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Possibly The Most Important Car Since The Model-T Or Austin 7

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by GB-Hack, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    It's not the Chevrolot Volt. It is the Honda Clarity.

    Maybe my favorite show, Top Gear, just reviewed in in Los Angles. If this takes, I think it changes everything about driving not just in America, but everywhere.

  2. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    You just like that video because the guy talks that fancy butler talk like you. :)
  3. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    SC will be all over this :D

    As will I, if they'd ever put a station near me in the Midwest.
  4. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    He sees some ladies tonight that should be having his baby ... baby?
  5. I Digress

    I Digress Guest

    It'll be a long drive to Calif. to fill that baby....
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Hydrogen sounds wonderful, but right now producing enough to go, say, 100 miles expends more energy than an equivalent amount of petroleum fuel. Plus, storage is still a tricky issue because H2 is very light and leaks easily (and also makes metal brittle, so an H2-resistant tank is required).

    Give the technology another 10-20 years and we may have something. Right now, it's a Tucker.
  7. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

  8. I Digress

    I Digress Guest

    There's a big-ass Honda plant in Ohio... is that American? Most Fords are made in Mexico. Is that American?
  9. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Thanks for that.

    Been buying (American-built, I hope) Honda/Acura for 20 years. Not stopping now.
  10. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

  11. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Most Toyota Corollas and Matrixes (sp?) sold in North America are manufactured in Cambridge, Ontario.

    The majority of parts come from Canada, the US. or Mexico.

    "Buy American" may be a nice slogan but it has nothing to do with the realities of the auto industry in 2009

    And the North American Auto Pact of 1965 was the first true free trade agreement between Canada and the U.S.
  12. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    If you can buy stock in a company, couldn't that be considered an American company? If I buy 100 shares of Toyota stock, then wouldn't I -- an American -- reap the benefits of Americans buying Toyota cars and trucks?

    As far as the video goes, I'm not sure I like how they downplayed the advancements in the electric car. The Volt, I believe, will be a game-changer. It won't be limited to 40 MPH and it will have a much greater range than other electrics.

    And the mileage didn't seem all that great for the Clarity. Filling up every 270 miles is not that great, especially if it's a similar sized tank.
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