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AANNDD I no longer have interests.

Not to mention, like most high MPG cars from Europe, it most likely won't pass the strict US safety/crash standards.
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Eating healthy is very expensive and/or time consuming. You're right it's extremely easy to buy foods that are junk and processed for very, very cheap yet if you want to buy a salad or some sort of fruit one piece costs about $4-$5 where I live.

People work 9-10 hours a day and don;t care about what they eat.

I agree. I work 9-11 hours a day 6 days a week, a lot of the guys I work with eat very unhealthy because they just don't have the patients or just don't care. I don't eat the best, but I probably eat better than 80-90% of Americans.
My work lunch is probably only $4 a day or less with what I make at home, contains ~1200 calories and has 55g of protein in it, where as guys bring 2-3 Hotpockets a day which run $2.50 a box. tongue.gif

Back on topic, for a six figure car I'm not exactly impressed.. After building over 1,000 Nissan Leafs I'd happily say I'd rather drive a diesel. I also can't imagine how much it costs to have any repairs done to an electric car, for example NOTHING is commonized on the Leaf with any other Nissan car out there. Everything must come straight from the dealer. $$$$$
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It's been said before (starting about 1904), and it still remains true in the year 2013 ...

The electric car is the car of the future.
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Not to mention, like most high MPG cars from Europe, it most likely won't pass the strict US safety/crash standards.

While some models like the Lupo and a few Fiats are suicidomobiles, most aren't. I'm guessing it's mostly protectionism. Small cars are of course less safe than large cars but in many situations they are safer than older large cars, You're less likely to have your abdomen smashed by the engine when hitting a roadsign.

I believe it's mostly a displacement issue. Most of europe are cities, the few short stretches between the Conurbs does not warrant large cars for safety and well, it's the same thing in the US conurbation areas.
Large cars are great if you're at risk of hitting a moose other than that your and the competitions best hope is to lower the amount of energy released on impact. But you can have large cars with low displacement engines, not fun to drive but better mileage. Moving down to 1.6L engines for family cars will make them less fun but they will be cheaper to buy and drive.

OT Making a two seater impractical showoff car doesn't show any technological process, it's just silly. When an electric car can do the samethings as my Volvo 940 and go 400 kmh without a refill we can talk, but until them I'm staying enviromentally friendly buy not spending 40 000$ on Fossil fuels burned in a manufacturing process.
 
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Blandest interior of all time.
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I agree. I work 9-11 hours a day 6 days a week, a lot of the guys I work with eat very unhealthy because they just don't have the patients or just don't care. I don't eat the best, but I probably eat better than 80-90% of Americans.
My work lunch is probably only $4 a day or less with what I make at home, contains ~1200 calories and has 55g of protein in it, where as guys bring 2-3 Hotpockets a day which run $2.50 a box. tongue.gif

Back on topic, for a six figure car I'm not exactly impressed.. After building over 1,000 Nissan Leafs I'd happily say I'd rather drive a diesel. I also can't imagine how much it costs to have any repairs done to an electric car, for example NOTHING is commonized on the Leaf with any other Nissan car out there. Everything must come straight from the dealer. $$$$$

I agree I know of such people as well. Most of them work retail and some even in food chains so they just go grab the food that looks like it tastes the best that is processed (ton of sodium) and has a lot of saturated fat/cholesterol.

Personally I stick to a very cheap yet healthy diet. I eat only what my body needs and eat maybe two small meals a day and take a multi vitamin. Cheap foods such as Oatmeal (honey & cinnamon to make it taste better while both have a ton of health benefits), a long with foods such as bananas, egg whites, onions, whole wheat bread, tuna fish, and whole almonds are very filling, very healthy, and very cheap.

Last time that I bought oatmeal I think that it was only $2 for 2LB's of whole oats 100% natural and you can pretty much live off of oatmeal if you wanted to (I try to eat two meals of it a day).

I think that the key thing is that people tend to eat way more food than they need. Most monks only eat one meal a day and are fed food from basically whatever the strangers decide that they will eat that day (it's called alms rounds) yet they tend to be very, very healthy due to eating only what they need (this increases life span drastically just by eating less) instead of eating what they "want" due to craving a particular taste or food.
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At least some people realize it NOW, before it actually happens....

If you really want to see the future, go watch Total Recall (the new one)...

Notice the part where they show the plastic (polymer) money with Obama's face on it...

The denominations are 50 / 1,000 & 10,000, which is indicative to 10 Times Inflation or you needing to have $10 to buy what $1 cost today, or needing $ 50 for what $5 cost today, I find it very interesting what the author of this movie was trying to convey here...

(Notice I'm not trying to make a conspiracy theory here or something appear as something it's not)
Wait, are you being serious or are you just kidding? I really can't tell.

Inflation is natural. Cars used to cost $4k now they cost $40k. It doesn't mean bread will cost $50 in today's dollars, it would most likely cost less than what we spend on bread today, as productivity increases, wages increase, etc.
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Totally bro. rolleyes.gif

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Is this the new OCN? Chriiiiiiist.
^What..?


VW Intro to this car should be exactly as this --> "Hallo, Ve are Volksvagen, and zhis is our Hybrid."
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So, wait, if it's a 10 times inflation, does this mean that this VOLKSWAGEN will now end up costing 7 figures? biggrin.gif

"Peoples Car" my rear differential. There is nothing "Peoples Car" about a car that costs 6 -OR- 7 figures.
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I'd trade my VW for it, haha.
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