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  • Eric's Avatar
    12-06-2019, 04:17 PM
    GM just announced it will be laying off 800 workers as it "transitions" to "electrification" (news story here). This piles on to the almost 10,000...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    12-06-2019, 04:08 PM
    Cadillac already has a three row SUV . . . so why make another one? Probably because it needs a different kind of three-row SUV. One that’s almost...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    12-06-2019, 10:20 AM
    It used to be that roadside mulctings were primarily, even exclusively, motivated by simple money-lust. Traffic enforcement as a kind of random...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    11-29-2019, 09:30 AM
    Electric cars are costing us more than just too much money. They’re also costing jobs. Just in time for Thanksgiving, Audi announced the end of...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    11-27-2019, 08:57 AM
    Eric started a thread And so They Drooled in Motor Mouth
    Pavolv’s dogs salivated whenever they heard the bell - even in the absence of food. They had been conditioned to associate the sound with the...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    11-25-2019, 09:17 AM
    The bad news is you can't get a V6 in the 2020 Toyota RAV4. Which is a shame, because with that V6 - which you used to be able to get - the RAV4 was...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    11-23-2019, 10:01 AM
    When you can’t beat ‘em in the showroom, go after ‘em in the courtroom. General Motors says the lawsuit it filed against FiatChrysler is all about...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    11-19-2019, 09:03 AM
    Eric started a thread Fewer VWs... More EVs in Motor Mouth
    Here's a short rant about some related news - not good news - from Ford and VW. VW will - apparently - stop selling the mainstream, affordable...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    11-19-2019, 08:59 AM
    Given that the Mitsubishi EclipseCross is priced higher than its better-equipped rivals - models like the Subaru Crosstrek and Honda HR-V - and given...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    11-17-2019, 10:06 AM
    I think you may have found a way for right thinking folks to disable the 'nanny' systems. Find the sensors and stick a piece of Duct Tape over them....
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  • Ken's Avatar
    11-13-2019, 03:16 PM
    Looking at the chart of vehicle depreciation, if I am reading the figures correctly the average depreciation is 62.26% not 50.2% as shown. Ken.
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  • Eric's Avatar
    11-13-2019, 09:58 AM
    Nissan's in trouble. More trouble, maybe, than former (and frog-marched) CEO Carlos Ghosn. Reuters reports a blanching 70 percent drop in operating...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    11-13-2019, 07:16 AM
    Ah! Grouch, the joys of bedding in a new car. The front radar sensor is, I think, fitted behind the radiator grill. It may have got covered in...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    11-12-2019, 09:12 PM
    I got my CX-5 back today. The brakes don't grind and stop smooth. That let me take the Mazda 3 back. Good riddance. It was a nice enough car, but too...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    11-11-2019, 07:55 PM
    It's supposed to be finished tomorrow. I'm a dealers nightmare. I know cars better than they do. The car sat undriven for months through one of our...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    11-11-2019, 06:48 AM
    Eric started a thread Ode to the Air Cooled in Motor Mouth
    No new cars - and just a dwindling handful of new motorcycles - have engines that rely on the air to cool them. Technically, it's airflow - which...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    11-09-2019, 07:15 AM
    Hm? It doesn't sound as though the dealers pre-delivery inspection/test was worth a damn. Any brake problems should have been sorted out long before...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    11-08-2019, 10:39 PM
    I've had the CX-5 three days and now it's gone. I told them when I bought it there was a noise and the salesman and service people said it was just...
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