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      In addition to the extended warranty, there is...

      In addition to the extended warranty, there is also a lemon-law-like escape clause, in the case that your doomsday-like scenario proves to be true.

      IF the proposed fix is approved for the Gen 1...
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      On the topic of bikes ... Vertical-twin engines...

      On the topic of bikes ... Vertical-twin engines inherently have a lot of reciprocating mass to counterbalance.

      Option 1 (conventional): Two counter-rotating balance shafts. Takes up lots of space...
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      How about an unusual cam-drive mechanism. ...

      How about an unusual cam-drive mechanism.

      Modern engines with overhead camshafts use chains or belts to turn the camshaft.

      The two-cylinder NSU Prinz (from the 1950s - 1960s) uses a 1:2 gear...
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      A couple other even more bizarre examples of...

      A couple other even more bizarre examples of multiple-crankshaft engines were already posted in this thread, too.
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      Sure. Junkers-Jumo (from WWII) was another...

      Sure. Junkers-Jumo (from WWII) was another opposed-piston two-stroke, but they used a separate crankshaft at each end instead of the Commer's rocker-arm leading to a single crank arrangement.
      ...
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      And if you think that Commer Knocker reminds you...

      And if you think that Commer Knocker reminds you of a Detroit Diesel two-smoker ... darn right! Sounds almost the same (and pretty awesome IMO)


      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0sLp7wvq60
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      There's some fuss about the Achates...

      There's some fuss about the Achates opposed-piston engine with its supposedly low emissions and high efficiency being put into production.

      I'm skeptical of those claims ... and at least in part,...
    8. "Only the retractable steering wheel and the...

      "Only the retractable steering wheel and the front row of side windows, which cannot be rolled down in the concept, were show gimmicks"

      Well, not quite.

      It's going to need outside rear-view...
    9. Yes. The 10R is eventually going to replace the...

      Yes. The 10R is eventually going to replace the 6R across the board. F150 and Mustang are high-volume models both getting the 10R next year.



      Same transmission ... but the 6R was the same...
    10. Even setting tariffs aside - Few US-built...

      Even setting tariffs aside - Few US-built vehicles are exported to Europe because a good many US-built vehicles are unsuitable for European conditions (too big, typically) and the ones that would be,...
    11. I get what you're saying and by the same token,...

      I get what you're saying and by the same token, accepting Mexico as part of NAFTA may have been premature. Free trade is appropriate between countries that have at least approximate parity in living...
    12. Realistic estimates are that it will be at least...

      Realistic estimates are that it will be at least 2030 before EVs become dominant in the marketplace, and even at that point, there will still be plenty of a market for combustion-engine vehicles....
    13. The hardware is scarcely different from a current...

      The hardware is scarcely different from a current Skyactiv-G engine with a turbocharger. Cam profiles are a different shape and it will need cylinder pressure sensors - current diesels have these and...
    14. Mazda, as with any other mainstream auto...

      Mazda, as with any other mainstream auto manufacturer, doesn't want people to have to keep track of two different fuels.

      The HCCI engines are going to be stoichiometric (most of the time) - not...
    15. Mazda didn't bring the diesel to market because...

      Mazda didn't bring the diesel to market because they were attempting to follow VW in not using SCR. No one was able to actually do that ... as it turns out, not even VW was able to actually do that....
    16. Mazda and Hyundai are known to have been working...

      Mazda and Hyundai are known to have been working (independently) on this for quite a while.

      I don't think they are actually going to "drop spark plugs" - that was an extrapolation. They will need...
    17. Ridgeline is a good example of lots of people...

      Ridgeline is a good example of lots of people buying a vehicle for the image they want to project rather than what actually makes sense for them to buy ... and how prevalent that situation is.

      Of...
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      http://www.mercedes-benz.ca/content/canada/mpc/mpc...

      http://www.mercedes-benz.ca/content/canada/mpc/mpc_canada_website/en/home_mpc/passengercars/home/new_cars/models/gla-class/_x156/details/amg.html
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      It doesn't matter what Consumer Reports says...

      It doesn't matter what Consumer Reports says about comfort. What matters is how YOU feel in the car. And this will vary from one person to the next.

      I fit just fine in the seats of my 500. Someone...
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      Nothing new. Styling versus practicality. ...

      Nothing new. Styling versus practicality.

      http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g378/edgares1/Datsun210/Foto0017.jpg
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