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Re: New car time
« Reply #180 on: August 31, 2019, 07:51:47 pm »
The beloved ZF 8 speed actually requires you to crawl under the car and thread a bolt into the manual neutral override.

My old Ford Probe had a place by the shifter that you put the ignition key in to turn and put it into neutral... Gotta live "progress"
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Re: New car time
« Reply #181 on: August 31, 2019, 08:52:44 pm »
Do mechanical neutral modes even exist for electric cars? I would think that the inputs and outputs would be permanently and mechanically delitized meshed all the time.
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Re: New car time
« Reply #182 on: September 01, 2019, 06:59:28 pm »
This has an all-electric shifter so I don't think it has anything like that, unfortunately

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Re: New car time
« Reply #183 on: September 01, 2019, 07:53:49 pm »
What is it?

I don't really know what you're asking but here a picture of it. You can buy your own for $65

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Re: New car time
« Reply #184 on: September 02, 2019, 10:13:22 am »
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Re: New car time
« Reply #185 on: September 02, 2019, 10:49:37 am »
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Re: New car time
« Reply #186 on: September 09, 2019, 09:42:01 pm »
Finally got the car back today. After a week and a half at the dealership and $665 later I have 2 keyfobs for the car. Jesus
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Re: New car time
« Reply #187 on: September 10, 2019, 11:21:15 am »
Finally got the car back today. After a week and a half at the dealership and $665 later I have 2 keyfobs for the car. Jesus
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Re: New car time
« Reply #188 on: September 10, 2019, 12:13:17 pm »
The alarm/theft module had to be replaced because one of the circuits wasn't working so it wouldn't allow the key programming function to finish. $80 part, $500 in labor for everything. (diagnosis, replacing the module, and programming the keys)
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Re: New car time
« Reply #189 on: September 10, 2019, 04:22:55 pm »
Did you get the false floor put in yet?

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Re: New car time
« Reply #190 on: September 10, 2019, 05:48:31 pm »
No. I might stop by the local dealership and show them the parts and see if they can swap one of the left side brackets for a right side bracket.

I did look and you do have to cut out the holes with a razor blade. Shouldn't be hard, and the holes are covered afterwards so if it's not pretty it's fine.
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Re: New car time
« Reply #191 on: September 10, 2019, 10:10:55 pm »
What is this false floor stuff?  I do not comprehend.  Where the spare tire is?  Or what.

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Re: New car time
« Reply #192 on: September 11, 2019, 06:27:16 am »
Sounds like CaminoRacer is planning to become a drug runner for Mexican cartels.

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Re: New car time
« Reply #193 on: September 11, 2019, 09:33:44 am »
What is this false floor stuff?  I do not comprehend.  Where the spare tire is?  Or what.

So there's the normal floor in the trunk. Under that is the charging cable and stuff (no spare tire though - they came with "self-sealing" tires instead). The false floor is a second floor panel that goes 6 inches above the normal floor, allowing you to have a 2 level trunk. That way you can store stuff underneath and leave the top completely open, giving you more cargo space.

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Re: New car time
« Reply #194 on: September 11, 2019, 09:35:26 am »
Sounds like CaminoRacer is planning to become a drug runner for Mexican cartels.

The El Camino would be even better for that. There's a "smuggler's box" under the front of the bed floor. El Caminos use the same floorpan as the Chevelle wagons, so there's a nice cubby behind the passenger compartment, between the floorpan and bed floor.

Apparently I only buy vehicles that are good for drug running.
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Re: New car time
« Reply #195 on: September 17, 2019, 01:36:06 pm »
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Re: New car time
« Reply #196 on: September 18, 2019, 06:27:00 pm »
4 more SCCA events this year. I think I'll sign up for this weekend's and see how this thing does on the all-seasons. Luckily the current tires are Hankooks and seem better than the stock tires.
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Re: New car time
« Reply #197 on: October 28, 2019, 10:45:51 am »
I think I've realized why I like this car - it feels similar to my dad's VW Beetle. Small car, sits mostly upright, quick off the line, go-kart handling, and overall a very simple car (if you ignore the touchscreen infotainment). And they're both red!
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Re: New car time
« Reply #198 on: October 28, 2019, 11:35:30 am »
I think I've realized why I like this car - it feels similar to my dad's VW Beetle. Small car, sits mostly upright, quick off the line, go-kart handling, and overall a very simple car (if you ignore the touchscreen infotainment). And they're both red!

It's because it's red.
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Re: New car time
« Reply #199 on: October 28, 2019, 11:50:49 am »
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Re: New car time
« Reply #200 on: October 28, 2019, 11:52:46 am »
yes mostly the red

I used to have a red Plymouth Sundance, and I swear that was the fastest, and most fun car ever.
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Re: New car time
« Reply #201 on: October 30, 2019, 12:27:38 pm »
The Chevy Bolt red is not so red as to attract unwanted police officer attention I think.  A shade darker.  Win win situation.