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Posts Tagged ‘Mercedes’
Mercedes Benz, Mercedes Benz, Range Rover – Three Bad Drivers in the News – Local, Regional, NationalFriday, October 11th, 2013
1. Jennie Zhu, Pine and Gough. Here’s the update on this one. Her lawyer says that his client isn’t talking, even to him. Compare this gambit with how he handled a recent first-degree murder case in town a couple years ago – the lawyer simply didn’t give an opening statement. You know what that means? It means that it’s up to the District Attorney to prove what happened with the evidence that his office has.
Is the best defense no defense? Maybe. IDK.
2. Meghan Anee Zato, Oakland. Oh Lord: “Police said she made a U-turn on 14th Street before driving down the wrong side of the street at the group.” Now there’s your problem right there. It doesn’t really matter who was part of which group.
Is the best defense this?
“What do we do in Oakland? Do we keep our mouth shut and allow this to go on?” he asked. “I guess we just keep our mouth shut and give Oakland over to graffiti vandals.”
No it is not. Decidedly.
3. Alexian Xian, NYC. So, yes, that guy on the motorcycle was being an asshole when he braked right in front of Alexian, but once you’re stopped, you gotta stay stopped or go backwards. You don’t go forward and paralyze somebody. Yes, even if Motorcycle Critical Mass is going on all around you.
Now, if Alexian had driven over people near the end of this incident instead of the beginning, then things might be different, he might have a defense.
So, is the best defense saying that Alexian “could not have done anything differently?” Well, if there was a chance of that being true, then maybe. But IRL, the answer is no.
An Oldie But a Goodie: The Store Formerly Known as “T&A Market” on Market Outlasts an Actual T&A Market Next DoorFriday, June 14th, 2013
And this is how things are today in 2013:
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You gotta figure the world-famous Market Street Cinema isn’t coming back anytime soon considering its URL has been sold off.
And I worry.
I worry about Mercedes, Porsche, Lexus, and Ferrari, among others.
How will they pay for business school now?
(between Jones St & Golden Gate Ave)
San Francisco, CA 94103
What we found out was, as long as you drop a lot of cash, ANYTHING goes in this place. ANYTHING. Once you’re in the “Members Only Lounge”, it’s a whole new world. Yup, Chris Rock obviously had never been to Market Street Cinema, because…yeah. Even the stripper was real with us, she was like, “You can call this a whorehouse, or a party house, or whatever, but guys come in here and spend thousands of dollars, so, we’re still here.” I doesn’t get more real than that.
Let’s take a look up Bush Street from Sansome to see what it’s like during the evening drive.
It can start pretty early – look at the shadows:
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It’s not gridlock, but it’s very slow. Drivers make it one or two car lengths per light cycle.
Starting on Bush to get to 1st Street to get to the coveted Bay Bridge on-ramp can take more than a half-hour.
Now what some people in this situation do is say this is ridiculous and then find another way to the bridge. They substitute
Others just stew in their rides – some of these people enjoy honking, you know, as an outlet.
And there’s yet another option.
You can just use the little-used left turn lane after Montgomery and then, and this is key, go straight through the intersection at Sansome to use the BUS TAXI ONLY lane to pass all those su
Now it seems that drivers would get ticketed for this maneuver, but I’ve never seen it happen.
(Cops hate traffic more than you do, so they never hang out here. Come to think of it, I don’t see too many buses or taxis using this special lane either. And I don’t think any forward-facing cameras on any SFMTA vehicle can get you neither)
Of course, then you gotta make it another four arduous blocks to the bridge, oh well.
But otherwise, this is the perfect crime.
Old Mercedes Benzes Never Die, They Just Go To the Western Addition – Introducing the New Mexico Mercedes MilitiaFriday, May 24th, 2013
Let’s see here, we’ve got a G-Wagen, another G-Wagen, A W123 and another W123
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I know there’s something going on, but I don’t know what it is.
Here’s One Problem, Just One Problem, With Tesla Motors’ Buyback Scheme: High Mercedes S Class DepreciationTuesday, April 2nd, 2013
Here’s the news of the day:
“Working with some of the largest and most respected banks in the country, Tesla has been able to create a financing product that combines the surety and comfort of ownership with all the advantages of a traditional lease.
US Bank and Wells Fargo will provide 10% down financing assuming a good credit rating, and the down payment is covered or more than covered by US Federal and state tax credits ranging from $7,500 to $15,000. New Jersey, Washington and DC also have no sales tax for electric vehicles. These advantages are not available when leasing.
After 36 months, you have the right, but not the obligation to sell your Model S to Tesla for the same residual value percentage as the iconic Mercedes S Class, one of the finest premium sedans in the world, made by Daimler (also a Tesla partner and investor).
Not only is Tesla guaranteeing that resale value, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk is personally standing behind that guarantee to give customers absolute peace of mind about the value of the asset they are purchasing.
We also encourage you to think about Model S ownership in terms of true out of pocket cost. When considering the savings from using electricity instead of gasoline, depreciation benefits, and other factors, buyers will save hundreds of dollars per month compared to owning a gasoline powered car.”
The problem with this, or rather, one of the problems with this, is that Mercedes Benz S-Class cars have horrible resale value.
So if Elon Musk really wants to put his money where his mouth is, why doesn’t he use cars more desirable and practical for the residual value percentage guarantee?
How about the Nissan Versa or Honda Fit?
The World’s Slowest Two-Seat Sports Car Spotted in the Richmond: Mercedes Benz 230SL W113 Pagoda RoofWednesday, March 27th, 2013
Here it is:
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Hey CW Nevius! Perhaps Mercedes-Owning John Scannell is Just a Bad Driver? The Perils of Alternative PleadingThursday, January 24th, 2013
You see, Nevius, you can’t rely on people “swearing” that they’re not bad drivers.
Are you stupid or something, CW Nevius?
So yes, Mr. Failed Water Taxi Service was on the receiving end of an overreaction.
But that doesn’t mean he’s not a bad driver.
Do you really think you’re helping people when you put their names in the papah?
The boyfriend of Elaine, CW “Putty” Nevius: