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    1. Stuff like this is why it's unwise to badmouth...

      Stuff like this is why it's unwise to badmouth one's competitors; there can be skeletons in the closet even if you don't know they're there yet ...
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      I betcha the Tesla Model 3 will be delayed by...

      I betcha the Tesla Model 3 will be delayed by more than what the Bolt is delayed!

      (customer of mine is going to be building parts for the Bolt ... the delay isn't because of us ...)
    3. A loooong time ago. 1990s, if not before. We...

      A loooong time ago. 1990s, if not before.

      We are talking about emission standards that the original vehicle manufacturer must conform to, not periodic inspections afterward.

      I have 5...
    4. Poll: None. Although I've worn a few vehicles out to...

      None. Although I've worn a few vehicles out to the point that their next stop was the junkyard, which wrecked them ...
    5. Cost. Stamping steel sheet metal is an...

      Cost. Stamping steel sheet metal is an inexpensive process.

      Panel fitment. Plastic tends to distort and it's hard to maintain consistent panel gaps.

      A steel outer skin can contribute to the...
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      Transit wasn't out when I bought my ProMaster,...

      Transit wasn't out when I bought my ProMaster, but the decision wouldn't have changed. The front-drive layout of the ProMaster allows a lower cargo load floor and that makes it easier to get...
    7. My dad was very close to the situation you...

      My dad was very close to the situation you describe.

      In WWII-era Denmark (which had been invaded by Germany early on and stayed under occupation until the end), few people had cars, and my dad...
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      Main reason I didn't want a Sprinter is the...

      Main reason I didn't want a Sprinter is the number of rust spots on any Sprinter more than a couple of years old in this area.

      I'm two years into the ProMaster and it looks like new.
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      The Pentastar is an excellent engine. The main...

      The Pentastar is an excellent engine. The main "issue" - if you want to call it that - is the archaic 62TE 6-speed automatic that it is attached to. It's geared as tall as they can for economy, but...
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      Haha, I'm here. I just came back from Mosport...

      Haha, I'm here. I just came back from Mosport (err, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park) with my race bike in the van.

      The van has been great. It has around 26,000 km on it now, almost all of which...
    11. It will take months. There's no way in Ontario...

      It will take months. There's no way in Ontario for an obviously dumb charge to be revoked without the person going through the legal process. The cops can't just withdraw it (actually, it's possible...
    12. Front wheel drive was a big point of discussion...

      Front wheel drive was a big point of discussion when the Ram ProMaster van showed up here (although it is the same as a Fiat Ducato, which has been a front-wheel-drive van since its first generation...
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      I just bought a left-over, but still new, 2015...

      I just bought a left-over, but still new, 2015 cabrio, Lounge (loaded) with manual transmission, for thousands off MSRP. Evidently nobody except me wants something top trim level with manual...
    14. Thread: Renault 5

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      They were interesting cars. They had an odd...

      They were interesting cars. They had an odd drivetrain layout inherited from the Renault 4, which itself used more-or-less the rear-engine drivetrain from the 8/10 shoved to the front of the car. The...
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      The warranty on the "Fix" is already in the...

      The warranty on the "Fix" is already in the consent decree. 48,000 miles / 4 years after the fix is installed or to 120,000 miles (forgot how many years) since the car was new, which ever comes...
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      That is going to blow some tires and bend some...

      That is going to blow some tires and bend some rims. First time it malfunctions and drops down when it shouldn't, there will be damage claims.
    17. The only ones with much hope of retaining value...

      The only ones with much hope of retaining value are the Buick Grand Nationals, and even there, I have my doubts.

      The rest of them are just unremarkable, tired, outdated, worn-out old cars.
    18. I see where you are from. I know the area. The...

      I see where you are from. I know the area.

      The good: although you get *some* winter, it's nothing compared to ours (Toronto area) and ours is nothing compared to Quebec, some parts of New York...
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      The proposed technical solutions are described in...

      The proposed technical solutions are described in the consent decree. In the case of the gen 1, it is more-or-less a different (presumably bigger with more catalyst area) LNT and different ECU...
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      Serious question. How do they deal with TuV...

      Serious question. How do they deal with TuV inspection?
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