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    @smk4565 You will love this, a guy who could not get BMW to fix his M6 and took a Sledgehammer to it then restored it to like new after BMW said they would look at his issues again, they must have come to terms as they put him into a E65 7 series and yet that also had issues that the dealership could not or would not fix. Finally after the last two years of hell he drove the auto to the BMW Corp Headquarters and lit it on fire. He is now driving a MB S350. He also in 2015 after BMW would not fix issues with his Z3 drove it to the company headquarters and lit it on fire too. Full Story here Police could not do anything since he burned his own auto and accuses BMW of Defrauding him and others.
  3. Considering so many sports cars have been around the 4200 mark till just the last couple of years, I would say the Rimac would probably perform not much difference than cars in the 2 door segment from the Italians, Germans, Americans and Asians. Being that it does not have to lug an ICE engine that has to be rebuilt every 30,000 miles, Lower cost to operate and already one of the fastest monsters out there. We will weight till the actual production of a Project One comes out and then see how it stands up.
  4. The Rimac weighs 4200 lbs and has regular car suspension; the AMG weighs 2700 and has F1 car suspension. Which do you think will be better in the corners?
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  6. Could be...wouldn't trust any company from Eastern Europe...lots of shady stuff coming out of there.
  7. You Have Until Sunday To Order A RWD Model S

    I am sure also give the room needed for pricing on the Tesla 3. Be interesting to see the used car market and how it goes.
  8. One has to wonder if this is where BitCoin pirate profits go to these backwater startups. Maybe also funded by the dark web.
  9. You Have Until Sunday To Order A RWD Model S

    After September 24th, Tesla will end production of the rear-wheel drive Model S 75. The model is the cheapest way to get into the Model S with a base price of $69,500. After the 24th, the Model S 75D with its dual motor AWD setup will become the entry-level model with a base price $74,500. This will leave the Model 3 as the only Tesla model that is available with RWD. This news was first broke by Electrek back in July, although no official end date was given. We can see a couple of reasons for Tesla dropping the RWD Model S 75. One is to help streamline production line and hopefully get more vehicles out. It also gives further differentiation between the Model 3 and Model S. Source: Roadshow, Electrek View full article
  10. You Have Until Sunday To Order A RWD Model S

    After September 24th, Tesla will end production of the rear-wheel drive Model S 75. The model is the cheapest way to get into the Model S with a base price of $69,500. After the 24th, the Model S 75D with its dual motor AWD setup will become the entry-level model with a base price $74,500. This will leave the Model 3 as the only Tesla model that is available with RWD. This news was first broke by Electrek back in July, although no official end date was given. We can see a couple of reasons for Tesla dropping the RWD Model S 75. One is to help streamline production line and hopefully get more vehicles out. It also gives further differentiation between the Model 3 and Model S. Source: Roadshow, Electrek
  11. That's typical for American tech startups, though..takes a while for them to get profitable. I have to laugh at people that try and discredit an American startup car company, yet praise unknown nonsense from a company like Rimac--some nothing company from nowhere...
  12. Pffft- 'well-funded? 13 years of no profits is poorly funded- that's negative income. Yes, selling cars now, but in the beginning; no. Financially Tesla is a house of cards- that may change, hopefully that will change very soon... but even the selling of the Model 3 in a 'mostly loaded' state of $24-49K does not bode well for making a profit at the 'bait' price of $35K. They need to curtail capital spending, their debt must be astronomical.
  13. Tesla is well funded American company and actually selling cars, what are Rimac's sales numbers? Shady Eastern European nonsense, IMO....these silly hypercar companies from backwaters come and go all the time...Lycan, Mastretta, etc...lots of hype, no substance.... about the only one that seems to actually be a real company with solid engineering is Koenigsegg.
  14. People have said that (and some still do) about Tesla. Rimac was founded in 2009- 8 years ago now. Rimac : "Almost all of the materials are produced in-house; no critical components are off-the-shelf." That's a world apart from most start-ups AND established OEMs.
  15. Ford News: The Next-Generation Ford Fiesta ST Is Not Coming To the U.S.

    All signs point to yes. I think a lot of us are annoyed that Ford's North America is giving us the run-around. That comment I posted from Autoblog is the same that I have seen time and time again. I understand why Ford isn't saying anything yet, but sooner or later they need to say something.
  16. I am sure that if this were any other time then now, there would be more of a business case to be made for the Fiesta. It is definitely a shrinking market, and the ST notwithstanding, the Fiesta was not a segment leader. I liked the little car but would have to opt for a Focus myself as it is if I was in the need for a small hatchback.
  17. Ford News: The Next-Generation Ford Fiesta ST Is Not Coming To the U.S.

    I thought the Fiesta was toast for North America anyway.... the EcoSport will effectively take its place.
  18. This totally makes sense, why waste money in markets that have minimal interest in a car like this.
  19. Those who were hoping for a return performance of the Ford Fiesta ST will be disappointed to hear this news. According to CarBuzz, the director of Ford Performance of Europe, Leo Roeks said there isn't enough interest to bring the new model over. “It’s simply a matter of a lack of interest in the B-segment in America. It doesn’t make sense, nor is it possible financially speaking, to import a single trim level, and a niche one at that,” Roeks said. This news isn't that all surprising. Subcompacts have been seeing their sales drop for the past two years, and 2017 isn't looking much better. The Fiesta was one of the hardest hit models, seeing a decline of 24.3 percent in 2016. As we reported in the rumorpile back in July , Ford was considering cutting the Fiesta in either late 2018 or 2019. This was further bolstered by comments made Fiesta program manager Robert Stiller. When reached for comment by Autoblog, Ford issued this statement, "We have introduced the next-generation Fiesta for Europe and Middle East & Africa. We'll have more to say about other markets at a later date. Customer demand for small vehicles continues to grow globally, and Fiesta is an important part of our portfolio." We have two things to say. One, Ford STOP BEING SO CAGEY AND JUST TELL US IF THE FIESTA IS COMING OR GOING! Two, if you have been considering a Fiesta ST, you might want to consider picking one up ASAP. Source: CarBuzz, Autoblog View full article
  20. Those who were hoping for a return performance of the Ford Fiesta ST will be disappointed to hear this news. According to CarBuzz, the director of Ford Performance of Europe, Leo Roeks said there isn't enough interest to bring the new model over. “It’s simply a matter of a lack of interest in the B-segment in America. It doesn’t make sense, nor is it possible financially speaking, to import a single trim level, and a niche one at that,” Roeks said. This news isn't that all surprising. Subcompacts have been seeing their sales drop for the past two years, and 2017 isn't looking much better. The Fiesta was one of the hardest hit models, seeing a decline of 24.3 percent in 2016. As we reported in the rumorpile back in July , Ford was considering cutting the Fiesta in either late 2018 or 2019. This was further bolstered by comments made Fiesta program manager Robert Stiller. When reached for comment by Autoblog, Ford issued this statement, "We have introduced the next-generation Fiesta for Europe and Middle East & Africa. We'll have more to say about other markets at a later date. Customer demand for small vehicles continues to grow globally, and Fiesta is an important part of our portfolio." We have two things to say. One, Ford STOP BEING SO CAGEY AND JUST TELL US IF THE FIESTA IS COMING OR GOING! Two, if you have been considering a Fiesta ST, you might want to consider picking one up ASAP. Source: CarBuzz, Autoblog
  21. Kia News: 2018 Kia Rio Begins At $14,795*

    How 20th century...but can you get a car today without A/C and with an AM radio?
  22. Kia News: 2018 Kia Rio Begins At $14,795*

    So you can get a car with no power locks or windows....nice......
  23. Volvo News: 2018 Volvo XC40 Shows How Sweden Does Small

    I have to wonder how long the life of the engine will last with all that stress on the Engine. ill it truly last 100K, 250K or 500K miles?
  24. Volvo News: 2018 Volvo XC40 Shows How Sweden Does Small

    This isn't just a turbo though... it's got turbo, super, and electric all working together to boost.
  25. Volvo News: 2018 Volvo XC40 Shows How Sweden Does Small

    Very cool to hear as so many things have been said about Turbo motors being just like a V8 and really do not live up to it.
  26. WOW http://www.automobilemag.com/news/mercedes-amg-project-one-hypercar-revealed/ So this Hypercar requires a complete rebuild of the 1.6L V6 engine every 30,000 miles. PASS, The Rimac is way better and as proven, I really doubt the MB Hypercar can beat it in performance.
  27. Volvo News: 2018 Volvo XC40 Shows How Sweden Does Small

    I will give them this, the T8 PHEV is the most V8 feeling "not-a-V8" I have ever driven. But it's supercharged, turbo-charged, and electrically boosted... so it better feel like that.
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