Sunday, October 20, 2013

WAIT!! That's Diesel!!

This kind of thing used to happen to an ex-girlfriend who used to drive my 2001 Golf TDI quite a bit back in the early to mid 2000's.  Back then, diesel cars were pretty rare in Texas and even rarer up in rural Oklahoma where she drove.  A few times, a well-meaning person would even run over to her and shut the pump off.  

This is a new commercial from Audi for their new TDI cars and it's great!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Eagle Eye Point of View

This isn't car related.  Just a couple of cool videos from a guy who can strap a GoPro camera to his pet eagle for some fantastic flight videos.

Ever wonder what it's like to fly like an eagle?  Now you can find out.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

FLASH! Tesla Has a Flat Tire!!

Exclusive story from Autoblopnik, the premier automotive news and comment blog.  

Bad news for Tesla.  First, one of the 20,000+ Model S's that have been sold so far ran over a piece of metal in the road causing a fire, now another one has suffered a flat tire causing a drastic drop in the price of TSLA stock, ironically during the same week as the totally unrelated Government shutdown.  

The Tesla Model S, CEO Elon Musk's vision of what we should all be driving, seems fundamentally flawed.  It goes only 260 miles on a charge, takes a very long 40 minutes to completely charge up at one of the Superchargers that Tesla is installing across the nation (although it should be noted that there is no charge for the charge), puts auto repair and Jiffy Lubes out of business because it uses no oil of any kind, and takes only 4.2 seconds to go 0-60mph.  Clearly too fast for the average driver of a Ford Focus or Toyota Corolla. 

I guess electric cars aren't all they are cracked up to be. 

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Read all about this breaking story here, then be sure to check out the rest of Autoblopnik (Auto news to obsess over or die) for more great stories.