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    1. I just got a letter from VW extending the...

      I just got a letter from VW extending the warranty for High Pressure Fuel Pump for certain 2009-2012 Model Year VW TDI to 10 years or 120,000 miles

      if

      your vehicle has a VW approved misfueling...
    2. The self-driving car software already is better...

      The self-driving car software already is better than the average driver, even in all the situations you describe. That's a really low bar. The average sucks. But there are below-average drivers out...
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      From long ago, the Earth Summit bus. ...

      From long ago, the Earth Summit bus.

      http://downloads.unmultimedia.org/photo/medium/282/282326.jpg

      And who could forget the Ozone bus?
      ...
    4. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thum...

      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/43/Nacimiento_Bench_view_of_Pacific_Ocean.jpg/450px-Nacimiento_Bench_view_of_Pacific_Ocean.jpg...
    5. If they really wanted to be fair, both to owners...

      If they really wanted to be fair, both to owners of classic cars and to the public, the paperwork would be less, the fee would be every year, and no repairs needed. Just buy your way out. Also for...
    6. What a weird dataset! Golf Mk VI is too new to...

      What a weird dataset!

      Golf Mk VI is too new to be on the charts, but VW Rabbit is more reliable than Honda Accord or Civic. Best VW model is Eos, vs best Honda being the Ridgeline. VW Golf is kind...
    7. We discussed when the last non-hybrid car would...

      We discussed when the last non-hybrid car would be manufactured in engineering school one evening...




      in 1974.
    8. For such a recent used car, you just pay CA sales...

      For such a recent used car, you just pay CA sales tax and registration and you are done.

      https://www.boe.ca.gov/sutax/faqtrans.htm
    9. I see the (current generation) Beetle more than I...

      I see the (current generation) Beetle more than I see Chevy Malibu. It is popular here, especially the more loaded convertibles. A Dune would be a good thing, but FWD might be an obstacle....
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      Oil drain plug washer

      The oil drain plug washer gave out on my car. The oil pressure sensor went on and a puddle of oil appeared under the car. I had it towed.

      http://www.worldimpex.com/assets/partimages/038555.jpg
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    11. I get 2.75 seconds if I neglect air resistance.

      I get 2.75 seconds if I neglect air resistance.
    12. I haven't seen one in real life, but I was at a...

      I haven't seen one in real life, but I was at a car show and I saw someone with plans for a "woody" new beetle. It looked pretty good.

      http://www.return2roswell.org/images/woody.jpg
    13. 19 miles is about right, maybe too much. Most...

      19 miles is about right, maybe too much. Most trips are less, so you're carrying too much battery, which wastes energy. I'll bet the sweet spot is about 9 miles. The idea is to do short trips on pure...
    14. Poll: CRV should come with an Accord sport kind of...

      CRV should come with an Accord sport kind of package. Magic seats from the Fit would make it more practical. Fuel economy needs a makeover.

      How does Consumer Reports rate the VW as more...
    15. California rules are stupid. They should make you...

      California rules are stupid. They should make you pass smog. They should hold you to 2015 standards because that is the year you built the car, but they should not hold you up because parts don't...
    16. In 2035, how easy will it be to get gas? I...

      In 2035, how easy will it be to get gas?

      I predict Tesla is a better bet to still be driving around.
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      All the wireless parts of the system now are...

      All the wireless parts of the system now are vulnerable. Remote entry systems are very simple. Hacks for them have been around for years. But it's so easy to physically break into cars that the...
    18. Toyota Prius, except they don't come in manual....

      Toyota Prius, except they don't come in manual. With the price of gas today, you'll get a smokin' deal.

      Two years from now, when gas is back or even higher than before, sell it.
      ...
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      VW doesn't really have the infrastructure to...

      VW doesn't really have the infrastructure to actually build to order.

      In the past, if you build to order and contact a dealer, you get to have a salesman look at your order and then search...
    20. Poll: https://ponomusic.force.com/resource/1412982071000...

      https://ponomusic.force.com/resource/1412982071000/ProductImages/Pono_Music_Player_Black_04.jpg

      Aux input.
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