|Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 130):|
OMFG! He's back
This thread may actually be worth reading now ...
I dont know what the hell has happened here since Ive been gone. Now we've got a bunch of noobs comparing the towing ability of a Tahoe to a Q7
. This is what is wrong with this world, people actually comparing a crossover to a body on frame design and suspecting the first is better than the latter when push comes to shove in real life when the crap hits the fan. We wouldnt have GM
wasting time on making such idiot crap like a Hybrid Tahoe/Escalade if it wasnt for the fact that people these days rather be "cool and green" than get their head out of their rear and realize that this is all garbage unless youve got a proper T-case, quality diffs/lockers/ELSDs etc.
These are the same idiots who buy a CR-V and think that BTCS based 4WD is worth a damn. Heres a hint, its crap and you might as well flush some Benjamins down a Kohler thinking your GLK, X3
or any other idiot quasi-SUV
you bought can tackle anything but a Target parking lot with 3 inches of accumulation. Might as well buy a 3 series or an Accord because you will save on gas and at the same time not look like the moron to the rest of us who dont go to the dealer for a $100 oil change because "its a good deal"
This whole thing has turned into some kind of E! reality TV
show where we have people arguing with each other over who has a 11 way power adjustable passenger seat and who has 360 view cameras. Good god no matter if BMW or Caddillac builds a 35 way power lumbar you're still going to be more comfortable on the front seat of an 91 Cutlass Supreme where you could drive over the Grand Canyon and ask "Did we just hit a pothole?"
|Quoting B777LRF (Reply 126):|
Exactly. And as long as there are Autobahns, and long may they live, Merc-BMW-Audi will never launch a car that cannot use those roads
Who are you? A sith lord that you are talking in ultimatums that something has "never been done". How about we start with a car like an Audi A2. That POS
had worse parameters for highway passing, acceleration and top speed than a Ford Econoline filled with a Baptist Church Choir. I've got more options on who to blow by on the left lane in a rental Ford Fusion on I-4 than I do with an A class leaving a rental lot out of FRA
for the love of god.
|Quoting JJJ (Reply 98):|
The list of prehistoric US-only engines is quite long, so I preferred to list two from European manufacturers to highlight that the problem is the market, not just the manufacturers
This is comedic as Europeans saying that a Corvette has stagecoach like suspension all the while they are driving around in 911s and M3s with MacPherson struts which by the same logic are a 1940s Ford suspension. Congrats. This is the same argument in 4WD talk, Lockers and solid axles are by their standard also ancient all the while these morons are driving around thinking that torque vectoring is some kind of miracle bestowed to them by the gods of Acura and they are technologically superior since theyve got a Rain/Snow/Sand terrain selector. Facepalm x 100.
|Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 78):|
What are the chances this engine will actually see any significant sales compared to the usual gas-guzzling obsolete 2.5 L because Joe Sixpack will deem it as "not powerful enough" to drive it 65mph max on the interstate?
About the same chance that Europeans learn that towing a camping trailer with a Ford Mondeo 40mph down a freeway is equally as stupid as driving a Mustang 65mph down a country highway, and even more dangerous. My question is since you like to rip on Joe six pack, when will the Czechs along with many Europeans stop inconveniencing us Joe six packs with an idiot vignette that I cant find at any god damn entry point when even the common redneck from Ocala, FL has learned what the F a Toll-by-plate system is 20 years ago and doesnt have to fill out some stupid sticker by punching holes in it for validity like hes playing the mega millions. Good lord better pull over at the OMV station or the big bad Euro cops in their 3 series and Megane diesels (ROFLMAO) will strike fear in me by waving their lolipop wands for me to pull over because ive forgot to select the numbers 11 and 20 on this weeks hall pass. Two can play at this game.
|Quoting dreadnought (Reply 15):|
They sell 300-400hp diesel large sedans in Europe that get around 40 MPG. Once modified for our crappy US fuel, they probably get 30% less than that. That has to stop. Raise the cetane.
Are you measuring in imperial gallons? What 300-400hp large European sedan gets 40 US MPG? The 7 series diesel doesnt even get 35mpg, the A8 barely breaks that and only on paper. May I also suggest that you are buying a $120k car that cant overtake a Hyundai Sonata. If you are spending 120k I really doubt you are worried about doing 25 vs 35mpg, unless the other car in your garage is an Escalade Hybrid and you believe that WN will lower everyones ticket prices in ATL because Clark Howard said so, and he must be right because hes on TV.
Once modified for our crappy US fuel, they probably get 30% less than that. That has to stop. Raise the cetane.
Unless you are driving your 740d around Carlsbad, NM and fill up at the local PILOT shop you can easily find (or create for around $4 from Wal-Mart) cetane levels of 50+ in the USA. Let us not forget that the plateau for performance is approx. mid 50s. and putting in Euro 60 cetane premium diesel is about as good as putting in premium fuel in a 86' F-series. I do find the Europeans in Colorado worried that they will destroy their rental Tahoe by putting in 86 grade a bit hillarious though.
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