Who cares? It’s just the US taxpayer’s money.
I have to admit I do love the gull wing doors. However the last taxpayer backed car with gull wing doors didn’t do so well.
We’ve said before that Elon Musk isn’t a crony king (other people hold that crown) but more of a crony prince. But he is a crony to be sure (no matter how much good press he gets) as many of his most famous endeavors hinge on government (taxpayer) funding. Tesla,
McLarty from the old days. Would you buy a car from this man?
Some may think that we are picking on Ms. Clinton. We are not. Story after crony story keeps flowing out of the camp.
And is the US government really finding out about it for the first time?
Dun dun dun…
Well your conspiracy buddies on Facebook were right I guess. Arkansas may start coming after drivers for a tax on miles driven. Going to work? Pay a tax. Going to church? Pay a tax. Driving to school? Pay a tax. Want to exist as a human being in relatively rural Arkansas where one has to drive everywhere? Pay a tax.
It should be noted that both the upper and lower houses of the state legislature along with the governorship in Arkansas are all controlled by the Republican Party.
Of course there weren’t any iPhones or XBoxes in 1975 . Some things are absolutely better and more affordable. But it should be noted that many if not most of the things which make our lives better come from the (mostly) unregulated tech sector. The market makes things better for the middle class. It’s a MARKET. The drive is always toward lower prices and higher quality. That is if the market is allowed to work, and usually it’s not.
Tesla shocking the marketplace.
Crony capitalism is deep in the DNA of both major parties. Republicans do it. Democrats do it. This is a case in point.
GM is a cronyism vortex. The closer one gets to the company the stronger the crony force is. Taxpayer dollars disappear into it and are gone forever. Common sense too. The free market and genuine innovation? They long ago passed over the event horizon.
You want change? You want “revolution”? Well you are looking at it baby. You think the Internet changed things? Well between fracking, robotics, and 3D printing hold onto your virtual hat. Things are about to get even weirder. (In the good sense.That is unless the robots become our overlords. That would be terrible.)
The unions are gonna LOVE this.
A real solution is possible, but there is a “road block” to getting there.
It is a beautiful car.
We are all for innovation. We are all for non-gasoline vehicles which are ready for the market. The Toyota Prius is a great example of a car which makes sense from a business perspective.
Tesla is not as clear cut. I’ve looked at the Tesla S first hand and it is an impressive auto. 0-60 in 4 seconds with no gear shifts is pretty cool. The price relative to other cars with similar levels of performance is competitive.
Buy our cars because they are “American.” Well, largely built in China, but what’s the difference right?
This one’s “like” new.
The one city where Americans on average can? Washington DC!
Why in the world can’t I go to Toyota.com, pick out a new car, customize it, do the financing if need be, and then have it delivered to me in a couple of days? It would save me time, money, and hassle.
The 2015 Targa. I’d like one of these.
I have to admit, I once bought a new car. I was in my mid-20s. I had no children. I still didn’t know the fun of a mortgage. The car was blisteringly fast and I like cars which go fast. So I bought one fresh and new. I shouldn’t have.
Basically Chrysler should be JEEP. An that’s about it. Maybe the Ram Trucks brand too. That’s all Fiat wants and it’s all the world wants.