This Iveco from Switzerland is unimpressed with your lifted #vanlife Sprinter
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And this RHD Nissan Patrol Safari is unimpressed with your #overland 4Runner
So apparently Honda Grom sidecars are a thing. I've never wanted a Grom. I'm a big guy, so at 6'4" I naturally assume I'll look ridiculous on one. Yet somehow, adding a sidecar (which arguably makes it even more ridiculous) is making me Grom curious.
Having dined at numerous starred restaurants, the complains by this reviewer are legit and would have resulted in an immediate loss of their star status had a Michelin reviewer been there, and I'm not even talking about the food (which does look pretentious, even for this kind of place). Not catering to allergies, not explaining the dish begin served and scolding a diner for getting up? That is inexcusable at any restaurant.
It's not that the XJS was disappointing on its own, but considering the impact the E-Type made on the automotive world, the XJS had impossibly big shoes to fill. There's just no way to follow an act like that and come out on top.
I know, people don't like the idea of subsidizing wealthy people, but if the goal is to get more EVs on the road, then this is a step in the wrong direction. The whole point of a subsidy is to promote a behavior and/or prop up a specific industry. If you want to get more EVs on the road so the economies of scale bring the price down then the price cap should reflect the difference between an EV and the ICE equivalent.
Also, $100k won't get you far in a lot of places. In a lot of coastal cities you need to earn a lot more than $100k to even afford a place with a garage to charge.
@thejwt It must be a joke (it FB marketplace after all). I don't think a brand new locomotive actually costs that much. My extensive 15 seconds of googling suggested you can get a new one for under 2 mil.
Now if it were on BAT, it would be serious... and cost even more.
I'm about to put in an order for a Ford Transit, mid roof, short wheelbase, ecoboost, and AWD. The plan is to do a mild camper van conversion (a place to sleep, not poop), and give it some modest off-road capabilities (ordering it awd and giving it a lift). I figured it will be plenty for my towing needs, Lemons racing efforts, the occasional music festival, trips to TTITD, and basic camping. This will also allow me to do all my usual stuff I would normally have to rent a u-haul for, and serving as the road trip-mobile means I can replace the daily driver with an EV without worrying about range or practicality.
I'm going for something like this, but without the brodozer bumper and silly wheels:
and maybe a sweet Krieger-inspired vinyl wrap:
@gabriella Range is only important if you don't a 2nd car to use for road trips, or intend the EV to be the primary car for distance driving.
A Lotus is a car born of commitment. It makes no pretense about what it is and does. It goes fast at the expense of comfort, reliability and practicality. The color should reflect that. No half-assed pastels or mild colors will do. If it's going to be blue, it needs to be REALLY FUCKING BLUE.
No, because the bulging shape of the beaver teeth continues up into the lines of the hood. Even if you completely resign the bottom section of the bumper so the overall grille shape is different it still suffers from the odd bulges at the top. I believe the only way to fix the front end design is to replace both the bumper and the hood. See the example below. While it is an improvement, it's still awkward and now looks like the beaver teeth have turned into big nostrils.