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Discussion in 'Automotive' started by HadACoolName, Mar 6, 2015.
Tesla has just updated the model S, I like the new front end, any other thoughts?
(ignore this stupidity)
Quite the opposite, actually.
Oh shit my bad, I read "Model 3" not "Model S". My mistake
General thing that can be observed about GM is when they make a vehicle they focus most of their effort (and therefore money) on one one part or area of the vehicle, usually the engine. Other stuff on the vehicle is there just because it has to be. Modern GM is getting better but compared to other manufactures they still seem to suffer from this problem of quality prioritization to a specific area. It will be interesting to see how the modern age of vehicles hold up after 20 years.
Diesel estate Master Race!
My Mondoodo has a 2L Diesel with a 6 speed manual and an annoying reverse selection method.
My 2000 accord has been one of the most reliable cars I've ever driven. Nearing 180k and the transmission was replaced once under a recall. It might need it again soon though, seems to downshift early and leave gears when I let off the gas.
Watching "Highway Patrol", they spot teens leaning out of the windows of a moving car that's doing 20KM/H over the speed limit. The cops start speeding up to them & one of the cops is going "Get the Commodore! Come on get the Commodore!"
Weirdest bloody Commodore I've ever seen.
We get that show in the UK. (We also get Motorway Patrol, the NZ version)
And, of course, there is no NA I4 or V6 anymore, because wah wah wah environment.
All 3 of Tesla's cars are gorgeous (This is coming from someone who likes modern looks).
I'm approaching 150k on my 1997 Ranger with no real mechanical issues ever really and I beat that truck like a red head step child.
The Grand Marq (130k) would be fine right now had someone not tightened the bolts to much on the intake manifold when they replaced the Thermostat.
pfft, they drive better with the turbo anyway
How is that possible? I have a hard time believing even the latest turbos could respond more quickly than an NA.
And this is coming from someone who doesn't (much). Yet I have to agree with you completely, in particular with the Tesla model s. In my opinion it is simply one of the most beautiful 4 door sedans ever made, nothing about it is off, it just flows perfectly.
To be fair, they've just redone it. I like the new model more, except for the lack of a grill. I know they don't need it but I want my car to have a grill. It gives it a personality almost. It's not a dealbreaker though.
So...uhh, buy a tool set and fix it instead of sitting around complaining?
Learning how to fix cars on your own is one of the best investments you can make. With all of the information available online nowadays, there's no excuse to not to.
Fords have their fair share of problems, too. Pretty much all American cars are poorly built.
The turbos are very small in eco cars. I had to convince the owner of the shop i worked at that a customers 1.8t audi a4 was indeed turbocharged. He had no idea and wouldn't believe me until I insisted I wasn't kidding. They spool very fast due to small size and are not bad to drive at all. He was used to 911 turbos that don't make boost until after 4k. My mother's Volvo hits full boost at 1900rpm. If you want 650whp out of a 1.8....that's a different story. A story involving lag. You also don't need split second throttle response on the street let's be realistic. My engine responds instantly, but I'd take the lag and the midrange anyday.
I said "as fast". Remember, I'm the kind of person who still hate the BMW E39 for initiating the extinction of cable-actuated throttles. Even if they do spool very quickly, is it still as quick as an NA?