

Feb 25
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I’m happy to drive the best tool for the job be it an EV for commuting or a diesel van for certain work duties. It’s a bit shortsighted to label all EV’s or even all Teslas as bad engineering... Read more

Feb 24
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Pretty cool. I think the idea of using electromechanical valves instead of a camshaft has been around since the 1990's at least. Here’s one publication that discusses work done between 2000-2005 on this type of tech: Read more

Feb 23
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I do like that 5.0L V8 that Lexus uses — sounds great in the RC F, at least. I guess I’m just not so excited about paying $55-60K for a ‘high performance’ version of a sports sedan when the Model3 Performance is *so much faster* in 0-60 time.

Feb 18
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I’d definitely *not* consider a sub-$40K C-class mercedes a “luxury” vehicle by your definition either. I sat in one of these keeping my son entertained while my wife was SUV shopping — it had cheap hard plastic surfaces in the cabin.  Definitely wasn’t any nicer than a high end Honda Civic.

Feb 17
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Looks pretty nice, but if you’d told me this was the (cancelled) design of the 2022 Ford Fusion I would have not been surprised.