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Commented On: Bridgestone Pledges One-For-One Old Tire Reuse Or Recycling


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Frankly I give them credit. Getting rid of old tires is quite a pain. Now you should be able to just drop them off at a Brigestone dealer.

Commented On: Payback On Plug-Ins: Finance Commentator Misses The Point


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I chuckled a bit when John P said that the first thing in his analysis that caught his eye was that a Tesla Model S doesn't save any more gasoline than a Leaf. What an astute observation.
By extension riding a camel wouldn't save you any more gasoline either.

Commented On: Electric-Car Politics: Attacks Hurt U.S. Innovation, Security


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Actually there might just be a market for a scaled up Volt.

Commented On: Electric-Car Politics: Attacks Hurt U.S. Innovation, Security


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Actually I think they should convert that gasoline engine to Natural Gas or diesel and put more control of the EV mode in the hands of the operator.

Commented On: Electric-Car Politics: Attacks Hurt U.S. Innovation, Security


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I think the Volt is a great idea, in fact I think it's the best idea out there. The electromotive hybrid has so much future potential. The problem is that it's just too expensive right now. And it just galls me to see my hard earned tax dollars subsidzing someone so they can go out buy a brand new $30,000 - $35,000 car.
I want a brand new car but I can't afford one and one of the biggest reasons are the outrages taxes I pay.
So the wife and I both drive 10 year old cars while Joe MoneytoBlow gets a brand new EV/hybrid to play with.

Commented On: More Doom & Gloom On Higher MPG Standards From Car Dealers


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I don't think it's a matter of a price increase as much as it's a matter of qualifying for the loan. Forecasting Debt to Income ratios out 10 years is folly at best. Simply look back 10 years to 2002. Who would have imagined today's economic climate?
Inflation, unemployment, interest rates, and consumer confidence are much bigger variables then the price of an entry level car give or take a couple thousand dollars.

NADA referenced fewer people "Affording" new cars, not "buying" new cars. Frankly, If you can barely afford a new car today and a couple thousand dollars puts you over the edge, you probably should't buy one.
As others have said, buy used.

Commented On: 2013 Chevrolet Volt Details: New EV-Hold Mode, MyLink, Safety Systems


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I suspect a MS Spell Check contribution to a misspelled "rear" perhaps as "raar"

Commented On: Will Plug-In Cars Outsell Hybrids? Industry Analyst Says Yes


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Based on the definition of a plug in including all hybrids with a plug..... I think the projection is understated. As the technology matures and becomes more cost effective - why wouldn't EVERY single hybrid produced come with a plug?

Commented On: 2013 Chevrolet Spark Minicar To Be Priced At Around $13,000


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Any idea on what the base price would be for a Plug in varient that would qualify for the Federal and California incentives? I mean the cheapest possible EV configuration that meets the criteria. No air conditioning,trip computer, power windows, fold down seats, alloy wheels etc.
Just a bare bones commuter with a taxi like interior.

Commented On: Discontinued 2011 Think City Electric Cars For Sale: $22,300


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Half seriously, many retirement communities in the sun belt are built around golf courses and golf carts can almost replace the daily driver. Perhaps this daily driver could replace the golf cart??
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