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Sep 7
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Bought a Civic 1.0T in base spec-like the LX in US but with ACC, 2 years ago in Europe and I am very happy with it. Golf 1.0 and Focus 1.0 felt very vague in their handling due to having the simpler torsion beam suspension. Mazda 2.0 120 was plagued with endlessly long gear ratios, which was no fun for me. And neither Read more

Jan 24 2019
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And... there are different generations of every engine variety in the making, like we had the EA113 still being produced while the replacement EA888 was already unveiled. Read more

Jan 12 2019
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Could do with a little bit more detailing :D

Jan 10 2019
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Some racing Alfa Twin Cams also had DOHC, 8v, 8 plugs. They used this setup to reliably spark the air-fuel mixture at WOT with plenty of uncontrolled fuel enrichment done by the carbs. My bet is, the 3t-gte also needed a lot of fuel enrichment at WOT and high revs because it was based on an engine that was never Read more

Dec 5 2018
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Even my EU spec, 3 cylinder, lawnmower-like Civic 1.0 feels normal when skipping gears. Get it to 3200rpm and you can easily change 3rd to 5th or 4th to 6th, no problem. My former Octavia 2.0 TDi with double the engine size had a narrower revband and overly long gearing, meaning skipping was possible only after Read more

Nov 13 2018
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Why did older cars have their rev gauge to the right of the speedometer while most of the modern ones have their rev gauge to the left?

Oct 4 2018
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Each of these pictures are yet another brick in the wall

Oct 1 2018
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Good point. Also look at the hood, soooo many lines there already

Oct 1 2018
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It is a hole to crank-start the engine

Feb 9 2018
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I guess average reliability but high labour costs. For the timing belt change on the 1.9TDi you needed to take out the front bumper, the crossmember, and the radiator. I suspect the cramped W8 is no different.

Feb 9 2018
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As a european, i see it just as a fancier Passat and i guess the resale value will not be very good. The design is all in all better than the current Passat and the hatchback makes it more practical, but i still think it is a “meah” car altogether.

Nov 13 2017
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Even the lower end VAG had the smaller right mirror, very evident on VW Golf mk4/VW Bora/1st gen Skoda Octavia. The Gokf mk5 / 2nd gen Octavia after 2003/2004 had symmetrical mirrors. After around 2009-2010 there was a law passed in the EU that the mirrors need to have a minimum of square centimeters to be legal.

Aug 2 2017
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The 2.5 gasoline four in the Aro is actually half of a Ford Y block V8. The V8 itself was also produced in Romania in the 1960s and 1970s for the beefier SR 131/2 trucks.

May 23 2017
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Skoda Octavia is a hatch, not a sedan, and the rear wiper is an option even on higher trim levels.

Mar 22 2017
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Unibody structure? Nope, the first ML had a separate chassis, so you can actually mod much more of it than you think.

Nov 8 2016
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It depends... i found the 1.2 tsi around 10% more efficient than the 1.6 NA predeccesor. If you drive normally. If you floor it all day maybe you shouldn’t drive a 105hp engine anyway :)

Oct 7 2016
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You should really include a photo of a Audi 100 C1, preferably 2 door sedan. Here you can really see the similarities with the Mercedes prototype. The greenhouse, the dashboard.

Dec 16 2015
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Steam punk and one of the first OHC engines around? How can you beat the 1903 Premier race car?