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  1. To continue on the same theme as CP's boiling lava hot post above...with a rock-n-roll touch Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire! Roll Over Beethoven, Tell Tchaikovsky The News: THIS IS ONE AWESOME RIDE! 'Nuff said. I dont have to go on on and on about how great your car is. How fantastic the colour fits your ride. I continue to envy you (in the good way). Not for the material objects you buy (the fantastic cars you own), but for the freedom that you enjoy to continually to be able to do that and for the putting your money where your mouth is. And especially that you are
  2. Nice ride, Frisky. And its true, we do know each other for along time. I think I deserve a test drive of your car. Ill take good care of her Frisky. I wont make the tires squeal too many times.
  3. @ Mr. DFELT, CASA, CCAP, FordCosworth, BLU and DREW. Thank you all for your support. Im actually quite good. Im at peace with her death and Im at peace with myself. I was very close to her and so was my wife and her 2 grand kids. Ive cried, and laughed thinking about her. We only have 1 mommy after all. The Wake is tomorrow and the funeral is Thursday. The security guard at the hospital, a black guy from the Congo told me one thing when I came to pick up her belongings. He told me, because he noticed I was fighting off the tears: "Cry my dear boy. Cry now, for when is time to bu
  4. Wow! I wasnt gonna post anything for a couple of days or so..maybe as much as a week or two, until I saw this post. First of all, it is quite sad for anybody to leave this earth to go on to greener pastures. So...my condolences to GMPartsGirl's family and friends whoever and wherever they are and may she Rest In Peace. Secondly, and the reason why I wanted to take a small sabbatical from posting... I lost my momma yesterday. It was quite sudden, but very preventable. So...now that I posted this, I might take a week sabbatical or I might not. Im at peace with everything..
  5. You may have a point here... But I cant give you a decent rebuttal as my brain tonight aint working properly on a product planning level... Part of me wants to say that BMW SHOULD NOT be chasing Mercedes-Benz in all AMG trims in all kinds of niches...the "M" badge should not be diluted with non-sense...that would include the X6 and the M7... Yet...they do need the volume...they do need to move metal some how. Which makes me think of another thing...but my mind is all over the place tonight with product planning that I may not be thinking this out logically...here goes: Is it
  6. Therein lies the problem with the M5, SMK... 4400lbs... which you yourself, found a more viable solution for BMW rather than just dump a V8 under the hood like you originally suggested... Safety features and sensors aside, which is also mandated by governments...BMW also thinks that dumb technology is what makes BMW...like that stupid hand gesture recognition shyte they introduced in the 7 Series...which adds unnecessary weight to their cars... Hand gesture recognition shyte: in the air, make a gesture that resembles lowering the volume on the radio or temperature and the
  7. And now...Im back in being one confused hombre again. But not really, because... Point very well understood, Suave. And Im swinging back to your side of the fence.
  8. I read CP's post and I was like...DAMN RIGHT, CP!!! Bring on the Avista 4 door coupe!!!! Then I read Suave's post. and I was like...DAMNED RIGHT Suave! The Avista is not needed! But then I was like...Hey! Wait a minute! Didnt I just contradict myself???!!! So...right now, Im one confused hombre. Then I got the little light bulb working... Buick actually needs both. They need a flashy car. Because flashy cars always have somebody talk about the brand...whether it sells or not is not important. Flash gets you noticed. Its good to be noticed because you dont want to fall
  9. Isnt that the irony though, Suave? That the ones that like to instruct us about the injustices of others are them themselves not capable of seeing further than their nose...
  10. It will be interesting to see how long they live considering that Europe after this diesel scandal is now considering raising the emissions hurdle. I could not find anything other than stories about discussions. Yet if they get their way, the life of the V8 and V12 could be shorter than it has been in the past. I will agree to the sentiment that V8s and certainly V12s have a limited life span going forward...but I did not want to discuss that. I wanna discuss BMW's I6. SMK...not only are V8s and V12s gonna be limited... BMWs...especially the 3 Series...and now the 2 Series and 4 Ser
  11. Nope. No Im not joking! And dont call me "Surely"!
  12. If road-tripping at the absolute drop of a hat is a priority, maybe Tesla's not for you. Otherwise if you can spare five minutes out of your busy schedule on Google Maps and Tesla's website, you can plot out supercharger locations as well as nearby businesses and eateries that'd appreciate your half hour of patronage. But based on your 'road trip arguments,' you appear to always be in a super rush and your time is super-duper important and you haven't a moment at all to spare and your destination expects you immediately and your schedule is incredibly time sensitive. So Tesla isn't for a roa
  13. fan-faux-king-tastic electric rides a-drag racin' Mr. DFELT!
  14. If road-tripping at the absolute drop of a hat is a priority, maybe Tesla's not for you. Otherwise if you can spare five minutes out of your busy schedule on Google Maps and Tesla's website, you can plot out supercharger locations as well as nearby businesses and eateries that'd appreciate your half hour of patronage. But based on your 'road trip arguments,' you appear to always be in a super rush and your time is super-duper important and you haven't a moment at all to spare and your destination expects you immediately and your schedule is incredibly time sensitive. So Tesla isn't for a roa
  15. Fear mongering in this thread made it into a range anxiety thing...even a reliability thing...FAP TURBO has got the right idea... But..when humanity has no knowledge of something, humanity fears it, ridicules it and is biased against it. And yes SMK...when people are pressed for time, and in today's society, it seems that they are always pressed for time...people hardly drive long distances anymore, the take the airplane... And if they must drive for whatever reason, people actually rent cars...in other words, people hardly ever use their personal vehicles for long distance traveling
  16. Beat me to it!!! Does the tow truck driver bring out a latte too? http://i.huffpost.com/gen/4008646/thumbs/o-TESLA-KIDS-CAR-570.jpg?16 Is this the loaner car you get? Good one... I wonder if GM gave its Z06 owners this as a loaner when they tracked their car when the Z06 experienced heat soak issues...
  17. You know what is a funnier joke? The Model S is closing in on 200 000 units sold...
  18. There would definitely be range anxiety for me still. Check the maps above for how close I am to stations. Yes, it would be VERY seldom that I'm driving more than 200 miles in one day but outside of the STL area, it gets pretty sparse... I could travel to Chicago from where I'm at though! I saw that. When I posted that, I was thinking of you.
  19. Im really pissed at Sergio... Im seriously afraid of the future of Mopar. Im excited for Tesla as an EV company. I want them to succeed. Ive got long term excitement for EVs. Ill eventually buy one. In the short term, Im afraid no EV will get my business just yet. The Bolt and Volt are too small for my business and family needs. The Tesla Model S is just too much money for me to fork over just for an automobile. I could afford one, Im not sure I want to spend it all on a car. Ive got too many projects that I want to complete before I start buying 100 000 dollar cars. I dont think Ill e
  20. I thought...Casa, that American car companies tickled your fancy? Silicon Valley headquartered or not, Tesla is still American! And when did something that was offered for free was a bad thing?
  21. My partner owns his Model S P85D for about 3 months now....and no probs... OK...its still a new car. The only thing he had was a little braking snafu...a software issue regarding regenerative braking and snow/ice/moisture collection on the brake pads and the car not reacting to slow down fast enough...since then, he chooses the days he wants regenerative braking engaged or not. And...range anxiety in 2016 is all but diminished... But then again, it depends on what part of the country/continent one is from. Im assuming in the North East...not much of a problem. Im assuming in Calif
  22. The EV is still at the early adopters stage. But that stage is slowly coming to an end as EVs are gaining more ground by the month. Tesla is closing in on 200 000 sales. http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/news/a28165/if-you-want-a-tesla-model-s-with-ev-incentives/ And when the Bolt comes along with the Tesla Model 3, the pendulum will quickly swing from there. And if the EPA succeeds in punishing VW with forcing them to build charge stations. http://www.cheersandgears.com/_/news/volkswagen/as-the-diesel-emits-epa-could-make-volkswagen-build-evs-in-the-us-r3371
  23. This rendering is just a BMW 6 Series in rendering form... Larger and a roof line and green house not as sporty...so...that 8 Series rendering is...an uglier version of the 6 Series.

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