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Old 12-01-2009, 07:39 PM   #21 (permalink)
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There are a couple of RAV4s in Vail. My cousin had a RAV4 as a company car when they were still around, and she let me drive it.

The accelerator also acted as a brake with the regen, and it took a little getting used to having to back slowly off the accelerator, but the only time you ever had to touch the brake was to come to a complete stop. So you don't use up brake pads, you don't use up oil, you only have to keep the bearings lubed, a lot fewer moving parts to wear out... No wonder they killed these things. It's the same way GM killed the metro train systems in the 40s, in order to put more cars on the road.

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Old 12-08-2009, 04:14 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Did you know that most GM vehicles for 2010 were assembled in Canada or Mexico? Yet they made such a big deal about jobs and layoffs. Maybe the layoffs were a result of moving the factories to other countries! ROFL

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Old 12-08-2009, 04:23 PM   #23 (permalink)
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The point of the doc was not lost on me... but I honestly saw it as more like some sort of blame session... no resolution could have come from it.

Now, there's "Burn Up"... the Neve Campbell mini-series that only Planet Green would air. I'm just waiting to stay awake through the first episode, so I can decide whether I want to continue watching it.

PG is one of my favorite channels, though.

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