Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Off-Topic Tech
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-22-2023, 07:10 PM   #1441 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
 
cRiPpLe_rOoStEr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Posts: 12,350
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1,572 Times in 1,402 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Piotrsko View Post
I think the panache of the bug was maintenance/cost oriented
Maintenance was often pointed out to be easier than cars with water-cooled engines, either the American landyachts which used to be mainstream even in Brazil or some random other European compacts such as the Ford Anglia.


Quote:
Cheap base vehicle with Diy at home so cost per mile was much less otherwise it was just a post war econo box.
Actually it was developed during the interwar.


Quote:
depends on how socially sensitive you are to outside pressure
Some folks I talk to eventually dislike the Beetle, saying it's too crude or old, while many others who think other cars are better suited to modern driving conditions still recognise the historical significance of the Beetle in Brazil and how it may remain better suited to some harsh conditions than any modern econobox.


Quote:
I was unbiased either way until I was given one, and even then it took a couple years of ownership to sway my opinion
So, do you like, dislike, or don't really care about Beetles?


Quote:
I know people who parents were all hippy dippy as George Carlin would say that do not like bugs at all
Maybe some folks who had hippie parents got to dislike the Beetle because it was often pointed out as a hippie stereotype, and their differences with their hippie parents may have influenced their dislike for the Beetle.

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 05-23-2023, 12:11 AM   #1442 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 26,618
Thanks: 7,495
Thanked 8,295 Times in 6,820 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Piotrsko
I know people who parents were all hippy dippy as George Carlin would say that do not like bugs at all
Here's the car my son rode in as a kid:



Here's what he drives today.

__________________
.
.
Without freedom of speech we wouldn't know who all the idiots are. -- anonymous poster

____________________

The best accident is no accident -- Elon Musk
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2023, 10:31 AM   #1443 (permalink)
Somewhat crazed
 
Piotrsko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: 1826 miles WSW of Normal
Posts: 3,765
Thanks: 424
Thanked 1,048 Times in 925 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
Maintenance was often pointed out to be easier than cars with water-cooled engines, either the American landyachts which used to be mainstream even in Brazil or some random other European compacts such as the Ford Anglia.

Thinking of japanese toyota corollas from the earrly '70s where my body was too big to fit anywhere besides the drivers seat or be able to wrench on parts


Actually it was developed during the interwar.

yuppa developed before WW2 to be purchased via a "trading stamp" process. Ask freebeard

Have to excuse me periodically, as my dyslexia and this %& keyboard conspire to make me appear foolish.



Some folks I talk to eventually dislike the Beetle, saying it's too crude or old, while many others who think other cars are better suited to modern driving conditions still recognise the historical significance of the Beetle in Brazil and how it may remain better suited to some harsh conditions than any modern econobox.




So, do you like, dislike, or don't really care about Beetles?

Hmmm: 20 years +650,000 miles, ten engines, ten remans, two transmissions unknown quantity of sets of tires or other components, custom rebuildable shock mounts, anti shake bar, complete reupholster and headliner, scrounged for a superbug parcel shelf, rear popouts, super rare superbug bud vase. fully working winter defrost and heat, Guess im just stubborn or really liked it until the door hinge mounts fatigued from flexing just after the odometer turned over back to 000000




Maybe some folks who had hippie parents got to dislike the Beetle because it was often pointed out as a hippie stereotype, and their differences with their hippie parents may have influenced their dislike for the Beetle.
...
__________________
casual notes from the underground:There are some "experts" out there that in reality don't have a clue as to what they are doing.

Last edited by Piotrsko; 05-23-2023 at 11:15 AM..
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2023, 04:53 PM   #1444 (permalink)
Not Doug
 
Xist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Show Low, AZ
Posts: 12,116

Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
90 day: 35.35 mpg (US)

Mid-Life Crisis Fighter - '99 Honda Accord LX
90 day: 34.2 mpg (US)

Gramps - '04 Toyota Camry LE
90 day: 35.39 mpg (US)

Don't hit me bro - '05 Toyota Camry LE
90 day: 35.79 mpg (US)
Thanks: 7,212
Thanked 2,196 Times in 1,689 Posts
A Camry with 105,000 miles is a ricer?

Okay buddy.
__________________
"Oh if you use math, reason, and logic you will be hated."--OilPan4
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2023, 05:21 PM   #1445 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 26,618
Thanks: 7,495
Thanked 8,295 Times in 6,820 Posts
I tried to think of a synonym and gave up. [shrug]

JDM? Beetle-killer?
__________________
.
.
Without freedom of speech we wouldn't know who all the idiots are. -- anonymous poster

____________________

The best accident is no accident -- Elon Musk
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2023, 04:19 PM   #1446 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2023
Location: london
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Pay someone to do my dissertation

We offer dissertation experts at a pro level in the UK. We offer affordable price dissertation writing service with unique quality work to our clients. Furthermore, our service is completely unspecified so you may use it with complete belief at Dissertation Experts UK. This is the first time you have deliberated getting a PhD dissertation expert after analyzing the research and writing procedure.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2023, 04:26 PM   #1447 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 26,618
Thanks: 7,495
Thanked 8,295 Times in 6,820 Posts
King's English as a second langage?
Quote:
Originally Posted by alexjohn1991 -- first poster from London
Pay someone to do my dissertation
We offer dissertation experts at a pro level in the UK. We offer affordable price dissertation writing service with unique quality work to our clients. Furthermore, our service is completely unspecified so you may use it with complete belief at Dissertation Experts UK. This is the first time you have deliberated getting a PhD dissertation expert after analyzing the research and writing procedure.
__________________
.
.
Without freedom of speech we wouldn't know who all the idiots are. -- anonymous poster

____________________

The best accident is no accident -- Elon Musk
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2023, 09:07 AM   #1448 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 22,472

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 55.97 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)

Appliance car - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage ES (base)
90 day: 72.89 mpg (US)
Thanks: 4,017
Thanked 6,904 Times in 3,581 Posts
Yeah! Talk about inherently flawed marketing! (spamming)
__________________
Project MPGiata! Mods for getting 50+ MPG from a 1990 Miata
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: 70 MPG in my ecomodded, dirt cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage.
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown



EcoModder
has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to MetroMPG For This Useful Post:
freebeard (05-26-2023)
Old 05-29-2023, 07:25 PM   #1449 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
 
cRiPpLe_rOoStEr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Posts: 12,350
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1,572 Times in 1,402 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
JDM?
Japanese Domestic Market? Not so accurate...








Quote:
Beetle-killer?
Attempting to kill a Beetle is not an easy task at all...
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2023, 03:19 PM   #1450 (permalink)
Somewhat crazed
 
Piotrsko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: 1826 miles WSW of Normal
Posts: 3,765
Thanks: 424
Thanked 1,048 Times in 925 Posts
Gonna try something
https://edition.cnn.com/2023/06/02/c...bus/index.html

Old news perhaps but could make some happy for 3 row seating. These are ubiquitous in Italy and Scotland

__________________
casual notes from the underground:There are some "experts" out there that in reality don't have a clue as to what they are doing.
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com