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Old 06-07-2013, 11:39 AM   #201 (permalink)
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They all failed for various reasons, and nobody bothered fixing them. They are all 2wd models, otherwise I would have grabbed one to try and fix it.
For the right price (and if in the right province!), I'd snap up one of these for an EV conversion. Put the ForkenSwift guts into it!

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Old 06-07-2013, 05:17 PM   #202 (permalink)
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Yet another Tesla Model S. But I like the license plate.

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Old 06-07-2013, 09:26 PM   #203 (permalink)
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For the right price (and if in the right province!), I'd snap up one of these for an EV conversion. Put the ForkenSwift guts into it!
Well pretty sure I could get one for you for almost free. Getting papers for it on the other hand (I don't think they were ever registered in Canada as they were never driven on public roads) and getting it across the country would be larger issues ha ha. Though I guess you could register it as a U-Built? It's not like they are stolen, they just don't exist on paper here. Hmmmm.

Oh, I got it! Get the auction to put a warehouseman's lien on them (even though they are on the auctions own property) for overdue storage, then apply for a regi under the guise of taking the vehicles to pay off 4 years of storage owing against them. Voila, instant paperwork! Gee, it's almost like I have done this before ha ha ha.

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Old 06-07-2013, 09:30 PM   #204 (permalink)
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5 speed Fox.
I thought the Fox had only the 4-speed gearbox, since many Americans don't like to shift gears too much.
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:18 AM   #205 (permalink)
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"4-speed transmission for the standard 2- and 4-door sedan and a 5-speed transmission for the "GL" sport model" According to Wiki. To be honest I never checked, I just know it's a manual so I figured it was a 5 speed. And if you saw the stuff growing on the seats, you wouldn't be in a big hurry to sit in it and check ha ha
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Old 06-08-2013, 01:49 PM   #206 (permalink)
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A five-speed diesel wagon would be a nice VeeWee.

Is that the one with the salvage title.
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A five-speed diesel wagon would be a nice VeeWee.
And that was available in other markets. Sometimes I see the later versions of the Fox wagon with the 1.9L direct-injection engine and 5-speed stickshift, mostly during summer when the Argentinians and Uruguayans come by.
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Yes, sadly it is. That's why it was $310 lol. The damage that "wrote it off" is actually the front bumper. Someone backed into it, and since it has those big wheels on it, it pushed the edges of the bumper into the tires. That car was NICE when I bought it for the guy. Whoever owned it obviously loved it, it was spotless, and has a neat aftermarket GTI style grill in it. What a waste. This is why I didn't call the insurance company when my Civic got bumped into - I'd rather put up with a little bit of damage than risk losing my car over something trivial.
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Those insurance companies act like thieves, let's say the truth. They earn lots of money scrapping written-off cars to sell their parts as replacement.
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:51 PM   #210 (permalink)
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The proof:

As soon as some fool hits your car, it belongs to their insurance company and you have to *pay them* to get whatever is left back to part out.

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