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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by BIV, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...llow-taxi-Nissan-redesign-to-be-unveiled.html

    Don't know how to embed the video

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    http://www.netcarshow.com/nissan/2014-nv200_taxi/
     
  2. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    Thats fine by me, Im a pretty tall guy and riding in the back of a typical yellow cab can be pretty uncomfortable.
     
  3. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    Amazed Bloomberg didn't insist on these...

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  4. Hoffman

    Hoffman Guess who's back? Hoffman's back

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    Amazed that Kirk hasn't shown up here yet criticizing the city for buying Japanese cars.
     
  5. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    If he did he would actually have a good point, for once.
     
  6. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    Broken clock thing.
     
  7. Hoffman

    Hoffman Guess who's back? Hoffman's back

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    Eh, I say buy the best available cars. Not to mention, every major car manufacturer has plants over here so I'm sure that these cabs will all be built in America.
     
  8. Neon

    Neon ネオン
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    Looks roomy. No complaint here.
     
  9. stevethrower

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    Made in Mexico... meh

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  10. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    I'd rather Americans, or even Canadians build them. Mexican assembling stinks.
     
  11. stevethrower

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    Well Nissan does have a plant in Canton Mississippi (they build the Titan/Armada there)... but I guess they cannot expand it to make these.
     
  12. LilJimmyRbinson

    LilJimmyRbinson Best muppet ever

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    Too lazy to do math. But I think 54.5mpg of diesel is still more cost efficient than 25.0mpg of unleaded gas. Diesel is only .30-.40 more per gallon but that's more than double the mileage. Is it just that there's not enough diesel on Manhattan?
     
  13. stevethrower

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    I guess...

    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=diese...hq=diesel+fuel&hnear=Manhattan,+New+York&z=12

    Or Bloomy doesn't like the diesel clatter...
     
  14. Stig

    Stig Wackbag's New Favorite Heel

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  15. Hoffman

    Hoffman Guess who's back? Hoffman's back

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    Not only is it more efficient, its cleaner with the newest diesel standards.
     
  16. Taint Stench

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    Guess there is enough room for the mayor and Ed Koch to have lemon parties.
     
  17. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    Lemon parties have been proven to increase fuel efficiency by 69%. (Boo.)
     
  18. Stormrider666

    Stormrider666 Hell is home.

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    Its simple. He protects Wall Street and he keeps the city relatively safe. If he wasn't doing one of those two things or either of them, a viable candidate would have challenged him a couple of years ago.
     
  19. the Streif

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    Do they come standard with the stink of curry and filth or is that an option that is extra?
     
  20. FellowTraveler

    FellowTraveler Frank Reynolds is my hero

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    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    People still equate diesel to trucks that spew black smoke out of their stacks... well they seem to do in North America anyway.

    In Europe you can pretty much get a diesel in anything you want.

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    Engines & Transmissions

    The new Ranger will be available in 4x2 and 4x4 with three engines:

    2.5L Duratec petrol engine (122kW & 226Nm) mated with 5-speed manual transmission
    2.2L Duratorq TDCi ("PUMA" ZSD-424) diesel engine (88kW & 285Nm; 92kW & 330Nm or 110kW & 375Nm) consumes as little as 7.6 L/100 km (37.2 mpg)[citation needed] with choices of 6-speed manual or automatic transmission
    3.2L Duratorq TDCi ("PUMA") diesel engine (147kW & 470 Nm) at 8.4 L/100 km (33.6mpg)[citation needed] with choices of 6-speed manual or automatic transmission
     
  22. Hoffman

    Hoffman Guess who's back? Hoffman's back

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    Well, people over here are generally idiots and haven't gotten their heads out of the late 60's and affordable pony cars with too much power and no mobility. I'd rather drive a 3 series BMW which would get eaten by a Mustang in the quarter but would toast that loose American hunk of crap on a nice windy road.
     
  23. the Streif

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    kW's and Nm's? WTF happened to horsepower and torque? Or is this some new eurofag trend?
     
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