aurora97

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  1. Lawyer mandated - absolutely. This is also general fare for risk and reputational management these days. Let's face it. This car is NOT a daily driver at all. It is a toy. The form is what the adults must sign to show that they will still be adults with their expensive toy.
  2. Ducati News: Is Ducati Up For Sale?

    You mean Sergio hasn't claimed that this would be a great deal for FCA yet?
  3. BMW News: BMW Still Believes In Diesel, Sends 540d to U.S.

    So long as it passes emissions.....
  4. This is the end Beautiful friend This is the end My only friend, the end Of our elaborate plans, the end Of everything that stands, the end No safety or surprise, the end I'll never look into your eyes...again The horror....The horror. The Horror....The Horror.
  5. This is the end Beautiful friend This is the end My only friend, the end Of our elaborate plans, the end Of everything that stands, the end No safety or surprise, the end I'll never look into your eyes...again
  6. CARB is like a broken clock; it's only right twice a day. But when they are right, they are right on.
  7. This beast shows what will happen when you increase the size of the supercharger. Very well done, Dodge! This definitely takes the sting out of losing the Viper this year. If GM applies the same principles to the (soon-to-be) ZR1 engine, then installing the old 2.9L from the previous ZR1 could make in upwards of 900hp.
  8. I believe that I predicted this would happen with PSA coming back state-side in previous threads. So long as my dad doesn't not make the same mistake again in leasing a Peugeot 505 Turbo Diesel, then let the market sort itself out.
  9. If Cadillac just stuck with a proper naming convention and stayed on mission to be an exclusive niche brand. "Entry-level luxury" is a contradiction in terms. Cadillac needs personality and narrative. It should bring back the old names for what they have to offer and use concept car names, as well. ATS = Coupe and Sedan de Ville CTS = Seville XT5 = Calais CT6 = Fleetwood Escalade = Escalade Halo Car = Cien/Ciel/Escala Get rid of the XTS That makes a half-dozen models for the brand. If they want to find a way to bring back the Eldorado, then great.
  10. If this company can convert a current Impala body onto a Camaro platform to make a 4-door LT1 V8 sedan, then I would pay for that.
  11. Ford News: Shelby GT350 Owners Sue Ford Over Overheating Issues

    There needs to be a tangible damage model for this to move forward in court. The car "overheated" when driving "on the track" and what repairs were needed, if any, after that experience? How often did this happen and how much did it cost? If the Track Pack cost on the cars is $6,500 and the repairs cost less than that, then where is the damage to the privileged GT350 owner? If Ford wants to issue a recall, install the Track Pack on all GT350 cars without the Track Pack option, and spend the money that way, then Ford wins. The upgraded GT350 cars hold their value.
  12. Ford News: Shelby GT350 Owners Sue Ford Over Overheating Issues

    Of course the Plaintiff attorneys want to say that 4,000 owners could be affected as opposed to only 4 parties. If you have 4,000 plaintiffs that "suffer damages" to their "non-track ready" GT350s, then at $1,250 per plaintiff, you can get a certified class action at the minimum amount of $5MM. Of course, how many GT350 owners actually have driven their cars on the track, much less driven their cars at all? The current GT350 is another darling of the auction circuit where it is better to have the "low miles, limited production" car increase in value to be modern classic. The latest C7 ZO6 had similar issues but that was based upon those owners who ACTUALLY drive the car on the track the way it should be driven. Chevrolet has addressed the issues appropriately and people have moved on. Except the trial lawyers. They will find any excuse to create drama and litigation over absolutely nothing just so they can cash in on their 30% contingency fee. If only I had the luxury of being one of the aggrieved owners of the GT350 to contemplate such a litigious endeavor.....
  13. Granted the business laws are different in Europe, but how would merging/divesting/forming a new corporate entity to shed as much liability as possible for VW to avoid from the fallout of $25 Billion in fines and other future costs from this scandal? Is Sergio REALLY that desperate for a merger with ANYONE that taking on the legal risks from VW as part of the deal going to be worth the effort? At this point, it would be better to make a trade for Tony Romo with the Cowboys than merge with VW.
  14. Will they call it a Camaro or will it be the return of the Monaro for Holden? Kind of like how the Monaro was the return of the GTO over ten years ago.....
  15. Sadly, the three brothers will be related to other cousins with platform sharing if the trend continues. The 86 (Celica) already is the twin with the Subaru BRZ. The Supra (when?) will be developed in partnership with BMW. Who will Toyota join to make the MR2 come back?