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Old July 5 2012, 07:16 AM   #31
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Re: The Future of Automobiles...

"Idiot-centric" driver aids make the roads safer for everybody, and not everybody likes sports chassis.

You gotta think about the general public when building cars (or indeed any product).
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Old July 5 2012, 08:44 PM   #32
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No electric cars or cars loaded with pointless distractions/idiot-centric driver aids for me, thanks. Give me a roaring V8, a nice light chassis, and suspension that puts function over comfort, and I'm happy.

What to you class as a pointless driver aids just out of interest?
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Old July 6 2012, 03:19 AM   #33
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At least by centralizing where the "power" is produced you can improve the clean efficiency through economies of scale in the short term and by replacing dirty plants with clean in the long term. Or would you rather just keep millions of ICE's on the road?
But thats just it. What defines "clean" power? And yes i would rather keep my super clean ICE.
Another big fan of the ICE here.
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Old July 7 2012, 05:40 AM   #34
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We'll see in the future what Detroit and Germany has for us won't we?
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Old July 8 2012, 08:28 PM   #35
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Re: The Future of Automobiles...

Sorry a bit late to the party, but the problem solver was first proposed in 1958..

http://www.damninteresting.com/the-atomic-automobile/


http://www.strangecosmos.com/images/content/177665.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Nucleon
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Old July 17 2012, 10:55 PM   #36
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Besides, there's no such thing as a stick shift in a hybrid or pure electric vehicle.
Ahem.
Well, slap my ass and call me Sally!

It's a nice looking car as well.

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. . . Adding another car to the "Pretty Car List", the Mercedes CLS-class. Sexy car.
I love the Mercedes CLS series. Very sleek and swoopy, like a dolphin on wheels.
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Old July 21 2012, 01:16 AM   #37
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The Tesla is quite pricey for the average consumer, but I will say that I am a huge fan of the Chevy Volt, much to the chagrin of my family and friends. The Volt is also a bit pricey for what it is, admittedly, but it's cheaper than a Tesla. If I could afford a Volt right now, I'd buy one. I'm actually planning to test-drive one (a Volt) in the near future, for the purposes of doing a review of it on my Facebook page. When I write my review, I'll also post it on this site.
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Old July 22 2012, 06:32 PM   #38
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The Tesla is quite pricey for the average consumer, but I will say that I am a huge fan of the Chevy Volt, much to the chagrin of my family and friends. The Volt is also a bit pricey for what it is, admittedly, but it's cheaper than a Tesla. If I could afford a Volt right now, I'd buy one. I'm actually planning to test-drive one (a Volt) in the near future, for the purposes of doing a review of it on my Facebook page. When I write my review, I'll also post it on this site.

I've always wanted to try something like that!
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