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12/12/19
4:49 PM
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I’ve been pulled aside a few times after going through a body scanner or metal detector. I don’t recall ever getting any pre-pat down speech. Of the two times I can remember they actually patted me down, only once was it anything close to an effective search. The other time I was when I had my family with me. He was Read more

12/11/19
10:31 AM
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Glad someone else notice that import makes don’t have a large presence outside of mid to large cities. Now the rural population may not seem as important than the cities, but there are still a lot of people that live outside cities. Read more

12/10/19
3:25 PM
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$19,000? You can’t fool me. I see that truck has the $3400 Black Star wheel package that also requires low profile performance tires, the Two Side Mirror upgrade and window tint. Read more

12/10/19
10:20 AM
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In town around 16 MPG. At 55 MPH mine got around 24 MPG. So the faster I got the more efficient it was. For a time I was taking 1 AM, Friday night runs from where I lived back to my former university to see my ‘female friend with benefits’. Hitting 90 MPH for extended stretches wasn’t unheard of and on those trips, Read more

12/9/19
11:14 AM
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The Maxima indeed was a great car back in the 80s and 90s. They hit 2000s and were behind and sucking air hard to keep up. My 2000 Maxima was less than sporty. The beam rear axle was years behind the independent rears of the time. The engine was a bright spot, even if it dieseled below 3000 RPM. Sadly the engine was Read more

12/5/19
3:32 PM
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Isuzu was effectively building rebadged vehicles for other makes by the time the SUV market gained enough volume to minimally support them. To bring the name back as a stand alone brand would have been a huge expenditure and a make or break decision. I think they figured it would be good to survive even if it meant Read more

12/5/19
11:41 AM
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My wife’s Honda went through 2 airbag recalls. The first one was just the passenger airbag. The second recall was both airbags. Then we got a third recall notice. Took it into the dealer and they couldn’t tell from the recall system whether the airbags installed from the previous service were also considered Read more

12/5/19
11:31 AM
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After weeks of meetings, hundreds of thousands in marketing research and countless cases of infighting, they will call it the “E-Vett”. The longer wheelbase will be called the “E-Vett XL”. The longer performance version will be the “E-Vett XL Z0#”.

12/4/19
5:33 PM
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Trim package my hairy butt. I wanted a real mechanical package in keeping with the performance connotations of the GS trim.

12/4/19
4:59 PM
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My father managed to squeak by the age requirement in Texas this year. He said that he seriously doubted he could pass the driving test. I asked him whether he thinks he is still safe to drive and he of course said “Yes”. Read more

12/3/19
11:38 AM
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The facts are leaning on Mahindra’s side that they don’t need a license from FCA to build it. The ‘just pay FCA some money and the trouble goes away’ sounds a lot like extortion. Read more

11/25/19
4:16 PM
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Mazda 6 diesel what could live up to the Zoom Zoom promise. Didn’t even get the Ho Hum version in the US.

11/25/19
11:01 AM
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Something with the equivalent of 300 hp, that doesn’t scream “I’m a flipping weird EV”, 375 to 400 mile range in city or highway driving, and charging in 15 minutes at widely available locations. Costs the same as a similar trim ICE model. Read more

11/20/19
11:11 AM
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I’d be happy if people would stop arguing against sciences (math, chemistry, etc) because they are racist.

11/14/19
4:10 PM
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I’m still about a decade away from entering the +55 new car buying demographic. I’ve bought a few new cars in my life, but in the future, that will likely not be the case. I’ll be bucking the trend. Maybe I’ve gotten financially wiser, but new car prices and depreciation are either for people with way more money than Read more

11/14/19
3:38 PM
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That is the way it worked when I bought my new Subaru. Bought it in December and 2 years, 10 months later, I brought it into my local dealer for some warranty work that I had been putting off. They said I would have to pay for it since the warranty expired in the first week of Oct. Even showed them the sales forms. Read more

11/13/19
11:13 AM
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I don’t know how it is run these days, but in the past when dealers were pressured/forced to take on additional, unwanted inventory, there was a catch that could hurt the customer. Read more

11/13/19
10:55 AM
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Having driven some fast looking, but slow cars, I’ve taken my fair share of grief. At least when I was up against straight line monsters I could sometimes manipulate them into a contest where they had to deal with corners or curves, where I could figuratively drive circles around them. Sometimes they would go at it Read more