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    Simple fender bender can render your "new" car a total loss.... https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news...EBp?li=BBnb7Kz
    1975 Mimosa with a few upgrades/mods:
    Patton TBI
    HVDA Toyota 5 speed
    Goodparts Nissan Diff
    Goodparts CVJs
    AAW Wire Harness
    Miata Seats
    Boyd Welding Custom 15 gallon aluminum gas tank

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    They had to pull the bumper on my Audi - it was 10 hours at book rate, most of it to realign the cameras.
    There was also only one tech at the dealer qualified to do so.
    I’m fortunate enough to not have to hold daily drivers outside of their warranty period, so it didn’t cost me anything but that one shocked even me.

    it’s also part of the reason I moved on from the thing after a year. Lovely car, hideous reliability.
    I'm really not that interesting...

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    • #3
      Makes you appreciate the cost of parts for the TR6 - $40 fuel pumps, $150 windshields, etc. etc.
      1976 TR-6 BRG - CF57239U
      Carbs by Poolboy
      Rear Camber Kit, Rear Hubs by Goodparts
      Gear Reduction Starter by TSI
      Distributor by British Vacuum

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      • #4
        Yeah it’s all that new fangled technology that keeps multitasking idiots in their lane and stops the car while they’re texting and parks the car they never learned how to parallel park. Gotta love it. That’s why I like my 2012 without all that crap. I thought it was outrageous when they charged some idiot’s insurance $3,800 for a rear bumper cap and a tail pipe for my car when he rear ended my. Guess he didn’t have that auto stop crap either
        I72 Pimento w/overdrive

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        • #5
          Has it escaped the notice of people who actually know how to drive, that the latest Subaru and Nissan ads show distracted drivers avoiding kids, dogs, trash cans, buses with drivers texting, etc. ect.? It seems the intent is to reinforce the behavior and condone it, while showing the latest whiz-bang technology that will bail them out of their own stupidity.

          I especially like the ad where the stupid dad is turned around looking at his kid while the car speeds down the road - only to be "saved" by forward collision warning and emergency braking. I can tell you my wife would not be so accommodating if I did something like that.
          1976 TR-6 BRG - CF57239U
          Carbs by Poolboy
          Rear Camber Kit, Rear Hubs by Goodparts
          Gear Reduction Starter by TSI
          Distributor by British Vacuum

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bartman View Post
            Has it escaped the notice of people who actually know how to drive, that the latest Subaru and Nissan ads show distracted drivers avoiding kids, dogs, trash cans, buses with drivers texting, etc. ect.? It seems the intent is to reinforce the behavior and condone it, while showing the latest whiz-bang technology that will bail them out of their own stupidity.

            I especially like the ad where the stupid dad is turned around looking at his kid while the car speeds down the road - only to be "saved" by forward collision warning and emergency braking. I can tell you my wife would not be so accommodating if I did something like that.
            My wife and I thought the same thing with those commercials...... idiot distracted drivers saved by technology...... a better ad would be an attentive driver being cutoff by an idiot and saved by the forward collision feature..... my blind spot monitoring has saved me more than once from changing lanes when a car that wasn't there 2 seconds ago is approaching at 80 and has jumped into the passing lane.
            1975 Mimosa with a few upgrades/mods:
            Patton TBI
            HVDA Toyota 5 speed
            Goodparts Nissan Diff
            Goodparts CVJs
            AAW Wire Harness
            Miata Seats
            Boyd Welding Custom 15 gallon aluminum gas tank

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            • #7
              Bob - I, too, can thank the BLIS for help. In my Fusion, I can allow the systems (like forward collision and lane departure) to sound an alarm but take no action with regard to steering or brakes. That's how I have it configured - I appreciate the alarm but don't want the computer deciding how to react. Many times, if I approach a car that is making a turn, I can see the car is well out of my "danger zone" and I continue, only to be warned that I am moving faster than an object in front of me. It it went into panic braking mode every time, it would be a very dangerous and jarring ride. Nothing will get you rear-ended faster than just slamming on the brakes. The commercials never show these cars in heavy traffic; I believe rear-enders are unavoidable with these "panic" reactions.
              1976 TR-6 BRG - CF57239U
              Carbs by Poolboy
              Rear Camber Kit, Rear Hubs by Goodparts
              Gear Reduction Starter by TSI
              Distributor by British Vacuum

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              • #8
                Why do TESLAs rear end police and fire apparatus stopped on the highways with activated emergency lights flashing? Did the programmers only write the code for sensing steady bright lights? People need to drive their cars, not computers.
                Brian Cunningham
                1973 CF4325U Overdrive has been added
                "Liz's" Plate is: T-AH6

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                • #9
                  Cool so if the popo wanna stop you they flip their lights on and you stop?
                  So much rust, so little time

                  64 TR4 Overdrive Surrey
                  67 GT6 Mk1
                  68 TR250 Soon to have Overdrive & Surrey
                  71 TR6 Hardtop Soon to have OD
                  81 TR8 Injected Automatic...the LAST Automatic

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