landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|4 days 22 hours ago||Correct||
ABS pumps for you. ABS? Slam the pedal.
No ABS? Pump!
My jeeps? Pump & Downshift! Good way to keep the wheels from locking.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Both EXCELLENT pieces of advice||
Especially the tires part. I took a grad-level vehicle dynamics class at Michigan and the professor was obsessed with tires. On our final there was a fill in the blank.
The _______ stop the ________. The ________ stop the car.
(The Brakes stop the tires. The tires stop the car).
I've never bought from them, but tirerack.com has wonderful reviews of tires - http://www.tirerack.com/tires/reviews/MenuServlet?search=surveyComments
You can put your car in and see what tires other people have gotten and what they think.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Do what the manual says||
Whatever that is - 3,000/3 months, or whatever it says. Do that. It's $50 and cheaper than a new car.
Mine is year/10K, with built in diagnostics/timer that tells me "Go get your oil changed"
|5 days 1 hour ago||NEVER BUY THE UNDERCOATING|
|5 days 1 hour ago||Take it one step further||
4 wheel drive doesn't help you slow down - the extra weight makes it worse! All cars have 4 wheel braking.
|5 days 1 hour ago||As an engineer...||
I'm happy that straight 6's are making a comeback. Perfect inherent balance is a wonderful thing.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Out of date!||
They now teach (and recommend) driving at 9 and 3, because airbags.
|5 days 21 hours ago||I mean...||
As someone who didn't know the story it sure sounds like Kelly is at fault. To retire because of how bad you're injured then to claim someone else isn't really getting hurt is pretty bush league.
That said, it's easy to see why 2 competitors came to blows over this. I like that Harbaugh wasn't upset that he hit Kelly, rather he was upset that he broke his hand.
|5 days 22 hours ago||(No subject)|
|5 days 23 hours ago||Also||
If the Spring Game GIF is the precourser to the great season that was 2015... then the Florida Grinch GIF should have won this damn thing. The Florida GIF is the "after the credits" preview to 2016. Yeah, Jim did a good job in 15, and now his death star is fully operational - as evidenced by the #2 team in the SEC.
SGG was "Yay Jim's Back", which is understandable. Florida Grinch is "41-7 and we're just getting started"
|5 days 23 hours ago||Bat-Drop-Dab||
Gotta get a batflip in there too.
|6 days 35 sec ago||Psh||
15 hours in the air from LAX to Melbourne. They'll get plenty of rest on the plane.
|1 week 2 days ago||It's more about the arm||
My wife & her friends call it a sorority pose, but claim that it's to save the woman on the end of the picture from having an "awkward arm" (or an arm that looks "fat") in the photo (random photo from google images)
|1 week 2 days ago||I mean||
Chicago has its own (horrible) racist history. Jordan famously was rejected membership at an all-white country club here. After he was the most famous person on earth.
Jordan's pretty idolized for his athletic acheivements here, but I think there's more focus on his not-being-the-best-guy-ever than there was when he was playing. People dislike Kobe for how he treats teammates, but Jordan was worse - there was less media playing it up. (Remember that Kobe basically raped a woman? And got a year long goodbye tour?) We often look past people's faults to idolize their acheivements. Jordan's glory is in the past, so it's harder to overlook his failings.
|1 week 2 days ago||Ace, this slight will not stand||
Our biggest rival ever Illinois will have you rue the day you called them (with Lovie Smith!) a non-elite program.
|1 week 4 days ago||WELL OK||
I SHOULD WIN
I SHOULD WIN
|1 week 4 days ago||You're not wrong||
And I don't mean to disagree with you, or at least I'm not trying to. My point above was more that there is a lot less black-and-white in "buying American" than there used to be. It's a lot of Gray. As you say, there is still lots of local support by Ford, but there are by "foreign" companies too - that's the benefit of being the biggest auto market (depending on how China feels today).
Ford is my comapny's 2nd biggest customer and my plant's as well (#1 is different for us globally and locally) and you guys are fun to deal with (I've visited ATNPC a bunch, at the risk of outing myself/company. My plant's really excited that the Explorer is headed back to a RWD platform...).
My larger point is that well paid, American employees help on "foreign" cars too. I'd bet that it's very hard to buy a car sold in the US that doesn't help the US economy - even if we're just talking dealership. Now, will some brands - and some vehicles - contribute more or less than others? Absolutely. And there's nothing wrong with taking that into account. I'd just hate for someone to say they were "buying american" when they drive off in a Chevy Sonic without understanding the whole picture.
|1 week 4 days ago||Well... Kinda||
So I don't mean to argue with you more, but I get to "Well, actually" so "Well, Actually!"
At 95MPH the Prius is probably better (and worse!) than lots of other vehicles. One thing the Prius has going for it is its shape. It's extremely aerodynamic, which would make it use less energy at higher speed. At 60mph, 2/3rds of a car's energy is pushing air out of the way.
That said, the prius has heavy hybrid batteries that it lugs around. Weight is bad for just about everything (acceleration, handling, braking, fuel economy). It's part of what got Ford in trouble when they had to edit the CMax's MPG numbers - it's less aerodynamic than the Fusion despite weighing the same.
The interesting thing about Hybrids in general is that they tend to be best <50mph. The batteries can only provide so much energy, so as you increase your speed above 50ish, the engine has to provide all the additional energy. The atkinson cycle isn't tuned to be effecient up there, so between the weight and everything else the change in efficiency from 50mph-70mph would be worse in a hybrid than a conventional car. (With the Prius's aerodynamics, I'm guessing it gets about 40-45mpg at 75mph despite the weight. About on par with a similar, small conventional gas car)
Howeva - in city driving (like WolvinLA2 does in LA) hybrids shine. The battery can both motivate and charge well, and you'll get better mileage than anything conventional. Which goes back to Wolvin's point - get a car that suits your needs. If your needs are long, fast (70+ mph), highway trips a diesel probably makes the most sense (if VW didn't ruin it in the US). If you drive in the city a Volt or Prius or CMax, etc. would get you the best economy.
|1 week 4 days ago||Yep||
My plant makes lots of components for them too.
|1 week 4 days ago||This building is in Ann Arbor||
Assuming you're in Michigan, Toyota just invested $126M in your backyard http://corporatenews.pressroom.toyota.com/releases/toyota+technical+center+breaks+ground+expansion.htm
|1 week 5 days ago||I resemble that remark!||
My company (headquartered outside Detriot) and specifically my plant (near Chicago) produce parts that end up in Toyotas made in North America
|1 week 5 days ago||I didn't mean to say "All||
I didn't mean to say "All prius owners don't like driving". I enjoyed when I drove it trying to get as good MPG as I could. But, they're slow. The brake feel was awful, those aren't exactly "fun to drive" attributes.
|1 week 5 days ago||Yep|
|1 week 5 days ago||As someone who works in the||
As someone who works in the auto industry... what's your definition of "American"? It's all so global now..
|1 week 5 days ago||With the loyalty to Honda,||
With the loyalty to Honda, why not an Odyssey?
|1 week 5 days ago||I should specify||
I'm 29. Married, no kids. I wanted a hot hatch/something sporty with 4 doors. When compared to others in the set (Focus ST, which I test drove, Subaru WRX, Etc) it's the least "Boy Racer" and, with the leather I have, basically an Audi-esque interior. I'm going to have this car till I'm 35... I didn't want something with a huge wing.
|1 week 5 days ago||My sister had a prius||
It's good at what it does - point A to point B. I think that it's a cycle - those that drive a prius rarely are those that enjoy driving... so the thought is that they're not as good a driver.
Re: Minis - it's a BMW under there, so it should be fun. Only thing I have against minis is the price premium - but again, if you get a deal, who cares?
|1 week 5 days ago||Why? Legitimately curious, I||
Why? Legitimately curious, I think the story behind the loyalty is always interesting. Ever test drive something else?
Part of the VW buying for us has been the dealership, they're just so great to work with, and are the opposite of your typical "salesman"
|1 week 5 days ago||Not sure if it counts||
My wife and I both have VWs. They give a great supplier discount, and it was the best option for me (4 doors, manual, sporty, mature = GTI). We got her car for a steal after the diesel scandal broke. My Mom also has a VW (Supplier Discount), and Dad has an Audi (4 doors, manual trans). Without the great deal my wife probably wouldn't have gotten a VW. They're a big customer for my company, but so is everyone, so I don't feel that loyal.
I don't know that I'm "anti" any one company in particular, but I dread Nissans when I get rentals. I just really dislike CVT transmissions, and that's all they do. And they're bad. And Nissan should feel bad. I would not buy a Nissan (except maybe a Z, if I could convince myself that a coupe was OK).
|1 week 5 days ago||Close||
When his cousin Stephen was on the Bears the announcers pronounced it "Pie-yah"