Oh yes how could a company that specializes in high-tech, high-design consumer products ever adapt their high-complexity, high-precision development and manufacturing strategies to an industry with a rapid redevelopment cycle and highly brand-loyal customers? » 2/18/15 4:30pm 2/18/15 4:30pm

the i3 makes a carbon monocoque potentially feasible at a mid-40k price point, which makes the torsion issues substantially more controllable. Not sayin' you're wrong as you identified the major flaw that would have to be engineered around, Just sayin' it's not impossible. » 2/13/15 11:50pm 2/13/15 11:50pm

Quality engineering. The technology that goes into making a car correctly is so astoundingly advanced that we can make cars more complicated than the space shuttle as reliable as a refrigerator. This new car-as-appliance paradigm has drastically shifted the common customer's knowledge and expectations from a vehicle. » 2/12/15 11:45am 2/12/15 11:45am

I want this to not be too good to be true. I'm not even concerned about the reliability of these stock—I DD an E39 M5 and have already gone through VANOS issues and the dreaded "never ending stutter chase" and with an OBD scanner, youtube, forums, and a BMW CCA parts discount I've concluded the horror stories… » 1/25/15 1:48pm 1/25/15 1:48pm