And she'd be right because statistically that person would be much better off in their SUV, because drivers of huge modern crossovers and some SUVs actually have the lowest fatality rates out there-virtually zero for many models: http://www.iihs.org/externaldata/srdata/docs/sr4605.pdf
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driver is much more… » 6/17/14 10:41pm 6/17/14 10:41pm

Except GM doesn't have the technology because the whole crux of an affordable electric car is that you have an affordable battery pack that's reliable. It hardly matters that supercapacitors are the future when nobody can produce one even vaguely close to $30,000 let alone an entire car including a supercapacitor. … » 12/18/13 11:47pm 12/18/13 11:47pm

So I am to assume that you're illiterate? Anybody with basic reading skills can figure out the meaning of words by their context, and since you were clearly provided all the context for this exchange only the most dimwitted person would not be able to figure out what it meant. » 5/31/12 6:57pm 5/31/12 6:57pm

Drive like a grandma-I'm up to about 20mpg now (drive a lot of really short hops unfortunately) and unfortunately I don't think my 9 year old car can do much better without the insanely dangerous hypermiler tricks. Oddly this is an improvement over the 14-15mpg I was getting. » 3/23/12 11:40pm 3/23/12 11:40pm

Well, counting taxes you'd probably lose a little more normally but I think if you snag one of the first iPad 3's you could probably dump it at breakeven since it's almost always gonna be in a shortage at launch. Just sold my old iPad 2 for a $130 loss counting taxes (I probably could have gotten a little bit more but… » 2/28/12 10:21pm 2/28/12 10:21pm

Ford hasn't consistently outsold GM in terms of full size trucks...the F-150 nameplate regularly outsells Silverado but that's mostly because GM sells the same truck as a Chevy and as a GMC vehicle. Their sales have always been neck and neck, with one or the other selling slightly better at any given time. » 2/04/12 5:14am 2/04/12 5:14am

I thought Gen 5 Camry's were the FWD death drift car of choice? Seriously like 90% of the insane crap I've seen these guys do have been in Camry's. I always assumed it was because it's fairly easy to throw the tail of a Camry out and send it sideways (I've not quite purposely done this in a 5th gen Camry… » 2/04/12 5:07am 2/04/12 5:07am

Even if that were true (the prius gets really good long distance mileage) the extra cost of diesel fuel vs 87 octane means that they'd still get worse miles per dollar. Diesel is significantly more money where I live so you'd have to get something like 65mpg on the highway for it to break even vs getting 50mpg on 87… » 2/03/12 3:11am 2/03/12 3:11am

Except that doesn't make him a hypocrite-he gave up his beloved V8's, even though he loves them in order to be a better example of a more efficient energy policy. When he was a state senator he didn't really have to think about national energy policy, but when he did formulate a national energy policy he re-aligned… » 2/02/12 3:01am 2/02/12 3:01am

Actually, most modern cars are surprisingly safe and frankly your luck has a lot to do with whether you make it out of this kind of accident alive. If her car had actually fallen off the bridge she'd be as dead as the truck driver but it teetered just right. I've had a bad accident too in a Civic (got hit by a full… » 1/17/12 9:48pm 1/17/12 9:48pm