General Car Discussion

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

  1. Slugfest

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    ALA in colleges now I think :D
    I think I'll sleep happy at night knowing my habit of buying and nursing along 25 year old cars is still the best thing for the environment. :)

    Airbus is a second tier manufacturer anyway, it's not like they're Boeing... oh wait, Boeing's autopilot features supposedly killed people too... how about we not put every single automobile (a vehicle already less safe per mile compared to airplanes) in the hands of autopilot?

    I've stayed out of this argument for a bit, but I have to drop this here. Tesla's stock price is idiotic by any measure...

    VW, Daimler, GM, and Ford, who combine to make a massive majority of the business class vehicles (company cars, pickups, and vans), barely beat Tesla's market cap when combined. This isn't because Tesla is superior to these four combined in any way, and I will happily ask anyone who attempts to claim that how much they are being paid by Tesla. It's irrational EV craze, fueled by the Greater Fool Theory.
    Please define worth. I have a Windows 10 phone (yes, they made those) that has features still coming out in ios15 today. These include focus assist, a default browser with the bar on the bottom, an internet based messaging system that includes users of other devices (Skype), and more. While I will acknowledge that the Lumia 950xl is no longer flagship specs, it was when released in 2015, with Windows Hello (two years ahead of FaceID), 20MP rear camera (the iPhone 7, released at the same time, had one or two 12MP rear cameras), a Snapdragon 810 (far better than the A10 fusion in the iPhone 7), wireless charging, and both USB-C and a headphone jack (both absent in the iPhone 7). The Microsoft option was better than the Apple option in every way, including price and the ability to be a low powered desktop computer. People bought Apple products anyway and Microsoft discontinued their phones in 2018. The reason is not superiority, but stupidity. People were used to their iPhones.

    And yes, I'm back everyone, I hope you didn't miss me too much ;)
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  2. P_enta

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    Make it 89
     
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  3. korbitr

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    Holy hell, I had no idea Nikola's market cap was so high despite them not actually making any vehicles. That makes the recent findings that their electric semi is complete vaporware and that the company committed fraudulent acts to raise their stock price all the more damning.
     
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  4. combatwombat96

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    Got the new carb on the Torrie, holy shit what a difference, i cant even describe it much better than "perfection" Has any here felt what its like to get the right carburettor for an engine ? Of course when one thing is fixed something else breaks, now the really old hard caked on shit in the tank is starting to crack and come away plus some how there's water in the fuel too (i just dont know...) so another filter and some mentholated spirits later (ill get the proper fuel stuff when i can be bothered) and away i go. Right now the mixture and idle is rudimentarily done up to make it run at least half decent but i'll let carb run in for a while and just keep on feedin' it the onions before tearing into that one. No pics, but wow, its impressive in all its chrome glory, ill get some another time
     
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  5. drewr1122

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    Stock price to me means jack. Have they made a quality car is all I want to know.
     
  6. korbitr

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    In the case of Nikola, they haven't made anything with the company being seemingly built on lies. That's why I was surprised to learn that they were valued so highly with nothing to show for it.
     
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  7. tobias95ng

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    Without going over each argument again and again as you are a completely different mindset as mine and clearly a EV Fanboy as I am an ICE Purist

    A lot of what I read here is yea we will fix that we will fix that tomorrow in the future those are words like from a Theoretician or a Politician
    History proves that 80% of the problems will persist as the things are way more complex so that they can't be easily fixed or are shifted to another problem or not at all as theory often can't be brought to reality as it just as an(amincissement) it just proves wrong in the end or not practical
    I find it funny that they think all problems from today can be solved tomorrow that's just an unrealistic and very naive thinking.

    Also, 415 Km/H for how long ? 2 minutes xD and still around 100Km/h slower than top ICE cars as the breach the 500kmh by now (although those speeds around 500 are insane) also to reach even anything else over 240 anywhere close to effectively you need to abandon your direct drive and this is unpractical for everyday EVs as they need every space for battery (also only direct drive allows EVs to be at those prices they are because it's way cheaper).

    Also, the unlimited speed limit won't end as each law proposal from the delusional Green (out of touch with reality) party got denied each time (around 5 times the last 2 years) with more than 75% speaking against a speed limit on the Autobahn.i

    In the end really wonder why are you even interested in cars in the first place as you could even just use the train and be the king of Efficiency transportation you will have it way more comfortable without the need of searching a parking space or even own one (a good example of undoubtably obvious problems that can't be fixed easily and as that part is not that complex to explain).

    For me, the hate on EVs purely started because Robotic idiots want to ban everything that makes live, live worthy for a lot of car people auto enthusiast people that depend on n that or just want a funny car. And as I started digging the propagandized green vest of EVs without alternative got very dark gray also because I know a lot of those cars as electrician (even once worked as 3 party for tesla for a few months even got the opportunity to help with the assembly lines for the model in the Mega factory i happily declined as i have seen enough).

    Last word for a better world, you let me drive my ICE and I let you drive your EV and everyone can chose what he want without being forced to anything and no argument conflict would be started in the first place.(also called live and let live and that for everyone)
     
  8. P_enta

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    live and let live is the best way to live.
     
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  9. NGAP NSO Shotgun Chuck

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    What's this? Common sense? On the BeamNG Official Forum? What's next, jamming Glocks? Reliable Italian cars?
     
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  10. skodakenner

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    The thing with the speed limit here in germany is that most of the people that want it are people that never drive on the autobahn or even a car for that matter.
     
  11. NGAP NSO Shotgun Chuck

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    Why am I not surprised?
     
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  12. default0.0player

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    Bureaucracy.
     
  13. drewr1122

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    More like jammable AKs
     
  14. skodakenner

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    One said to me I dont need to drive a car I could drive with the subway wich is baffling to me how ignorant some people can be.
     
  15. Dayz Me Rollin'

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    In engineering and politics, there is nothing more permanent than a temporary fix :)
     
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  16. default0.0player

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    Never underestimate the power of propaganda.
     
  17. Potato

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    Just destroyed my tires driving like a jackass when will i stop this nonsense
     
  18. drewr1122

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    Kill all tires, bro
     
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  19. Potato

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    This car is for sale. Low miles, never abused .
     
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  20. combatwombat96

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    Heres the new carb
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    Does anyone know anything about this particular Holley ? Also dumped a whole bottle of F10 down the the tanks throat. Ran it for a while for it to go through everything now it runs a whole bit better and will actually start with ease. Changed out the temporary water for coolant as well, but instead of emptying it and putting the stuff in and waiting a few days i just ran it until the thermostat opened and left it running for a while, topping it up as i needed. All is good now
     
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