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Post by exwoodburner » Fri. Feb. 09, 2024 3:46 pm

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That's 100% your tires, nut. They were either old, or prematurely hardened from UV, ozone, or heat. A small garage with an electric motor running frequently can emit enough ozone to destroy tires in a few years flat. Also, hot climates and direct sun will do it, and cheap tires are never great in snow to begin with, and get MUCH worse with age.

I can't recall how our '86 Grand Marquis went in the snow - it was only driven from January to March of the winter of 2003. Every bit of rust on that car today is from just those 3 months. Wish we were richer then, but we weren't, so in the salt she went. Been garaged every winter since, though. Don't recall having any trouble getting around. As far as my RWD Volvos go, I run dedicated snow tires in winter. Never had a problem. They'll slide around in greasy crap, but I've never been stuck with it, and climbed every hill I went up. Sideways, yes, but I made it. :yes:

She's got 305k miles on her now.

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Is that a Lincoln hood ornament on that thing?


 
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Post by SMITTY » Sat. Feb. 10, 2024 1:18 am

exwoodburner wrote:
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Is that a Lincoln hood ornament on that thing?
Nope - been there since we got it in '03. Same one I've always seen on the Grand Marquis since '83.

 
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Post by Richard S. » Sat. Feb. 10, 2024 8:19 am

Seems there is new issue emerging with the charging stations, copper theft.


 
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Post by SMITTY » Sat. Feb. 10, 2024 12:53 pm

:lol: What's next in society these days?

I love it when thieves clip live wires. Especially high voltage ones. Instant justice! :clap:

 
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Post by Sunny Boy » Sat. Feb. 10, 2024 1:04 pm

SMITTY wrote:
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:lol: What's next in society these days?

I love it when thieves clip live wires. Especially high voltage ones. Instant justice! :clap:
Yeah,... instant juice-tice ! :lol:

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Post by SMITTY » Sat. Feb. 10, 2024 1:05 pm

:lol: INDEEEEEED!! :clap:


 
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Post by Sunny Boy » Sat. Feb. 10, 2024 1:06 pm

Richard S. wrote:
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Seems there is new issue emerging with the charging stations, copper theft.

Faster than cutting out catalytic converters, plus you don't get your cool rapper-wannabe duds dirty crawling under cars. :roll:

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Post by gaw » Thu. Feb. 15, 2024 10:06 am

So what, you're going to be at the charging station for a while so carry along some Scotch-Brite pads and touch it up while you're waiting for your next hundred miles worth of electrons. To a Tesla fan boy it would be like giving their significant other a back rub.

Stainless steel is not created equally. Some alloys are prone to light rust and I guess that's what Tesla decided to go with. Could be a cost factor or maybe a higher chromium stainless would be too weak or some other issue that won't ever be my problem.

 
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Post by SMITTY » Tue. Feb. 20, 2024 1:16 pm

:lol:

I think the pipe on my Ram & on one of our Volvos is made of some 400-series stainless. A magnet will stick to it, and it will develop surface rust.

 
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Post by gaw » Sat. Mar. 16, 2024 10:29 am

https://fortune.com/2024/03/15/ceo-steps-down-pri ... se-teslas/

Buyer remorse from Hertz? I saw a bunch of Teslas getting unloaded yesterday at the auto auction in Manville, NJ. I wonder if they came from Hertz. 🤔
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Post by BigBarney » Sat. Mar. 16, 2024 1:11 pm

But they don't tell you about the 60% of the Teslas they are keeping...

Most have high mileage so they dispose of them...

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Post by Sunny Boy » Sat. Mar. 16, 2024 2:12 pm

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But they don't tell you about the 60% of the Teslas they are keeping...

Most have high mileage so they dispose of them...

BigBarney
What you're not telling is several reports say the same thing - Hertz said those Teslas are being auctioned off because of a number of reasons - not enough people want to rent one, they are having more accidents, too expensive to repair and insure. They are losing money having Teslas that they could be making if those were ICE cars. I had posted a link to one of the reports a while ago. Here's more.

https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transporta ... 2024%20end.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bradtempleton/2024/0 ... cdfcce6557

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Post by BigBarney » Sat. Mar. 16, 2024 2:55 pm

Maybe the customers need education on the operation of EV's ...

Kinda like I wouldn't rent a 787 to someone with only Piper Cub experience...

Or a speed boat to someone with only Kayak skills...

"Many of the reasons actually stem from the unfamiliarity many customers had with EVs, especially Teslas, when having their first experience with one. But are they actually a great rental car?"

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