lebikerboy

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  1. Don't forget if you purchase a new smart ED in Quebec, you get an $8000.00 purchase incentive,,, Plus with Quebec having the highest percentage of Hydro electric in Canada, you're doing your part to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
  2. This is our first year with our '17 ED. We changed tires right after delivery to Vredestein Quatrac 5's which are snow rated. Not too much snow driving yet but, in what we had the car was amazing! No more traction control problems like the cdi had, it just goes!
  3. yes.
  4. In my opinion as a previous 450 owner, the 453 is vastly superior. In our case, the Ed version has so far exceeded our expectations and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The range doesn't bother us at all and, a charge is only required every two or three days using a dedicated 115V outlet. If your needs can be met by an ED, go for it...
  5. Snow tires in Victoria!
  6. So, why has no one addressed the fact that the website was down?
  7. We never had the 451 cdi here in Canada. I think the only source will be Europe...
  8. 70% to 92% pour moi...
  9. Actually, it all depends on how well you've planned for retirement. This is coming from a guy who retired from his career at 531/2 years old...
  10. Except for the fact that none of us Canadians can actually help?
  11. Obviously not running on all three cylinders...
  12. So as usual that which has become so pervasive in our society, the majority are being punished for the faults of the minority. Sounds a great deal like a page from Nineteen Eighty Four... Why not just ban the offender and be done with it?
  13. No one has answered this question yet. What is the rationale? Many's the time I've posted in the late evening only to discover in the morning that, my spelling or grammar is atrocious. Why can't I correct this?
  14. A roadster/452 forum doesn't exist here nor, does a gas 450 forum as we never had either in Canada...
  15. I've discovered that the 453 floor mats are not as robust as the 450's were. In the ten and a half years we owned our cdi we went through one set of floormats and the second set (which I purchased from Mike T.) were still in fine shape when it was sold. So, I decided to purchase a set of Cocomats which should stand up to the abuse of my son's steel toed work shoes!!! I'll attach a photo when they're installed...
  16. Which ones did you order? The Philips branded Luxeon will not fit. These one's will... http://www.ebay.ca/itm/H4-HB2-9003-G7-Hi-Lo-6500K-Philips-Lumileds-ZES-LED-Headlight-Conversion-Kit/152472708113?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 With purchase price/shipping/taxes they were $105.00.
  17. You're right, the tail lights are LED as are the brake lights. Having owned one for two months now I should have known better...
  18. With the LED lighting package the headlights are still halogen H4s. The fog lamps, turn signals and reverese lights plus all interior lights are incandescent...
  19. H4 led bulbs are available and work well...
  20. So, use your legs and go outside to set it...
  21. Entertainment would be the appropriate forum...
  22. To me it's a bit redundant. I've already looked at all these functions while in the car and, I'm unlikely to forget them before the next time I get in. As far as the pre-entry climate process, it's a couple of clicks before departing...
  23. This reminds me of back in the day when the Personal Computer revolution was in it's infancy. Everyone was saying it's too early to buy just wait. Industry gurus insisted the end of hardware revolution was in sight... As we all know now that has never happened and, hardware and software continue to evolve. The same is happening here. Sure battery technology will change and no doubt improve but the cycle will continue to infinitude. I consider myself to be an early adopter and chose to purchase a 450 when most people had never heard of them. Now, we've purchased a 453 ED (the first in Western Canada) and have no misgivings whatsoever. So, sit on the fence and wait for the technology to reach a point where no more improvements occur (it will either never happen or you'll be dead before it does). Or jump in and enjoy the benefits if and only if it meets your needs.