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Forum: Performance 07-17-14, 09:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,901
Posted By Mr Johnson
Awesome to see it back in a car and running!...

Awesome to see it back in a car and running! Great job putting it all together. Really didn't think this would ever happen. Congrats and Enjoy!
Forum: Performance 07-07-14, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,065
Posted By Mr Johnson
Bummer... would be cool to see this unit back on...

Bummer... would be cool to see this unit back on the road! :)
Forum: Car Chat 04-10-14, 08:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 831
Posted By Mr Johnson
Don't forget that straight line speeds are up....

Don't forget that straight line speeds are up. The decrease in lap times comes from reduced aero and harder tires that can deal with the higher torque at low speeds and ultimately the fuel flow...
Forum: Car Chat 04-10-14, 08:03 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,756
Posted By Mr Johnson
Here's a link to PlanetF1...

Here's a link to PlanetF1 (http://www.planetf1.com/driver/18227/9258713/Ericsson-losing-a-ton-of-time) where Caterham car being over the weight limit and the time penalty for one of the drivers is...
Forum: Car Chat 04-09-14, 04:17 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,756
Posted By Mr Johnson
No, it is minimum. The issue is that previously...

No, it is minimum. The issue is that previously the manufacturers added ballast to the cars where it was most advantageous. Now with the new power units the drivers are finding that unless they lose...
Forum: Car Chat 04-02-14, 06:03 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 18,038
Posted By Mr Johnson
Congrats the pending addition to your family! Oh,...

Congrats the pending addition to your family! Oh, and on your new child too! :-p

But seriously I hope your experience is like mine. My oldest wouldn't sleep. I'd put her in the back of the GS...
Forum: Car Chat 02-05-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,786
Posted By Mr Johnson
Last month... well that's just days ago but you...

Last month... well that's just days ago but you get the idea...;)
Forum: Car Chat 02-04-14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,786
Posted By Mr Johnson
Over 700, stopped counting... iTunes says 960 but...

Over 700, stopped counting... iTunes says 960 but that includes some singles from digital purchases.

Library is > 225 GB with only about 4.3 GB being non-physical purchased tracks. And before you...
Forum: Car Chat 02-04-14, 09:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,786
Posted By Mr Johnson
QFT... Keep the device (I've got way too...

QFT...

Keep the device (I've got way too many CD's to fit on any iPod) but make it less obvious. (I mean I had mine in the glovebox on the 2GS which was nicely hidden (they should have put the...
Forum: Car Chat 02-03-14, 11:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,235
Posted By Mr Johnson
Prius V and CMax hybrid's both down hard -31% and...

Prius V and CMax hybrid's both down hard -31% and 48% respectively and the V outselling the CMax. Brutal. I'm not surprised that the storm had such an impact but I guess the folks that wanted AWD...
Forum: The Clubhouse 01-20-14, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By Mr Johnson
I don't care about the switch to digital wrt...

I don't care about the switch to digital wrt theaters but I *do* think that this is one step towards losing history in the future. Same for books and music I think the switch to digital makes it much...
Forum: Car Chat 12-17-13, 05:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,154
Posted By Mr Johnson
The rear sensors are standard.

The rear sensors are standard.
Forum: The Clubhouse 11-26-13, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,052
Posted By Mr Johnson
I'm a huge Denon fan (especially on the higher...

I'm a huge Denon fan (especially on the higher end) as well as the Pioneer Elite series. I'd rank the Onkyo's just below those two.

I've owned receivers from all three Brands with my preference...
Forum: Car Chat 11-20-13, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By Mr Johnson
Even with all the previous talk (and even now...

Even with all the previous talk (and even now they still hold out hope with other fuels) I had a feeling this was coming. I had some hopes after this story ran on Autoline but alas....

Wankel...
Forum: Car Chat 11-13-13, 03:46 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,898
Posted By Mr Johnson
Agreed that the final design turned out very...

Agreed that the final design turned out very close to the rendering. Sadly I agree that the second place rendering would have been a much better choice.

OTOH.... if they wanted conversation (no...
Forum: Car Chat 09-11-13, 02:02 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,897
Posted By Mr Johnson
Totally agree however... offer me a home grilled...

Totally agree however... offer me a home grilled burger or a hamburger from McD and I can tell you which I'll choose. :)
Forum: Car Chat 09-11-13, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By Mr Johnson
Conceptually a good idea IMO but a terrible idea...

Conceptually a good idea IMO but a terrible idea when you consider the way they are trying to position Lincoln.

Sounds like the same things they are talking about for Lincoln only for the Fords,...
Forum: The Clubhouse 07-02-13, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 705
Posted By Mr Johnson
Happy belated B'day! Congrats and welcome to...

Happy belated B'day!

Congrats and welcome to being an old fart. It's only how people see you not how you feel! :)
Forum: Car Chat 04-25-13, 09:04 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,352
Posted By Mr Johnson
Many major OEMs have discussed in interviews that...

Many major OEMs have discussed in interviews that the interior upgrades that could be made in cars for $500-$1000. He's right, it just wouldn't cost that much in this price range.

Now if you're...
Forum: Car Chat 01-18-13, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By Mr Johnson
Actually it's a 14 gallon tank...

Actually it's a 14 gallon tank (http://www.ford.com/cars/fusion/specifications/capacities/) for the hybrid and Energi which equates to just over 44 mpg.
Forum: Car Chat 12-11-12, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By Mr Johnson
And exactly how they carry forward 60 percent of...

And exactly how they carry forward 60 percent of the technology!?!? What a bizarre statement to make.
Forum: Car Chat 12-01-12, 12:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,273
Posted By Mr Johnson
If you only care about is FE. OTOH... I prefer...

If you only care about is FE. OTOH... I prefer the interior look, materials, ride quality, acceleration and handling of the C-MAX over the Toyota..

The CT-200H was a close second choice but the...
Forum: Car Chat 11-30-12, 06:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,273
Posted By Mr Johnson
You are right but the question is if they aren't...

You are right but the question is if they aren't gaming the system but running the actual test as the EPA intends it and they get that result they wanted to advertise it. They would have been smarter...
Forum: Car Chat 11-30-12, 02:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,273
Posted By Mr Johnson
So we bought a C-MAX Hybrid for the wife and...

So we bought a C-MAX Hybrid for the wife and here's some real world (though anecdotal) data. In suburban driving she is averaging around 36-37 MPG. In exactly the same type of driving I average ~44...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 11-25-12, 08:12 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 39,592
Posted By Mr Johnson
Congrats on the 4GS FSport addition to your...

Congrats on the 4GS FSport addition to your family! That is great from the factory and still has soooo much potential too! Can't wait to see what you do with it and how this opens up your other...
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