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on Jun 2, 2016

De Tomaso Pantera?

on Jul 29, 2016

Should "profit margin" be construed as gross or net return on revenue (as opposed to return on investment)? At ~2%, in either case, would these dealers still be sustainable enterprises without their backshop operations?

As long as it remains sustainable (profitable) for its franchisees the OEs are better off supporting the current system for auto retailing. OEs have their hands full as it is without taking on this uncharted link in the chain. (Disclosure: this writer has immediate family who is a retired dealer.)

on Feb 23, 2017

A reference to Issac Newton’s third law of motion: When one body exerts a force on a second body, the second body simultaneously exerts a force equal in magnitude and opposite in direction on the first body.

35 percent lower rate front springs/28 percent lower rate rear springs
75 percent lower rate hollow front sway bar/44 percent lower rate rear sway bar
Drag-tuned Bilstein Adaptive Damping Shocks

Rear = F/F and Front = F/S
F/F – F/S maintained @ wide open throttle (WOT)
F/F – F/F < WOT
Traction control disabled/ESC maintained

on Sep 26, 2017

If OEMs don't like paying Tesla for EV credits they don't have to. They CAN meet their emission obligations on their own. They know if meeting the obligations by themselves were cheaper, then they would. They are too busy destroying the Earth to bother. Now they gripe about horrible choices they made?

on Dec 2, 2017

I can see Land Rover Transformation in this video! Thanks for sharing more info about this.

on Jan 5, 2018

You shared the incentives for the BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, and Chevy Bolt. What about the Tesla models? Thanks.

on Jan 16, 2018

Nice post Thanks for sharing this Information

on Feb 8, 2018

"Tesla losing more money than ever..."
It doesn't matter. Mr. Musk is spending his car into space, just so he can say my electric car went further faster than any car ever has, or ever will unless some other megalomaniac sends his car into space also.

on Mar 21, 2018

I watch occasionally with interest in an unbiased update of the industry. The negativity towards Ford seems unbecoming.

on Mar 26, 2018

The time and location of the Detroit Auto Show doesn't leave much to be desired, and doesn't make any sense to me.

The sub-freezing weather of mid January in Michigan is not the best weather to hold such an event.
Downtown Detroit and its parking problems, as well as safety concerns, do not help either.

I hope that all these companies pulling out from the show will result in a better place and time for the show, like in May or June, and far away from downtown Detroit.

I have not gone to that show for the past 10 years because of the cold weather / snow / ice, parking, as well as bad safety-related experiences. I'm actually lucky to still be alive.

on May 4, 2018

Proof that big government still gases its subjects, both U.S. & EU, & shortly UK. Don't try to stop them. Or else!
"In addition to the emitting of platinum and of harmful EMF energies by the platinum catalyst, the mufflers of such automobiles emit a series of toxic gases produced by the converter (not by diesels or by gasoline motors without converters).
These gases are:
a) Cyanide and cyanic acid;
b) Hydrogen-sulfur (H2S) which is an extremely harmful catalase poison, which inactivates e.g. the glutathion system needed for the inactivation of radicals and for the prevention of malignisation;
c) Phosgen (COCl2), an extremely dangerous combat gas of WWI which is highly aggressive against lung membranes. Whenever there are chlorine residues in the fuel the formation of phosgen has to be anticipated,
d) Compounds resulting from the interaction of MTBE (Methy-tart-butyl- ether) and ZDTP (Zinc-dithic-phosphate). MTBE is needed to replace lead as an anti-pinging additive in the fuel. ZDTP is an essential additive in motor oils in order to prevent oil chain breakage and loss of lubrication potential.
In the presence of heat MTBE and ZDTP would react and form potentially extremely toxic agents like phosphoric acid esters (nerve gas, anti- acetylcholine factors.) "

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