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  1. Thread: This plug-in lark

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    I did see some stats on PHEV vs plain ol ICE and...

    I did see some stats on PHEV vs plain ol ICE and the amount of things going wrong is substantially higher. I think more around control systems and electronics in general maybe and maybe the engines...
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    There is massive sophistication in targeting in...

    There is massive sophistication in targeting in the US when it comes to politics. So much money in it and so much access to profiling in the US. You don't need to do anything underhand, it's just a...
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    Or there are a bunch of problems affecting people...

    Or there are a bunch of problems affecting people that aren’t being addressed or are as a result of various policies and developments in the last couple of decades and astute political operators are...
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    A curiosity with the US system is that even...

    A curiosity with the US system is that even though somewhere like Texas is highly unlikely to embrace a Democrat of any kind, it doesn’t actually matter. It will be about the handful of battleground...
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    Let’s call that 40 mins of 911, Vantage, and...

    Let’s call that 40 mins of 911, Vantage, and Portofino? In that time we learnt... their price, their horsepower, and their top speed? It was an enjoyable episode and all mainly because it was about...
  6. Thread: This plug-in lark

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    I took a cursory glance at 330e’s here and in the...

    I took a cursory glance at 330e’s here and in the UK and couldn’t see any price or spec difference or not of any kind that I care about at least. They’re very well equipped here also presumably...
  7. Thread: This plug-in lark

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    I can’t say my lack of interest in the i8...

    I can’t say my lack of interest in the i8 improved a whole lot by reading that article... But yes, a good article.

    Tbh I have no idea where this is going but I’m confident there will be a whole...
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    They would have to completely change their tax...

    They would have to completely change their tax system to support what Bernie is suggesting, which is basically European-style universal services. It'll be interesting to see if that finds enough...
  9. Thread: This plug-in lark

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    Where this “plug in lark” eventually gets...

    Where this “plug in lark” eventually gets interesting is with the performance oriented stuff like the AMG GT73 etc.
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    Bernie is winning big in Nevada... The United...

    Bernie is winning big in Nevada... The United Socialist States of America, that would be quite a departure from norm.
  11. Thread: This plug-in lark

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    I believe there’s a 530e touring on the...

    I believe there’s a 530e touring on the reasonably imminent horizon as well. This year I think. I guess everything will be a plug-in hybrid soon enough.
  12. Thread: Advertising

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    It sounds like the browser has difficulty...

    It sounds like the browser has difficulty rendering the page which probably has something to do with the ad content? This site uses very simple HTML and we just use standard Google tags for the ads...
  13. Thread: This plug-in lark

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    I'm mostly looking at horsepower per euro as a...

    I'm mostly looking at horsepower per euro as a starting point and the plug-ins are good value on that metric in Ireland. I know that they also suit my driving.

    I have only three concerns really:...
  14. Thread: This plug-in lark

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    There are pure EVs that I'm interested in like...

    There are pure EVs that I'm interested in like the I-Pace and the Taycan but for that kind of money, there's a whole bunch of stuff I would buy instead that make very nice Baaaaaarp noises... And as...
  15. Thread: This plug-in lark

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    Uhm... stuff? I'm thinking of changing the i3...

    Uhm... stuff?

    I'm thinking of changing the i3 just because and I've kind of done the EV thing now so good with trying something different. I've had a hankering for a 3-series touring for a while...
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    I did think about a used Panamera hybrid for a...

    I did think about a used Panamera hybrid for a bit (which I would say is likely to be one of the very best out there) but one went past me as I was out walking and the whole Zeeeeeeeee followed by...
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    I'll give you another data point. I was talking...

    I'll give you another data point. I was talking to a Brazilian girl in the office, in all likelihood the lowest paid person in the place. Happy as anything and rents a place in Donnybrook. If she...
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    I find it a little bit difficult to engage in the...

    I find it a little bit difficult to engage in the housing debate as I just really couldn't care less, mostly because you're right of course. It's a function of a number of things most which is...
  19. Thread: This plug-in lark

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    https://youtu.be/Sa-BcQiyuPU Not a huge fan of...

    https://youtu.be/Sa-BcQiyuPU

    Not a huge fan of accountancy grey but sweet looking car with the M sport kit and the €7,500 rebate explains the nice pricing in Ireland.
  20. Thread: This plug-in lark

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    As little as I know about this stuff, I think the...

    As little as I know about this stuff, I think the very latest plug-ins have much greater range because WLTP is much more realistic and they need to get the CO2 below some threshold like 50g/km to...
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    This whole segment has totally escaped me. I had...

    This whole segment has totally escaped me. I had no idea there was a Q5 Hybrid. 367bhp sounds alright. When are you getting a demo car in?
  22. Thread: This plug-in lark

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    This plug-in lark

    I've no doubt called hybrids the Neanderthals of motoring on occasion, an evolutionary cul-de-sac soon to be made extinct by the awesomeness and purity of EVs. But of late I've found myself...
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    You're missing that trade insurance doesn't...

    You're missing that trade insurance doesn't insure specific vehicles, it's an open ended policy that up until now covers essentially everything you have in stock or that you're working on.
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    South Dublin. M50 when not jammers, various...

    South Dublin. M50 when not jammers, various alternatives otherwise. Waze said M50, Google Maps said it’s jammers and picked a different route. Looking at the Waze map, I could only see a handful of...
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    Anyways, I'm just checking some rush hour stuff....

    Anyways, I'm just checking some rush hour stuff. It looks like Waze is completely out of whack with Google Maps and based on experience I'm more inclined to believe the Google Maps version of reality.
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