She's the perfect example of "an idiot" Republican. Perhaps she's really a RINO. I took one look at her as Senator McCain introduced her and knew, beyond the shadow of a doubt, it was over for the Republicans.
Trooping Bristol across the stage holding her baby brother in front of her pregnant stomach only added to the disaster. And Senator McCain had no clue. Talk about a "great job" vetting.
I was taught by my Father, a minister, that when dealing with those "more holy than thou", watch your money AND your wife. If that shoe fits foretherun, wear it. and get back on your meds. If you aren't taking medication for your "situation", you probably need a doctor's appointment ASAP.
I assume you believe there's a boogie man behind every tree in Michigan. Take your meds regularly and you'll feel better.
I saw the leaked pictures today and am very pleased with the results. It's definitely still a "Mustang", just a lot fresher. The EcoBoost turbo 4 might be the way to go when it's available. I'd certainly consider that. Cadillac seems to do well with the 2.0 turbo in the ATS. The same engine is the base for the new CTS. Not with the 8 speed automatic though.
You know I live in Midland TX - the Permian Basin. New technology in the oil industry is driving the production gains we're seeing. Oil production from the Permian Basin is now highest in the Nation and it's this new fracting technology which is fueling this growth. It's serious, solid growth which benefits all of us by reducing our dependence on imported oil.
I see no problem with electric vehicles and welcome their development - I just don't see them taking over just yet or in the near future. Actually there are a surprising number of Tesla S sedans in Midland, I see them daily. And I know there is one Fisker Kharma. The Fusion Hybrid, beautiful car, is very common along with the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. The Chevy Volt is not common, though. I suspect the Cadillac ELR will do well overall. It's so drop dead gorgeous, it'll work. It should've come first, then the Volt.
It is no secret that GM's development of an all electric vehicle continues. And battery technology continues to grow. I see nothing but growth in this type vehicle. The problem as I see it with all electric vehicles? The reality of charging stations in home. Too many living situations simply do not lend themselves to the installation of charging stations, apartment/condo situations for example. My parking is covered but detached without any reasonable place to install a charging station.
Until and unless States install charging stations in public rest areas nationwide, for example, I don't see real expansion in sales of all electric vehicles. Charging stations absolutely MUST be common place in order to drive the need for all electric vehicles.
Personally, I think the Tesla S is gorgeous and a very serious vehicle. I wish them success.
IMHO - of course.
I must mention. State of Texas prevents direct sales by Tesla here due to franchise laws. No Tesla offices, that I'm aware of exist here.
I'm well aware of Alderson Mederces here in Midland and that they are based in Lubbock and also represent Lexus and Cadillac in Lubbock. Their new facility here in MIdland is state of the art and very handsome, indeed. Other dealerships are either brand new or seriously remodeled - due to our "boom" economy. The latest dealership going into a remodel is Roger's Ford/Lincoln. Berg Cadillac/Buick/GMC was remodeled last year, very dramatically. Same for Kelly-Grimsley in Odessa.
The major downside? Timely service appointments are necessary and take some planning ahead. Lack of staff is the HUGE problem here for all businesses. Being in retail myself, I can tell you having 50% staffing is common across the board. We're pretty much accustomed to this problem and go on. It can be nuts, believe me.
For the record, for the 3rd year in a row, Midland TX is the fastest growing metropolitan statistical area in terms of personal income. Midland's average per capita income was $53,161 in 2009 and grew to $83,049 in 2012.
Dealer service after the sale, major factor IMHO. As a Cadillac owner, I own certain expectations for service and can say Cadillac service is excellent. That said, there are at least 6 Tesla S here in Midland TX, I see them frequently. Yet I wonder. Who do you call for service? Of course, owners of other exotic imports, and there are many depend upon service from Ft. Worth/Dallas area dealers (5 hours away). In some cases service for certain imports occurs in San Antonio. This is all way too inconvenient for my tastes. BMW and Mercedes dealer service is local. Not Lexus though.
I got to look over my first new Stingray yesterday. Yea, it's one hot number. A lady was also looking it over, as she drives a red Grand Sport edition of the previous Corvette. She liked it, aside from the color, silver with black interior. Very interesting having the new Corvette and last year's Grand Sport side by side. I've seen a new Stingray in the darker charcoal and decided I prefer the darker color. My ATS looked good fresh from the detail shop on Friday. I offered a referral - LOL. I must say the Grand Sport was terrific in red with the polished black wheels. A really thorough detail of the new Stingray would be a big plus.
Was not. "Motor Trend" didn't even include last years Mercedes S because it was NOT a new or significantly changed model. Come on dude, don't talk about something you clearly know nothing about.
You incorrectly assume my ATS is the only GM product I've owned, even recently. WRONG. I traded my 2004 Pontiac Grand AM for my 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP which I traded for the ATS. I didn't even do a brake job on the Grand AM and aside from an alternator, under warranty, no issues with the GXP which is currently owned by a good friend and he's had zero issues. And I drove the GXP one month less than 6 years. I'll remain with GM products, thank you very much.