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Old 04-10-2014, 02:30 PM   #481 (permalink)
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This Hyundai Excel was in my neighborhood.


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Old 04-16-2014, 07:50 PM   #482 (permalink)
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This car makes me sad every time i see it, it's been sitting there for at least three years.
Nice find dog, what is that?

A CRX HF!

In pretty bad condition, it hasn't moved in the three years since i first found it.
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:57 PM   #483 (permalink)
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This is my former coworkers car who moved. I give to you a Ford Escort......5 speed.......DIESEL!!!!!!! Check out those funky looking wheels and the body is so clean and rust free! He said he get mid 50's mpg. Practically got it free from a family member with about 120,000 miles. And i did ask about buying it from him. nope.


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Old 04-16-2014, 08:11 PM   #484 (permalink)
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Hey, the first Cmax on public roads, good job dog!

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Earthday 2013. birds of a feather...sure like company.

Twinsies! Though i had mine first, and was in better condition at the time.

My coworkers Honda Civic, smaller and i think lighter than my Insight. But always full of hundreds of pounds in tools.

My first metro. I saw this on the road before, and he was haulin! Drove it right into the ground.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:51 PM   #485 (permalink)
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This is my former coworkers car who moved. I give to you a Ford Escort......5 speed.......DIESEL!!!!!!! Check out those funky looking wheels and the body is so clean and rust free! He said he get mid 50's mpg. Practically got it free from a family member with about 120,000 miles. And i did ask about buying it from him. nope.


Altough I'm not a Ford guy, I gotta admit that I would see no point on him selling a rust-free wagon with an old-school Diesel. That's a decent car to keep for the rest of the life if well mantained.
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Old 04-17-2014, 02:58 PM   #486 (permalink)
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More Tesla S pics

Previously, I posted a first set of pics of the Tesla S, partly dismantled, for one of their "Tesla Stores" ... this one in an Orange County, California mall and here are some more:

My daughter hand spinning the Model S's electric motor on display It spun very easily and kept spinning a long time):

Inside of the front driver side wheel, seen from above:

Inside of the read driver side wheel, seen from above:

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Front steering and other elements:


I was surprised how simple these parts are. I expected more evidence of regenerative capabilities. But I see none. I suppose the car just spins the engine to generate power for the battery when decelerating.

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Old 04-17-2014, 03:04 PM   #487 (permalink)
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And since regen is on the rear wheels only, it can be an issue in snowy/icy conditions (I've seen that comment from a couple of owners). It is driver-adjustable, though, if I'm not mistaken.
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:32 PM   #488 (permalink)
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Fist time seeing a Mirage in Neon Green
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:41 PM   #489 (permalink)
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Ha! My favourite hue on that car. I call it Kermit green. Think the company calls it Kiwi.
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:12 PM   #490 (permalink)
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Yeah Kermit Green is a good name for the color! It's not really neon but, it is bright compared to most other cars on the road.

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