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    1. 4 and a half years later, and I've managed to put...

      4 and a half years later, and I've managed to put 30k on this thing for a total of 134k. Total cost in maintenance and repair is about $4,300. A third of that is tires and another third is the one...
    2. Weird that it had runflats. There's an alloy...

      Weird that it had runflats. There's an alloy spacesaver in the trunk.

      I didn't know that they made the RT43 in the correct staggered sizes. I was going to suggest you bump up the rear tire width...
    3. If you want to reset everything, you can unhook...

      If you want to reset everything, you can unhook the battery and let it sit for 10 minutes or so.

      I'll be curious to see what kind of MPG you get on a highway cruise. I'd expect the 7-speed to...
    4. Thread: Hardtail advice

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      Yeah, very well could be. But I don't care...

      Yeah, very well could be. But I don't care $2newrims to find out. Some of the disadvantages can't really be helped (reduced straight line traction, excessive weight, not as responsive). The...
    5. Thread: Hardtail advice

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      Well, if I end up not wanting to keep these...

      Well, if I end up not wanting to keep these things, I'd give you a good deal. :P

      I rode them again, and it's a mixed bag. They are a little more comfortable than the 2.3s, but randomly toss me...
    6. Nice choice. :thumbup: My '07 is the same...

      Nice choice. :thumbup: My '07 is the same color. For reference, I paid $12,500 for my 1-owner car back in '15, and it had 104k miles. So this sounds like a deal to me.

      I imagine that it'll...
    7. I looked at a couple, and while it's a compelling...

      I looked at a couple, and while it's a compelling on paper, the car sort of let me down. Way too many rattles for the age, disconnected and excessively floaty driving experience, and you have to...
    8. There's a recent review of the Prime by Alex on...

      There's a recent review of the Prime by Alex on Autos, and he goes into why the EV range is what it is. The combined engine and motor/battery size/weight resulted in the most efficient use of...
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      True, but at least in our experience, they make...

      True, but at least in our experience, they make very solid cars. Our Tucson was basically flawless from new until 109k. That's when it had a moderate offset frontal collision that broke the engine...
    10. Thread: Hardtail advice

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      Get it all figured out? In an attempt to make...

      Get it all figured out?

      In an attempt to make this (even more) comfortable for a hardtail, I thought I'd try some wider tires. 2.6 Vittora Mezcals, to be specific. On my 24mm Heists, they are at...
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      Sorry - '95 Jetta GLX. It did have a padded...

      Sorry - '95 Jetta GLX. It did have a padded battery "parka" though. Maybe the thought was that when the battery ejects itself, the parka will cushion the impact a little. :P
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      Yeah, surprising. Our old '12 Tucson got a fail....

      Yeah, surprising. Our old '12 Tucson got a fail.



      Interesting design, and that's a cool color. If I recall correctly, my old A3 VR6 had a similar mounting style. I guess a 40lb brick...
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      How is the battery in the Arteon clamped? Is it...

      How is the battery in the Arteon clamped? Is it one of those little guys that grabs the lower lip of the battery case? The battery in my car has a cross bar on top that connects to a threaded rod...
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      I've only owned two cars with these systems, but...

      I've only owned two cars with these systems, but I tend to agree. ACC is mostly of questionable benefit, but AEB - when done well and reliably - is a good idea. The Toyota system seems pretty...
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      Yeah, it's not a bad vehicle for the money. The...

      Yeah, it's not a bad vehicle for the money. The Elantra SE that I had a little while ago was nicer/more comfortable/less rattly, but not quite as efficient. I would have liked to try the 2020...
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      2019 Corolla LE I reserved a standard car, but...

      2019 Corolla LE

      I reserved a standard car, but this was all they had. In exchange, they gave me a 15% discount and a free half tank of gas. Fair enough. Not a particularly interesting or...
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      Good plan. :thumbup: Over the weekend, I met...

      Good plan. :thumbup:

      Over the weekend, I met an old friend in Big South Fork, TN for some riding. We were going to ride the O&W bridle trail out to the main trail system (~20 miles round trip),...
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      I don't know all that much about them, but they...

      I don't know all that much about them, but they are neat. They also can drift... :P


      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMOgLushL40

      I briefly looked into one of these as well, but seem to have...
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      DVO has a solid clearance sale going on right...

      DVO has a solid clearance sale going on right now:

      https://dvosuspension.com/product-category/clearance
    20. Yeah, I suppose it depends on how you want to...

      Yeah, I suppose it depends on how you want to define "running". If fuel is required to be part of the party to meet a definition, then I suppose it's not "running" when the injectors shut off. But...
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