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Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 11-26-2022, 08:48 PM
Replies: 46
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Posted By Alan47717
And asking people who don't eat in their cars if...

And asking people who don't eat in their cars if they also don't wear their shoes is what?
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 11-25-2022, 10:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,608
Posted By Alan47717
I do wear my shoes in my car, but my shoes...

I do wear my shoes in my car, but my shoes typically don't have ketchup, mustard, grease or other related food debris on them.
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 11-18-2022, 12:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By Alan47717
I have seen quite a few episodes of that show...

I have seen quite a few episodes of that show including the ZL1 customization. It has been awhile and I don't want to start start an argument but I have never seen that shop build an aluminum frame...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 11-01-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,167
Posted By Alan47717
They told me the same thing when I bought my 2019...

They told me the same thing when I bought my 2019 Equinox. When I took it in for the 1st six month "sealant maintainence" they freely admitted that was when the FIRST coating was being applied. Bunch...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-26-2022, 02:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,787
Posted By Alan47717
GM's and other OEM's plans to go EV preceded the...

GM's and other OEM's plans to go EV preceded the current Admin by quite a bit. The main things the current Admin ARE doing are on 1. making EV's cheaper for folks that can already afford them (I...
Forum: Wheels / Tires 10-12-2022, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 792
Posted By Alan47717
Darn you, not only do you dangle the wheels I...

Darn you, not only do you dangle the wheels I wish mine was built with front of me but your car is the same color as mine. They look gorgeous. I'm still trying to figure out how soon I can finagle...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-10-2022, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By Alan47717
I've noticed this on other later model vehicles...

I've noticed this on other later model vehicles with auto climate control, including my 2019 Equinox. I just don't think much effort is expended on any mode except auto. When you think about the...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-04-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By Alan47717
My turbo 4/M6 is fun to drive handling wise until...

My turbo 4/M6 is fun to drive handling wise until I start to push it in the twisties and then the understeer gets pretty bad. Anticipating it and using power to compensate works but is dicey in 35...
Forum: Camaro Price | Ordering | Tracking | Dealers 10-04-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,071
Posted By Alan47717
Other than anecdotal numbers from people who have...

Other than anecdotal numbers from people who have claimed to have purchased this or that model the only source for that information are dealers, who will never publish it. They don't want each other...
Forum: Camaro Price | Ordering | Tracking | Dealers 09-23-2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Alan47717
I originally had a deposit on a 1LT with Sands in...

I originally had a deposit on a 1LT with Sands in Glendale (put down in February). Gave up on it in April (Bayed since 2/7) and bought a car out of state and had it shipped.

The original Sands...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 08-23-2022, 10:16 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 75,307
Posted By Alan47717
I am not anti-government. I am not anti-...

I am not anti-government. I am not anti- regulation. My main positions on fossil fuels are that we should have been converting coal fired plants to natural gas decades ago and that it has been insane...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 08-23-2022, 09:43 PM
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Views: 75,307
Posted By Alan47717
Comparing ounces of precious metal required for...

Comparing ounces of precious metal required for an ICE vehicle cat to 12 kg's of lithium required for a Tesla S battery is an utterly priceless example of "Trust us, EV's are the answer, everything's...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 08-23-2022, 01:49 PM
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Posted By Alan47717
I have pointed this out numerous times on this...

I have pointed this out numerous times on this thread and NONE of the patronizing "Oh, don't worry, American ingenuity will overcome these piddling little problems." individuals have made any attempt...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 08-21-2022, 11:54 PM
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Views: 75,307
Posted By Alan47717
Leaving electrical grid shortcomings, high EV...

Leaving electrical grid shortcomings, high EV costs and environmental problems with lithium mining aside there is an elephant in the room the people behind the curtain want to avoid talking about. If...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-16-2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 27,478
Posted By Alan47717
An even more time honored marketing strategy,...

An even more time honored marketing strategy, advertising something that isn't actually available except on the options list. The C8 example just proves it still works.

I expect the "$30k"...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-16-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 27,478
Posted By Alan47717
I worked for GM for 30 years and there is little...

I worked for GM for 30 years and there is little you can tell me about GM's legal department that I haven't witnessed.

GM used to sell hundreds of thousands of Cavaliers at huge losses every year...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-16-2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 27,478
Posted By Alan47717
My 2019 2.0t Equinox Premier stickered at over...

My 2019 2.0t Equinox Premier stickered at over $39k. Do you seriously believe that GM will offer a similar electric version (sans subsidies) for the same or less money?

Me, I'm betting on the...
Forum: Camaro Price | Ordering | Tracking | Dealers 08-14-2022, 11:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,562
Posted By Alan47717
One of my favorite drives is over Gates Pass...

One of my favorite drives is over Gates Pass through Saguaro National Park. My wife and I also escape the heat occasionally up to Mt. Lemmon for lunch. Both are fantastic roads for driving and for...
Forum: Camaro Price | Ordering | Tracking | Dealers 08-14-2022, 10:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,562
Posted By Alan47717
That was one disadvantage in buying a CO car...

That was one disadvantage in buying a CO car where front plates are required, the front plate bracket was already installed. If I removed it would have left four ugly holes in the bumper so I decided...
Forum: Camaro Price | Ordering | Tracking | Dealers 08-13-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,562
Posted By Alan47717
Will do. I originally wanted Wild Cherry as well,...

Will do. I originally wanted Wild Cherry as well, but circumstances, availability, etc. led me to this Riverside Blue beauty located in Denver. Bought it and had it shipped to me in Tucson.
Forum: Camaro Price | Ordering | Tracking | Dealers 08-12-2022, 10:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,562
Posted By Alan47717
I'm 67 and took delivery of mine in April. Still...

I'm 67 and took delivery of mine in April. Still having a blast rowing the gears and revving the turbo 4 cylinder. I can't argue with the sound, performance and flexibility of the V8, but I made the...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 08-09-2022, 10:16 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 75,307
Posted By Alan47717
The government lets a company keep XX amount of...

The government lets a company keep XX amount of money they would have owed in taxes with credits, deductions, etc.

The government writes a check to a company for XX amount of money.

Absolutely...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 08-03-2022, 09:36 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 75,307
Posted By Alan47717
I'm really not sure if you're being serious or...

I'm really not sure if you're being serious or not. A 3 second Google search will confirm the oil and gas industry is heavily subsidized to the tune of tens of billions of dollars for things like...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 08-03-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 75,307
Posted By Alan47717
The oil industry and the EV battery industry are...

The oil industry and the EV battery industry are both subsidized. Why we are subsidizing the oil industry has always been a mystery but there it is.

That is a separate issue from the consumer end...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 08-02-2022, 11:22 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 75,307
Posted By Alan47717
If the market had anything to do with the rate of...

If the market had anything to do with the rate of increase in sales of EV's then my tax dollars wouldn't be required to subsidize their purchase.

If the market really wanted EV's, then the...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 07-31-2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 75,307
Posted By Alan47717
I never said changing to EV's wouldn't reduce our...

I never said changing to EV's wouldn't reduce our carbon footprint. EV's are the rich countries silver bullet approach to addressing the transportation piece of climate change in lieu of not being...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 07-30-2022, 10:16 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 75,307
Posted By Alan47717
The question of what price range EV features is a...

The question of what price range EV features is a "baseline" is a distraction. If you want to switch to an EV because it is faster, quieter, or because a SW update can reduce your 0 to 60 time, by...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 07-29-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 58,415
Posted By Alan47717
Impossible to answer. One directly contributes to...

Impossible to answer. One directly contributes to climate change through exhaust emissions and the other indirectly contributes due to the fact that 80 percent of our electricity is generated by...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 07-26-2022, 08:36 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 75,307
Posted By Alan47717
We are talking apples and oranges. You are...

We are talking apples and oranges. You are focused on features that Tesla has been refining for some time for an extremely affluent market. I am talking about the basic issues faced by EV usage,...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 07-25-2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 75,307
Posted By Alan47717
Tesla's really shouldn't be the baseline for the...

Tesla's really shouldn't be the baseline for the discussions we are having. Do you think the numbers you are quoting apply to a Nissan Leaf?

EV batteries don't care about mileage or number of...
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