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  • Eric's Avatar
    06-26-2019, 09:12 AM
    Eric started a thread Elitist Vehicles in Motor Mouth
    Everyone knows about EVs - electric vehicles. But EVs are also something else: Elitist Vehicles. The least expensive EVs costs a lot of green -...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    06-19-2019, 06:40 PM
    I have a feeling this is going to backfire on people in the state. We already have trouble getting carriers to take loads to California....
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  • Eric's Avatar
    07-03-2019, 03:05 PM
    Eric started a thread Lido Has Shuffled in Motor Mouth
    Lee Iacocca just died. And with him, an era. The era of the car guy executive. Iacocca wasn’t a transplant from a toothpaste company - and he was...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    07-02-2019, 07:50 PM
    Several days ago, 7 riders were run down by a truck driver who should not have been on the road. When I saw his picture, I recognized him. I work on...
    1 replies | 143 view(s)
  • grouch's Avatar
    07-14-2019, 06:38 AM
    Big brother getting bigger. https://www.fastcompany.com/90336549/the-creeping-threat-of-facial-recognition
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  • grouch's Avatar
    07-02-2019, 01:48 PM
    grouch started a thread Poor ad timing. in Grouch's Garage
    I was reading a story online about 2019 Mazda 3 cars. It seems there's a defect where the wheel doesn't fit tight when torqued down to spec and over...
    1 replies | 67 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    07-11-2019, 07:47 AM
    Eric started a thread The Me Too Corvette in Motor Mouth
    Where should a Corvette’s engine be? Historically, it has always been up front and usually under a rear-opening hood - which made it easier to see...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    07-06-2019, 08:59 AM
    Eric started a thread At The Crossroads in Motor Mouth
    Have you ever heard the story about Robert Johnson at the crossroads? Johnson was a blues man, back in the ‘20s. The story goes he acquired his...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    07-08-2019, 06:02 PM
    Principles can be very dangerous things. A terribly dangerous principle was accepted, years ago, when it became legal - though no less loathsome -...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    06-19-2019, 09:32 AM
    grouch started a thread Tesla Truckla in Grouch's Garage
    A new Tesla truck? https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=76&v=R35gWBtLCYg
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  • Eric's Avatar
    07-11-2019, 07:39 AM
    “Electromobility is an excellent fit for our urban, progressive and open minded customers,” says BMW’s Peter Schwarzenbauer. These being people...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    06-29-2019, 07:24 AM
    There is a form of vehicle insurance that’s not a moral outrage - because you’re not forced to buy it. Classic car insurance. Ordinary car...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    Today, 06:53 AM
    Ken replied to a thread 1984 is a little late. in Grouch's Garage
    I am reminded of the old adage 'Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.' Ken.
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  • grouch's Avatar
    07-04-2019, 03:25 PM
    grouch replied to a thread Lido Has Shuffled in Motor Mouth
    Alas, many folks here buy them to drive like a car. Lot's of fun trying to back out of a parking space and all you see is the side. The same with...
    3 replies | 210 view(s)
  • Ken's Avatar
    07-04-2019, 09:13 AM
    Ken replied to a thread Lido Has Shuffled in Motor Mouth
    $100 grand for a vehicle designed to carry bricks and lumber? Crazy! Ken.
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  • grouch's Avatar
    07-03-2019, 09:41 PM
    grouch replied to a thread Lido Has Shuffled in Motor Mouth
    He also let the customer do something that's almost impossible today. Order a car just like they wanted. Dealers load their lots with a bunch of...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    07-03-2019, 06:36 AM
    Sometimes the decisions - or lack of decisions - made by bureaucrats and petty officials defy understanding. My thoughts are with the families who...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    07-02-2019, 03:00 PM
    Ken replied to a thread Poor ad timing. in Grouch's Garage
    But, but, Grouch, surely everyone checks their lug nuts every week when they check their tire pressures, oil levels, coolant levels, remaining...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    07-02-2019, 01:44 PM
    grouch replied to a thread Elitist Vehicles in Motor Mouth
    I certainly hope so. They do have a good screen chemistry. Hopefully their next project will be more accessible to a wider audience. Maybe on History...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    07-01-2019, 07:21 AM
    Ken replied to a thread Elitist Vehicles in Motor Mouth
    I have read that they already have a new project in the pipeline - I hope so they are a great team, very non-pc with a good camaraderie - long may...
    6 replies | 343 view(s)
  • grouch's Avatar
    06-30-2019, 12:00 PM
    grouch replied to a thread Elitist Vehicles in Motor Mouth
    JC often says things for shock value and entertainment. He hits the nail on the head at times. I can't see the use of resources for electric cars for...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    06-29-2019, 03:18 PM
    Ken replied to a thread Elitist Vehicles in Motor Mouth
    I agree with JC's comment 'It is not what you drive but the way that you drive it' My old 2009 Mazda 3 TS2 2.0 L has a quoted economy figure of...
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    06-29-2019, 11:26 AM
    grouch replied to a thread Elitist Vehicles in Motor Mouth
    When I saw "Top Gear" there, I thought it was this one. I don't get BBCA so I have to wait a year or two to see Top Gear. ...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    06-27-2019, 05:02 PM
    Ken replied to a thread Elitist Vehicles in Motor Mouth
    BMW M3 vs Tesla 3 - a performance comparison. https://youtu.be/DSRWKxytW40 Ken.
    6 replies | 343 view(s)
  • grouch's Avatar
    06-20-2019, 04:46 PM
    Yep, in the S.W. corner where REAL Hoosiers live. :D About 100 miles north we call them Hoosiers by courtesy.
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  • Ken's Avatar
    06-20-2019, 09:30 AM
    Hoosier?, Indiana guy, Grouch? Ken.
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  • grouch's Avatar
    06-20-2019, 09:06 AM
    When I drove a truck, I got within sight of, but never went into California. It wasn't as bad then as it is now but it wasn't any place this Hoosier...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    06-20-2019, 05:28 AM
    Seems a bit arbitrary to me. Surely the criteria should be how well - or badly - a vehicle does on an emissions and vehicle safety test. Age...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    06-19-2019, 09:27 AM
    I know of one station that is an outlier. Fuel was $2.66 but closer to the Interstate, one station is $3.19. If you're ever in the U.S. and need to...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    06-19-2019, 05:32 AM
    Yes indeed, Grouch. Fuel costs here can change day by day. Variations in my village have ranged from £1.199 per liter to the current £1.329 per...
    11 replies | 727 view(s)
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