Page 4 of 7 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 61

Thread: I just kicked Joe Dominguez in the nuts

  1. #31
    Simpleton Alan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    5,072
    That must be the new Dodge Tesla. Very Rare!
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

  2. #32
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    3,678
    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    Well, my "Tesla" seems to run on fermented dinosaur blood and the whimpering souls of liberals.

    (I honestly can't believe they sell cars like this right-off-the-lot to random people, it seems very unwise to put an inexperienced driver on the street with something this ill-considered.)
    Your auto insurance must run more than my mortgage. Do you get missile launchers or artificial intelligence with that trim level?

  3. #33
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    3,678
    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    That must be the new Dodge Tesla. Very Rare!
    They had to equip it to go "vroom vroom" so buyers felt they were getting their money's worth. I got to drive a Viper once. You had to keep an eye on the speed gauge all the time. My Ford Focus starts screaming and making odd whistling sounds at me at higher speeds. It's a good safety feature.

  4. #34
    Senior Member bae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Offshore
    Posts
    6,598
    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    Your auto insurance must run more than my mortgage. Do you get missile launchers or artificial intelligence with that trim level?
    I think insurance was about $600/year or so. Probably because they figure I can only drive one car at once, don't have any at-fault accidents ever, got my last speeding ticket in 1988, and have EVD certification and yearly quals.

    If they only knew.....

    This poor thing has far far less AI than the Tesla, which as far as I can tell is mostly a super-fast iPad with 4 doors. The Tesla computer stuff was pretty nifty, I will concede. The AI on this is mostly devoted to the "car" part of it - suspension control, braking control, steering, traction, engine - you can press a few buttons and completely retune the car anywhere from sedate-ish highway cruiser to sporty road-course machine to NASCAR-mode to a pure drag-racing beast. So in a way it's frugal, as it potentially replaces 3-4 other autos.

  5. #35
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    3,678
    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    I think insurance was about $600/year or so. Probably because they figure I can only drive one car at once, don't have any at-fault accidents ever, got my last speeding ticket in 1988, and have EVD certification and yearly quals.

    If they only knew.....

    This poor thing has far far less AI than the Tesla, which as far as I can tell is mostly a super-fast iPad with 4 doors. The Tesla computer stuff was pretty nifty, I will concede. The AI on this is mostly devoted to the "car" part of it - suspension control, braking control, steering, traction, engine - you can press a few buttons and completely retune the car anywhere from sedate-ish highway cruiser to sporty road-course machine to NASCAR-mode to a pure drag-racing beast. So in a way it's frugal, as it potentially replaces 3-4 other autos.
    I'm going to tell my wife about the new way I've come across to save us a fortune.

  6. #36
    Senior Member dmc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    775
    The wife's car has about 120,000 miles on it. We bought it new and it's been a good car. But when we moved we sold my big truck, 3/4 ton diesel. There are times when we miss the ability to haul some larger items. Our other car is her old Porsche. So we are thinking a full size SUV would be handy.

    When we travel we generaly take the plane and rent a car, so we currently don't put on as many miles as we use to.

  7. #37
    Senior Member jp1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    3,283
    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    They had to equip it to go "vroom vroom" so buyers felt they were getting their money's worth. I got to drive a Viper once. You had to keep an eye on the speed gauge all the time. My Ford Focus starts screaming and making odd whistling sounds at me at higher speeds. It's a good safety feature.
    Somehow youtube served up to me a bunch of videos of a guy who likes to go to drag strips with his Tesla. It was quite amusing watching his silent car beat the pants off most of the other guys with their screaming muscle cars.

  8. #38
    Senior Member iris lilies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    10,822
    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    Well, my "Tesla" seems to run on fermented dinosaur blood and the whimpering souls of liberals.

    (I honestly can't believe they sell cars like this right-off-the-lot to random people, it seems very unwise to put an inexperienced driver on the street with something this ill-considered.)
    Of course it is fast, red cars are the fastest.

  9. #39
    Senior Member SteveinMN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Saint Paul, Minnesota
    Posts
    4,121
    I've heard red adds at least 20 hp to a car...
    If Americans expended even a fraction of the energy on civic engagement that we spend on consumer ideology, our democracy would be much healthier. Can you imagine people camping out to vote? -- Charles Roberts, Amherst, Mass., Nov. 25, 2006

  10. #40
    Senior Member CathyA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    7,885
    This talk has brought back memories of my first car, many years ago.......a very used VW Beetle. The battery was hanging half out under the car; the horn would honk every time I turned left, and the driver's door would pop open too. There was a hole under my feet , so my mechanic fixed it as cheaply as possible......which meant adding a metal plate underneath with screws.......which would dig into the sole of my left shoe. It wouldn't always start and I'd have to pop the clutch while being pushed down the driveway by friends. It had no heat, so in the winter I had to carry a scraper for the inside of the windshield so I could (sort of) see out. But it got me wherever I wanted to go........most of the time. Ahhh.....good times!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •