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knightjp last won the day on February 13 2017

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  1. There are some pretty awesome EVs being built in garages with all of that stuff on board. So can't really say that it is only possible through Tesla or some other major manufacturer. Its too bad that we don't live in the US, where such projects are possible. I mean finding a scrapped Tesla over will be near impossible.
  2. I tend to agree. Most independent shops mostly focus on simple head unit installations, speakers, etc. Nothing majorly electrical. What is even worse is that they are so rooted and set in their ways, they are even willing to give anything new a try or won't even apply simple common sense into whatever they are working on. However you tend to notice that if someone can create and EV in his garage, and Rich can work on Tesla by himself, there isn't much to it, except understanding the engineering; to which most mechanics are even bothered to try. They more or less presume that oil and gas aren't going to go away in their lifetimes and they would rather continue with what they know than learn something new.
  3. @Frederic Nuyttens / @desertdude You should look into this youtube channel, Rich Rebuilds This guy proves the while there is quite a lot about Tesla that is brand new kind of tech, it isn't extremely new and pretty much anyone with a good grasp of engineering and electrics should be able to handle the whole thing with ease. There are people in various parts of the world building EVs using tesla batteries... Look up the White Zombie on youtube. Previously electricians used to handly those large television tubes with relative ease. My dad told me that if you don't handle it probably, an old TV tube could kill you. This is just Tesla being the Apple of the car world.
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    2014 Honda Accord Coupe - Owner Review

    Great review... The latest Accord is a great car.. However there is only one reason why I wouldn't buy one. It is primarily bought and driven by Cocks..
  5. It doesn't look like an Eleanor to me unless you are talking about the 70s Gone in 60 Seconds movie with the yellow Mach 1. From 1969, I guess the real collector's items are the BOSS cars (302, 429).. I like the mods though... Very tastefully done. The backup camera is a great idea. The colour is amazing. Awesome engine. IMO, SBFs have a better sound than the popular SBCs. The HEMIs have the sound of Thunder & Power.
  6. Honestly, back in day, we had 1997 - 98 1.3 Honda Civics as company cars for the courier company I was working at. At the same time we also had 1.3 Toyota Echos... Now the Civic was an amazing car, but it didn't have the VTEC and its acceleration wasn't at the level of the Echos. The couriers were pretty much fighting over the Echos and being a car guy, I couldn't understand why. My friend had a Civic Vti 1.8 & that was fast. It was only when I took a ride in both I understood. Honda's 1.3 was seriously under powered; which is why later Civics never came with a 1.3 and that engine was given the VTEC and then out in the Honda City and the Jazz. That was when the engines made sense.
  7. Like I said earlier, Toyota is pretty much the only manufacturer with a peppy 1.3. The rest of the manufacturers (Nissan, Mitusbishi, Honda, etc) always left us wanting.
  8. @stig I find any post '93 1.3 engine lacks power and torque; save Toyota's... I've driven 1.3s from pretty much all the other major Japanese brands and they do disappoint. Makes it hard to get out of a service lane, enter a roundabout or even a fast moving highway. The only way to get a decent enough performance from them, even a lancer, was to get a manual and redline the engine for the initial push. That too sometimes wasn't enough.. Toyota's 1.3 even on a larger corolla was great. I remember the Tercel's replacement - the Echo. It was hideous, but it was a good car with a good engine.
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    2014 Ram 1500 SLT - Owner's Review

    Well... I'm thinking of getting hitched in the near future as well. That is why I'm not going for any kind of trade in option at the moment; unless its a straight up exchange for a 2014 2500 or Power Wagon.
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    2014 Ram 1500 SLT - Owner's Review

    @sertac That sounds like a great option. If you can stretch your budget to that, then go for it. Otherwise you should visit AutoMall and see what they have as well or even the Aweer Used Car market. It is always good to have options.
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    2014 Ram 1500 SLT - Owner's Review

    Might I suggest looking at something like a daily run-a-round like a Japanese sedan / hatchback or a even a city car like a Daihatsu Sirion or Materia. Something that doesn't need much of any maintenance and can be more of a daily driver. If you budget around the 6000 - 10000 AED, it is possible to get a car that is relatively a good runner.
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    2014 Ram 1500 SLT - Owner's Review

    Go to the AutoMall near the IKEA in Festival City.. I believe I saw a couple over there. Otherwise look for Rosella in Trading Enterprises if you're looking to buy new. Here's a couple of videos for inspiration... Ram 1500 Express
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    2014 Ram 1500 SLT - Owner's Review

    @Gaurav Thanks... LWB vehicles do struggle with off roading with the break-over angles, but as long as you know what you are doing and you've got good underside protection, they work well. For the moment, I'm in two minds to hold off the mods and swap for a 2019 Ram 1500 later on, or maybe look to trade in for a 4th gen 2500 / power wagon. I saw one yesterday and they look so impressive.
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    Ford Mustang 2013 - owner review

    @Danny Here is a nice upgrade for you...