Billions and Billions of Cars!

Off-topic posts, quotes of the day and anything else you just would like to vent to the world. PG-13 or below PLEASE!
Rope-Pusher
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 10484
Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:44 pm
Cars: '08 Jeep Liberty
Location: Greater Detroit Area

Billions and Billions of Cars!

Postby Rope-Pusher » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:53 pm

Image

Wards Auto reports that at the end of last year there were 1.32 billion vehicles driving around on the planet.

http://wardsauto.com/analysis/world-veh ... se-46-2016

Imagine if all 1.32 billion were driving westward, at a high rate of speed, and then they all stepped on the brake pedal. The day would get longer, right?
'08 Jeep Liberty 6-Speed MT - "Last of the Mohicans"

User avatar
potownrob
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 7099
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2005 11:35 pm
Cars: '16 Golf TSI SE
Location: Dutchess County

Re: Billions and Billions of Cars!

Postby potownrob » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:34 am

That looks like an extra creepy version of Watkins.

Edit: THE SS IS DEAD!! I repeat: THE SS IS DEAD!!!! :o :shock: :evil: :cry:
BUT DEM FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

For Pizza!!!!

Rope-Pusher
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 10484
Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:44 pm
Cars: '08 Jeep Liberty
Location: Greater Detroit Area

Re: Billions and Billions of Cars!

Postby Rope-Pusher » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:41 am

potownrob wrote:That looks like an extra creepy version of Watkins.

Edit: THE SS IS DEAD!! I repeat: THE SS IS DEAD!!!! :o :shock: :evil: :cry:

Zee SS is dead???
....or zoe zee Cherminz voot haff you bleef, but zee boiz in Brazil know otterweiss.
Last edited by Rope-Pusher on Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:17 am, edited 1 time in total.
'08 Jeep Liberty 6-Speed MT - "Last of the Mohicans"

User avatar
InlinePaul
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 1438
Joined: Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:55 pm
Cars: 2001 Ranger 2.3L manual
Location: Detroit MI

Re: Billions and Billions of Cars!

Postby InlinePaul » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:13 pm

A simple way to control emission is to eliminate all cars that have automatic transmissions. :lol:
Stick shiftin since '77
theholycow wrote:Why in the world would you even want to be as smooth as an automatic? Might as well just drive an automatic...

User avatar
tankinbeans
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 3701
Joined: Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:04 pm
Cars: 17 300S, 03 Century
Location: Shakopee, MN

Re: Billions and Billions of Cars!

Postby tankinbeans » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:54 pm

InlinePaul wrote:A simple way to control emission is to eliminate all cars that have automatic transmissions. :lol:

What you did there. I see it.
17 Mazda6
03 Century
InlinePaul wrote:The driving force of new fangled features to sell more cars [is to] cater to the masses' abject laziness!

Rope-Pusher
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 10484
Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:44 pm
Cars: '08 Jeep Liberty
Location: Greater Detroit Area

Re: Billions and Billions of Cars!

Postby Rope-Pusher » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:29 am

A simple way to reduce emissions and fuel consumption is to share a ride. I say simple, because it is simple math, or maths, as the Bri'ish would say.

You may say there is nothing simple about finding someone with a commute that is similar to yours and that is true, but if the rewards were much higher, i.e. if fuel costs increased significantly, you would be looking much harder to find your Kia Soul mate and there would be a new thrust on social networks to match commuters together.
Image
"...And what therefore Dog hath put together, let no career moves put asunder!"
'08 Jeep Liberty 6-Speed MT - "Last of the Mohicans"

User avatar
potownrob
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 7099
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2005 11:35 pm
Cars: '16 Golf TSI SE
Location: Dutchess County

Re: Billions and Billions of Cars!

Postby potownrob » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:42 am

eye fink eye'd rather drive my own tiny electric deathtrap econobox than have to share a ride with some random person (unless they are hot...and female...a hot female). color me old school. :|
BUT DEM FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

For Pizza!!!!

Rope-Pusher
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 10484
Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:44 pm
Cars: '08 Jeep Liberty
Location: Greater Detroit Area

Re: Billions and Billions of Cars!

Postby Rope-Pusher » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:52 pm

https://uk-cms.parkindigo.com/wp-conten ... ls-6-1.jpg

BREAST SELLING VEHICLES AROUND THE WHIRLED
No doubt most of you are aware that the Ford F-150 is the best selling vehicle in the American market. And the Canadian market too, by the way. But do you know what the best selling vehicle in China is? It’s the Wuling Hongguang. No doubt you already know that Wuling is partly owned by General Motors. In Germany the best selling car is the Volkswagen Golf. In Japan, it’s the Toyota Aqua, better known in other markets as the Prius C. In Brazil the Chevrolet Onix, which is only sold in South America, tops the sales charts. In Indonesia, the Toyota Avanza, which was actually designed by Daihatsu, outsells everyone else. And in Egypt the Chevrolet TFR is the best selling vehicle in the country. In fact the little pickup is so popular it’s been nicknamed “El Dabbabah” which means “The Tank.” We got this information from a company in the UK called Aira, which is dedicated to helping people who are visually impaired. We don’t know why in the world it would create a graphic of the top selling vehicles in the world, but it sure is interesting to look at.
'08 Jeep Liberty 6-Speed MT - "Last of the Mohicans"


Return to “Rants and Raves”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 6 guests