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  1. Marvellous. Does the car really stay so clean or did you wash it for each photo?
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    That is disappointing.
  3. Poor doggy. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/813662443984098
  4. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/432018709309838
  5. If you just buy £30 worth, it will cost the same as everywhere else.
  6. GeeWazz running from a few old Leaf battery modules.
  7. May need a new battery. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/944478797030390
  8. Do we need a seperate thread for the utterly doomed? Interesting that the completely-rotted away bits were plastic. (The space between front wing and bumper-end) https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/425488259984244 What a difference a garage makes. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/944478797030390
  9. If that Ford 350 was a V4 that used 40% of the petrol I’d snap that up. Perfect comfort / space / simplicicity combo. Broken but cheap. Shame it’s 400 miles away. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/283636641414154
  10. 50 horsepower per ton is plenty. Violent acceleration is just willie-waving.
  11. Because - - -Wanker!
  12. Better a percentage of the vehicle’s list price when new.
  13. I agree unless they are the Toyota / Lexus sort of hybrid. I don't understand why the genius of the "Hybrid Synergy Drive" is so little appreciated. The battery energy storage part is the least important, least interesting, least innovative part of this system. Electric transmission, without any of the disadvantages and inefficiencies to be expected, seemlessly matches the road to a petrol engine that has been tuned for thermodynamic efficiency above all else. Complex? I don't agree. No gearbox, manual, automatic. No drive belts, accessory belts. No clutch or converter. No starter motor, no alternator. The engine has a very limited rev range so no VVT stuff is necessary. Plenty of electrical power available so pas and coolant pump are electric. The engine is attached to one motor/generator unit and the final drive is attached to another motor/generator unit. A small set of differential gears combines these. The battery need store very little energy, just a KWh or so is enough.
  14. Wrong. It was "luxury" that Issigonis abhorred. Luxury works well in the showroom but comfort is appreciated on the road.
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