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by Rope-Pusher
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...
Replies: 63
Views: 7886

Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

It's Mary Ann vs Ginger All Over Again in the Comments Section.

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by Rope-Pusher
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...
Replies: 63
Views: 7886

Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

Manuals You May Enjoy Once More in 2020.... YOUR STICK-SHIFT 2020 PORSCHE 911 IS AVAILABLE TO ORDER (WITH A COUPLE CAVEATS) Porsche kept its promise to offer a manual 911, but the cars won't be delivered before spring 2020 https://autoweek.com/article/car-news/your-stick-shift-2020-porsche-911-avai...
by Rope-Pusher
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric
Replies: 40
Views: 3293

Re: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric

...driving a new VW in Canada in 2021,...... “The eGolf will be replaced by the “ID. Family” of all-electric cars based upon the MEB platform,” Tetzlaff said. “The first ID. car in Canada will be the production version of the ID. Crozz concept, which will arrive early in 2021.” ...or you may be dri...
by Rope-Pusher
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Autonomous cruise control
Replies: 90
Views: 22572

Re: Autonomous cruise control

So What's It To You, Mac? https://zdnet2.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2018/11/05/ec37d5d6-15b6-42ac-b2f8-d1454898c7dc/resize/770xauto/f4cdcd2ec5412249c234cb5ed2bcb421/apple-mac-mini-2018-5.jpg Apple co-founder: ‘I've really given up' on Level 5'. “I don’t even know if that will happen in my lifetime.” Wh...
by Rope-Pusher
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric
Replies: 40
Views: 3293

Re: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric

If a $3,000.00 Subsidy for purchasing a new vehicle to replace your 8 year old faithful steed is what you've been waiting for, ..... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DI73ts1VwAAM6fI.jpg We did mention that your former faithful steed will be crushed, didn't we? (If I were King, I'd find a more cost-effec...
by Rope-Pusher
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55415
Views: 1716271

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

...and then Mazda extends the MX designation to an Electric CUV https://canada.autonews.com/s3/files/styles/width_792/public/Mazda%20MX-30%20web%20a%20.jpg https://canada.autonews.com/automakers/mazda-extends-mx-name-new-mx-30-ev-crossover?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20191024&utm...
by Rope-Pusher
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55415
Views: 1716271

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

A Rolls, by any other name, would ride just as smoothly. Not so sure about a Volvo electric car. Naming schemes are funny, like when BMW continued the 318 series even after the engine size increased to 2 liters. ....Or Oldsmobile naming their FWD offering Cutlass in order to cash in on the success ...
by Rope-Pusher
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...
Replies: 63
Views: 7886

Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

...are you referring to expecting those amenities in the TV room, or in the vehicle?
by Rope-Pusher
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...
Replies: 63
Views: 7886

Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

THE 2019 SUBARU STI S209 WILL START AT $64,880 Isn't it kinda late in the year to come out with a 2019 model? Oh well, at least it's Amish: "The EJ25 turbocharged flat-four brings 330 lb-ft of torque along with its power and is exclusively (and refreshingly) mated to a six-speed manual transmission...
by Rope-Pusher
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Where have all the Pump Jockeys gone?
Replies: 11
Views: 812

Re: Where have all the Pump Jockeys gone?

One, or Two, might even suppose that the extinction of Pump Jockeys is the reason why automobiles now have tire inflation monitoring systems. Back in the days of yore, when the Pump Jockey checked your vehicle's oil level, took a glance at the condition of the accessory drive belts, maybe looked at ...
by Rope-Pusher
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Where have all the Pump Jockeys gone?
Replies: 11
Views: 812

Re: Where have all the Pump Jockeys gone?

Full service stations just take too damn long. I want to get my gas and go. I do not want to have to explain that I do not want my tank topped off or my cost rounded up. Honestly, I dont want to talk to a person at all. See?....More good reasons pump jockeys have dismounted and put their saddles in...
by Rope-Pusher
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Where have all the Pump Jockeys gone?
Replies: 11
Views: 812

Re: Where have all the Pump Jockeys gone?

There is also a safety factor when the credit card is validated electronically. (Anybody remember having their card checked against the printed list of "Bad" cards?) [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oddGafuCPTI[/youtube] There was also, believe it or not, pressure from churches for the elimi...
by Rope-Pusher
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Where have all the Pump Jockeys gone?
Replies: 11
Views: 812

Re: Where have all the Pump Jockeys gone?

I believe they were all randomly picked as targets by psychopathic murderers. Some were killed and some escaped by joining travelling carnivals. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tcwz8-EfFYE[/youtube] I think the change to self-serve gas pumping was a means of somewhat softening the sudden ga...
by Rope-Pusher
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric
Replies: 40
Views: 3293

Re: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric

If you had no clue what you were talking about when you promised to take the electric car market by storm, you might just only be a floor and rug vacuum manufacturer. https://s3-prod-europe.autonews.com/s3fs-public/styles/width_792/public/Dyson%20web.jpg https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/britis...