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Old 23rd November 2017, 07:39 PM
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Plaid and Ludicrous are references to the '87 movie 'Spaceballs': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk7VWcuVOf0
Now I'm going to have to watch the rest of the film now!
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Old 23rd November 2017, 10:11 PM
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I didn't realise they had raised the speed limits for EVs

Now that would be a compelling case for me to buy one!
It's the acceleration, not the top speed, that makes other cars suddenly disappear in the rear view mirror : Teslas are quick, but not particularly fast (apart from the new Roadster, allegedly... )
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Old 24th November 2017, 12:31 AM
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It's the acceleration, not the top speed, that makes other cars suddenly disappear in the rear view mirror : Teslas are quick, but not particularly fast (apart from the new Roadster, allegedly... )
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(1) Tesla Model S: (85D). Silent and deadly, and very, very fast...
how about......
(1) Tesla Model S: (85D). Silent and deadly, and not particularly fast... but it's quick

BTW Last time I heard someone use the words 'silent and deadly' the windows were opened, and that was fast
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Old 24th November 2017, 09:36 AM
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Now I'm going to have to watch the rest of the film now!
You've never seen spaceballs, where have you been Druidia?
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Old 24th November 2017, 01:38 PM
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You've never seen spaceballs, where have you been Druidia?
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Old 24th November 2017, 01:54 PM
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You've never seen spaceballs, where have you been Druidia?
No, in a galaxy, very, very, very far away

Saw it many moons ago, but was just the sort of comedy I needed to watch at the moment. Perfectly timed.

Now, I wonder which Mel Brooks film I should watch tonight?
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Old 24th November 2017, 02:18 PM
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Blazing Saddles of course! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXHkFZ-nG4Y
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Old 25th November 2017, 12:39 AM
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I did watch Spaceballs for the first time today, clip from Blazing Saddles did not tempt me.

Anyway Tesla Model S was on How it's Made tonight, I only cought it half way on Quest +1 and it's not available on Quest on demand yet. It's great tech but I cannot see many cars making past 10 years/150k miles which is about a point where I buy my cars , but then again with driverless cars it will probably be cheaper just to order a cab without driver when needed instead of owning a car.
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Old 26th November 2017, 09:43 PM
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Anyone watching Guy Martin vs the Robot Car?
His supercharged (800hp+) old Volvo drag car got well beat by a Tesla.
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2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior.
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
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