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Nov 17, 2017

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on Jun 2, 2016

De Tomaso Pantera?

on Jul 29, 2016

Should "profit margin" be construed as gross or net return on revenue (as opposed to return on investment)? At ~2%, in either case, would these dealers still be sustainable enterprises without their backshop operations?

As long as it remains sustainable (profitable) for its franchisees the OEs are better off supporting the current system for auto retailing. OEs have their hands full as it is without taking on this uncharted link in the chain. (Disclosure: this writer has immediate family who is a retired dealer.)

on Feb 23, 2017

A reference to Issac Newton’s third law of motion: When one body exerts a force on a second body, the second body simultaneously exerts a force equal in magnitude and opposite in direction on the first body.

Hardware:
35 percent lower rate front springs/28 percent lower rate rear springs
75 percent lower rate hollow front sway bar/44 percent lower rate rear sway bar
Drag-tuned Bilstein Adaptive Damping Shocks
Software:

Rear = F/F and Front = F/S
F/F – F/S maintained @ wide open throttle (WOT)
F/F – F/F < WOT
Traction control disabled/ESC maintained
Result:
13.5=575@500

on Sep 26, 2017

If OEMs don't like paying Tesla for EV credits they don't have to. They CAN meet their emission obligations on their own. They know if meeting the obligations by themselves were cheaper, then they would. They are too busy destroying the Earth to bother. Now they gripe about horrible choices they made?

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