Lieberman Needs Cars
August 31st, 2006 8:19 PM Share
Our West Coast Bureau Chief is one persistent son of a bitch. Every day I get emails or phone calls from Jonny Lieberman asking me to pimp him a ride, preferably a Porsche Turbo or Audi RS4. Since we've cut a deal with The Aston Lawrence Group re: sourcing press cars for our troops, he's… still on my case. But I respect that. Cars are my drug too. If I wasn't so busy answering JL's emails and other equally vital administrative tasks, I'd be sending myself emails asking why I haven't found a ride for… me. Anyway, Jonny rang me up to discuss his MX-5 review, his forthcoming F150 King Ranch review and Frank's ad article. At least it kept him away from his computer for 10 minutes…
Published August 31st, 2006 8:19 PM
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I found the comment about the cheapness of the F-150 interior to be a bit amusing. Obviously, Johnny is a bit clueless to the world of domestic pickup trucks. The interiors have always been cheap. For a long time they were entirely dreadful as well. Case in point, Chevy and GMC pickup interiors from the mid 70's to 1987 just before the redesign in 1988. Cheap interiors are such a permenent fixture in domestic truck culture that it you try to change it too quickly you might send the clientele into shock.
radimus: Wait for my review, but I can quite familiar with "how a truck should be." There is a difference between "no frills" and utter crap.
Jonny my man, I would really like you to do a review of the Tesla "roadster," made by Tesla Motors of San Carlos, California. You might know, but if not, Martin Eberhard is the CEO and a co-founder. I can't recall from my time living in Southern California how far San Carlos is from Los Angeles (city or county). But after reading about this new electric-powered machine - well, not all new, since it rides on a modified Lotus Elise platform - I considered contacting them to see if they could bring one north. I briefly thought about flying down; but there is no way I could make that "pencil out." My hunch is, if you contacted them, Mr. Eberhard would find a way to get one to you. For what it is worth.
Terry, San Carlos is about 30 miles south of San Francisco, or about 370 miles from me. I've contacted them.... stay tuned.