I don’t do my own work—-I wish I was smart enough and mechanically inclined enough to do real work on cars, but I’m not. So for me at least, the viability of keeping my ’04 9-5 will depend on availability of parts and someone near me who knows how to work on a Saab, with the proper diagnostic equipment. Right now, my old dealer relocated to a…[Read more]
Well, NEVS isn’t very good with talking. In fact, they aren’t very good at anything save for hanging on and not going anywhere—-sort of like old luggage or the herpes virus. Anyway, we don’t know the disposition of the Phoenix project/Phoenix platform because the have no outreach to the media or to consumers who would be interested in knowing.…[Read more]
Well, I’ve been commenting. Regarding your comment—-sure, it’s a case of who you know sometimes. In the case of NEVS, it’s never “What” they know, because apparently when it comes to designing and manufacturing cars, they know less than my 15 year old cat or the tropical fish he watches. But apparently KJJ is at least somewhat set up with the…[Read more]
They’ll be lucky to break even if they only sell 200,000 cars. That sounds like a massive money loser in any other market—-maybe there, the government will pay KJJ off for something else—-keep the charade alive for a few years and fleece some more suppliers?
Yep. This is why your comment was correct. One scenario is extremely unlikely and the other is highly unlikely for the foreseeable future. We’re done seeing factory fresh Saab cars. Enjoy what you have. If you like to tinker, buy a used one because they’re going to be given away soon enough as resale continues to plummet. I will drive my low…[Read more]
I agree with your post Rune and I’ll add that Tesla has taken millions upon millions of dollars from the treasury and they’re not yet turning a profit—-the point being, maybe there isn’t room for that idea after all. Let’s be real here: Tesla has now been in the market for YEARS and their cars still start at over seventy thousand dollars and…[Read more]
I was turned off by the Volt at first—-too closely identified with the U.S. Government and President (for reasons I won’t go into) and too hyped up on “We need to go green” which irritates the living blank out of me. Anyway—-if GM had managed, somehow, to escape the shawdow of the Narcissist who needs his name tied to everything—and if they…[Read more]
No, Hugh is right. Whether by utter incompetence or disdain for doing business in an honorable way, these jerks did rip people off—-they’ve been doing it since they were awarded the carcass.
Right now, EVs have horrible resale value. Cars like that Mitsubishi electric and the early Nissan Leaf (Leaves?) can be scooped up on the cheap. They’re not a bad little commuter option if you have a place to charge them at home—-if you don’t mind spending the money to bring the appropriate amp power outlet to your garage for example. You…[Read more]
Oh, okay, so the cheap model for seventy thousand dollars has a range that’s only about 150 miles less than my 1979 Chevrolet Monza, which fills up at a gas station in five minutes. Washington, DC Summer—-“normal” is probably 80-90 degrees, not 70. Where is that place to live with the year round 70 degrees? If it’s a low cost of living,…[Read more]
I guess NEVS still has the 9-3 name though? If they’re really going to build almost two hundred thousand electric 9-3s for the Chinese government, will those cars be called 9-3? The Nevsmoblie 9-3? Or will they just start over with a new brand and new model names too? That’s assuming they actually ever build a car.
My wish is to be a quarterback in next year’s Super Bowl—-and I think that might be more realistic than your wish, if you’re referring to getting a new Nevsmobile. In fact, I believe that should be the new brand name: Nevsmobile. Let’s keep it simple: The Nevsmobile Number One will be their first car. Then the Number Two will be their…[Read more]
EVs are a massive scam. I’ve done the math. I’ve analyzed it. Everything you said is correct. Buy a humble KIA Forte and get worlds more utility and real-world usefulness at a fraction of the price. It’s ridiculous that we’re letting ourselves be herded down this road of stupidity—-we’re actually falling backwards—-and paying twice as…[Read more]
The Chevy Volt is already an affordable EV with the utility of being able to extend its range with a stop at a gas station—-and tens of thousands of gas stations are available everywhere, day and night. It’s infinitely more useful and affordable than anything Tesla has available—–and even if Tesla finally introduces their “affordable” model,…[Read more]
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