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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-news/first-official-pictures/porsche/718-cayman-gt4/ all the details

    NOT the GT3 engine. Does have the particulate filter.
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    Wow, the 981 GT4 buyers got screwed ;) (If you don't understand that, do a search).
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    987 Re: No Spare Tire...

    Noted in the FAQ. That was also discussed quite a bit back in the beginning around 2006/07. There is no place for the tire, especially the rear. I remember some people actually thinking about...
  4. Re: Mustang Lassoed - Pass the Cayman, Get a Ticket

    He needed WAZE!
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    987 Re: No Spare Tire...

    See the FAQ. Don't trust the part # or prices, its been 14 years. Or call Suncoast https://www.suncoastparts.com/product/CSTK.html
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    The Reuters article is not talking about importing cars into the USA. Its talking about the parts being imported for assembly in the USA.

    "... the USTR rejected requests to exempt Tesla’s Model 3...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    I thought Gigafactory in Buffalo is having problems as reported by the EV blogs...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    OK, got to be fair here. This is what the referenced article said.

    "When the software patch rolls out, the affected Model 3s' range will become 10 percent shorter. Customers might also lose...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    Ouch Again

    https://jalopnik.com/teslas-claim-that-it-outsells-the-toyota-camry-by-reven-1835446574

    "it’s worth asking why Tesla chose to compare the Model 3 against other high volume sedans...
  10. Thread: Auto Safety

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    Re: 2018 Leftover Inventory is huge.

    I don't think I disagree with either of these. Rules of engagement, sounds similar to that safety check for your car, just for the person. Does the public driver get that? No. So not as safe. I agree...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    Ouch

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-tesla-idUSKCN1TE2AM

    Tariff relief for Tesla denied.

    "Tesla had warned that increased tariffs on the car computer it has dubbed the...
  12. Thread: Auto Safety

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    Re: 2018 Leftover Inventory is huge.

    Its not just tech, its human behavior.

    1. When you went to the track, did your car have a safety check? I'm pretty sure it did. When was the last time the state of Ohio did a safety inspection?...
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    Re: 2018 Leftover Inventory is huge.

    Posts not relevant to 2018 inventories in the OP have been moved to keep the thread OT.
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    Re: Whine for the Day

    6/9/19 CNN To Launch Real News Spinoff Site

    Babylon Bee cracks me up.

    Check this out https://www.reddit.com/r/ProRevenge/comments/bzmkmn/my_hag_of_a_stepmom_gave_away_my_playstation_4/

    My...
  15. Thread: Auto Safety

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    Re: 2018 Leftover Inventory is huge.

    You wrote "Even though the numbers have ticked up during the last few years, so has the population and the number of miles driven" This implies that increased population means more deaths. Did you...
  16. Thread: Auto Safety

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    Re: 2018 Leftover Inventory is huge.

    BTW, I don't know that Uber is the real reason but https://www.nhtsa.gov/press-releases/usdot-releases-2016-fatal-traffic-crash-data

    I've heard these results before. Not wearing a seat belt is...
  17. Thread: Auto Safety

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    Re: 2018 Leftover Inventory is huge.

    First, you went direct to an ad hominem attack, something the rules forbid. Then, you went to the red herring.

    You wrote: "... auto deaths were fairly steady for years but began a sharp decline in...
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    Re: 2018 Leftover Inventory is huge.

    I said vehicle miles driven, sorry its vehicle miles traveled, VMT. Deaths per VMT is the standard. From 2008, The number of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) is the primary exposure measure used when...
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    Re: 2018 Leftover Inventory is huge.

    Deaths are calculated by VMI, Vehicle Miles Driven. Population is not relevant and miles driven is the standard. But you are right that deaths per VMI has dropped dramatically. This is easy to...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    I get that there is a cult of personality, just like with Jobs. But I view this as like if they sold you power tool, like an impact wrench with 200 ft lbs of torque, then said "Oops, we are taking...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/08/tesla-model-3-software-downgrade/ :eek:

    They are going to remove functionality remotely?

    If Tesla owners are comfortable with a company having that much...
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    Re: Whine for the Day

    https://mobile.twitter.com/BrentToderian/status/1118217932201349120

    Statistics

    Typical European car parked 92% of time
    5 seats but only 1.5 seats used on trips
    etc.

    Shh. Thats nothing.
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    Re: Whine for the Day

    Note to self:

    Do NOT get a speeding ticket in Canada. Do NOT stuff yourself with hot wings
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    Re: Whine for the Day

    Which you know was in reference to putting theft prevention tags on $10 items and a general complaint of lousy customer service...
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    Re: Whine for the Day

    WOTD - Incorrect historical drama

    I've been watching Chernobyl on HBO. I thought it reasonable, better than the other garbage on TV. I listened to the HBO podcast about the show.

    I assume for...
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    Re: Whine for the Day

    Same argument about all the climate change polls. Sure, I "care" about it. But I ain't going to pay for it. But now, things are better. I thought we only had 11 years, 9 months, and 12 days left. It...
  27. Thread: PDK failure

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    Re: PDK failure

    Yes https://www.planet-9.com/987-cayman-and-boxster-problems-and-complaints/166458-pdk-trans-replacement-options.html.

    My guess, and its only a guess, is that the younger the car, the greater the...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    Electric vehicles. British Columbia bans the sale of ice cars in 2040. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/zero-emission-vehicles-2040-b-c-1.5155274

    I heard this on a video but think...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    These three quotes are not relevant. They have nothing to do with this issue nor do I not believe smoking doesn't cause cancer. I've used smoking as an example countless times.




    This does...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    That's not whining? Then what is it?

    You seem to think I don't believe the earth is warming, and caused by humans, yet I've said dozens of times I do.

    You seem to think I side with this polar...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    ??? I linked to his list of articles and noted a couple and then linked to his twitter feed.

    "Who is that? An ex park ranger turned journalist. Lets go to his twitter. OK, he links to his articles...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    Wait, let me explain this better.

    That paper, IMO, was a whine. They do not like the fact others refute them and maybe justifiably so because the "blogs" don't talk about everything, just cherry...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    You left out this part

    "The considerable influence that blogs exert on public opinion and decision-making should not be underestimated. Among users, trust for blogs has been reported to exceed...
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    Boom - 5/29/19 China Gears Up to Weaponize Rare Earths in Trade War

    Anyone thinking the US electrons for fuel solution with be lithium based chemistry are about to get a rude awakening. The US has...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    BTW, TL;DR, here's the short version.

    Just go to the source material https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/68/4/281/4644513

    It appears the essence is they are complaining about the...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    Well this is going to be long, but bear with me because to get to the good part, you need to follow through all the links.

    1. First, you buried the lead, starting my quote on the polar bears....
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    LOL. When I first saw one of his videos, I realized his target audience is those who buy used cars, late 80s - 2010 or so, some American, many Japanese. He has a few points, like where are the...
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    Re: Whine for the Day

    Fake news. Just make up stuff https://www.foxnews.com/politics/nyu-political-science-professor-ian-bremmer-fake-trump-quote-plausible, then go back try to rationalize it.

    I don't think the press...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    This too is why whoever seeks massive amounts of money for climate change will never get it.

    :eek: Warming Expert: Only Decade left to act

    :eek::eek::eek::(:(

    Dateline California (of...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    While listening to the SGU this popped up https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobson_v._Massachusetts and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zucht_v._King. So what does this have to do with climate change,...
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    Cheating being normalized :rolleyes:

    This is hilarious. There was at time we were seriously considering going to London at Christmas Time. We saw some movies or videos, saw some shopping at...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    Good one. The problem with people predicting things is that they rarely anticipate the break throughs that happen. When there were 3 networks and you had to watch something live, or in summer reruns,...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    Sometimes I watch car videos on youtube, not the "reviews" by reviewers but the mechanics. The reviewers are sort of "meh", 15 mins of fame, move onto the next car. The mechanics talk about every day...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    First, the Taycan is already a success. They intended to make 20K and now are making 40K. There a lots of people with money to burn that are also early adopters. In fact, you need money to burn to be...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    Kman, sorry to hear about GT4 transmissions. Wow.

    Going back to question 1, and Bretts analysis, a very recent example came into focus.

    When theoretical poll questions ask about the future,...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    BTW Brett, this struggle between the technically superior but more expensive product vs the cheaper but more popular product happens all the time. When your young, the money might matter a great...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    Not in the context of if they don’t, we all die. Absolutely not. If something is an existential threat. If we are dead, then it most definitely matters, or you die. This is the premise we are being...
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    Re: Whine for the Day

    https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2019/05/23/lance-armstrong-next-stage/

    Lance Armstrong interview: “I wouldn’t change a thing,” Armstrong told Tirico. “I wouldn’t change the way I acted. ... “We did...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    This poll is just sad. If this is how America feels, we are all dead. Lets look at the methodology. Doesn't say much. Its mostly a web poll. Oh goodie. I imagine everyone who answers a web poll is...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    BTW, why is Tesla getting such negative press this week? About every FB article is bad.

    Norway problems https://insideevs.com/news/351171/tesla-model-3-boom-norway-problems/

    Fortune magazine...
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