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  1. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1661359/
  2. My mistake. It's been a few years since I fixed my muffler.
  3. With EVs, HOW you drive is the most important factor. If you're getting 100% on the ECO score, then you're obviously used to driving gently. Cabin heat, outdoor temperature, headwinds, and other factors all have an influence, but whether you charged at 110 or 240 volts does not make a bit of difference. A full charge is a full charge. It doesn't matter how you got there.
  4. This is the second mount point for the muffler. If this is loose, missing or comes off, the weld where the down pipe meets the muffler housing will crack due to the stress of the weight of the entire exhaust being supported by the down tube. My car was in for service once, and that bolt was not properly re-fastened, causing the muffler to vibrate and eventually sag to the left. By the time I realized what happened, the damage was done. This second mounting point is not optional, unless you want your exhaust to break within months.
  5. What I'm saying is that M-B is not about to sell useless cars without batteries. It's not a DIY job, since the battery likely weighs hundreds of pounds, and likely requires specialized equipment to install and remove it.
  6. If you push them, you can get this deal from any of the major carriers. I got it from Rogers two days after the “deal” expired. Freedom is finally building out their LTE network since Shaw bought them, but they are still a long way from being a fully national carrier.
  7. It’s not like the battery can be popped out and replaced with a fresh one. It’s well integrated into the car.
  8. Yup. Mine lived outside year round.
  9. My experience was exactly the same as Glenn's. No winter problems in 3 years, other than reduced range.
  10. Did somebody forget to pay the hosting bill?
  11. I was thinking the exact same thing! I have no idea what should could have possibly mistaken for the fuel filler.
  12. I just missed my anniversary a couple of weeks ago. I think it was November 28th, 2005 I took delivery of my cdi. After an ordering mixup, I ended up with a blue-on-black coupe with sunroof instead of the stream green-on-black glass roof I thought we ordered. Ultimately, I couldn't have been happier with the trade. The blue-on-black was a demo unit from Markham, and had a few km on it, but it had leather and a sunroof, and I ended up liking the blue much more than the stream green, which I think I would have grown tired of. The only thing I lost were the heated mirrors.
  13. I was able to get mine to zero by taking a 5 km route home from my old shop that was all back streets. Because I was often doing this drive in the wee hours of the morning, I knew there would be nobody around, so I could be a little more aggressive. And the great thing about driving aggressively in an electric car, is it's completely silent! It was a lot of short segments with stop signs and corners. A very zig-zag route. The eco score is based on gentle acceleration, coasting to a stop, and maintaining constant speed. Driving aggressively with such short segments between stops and corners, I was able to pretty much NOT do any of those.
  14. I've had it read 100% and I've had it read zero.