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#161 thundergun

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 09:40 AM

^ Just a matter of time. Once Dockside Green and Bayview get built out this property will be too valuable for a luxury parking lot.


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#162 Nparker

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 09:56 AM

...Once Dockside Green and Bayview get built out this property will be too valuable for a luxury parking lot.

So sometime in the early 22nd century then.



#163 Gary H

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 11:03 AM

It's also possible they'll use Harbour Rd. to unload new vehicles once the lot is finished.

 

On a related note, that old building had quite a substantial basement.  I wonder if they are going to incorporate into the new design or just bury it?

 

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#164 Linear Thinker

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 11:24 AM

RE reusing the basement,

The current BMW site did that.

Basically used the existing footprint/slab then built the new building on top of that.

 

I could be wrong but I believe this made it a renovation as opposed to a new building.

Potentially avoiding issues like setback variances, contaminated soil below slab grade, etc?


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#165 Gary H

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 01:38 PM

It now appears that the entire basement foundation and slab are being removed.  They've also removed the white siding from the other building.

 

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#166 laconic

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 02:39 PM

How about the center of the road instead?

 

 

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#167 Gary H

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 02:42 PM

Laconic, you beat me to it, another "classic" delivery.  Not much gets past our watchful eyes.   :lol:

 

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#168 LJ

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 07:10 PM

You guys live together?


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#169 Gary H

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 07:35 PM

Same side of the building, different floors.



#170 Coreyburger

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 09:50 PM

Centre of the road is better for other road users, worse for employees (as they have to cross a roadway).

#171 rjag

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 09:58 PM

Just closed a deal there today, parking for clients even sucks.
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Posted 18 June 2016 - 10:48 PM

Laconic, you beat me to it, another "classic" delivery.  Not much gets past our watchful eyes.   :lol:


Considering the risk the truck driver is exposing himself to, there's got to be a logical explanation as to why these trucks park on the road.
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#173 Mike K.

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 05:43 AM

Meanwhile Tyee Road behind the dealership had never been so empty.

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#174 MarkoJ

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 08:37 AM

I am really surprised dealerships are investing so much in land and improvements.  I bought my BMW 435i from a dealer in Vancouver (BMW Victoria was not competitive on price at the time) and my Tesla I ordered online exactly how I wanted it, paid my deposit with PayPal and a month later I picked up my new car.  Talk about no hassle, no pressure, no bs.  

 

10x better experience with the Tesla way of doing things. I am hoping in the future I'll be able to order all my cars online but if I have to go through a dealership again to purchase it will be painful.  Can't stand the big showroom and cheesy sales approach 99% of dealerships use...."take a seat while I go get the best price from the manager."  Huge waste of time.


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#175 LJ

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 07:09 PM

^But apparently Tesla is losing about 15K on each sale, so that is not exactly a sustainable model.


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#176 dasmo

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 09:16 PM

"The margins on the Tesla Model S are some of the best across the entire auto industry. The Model S is unequivocally profitable. It’s not even up for debate."

http://bgr.com/2015/...s-profits-4000/

#177 LJ

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 07:24 PM

Not according to Bob Lutz

 

http://www.roadandtr...bob-lutz-tesla/


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#178 dasmo

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 09:48 PM

It must be hard for him watching the model 3 get a half million pre orders with his Volt only selling just over 100 thousand in five years. No wonder he thought the EV market was week. He made a poor design....

#179 RFS

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 11:28 PM

The new volt however looks pretty awesome and has received great review
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Posted 21 June 2016 - 07:22 AM

Not according to Bob Lutz

 

http://www.roadandtr...bob-lutz-tesla/

 

 

"The margins on the Tesla Model S are some of the best across the entire auto industry. The Model S is unequivocally profitable. It’s not even up for debate."

http://bgr.com/2015/...s-profits-4000/

 

Dasmo's link refutes LJ's link directly. I'd be surprised if the Model S is losing money directly at this point.

 

LJ's link also brings up Tesla's factory store model. I disagree with the premise that it's too expensive for Tesla to follow that model. I think the way cars are sold needs to evolve. Really, the only thing you need physical access for is to get your hands on and butt in the seat of a car. The rest of what a dealership does isn't necessary. Service and repair can be done by certified shops.


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