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Old 07-09-2017, 05:25 PM   #21
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When KIA and Hyundai first started selling in the UK, discerning motorists wouldn't touch them with a barge pole. But look at them now. Dacia is similar today. \
Hmmm. Dacia? Wikipedia says Renault bought them in 1999. Renault and Nissan are sister companies. With Dacia being a "relative" of Renault and Nissan, it's no wonder Dacia up their game with some cross-company DNA sharing.
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Dacia use mostly Renault parts, the Sandero is based on the old Clio, Renault's best selling car, so they're actually a lot better than the "Britain's cheapest car" label would suggest. I read somewhere Dacia were voted most reliable European car manufacture in 2011.
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Yes, Dacia is there now, but they were not so hot when they first appeared on the UK scene.
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Old 07-10-2017, 01:58 AM   #24
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Is the East German Trabant still around? I wonder if one of the major car makers could've ever saved that label. If so, can you imagine what a modern-day reinterpretation of that car would look like today?
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I don't think paper mache passes the current crash tests.
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Old 07-10-2017, 05:21 AM   #26
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Is the East German Trabant still around? I wonder if one of the major car makers could've ever saved that label. If so, can you imagine what a modern-day reinterpretation of that car would look like today?
LOL they reserve that kind of pollution for supertankers these days.
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Old 07-10-2017, 06:05 AM   #27
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Considered quite "green" in its day, made from recycled plastic I believe. 2 stroke engine wasn't it?
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:38 AM   #28
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I watch YouTube/ADVChina, too! I REALLY enjoy Winston's and Condensed Milk's , I think his name is Jeff or Mark, I forget, honest observations about China culture and customs.
I do like them. They can sound really, really negative about China, but they obviously have an affinity for it given that they're making their lives there. But it's so vastly different that I suppose it would be hard for any westerner to not be a little befuddled by those differences. What I really enjoy is just watching the scenery while they,re riding around, I'm always curious about what places really look like.

I actually haven't watched them in a while. Maybe I'll pick them up again when my current Penn and Teller's BS binge is out of my system.
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Every cloud has a silver lining and all that...
Don'tcha mean every MUSHROOM cloud, Paul?
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