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Old 07-09-2004, 01:33 AM   #31
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I thought this thread was talking about cars in their cultures? Now it has been turned into a "Whoever invented the most is the best" thread. Whats next? Are we going to argue about who are smarter in general? Seriously, does it really matter this much? Everyone still bleeds the same color at the end of the day.

Instead of badgering the technicalities, try to figure out the reasons fpr why their idea's are different. I think this is what MexSir was aiming for when he posted this thread.
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Old 07-09-2004, 01:41 AM   #32
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sure!

Japanese car - economical

American cars - redundant

European cars - snooty
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Old 07-09-2004, 01:43 AM   #33
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Re: Relating Cars to cultures (US - Jap - Europe)

A FIAT Panda is snooty?
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well with the exception of cardboard boxes of course. when I am talking about European cars, I usually imagine the usual - Rolce Royce/Bentley, Benz, Ferrari, BMW, VW, etc, etc.
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American, Car and Automotive company firsts:

1909: Christie, in the US, mounts four-cylinder engine and gearbox transversely to drive front wheels.

1910: The first car with safety glass windows as standard equipment is the Cadillac.

1909elco, in the US, produces the first coil and distributor ignition system.

1912:Ford Model T: As an answer to the hand crank, Kettering in the US, integrated the starter -- adapted from the cash register motor -- into a complete ignition and electrical system, which included a battery recharged by a generator run by the engine and electric headlights to replace acetylene lamps

1914:The first production car to have all-independent suspension was the 1914 Cornelian, built by the Blood Brothers of Michigan

1915: Cadillac pioneers thermostatic control of the cooling system.

1916: The earliest automated wipers were on the 1916 Willys Knight (US)
Packard sells first production car with a V12 engine, the Twin Six.
Packard Twin Six (V12) model is first car to have alloy pistons.

1919: DMG builds the first supercharged car, 10/30 hp with a Knight engine.


There is many more bnut these are just some and this is not saying American car companies are so much better/greater. Just some1 asked what had the US done for cars in the last 100 years. Well here are just a few.
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Re: Re: Relating Cars to cultures (US - Jap - Europe)

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A FIAT Panda is snooty?
You think he knows what a Panda is?
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Old 07-09-2004, 04:24 AM   #37
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Re: Relating Cars to cultures (US - Jap - Europe)

ummm... actually, yes
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Re: Relating Cars to cultures (US - Jap - Europe)

Oh it's the exception, i get it. Ok, so that means, say, the Renault Clio is also snooty, right? And the 206? 307? Punto? Fabia? Gee, look at all these snooty European cars. Give me a break
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Re: Relating Cars to cultures (US - Jap - Europe)

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well with the exception of cardboard boxes of course. when I am talking about European cars, I usually imagine the usual - Rolce Royce/Bentley, Benz, Ferrari, BMW, VW, etc, etc.
READ! How many of those cars you named actually made it across the pond and are widely abundant? Gee can't wait to pull next to a Panda tomorrow.
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Re: Relating Cars to cultures (US - Jap - Europe)

Oh im sorry is this an American forum? Typical fucking attitude. They dont sell them over here so they dont count.

Do i give a flying crap what makes it across the pond? The cars i listed are among the best selling cars in Europe and highly representative of the typical European car. Not everyone drives a Roller or Jag. If you think Rolls, Bentleys and Ferraris are 'the usual', your knowledge of European cars = 0
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Re: Relating Cars to cultures (US - Jap - Europe)

Garbage? A Clio 182 is one of the finest cars being produced today.

"Choosy of what cars you receive"? The sheer ignorance of that statement. How can i put this so you have a hope of understanding it? Certain European cars don't suit American roads. Most American cars don't suit European roads. Does this mean i should base my opinion of what American cars are by assessing the handful of Chryslers and Jeeps sold here? Think before you post.
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oh my, aren't you obsessed? this could go for on and on. and being "typical" American as I am, I'd think you'd have enough sense to stop first and realize it's a matter of opinion. so just to end the argument, I'll state: yes, it's my "ill-informed" opinion, since fortunately, I don't live in Europe and drive these hatchbacks. so why don't you take your Panda or Clio to the nearest autobahn, LOL, and calm yourself? okies?? sorry to hurt your feelings.
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Re: Relating Cars to cultures (US - Jap - Europe)

Ok, I give up. You’re 100% right. Your understanding of European car culture is exceptionally accurate. Now if you’ll excuse me, Jimster's just arrived. He's just driven over from Italy, y'see, which is half an hour down the road, and I need to move my Carrera GT so I can make space for his Enzo on my driveway.
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No thanks, im more choosy over which cars i recycle
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