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Mr_Shiftright

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Mr_Shiftright
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  • Re: Edmunds Members - Cars & Conversations

    A lot of good that decades of fan loyalty did for Oakland, huh? Looks like the Raiders are going to....gasp...Las Vegas. Yep, football, gambling, street freaks, show girls and drunk tourists. What could possibly go wrong?

  • Re: I spotted an (insert obscure car name here) classic car today!

    Here's a company in Coalport PA that makes a Hawk out of a Chrysler. I suppose that's meant to be flattering, not sure.
  • Re: Edmunds Members - Cars & Conversations

    Presidents Limo

    GG, you will love this. Watching the inaugural ceremony this afternoon on Fox Business. They were talking about a new Presidential Limo that President Trump was supposed to ride in for the parade, etc. Cadillac had assured them that it would be there and be ready. Well, it wasn't there and it wasn't ready. They said the new President would have to ride in Obama's old limo !!


    EDIT: I found this. It only looks like a Cadillac, sort of: http://www.leftlanenews.com/the-beast-10-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-presidents-limo.html
    Very interesting article AB. That's quite a car, wonder how many mpg with all that armour?

    No. 9 of the link says:

    9. Its specs will not impress you. Burdened with lugging a rumored 20,000 lbs. worth of Beast around, the diesel engine isn't a rocket. Hitting 60 mph from a complete stop takes about 15 seconds, which is more than just about any new car we can think of, and the big car's top speed is said to max out at 60 mph. In addition, all that weight makes it a guzzler, sipping fuel at a rate of 8 mpg.

    I can't live with any of those whopping specs. Plus it's a Caddy. :@

    jmonroe
    One reason President De Gaulle liked his Citroen limousine was that it could escape on three wheels--which it actually did during one assassination attempt.

    I doubt an armored limo could stop an RPG though. That's how they got Somoza of Nicaragua, with an RPG-7. They knew the car had frontal armor, which could deflect a rocket, so they attacked from the side and blew it up.

    It was a Mercedes, and WIKI says that although the car was destroyed, the engine kept ticking right over.

    Probably not something for a Mercedes ad, however.



  • Re: Real-World Trade-In Values

    I checked with the Bentley experts and all 3 said the same exact thing. They should know, I guess, they sell 'em all the time.

    Interesting that they mentioned that the high mileage cars all go overseas. I could see why. Here in the affluent parts of the U.S, a miled-up used Bentley is like a flower pot, whereas in Venezuela or Turkey, it's a big deal.



  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    I ran the ALCAN Winter Rally back in 2000; the lowest I saw was only -20F at Prudhoe Bay AK. I did learn that 75 mph on snow covered roads was doable with studded winter tires... B)
    I remember stepping outside in AK one lovely day in February and it was -45F. That actually *hurt* to breathe.