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    Originally posted by AiR View Post
    Why you should not buy a Lifan 520


    http://lifanegypt.com/my-car-pictures.html
    Mother of God, Lifan makes cars too?!

    Well, that's one way to weed out the stupid.
    Last edited by BlaRo; February 19th, 2010, 8:50 PM.

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      Originally posted by AiR View Post
      Why you should not buy a Lifan 520


      http://lifanegypt.com/my-car-pictures.html
      That is um..insane! XD

      Fail car buying decision is Fail. I'd never be caught dead in one of those.
      "The way I see it a car enthusiast is somebody who is enthusiastic and interested about the motor car in all its various shapes and forms from supercars to East German 2-strokes made of cardboard. Everyone else is merely a car elitist IMO." ~ Captain 70's

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        Originally posted by NooDle View Post
        quick silly question :

        say you're doing an emergency stop,let's say the light just turned red. You bury the brake pedal and keep it there until you stop quite voilently. You then keep braking, until the light turns green. As soon as you let off the brake, you feel the rear of your car drop down a bit and settle...

        why is this? As soon as you're stopped, why does keeping the brakes on keep your ass end up high?
        The suspension is all loaded up and can't unload completely till the tires roll.

        When I raise or lower the air suspension in a Range Rover the tires do move just a little bit. If you have the brakes on you can feel the car shudder a little bit as the tires try to roll but can't really. Once you let off the brakes the car will roll a couple of inches as the suspension settles.
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          Originally posted by BlaRo View Post
          Mother of God, Lifan makes cars too?!

          Well, that's one way to weed out the stupid.
          What else do they do?

          Bonus! C-NCAP (chinese) crash ratings 2008
          <-- Yeah


          Why is the dummy on the floor? I don't know for sure but it appears that for some reason the seat belt failed, hurling him into the front passenger (the orange blob). Possibly it snapped or released by itself. Yes. Lifan. Great stuff.

          Update 3
          GREAT NEWS! You can now get a Lifan made in Ethiopia!
          www.holland-car.com
          Last edited by AiR; February 19th, 2010, 10:34 PM.

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            Originally posted by AiR View Post
            What else do they do?

            Bonus! C-NCAP (chinese) crash ratings 2008
            *chinese crash test ratings-Lifan is dead last*<-- Yeah


            Why is the dummy on the floor? I don't know for sure but it appears that for some reason the seat belt failed, hurling him into the front passenger (the orange blob). Possibly it snapped or released by itself. Yes. Lifan. Great stuff.

            Update 3
            GREAT NEWS! You can now get a Lifan made in Ethiopia!
            www.holland-car.com
            That's just crazy, at least it wasn't the pre-strenghening Brilliance BS6...BS indeed
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            as for the excellent opportunity to take a Lifan from Ethiopia, i'll take the stylin "DOCC"!

            Last edited by rickhamilton620; February 20th, 2010, 3:57 AM.
            "The way I see it a car enthusiast is somebody who is enthusiastic and interested about the motor car in all its various shapes and forms from supercars to East German 2-strokes made of cardboard. Everyone else is merely a car elitist IMO." ~ Captain 70's

            Get out of my way! I have photocopiers to sell! ~ Perc

            "A computer is a Lite-Brite for bad fucking ideas."

            FinalGear's Dash-Stroking Whore

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              Oh dear god! I've been in one of these...

              Well technically it was the Turkish equivalent - the Tofas Sahin. truly terrible car, but a few of them made it to Bulgaria as taxis.


              Thankfully, they are long gone now.
              "It's the difference between watching great sex and having good sex." - Labcoatguy on the difference between an automatic and a manual gearbox.

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                Originally posted by _HighVoltage_ View Post
                Oh dear god! I've been in one of these...

                Well technically it was the Turkish equivalent - the Tofas Sahin. truly terrible car, but a few of them made it to Bulgaria as taxis.


                Thankfully, they are long gone now.
                Wow..what a difference rubstrips w/chrome accents, alloys, and fog lamps makes! The one you posted looks a gazillion times nicer than the DOCC. At least they are gone now lol.
                "The way I see it a car enthusiast is somebody who is enthusiastic and interested about the motor car in all its various shapes and forms from supercars to East German 2-strokes made of cardboard. Everyone else is merely a car elitist IMO." ~ Captain 70's

                Get out of my way! I have photocopiers to sell! ~ Perc

                "A computer is a Lite-Brite for bad fucking ideas."

                FinalGear's Dash-Stroking Whore

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                  Originally posted by rickhamilton620 View Post

                  OHHH YESSSS! you know it is LOADED from factory, it even has a rear differential! And there are spare parts available!!!1!!one!!!
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                    I'm curious what car the AWASH EXECUTIVE from Holland really is. I cant find it on Lifan website.

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                      Lifan is a bad name, deathan or murderan is more apt


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                      Some say he migrated when fuel hit 4 pounds per gallon and that he can make
                      'special price' for you. All we know is, he's the Stig's Arab cousin; Al-Stig!

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                        Originally posted by Adunaphel View Post

                        OHHH YESSSS! you know it is LOADED from factory, it even has a rear differential! And there are spare parts available!!!1!!one!!!
                        Incorrect, the picture only mentions one spare part.

                        Probably a bit of interior trim.

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                          Someone sent this to me - a tribute to Joseph Lucas: http://www.hummingbirds.net/lucas/index.html

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                            Originally posted by Spectre View Post
                            Someone sent this to me - a tribute to Joseph Lucas: http://www.hummingbirds.net/lucas/index.html

                            That made my day.

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                              The temperatures were in the 50's today so I dedicated the day to the car. I washed it for a first time since November. Waxed it. Re-blackened my bumpers. Tightened a few bolts.

                              It looks excellent right now. And it rides excellent
                              "It's the difference between watching great sex and having good sex." - Labcoatguy on the difference between an automatic and a manual gearbox.

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                                Originally posted by _HighVoltage_ View Post
                                The temperatures were in the 50's today so I dedicated the day to the car. I washed it for a first time since November. Waxed it. Re-blackened my bumpers. Tightened a few bolts.

                                It looks excellent right now. And it rides excellent
                                Time for a photoshoot?

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                                  Tomorrow maybe
                                  "It's the difference between watching great sex and having good sex." - Labcoatguy on the difference between an automatic and a manual gearbox.

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                                    There has to be a way to replace the standard beep and bong from a car with something more enjoyable.

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                                      Having it play Beethoven every time you put the indicator on gets old realy fast .......
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                                        There is, you can replace it with a sound synthesizer box.

                                        One guy around here has his Civic rigged up to reproduce a woman's, er, ecstatic moaning when he leaves the keys in.

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                                          So very sad.
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