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PostSubject: Re: Wheels and (bailout) Deals - Vehicle News   Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:59 am

cookiemonster wrote:
I just got a quote of €2200 for a 03 Prius.

Thing is the excess on that was €4000!!!!
Is that an insurance quote? What's "excess", Precious?
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PostSubject: Re: Wheels and (bailout) Deals - Vehicle News   Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:04 am

I wouldn't call it an insurance quote, more at attempt at extotion.

An excess is the amount you pay for a claim made against your insurance. Typically it's around €200.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheels and (bailout) Deals - Vehicle News   Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:05 am

Did you have a crash? Oh no you work in insurance don't you?
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PostSubject: Re: Wheels and (bailout) Deals - Vehicle News   Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:11 am

Auditor #9 wrote:
Did you have a crash? Oh no you work in insurance don't you?

For the moment, yes, yes I do.

But that €2200 was a quote for insurance cover on a 03 Prius subject to an excess on the policy of €4000.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheels and (bailout) Deals - Vehicle News   Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:15 am

That quote for 2200 euros a year is for insurance. When I read it first I thought it was the price or the car. The missus got a brand new what is called a plymouth voyager there recently and full comprehensive insurance is less than a grand. To get a better feeling for the socialist mindset today I bought Barracks book in paperback for 8.34 dollars. Of course I will be getting Paul's book in hardback regardless of cost.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheels and (bailout) Deals - Vehicle News   Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:25 am

Plymouth Voyager ? 3.3 litre engine, 20 miles to the gallon dan? Luckily you made a fortune on that Rhodium stuff you

o, you didn't actually buy that ..
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PostSubject: Re: Wheels and (bailout) Deals - Vehicle News   Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:44 am

That mileage is actually looked upon an good. She choose the 3.8 litre model called the Dodge Grand Caravan here. As recently as 1999 gas was less than 1 dollar a gallon. Cheapest today at 3.07. Did ye get a chance to watch the video on the air car on the other thread.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheels and (bailout) Deals - Vehicle News   Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:51 am

I don't think even 3.8 litre buses exist here yet..that's a massive engine - you'd burn a lot of gas driving across the largest state in the union. My car does about 11 miles to a litre - don't ask me about gallons there's US and UK ones (I think about 40 miles to UK gallon - 8 pints?)

I must get to watch the moon one yet. I didn't know there was an air car one - I'll have a look..
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PostSubject: Re: Wheels and (bailout) Deals - Vehicle News   Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:34 am

The air car is only 9 minutes on the metals currenct thread at the end
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PostSubject: Re: Wheels and (bailout) Deals - Vehicle News   Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:03 am

I can't seem to see it. Is it a TATA air car by any chance? I know the Indians have designed a compressed air car and are selling it for four grand. The have a small petrol one for sale as well.

Apparently Ratan Tata spent 20 millio euros on developing the Air Car ... it would cost that here for some consultant to give advice on a 10 km stretch of motorway
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PostSubject: Re: Wheels and (bailout) Deals - Vehicle News   Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:14 am

The Air Car
The Air Car
9 min - Dec 17, 2006 - (895 ratings)
Air Car...Beyond Tomorrow 2005 http://www.zeropollutionmotors.us MDI (July 2007) Air Car Ready for Mass Production http:/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmqpGZv0YT4 this might work
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PostSubject: Re: Wheels and (bailout) Deals - Vehicle News   Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:06 pm

youngdan wrote:
The Air Car
http://www.zeropollutionmotors.us

That's a cute car - I reckon it's from Ratan Tata too. youngdan you've got the hang of the linking. Would you think Americans would go for a yoke like that? What energy would be used to compress the air? And it sounds like it's getting a lot more efficiency out of its energy than if it were propelled by petrol (100 mpg equivalent) That is, if it were powered by gas then you would get 100 mpg which is beyond technology we have to get this mileage from just gas/petrol. Dan if this were widely adopted by your fellow Americans then wouldn't the balance of payments alter dramatically positively?



Very low maintenance technology - looks like the future is finally on it's way - all someone has to do now is analyse the comparative energy efficiencies of internal combustion versus the Air Car and we're away in a hack.

From the Competitive Price section -

We estimate the cost of purchasing a six-seater, 75hp Air Car will be approximately $17,800, proving that buying “green” doesn’t have to cost more. Not only is the price amazingly affordable, but it will cost you up to five times less in fuel consumption than an equivalent gasoline powered car. The Air Car is a totally new breed of cars entirely conceived to achieve low prices:
Ingenious design. The car’s modular, advanced materials and manufacturing techniques simplify manufacture.
No dealer’s = no middleman costs. In our business model, your Air Car is delivered to you directly from the local/regional factory, eliminating any dealer mark-up and shipping costs.
Low fuel costs. You can get an equivalent of 106 MPG. It can cost as little as $2 to refill your tank with air.
Simple maintenance. All parts will be supplied by the manufacturer to a network of licensed repair shops that will simply replace defective parts. It is easy, fast and first class since all parts are new.
Reduced maintenance anyway. The Air Car requires no cooling circuit and uses no hot gases.
No combustion = no residues. An oil change is only necessary every 31,000 miles!
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PostSubject: Re: Wheels and (bailout) Deals - Vehicle News   Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:16 pm

Could it kick the Prius's ass?
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PostSubject: Re: Wheels and (bailout) Deals - Vehicle News   Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:19 pm

cookiemonster wrote:
Auditor #9 wrote:
Did you have a crash? Oh no you work in insurance don't you?

For the moment, yes, yes I do.

But that €2200 was a quote for insurance cover on a 03 Prius subject to an excess on the policy of €4000.

What's the reason for the disproportionate excess, cm? It must be driver, rather than car-related?

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Could it kick the Prius's ass?

And how long before we have it over here?
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PostSubject: Re: Wheels and (bailout) Deals - Vehicle News   Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:30 pm

Kate P wrote:
Auditor wrote:
Could it kick the Prius's ass?

And how long before we have it over here?
I've just had a quick look through google but there's no obvious mention of it in relation to Ireland. I found a good enough article on what it's made of here
http://www.silobreaker.com/DocumentReader.aspx?Item=5_837012241

It's all very exciting!
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PostSubject: Re: Wheels and (bailout) Deals - Vehicle News   Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:29 pm

Kate P wrote:
cookiemonster wrote:
Auditor #9 wrote:
Did you have a crash? Oh no you work in insurance don't you?

For the moment, yes, yes I do.

But that €2200 was a quote for insurance cover on a 03 Prius subject to an excess on the policy of €4000.

What's the reason for the disproportionate excess, cm? It must be driver, rather than car-related?

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Could it kick the Prius's ass?

And how long before we have it over here?

Is not from my own company Kate, I think it's from that XSplus place. And yes it is driver related, because I'm under 26 it is obvious I'm going to go joy riding in my uber cool Toyota Prius.

Bloody insurance companies!

Still looking for a new job, may have found two which would be super compatable with my plan to go back to study. United Nations here I come! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Wheels and (bailout) Deals - Vehicle News   Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:14 pm

Did you watch the video I linked as well. Sure people will go for it here. Most driving here are short trips. Because nearly every household is 2 vehicles the 2nd one could be the air car. Even if the mail service used them it would be a massive saving. The video makes things clearer. The firm is French and is a start up independent of any auto company.
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PostSubject: The Air Car   Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:03 pm

Have a look at this before the oil companies buy up all the technology... Nothing unconventional about this vehicle - it's essentially driving a car on compressed air which has been used in power tools for decades. Coupled with the wankel design, the lightweight, no-combustion Air Car ® has to be the key to city driving in the near future.

Thanks to youngdan for finding it - well worth a look at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmqpGZv0YT4

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PostSubject: Re: Wheels and (bailout) Deals - Vehicle News   Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:51 pm

wankel design, hee hee hee
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PostSubject: Re: Wheels and (bailout) Deals - Vehicle News   Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:00 am

Get out Evil or Very Mad

Where were you and cactus when there were 14 people/bots signed on here eh? Off galivanting around p.ie was it?

I've a feeling this place only clocks up 15 people - we could have pushed it, man - we coulda pushed it ... we coulda pushed it over the edge man ...
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PostSubject: Re: Wheels and (bailout) Deals - Vehicle News   Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:30 am

Auditor #9 wrote:
Get out Evil or Very Mad

Where were you and cactus when there were 14 people/bots signed on here eh? Off galivanting around p.ie was it?

I've a feeling this place only clocks up 15 people - we could have pushed it, man - we coulda pushed it ... we coulda pushed it over the edge man ...

Wait a goddamn second. I have this as my home page. I've made a commitment to this site. Anytime i'm on the internet, I'm on this site, even if I am gallivanting on politics.ie. So say what you want, but i've pinned by colours to the mast, it's not my fault you can't see them.

Now I gotta run and find some tissues and chocolate. Thanks you auditor, thank you very much.pale
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PostSubject: Re: Wheels and (bailout) Deals - Vehicle News   Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:54 am

riadach wrote:
Wait a goddamn second. I have this as my home page. I've made a commitment to this site. Anytime i'm on the internet, I'm on this site, even if I am gallivanting on politics.ie. So say what you want, but i've pinned by colours to the mast, it's not my fault you can't see them.

Now I gotta run and find some tissues and chocolate. Thanks you auditor, thank you very much.pale
Really Very Happy ? Then you're invited first to the First Month Party which Cactus is organising next week Very Happy !!

I think a lot of prestigous people from thepropertypin are turning up and someone will have to invite Grandad again - the Good Grandad ..
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PostSubject: Re: Wheels and (bailout) Deals - Vehicle News   Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:24 am

Partay!!! drunken rendeer Razz santa afro cat
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PostSubject: Re: Wheels and (bailout) Deals - Vehicle News   Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:33 am

Will there be free drink?
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PostSubject: Re: Wheels and (bailout) Deals - Vehicle News   Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:39 am

riadach wrote:
Will there be free drink?
Download some here
www.freevirtualdrink.co.iceland

but keep your quota til next week won't you?
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