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Undertoad 05-02-2019 12:43 PM

I have heard that insurance is about double for a Tesla cos expensive

But fueling it with electricity instead of gas saves $1000s per year so it may be a wash

xoxoxoBruce 05-03-2019 12:26 AM

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Originally Posted by glatt (Post 1031708)
They would be stupid to not do it hat way. Elon Musk got his start with PayPal, revolutionizing payment systems, I can totally see him revolutionizing insurance too. You buy a car, you have to subscribe to their insurance plan too. Why haven't they done this already?

Because the insurance companies have big muscle and you know they'll use it. I can see all maintenance being done at company approved locations, with secret proprietary software through factory sealed ports.

John Deere is doing it...
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As an organization representing 2.5 million California agriculture jobs, the California Farm Bureau gave up the right to purchase repair parts without going through a dealer. Farmers can’t change engine settings, can’t retrofit old equipment with new features, and can’t modify their tractors to meet new environmental standards on their own.
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Griff 05-03-2019 06:54 AM

You mean the same Deere and Co that paid an effective tax rate of -12% last year?

Carruthers 05-03-2019 09:06 AM

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Does time hang heavy on your hands?

Do you have a few hundred square feet of garage or workshop space and £50,000 ($65,000) in loose change down the back of the settee?

You do? Then here's the project for you...

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One careful owner?

A classic Le Mans racing car once owned by a Battle of Britain pilot has gone on sale in bits for £45,000-£55,000.
The 1959 Lotus Elite was bought new by Flt Lt James Richard “Dickie” Stoop, a motoring enthusiast and accomplished racing driver.
He entered the Lotus in the famous 24-hour race just 11 days after purchasing it.
A word to the wise. You won't find a Haynes Manual for this model.

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Diaphone Jim 05-03-2019 11:53 AM

"John Deere is doing it..."

When I first read that the computer in your new multi-thousand dollar John Deere tractor still belongs to John Deere, I couldn't believe it.
I still can't.

Griff 05-03-2019 12:35 PM

Corporations are like people only more important and better represented:yelgreedy.

Gravdigr 05-03-2019 01:34 PM

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Too much? Nah:

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Thirsty and in a hurry...

lumberjim 05-03-2019 04:57 PM

I want my car insurance to be like my HSA health insurance

Happy Monkey 05-04-2019 10:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Happy Monkey (Post 1031707)
I can see it being a group policy managed by the car company, but the car is constantly watching you to see if you violate their EULA.

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Originally Posted by glatt (Post 1031708)
They would be stupid to not do it hat way. Elon Musk got his start with PayPal, revolutionizing payment systems, I can totally see him revolutionizing insurance too. You buy a car, you have to subscribe to their insurance plan too. Why haven't they done this already?

Warren Buffett is not a fan of the idea. Musk is.


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Originally Posted by Warren Buffett
“It’s not an easy business,” Buffett told shareholders at the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting. “The success of the auto companies getting into the insurance business is probably as likely as the success of the insurance companies getting into the auto business.”


xoxoxoBruce 05-04-2019 11:47 PM

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Elon's grandma...

Gravdigr 05-06-2019 11:52 AM

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So, ya wanted one of them 426 Hellephant crate motors from Mopar, did ya?

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Yeah, no. The 1,000 hp, 950 lb-ft of torque monster sold out in 48 hrs.

At $29,995 per.

xoxoxoBruce 05-08-2019 12:30 AM

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So that's how to get to that bolt. :smack:

xoxoxoBruce 05-11-2019 05:07 AM

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Smokey made them sing...

xoxoxoBruce 05-11-2019 10:04 AM

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Somebody is tuckered out, but they have a couple million for R&R.

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I wonder what happened to the Corvair to warrant three cones of shame?

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Gravdigr 05-11-2019 10:46 AM

A couple months ago I watched a Jay Leno's Garage featuring a Yenko Corvair. It was pretty interesting.


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