how do you feel about electric performance cars?

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  1. 318willrun

    318willrun Stomper 4x4... we kept energizer in business

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    yes, and you said affordable. I said a hemi challenger R/T is about the same price as a well equipped Camry or Accord. The Hemi Challenger IS a V8, RWD, 2dr, affordable car. :)
    ** here is one brand new for the same price as a V6 Camry or V6 Accord..
    2019 Dodge Challenger R/T | eBay
     
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    • Ottmundr

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      They don't serve alcohol on flights anymore? What the HELL is wrong with the airlines?
       
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      Agreed. Why get a Honda,

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      when you can get this instead?

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      @MrJLR , thanks for the kick in the pants!
      Might go buy a new Challenger tomorrow

       
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      • EdM

        EdM Well-Known Member

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        For me, I believe the Porsche Taycan and its development will be a game changer. I may be partial owning a 2017 Boxster S but the Taycan is something to watch.
         
      • Dicer

        Dicer FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        Dicer said: ↑

        When I hear/read about electric cars, it reminds me of the time the wife and I was waiting to be boarded on a flight. The women in front of us were asking each other if they packed their “B.O.B.’s. lol
        When the girls talked about packing their B.O.B.'s they meant their "Boyfriends On Batteries"....me meaning why electric when you can have the real thing......
         
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        • A56

          A56 MoParAffliction

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          Yep, The "movement" has already begun on the streets of California
           
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          • Biff

            Biff Well-Known Member

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            It was sarcasm, of course :poke:
             
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            • GEO

              GEO Sarcasm Inc.

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              Then knock a hole in your muffler. To me the best part is the feel of acceleration, could care less what it sounds like
               
            • Back in Time

              Back in Time Well-Known Member

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              Have you heard the sound of modern muscle cars ? No holes in those mufflers..:)
               
            • mopowers

              mopowers Well-Known Member

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              Sure there are. One in the front, and one in the back. :lol:
               
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              • A56

                A56 MoParAffliction

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                Some Harley riders did that , sounded like crap, and offered no benefits in performance ie acceleration. After 50 years of owning them and a few "muscle cars" I've seen short cuts that just don't work.
                 
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                • A56

                  A56 MoParAffliction

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                  Someone mention charging systems on a trailer ?

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                  • A56

                    A56 MoParAffliction

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                    sigh.....…….

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                    • abdywgn

                      abdywgn dismantler

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                      I agree but I don't have a pad or a pod or whatever...they will be old Polaroids or fading photos.
                       
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                      • A56

                        A56 MoParAffliction

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                        lol, me neither, that's why it's in a glass & wood frame. See my profile pic.
                         
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                        • tonysrt

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                          You ever hear of Hydro electric power? Search Hoover Dam and see how much power it generates for the west Coast.
                           
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                          • AndyF

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                            One of our cars is an electric and it is great for running errands around town. Quiet, quick, almost zero maintenance, easy to charge over night, inexpensive, etc.

                            I'd convert my '65 Coronet over to electric if there was an easy path. At the moment it would cost a ton of money and I probably don't have the skill, time or resources to make it happen myself. But I'd love to have an old muscle car with a Tesla power train swapped under it. I think there is a market for those cars but I don't think anyone is making them yet. Shouldn't be too long though before you can buy a 1969 Camaro with a Tesla drive train. I'm sure someone will start making them within the next few years.
                             
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                            • Mopar87

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                              Evs are pretty cool from a performance standpoint.While our electrical grid cant support it yet there are some niche applications where an all electric powertrain flat out destroys a gas or diesel engine.Drag racing,trails dirt biking,even offroading.anything where "range" isnt a big deal.The nice thing about an electric motor is its torque curve, 100% of your power is available from the word "go".Even a stout v8 engine doesnt make any meaningful power below 1500 rpm,diesels make max torque at about 1500 rpm, an electric motor makes max torque at "zero" rpm.Granted my only experience with EV's is my 56v lawnmower.Its impossible to stall it with a full battery.I use it cut my lawn as well as mow a lot with tall weeds.If you take too big of a bit with a gas lawnmower it will bog down and then eventually stall, with the electric it will bog down for a millisecond until the controller supplies more juice to motor then its back up and cutting like nothing happened.Its awesome that the only thing I have to do maintenance wise is wash out the deck and sharpen the blade, just charge the battery and its good to go.Its a hell of a lot simpler than the yearly tune up required with a gas engine.As an added bonus, it is quiet enough that I can mow in the dark without pissing off my neighbors which is handy when I spend all day doing 9-5 type stuff and get home after its dark..

                              As far as the "range" issue with EV's, my 93 dakota 5.2/automatic/4wd on 32" tires has a "range" of 185 miles before the low fuel light comes on with a 22 gallon tank.I can't go anywhere offroad unless I carry a couple extra gallons of gas.Alot of EV's have a range at least that if not more, unlike my truck the ev could refill at my house so its day to day range could be unlimited.most cars that get great mpg are also tiny so they have tiny fuel tanks as well so their range isnt much better.a geo metro gets 35 mpg but it only has a 10 gallon tank.But the range issue is stupid, how many of you do enough driving that you have to fill up your tank every day?my dakota is the only thing I have owned where I worry about "range" with it simply because it gets crap mpg and the fuel gauge doesnt work, other than the odometer and the low fuel light I have no way of knowing how much fuel it actually has.
                               
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                              • jos51700

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                                And how much fun will it be when every car runs and sounds effectively the same?

                                This'll be way cooler than stuffing a 350 Chevy into everything! It'll be different this time. Sure it will.
                                 
                              • RustyRatRod

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                                Never happen in our lifetime. So I'm not worried about it.

                                Besides, every new car now sounds the same. No sound AT ALL.
                                 
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                                  Then go jump off your house. Free acceleration! In two directions, even!

                                  Don't pull the radio fuse, or you might be disappointed.
                                   
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                                    It's like, we're somehow.....connected.....
                                     
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                                      GEO Sarcasm Inc.

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                                      In what two directions?
                                       
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                                      Positive, and then negative
                                       
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