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Aug 5th 2008 11:02AM Brian M., I'm 5'10", and 160lb, so I don't exactly fall into the 'small' category, nor do I fall into the 'larger traveler' category. I understand that with the 'pay by weight' fare structure, some people would pay more for airfare than I do, but I also understand that some people would pay less for airfare than I do. I also realize that the 'pay by the pound' structure, while it doesn't seem fair, treats people as if they were cargo, you must be missing something if you don't think the airlines already look at you as cargo. The reason I think the 'pay by the pound' method is fair is because I don't think my fare should subsidize anyone else's airfare, nor should anyone else's airfare, subsidize mine. It costs more to move a heavier package, than a lighter one (and as I said before, that's all the airlines see us as - packages that happen to eat, and breathe), therefore we should pay accordingly. Should I end up overweight one day, I will deal with it, and not blame society for not accomodating.
Aug 5th 2008 9:22AM I would love to see airlines base airfares on passenger weight, in fact, I'd be among the first to book a flight in this manner. This is a great idea, and I believe the airlines should embrace it. There's no way it costs the same to transport a heavy traveler, as it is to transports a lighter traveler. Look at UPS, and FedEx, they charge different rates for different package sizes, why can't airlines?
Apr 30th 2008 12:23PM You sir, are in the minority. You have a large truck, and use it as necessary, not on a daily basis, in order to overcompensate for a phallic definiciency like so many others out there who drive their trucks, and SUV's to show off. I commend you for driving vehicles that suit your needs at that particular time. I wish more people were like you.
Apr 24th 2008 3:14PM Ooh - what a cute car. I want one!
Apr 10th 2008 8:45AM After looking at the link to the page(s) of the build process, you can tell that the engine transplant was well executed, and not just a weekend hack job. Very well done.
Apr 10th 2008 8:32AM That really doesn't look too bad. Would be fun to own this one.
Apr 8th 2008 8:46AM Can't be long before one of you idiots comes up with 'That'll buff right out'.
Mar 27th 2008 9:28AM The EV1 was a great car, though a little too far ahead for its time. The range was too short, and while we only drive to and from work in many cases, we do need the flexibility to make errands, and side trips, which is often the case for many people after work, we're also living further away from work. There was not a sufficient charging infrastructure, while you could find places to charge, they weren't readily available. The car was also not production-ready. Many of them were built with parts which were made on an as needed basis, GM lost money on these cars, and to sell them would have put them out of the price range many people would have been willing to pay for a car of that type/size/etc.
Mar 25th 2008 4:14PM Police departments use confiscated vehicles to show the public what could happen to their vehicles if they are caught dealing, using, what have you. It's meant as a deterent. A good number of forfeited vehicles ARE auctioned off, while the higher profile ones make a bigger statement, especially when emblazoned with "THIS VEHICLE COURTESY OF YOUR LOCAL DRUG DEALER", or "DRUG FORFEITURE".