Heh, I'm sure the answer is a NO on that engine. The Beast needs to accelerate faster than a 6.5TD could do with that much weight.
My $1 would be wagered on a custom-built Duramax with a few ECU tuning updates. When you're the President it's like military vehicles: you don't have to care...
The Secret Service and USAF have always pre-positioned fuel supplies for all Presidential overseas trip. I am baffled as to how gasoline could have been put in the fuel tank since the SS should know darn well what fuel it takes and where that fuel was flown in from.
I think the last 5 years of the Galant they just gave up competing in the mid-sized sedan segment. First they scaled back the V-6 engine option, and never upgraded the 4-cylinder engine past about 160 horsepower. Stuck to a 4-speed auto transmission was pretty old technology, and boring to...
There should be no surprises here.
You are getting higher fuel efficiency with your car purchase? Translation: You are sticking it to the tax man by getting more miles per gallon! You must pay!
That's the impetus behind the GPS per-mile taxing experiments. It's great that all those Prius...
Like almost every other vehicle out there, won't these units be available used from salvage yards?
That's up to them to figure it out. If they can't do the math and see a $3,000 transmission swap as a better deal than a $15,000 replacement car, that's their problem.
Yep. I had a hand-me-down 1993 Cutlass Supreme that went past 200,000 miles in our family. I sold it for $800 and it's still running around town without any rust, original engine, original transmission, etc. This one runs great and consistently got 32mpg highway.
Probably the biggest thing that sticks in my mind is the time he told his citizens that they needed to take 3 minute showers to conserve water.
That's right: one of the most oil-rich countries in the Western Hemisphere can't keep the lights on and the water flowing to homes.
I was just throwing the Volvo 240 in there as a joke. It's standard knowledge they last a long time.
GM W-body cars frequently have problems, but they also apparently last a LONG time. I see quite a few of them all over the place.
And the Mitsubishi Endeavor SUV, for whatever reasons, is...
Right, but the government is in control of allowable emissions limits. So the manufacturers have a choice to meet those limits . . . or not sell vehicles.
If manufacturers cannot meet those limits with a manual transmission, that means that option goes away thanks to government regulations.
There is so much computer control over things in engines that all the Engine Control Unit stuff is interfaced with the Transmission Control Unit on modern, computer controlled transmissions. It's a total Powertrain Control Unit that controls everything from throttle butterfly opening (in diesel...
I will wager my $1 that you will NEVER get that option. Manual transmissions in full-size pickups are almost gone and tighter emissions controls means that they will disappear soon.
Ford no longer has a manual-trans option for their Super Duty pickups (both gasoline and diesel)
I live a frugal, low-income lifestyle. Anyone suing me to cover a $100k car is wasting their money: they will quickly find out that I have none and they should use their underinsured coverage to make up what they are owed.
See, this I don't get. I've been told that multiple times, but NO ONE from the bank ever checked.
I bought a new car in 2009 and when signing the paperwork they gave me a slip of paper to sign stating something like: "I agree to furnish proof of Comprehensive Insurance within ___ days...
Yikes! They're a US citizen now. That means they get to vote and complain, pretty simple. I don't know anywhere it is written that naturalized citizens STFU and only natural born citizens get to complain.