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Mini Cooper S; parts of other cars
  • Re: Inconsiderate Drivers (share your stories, etc.)

    I think "End" would have sufficed.
  • Re: My engine reduced light came on WHY?

    Could be for many reasons. First thing would be to get the codes read and then come back to us with the numbers.
  • Re: Do uneducated auto buyers help smarter buyers and sellers? should they?

    I would question that premise. There may indeed be pressures on a dealer to sell cars for a "good deal" (excess inventory at end of year, too many pink cars on the lot, etc) but the idea of a dealer voluntarily letting cars go more cheaply because they feel "satisfied" with past profits that month, or year, sounds way too fanciful to be possible.

    I think a dealer, or his sales staff, handles each sale individually, and any mitigating circumstances have nothing to do with the deal some other buyer got last week.

  • Re: I spotted a NEW (insert make/model) today!

    Home...two blocks from home...what's the diff really? If you've been driving all day in the Tesla and you come home to change for an evening out, you'd better have another car on standby.

    All this recharging and solar this and wind turbine that sounds peachy until you actually try to live it day to day.

    I have two friends who live entirely off the grid in the Sierras and it requires a very high level of technology and a lot of planning. This is not Daniel Boone simplicity. They're going to add a Tesla home battery to their life support systems when (if) it becomes available. It's taken them 12 years to achieve a highly efficient level of sustainability.
  • Re: Entry Level Luxury Performance Sedans

    Exactly. I could tell you all the reasons why my Mini Cooper S is a "great" car---compact, fast, great on gas, good-looking, room for a 6-footer, plenty of room for basic luggage & carrying stuff, solidly built, really fun to drive, easy to park, the perfect City car.....and yet, put another person in that same car and you might hear: "too small...I don't need all that power....I don't like the speedometer in the middle of the dashboard.....rides too hard....expensive to repair...mediocre reliability record....too pricey for such a small car...."

    And we would both be absolutely correct.
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