The problem with resorting to historical claims is that most parts of the world have been controlled by multiple powers over the years; you can't just pick a random one.
Crimea was controlled by the Ottoman empire much longer than it was controlled by the precursors of today's Russia; surely it rightly belongs to… »
Relative to the workload, F1 teams often seem to have very shiny new trucks - it's all part of the image. »
But we already have a much larger section of the car market which is full of "posers" in this sense; folk who buy a stock Discovery (or Jeep or whatever) even though they will never tackle terrain more challenging than a 5 inch kerb.
Land Rover are already neck-deep in this problem, if you see it as a problem (they… »
Not sure how to design a better car? Uncertain how to satisfy customers? Desperate to "find your own lane" without actually making any difficult decisions for yourself? The solution is easy! Let's just follow last year's buzzwords and fashions!
* Not really sure what to do with the interior, just… »
It's a good idea. Not totally new, but it's a good idea and it's a shame it doesn't get more traction.
I usually keep a bike in the back of my daily driver - it's handy for short trips, especially when parking or traffic are tough, or if I need to leave my car elsewhere for some reason. »
It looks to be so luxurious I feel like I'm devaluing the very concept of luxury by just standing outside of it, my contamination only protected by a thin pane of glass.»
Emirates has a business to run. Contrary to popular belief, businesses do not succeed by writing lots of blank cheques. »
A few hundred dollars for a flight? Count yourselves lucky. I just paid $5500 for flights, so my wife and I could spend christmas with the inlaws. No, that's not business class, it's the cheapest tickets I could get over the christmas/new year peak season...
Supply and demand. »
It's a little more than a "trim level" if it has a different body, too.
Maybach is a valuable brand. Last time around, they positioned it at the top of the hierarchy, presenting Maybach like a separate carmaker, with an M where the three-pointed star used to be. Now they've moved it much further down the hierarchy; now… »
Well, if we're going to make this about ethics - and arguments on the internet should never be about ethics - then lying is probably a Bad Thing. Specifically, a coordinated and intentional pack of lies to prevent other people enjoying a public resource which you currently have to yourself is a Bad Thing. »
A cheap classic car isn't an investment; it's a hobby. The purchase price is just the start. You'll be spending lots of weekends, and lots of money, on its care and feeding. Be realistic about this.
Anyway. Earlier this week, I bid on this: »
It's fine, as long as you know your limits. I went on a rally with my dad when he was 78, and I daresay Jenner is much fitter. »
If Ferrari lacks the economies of scale that are necessary in the modern car industry, then being bought by a larger and more successful business is not necessarily a danger. »