Our roads are bigger. In fact, most things are, here. I'll never forget my shock upon visiting the UK for the 1st time, and seeing that cars couldn't pass each other on your side streets. One of them has to pull over and let the other pass. In america that would result in a fatality, most likely.
I noticed the same when we were out in Australia. We rented a Ford Falcon - bit bigger than a Mondeo. Build quality was way below what you'd expect from a Mondeo, and it was a tad bigger. However it did have a brutal 4.0L V6 and was substantially cheaper to buy!
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I should post here since its the first post and CS got the honors.
Well I still have the black 85 full size manual blazer when the last OT forum was here, a rebuild later after doing a thousand homes of setting up cable in customers machines in one year. Really runs better now than those days, think it was running on 6 cylinders as it hit its last legs. Now I can go up a hill no sweat and crunch other cars with speed, ha.
Ooh! Off topic, how novel I only hope it'll be a lot better than that shambles we call OTC... damn, did that place go downhill!
Anyway, back OT in OT, I own a 1993 Fiat Uno 1.0L IE Start.
Can't drive yet though as I've not passed my test (the shame of it, and I'm nearly 22 ). Once I've passed, I'm gonna be on the lookout for a fairly sizeable motor - was in Nick's (CS) Golf last weekend and I crave one now, if only for that lush TDi unit
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"Oh Lord, grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference."
Honestly though, i really dont think the stuff matters a great deal. It will be nice to run the remainder of the deisel engines when they stop making them with the stuff, but in 50 years everything will be running on hydrogen fuel cells.... in most parts of the world anyway