Project Car / Motorbike thread. Let's see 'em.

Dales Cannon

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I find it odd people like some japanese cars and not others... To me, all japanese cars are the essentially interchangeable...
Our household has four. Five if you count the Kubota. They are good value for what they are. One German, one Brit, one aussie and one yankee make up the rest. Each does the job that it was bought for. And half a Belgian I think.
 

Haakon

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Apparently it is different. needs a manual option though............
So I hear. And there was some “friction” between the bmw and Toyota engineers when the Toyota guys took the beemer engine back to Japan, did all their durability testing a and told bmw what they needed to do to meet Toyota requirements :)

Will probably be the best bmw engine ever!
 

Haakon

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But it was the only way a new Supra was ever going to get approved. The reason for the BMW tie up is BMW wanted hydrogen fuel cell tech from Toyota and could only offer the new Z4 platform as a cheap way for Toyota to do the Supra.
 

Haakon

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This from an Alfa owner.

I have had BMW's and Alfa's (both pre 2004) and BMW shits all over Alfa from any perspective. After 2004 both marques share disaster status.
I make no claims about the Alfa’s long term reliability...

Most of my Renault’s have been pretty good. Especially engines.
 

scblack

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So I hear. And there was some “friction” between the bmw and Toyota engineers when the Toyota guys took the beemer engine back to Japan, did all their durability testing a and told bmw what they needed to do to meet Toyota requirements :)

Will probably be the best bmw engine ever!
More engineering sharing: my next Amarok is going to be a Ford Ranger, or vice versa.

Hmmmm.....
 

Haakon

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That is an oxymoron you know?
They have decent reputation in Europe for reliability. Yet again I suspect it’s hamfisted Aussie mechanics causing a lot of issues. Most parts are made by the same suppliers as most other euro brands...

Ask me again in 5 years. If we still have it...
 
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