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Old Feb 3rd 2014, 6:13 am
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Originally Posted by Nutek
Did you notice the seats? At least... I THINK it's the seats.
I did, and I wondered if (presumed) they were part of why you'd posted it, so I thought twice, them three times about mentioning them, but decided not to.
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Old Feb 3rd 2014, 6:16 am
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I did, and I wondered if (presumed) they were part of why you'd posted it, so I thought twice, them three times about mentioning them, but decided not to.
They are now.
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Old Feb 3rd 2014, 6:34 am
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Those brakes are proof that people are idiots.

Btw, I drove out past the farm that had the Mini, gone. For the best I think. I need another project like a hole in the head.

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Holy shit!
That's the exact thing that crossed my mind looking at that picture.
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Old Feb 3rd 2014, 9:51 am
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That's the exact thing that crossed my mind looking at that picture.
Would not want to be in front of him if I had to stop quick.
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Old Feb 3rd 2014, 9:57 am
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Those brakes are proof that people are idiots.

Btw, I drove out past the farm that had the Mini, gone. For the best I think. I need another project like a hole in the head.

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A lot of them. Over the decades I cannot count how many times I was actually scared test driving some idiots car for trade in. I actually refused to give the keys back to one guy because I did not want to be in any way responsible for him killing some innocent person. The steering was so bad that the pinion gear jumped the rack while I was driving it and I ended up in the parking lot of the funeral home, stopping inches from hitting the wall, thanks to the almost nonexistent brakes. He didn't put up much of an argument when I suggested that I would call the OPP and DOT to come and declare the car unfit for the road and tow it away.
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Originally Posted by Nutek
Jalopnik has a whole slew of these http://jalopnik.com/these-worn-brake...ing-1137273753

Kinda makes you want something like an MOT over here, that said it was never too hard to find "the right guy" to get a pass.
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This is Branson, Missouri, yesterday. Feel a teeny-weeny bit sorry for whoever was in the Red Land Rover;


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Originally Posted by MostlyYank


Those brakes are proof that people are idiots.

Btw, I drove out past the farm that had the Mini, gone. For the best I think. I need another project like a hole in the head.

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People are lazy, exactly why GM needed to bring in expensive add ons like tire pressure monitoring systems because people are incapable of basic vehicle maintenance.

And then it attempts to convince people they need to go to the dealer for nitrogen refills
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Old Feb 3rd 2014, 2:08 pm
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Tire pressure monitoring is now required by law in the US and the UK/EU, though it is not retroactive--only for new cars. Not sure why they offered it as an add-on as it should have been standard. Maybe the dealer trying to squeeze out a few more dollars.

http://www.tyrepal.co.uk/tpms-legislation/453.html

http://www.truflexpang.co.uk/pang/ne...-TPMS-imminent
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Originally Posted by penguinsix
Tire pressure monitoring is now required by law in the US and the UK/EU, though it is not retroactive--only for new cars. Not sure why they offered it as an add-on as it should have been standard. Maybe the dealer trying to squeeze out a few more dollars.

http://www.tyrepal.co.uk/tpms-legislation/453.html

http://www.truflexpang.co.uk/pang/ne...-TPMS-imminent
Prior to it being mandatory in the U.S., it was often an option or part of a package. The big question is how many people pay any attention to them.

The check engine light was always the bane of our existence. People coming in in a panic thinking their engine is going to blow up. We even had people call for a tow because they were afraid to drive it. I remember one guy who came in three times with his check engine light, all panicky. Each time it was because of a loose gas cap, and each time we told him, and each time he never thought to check that before he drove in all annoyed. The vast majority of check engine light situations are pollution related.
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..... The vast majority of check engine light situations are pollution related.
That's been our experience, to the extent that there is any discernible reason for it to be on at all. The CE light on our Accord comes on and goes off, ... er, ... of its own accord fairly regularly. Over the years we have needed a couple of lambda sensors, and a couple of cats (one was a crappy Honda replacement part that only lasted 16 months - the part was only warrantied for 12 months, and even the franchise service center wouldn't stand behind the part ), but there have been a number of other times when our local Honda service center has cleared it without there being a discernible problem, or at least not one that they've shared with us.

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That's been our experience, to the extent that there is any discernible reason for it to be on at all. The CE light on our Accord comes on and goes off, ... er, ... of its own accord fairly regularly. Over the years we have needed a couple of Lambda sensors, and a couple of cats (one was a crappy Honda replacement part that only lasted 16 months - the part was only warrantied for 12 months, and even the franchise service center wouldn't stand behind the part ), but there have been a number of other times when our local Honda service center has cleared it without there being a discernible problem, or at least not one that they've shared with us.
This'll take care of it.



Works on that pesky oil light too.
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Originally Posted by Scouse Express
This is Branson, Missouri, yesterday. Feel a teeny-weeny bit sorry for whoever was in the Red Land Rover;

http://youtube.com/watch?v=h3AxZcS-eKY&app=desktop
Further proof that "Southerners can't drive in snow" is total bullshit.
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This is based on the Catbus from Miyazaki's "My Neighbor Totoro". It's an iconic movie in Japan (on the level of classic Disney in the US) and one of the best kid's movies ever. Highly recommended. Note that the seat covers are Totoros, the enigmatic "star" of the movie and the symbol of Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli, the largest and best known animation studio in Japan.

The Catbus is supposed to be otherworldly and slightly scary. (spoilers) He turns out to be a truly good and helpful guy at the end of the movie.

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