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10-07-2013 06:50 PM  4 years agoPost 121
RyanW

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All this talk of green cars make me hungry for one of these!!!

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10-07-2013 07:22 PM  4 years agoPost 122
JKos

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Ryan,
Remember the dissertation out there in which someone "proved" that a Hummer is more environmentally friendly then a Prius?

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10-07-2013 08:21 PM  4 years agoPost 123
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I would not be surprised, the manufacturing of a prius and it's parts must have an impact on the environment. The batteries are probably the worst offender

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10-07-2013 08:25 PM  4 years agoPost 124
Mike Fortin

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Give me my Gurkha any day!

The single most bad ass vehicle on the road!

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10-07-2013 08:34 PM  4 years agoPost 125
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10-07-2013 08:52 PM  4 years agoPost 126
RyanW

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Gurkha... yes! I am still a sucker for the old Land Rovers...

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10-07-2013 09:34 PM  4 years agoPost 127
Peter Wales

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Give me my Gurkha any day!
The single most bad ass vehicle on the road!
That looks like the perfect vehicle for a quiet Sunday drive in New York with a couple of guys on bikes to keep you company

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10-07-2013 10:07 PM  4 years agoPost 128
Mike Fortin

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LOL @ Peter!

The Gurkha is bullet proof and can come with optional turret (if you know a few people).

Bring on the Rice Rockets!

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10-08-2013 11:00 PM  4 years agoPost 129
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Yeah a fleet of Gurkhas needs to roam the New York highways for a spell. Do some house cleaning.

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10-08-2013 11:16 PM  4 years agoPost 130
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I would not be surprised, the manufacturing of a prius and it's parts must have an impact on the environment. The batteries are probably the worst offender
The mineral that is mined for the batteries in a Prius are mined just like the blood diamonds. Kids doing slave labor to get the mineral that is needed. Prius's are evil to the environment and the kids that have to be slaves to mine for them. There was a write up in Car and Driver a couple years back about the mineral needed to make the batteries. It was a sad read.

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10-08-2013 11:27 PM  4 years agoPost 131
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I like the Tesla, it's an awesome car. Tesla's goal is to create less expensive vehicles so us normal people can own one but in order to get to that level they have to perfect the technology and build capitol. That means expensive cars. The first adopters and/or rich people are paying for the R&D. No government subsidies here, just good old fashioned capitalism. The Volt is also a good idea but they are doing it wrong. A tiny diesel engine rather than a gas engine would be better but still, the Volt is a good idea. Most users hardly ever touch their fuel tank but if need be they can go 600 miles on that fuel tank and still get good economy, all in a car that is a useful size.

I would gladly buy an electric car, it just doesn't pencil out for me. It isn't because I live in North Idaho either. My commute is about 36 miles round trip, easily done in any electric cars these days. It doesn't pencil out because the cost of entry is too high. I have a 99 Chrysler Intrepid that still gets about 30 mpg highway, hauls all my heil crap and has been paid for like forever. Only things I have fixed are a random sensor and tires. It is hard to justify a car payment. Our other rig is an 02 Grand Cherokee. It gets in my mind pretty dismal mpg at around 21 highway but the wife likes the 4 wheel drive and the height.

I want to buy a used Subaru sometime soon, an Outback wagon. That is about the best blend of price, fuel economy, bad weather worthiness and carrying capacity for me. If they make an electric Subaru it would be perfect. I know Tesla is coming out with an all wheel drive SUV, that will be nice but again, it will cost almost what I paid for my house so it isn't in the cards. A few year old Suby is much more realistic for me.

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10-08-2013 11:32 PM  4 years agoPost 132
JasonJ

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The mineral that is mined for the batteries in a Prius are mined just like the blood diamonds. Kids doing slave labor to get the mineral that is needed. Prius's are evil to the environment and the kids that have to be slaves to mine for them. There was a write up in Car and Driver a couple years back about the mineral needed to make the batteries. It was a sad read.
There was a write up about the environmental devastation to mine the materials in Canada, the cost of petroleum to get that material out of the earth and to the ships, ship that material via cargo ship overseas to build the batteries and to ship those batteries overseas again to the vehicle assembly plant. The theory was that after all was said and done, a Prius was more devastating cradle to grave to the environment than a Hummer H2. I think that was proven to be false but unfortunately even it is were true the technology has to evolve and grow. It has to start somewhere.

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10-08-2013 11:34 PM  4 years agoPost 133
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The mineral that is mined for the batteries in a Prius are mined just like the blood diamonds. Kids doing slave labor to get the mineral that is needed. Prius's are evil to the environment and the kids that have to be slaves to mine for them. There was a write up in Car and Driver a couple years back about the mineral needed to make the batteries. It was a sad read.
Then stop reading.
And stop flying LiPo powered helicopters.
NITRO RULES!

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10-11-2013 12:35 AM  4 years agoPost 134
BobOD

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And stop flying LiPo powered helicopters.
NITRO RULES!
LOL

And, one of the worlds largest Lithium deposits has been found in Afghanistan. That'll get lots of money flowing into a country full of terrorists. Great!

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10-11-2013 11:25 AM  4 years agoPost 135
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Might have been unknown Lithium resources in Afghanistan"recently discovered" as far as the American and Western public was concerned perhaps"Health warning,rich Lithium deposits can set your country on fire too"

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-wa...tural-gas/19769

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