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Socoder -> Off Topic -> The Future is iCar

Posted : Wednesday, 01 February 2017, 02:32
Kuron
LOL Linkage
Posted : Wednesday, 01 February 2017, 02:32
Kuron
I want the iCar Power
Posted : Wednesday, 01 February 2017, 10:04
rockford
I actually like the look of the iCar G3...

I wouldn't actually drive it though - the cost would be beyond my means anyway!
Posted : Wednesday, 01 February 2017, 10:11
Kuron
@rockford... I like that one too, although it reminds me of a Beetle (which is not a bad thing). As klunky as it looks, I also really like the iCar Macintosh (reminds me of my '80 Fiesta).
Posted : Wednesday, 01 February 2017, 10:20
rockford
As in the Ford Fiesta? Didn't expect them to be an American thing (despite being Ford) tbh.

My Mum had a couple; nice, economical little cars
Posted : Wednesday, 01 February 2017, 17:03
steve_ancell
I'm looking out for something to replace the Astra, most certainly wouldn't be one of those iPhings though, probably be a Megane or something along those lines. What ever it will be, it's gotta be a turbo Diesel with a bit of oomph!, I've gotten so used to the reliability and pulling power of a Diesel.
Posted : Thursday, 02 February 2017, 12:52
rockford
Yeah, my last two cars were diesel. I wouldn't change that for anything. More efficient in all ways, except cost at pump!
Posted : Sunday, 05 February 2017, 21:24
Kuron
As in the Ford Fiesta? Didn't expect them to be an American thing (despite being Ford) tbh.

You guys had them before we did, and although they were hugely popular over there, they never really caught on over here (my Haynes repair manual for the Fiesta was actually the UK edition, which made it interesting working on the car since most things were flipped from the pictures).

They brought them over here to replace the Pinto. But at the the time, compacts and subcompacts were not popular so it was discontinued. In the late 90s, they brought out the Festiva which did well for a while. That was replaced by the Focus and a few years back Ford actually brought back the Fiesta.


My Mum had a couple; nice, economical little cars

Indeed, Ford has been making variations of the engine used in those since the 30s and really had it down. As long as you never ran the air conditioner, it was a damn good car with some get up and go. I put a two barrel Pinto carb on mine. Mine was not in the best shape, so I was always fixing something, but it helped boost my skills as a mechanic. :c)
Posted : Monday, 06 February 2017, 01:25
rockford


Bigger is better