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    1. I've never driven a CVT that I'd prefer over an...

      I've never driven a CVT that I'd prefer over an automatic, DSG, or manual. That's just my opinion.

      You can't get a FWD or CVT A7 in the US, but I'm sure it's available in Europe.
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      http://www.carthrottle.com/exploding-batteries-cau...

      http://www.carthrottle.com/exploding-batteries-caused-the-honda-nsx-nurburgring-fire/
    3. CVT Audis are absolutely dreadful. ...

      CVT Audis are absolutely dreadful.

      https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-G84uzvuoXdQ/UlR4gOqQrEI/AAAAAAAAABY/Ztgvfxhzi18/s288/grumpy-cat-hates-easter-good-dogs-1366980895.jpg
    4. I don't think anyone is expecting widespread...

      I don't think anyone is expecting widespread diesel acceptance in the mainstream market.
    5. Running lean is pretty standard practice these...

      Running lean is pretty standard practice these days. The stock tune on my S4 targets stoich pretty much all the time.

      I have no idea what oil they specify for their turbo engines.
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      No, it's a legit point. I've broken 2 drive...

      No, it's a legit point. I've broken 2 drive axles too over the years. Some things you just accept.

      I haven't had many engine issues because my engine was designed for boost in the first place. ...
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      Exactly. You lose any safety buffer when you...

      Exactly. You lose any safety buffer when you push a car like that. If any of those frayed wires were related to something important like a MAF, knock sensor, o2 sensor, injector, fuel pump, etc it...
    8. Wait, don't you make fun of VW owners boasting of...

      Wait, don't you make fun of VW owners boasting of not having trouble with anything less than about a billion miles? :confused:
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      Most of the complaints sounds like the typical...

      Most of the complaints sounds like the typical crap that happens when you double the horsepower a car was designed for - mixed with some bad luck.

      And of course some of that is just shoddy work. ...
    10. Yeah, he's right. Those oil rings can't exert...

      Yeah, he's right. Those oil rings can't exert any tangential load stuck in the pistons like that. That engine will drink oil.
    11. It depends if you're talking a premium vehicle or...

      It depends if you're talking a premium vehicle or mainstream vehicle. Luxury market customers usually don't care as much - and the alternative vehicles they'd be cross shopping would take premium...
    12. Boxer engines inherently use a little more oil,...

      Boxer engines inherently use a little more oil, but it's not that big of a deal. Subaru is having issues with oil rings wearing out which is another issue entirely. Porsche uses better 2 piece oil...
    13. No, but this is. ...

      No, but this is.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5759459-Poll-Turbo-Subaru-Owners-Past-and-Present.-Has-your-engine-blown



      It is? Feel free to present "stats" proving that.
      ...
    14. Some of mine... ...

      Some of mine...


      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI6l9UkBjJ0


      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGpSj6RKaAQ


      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDqM7c56SfI
    15. About a decade ago, my dad bought a new Legacy...

      About a decade ago, my dad bought a new Legacy wagon for my mom. He's an old school gearhead, he keeps on top of things like oil and tire pressure like he should. Out of the blue on a weekly oil...
    16. No, turbo diesel.

      No, turbo diesel.
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      You missed the point. I disagree with your...

      You missed the point. I disagree with your "Electric motors have one moving part and not a lot to go wrong there." statement. Plenty can go wrong. As I said, ask Tesla.

      That doesn't imply...
    18. That's a huge assumption though. I've ended up...

      That's a huge assumption though. I've ended up in situations like that in unfamiliar areas. I think it's usually not intentional.
    19. Why does it matter if he merged in front or...

      Why does it matter if he merged in front or behind? He was already in front of the Explorer so it probably made more sense to merge in front.
    20. By publishing manufacturer supplied 0-60 times. ...

      By publishing manufacturer supplied 0-60 times.

      Both cars are easily in the 4's by US journalists.

      *edit* or by not launching them.
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