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You are in the Sedans
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BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37, Acura TL, Lexus IS 350, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac CTS, Volvo S60, Audi A4, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#14436 of 16087 Re: runflats, dipsticks, etc [graphicguy]
Jul 13, 2012 (12:28 pm)
I find that some people post false statements about other brands, with no real proof.
"For non-electric vehicles (called micro-hybrids,) fuel economy gains from this technology are typically in the range of 5 to 10 percent." wiki - my guess is BMW and others are using this to help meet mpg requirements -so it does serve a propose to them.
#14437 of 16087 Re: runflats, dipsticks, etc [graphicguy]
Jul 13, 2012 (2:42 pm)
Some one in Singapore tried to hack into my facebook account about 6 months ago. FB stopped them and then told me where in the world that person was from. It is a hassle to change PW all the time, but welcome to the 21st century!
Regarding Run Flat, I like the current crop of run flat tires light years ahead then the first Gen. Just like the iPhone....
FN who is traveling at 535mph, drinking Baileys and talking cars... Great way to spend a Friday afternoon.
#14438 of 16087 Re: runflats, dipsticks, etc [flightnurse]
Jul 14, 2012 (7:20 am)
FN....hopefully, you were in a Boeing 7xx at the time.
#14439 of 16087 Re: runflats, dipsticks, etc [graphicguy]
Jul 14, 2012 (1:49 pm)
Graphic sorry to say, I was in a brand new A321 on US Airways. I fly a lot, and I prefer the star Alliance FF programs over say AA and One World. Sorry diverted from the main topic here. But have to say, I really like the new A321's that US has received in the last couple of months. They have WiFi which makes a 5 hour flight go by very quickly and I can get home work done too. Multi tasking is a must when one works full time (on the road) and going to school full time.
Now back to cars, I had a 2012 Camry SE in Charlotte NC ( had to drive to High Point NC) the drive is roughly 2 hours (all depending on traffic.) so I had good butt time in this car. It had the enTune, very nice system, being that it was a rental there was limited access to what one can do, but over all was impressed with it. I'm anticipating the new Nissan Altima to hit the car rental lots soon, very promising to take over the top spot from the Camry.
National been hyping the fact that you can rent the Toyota Avalon, however, I haven't seen one on a lot yet.
The start-atop feature of the BMW's, suffer from the same issue as the first generation Prius, when you came to a stop the AC would stop running when the engine turned off. Of course that was fixed in the second generation. One has to wonder why didn't BMW figure that out, they do hot weather testing here in Arizona as well as Death Valley, Ca and Africa. As Graphic has stated, for a 45K car, they screwed up on that one. I'm sure other manufacture's will be offering the start-stop feather soon to raise their CAFE #....
#14440 of 16087 If it Ain't Boeing. . .
Jul 14, 2012 (2:16 pm)
I ain't going. I've had more than a few trans-Pac flights that included several seconds of free-fall, sufficient to make the, let's just say "experienced" first class flight attendants look pretty worried. The 747 can eat such stuff up all day (and night) long.
I feel strongly that that's the proper approach, given some of the "odd" incidents that Airbus has endured. However, as always, my corporate situation has driven me to positions that I would have thought impossible a few decades ago. I'm now flying US Airways and the dreaded Airbus.
Comparing the beat up B17s and B29s during WWII to the fly-by-wire fiascoes that Airbus has served up looks to me like a slam-dunk choice.
Either way, flying is way safer than almost any form of transit. It's all relative.
#14441 of 16087 Re: runflats, dipsticks, etc [flightnurse]
Jul 14, 2012 (3:43 pm)
It is a hassle to change PW all the time, but welcome to the 21st century
I use "Last Pass"...a password manager. So I sign once into the browser then forget about logging into sites. I have one long password remembered (as my master password) and every other site has a different huge one that I don't have to worry about...like this: 2ESwxN9yB^6gn639&N.
Not so bad in the 21st century
#14442 of 16087 Re: If it Ain't Boeing. . . [cdnpinhead]
Jul 14, 2012 (5:14 pm)
CDN when it comes to aviation my first love, each manufacture has had their issues, however, as you pointed out, flying is much safer then any other form of transportation.
I drove the 330 today (first time in two weeks) and what a huge difference between that and the Camry.... It is nice to drive the latest and greatest but it is even better to drive a true sports car.
#14443 of 16087 Re: If it Ain't Boeing. . . [flightnurse]
Jul 15, 2012 (8:09 am)
Ivan....thanks. I'll check out the PW manager software.
FN....I'm a Million Miler with Delta and a 1K with United. Have bemoaned the tricks airlies pull to cut service and passenger comfort. As CDN says, it's one of the safest ways to travel, though.
#14444 of 16087 Re: If it Ain't Boeing. . . [graphicguy]
Jul 15, 2012 (9:23 am)
Graphic I too was 1K with UA, left them end of last year.... PLT with AA and just made Chairman on US.
BTW, how does one PM you?
#14445 of 16087 Re: If it Ain't Boeing. . . [flightnurse]
Jul 15, 2012 (4:22 pm)
FN....I'd put my new emsil address here, but it was hacked the last time I did that.
Kirstie, is there a way for us to PM each other using our number identifier in our profile?