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    1. We discussed when the last non-hybrid car would...

      We discussed when the last non-hybrid car would be manufactured in engineering school one evening...




      in 1974.
    2. For such a recent used car, you just pay CA sales...

      For such a recent used car, you just pay CA sales tax and registration and you are done.

      https://www.boe.ca.gov/sutax/faqtrans.htm
    3. I see the (current generation) Beetle more than I...

      I see the (current generation) Beetle more than I see Chevy Malibu. It is popular here, especially the more loaded convertibles. A Dune would be a good thing, but FWD might be an obstacle....
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      Oil drain plug washer

      The oil drain plug washer gave out on my car. The oil pressure sensor went on and a puddle of oil appeared under the car. I had it towed.

      http://www.worldimpex.com/assets/partimages/038555.jpg
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    5. I get 2.75 seconds if I neglect air resistance.

      I get 2.75 seconds if I neglect air resistance.
    6. I haven't seen one in real life, but I was at a...

      I haven't seen one in real life, but I was at a car show and I saw someone with plans for a "woody" new beetle. It looked pretty good.

      http://www.return2roswell.org/images/woody.jpg
    7. 19 miles is about right, maybe too much. Most...

      19 miles is about right, maybe too much. Most trips are less, so you're carrying too much battery, which wastes energy. I'll bet the sweet spot is about 9 miles. The idea is to do short trips on pure...
    8. Poll: CRV should come with an Accord sport kind of...

      CRV should come with an Accord sport kind of package. Magic seats from the Fit would make it more practical. Fuel economy needs a makeover.

      How does Consumer Reports rate the VW as more...
    9. California rules are stupid. They should make you...

      California rules are stupid. They should make you pass smog. They should hold you to 2015 standards because that is the year you built the car, but they should not hold you up because parts don't...
    10. In 2035, how easy will it be to get gas? I...

      In 2035, how easy will it be to get gas?

      I predict Tesla is a better bet to still be driving around.
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      All the wireless parts of the system now are...

      All the wireless parts of the system now are vulnerable. Remote entry systems are very simple. Hacks for them have been around for years. But it's so easy to physically break into cars that the...
    12. Toyota Prius, except they don't come in manual....

      Toyota Prius, except they don't come in manual. With the price of gas today, you'll get a smokin' deal.

      Two years from now, when gas is back or even higher than before, sell it.
      ...
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      VW doesn't really have the infrastructure to...

      VW doesn't really have the infrastructure to actually build to order.

      In the past, if you build to order and contact a dealer, you get to have a salesman look at your order and then search...
    14. Poll: https://ponomusic.force.com/resource/1412982071000...

      https://ponomusic.force.com/resource/1412982071000/ProductImages/Pono_Music_Player_Black_04.jpg

      Aux input.
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      High mass does not always equal safety. Here a...

      High mass does not always equal safety. Here a few large vehicles that made the least safe list.
    16. nacimiento-fergusson road. Start from highway 1...

      nacimiento-fergusson road. Start from highway 1 on the coast of Big Sur, where you will think there could be nothing more scenic on the entire planet, and then drive east and find out how totally...
    17. Why Santa Cruz?

      I don't get the name. If it's Santa Cruz, CA, then the car is a very, very bad match for the namesake. Maybe if they were marketing a mountain bike?
    18. Young, impatient people who know everything,...

      Young, impatient people who know everything,
      except the location of the speed trap where they now sit,
      parked, waiting for their ticket.
      :P
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      Poll: Subaru owners change their vehicles infrequently....

      Subaru owners change their vehicles infrequently. So their old Outback gets 18 MPG and eats tires. Compared to a VW that is more reliable (according to Consumer Reports), just as big as their 10 year...
    20. The coolest thing about the new Golf is that...

      The coolest thing about the new Golf is that there's a plug-in hybrid with the potential for US release. Much as I love the BMW i3, the Golf is a better fit for my needs.
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