WHAT KIND OF FUTURE CAR DO YOU WISH

  • twostroke

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    Mar 19, 2009 9:28 PM GMT
    There is a lot of talk about the car industry, slumps in sales, environmental concerns, redefinition of "car", traffic overload in city areas, etc.

    I like to think of the cars we┬┤ve been offered so far as a thing of the past. Driving one is like moving around with some fire (stove) burning in front of you and leaving an awful stinking trail behind.

    I wonder WHAT KIND OF "CAR" most of you would choose if you had a choice.

    big, small, something radically new, would you prefer to continue driving your living room around,...... ??

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    Mar 20, 2009 1:04 AM GMT
    If were wishful thinking - 100% electric sports coupe. Priced at under $20,000, weighing less than 2000 lbs, and offering a 500+ mile range. Can't beat instant torque icon_cool.gif

    Realistically - Screw the F*cking EPA and just bring this to the US:
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    Mar 20, 2009 1:53 AM GMT
    I was thinking more on the lines of The Jetsons. I want to fly around in a car...especially love the part in the Jetsons when you see "traffic jams" in space as the flying cars follow each other in a line and stop at red lights and then fly through the light itself when it turns green. Of course, the absurdity is the "traffic" and gridlock while flying...just like driving. Anyways, I digress, but I do want a Jetsons caricon_wink.gif
  • Webster666

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    Mar 20, 2009 2:03 AM GMT
    All electric, zero emissions, and RED.
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    Stop off at what used to be a gas station, and exchange your car's weakening batteries for fully charged batteries, instead of filling up with gas.
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    Mar 20, 2009 2:14 AM GMT
    a flying DeLorean (see Back To The Future) lol
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    Mar 20, 2009 2:49 AM GMT
    one that can drive itself, while I take a nap!!
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    Mar 20, 2009 2:57 AM GMT
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    Mar 20, 2009 3:51 AM GMT
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    this has been my dream car since they first came out when i was a lot younger.

    i got to drive my friends once (before she traded it in) and i was like omg i cant wait till i drive this for my own . . . sigh

    btw there is a fucking cunt slut bitch who lives near me who has one always parked outside and i want to cut her >_
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    Mar 20, 2009 4:16 AM GMT
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    this has been my dream car since they first came out when i was a lot younger.

    i got to drive my friends once (before she traded it in) and i was like omg i cant wait till i drive this for my own . . . sigh

    btw there is a fucking cunt slut bitch who lives near me who has one always parked outside and i want to cut her >_


    I'm with you. One of my friends here at school has an 06 mellow yellow. It finally was like near 60 the one day here in the pa mountains where my school is. I saw here at walmart and asked my friends i was with if they would hate me for riding back to school in it. They said no so I got to ride back to school in it. YAY icon_biggrin.gif I can't shut up about it and want one soo bad but they don't go well in the snowicon_sad.gif Damn my major.
  • nycswimmer

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    Mar 20, 2009 4:29 AM GMT
    Since we're dreaming, I want the Aston Martin AMV10 Concept Car (preferably hydrogen-powered):

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    *sigh*
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    Mar 20, 2009 4:34 AM GMT
    I don't think we will get to zero emission cars for a long time. Even electric cars are not truly zero emission as the power grid they charge on is largely powered by coal. Our countries sudden interest in rail makes me very happy. My city is about to launch a car-share program which will mean hundreds of people sharing dozens of smart-cars. A more energy efficient car, and less of them so there is less materials and energy used in manufacturing.

    But long-term solutions are needed. How sustainable are the exurbs or poorly designed cities? I don't think our current transportation system can absorb the changes that are needed without radically changing.
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    Mar 20, 2009 5:32 AM GMT
    A tesla is a future enough car for me. Would love to get one of those.
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    Mar 20, 2009 5:19 PM GMT
    Car? Pfft! I'll take a jet pack with lazorz! pewpew
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    Mar 20, 2009 5:28 PM GMT
    Aww, i love that most of you have a deep concern for the environment. Although i tend to live in Berkley California (aka hippy/organic crazy city of the world LOL!!) I intend on driving a supercharged Range Rover 112_0605_bling_05z+2006_range_rover_supe and a supercharged sport for my hubby 2006%20Range%20Rover%20Sport.jpg
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    Mar 20, 2009 5:49 PM GMT
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    a 1965 Impala ss of course seeing as the future is weak and so are the range rovers
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    Mar 20, 2009 5:56 PM GMT
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    One of these please. Pretty good mileage, upgrades, looks like a regular sedan, kicks @ss like a sports car.

    Thank you, that is all =)
  • Timbales

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    Mar 20, 2009 6:01 PM GMT
    I'd like a smallish hybrid/electric with on demand all wheel drive for shitty weather, a high seating position and the capability to carry a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood that gets 100MPG and has a voice activate stereo/navi/bluetooth system.
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    Mar 20, 2009 6:14 PM GMT
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    Mar 20, 2009 6:26 PM GMT
    Where I live, 4x4 is mandatory and I need a fair amount of space for hauling gear, friends, dogs, etc. I recently bought a Chevy Tahoe under duress. I looked at a wide variety of 4x4 vehicles and, in the end, none was appealing. I get about 16-17 miles to the gallon, which is decent I guess for a brute like the Tahoe, but still pretty awful.

    I'm a bit skeptical of all the "clean" technologies being shoved down our throats these days. There was an interesting article in Wired a few months back about global warming, etc. One of the interesting points it made, where cars are concerned, is how the BEST thing one can do for the environment is to continue driving one's old car - or buy one used. As it pointed out, one must drive a new Prius 100,000 miles to offset the energy used to create the vehicle (a lot of the energy used is for the very environmentally unfriendly and toxic batteries used in hybrids). So better to keep driving your old gas guzzler. The damage from production is already done.

    Same with electric cars. Where's the energy coming from to charge the vehicle? Oil? Coal? Nuclear? It's not like electric cars are truly "clean." Sure, they don't produce any emissions, but production of energy to charge the batteries sure does! And then what happens if batteries aren't properly recycled? How much energy is used to recycle the batteries?

    If Chevy comes out with a Diesel Tahoe, I'll switch. We've got a local biofuel company that runs a very nice gas station in town with Biodiesel, E85, and a snack shop full of organic foods and juices, etc. Not that biofuels are the answer either, considering that it often takes more energy to produce biofuels and biofuel production takes precious food-producing land away. But if the stuff is recycled veggie oil, etc., at least that's a positive step.

    Off-topic a bit, but consider how much energy Google uses. A recent study states that two Google searches requires as much energy as boiling a kettle of water (not sure how much water was in the kettle). I read that Google's main data center uses roughly 1/3 the energy every year as the entire city of San Francisco. The more we transition to "cloud" computing, etc., the more energy we're going to use. And if we're not producing truly CLEAN energy, does it really matter if we're burning oil or charging our electric cars with energy produced by coal-fired plants?
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    Mar 20, 2009 6:48 PM GMT
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    a 1965 Impala ss of course seeing as the future is weak and so are the range rovers


    Oh and one of these for when the Rover is in the shop and to put this tool in his place at the stop light g55-31-07-06.jpg
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    Mar 20, 2009 11:24 PM GMT
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  • imperator

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    Mar 21, 2009 7:16 PM GMT
    My road-rage wants a car that can phase-shift and pass through solid matter for those times you get stuck behind some Sunday-driving motherfucker doing 10 below the limit and there's no passing lane, or when the dumb fuck ahead of you is yielding to traffic that isn't there or treating a merge sign like a stop sign because they don't know how to merge!

    Barring that, I want a car with heavy artillery mounted on it so I can kill 'em all.
  • Timbales

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    Mar 21, 2009 7:26 PM GMT
    imperator saidMy road-rage wants a car that can phase-shift and pass through solid matter for those times you get stuck behind some Sunday-driving motherfucker doing 10 below the limit and there's no passing lane, or when the dumb fuck ahead of you is yielding to traffic that isn't there or treating a merge sign like a stop sign because they don't know how to merge!

    Barring that, I want a car with heavy artillery mounted on it so I can kill 'em all.


    but what happens of you don't phase with the car and get stuck with the Sunday driver who wants to tell you about their grandkids?
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    Mar 21, 2009 7:31 PM GMT