Added reply in a thread New Tesla Roadster 11/23/2017 6:21 PM

Any place that Tesla is selling directly to consumers is also a place that "conventional" auto makers could sell direct, except for their existing franchise agreements that would probably violate. The playing field is level, except that other makers ... more »

Added reply in a thread What is happening at Suzuki? 11/22/2017 12:45 AM

You read the figures wrong. Suzuki's net income was just under 160 billion yen, which equates to just about $1.42 billion US dollars. Just looking at the numbers quickly it does appear that KTM makes a significantly higher profit percentage on their ... more »

Added reply in a thread Any subie owners out there? 11/21/2017 5:05 PM

Sort of, but over 25MPH it sends torque to all wheels, hence my reference of "full time AWD". Below 25MPH and above 65MPH, it does only send power to the rear wheels when it detects slip, though.......... I probably should have said "effectively full ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Any subie owners out there? 11/21/2017 12:08 PM

Most of the time when you see them off the road in the snow it's going down the pass, not up. They climb like mountain goats, obviously, and newbies seem to get over confident and forget that things change a little bit when they crest the summit! We ... more »

Added reply in a thread Any subie owners out there? 11/21/2017 11:59 AM

There's a lesbian/Subaru connection? Those things are so ubiquitous up here that they must just blend in...... Subarus are incredibly popular here because of our drastic seasonal changes and outdoor opportunities. Unfortunately, a lot of newer Subaru ... more »

Added reply in a thread New Tesla Roadster 11/21/2017 10:25 AM

Premix!

Added reply in a thread New Tesla Roadster 11/19/2017 2:07 PM

Well when you say "well known within the car industry", it sounded like you may know something.......... As Void asked, what secret funding are you referring to? Things like local tax breaks that nearly every single manufacturer of any large scale attempts ... more »

Added reply in a thread New Tesla Roadster 11/19/2017 11:10 AM

I have no doubt that the rest of the "industry" would waste no time belittling Tesla. Everything Tesla does is seen as a threat to the traditional industry members. From their use of only electricity to their lack of dealership franchises, they are upsetting ... more »

Added reply in a thread New Tesla Roadster 11/19/2017 10:58 AM

I think the battery tech is a bit more connected than Tesla simply purchasing a license to use it. They develop the tech with Panasonic for proprietary use, and Panasonic owns a portion of Tesla as well. Panasonic builds Tesla's proprietary batteries ... more »

Added reply in a thread NZ vs Tonga World Cup 'Cultural Exchange' 11/19/2017 8:55 AM

Do they get formal points for the dance routines?

Added reply in a thread Pittsburgh Police Shooting 11/18/2017 2:36 PM

I don't think anyone really thinks this is acceptable to do. Other than a very small number of fringe personalities, anyway. Anyone shooting another person who isn't representing an imminent threat of serious harm is pretty roundly condemned by most ... more »

Added reply in a thread Speaking of chemtrails........ 11/18/2017 12:33 PM

When I lived in Moses Lake in the mid 90s, Japan Air Lines was still training every one of their pilots at the old Larson base. They also ran all their new planes there for a while for "break in" periods. It was cheaper to do everything out of Moses ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2017-18 College football 11/18/2017 9:44 AM

I can absolutely say with certainty that WSU will NOT lose this weekend........!

Added reply in a thread Speaking of chemtrails........ 11/18/2017 12:32 AM

The aircrew should just tell their superiors that they were just trying to rough out a basic outline of an Arby's hat.......

Added reply in a thread New Tesla Roadster 11/17/2017 6:46 PM

If the tractor performs as claimed, it's going to be a lot more useful than originally thought. 400 miles on a 30 minute charge makes the possibility of long hauling a lot more realistic than what the earlier performance projections were.

Added reply in a thread For Sale: Private Track/Ranch in Southern California 11/17/2017 12:46 PM

Complaints from encroaching development?

Started new thread New Tesla Roadster 11/17/2017 7:49 AM

0-60 in 1.9 sec? 250 MPH? 600+ mile range? If they can actually produce these numbers, some pretty significant upgrades are going to trickle down into the "affordable" EV lineups pretty soon. https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/17/watch-teslas-new-roadster-show-off-its-record-breaking-speed/ ... more »

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