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  1. Please go. No one is stopping you. There's daily nonstop service from PHL by their own Lufthansa and some American carriers as well. Since you are seeming slightly anti-American at this juncture, I recommend Lufthansa. And, since you've never shown much of a penchant for foreign languages on here over the years, you will have one hell of a time learning to communicate in German.
    8 points
  2. I learned a long time ago to not read Facebook comments as they are generally from people who are unhinged and/or without a firm grasp on reality. A bunch of keyboard warriors who can barely make the payment on their '15 Malibu are not Cadillac's target market. If Cadillac makes a product with a powertrain equal or greater than Tesla and actually puts some style back in their vehicles (unlike the puke worthy stuff they have out now - excepting remaining CT6 and '21 Escalade) then I'll be back in the Cadillac camp.... but they've gotta make the vehicles look GREAT.
    7 points
  3. So one might say that you’re looking for a “safe space”?
    7 points
  4. His Jeep has been remarkably good to him. 96k miles and just general wear and tear items plus one water pump which I taught him how to replace a couple weeks ago.
    6 points
  5. To put the current electric vehicle market in the harsh light of reality... Tesla is pretty much unilaterally recognized as the #1 EV maker in the world. They are, in fact, WRT volume; Tesla sold a record 367,000 vehicles globally in 2019 (BYD was #2 at 225K units). Some gov't entities (and rabid EV fans) are hoping to see 100% EV products by 2030, or even 2025. Worldwide vehicle production in 2019 was... 65,500,000. That's sixty-five million units. Which means Tesla's global marketshare in 2019 is 0.0056%. 2019 U.S. BEV sales were 242,846. 2019 U.S. total vehicle sales were 16.
    6 points
  6. Kind of funny, we have @David that thinks we all will be driving EVs in 5 years and @ocnblu that EVs are just a crackpot that never will catch on ... As always the truth is somewhere in between the extremes I suspect.
    6 points
  7. You're both right and wrong. Its both extremes, ya clowns... 100%, all those people crying about leaving, stayed put. Nobody had the nuts to actually DO what they said they'd do.
    6 points
  8. Sorry for my part there. Just couldn't resist myself after certain folks just softballed it in like that lol. Been keeping myself busy too since I moved last month. My workshop/office/pseudo man cave has been getting a lot of attention over the last few weeks. Have to get some more plywood to finish the front wall. A shame the cost of wood right now makes it damn near a commodity.
    6 points
  9. I think Olds is awesome, glad others feel the same way. When Covid is over, I want to go to Montreal and meet him in person. https://fordauthority.com/2020/11/super-slick-1956-ford-f-100-restomod-runs-on-coyote-power-video/
    6 points
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  12. What I really came onto the forum to say tonight ... About a year and a half ago, I bought a sofa and another upholstered piece for the living room. Given my control oriented nature, I ordered it. I hate that the trendy thing is to have pillows that have some wild pattern when the body color of a sofa or a chair is solid. So I ordered everything solid. This salesman, who was younger but NOT pushy, helped me with selecting the upholstery while I had the model/frame already selected. The fact that he didn't push me when I first went into the store to look around is what got him the sa
    6 points
  13. Amazing 53 years, looking forward to the next 53!
    5 points
  14. I run steels on my Toronado because that's what it came with of course. There were optional alloy wheels available but they're made of unobtainium.. there is a rumor that the few that were sold were recalled by GM and destroyed due to wheel failures. If any actually still exist I would love to own a set just for the obscurity of them. I was actually looking at some retro steel wheels for my Avalanche to run snow tires with this morning after we were chatting about the Defender. These with some Blizzacks on 17s on my 'Lanche? Could be fun.
    5 points
  15. Known with affection in the V8 Buick world as... "The Beater" :
    5 points
  16. Robert lives in a Star Trek HoloDeck; a 'construct' I believe it's termed, where neo-futurism details convince the participants they're in an alternate reality, and the commonplace is 'strange'. It's a form of escapism.
    5 points
  17. Did ya get LED so you never have to replace them again?
    5 points
  18. Ford's F-150 has a HORRIBLE equipment 'linkage' system going on. Spec the 3.0L TD and try to pick certain wheels OR paint colors, and Ford kicks the diesel out & replaces it with a 5.0 V8. What the hell would the paint color have to do with the engine choice?? NICE XLT, Guard Green (you're welcome, 'blu!), 20" rims... NOPE, NO DIESEL FOR YOU!
    5 points
  19. 'Benzinga' (whatever that is) is reporting the Rivian pricing this morning. Seems Rivian will initially offer a 'launch edition' of the 2 trucks, but unlike the full boat Hummer Edition One, it's not a max spec version. Equipped with a middling 300 mile range battery pack, the R1T pickup will start at a commanding $75,000, while the R1S will be $77,500. Re-using the old Ford moniker; the "Explorer" is stated to start at $67,500, whereas the swiped Dodge (nee DeSoto) moniker "Adventurer" will be $77,500. Apparently these are trim levels. Around January of 2022, 250 mile range and
    5 points
  20. BMW styling just went from bad to worse.
    5 points
  21. Giving the same love you give me back to you. I dont have you on ignore...so your posts stick out like a sour thumb so there is that... Anyway...I figure you enjoy receiving red downvotes. Since you arent a stranger in giving them yourself every time your "safe space" differs from an opposing point of view.
    5 points
  22. Yard guys came and went...now the pile out front is bigger...piles all up and down the street...the city vacuum trucks supposed to come by this week...
    5 points
  23. The past week here, weather wise, has been damn near perfect. Today, a high of 79 and a light autumn breeze knocking around those leaves a bit. Tomorrow, crap. I will take today please. Edit: For the record, nights have been pretty awesome as well.
    5 points
  24. NOTE FROM THE ADMIN: Please note this thread will be locked down temporarily as we have gotten some complaints about the conversations dealing with politics and current election. This is not the thread for these discussions! Need everyone to go to their respective corners to cool down.
    5 points
  25. How about a partial arrangement? Like : most government vehicles (postal trucks, etc), all transit vehicles (taxis, buses, etc), all light cargo vehicles (vans) and half the passenger cars & light trucks go BEV, and the other half remain IC. That would be a HUGE move "forward" and reduce emissions GREATLY, yet still offer choice and allow the consumer to choose. Have a goal of the year 2050 to reach this breakout. That, at least, seems feasible. The '100% in 14 years'... isn't.
    5 points
  26. ^ the 3 lil dots in the upper right corner...
    5 points
  27. Beautiful. I love the Hudson River Valley. And driving along I-87 between Montreal and NYC. I stopped in Plattsburgh, where SUNY is located just south of the Canadian border, and got a fantastic gyro meal. And, a long time ago, I met up with "razoredge" in Albany, his general area, and that was a hoot. If you ever fly into Newark or LaGuardia airports and you diagonally go over the Hudson River Valley, it's amazing that so much pristine, wooded land is that close to NYC. The same would apply to the eastern ~2/3 of Long Island. The middle of it is very rural once you go way east.
    5 points
  28. 4 points
  29. ^ You still have to deal with that poor quality, despite who's name is on the title. It seemed totally obvious via the images, but thanks for the verification. Bolinger will be the Powell Sport Wagon of the '20s.
    4 points
  30. The steelies on the Defender look KICK-@SS!
    4 points
  31. So it the “awesomest” thing if 880 dealerships shut down and thousands of people lose their jobs (and most won’t even get a piece of that $500k for each dealership)? All because of your disdain for EVs? You’re a special kind of Jack up aren’t you? Where is that American jobs first policy you have advocated over the last five years or so? For the record, I figured you were probably making a joke about it but at the same time, you probably actually want that to happen. Make sure you repay that though to any nearby Caddy dealers that may close their doors. Maybe you can hire the body
    4 points
  32. ^ It'd make an interesting project for a crate 6.2L retro-fit.
    4 points
  33. Very disappointed with spec and trim choices for vehicles ... Would like to avoid the following: - lack of a remote release for the fuel filler door (capless nozzle system is fine) - vertical and fragile "laptop left open" look of infotainment system - black as the only cloth interior choice for seats - urethane steering wheel 2 or 3 trim levels up (Chevy LT trims have urethane steering wheels as standard) - 3 cylinder engines ($29K Buicks with THREE cylinders, not for me) Would rather not have: - turbocharger, prefer naturally aspirated - CVT type
    4 points
  34. Encore GX. Sized between the Encore and Envision. Buick version of the Chevy Trailblazer.
    4 points
  35. Keeping a US passport would allow me to live in several different places in retirement. I think saying the USA is good or bad, best or worst is insanely stupid. It's a country of 330 million people that's been around a couple huddred plus years. Lots of both good and bad in that time frame. Culturally, I am a midwesterner, and that is part of who I am so by default I am American. And as Americans we are more alike than we are different, I think. One more good but wet bike ride....then back to work. Different rider, still a great journey. I wish I h
    4 points
  36. Everything on the political front is constantly over-hyped.
    4 points
  37. English is enough of a challenge at times... Inspiring...
    4 points
  38. Excellent news. And this will be the game changer. When fleets start buying electric em masse....the writing will be on the wwall for ICE. I love a good evening fire. Looks like a badass little rig.
    4 points
  39. This is a sample of the photoshop fun I had with tree picture taking over the last few weeks.
    4 points
  40. I'd love to disappear to the Scottish Highlands or the Alps. Lake Maggiore on the Swiss-Italian border would be such place (was there in 2004).
    4 points
  41. Ashtray from Belgium celebrating teh anniversary of a GM plant there.
    4 points
  42. I think if EVs (BEVs) with a decent range are available in the $25-45k range---which is where a typical vehicle is today at the heart of the market---and comparable in size and features to a typical Corolla, Camry, Rav4, Highlander, etc---and look like a typical mainstream vehicle---not a tiny potato on wheels-- then they may take off.... The only things available new for $15k are horrid subcompacts for which a 5 yr old used car would be infinitely preferable.
    4 points
  43. From the Alternative Vehicle Control Department : EDITORIAL :: Use to be; race cars were manufacturer-built and had proprietary powertrains. That was deemed "unfair" and the cars were all homogenized to the point that toyoter built a pushrod V8 just to be able to run. We were told 'it's really about the race drivers, anyway'. NOW... they're working on removing that aspect of the sport. I really don't get it. What are we (no me; I don't watch racing) supposed to root for, the GPS software? I don't think there's any more blantantly sad example of 'technology for tec
    4 points
  44. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Duke_engine
    4 points
  45. Seeming how I don’t think I’ve ever posted a picture of myself, or maybe it’s just been a long time. Here are some pictures from my wife and I’s wedding day last December.
    4 points
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