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Old 02-26-21, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I don't know about that. Truth is, if a modern car won't start, it isn't going to matter much what it is, most people are going to have it towed to the dealer, anyway.

The only electric door latch stories I have are from Corvettes. They have a button to open the door but there is a manual lever next to the seat with pictures on it and another near the rear hatch in case you lose electrical power.
We had one where the husband smashed the sunroof out with a hammer because his wife was inside the car. Had they read the owner's manual or even noticed the lever they could have just opened the door. Later some other knucklehead smashed out the side window for a similar reason. These people always demand we fix it for free because they didn't know how to open the door.
That’s like the Rodney Dangerfield joke about locking his keys in the car and not being able to get his wife and kids out.
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Old 02-26-21, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
That’s like the Rodney Dangerfield joke about locking his keys in the car and not being able to get his wife and kids out.
Bodum bum no respect I tell ya!
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Old 02-26-21, 09:14 PM
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Bodum bum no respect I tell ya!
Take my wife....please.
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Old 02-26-21, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
Its too early for them. They want the general public to buy them and do the r&d for them. There's no infrastructure to support thier use. The batteries are absolutely horrendous for the environment. Google earth a lithium mine. Both on the front end and back end. Not to mention they melt down like a nuke reactor when they get damaged. Running the heater cuts the mileage in half. That'll be great innthe winter.

They aren't ready for consumers yet.
Somebody needs to tell that to the 500,000 consumers who bought them last year.

Seriously, there are a hell of a lot of them on the road, and a hell of a lot of satisfied customers. And, really, we've been the beta testers for the internal combustion-driven automobile for 130 years. Why should this be different?
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Old 02-27-21, 03:04 AM
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Correct. Within a few years the EVs will be cheaper than the gas cars. Charge times go down, distance goes up.

You horse and buggy fans will see.
Will we rue?
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Old 02-27-21, 03:06 AM
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A visual representation of how I feel.
Note: I am the Coyote in this illustration.
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