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  1. Perc

    Assembly line videos

    @DaHitch and his colleagues making big trucks. Dramatic narration included, free of charge.
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    The 'I don't like Tesla' Thread

    160 miles = 257 km. [insert math here] 24,50€ per 100km. With a diesel price of 1.4€ and a consumption of 6 liters, you get 8,4€/100km. 24,50€/100km is also equivalent to an average consumption of 17.5 liters per 100km, or three and a half diesel golfs.
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    The 'I don't like Tesla' Thread

    Your "328i" is (or was) still identical to our 320i in both power and displacement, they just changed the badge to make it appeal to customers that want "some grunt". I also bet the "20i" helped attract European buyers that think "28i" would use too much fuel. :p
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    The 'I don't like Tesla' Thread

    You guys don't get the 318i and we didn't get the Chevrolet Cavalier. I guess it's a fair trade. I seem to recall that our 320i was badged 328i over there though. Identical hardware and power output, but Americans don't trust small engines...
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    Alternative Insurance Schemes

    You can't just declare the cars off the road when you aren't using them? You can do that here, which means the road tax and insurance stops until you declare it on the road again. There's a fee involved but if the car is parked for more than a few days it's supposedly worth it, at least on a...
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    Other Random Car Sightings [Photo Required]

    I saw what looks like a totally unmolested 850 T-5R waiting for inspection. It didn’t even have the usual early 2000’s era 850 mods like color matched V70 door handles. Bad photo from far away because the driver was sitting in it.
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    The "New Toys" Thread

    You'll have to ask China Post. I'll get it in... whenever.
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    The "New Toys" Thread

    After watching AvE dissect one of these on his Youtube channel, I decided I had to have one. How bad can a $30 18V 1/2" Chinesium impact be? :ROFLMAO: The real thing retails for around €259 in Finland without battery and charger. I've been...
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    Unverified Ownership The modern Fairlane Thunderbolt - Ford Fusion Sport

    Welcome to AWD ownership. Have you tried it in snow yet? If not, you’re in for a treat.
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    Fuel? Where we’re going, we won’t need fuel! ==>NooDle’s eGolf

    pre-heating has been around for decades. it’s not exclusive to EVs.
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    iPhone / iOS Thread

    I’ve been interested in the Otterbox cases for a long time but they look so bulky in pictures. I mainly use a case because I need more grip and the Apple leather cases (or similar) is my go-to type of case.
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    Other Random Car Sightings [Photo Required]

    Saw this the other day. For those of you that have no idea what this is, it's a Hyundai Centennial. South Korea's answer to the Lexus LS. It's powered by a 4.5 liter 280 hp Mitsubishi V8 that's driving the front wheels through a five-speed automatic. It came out in 1999, back when most new...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    I had a normal service booked for this morning anyway and dropped the car off before work. They agreed to put the new sensor in at the same time because it’s ten minute job. One of their mechanics came in to get parts just as the shipment with the sensor in it was delivered, so I didn’t even...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Last night, my car decided winter was over and added ten degrees to the ambient temperature display. It wouldn’t be a biggie but with “16c” outside and 20c on the climate control, it can’t be bothered to actually heat the air before delivering it to the cabin. 😄 The ambient temp sensor was a...
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    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    I have no idea. Everything else they make is SSD. Just put a 128GB in there and let the spinner die.
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Yes, the plate stays with the car, unless it's deregistered and then re-registered for one reason or another. Usually the plate stays with the car from registration until scrap time. You can declare it off the road which stops the insurance and tax, but it'll still be registered and wearing...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Sweden and Finland have been using the same license plate format for 50 years or so, with three letters followed by three numbers. I live in a coastal town with a ferry line to Sweden so I see quite a few Swedish plates around. Sweden recently ran out and had to invent a new format. They...
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    Ownership Verified: The blue Fiesta diesel van driver of Finland

    5.7 is quite a lot. I’ve seen 5.3 in both my father’s Karoq and my Insignia. 2-liter diesels with AWD, both of them.
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    Ownership Verified: Growing up - Midnight Express - Audi A5 Coupé

    Extra driving lights should be legal in all of eu, no? Don’t know how useful they are in Germany with there being traffic all the time, though. As for nightbreaker xenons, someone should do a scientific test comparing them to brand new normal bulbs from the same manufacturer.