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Forum: Car Chat 08-18-16, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By geko29
It depends on the circumstances. In your...

It depends on the circumstances. In your example, it's probably not worth it, depending on how much of the premium is liability and how much is collision/comprehensive. But sometimes it does make...
Forum: Car Chat 08-16-16, 06:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 788
Posted By geko29
If you think about it, they don't have to do much...

If you think about it, they don't have to do much in the way of a fail-safe. If the compression is stuck high, open the wastegate or diverter valve and it'll run in NA mode. If it's stuck low,...
Forum: Car Chat 08-08-16, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By geko29
Agreed, it looks like a Panamera that got fat...

Agreed, it looks like a Panamera that got fat vertically. Very unbecoming, not that the Panamera is a terribly pretty car to begin with.
Forum: Car Chat 08-04-16, 01:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,276
Posted By geko29
I can't speak for superdenso, but I certainly do....

I can't speak for superdenso, but I certainly do. Chose my 335d almost solely based on the powerplant, even though it meant giving up my "requirement" of a 3-pedal manual. Wife's RX is coming due for...
Forum: Car Chat 08-04-16, 05:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,107
Posted By geko29
I thought of the 3-cylinder after making my...

I thought of the 3-cylinder after making my previous post. My very next thought was that I want nothing to do with an Inline 3 that's not made by Triumph and mounted in a 2-wheeled chassis....
Forum: Car Chat 08-03-16, 04:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,107
Posted By geko29
No one likes an inline 5 :p

No one likes an inline 5 :p
Forum: The Clubhouse 08-02-16, 01:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,184
Posted By geko29
Definitely Windows all the way for me. It's not...

Definitely Windows all the way for me. It's not for lack of trying. My first computer was an Apple IIc, and it was probably 10 years from that point before I touched a PC for the first time, using...
Forum: The Clubhouse 08-02-16, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4,728
Views: 211,263
Posted By geko29
A large proportion of people (but not all) who...

A large proportion of people (but not all) who initially love the Nexus 5X say it spirals down over time, becoming glitchy to the point of being unusable within a few months. I'd definitely wait for...
Forum: Car Chat 07-23-16, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By geko29
Did you just discover these 15-month-old news...

Did you just discover these 15-month-old news articles?
Forum: The Clubhouse 07-14-16, 05:13 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 12,522
Posted By geko29
How is this news? Microsoft has been selling...

How is this news? Microsoft has been selling Windows as a subscription product to Enterprise for almost a decade! We've been on the "Enterprise Pro Deskop" plan for 5-6 years, which includes...
Forum: Car Chat 07-11-16, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By geko29
130k on the wife's 2007 RX350 70k on my 2011...

130k on the wife's 2007 RX350
70k on my 2011 335d

Both demos purchased towards the end of the following model year with around 10k.
Forum: Car Chat 07-05-16, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By geko29
For the ~$5k (less trade) that a 15-year-old GS...

For the ~$5k (less trade) that a 15-year-old GS should cost, probably best to just save and pay cash.
Forum: Car Chat 07-05-16, 05:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 755
Posted By geko29
They'd be 1.6 times what they are now :D ...

They'd be 1.6 times what they are now :D

They can do what they want, provided that only ONE system is used on a given vehicle--which logically, should be metric. Nothing more aggravating than...
Forum: Car Chat 06-29-16, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By geko29
One of those things is abuse. The other is not. ...

One of those things is abuse. The other is not. A basic understanding of inertia is all that's necessary to make the distinction.

Put another way, to be consistent you should cringe every time...
Forum: Car Chat 06-26-16, 04:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,248
Posted By geko29
2000 BMW 323i. Cost me a grand total of $5500...

2000 BMW 323i. Cost me a grand total of $5500 over 12 years and 125k miles, including fluid changes, filters, brakes, tires, batteries, wipers, etc, as well as putting in a sport suspension at...
Forum: Car Chat 06-22-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By geko29
I've done this in every automatic-transmissioned...

I've done this in every automatic-transmissioned car I've ever driven, and in fact do the opposite (from D into R) as well, since I back into my driveway/garage. The torque converter is unlocked at...
Forum: Car Chat 06-16-16, 12:12 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 21,583
Posted By geko29
2000 Chrysler Sebring Convertible. Repairs ran...

2000 Chrysler Sebring Convertible. Repairs ran an average of $1600 every 6 months or so for the last 4 years we had it.
Forum: The Clubhouse 06-12-16, 04:38 AM
Replies: 4,728
Views: 211,263
Posted By geko29
If they do, it'd be primarily to keep...

If they do, it'd be primarily to keep multi-platform customers who have tried an android handset from hating them forever, and swearing off of going back. I can't tell you how many people I've...
Forum: Car Chat 06-09-16, 01:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,040
Posted By geko29
"Aircraft grade aluminum" is a blanket term that...

"Aircraft grade aluminum" is a blanket term that applies to a huge variety of wrought aluminum alloys that have been heat-treated, annealed, or age-hardened. Raw aluminum is used very infrequently...
Forum: Car Chat 06-09-16, 06:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,040
Posted By geko29
That's correct. Aluminum is 1/3 the weight of...

That's correct. Aluminum is 1/3 the weight of steel, but is also 1/3 as strong. so from a flat sheet perspective, yes equal strength would weigh exactly the same. It gets more complicated when you...
Forum: Car Chat 06-01-16, 04:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,146
Posted By geko29
The picture looks like a concept car from the...

The picture looks like a concept car from the late 90s.
Forum: The Clubhouse 05-31-16, 04:34 AM
Replies: 4,728
Views: 211,263
Posted By geko29
Google is taking submissions for the name of the...

Google is taking submissions for the name of the next release of Android:

https://www.android.com/versions/name-n/

Some commentary I heard about this last week: "Google is literally asking the...
Forum: Car Chat 05-17-16, 02:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 839
Posted By geko29
It's very simple what I love about my...

It's very simple what I love about my DD---500lbft of torque, plus 30mpg. Of course it's comfortable, handles decently, and has enough equipment to keep me content. Maintenance is dead simple--I...
Forum: The Clubhouse 05-16-16, 02:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By geko29
This maneuver was one of the key techniques in a...

This maneuver was one of the key techniques in a flight simulator I played as a kid, based around the British Tornado aircraft. Don't believe any of the missions involved nuclear ordinance. But...
Forum: Car Chat 05-13-16, 04:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,010
Posted By geko29
See my later post. Shortly before it was dropped...

See my later post. Shortly before it was dropped from the US market, the Ranger still started in the $15k range, while the F150 started in the $21k range, 40% more. The base price of a 1996 F150...
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