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(SFGate)   Subaru recalling almost 50,000 "zombie cars". BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAKES   (sfgate.com) divider line 13
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2013-03-07 11:04:34 PM
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sethstorm: They're not cars, they're just turbochargers with a very expensive golfcart engine & body attached to them.


My golf cart engine has 400hp and 300lb of torque with a stage 2 tune, handles like a dream, and embarasses all but the most powerful V8s.  You can keep your shiatty Honda Civic.
2013-03-08 11:05:14 AM
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sethstorm: They're not cars, they're just turbochargers with a very expensive golfcart engine & body attached to them.

My golf cart engine has 400hp and 300lb of torque with a stage 2 tune, handles like a dream, and embarasses all but the most powerful V8s.  You can keep your shiatty Honda Civic.


rawr

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2013-03-07 08:09:49 PM
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waffle299: This isn't a bug, it's a feature. Just last week, I was going out to get some groceries and dropped the key fob. My Forester started up, backed out of the driveway and took off. My wife and I were debating whether we should call the police or Subaru technical support when the car pulled back into the garage with a full bag of groceries. The only real problem is the car had apparently rejected my list of chocolate, beer and condoms and instead delivered two bags of healthy organic vegetables from Whole Foods.


Similar thing happened to me but with a Prius. It took off and was gone for several days. It finally came back with a gay artist from Portland behind the wheel and a university liberal arts associate professor from the Seattle area riding shotgun.

Now I've got TWO holes to dig in the backyard...
2013-03-07 07:39:24 PM
1 votes:
I open the trunk of my car by pushing the latch button on the trunk.  It's not remote release while at the same time I have no "metal on metal" wear.  Crazy Germans.
2013-03-07 07:31:45 PM
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Frederf: Remote start is good for people in cold areas I hear. Keyless trunk is just nice to reduce metal-metal wear in and around the key cylinder.


I don't want to get in a pissing match about how cold it can get where I live because I'm sure many here live places where it gets colder, but I do spend much of the winter well below freezing and sometimes it gets below zero (Fahrenheit). I grew up in an area where anything below 40 was considered "cold". I'm now adjusted and I don't consider it "cold" unless it's below 10 degrees.

Sure, it would be nice if my car were warmed up when I got into it, but that's just personal comfort. It's not going to help the car at all and it's only going to burn gas. But that's why I dress for the weather. If it's cold out (below 10), I'm going to put on gloves and a hat in addition to my coat. It takes about 10 minutes before my car generates enough heat for the heater to be effective, but I deal with it. It's just one of life's smaller problems.

As it is now, my garage is noticeably warmer than the great outdoors. The other day the internet told me it was 21 where I lived. I got in my car and it said it was 32. 2 miles later my car's thermometer agreed that it was indeed 21. I survived.

The trunk release thing is just lazy - and has caused me grief by accidentally hitting it and ending up with a dead battery. I'd gladly accept a little metal on metal wear to the lock over being stuck with a dead battery.

One time when that happened I knocked on 5 different neighbor's doors trying to find someone to give me a jump-start. I'm sure some of them weren't home, but jesus farking christ on a cross, I didn't believe all of them weren't.

I ended up standing around in my garage with my jumper cables until I saw someone. I've also taken to very carefully making sure the trunk is shut and carefully holding the key as if it's a bomb when I get home.
2013-03-07 07:27:53 PM
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fob = fun of a biatch
2013-03-07 06:42:55 PM
1 votes:
When there is no more room in the garage... the cars will start themselves.
2013-03-07 06:33:56 PM
1 votes:
This is how you know that George Romero is scraping the bottom of the barrel.
2013-03-07 06:22:58 PM
1 votes:
Lesbians everywhere are heading to the shop.
2013-03-07 06:21:38 PM
1 votes:

sethstorm: They're not cars, they're just turbochargers with a very expensive golfcart engine & body attached to them.


Porches?
2013-03-07 06:21:19 PM
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FTA: "the engines can start on their own "..."if the key fob is dropped, it can malfunction and start the engine"

Um, what? That's not "on their own" - clearly there's an external action that causes to start. Why not recall the key fob? Either way, this is definitely not the 'zombie car' advertised in either the article or the headline.

/Disappointed.
2013-03-07 06:15:58 PM
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2013-03-07 06:13:04 PM
1 votes:
They're not cars, they're just turbochargers with a very expensive golfcart engine & body attached to them.
 
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