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      I had this vehicle's platform-mate as a rental...

      I had this vehicle's platform-mate as a rental ... Chrysler 200, 4-cyl, 9-speed. Didn't mind it at all.
    2. Temporary import just like if you were going on...

      Temporary import just like if you were going on vacation to the other country. It doesn't matter that it isn't running. You will of course need all of the registration/ownership paperwork.

      Any...
    3. Yes, the efficiency would be poor compared to...

      Yes, the efficiency would be poor compared to using a mechanical gear-to-gear transmission.

      Remember, in that locomotive, you can afford having the electric traction motor weighing several tonnes...
    4. Useless article full of opinions. I don't...

      Useless article full of opinions.

      I don't think the Camaro's styling has aged badly. I never cared for certain aspects of it from day one, but that hasn't changed. Car looks fine, just can't see...
    5. With no battery-storage capacity at all, the...

      With no battery-storage capacity at all, the engine would have to be big enough to handle maximum loading (max acceleration, hill-climbing, etc) and this wipes out the theoretical advantage that...
    6. The problem with undersizing the...

      The problem with undersizing the engine/alternator is what happens when the batteries are discharged and the driver wants to keep driving at a speed that demands more than what the engine/alternator...
    7. What you are describing is called a "series...

      What you are describing is called a "series hybrid". Do some research on the BMW i3. If you buy the "range extender" (optional engine), that engine is connected to a generator (and nothing else), and...
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      As a user who frequently attempts to read said...

      As a user who frequently attempts to read said manual, "Who the heck wrote this?"
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      That is a good idea!

      That is a good idea!
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      Read the "Hurt report" (google it). That crash...

      Read the "Hurt report" (google it). That crash study may date back to around 1980, but the gist of it is still true today.

      Look at the statistics presented in that study and make sure you are not...
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      Today's rental: current-generation Chrysler 200....

      Today's rental: current-generation Chrysler 200. I haven't looked under the hood to see if it is a V6 or 4-banger; I tend to suspect the latter and there's no badging to indicate otherwise. No pics...
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      ... or won't figure out how to turn the feature...

      ... or won't figure out how to turn the feature off.
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      Poll: Van.

      Van.
    14. First part of your sentence describes my car...

      First part of your sentence describes my car (except that it looks like a car that doesn't handle and is just plain slow ... but the average onlooker won't see the suspension bits or notice the...
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      Nowadays, there is little reason to use DCT....

      Nowadays, there is little reason to use DCT. "Normal" automatics are capable of performing as well and being as efficient. See Mazda Skyactiv ... It has a torque converter but it is only used for...
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      The Civic is coming up in Honda's redesign...

      The Civic is coming up in Honda's redesign schedule ...

      ... but the speculation is that the next Civic will be using their new 1.5 turbo engine. What isn't known is whether that will be the only...
    17. Yep. And this is how well-chosen economy cars...

      Yep. And this is how well-chosen economy cars (with the right mods - like better tires) can be so entertaining.



      That's about right ...
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      Yep. Often you can see the sensor that is a bit...

      Yep. Often you can see the sensor that is a bit further back from the intersection in the left-turn lane ... the one that tells the system that traffic is backed up in that lane.
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      I had a cousin of that truck for a long time ......

      I had a cousin of that truck for a long time ... 1984 3/4 ton long box standard cab, 2 wheel drive. 22R carbureted. Absolutely stripped out base model, vinyl bench seat, vinyl on the floor, no power...
    20. I have a car that is widely regarded in the...

      I have a car that is widely regarded in the so-called "enthusiast" press - and often on this site - as a miserable penalty box. Which it mostly is, in stock form with the stock hockey-puck tires and...
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