How about those who stop on the OFF ramp? I was once following a car on the off ramp of a freeway. While checking over my right shoulder for people on the service road, the car in front of me decided to STOP at the bottom of the ramp for the service road traffic (who have to yield to the ramp). I looked forward again… » 4/08/14 3:48pm 4/08/14 3:48pm

The question is, which Top Gear are they considering? There was a "Top Gear (South) Korea" that was broadcast awhile back with three Korean hosts. It would eliminate the need for translating and subtitles, and would probably relate to North Koreans better than the British version. However, there is that whole political… » 4/07/14 11:01am 4/07/14 11:01am

I'm wondering if Drudge is popular with Tesla owners because it's a very fast and simple page to load with no ads or lots of flash videos (I don't think the Tesla's browser will do flash), and you get lots of headlines/links with a minimum of fuss (even if half of them are click-bait)? » 4/03/14 11:36pm 4/03/14 11:36pm

I think you would care if he "stole" the totally original Falconcougarthunderbird your father had bought new and passed down to you. The one which you kept in totally original condition because of it's history. The one that Chip "restored" by painting it lime green, putting donk wheels on it, changing out the engine and… » 4/03/14 1:05pm 4/03/14 1:05pm

I'm going to take a wild guess here and say that the "5,000,000 miles per year" is more like "UP TO 5,000,000 miles per year" on the assumption that anything over that figure may require a different certification from the DOT. Anyone more knowledgeable on DOT regs care to confirm/deny? » 4/02/14 8:16pm 4/02/14 8:16pm

I had a friend with a '74 Ford Torino that really got screwed because of that interlock. Back in the early 80's, we had just finished bowling one night when he threw his bowling bag into the car and tried to go home. The car wouldn't start. We messed around a bit before calling a tow truck. The car sat at the dealer… » 4/01/14 12:48pm 4/01/14 12:48pm

I think a possible solution would be to examine the law or rework it a bit to distinguish between new, and existing, dealer networks. In other words, any manufacturer (not just Tesla) would be allowed to sell cars directly provided there were no existing franchised dealers. In yet other words, you can sell direct, or… » 3/25/14 3:18pm 3/25/14 3:18pm