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I do think some of those safety features should be standard.  I had a really near miss on Rt 1 in NJ after leaving @balthazar's place on Monday. Two Toyota Minivans stopped in the middle of Rt 1 but no traffic around them. The Encore handled the swerve well. 

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52 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

Honestly... sounds good. 

Getting ready to eat some very spicy Thai. ..they might put out a bit of the fire afterwards...

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48 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

I do think some of those safety features should be standard.  I had a really near miss on Rt 1 in NJ after leaving @balthazar's place on Monday. Two Toyota Minivans stopped in the middle of Rt 1 but no traffic around them. The Encore handled the swerve well. 

The Encore seems like a nice vehicle. I have looked at a few longingly as they sat on used car lots..

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4 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

gah, I hate those sites that make you click next for every vehicle.  They're nothing but spammy spam ad sites.

Yes, I do hate that also, but I thought it was insteresting to see that the one CUV with the highest residual value but lowest upfront cost was the Hyundai CUV.

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Looks more like a 1970 burgundy Firebird to me.

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Soooooo, Seems the news is abuzz tonight of a 850HP Hybrid Corvette.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/mid-engine-c8-corvette-hybrid-z06-zr1-leak/

This all from some so called leaked documents posted into the Corvette Forum.

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/c8-general-discussion/4313915-z06-and-zr1-leak.html

If true, some ICE Fans are not gonna be happy.  😛 

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16 hours ago, dfelt said:

Yes, I do hate that also, but I thought it was insteresting to see that the one CUV with the highest residual value but lowest upfront cost was the Hyundai CUV.

Hyundai is playing their A game....

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8 hours ago, riviera74 said:

Looks more like a 1970 burgundy Firebird to me.

There is a Firebird with a Ferrari motor swap, this might be that car.

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More than 30 first responders from 10 Ohio departments dismantled Toyota Priuses on the Columbus Campus August 20-23. It was part of Columbus State’s Alternative-Fuel Vehicle Extrication Workshop. Faculty members taught firefighters the differences between traditional and alternative-fuel transport, including hybrid, electric, and compressed natural gas. Participants explored and drove different types of “alt-fuel” vehicles. They also learned how to quickly and safely disable them to remove passengers in emergency situations. A collaboration between Columbus State’s Automotive Technologies and Fire Science programs, the workshop is part of the college’s Pathways for Alternative-Energy Automotive Technicians initiative, funded by the National Science Foundation.

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This is from my wife's Community College where she works...I fin ally found a post that can make both Dfelt and Ocn happy!

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Haha my neighbour had his Prius set on fire (arson, I suspect maybe from a college student he failed) a few years ago.. batteries popping woke me up at 2 in the morning.

 

 

 

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Some music for Thursday..

 

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4 hours ago, dfelt said:

That article is right that we're in a weird place.... If the recession does come, I don't expect it to be as bad as the last one. The structural problems that caused the last recession just aren't there. We're not heading for a depression. 

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Seems we are killing a 1,000 people a year due to red light runs and AAA is suggesting everyone use red light cameras since cops cannot be everywhere to try and reduce the deaths.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/08/29/traffic-deaths-red-light-running-aaa-study/2122242001/

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16 minutes ago, balthazar said:

Fine, but make them fee-free; only there to record events. NJ had scores of red light cameras, they were only revenue-generators and since, they've (miraculously) been removed after major backlash. There was also evidence they were causing accidents as people slammed on their brakes at the last second.

I will agree with you, the cities around where I live that have installed them says they are making the streets safer, but one did acknowledge a 10 times increase in accidents from people slamming on the brakes and being rear ended.

I HATE the red light cameras myself.

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An alarming percentage of 'for your safety' implementations are merely for revenue generation.

Another story here in NJ where lawmakers wanted to institute penalties to employers who 'didn't pay workers what they said they would', which of course is laudable on the face of it… but you KNOW none of the fine money would go to any affected workers, but to the State. Hypocritical.

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@Robert Hall Here is a new hate for you, Nissan in making the new 2020 GT-R Nismo with a sale price of $212,000 is because every piece on the auto that can be has been replaced with a Carbon fiber part.

https://www.thedrive.com/new-cars/29281/heres-why-nissan-thinks-it-can-charge-212000-for-the-2020-nissan-gt-r-nismo

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3 minutes ago, dfelt said:

@Robert Hall Here is a new hate for you, Nissan in making the new 2020 GT-R Nismo with a sale price of $212,000 is because every piece on the auto that can be has been replaced with a Carbon fiber part.

https://www.thedrive.com/new-cars/29281/heres-why-nissan-thinks-it-can-charge-212000-for-the-2020-nissan-gt-r-nismo

Gak...that much CF is nausea-inducing.

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Interesting read, California has motion AB5 that is going through the house and senate and looks to have gained the votes to pass that could end up killing Uber and Lyft as it would designate all of their drivers as employees and not contractors.

Course Uber and Lyft are presenting their own living wage solution to their fleet of Contractors hoping to avoid AB5 from becoming law in California.

https://jalopnik.com/uber-and-lyft-dont-have-a-right-to-exist-1837680434

Seems Paris is going to have noise cameras to photograph and send a ticket for noise due to the increase in extremely noisy motorbikes such as Harley's.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-noise-motorcycles/paris-suburb-pioneers-noise-radar-to-fine-roaring-motorcycles-idUSKCN1VK1AA

 

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