My car has this push button start thingy - when the car is in motion, a quick jab at the button won't kill the engine, however if you push it and hold it for 3 seconds it will turn off the engine no matter the conditions. Not great in my opinion, I'd prefer instant kill, but it's there. I know, I've tested it. At least the clutch and brake pedals both are still mechanical.
They seem to still be selling them here.
Is it really 2200 lb/ft? Or am I reading the chart wrong?
Issue is that it is really trivial to change the odometer.
My 2004 Opel (GM Europe) Astra had a problem with the ABS sensor. I saw online that I needed an op-com reader interface to be able to access the ABS computer to get the fault code, rather than an OBD-II code reader. So I brought one for £14 from China. I got the ABS fault code, including one other unrelated fault code I was unaware of from the engine cooling computer. I played around with op-com seeing what it could do, found I could enable features for free such as traction control, cruise control and total closure. I was shocked to find a page to edit the odometer reading - it wasn't even advertised!
If I can do this with something I brought for £14 that fits any Opel car with an op-com port - imagine the uptake of this sort of gizmo to avoid the gas tax.
Video showing changing of an odometer reading however I'd imagine this device costs a lot more than the op-com interface.
Okay, I'm wrong, I put my hands up, I apologise. I know I'm not always right.
No need to call me an idiot and a piece of shit.
Even "mph" is technically incorrect, the "correct" way to do it is mile/h but no-one does this.
Km/h not kph. "per" is not an unit (SI or otherwise), and "k" means nothing on its own.
Oh and fuel prices here in the UK is already well over $6 a gallon for diesel.
You just don't bother seeing what's on the market. I sold my 9 year old Honda Civic for $3,000 that gets 40mpg(imp)/30mpg(US) and brought a replacement car, a 6 year old small family car for $3000 that gets 80mpg(imp)/65mpg(US) - I made no overall loss and saved $3,000 a year in fuel costs. How is getting a fuel efficient car more expensive than a gas guzzler? Hint - fuel efficient cars are not just Prius. My car is a diesel Opel Astra (similar to the Saturn Astra) not quite an unusual or rare car, certainly not here in the UK. And no, the car isn't new, the second link goes to a review page dated 10th Oct 2002. I've never ever paid more than $5,000 for a car in my lifetime, and I drive one of the most fuel efficient cars in the small family category anyone can get.
What do you mean? I sold my 9 year old Honda Civic for $3,000 that gets 40mpg(imp)/30mpg(US) and brought a replacement car, a 6 year old small family car for $3000 that gets 80mpg(imp)/65mpg(US) - I made no overall loss and saved $3,000 a year in fuel costs. How is getting a fuel efficient car more expensive than a gas guzzler? Hint - fuel efficient cars are not just Prius. My car is a diesel Opel Astra (similar to the Saturn Astra) not quite an unusual or rare car, certainly not here in the UK. And no, the car isn't new, the second link goes to a review page dated 10th Oct 2002.
So yes, it's cheap to get a fuel efficient car, just don't get a hybrid, they guzzle more gas than my car.
I drive 20,000-30,000 miles a year here in the UK. 95% of that is on motorways in the leftmost lane (rightmost in your country) at 65mph bored shitless daydreaming. 20,000 miles at 65mph is 310 hours, which translates into almost 13 *full* days. 30,000 miles is 460 hours, more than 19 full days.
In my lifetime, I never have brought any car more than $5,000 and never will due to the mileage I drive causing steep deprecation, but I will buy the first reasonably priced car that has this tech brand new even though I'd have to take out a loan. I'd love to spend the time on more worthwhile activities. Daydreaming while driving is also dangerous.
Don't get me wrong, I love driving hard and fast like you, but fuel costs are prohibitively expensive in this country - no, yours is ridiculously cheap compared to ours - and I simply cannot afford to drive fast - I already pay $3,000 a year in fuel costs - if I had a fun car, that'd be $6,000 a year in fuel costs, at least, just for a few miles of fun driving.
 Car prices here tend to be inversely proportional to mileages - my car cost $24,000 brand new, but I paid $3,000 for it even though it was only 6 years old and in a good condition, the only reason why it was cheap was that it had 100,000 miles on the clock, even though this model of car with this specific engine is well known to run until at least 250,000 miles trouble-free before being scrapped due to failing safety tests on the bodywork, not from anything to do with the engine. The value of my car with 200,000 miles on the clock is literally $100 even if the car starts and runs good and is in excellent condition.
You get buffering times with 15mbps? I have a 16mbps package but I actually get 7mbps due to the distance to the exchange and crappy BT lines that they won't admit is faulty. My partner watches a lot of streamed online video, and I watch a bunch of 1080p HD streamed video and I rarely see any buffering. Do you really get 15mbps?
Before anyone says I should get a cheaper package to suit my line, this is already the cheapest my ISP offers, they have higher speed packages I obviously can't have. Truly unlimited bandwidth and no port blocking at Â£15 ($20) per month with a "no questions asked" policy, i.e. they don't care what I do with the bandwidth, I ain't complaining about the difference between advertised and actual speeds.
In the UK, there's a government website where I type in my VIN and it'll show up whether my car is subject to a recall or not. There's a private car review website that lists the number of recalls and for what for each model. For example, take my Opel Astra G, there were 4 recalls over the entire model range - scroll down to the "Recalls" section. Surely you have something similar in the USA?
Also autos are still a rarity in the UK, I've only been in two cars with a true auto in my lifetime and one of that was in the USA, and maybe 4 cars with semi-auto.
Definitely not. I work for a certain large postal company, it used to be that all letters were sorted by hand, but it's now 95% letters and large letters (A4 sized items) that's sorted to walk (rounds) level. We've started using letter sequencing machines a few years ago that sorts letters by the order of the houses of a street (e.g. number 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 7, 5, 3, 1) so the postie don't even sort letters. This company also has an extremely strong & vocal union, but they've been reasonably accepting of the new machines as opposed to the other changes going on here.
Automation is widespread in a lot of industries. Another example, the city I live in, Sheffield, UK, recently this city has produced more steel than any time in the past, but with the fewest people.
The warning buzzer for the seatbelts are rare and I live in the UK, I've only come across one car in my lifetime with that, which was a Fiat hire car in Bosnia, and I just wanted to rip the damn speaker out of the dashboard every time that went off. Most cars has a seatbelt warning light which is good enough in my book, though I've never owned a car that had one.