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    Default My Vectra is Gone

    Decided to trade in for something else. Now the owner of a Toyota Prius T4. I'll put some pics up soon.

    Sad to see the vec go, but hopefully it'll find a good home somewhere else...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaninacupboard View Post
    Now the owner of a Toyota Prius T4.
    Never mind

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    Honest officer, the throttle jammed wide open and the brakes failed.........

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    I'm fairly confident i won't have that problem, as
    a) been happily using an electronic throttle on the vec and a smart before that
    b) i know how to engage neutral
    c) i'm not american!

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    Nice one , all the best with the new car

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    Why did you downgrade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaninacupboard View Post
    I'm fairly confident i won't have that problem, as
    a) been happily using an electronic throttle on the vec and a smart before that
    b) i know how to engage neutral
    c) i'm not american!

    Lmao, I think "c" is the relevant one!

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    Great, now you can drive round knowing that your doing major long term damage to the environment due to the way the batteries etc are made

    Enjoy the new car
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    they've got 1,000s they cant shift

    i bet you got loads of sweeteners to buy one.

    and a big discount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    Great, now you can drive round knowing that your doing major long term damage to the environment due to the way the batteries etc are made

    Enjoy the new car
    Indeed

    I think the production of a 1.3kwh nimh pack is offset fairly quickly with the fuel/emissions saved. in any case, there's large recycling industries for nimh and li-ion packs currently building up, so the refined materials can be reused many times. Plus anything that helps increase awareness of alternative fuel vehicles (and specifically the advantage of electric drive) is a good thing.

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