General Car Discussion

Discussion in 'Automotive' started by HadACoolName, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. aljowen

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    Euro ncap do a decent job of keeping older cars on the site, so if you need details of a car that was sold internationally it may be useful to you.

    I also hope your headlights didn't cause a roadside explosion. Not that I really want to know :p
     
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  2. HadACoolName

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    Some idiot in Nova Scotia tried to jump a freeway with his Dukes Of Hazard replica and just smashed into some rocks like a total pleb.
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  3. skodakenner

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  4. aljowen

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    Well, at least they got a cool story out of it, not that anyone will believe them xD
     
  5. DriftinCovet1987

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    Are you flipping kidding me? That's a shameful waste of a Charger...but I guess that's what happens when a car gains fame from being abused on-screen by being jumped everywhere. Meanwhile, kids everywhere are wrecking AE86s trying to be Takumi, and I'm over here like :|
     
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  6. VeyronEB

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    Well he gets an A+ for effort at least..
     
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  7. Potato

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    You always catch me in my worst moments.
     
  8. XManic1995

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  9. Michaelflat

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    damn the electrics on a rangerover are complicated, for example...
    "The ATC ECU outputs a K bus message when the rear window heater is active. The message allows the navigation computer to compensate for the effect of the magnetic field generated when the rear window heater is active. The BCU transfers the message onto the P bus for the door modules, which activate the door mirror heaters together with the rear window heater."
    From the workshop manual, damn the designers have thought of literally everything electrical to happen :p
     
  10. ConcordeLXi

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    Got a new car! 2016 Hirochi Sunburst 1.8. Great car, 5-speed manual, 160 hp, fun to drive up in the Hollywood hills...
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  11. aljowen

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    That is a great example of engineers bodging everything together, not thinking of it during initial design and planning it before hand. Obviously its nice that they did think of those things at all and create a solution that accounts for them, there are many companies out there would leave those quirks in without noticing. But equally, this is why no one uses Range Rovers for actual off road expeditions, something will break or go wrong at some point (and it will probably be very complex and expensive to fix).
     
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  12. DriftinCovet1987

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  13. ConcordeLXi

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    It's a Hirochi Sunburst! Nobody believes me! It's not a base model Ford Focus! (or maybe it is...) Come on!
     
  14. Brown_Diplomat

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    Apparently, the Maverick had a cult following in Brazil as a "muscle car".
     
  15. Tsutarja495

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    NOPE
     

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  16. Godzilla!

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    I found out just recently that Houston has a car dealer dedicated to Japanese imports which luckily isn't in any of the flooded areas.
     
  17. Tsutarja495

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    Reminds me of a day when I saw a wrecked E36 M3 on a flatbed. Probably a track car, judging by the decals.
     
  18. JBatic

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    ever seen F8?
     
  19. NGAP NSO Shotgun Chuck

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    Ooooooooooh snap!

    No.
     
  20. CHEESE!

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    The Range Rover used to be much more tough in the 80's. They were involved in many off road events then whereas now they can still go off road but they clearly are not designed to ever do it.
     
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