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December 28, 2012 at 2:16 PM #20409December 28, 2012 at 2:25 PM #756904anParticipant
Talking about Tesla, I went to UTC and swung by the Tesla store to see the car in person. Overheard the sales girl pitching the car to a guy who asked how fast is it. She said, it’s 0-60 in 4.4 seconds. Then he asked how much is it. She said it starts in the $60k. But she forgot to mentioned the $60k model can’t do 0-60 in 4.4 seconds :-D.
What’s even more funny is they have a simulator to see how the car perform in various condition. They advertise 300 miles range, but if you drive during the summer with AC your mileage drop to around 240 miles and in the winter, it drops even lower to 220 miles. They also stop the simulator at 65 MPH. They also say a 400 miles trip would take almost 8 hours instead of your normal 5-6 hours. That’s also assuming you’re driving on flat road instead up a mountain (like on the grapevine).December 29, 2012 at 10:19 AM #756921UCGalParticipant
one of the last single stocks (vs index mutual funds) I bought was AONE. literally money flushed down the toilet.
fortunately it was only 20 shares.
I’m sticking with low expense index funds.December 30, 2012 at 7:34 AM #756930EconProfParticipant
When the government picks winners and losers instead of letting the free market sort it out, it usually gets it wrong. Solyndra, Volt, A123, etc. are only the more publicized examples–there are hundreds more.
Get ready for more of the same–we just voted to double-down on the past four years.December 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM #756944SD RealtorParticipant
Don’t worry it is only our tax dollars at work.
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