That's a lot of money for a guy who's expertise lies is a flawed/failed theory on economics. »
If they did the 1.4T with a stick and AWD. (Like cough cough Jeep is doing with the Renegade.) Then maybe they'd have something. 30+ mpg, awd, and a stick? Think about it, it'd be cool and I bet they'd sell at least 20 of them. »
Why do they take away hand brakes from all cars now? Besides loosing the hoon factor, a lot of electronic parking brakes automatically disengage when the car is moving. That means they are just a parking brake and not an emergency brake. »
I'm guessing the author of this little post hasn't read this article...
Or looked at Lightning lap times from Car and Driver:
2011 Mustang GT: 3:08.6
2012 Mercedes C63 AMG: 3:06.3
2012 Charger SRT8 392: 3:09.4
2011 Evolution SE: 3:10.6
2012 BMW 335is: 3:13.8
2011 Subaru WRX/STi:… »
35-70ish is the acceleration I care about. Once I get into 2nd, and want to floor it, accelerate down an on ramp, pull out of a corner. That's what makes a car fun, to me at least. »
You really need to look at real world mileage of diesels. They typically WAY out perform their EPA numbers. The worst highway tank my friend's Jetta TDI has ever returned was 45mpg, in the summer he generally sees north of 50, and he isn't the guy going 68 in a 70 either.
You also should really compare longevity. Yes… »
Yeah, but what cost will the auto manufacturers bake this in at? Look at what Nav still costs when you can get it for free on your phone... »
60 Minutes stated in the teaser for this piece. "The car with no engine, just batteries." So to me this is expected. »
So a guy on a heavy bike, that doesn't look like he's a very good rider, and is improperly lane splitting is your example? »
You simply can't use conversions like that when comparing prices in the UK and Europe to the US.
Example: Focus ST 22,000 British Pounds in the UK. (Starting price.) That's $36658.60 U.S. Yet the same car sells for $24,450 U.S. here. »