I don't see anything wrong with a Tesla based presidential limo. Extra batteries would be required to bring the range back up to something respectable, and I doubt that the limo would travel more than 100 miles in a day anyway. The prez has helicopters for longer trips, not to mention AF1. Let's see what Elon has… » 8/29/14 10:55am Friday 10:55am

It was around, sure. I first got on in 1989. But back then it was all text based. You had to Telnet around everywhere and a 50K picture file took 45 minutes to download on our 1200 baud modems (you couldn't just see it unless you downloaded it). Search engines and your bookmark file were the notepad you kept next… » 8/26/14 2:01pm Tuesday 2:01pm

Thanks Raphael. One of my pet peeves about this and other auto enthusiast sites is how people judge cars. The Camry is a perfect example. Almost everyone here calls it crappy and bashes it because it's boring and not what they want, but considering what it's designed to do, it's fantastic. My Golf turbodiesel may… » 8/25/14 2:08pm 8/25/14 2:08pm

Laptop vs. Desktop PC: Another option is to get a good laptop and use it as a desktop when you need to. It can travel with me and when I get home, I just plug in the HDMI to my 23" monitor, plug in the keyboard, mouse, speakers and 3TB external hard drive and I have a good desktop. Takes me about a couple of… » 8/23/14 9:04am 8/23/14 9:04am

Be sure you have the information on 72 year old Jerry Waller, a Fort Worth, TX homeowner who was gunned down by police and killed in his own garage after the police responded to an alarm call at the wrong house! Also look at the case of Dallas, TX resident Bobby Bennett, who was shot down by police while standing… » 8/22/14 3:12pm 8/22/14 3:12pm

Well, VWs are German and we all know what that means. Germans are sticklers for rules and regulations. As long as you follow the rules, no problems of any kind. If you don't, you're in for a world of hurt. BTW, I drive an '01 Golf TDI with 440,000 miles on it and it's never broken down and still has the majority… » 8/22/14 2:31pm 8/22/14 2:31pm

Actually, I believe that the Monte Carlo was built on a lengthened Chevelle/Cutlass (A and G bodies) platform. My first new car was a '75 Laguna S-3, and especially from the inside, indistinguishable from my friends's new '75 Monte Carlo, right down to an identical dashboard/seats/door trim, etc. It wasn't until… » 8/21/14 3:30pm 8/21/14 3:30pm