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Spotting thread! Did you see any special cars on the road today?

Discussion in 'Other Cars' started by Leadfoot J. McCoalroller, Jul 3, 2023.

  1. Leadfoot J. McCoalroller

    Leadfoot J. McCoalroller Senior Member

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    That's their new "on the ground" update system for the new accelerator pedal of doom recall.
     
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    Just read up on it. Seems the assembly line doofus' were installing the pedal w/ soap rather than using lubricating 'A-arm' type rubber bushing glue. Rubber accelerator pad falls upward & hooks on something & stops the pedal from releasing. Good thing those suckers have eeeeuge disc rotors.
     
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    Saw a Lucid with temporary Cali plates. Must’ve been quite excited to take the car before the actual plates arrive.

    And an original HiHy in pretty darn good condition.

    Edit: Saw a 2nd OG HiHy later that night in Bluestone Metallic (first one was in Sonora Gold)
     
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  5. Leadfoot J. McCoalroller

    Leadfoot J. McCoalroller Senior Member

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    Nice weather on a spring weekend here. Lots of neat rides out in my neighborhood!

    Yesterday I saw an early 1980s Accord in show condition, down at the car wash.

    Today I saw a 1956 Chevrolet pickup, lowered, rat-rod, heavy on the patina.

    I needed to go buy a tool earlier, and in the parking lot of the store I parked my Mazda up against a true classic Mazda. A 1974 REPU! Showed evidence of a racing career. Hats off!

    I saw two Lexus RX250 cars in the past 24 hours. I find that car polarizing in the sense that it's a decent looking crossover in a bright color like Ultra White, but it's just a drab heap when finished in Pavement Smudge Shimmer.
     
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    Yesterday I only ran one errand, but during that 5 mile round trip I spotted
    1 other Gen 5 Prius Prime.
    half a dozen Gen 4 Prius Prime and about the same number of regular Gen4 HEV,
    A couple of Rivan Pick ups,
    A Lucid sedan
    A polestar sedan
    A lot full of Mustang Mach-e GT (An Avis rental lot)
    A whole bunch of Teslas, (everything except a roadster).
    a Cybertruck. (They look uglier each time I see one)
    A THINK 2 seater EV.

    There are lots of them out there.
     
  7. Leadfoot J. McCoalroller

    Leadfoot J. McCoalroller Senior Member

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    Oh! You reminded me that I also saw a Smart EV. That was pretty surprising. There are 3 or 4 fossil Smarts in town, but I've only ever seen one electric.
     
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    One of these days I'll take my camera to the freeway off-ramp and see just what the percentage of the cars are electrified in one way or the other.

    I also saw an Amazon delivery van that appeared to be electric. :)
     
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    Ford F150 Lightning in a Lowe’s parking lot this past Saturday. Odd I’ve seen more Rivians than the Lightning.
     
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    In the Boston area for a reunion this weekend. I spotted a Lucid Air on the 'pike, I think it's the first time I've seen one of those in the wild.

    At the reunion, I saw that a classmate had recently purchased a Dodge Hornet, and I had no idea Dodge had brought that name back. Decent look but I didn't get that close.

    I also a 1973 VW Squareback out in the wilds past 495, and something truly old that I could not identify- 1920s open-top coupe parked at a curb just outside of Logan airport.
     
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    Red 60 falcon - convertable
    really clean
     
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    There is a PHEV version that is a through the road hybrid; engine drives one axle and the motor the other. It is the twin to an Alfa romeo that lacks an overboost ability for performance.

    Reminded me that I spotted a VW Thing in town. Wanted one in highschool to cover in bike reflectors.

    Also and early '80s Camero/Trans Am someone takes care of.
     
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    Very very very young Dustin Hoffman getting some of his first air time - was for Volkswagen. Quite funny listening to the vehicle's features. Even has an electric clock & carpet!
    :)

     
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    Saw a Lucid Aire in Hilton Head SC. And a topless girl in a Tesla model 3. Both were black but the woman had beads on.....;)
    Oh Jazz fest for the young!!:rolleyes: 2024. I checked my dashcam but you cant see anything due to the glare on the camera lense.
     
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    Driving home from the airport just now, a gorgeous Nissan GT-R in Bentley green. (wouldn't mention one in any other color)
     
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    Like in the early 90s, every other car seemed to be that color, or a variant thereof.
     
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    I think that's the version he bought. Nice periwinkle color on it too.

    That would have been hilarious. Now I want a mylar-wrapped one to park next to it.
     
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    Gen 1 Prius in Silver Sand Metallic!
     
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    A Range Rover Evoque convertible.
     
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    A RHD FD RX7.

    Ferrari 296 GTB (this is the PHEV Ferrari)