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Old 07-20-2016, 01:37 AM   #1031 (permalink)
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Saw this nicely done Accord at the dentist office today
Didn't this Accord already appeared in an aeromodding thread? I remember seeing pictures of it before...

But anyway, lately most of the current-generation Ford Fusion I've seen are hybrids.




On a sidenote, some folks here might already be aware of that version of the split-window VW Transporter with 6 front-hinged doors that was made only in Brazil...


But I wasn't expecting to find a 6-door bay-window being used by a stonemason who was doing a job in my neighborhood...

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Old 07-20-2016, 02:16 AM   #1032 (permalink)
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On a sidenote, some folks here might already be aware of that version of the split-window VW Transporter with 6 front-hinged doors that was made only in Brazil...
I certainly wasn't. It seems to favor three-row seating over loading cargo.
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I certainly wasn't.
You were the one I would expect to already know them.


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It seems to favor three-row seating over loading cargo.
It actually had 4-row seating for 12, meant to be used as a share-taxi.
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Old 07-23-2016, 01:45 AM   #1034 (permalink)
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Considering that it's fully functional, and its engine has less than half the displacement of an usual American ambulance and backed by a manual transmission, would this Ranger qualify as an eco-ambulance?
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Old 07-23-2016, 01:27 PM   #1035 (permalink)
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Old 07-25-2016, 08:09 AM   #1036 (permalink)
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Considering that it's fully functional, and its engine has less than half the displacement of an usual American ambulance and backed by a manual transmission, would this Ranger qualify as an eco-ambulance?
Bonus eco points for using a mass produced platform!
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No pics, but I spent this weekend on the freeways between Montreal and Toronto and noticed more Model S's than Nissan Micras.

6 to 5

Also notable is the price difference: $100k+ vs. $10k (Canada's cheapest new car -- I've drove it).

Then again, the open freeway isn't the Micra's usual habitat.
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Bonus eco points for using a mass produced platform!
But the American ambulances are also based on mass-produced platforms.


Anyway, a few days ago I saw some of the new Priuses at a dealer in my hometown, and they're uglier than previous generation. I really don't understand why Toyota seems to be willing to make the Prius uglier at each new generation.
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HAHAHAHA...

Ok, you say Prius in plural, wouldn't that be pronounced PRAI ?
As in Prii, Prii's or lay persons manner..., Priuses ! ARGH ��

Haha ha...

"Uglier" in this model IS genetic, ALL DESIGNERS want in this vehicle is FE no ?

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Old 08-12-2016, 12:37 AM   #1040 (permalink)
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HAHAHAHA...

Ok, you say Prius in plural, wouldn't that be pronounced PRAI ?
As in Prii, Prii's or lay persons manner..., Priuses ! ARGH ��

Haha ha...
One thing that I really hate is when a handful of people use "Prii" as a plural for Prius. That would be acceptable if they were speaking strict Latin, otherwise it makes more sense to use the plural based on the grammar of the language they're using (be it English, Spanish, or anything else).

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