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They're pretty clear that your hands need to be on the wheel and that it's a driving aid and not a driver. Looks like they've covered themselves pretty well with their description of the feature and being able to tell if hands were on the wheel.

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Anyone have the actual dash cam video they say he has?

Would be interesting to see when the car starts telling him to take control.

I don't know what a fair cutoff would be, but if it started beeping 10 seconds before the crash and he kept on not-driving...it is hard to blame the car.

If it happened 1 second before, then it sounds like they are scapegoating the driver.
post #24228 of 26371
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Anyone have the actual dash cam video they say he has?

Would be interesting to see when the car starts telling him to take control.

I don't know what a fair cutoff would be, but if it started beeping 10 seconds before the crash and he kept on not-driving...it is hard to blame the car.

If it happened 1 second before, then it sounds like they are scapegoating the driver.

 

Aren't drivers expected to react in a second?


Sounds like he crashed into a parked car according to the article. It's not like it was something that came out of nowhere.

post #24229 of 26371
If Tesla was made by Tesla? - there would be no questions. Just awe.

Miss teh real tesla.

Would be some kind of panamera powered by gravity itself, in a steampunk fashion. . Rip real Tesla.
Edited by Thrift Vader - 8/15/16 at 7:50am
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

They're pretty clear that your hands need to be on the wheel and that it's a driving aid and not a driver. Looks like they've covered themselves pretty well with their description of the feature and being able to tell if hands were on the wheel.

I understand, but it seems to have been marketed as more of a self-driving car, rather than a driving aid where your hands cant leave the wheel - maybe I'm just interpreting it incorrectly though

post #24231 of 26371
Semi autonomous car. The important word is semi.
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Buy a straight, solid well kept car.for as cheap as possible. Stick a Cusco 1.5way LSD in it. Never worry about your diff ever again.

Edit:sacrifice those ugmo wheels to "The Thrift", and some JDM wheels could be on a pallet with said Cusco Diff. nod[1].gif

Like these. (Example)
http://page21.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/j398883680

I like this advice. Start with something a little basic, but solid as a rock, and work it into what YOU want with quality components.

I was thinking about the deteriorated harmonic balancer crank pulley that I had to replace and realized that part of the underbody splash shielding had ripped off from the previous owner, which exposed that area of the pulley and belt to whatever elements being driven through. I ordered a replacement shield and the retention clips which should hopefully prevent such deterioration in the future.

I also got the power steering reservoir cap which nearly completes the service. Next time I have a weekend I'll do the brake rotors (still on the originals) and pads along with brake and differential fluids.
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Just had the 00 miata looked at. Everything checked out. No rust, not even on the struts. Brakes 50% left, tires 70% left, hydraulic clutch is fine, trans is fine...

 

Just needs the timing belt, water pump, and serpentine belt for the AC done, though I can probably sit on it for a little bit since it's at a 100k miles and a lot of people hold off till 120k. I might just order the parts and have it done depending on what people would charge for labor, though I think it's about 500 all said and done which is not bad at all. 

 

So it looks like my chronicles are over and this thread will move forward. Car should be delivered here tonight.

 

The ONLY other consideration I'd have is this if I were to go with the other option of selling my car as well, would be this 05 legacy GT. It has accident damage from a curb, but the current owner bought it from a subaru dealership so I think it was minor. No other red flags. 100k miles and seller is asking 7k. Car did have the turbo replaced in the past because it was hesitating and wasn't making boost correctly. I'm guessing it had some shaft play issues.

Here's the link: https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used-2005-Subaru-Legacy-2.5-GT-Limited-t17216?showListingId=150754962#listing=150754962

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I used to work with a Afghan chick that had a Lotus Esprit Turbo (she worked 2 jobs in order to pay for it and her expensive clothes). That thing smelled like oil and gas and was uncomfortable as fawk.  But it had decent paint and from 5-10 feet away it was a stunner...just like her.

A lot of vintage cars have a sort of smell like old leather and oil (smelling gasoline would make me nervous).  Comfort is a relative thing with old sports cars.  There are plenty of people that would not be happy with small interiors or having your legs and pedals skewed toward the center of the car because the front wheel wells eat up some interior space.  However, one the right roads that just fades away.  And yes, the Esprits are really stunning cars.  Cheers!

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Just had the 00 miata looked at. Everything checked out. No rust, not even on the struts. Brakes 50% left, tires 70% left, hydraulic clutch is fine, trans is fine...

Just needs the timing belt, water pump, and serpentine belt for the AC done, though I can probably sit on it for a little bit since it's at a 100k miles and a lot of people hold off till 120k. I might just order the parts and have it done depending on what people would charge for labor, though I think it's about 500 all said and done which is not bad at all. 

So it looks like my chronicles are over and this thread will move forward. Car should be delivered here tonight.

Which one was this? CL link?

*edit* I went through your posts and see this one, which I seem to recall is the one that the owner was away and you had to wait to get back. http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/5706916367.html

Looks pretty solid. Are you able to talk them down on price a little because of the work needed?

I see new wheels, LSD, and a slight lowering in your future.
Edited by whiteslashasian - 8/15/16 at 11:06am
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Which one was this? CL link?

*edit* I went through your posts and see this one, which I seem to recall is the one that the owner was away and you had to wait to get back. http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/5706916367.html

Looks pretty solid. Are you able to talk them down on price a little because of the work needed?

I see new wheels, LSD, and a slight lowering in your future.

 

They agreed to 3800. They're also dropping the car off at my house tonight (~1.5 hrs away) so I'm not going to fight more. The service should have been done a while ago, but honestly I can probably keep it going for the rest of the season with no ill effects. Probably won't be using the AC all that much either. 


I might be able to see if anyone in a miata club in the area is going to get together and do the timing belt/water pump swap soon and do it with them for some beer/scotch/money. The parts cost about 200 and it's not a terribly complicated thing to do. Just need the space and tools.

 

Also, no plans to lower it. My driveway is pretty steep. I don't think I'll be able to get it up lol. I think I can probably leave it at my school's garage though, so that's an option if I decide to mess with it.


Edited by ridethecliche - 8/15/16 at 11:32am
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They agreed to 3800. They're also dropping the car off at my house tonight

Uhoh. You've actually made a final decision. I never thought this would actually happen. I think End Times hath begun! :S
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Congrats on a decision. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

Congrats on having a new to you car in your garage. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

Fixed.

 

The owner dropped the car off with her son. My girlfriend was over and turns out that the two of them know each other from a previous job. We all shared a glass of wine as we did all the paperwork.

Seller had 4 keys! I let her keep one for the memories. I told her I was going to put her number in my phone as 'Call if Miata Goes Missing'.

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Wait, why did you buy a male hairdresser's car?

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just joshin! tongue.gif congrats!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

also, you're still getting a falcon punch in the taint
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