General Car Discussion

Discussion in 'Automotive' started by HadACoolName, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. Mullethead

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    Well, this is quite a uncanny resemblance.
     
  2. gdfastner

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    Oh HELL YEAH.
     
  3. rottenfitzy

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    That, well, y’know, might be..... intentional?

    Looks gorgeous though, and I didn’t think I’d say that about a taxi.
     
  4. aljowen

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    They have been making them since 2017, its the current generation London Taxi. They are electric with range extenders. So there is a 1.5l I3 engine that charges the batteries if required, then the drivetrain is full electric. LEVC is owned by Geely, so a fair amount of the interior is ripped out of the Volvo parts bin, which for the drivers is probably a good thing.

    I didn't know that they were going to be releasing a van version though. I can imagine them being a pretty good choice for inner city deliveries.
     
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  5. Mullethead

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    Yeah, that was the joke. Obviously they would have to take inspiration from something recognizable.
     
  6. SixSixSevenSeven

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    Was literally methanol if I recall
     
  7. 98crownvic

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    I was gonna pull a “come on guys, get back on topic” but then I realized that this was just “general car discussion.”
    I guess I should be avoided like the plague due to the fact that I love to bike and also have an interest in electric cars. Oh well.
     
  8. gdfastner

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    I take it back NO I CAN'T DON'T CALL THE COPS.
     
  9. PriusRepellent

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    Too late.
    jk

    OT: Debating on getting a Mini Cooper eventually...
     
  10. rottenfitzy

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    Best value is an S hartop with a stick.
     
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  11. PriusRepellent

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    That happens to be the one I want too. A stick shift car of that size sounds like a lot of fun to me, and I love the styling on them.
     
  12. rottenfitzy

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    Plus, with the S models, you don’t have to deal with a 3 banger.
     
  13. Alex_Farmer557

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    car show that got rained out is rescheduled to 28th september
     
  14. ManfredE3

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    I just watched a video on the Gambler 500 and I was shocked at the cars being driven. Where I live (other side of the country from the Gambler 500), you can't get a car in any condition, even being parted out, for under $1500 (with the exception of COPART auctions). If you want something that runs and passes emissions/inspection, you'll be lucky to get anything for under $4k or so. Expect for an early 2000's Land Rovers. Those go for about $3k on average, nobody wants them here.

    Seeing these cars got me thinking of how in the world they are street legal. Which reminded me of something I find really weird about emissions regulations here in the US. When I was looking for my first car, I found a beautiful 1997 Jeep XJ sport. 2 door, manual transmission, decent mileage 4.0 i6. It was in the next state over, I went up to see it as soon as I had the time and fell in love. Engine started right up, manual transmission worked beautifully. I wanted that car, and it was way cheaper than anything I could've gotten locally (Jeep XJ was my dream car, can't touch those in running condition for less than $12k here with the options that one had. That one was only a couple hundred). However, I didn't buy it because the car would not pass emissions (Hence why it was so cheap), even though the engine ran fine. So I bought a 2005 WK, which when I bought it only got 6mpg (got it up to 12mpg now, yay me). There's no way that little XJ would've been less efficient, and the exhaust visually wasn't any worse than my WK. Yet my WK passes emissions, and the XJ wouldn't. So now I am stuck with luxurious heated leather seats, a sun roof, Chrysler Uconnect, and a better sounding exhaust than any of my friends in their stupid minivans and late 90's Japanese economy cars. Except for the kid who got a brand new convertible Mustang 5.0 back when we were in Highschool. His car sounds better than mine. Geez I wish my car had the HEMI instead of the 4.7L...

    While I'm talking about my Jeep, I just want to mention how much I hate the stock wheels this thing got. They are so small for the size of the car. The previous owner of my car took in on the beach often, so she got what I assume are the largest tires she was able to get on it without doing any suspension work. Tires rub at full lock, but they look awesome compared to factory. Also, she blacked out the trim and the rims, which looks very nice. I do love this car, too bad the nearest legal place to off road is a 8 hour drive away. Around here it is a $3k fine plus your car will be impounded.
     
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  15. Alex_Farmer557

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    i take it you're in CA if emissions is a big issue
     
  16. ManfredE3

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    Northeast
     
  17. JBatic

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    I buy over 25 years old only, my 89 Bronco has no cats and I plan on seeing what else I can remove soon
    I live in Connecticut
     
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  18. Harkin Labs Gaming

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    In Florida, pretty much anything with wheels and a VIN can and will be registered. The police don't seem to care if you only have 1/2 of a car held together with duct tape.
     
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  19. rottenfitzy

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    Judging by the “Florida Man” titles, it doesn’t seem like they car about much of anything.

    (entirely meant as a joke, I’m sure they’re pretty strict.)
     
  20. ManfredE3

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    I love older SUV's in general. When I was car shopping this time last year there was a beautiful 90's Isuzu with a manual in Connecticut (which is where the aforementioned XJ was).

    The trouble is I already own two speedboats, so my parents would've killed me if I brought home a third 1980's project vehicle

    (Boats are a 17' 1985 Charger DL with a Jackplate, nosecone, and a prop worth more than my Jeep and a 1987 24' Seebold Eagle)
     
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