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    1. All of them that are not original-equipment or...

      All of them that are not original-equipment or legitimately DOT or ECE marked (beware of counterfeits having non-legit compliance markings) are technically not in compliance with the Motor Vehicle...
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      My mom (god rest her soul) never said "fart". ...

      My mom (god rest her soul) never said "fart".

      "Did you let out air" - That's not air

      "Smells like air" Air doesn't smell like anything

      Eventually she wised up ...

      "Did you let out stink"...
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      I've never owned anything even remotely...

      I've never owned anything even remotely resembling a "high-powered rear wheel drive sports car" and I figured out clutch and gears just fine ...



      Not really. On a motorcycle, the control...
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      Drive the new 200, then decide (actually, drive...

      Drive the new 200, then decide (actually, drive both, then decide). The new model is on a completely new chassis, and your torque-steer concerns have likely been addressed (I didn't notice it on my...
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      The new 200 is an enormous improvement over the...

      The new 200 is an enormous improvement over the one you have now.

      But the 200 and the 300 are very different cars. If front versus rear drive is something that matters to you, there's your...
    6. Point 1: these vehicles are not hard-core...

      Point 1: these vehicles are not hard-core off-roaders.
      Point 2: Even if you do strike something with it, exhaust systems are flexibly mounted.
      Point 3: this "feature" isn't exactly a "design...
    7. Lots of cars in the European market are like...

      Lots of cars in the European market are like that. Where high-intensity rear fog lamps are mandated, they often take the place of one of the reversing lamps. The Mini a few posts up is another...
    8. Darn right. (27 years of two-wheeled experience...

      Darn right. (27 years of two-wheeled experience here.)

      I would have gone through the intersection ... but gone down to a crawl speed prior to getting to where that car was, then make eye contact...
    9. From another actual smart owner ... Likes: -...

      From another actual smart owner ...

      Likes:
      - Proper manual transmission
      - Better interior, better instruments, better infotainment, cruise control without having to go aftermarket.
      - Reportedly...
    10. The twist-beam doesn't seem to have hurt the...

      The twist-beam doesn't seem to have hurt the Civic Type R any ... and in any case, I would take the European-market Civic hatch in place of our dowdy sedan model any day, twist-beam axle and all....
    11. How about a "close enough" ... This Ram van...

      How about a "close enough" ...

      This Ram van has a 225 (a.k.a. 3.7 L) slant six, single barrel carb, 3 speed automatic, and has a great deal of difficulty slowly wheezing out of its own way. I...
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      No. The one thing that will get you in trouble is...

      No. The one thing that will get you in trouble is incompetence.
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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.
    14. 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...
    15. 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...
    16. 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...
    17. 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...
    18. 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...
    19. 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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