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      01-30-2020, 05:14 PM   #23
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I actually hate EVs. But no more than the ton of anodyne, half liter per cylinder, ZF8 cars and SUVs we're stuck with anyway.

Consumers like lazy torque. And EVs provide more of it, more immediately than any ICE car. Now that Tesla is at 370 miles of range, and promising 400 soon, there are fewer people that can't replace one or both cars with them.

I'm sure it's because of emissions, but I find it frustrating that only Porsche is making a push back towards n/a and manuals. I like to work for my performance, even if it means soccer moms dust me at most lights.
So I'm an old guy, and old school on my cars....my current and likely last toy is a 993. I drive stick, and love it. I don't care that a soccer mom can beat me in a straight line with her minivan.....well, maybe just a bit. But my car has a soul, I want to hear the engine, row the gears and enjoy the smells. I won't be an EV Hummer, or any other EV for that matter but the Hummer at least the notion of it feels more like something I might consider.
I hate to say it, but I test drove the i3 when it first came out. The instant torque was fun, the 125mm tires on a rwd chassis were amusing and the regen braking was actually useful. The range was just stupid and of course it looks a wee bit awkward.

I'm a manual only person, but I would buy an EV before an automatic.
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Heathen! Is it at least the retro Becker?
' It actually has bluetooth, damn thing was expensive.
Oh yeah, that's perfect. I love that Becker supports the older market.
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I hate to say it, but I test drove the i3 when it first came out. The instant torque was fun, the 125mm tires on a rwd chassis were amusing and the regen braking was actually useful. The range was just stupid and of course it looks a wee bit awkward.

I'm a manual only person, but I would buy an EV before an automatic.
I'd rather chew tinfoil.
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Oh yeah, that's perfect. I love that Becker supports the older market.
I broke down and bought it from Becker, remanufactured with warranty, it was a bitch to put in but I'm pretty happy with it. That and new rims were my christmas present to myself.
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Oh yeah, that's perfect. I love that Becker supports the older market.
I broke down and bought it from Becker, remanufactured with warranty, it was a bitch to put in but I'm pretty happy with it. That and new rims were my christmas present to myself.
Those rims are a game changer on there. Car looks perfect. I've always had a soft spot for the 993.
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      01-31-2020, 07:14 AM   #28
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And to a lot people car is just transport, CarPlay integration might be more important... or in the case Tesla just do it 100% in house...
I put a CD player in my 993, mind you it's out of a 996 so really hi tech. It doesn't matter because you can barely here it over the phister exhaust and flat six.
Speaking of CD, is my 2019 G30 the last 5 series with CD player, checked out 2020 when I went for the back up camera recall, no CDs
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