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@oldshurst442 Seems EV tax breaks are in fashion. Your country just announced today a new $5,000 tax break that can be used immediately for your first tax year of ownership for everyone who wants to buy an EV that costs $45,000 or less. 

https://chargedevs.com/newswire/canada-announces-new-5000-ev-incentive-but-no-teslas-need-apply/

Tesla need not apply :P 

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Seems Tesla after crunching their Big Data has announced the end of their service schedule and moved to a service as needed when parts wear out.

They will still honor their yearly service contracts but no new ones will be sold.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/tesla-eliminates-service-schedules/

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Maybe we need a 'what are you watching' thread like the 'what are you listening to' thread.     I stream a variety of shows, most recently the Miami mob/hotel drama 'Magic City' (set in 1959-1960) on Starz, the British crime dramas 'London Kills' and 'Manhunt' (both on Acorn), and the latest season of Swedish crime drama 'The Sandhamn Murders' on Mhz.   Waiting on the new seasons of British crime dramas 'Grantchester', 'Endeavour' and 'Luther' to appear for US streaming..  one of things I enjoy about the British/European dramas is the seasons/series are usually only 5-8 episodes, so they can be binged over a couple of evenings. 

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Haha... kinda sad, really.  Motor Trend pans the Silverado WT as uncomfortable and not good to drive, with a non-height adjustable driver's seat that is too low to the floor.  I was thinking of getting one, a regular cab, but I haven't driven one yet.  At 5'5", I don't want to be pulling myself up on the steering wheel to see to drive.  The trusty 4.3 is plenty quick in the crewcab 4X4 they tested though, with a 7.6 second 0-60 time, and 24 real MPG on the highway.  Should be a screamer with the 5.3 and get mileage close to the 6.  I did sit in a couple that were left unlocked at dealerships, but they were mid-level trims with power seats.  I could see over the dash in those.

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Final numbers from my bother's Pontiac-spec engined '68 Firebird : 1,119 HP @ 7900 RPM.
At 6900 RPM, it made 1,079 HP & 810 TRQ. This is out of 541 CI.
And people claim pushrod V8s don't like to rev.

It should be good for 7.9-8.1 secs in the quarter. Or about 2.5 secs quicker than the quickest modified Tesla Model S P100 D in Ludicrious Mode. ;)
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8 minutes ago, balthazar said:

Final numbers from my bother's Pontiac-spec engined '68 Firebird : 1,119 HP @ 7900 RPM.
At 6900 RPM, it made 1,079 HP & 810 TRQ. This is out of 541 CI.
And people claim pushrod V8s don't like to rev.

It should be good for 7.9-8.1 secs in the quarter. Or about 2.5 secs quicker than the quickest modified Tesla Model S P100 D in Ludicrious Mode. ;)
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That is very cool for a custom engine compared to production line power trains. It would be cool if they did build a limited run on a corvette or Camaro as I think you could find a few 100 customers that would be happy with a blown GM 8.0L V8

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Life is too short for cheap gas.

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1 hour ago, trinacriabob said:

Life is too short for cheap gas.

Yep, my Nox has yet to see anything but top tier gas so far......

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Heard a fascinating commercial on the radio today, about how the (93-yr old) Mercedes-Benz company "invented" the "work van" over "100 years ago". 😆 😆 😆  Daimler keeps using that word 'invented', but I don't think it means what they think it means.


The Freightliner / Dodge / Mercedes sprinter triplets used to own the US Euro van segment, now they're a niche player, having conceded huge swathes of the segment to Ford and others. This Ford work van is 118 years old by 2019 :

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8 hours ago, balthazar said:

Heard a fascinating commercial on the radio today, about how the (93-yr old) Mercedes-Benz company "invented" the "work van" over "100 years ago". 😆 😆 😆  Daimler keeps using that word 'invented', but I don't think it means what they think it means.


The Freightliner / Dodge / Mercedes sprinter triplets used to own the US Euro van segment, now they're a niche player, having conceded huge swathes of the segment to Ford and others. This Ford work van is 118 years old by 2019 :

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Invented is clearly a mental state of mind to Mercedes-Benz :lol:

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Seems many Analyst are seeing a bear market and saying that Tesla is heading to a 52 week low and as such are cutting forecast for Tesla 3 car.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/01/teslas-stock-is-tanking-cramer-and-other-experts-react.html

https://www.investing.com/equities/tesla-motors-news

Seems from Fortune, Blomberg, investors news, cramer and more that we are headed for a bear market.

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www.motor1.com has published that Ford has shown at the recent dealer meeting a 2 door Ford Bronco and stated a 4 door will also be available. Story states that the bronco is a body on frame solution that will be positioned to compete against Jeep Wrangler.

https://www.motor1.com/news/315237/four-door-ford-bronco-rumor/

Story also states that the dealers got to see the new Mustang inspired EV CUV.

Very cool if true:

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I don't use premium but I seek out a Top Tier station every single time. The only times I don't is if they're an unreasonable distance out of my way which I think only happened once with the Focus. 

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On 3/24/2019 at 9:59 AM, trinacriabob said:

Life is too short for cheap gas.

yeah, I only use Top tier... and that usually means Costco. 

I'm rolling in an Escalade rental this week.... making it tough not to want one. 

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Highly recommend to watch "Formula 1" series on Netflix if you have it.  I have never been a huge fan of Formula 1 but it is fascinating to see what is going on behind the curtain and the series is very well made.

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3 hours ago, ykX said:

Highly recommend to watch "Formula 1" series on Netflix if you have it.  I have never been a huge fan of Formula 1 but it is fascinating to see what is going on behind the curtain and the series is very well made.

I haven't watched it yet but a good buddy of mine said almost the same exact thing.It's definitely on the to-watch list.

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I need to watch it...I've been a long time off and on F1 fan..I really enjoyed the documentary '1' from a few years ago, along with 'Senna' and 'Rush'... 

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