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  1. That was just one of the race scenes I posted. I guess you have to be into JDM machinery to truely appreciate it. The series is about a guy who works in a petrol station through the day and delivering tofu at night and dreams about being a pro drifter. He gets the AE86 on the road and starts racing on the Japanese mountain passes at night and eventually becomes the best driver in the land.
  2. http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/world-s-first-self-driving-car-race-ends-in-a-crash So the first ever roborace had a crash. Doesn't look good for autonomous vehicles. God bless anyone who decides to get in that self flying quadcopter thing that's coming to Dubai in the summer.
  3. Anyone else watch this? I've really got into watching the past few weeks. It's a bit cheesy at times as with any anime but it has its moments. I love the fact that they use real rice rockets like the AE86, Silvia's, Imprezas, Skylines etc.
  4. This is part of the Takata recall that affects 33.8 million vehicles. Below is a full list of all vehicles that have been affected, Affected owners in Florida, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico have been prioritized in this recall and will receive parts first. If you live in these regions, make sure to contact your local BMW dealer immediately to schedule an appointment to have your front driver and/or passenger airbag replaced. BMW recommends that no one sit in the front passenger seat until that airbag is replaced. Recalled cars: 1 Series 2008-2013 128i, 135i, M 3 Series 2000 323i, 328i 2001-2013 M3 2002-2006 325Ci 2002-2006 330Ci 2002-2003 325iT 2002-2003 325XiT 2006-2012 325XiT 2001-2011 325i, 325Xi 2006-2013 328i, 328Xi, 328i xDrive 2001-2011 330i, 330Xi 2006-2013 335i, 335Xi, 335 xDrive 2009-2011 335d 2007-2013 335is 5 Series 2002-2003 525i, 530i, 540i 2002-2003 M5 X1 2013-2015 X1 sDrive 28i, xDrive28i, xDrive30i X5 2003 X5 3.0i, X5 4.4i 2007-2013 X5 xDrive30i, xDrive35i, xDrive48i, xDrive50i, M 2009-2013 X5 xDrive35d X6 2008-2014 X6 xDrive35i, xDrive50i, M Chrysler Chrysler will notify the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM owners. Sterling and Mitsubishi owners will be notified by their respective companies. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. A notification schedule has not yet been provided, but FCA says that vehicles currently or previously registered in areas identified with high absolute humidity (Zone 1 areas) will be targeted first. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S43. Recalled cars: Chrysler: 2007-2009 Chrysler Aspen - Passenger side airbag 2005-2012 Chrysler 300 - Passenger side airbag 2006-2007 Chrysler Crossfire 2005-2010 Chrysler SRT8 Dodge: 2008-2012 Dodge Challenger - Passenger side airbag 2006-2012 Dodge Charger - Passenger side airbag 2005-2011 Dodge Dakota - Passenger side airbag 2004-2009 Dodge Durango - Passenger side airbag 2005-2008 Dodge Magnum - Passenger side airbag 2003-2009 Dodge Ram 1500 - Passenger side airbag 2003-2009 Dodge Ram 2500 - Passenger side airbag 2003-2010 Dodge Ram 3500 - Passenger side airbag 2008-2010 Dodge Ram 4500 cab chassis - Passenger side airbag 2008-2010 Dodge Ram 5500 cab chassis - Passenger side airbag 2008-2009 Sterling/Bullett 4500 and 550 Cab Chassis Jeep: 2007-2012 Jeep Wrangler - Passenger side airbag Not under recall yet, but use defective Takata inflators that will need to be replaced by 2018: 2016 Jeep Wrangler - Passenger side airbag Ferrari Ferrari will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag assembly, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Ferrari customer service at 1-866-551-2828. Ferrari's number for this recall is 60. Recalled cars: 2009-2011 California - Passenger side airbag 2010-2011 458 Italia - Passenger side airbag Not under recall yet, but use defective Takata inflators that will need to be replaced by 2018: 2016-2017 FF 2016-2017 California T 2016-2017 488 GTB/Spider 2016-2017 F12/F12tdf 2016-2017 GTC4 Lusso Ford Contact your local Ford or Lincoln dealer to schedule an appointment to have the airbag replaced in affected vehicles. Visit the Ford Owner website to see if your vehicle is part of the recall. Recalled cars: Ford: 2004-2011 Ranger - Driver’s and/or passenger side airbag 2005-2006 GT - Driver’s and/or passenger side airbag 2005-2014 Mustang - Driver’s and/or passenger side airbag 2006-2011 Fusion - Passenger side airbag 2007-2010 Edge - Passenger side airbag Lincoln: 2006-2011 Lincoln MKZ, Zephyr - Passenger side airbag 2007-2010 Lincoln MKX - Passenger side airbag Mercury: 2006-2011 Milan - Passenger side airbag General Motors Double check that your vehicle is actually involved. It was first announced that many Buicks, Cadillacs and Oldsmobiles were affected by the recall. It turns out that was an error in reporting by NHTSA. Most of those vehicles were part of an unrelated recall years ago. Interestingly, the two remaining vehicles were actually produced by other automakers and rebranded under former GM makes: the 2003-2005 Pontiac Vibe (built alongside the Toyota Matrix) and the 2005 Saab 9-2x (a Subaru-built vehicle rebranded as a Saab). Both vehicles should be taken to a current GM dealership for repairs. Recalled cars: Cadillac: 2007-2011 Cadillac Escalade - passenger side 2007-2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT - passenger side 2007-2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV - passenger side 2015 Cadillac XTS Chevrolet: 2007-2011 Chevrolet Avalanche - passenger side 2007-2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - passenger side 2007-2011 Chevrolet Suburban - passenger side 2007-2011 Chevrolet Tahoe - passenger side 2007-2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 2015 Chevrolet Camaro 2015 Chevrolet Equinox 2015 Chevrolet Malibu Buick: 2015 Buick LaCrosse GMC: 2007-2011 GMC Sierra 1500 - passenger side 2007-2011 GMC Sierra 2500/3500 2007-2011 GMC Yukon - passenger side 2007-2011 GMC Yukon XL - passenger side 2015 GMC Terrain Pontiac: 2003-2007, 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe Saab: 2005-2006 Saab 9-2x - Passenger side 2003-2011 Saab 9-3 2010-2011 Saab 9-5 Saturn: 2008-2009 Saturn Astra Honda If you haven’t already, go to Honda’s recall site and enter your VIN. If your vehicle is included in this recall, the site will provide a description of the problem and instructions on how to proceed. NHTSA has determined that certain model-year 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles have a much greater risk of ruptures during airbag deployment. In fact, nine of the first 11 Takata-related deaths in the U.S. were in Acura and Honda vehicles. These high-risk models are listed separately below. If you have a vehicle that was first sold in, or is registered in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands—take immediate action. If you haven’t already received notice in the mail, print out the results of your VIN search and contact your nearest Honda dealer. They have allocated the replacement parts to these high humidity areas and will replace the part once you’ve made an appointment. Honda will be sending notices to other areas on a rolling basis as the parts become available. Recalled cars: Acura: 2003 Acura CL 2013-2016 Acura ILX 2013-2014 Acura ILX hybrid 2003-2006 Acura MDX 2007-2016 Acura RDX 2005-2011 Acura RL 2002-2003 Acura 3.2 TL 2009-2014 Acura TL 2009-2011 Acura TSX 2010-2013 Acura ZDX Honda: 2001-2011 Honda Accord 2008-2011 Honda Accord Crosstour 2001-2011 Honda Civic 2002-2011 Honda CR-V 2011-2015 Honda CR-Z 2003-2011 Honda Element 2010-2014 Honda FCX Clarity 2007-2013 Honda Fit 2013-2014 Honda Fit EV 2010-2014 Honda Insight 2002-2004 Honda Odyssey 2003-2011 Honda Pilot 2006-2014 Honda Ridgeline - Driver’s side airbag 2006-2010 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing (motorcycle) High-Risk Models 2001-2002 Honda Civic 2001-2002 Honda Accord 2002-2003 Acura TL 2002 Honda CR-V 2002 Honda Odyssey 2003 Acura CL 2003 Honda Pilot Jaguar/Land Rover Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC is recalling certain model years of the Jaguar XF originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Vehicles not originally sold or ever registered in these states are not subject to this safety recall. For more information, contact the Jaguar Customer Relationship Center at 1-800-452-4827 or the Land Rover customer center. Recalled cars: Passenger-side airbag only unless noted: 2009-2011 Jaguar XF 2007-2011 Land Rover Range Rover Mazda Owners should go to Mazda’s recall site (mazdarecallinfo.com) and enter the car's VIN. If your vehicle is included in this recall, the site will provide a description of the problem and instructions on how to proceed. If the site indicates that repair parts are available, the appointment button on the site links to your local dealer so you can easily set up a repair appointment. There is no charge for this repair. NHTSA has determined that the age and location of a vehicle can increase the risk of rupture. Vehicles sold or ever registered in a high absolute humidity (HAH) area (Florida, Hawaii, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, and Virgin Islands) and/or Mazda vehicles 2003-2007 are considered high priority—immediate action should be taken. If you haven’t received a notice in the mail, print out the results of your VIN search and contact your nearest Mazda dealer. Replacement parts have been prioritized to the high humidity areas and dealers will replace the part once you’ve made an appointment. The recall includes all states and Mazda will be sending notices to areas on a rolling basis as parts become available. Recalled cars: 2004-2009 B-Series Truck - Driver and/or passenger side airbag 2003-2011 Mazda6 - Driver and/or passenger side airbag 2007-2011 CX-7 - Passenger side airbag 2007-2011 CX-9 - Passenger side airbag 2006-2007 MazdaSpeed6 - Driver and/or passenger side airbag 2004-2006 MPV - Driver and/or passenger side airbag 2004-2011 Mazda RX-8 - Driver and/or passenger side airbag Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz uses Takata driver-side and passenger-side airbags in many vehicles and, isrecalling vehicles which use the affected airbags. Should owners need additional assistance, visit www.mbusa.com, and use the "Email/Write" section under Customer Support, or call 877-496-3691. Recalled cars: Driver-side airbag only unless noted: M-Class 2009-2010 ML320 Diesel 2009-2011 ML350 2010-2011 ML450 Hybrid 2009-2011 ML550 2009-2011 ML63AMG GL-Class 2009-2010 GL320 Diesel 2011-2012 GL350 Diesel 2009-2012 GL450 2009-2012 GL550 R-Class 2009-2010 R320 Diesel 2009-2012 R350 SLK-Class 2007-2008 SLK280 2007-2008 SLK350 2007-2008 SLK55AMG GLK-Class 2010-2012 GLK350 - Driver & passenger SLS-Class 2011 SLS - Driver & passenger 2012-2014 SLS E-Class 2010-2011 E350, E550 Coupe, Convertible 2010-2011 E63AMG C-Class 2005-2007 C230 2005 C320 2006-2007 C350 2008-2011 C350 - Driver & passenger 2008-2011 C300 2008-2011 C300 4Matic - Driver & passenger 2008-2011 C63AMG - Driver & passenger Not under recall yet, but use defective Takata inflators that will need to be replaced by 2018: 2016-2017 E-Class Coupe/Convertible Mitsubishi If you see that your car as part of this recall, Mitsubishi advises owners to act immediately in scheduling an appointment to replace it. If the dealer does not have the part yet, they will provide instructions on how best to proceed until the part is available. Recalled cars: 2004-2007 Lancer 2004-2007 Lancer Evolution 2004 Lancer Sportback 2006-2009 Mitsubishi Raider Not under recall yet, but use defective Takata inflators that will need to be replaced by 2018: 2016-2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Nissan Nissan has notified or will be notifying owners of affected vehicles to bring their vehicle in for inspection and potential parts replacement. Extra attention is being paid to “some areas” of Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands, but the recall covers every state, the District of Columbia, and some American territories. Recalled cars: Infiniti: 2003-2008 Infiniti FX - Passenger side 2006-2010 Infiniti M35/M45 - Passenger side 2001-2004 Infiniti I30/I35 - Passenger side 2002-2003 Infiniti QX4 - Passenger side Nissan: 2001-2003 Nissan Maxima - Passenger side 2002-2004 Nissan Pathfinder - Passenger side 2002-2006 Nissan Sentra - Passenger side 2007-2011 Nissan Versa - Passenger side Subaru Call your local Subaru dealer and schedule an appointment to have the airbag replaced. There is no wait for parts to arrive and no special emphasis on localized climates or regions. Because second owners may not know where the previous owner of their vehicle lived/drove, Subaru does not want to focus on any particular region. Recalled cars: 2003-2006 Baja - Passenger side 2003-2011 Forester - Passenger side 2003-2011 Legacy - Passenger side 2003-2011 Outback - Passenger side 2004-2011 Impreza (include WRX/STi) - Passenger sid 2006-2011 Tribeca - Passenger side Toyota Immediate action is recommended if your vehicle registered in the coastal areas around the Gulf of Mexico, including Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Or if the car is in Florida, Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Virgin Islands and Hawaii. When the parts become available, owners will be notified by mail to bring their vehicle in for the proper fix. Finally, if you are uncomfortable driving your vehicle to the dealership to have the work performed, contact your local Toyota dealer, and they will arrange to have the vehicle picked up. Recalled cars: Lexus: 2007-2011 Lexus ES - Passenger side 2010-2011 Lexus GX - Passenger side 2006-2011 Lexus IS (including IS F) - Passenger side 2002-2010 Lexus SC - Passenger side Not under recall yet, but use defective Takata inflators that will need to be replaced by 2018: 2015 Lexus IS250C, IS350C 2015-2016 Lexus GX460 Scion: 2008-2011 Scion xB - Passenger side Not under recall yet, but use defective Takata inflators that will need to be replaced by 2018: 2015 Scion xB Toyota: 2010-2011 Toyota 4Runner - Passenger side 2003-2007, 2009-2011 Toyota Corolla - Passenger side 2003-2007, 2009-2011 Toyota Matrix - Passenger side 2004-2005 Toyota RAV4 2011 Toyota Sienna - Passenger side 2002-2007 Toyota Sequoia - Passenger side 2003-2006 Toyota Tundra - Passenger side 2006-2011 Toyota Yaris - Passenger side Not under recall yet, but use defective Takata inflators that will need to be replaced by 2018: 2015-2016 Toyota 4-Runner Volkswagen Recalled cars: Audi: 2005-2013 Audi A3 2004-2008 Audi A4 2006-2009 A4 Cabriolet 2005-2011 Audi A6 2010-2011 Audi A5 Cabrio 2009-2012, 2015 Audi Q5 Not under recall yet, but use defective Takata inflators that will need to be replaced by 2018: 2016 Audi TT 2017 Audi R8 Volkswagen: 2009-2014 Volkswagen CC 2010-2014 Volkswagen Eos 2010-2014 Volkswagen Golf 2010-2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen 2006-2010, 2012-2014 Volkswagen Passat 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan Not under recall yet, but use defective Takata inflators that will need to be replaced by 2018: 2016 Volkswagen CC
  5. Juan Pablo Montoyas number 42 chevy NASCAR
  6. A hybrid car has a conventional combustion engine and an electric motor with batteries. There are 2 types of hybrid car. One runs on electric motors all the time and only uses the engine to power a generator to charge the batteries. The other runs on electric motor and the engine also can power the wheels when more horsepower is required or the batteries are low. Below you can see an example of what lithium mining does to the environment.
  7. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.engadget.com/amp/2017/02/14/toyotas-10-millionth-hybrid-sale-hints-at-a-greener-future/?client=safari I found this article stating that Toyota have now sold 10 million hybrids. For me, hybrid is over complicated pointless technology. People buy them thinking they are saving the planet. Mining the lithium to make the batteries causes more damage to the environment than most people realise. Driving a 40 year old muscle car every day will cause less pollution than manufacturing a new Prius. I've had the misfortune of driving and working on Priuses (Prii?) a few times and found them to be completely soulless. They are the automotive equivalent of lentil flavoured fat free organic yoghurt served on boiled tofu.
  8. I came across this on the interweb. I don't know if it's any use to anyone but it's interesting. http://www.automobile-catalog.com/ Full specification on every car ever built. Dimensions, capacities, performance, fuel economy etc.
  9. Yes I meant the Henry is the daddy for cleaning cars. It comes with attachments. The little tiny car vacuums aren't up to much.
  10. The Henry is the daddy of all vacuum cleaners
  11. Mercedes Sauber C292
  12. @Gaurav yes that's the one. I don't know about warranty, I just fix it when it breaks. I can't remember the KMs off the top of my head but something tells me it's around 80k. Sorry if I've scared anyone off but I just tell things the way I see them. I always recommend Japanese cars over anything because the build quality and materials are way better. Even though I've said a lot of bad things about the Range Rover, they are a lovely car to drive, I just wouldn't own one. The air suspension is wonderful on rough roads but it is problematic and you have to remember that when you have a problem with air suspension, it's not like having a broken spring where you can just drive home and get it fixed. The whole car falls down onto the road and you lose all suspension capabilities and it becomes unsafe to drive. The new jaguar engines have fantastic pulling capability and can make something 2+ tonnes move surprisingly quickly. There aren't many people in UAE capable of working on them properly though. I know of a Range Rover specialist in Dubai who rebuilt one and it blew up again after 200km. Then there's stuff that should be relatively simple like crankshaft pulley bolts. They should all screw in one direction but some engines are left hand thread and some are right hand thread. There isn't a lot of technical information on them out there either. Even the main dealer wasn't able to give me simple torque settings and I had to do a lot of research for myself.
  13. I don't get the jeep thing and I don't want to get the jeep thing. I've heard it hurts when you pee. Anyway, barbie drives a jeep. That tells me all I need to know.