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  1. Nice. Have they announced pricing on those yet? I'm curious to hear what the damage is going to be now that there are no more EV incentives in Ontario.
  2. No way would I move something as big or as heavy as a fridge using a smart and a single-wheel “trailer”. Please rent a van van or a pickup truck, for your own safety, and the safety of everyone else on the road.
  3. Dreamy! I hope they also mitigated the roadster’s water ingress issues.
  4. Before they bailed on Toronto completely, the fleet was gradually transitioning over to the CLA and GLA. I always preferred to find a smart, but in our neighbourhood, it seems there were more and more of the CLA and GLA as time went on. The CLA and GLA are awful cars. I hated driving them every single time I had one. For short trips, it took too long to find a comfortable position (too many seat adjustments) and unless you're driving them all the time, the stupid transmission stalk on the right side of the steering column is terribly un-intuitive. And I still don't remember where the wiper controls are. Terrible ergonomics.
  5. You would have to get one custom-made. A niche item for a niche car is not economically feasible for production. These have been been discussed here before. Do a search, and the threads should come up.
  6. The Isetta is pretty legendary among small car enthusiasts.
  7. And it may be coming back... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSQALI9k1OQ
  8. It's got a BMW roundel right there below the windshield!
  9. Honda Fit would still be my choice. Comfortable, efficient, AMAZING use of space, and quite reliable, from what I've been able to determine. I've driven them with the CVT, but manual would be my preference. If I hadn't gone car-free a year ago, that's probably what I'd be driving today.
  10. How many km on the clutch? It could be wearing out, or the clutch actuator might need adjusting.
  11. Any "virtual machine" is essentially a software version of a real computer. The "virtual machine" is hardware emulation with essentially a blank "hard drive" image. You have to install an operating system and whatever software you want to use. Windows is not a "program," it is an operating system. You cannot "transfer" an installation of Windows from one computer (real or virtual) to another, since device drivers will all be different. It needs to be installed and configured fresh. You may be able to re-use one of your existing license keys to install Windows on a virtual machine. You'll just need a Windows XP SP3 installation disc. https://www.pcworld.com/article/2139983/compatibility-with-security-how-to-run-windows-xp-in-a-virtual-machine.html
  12. VirtualBox is free, but you do need to install a licensed copy of Windows on it. https://www.virtualbox.org
  13. How much were you expecting? You could always buy some vinyl and try it yourself. You might find out why it costs what it does. It's a very labour-intensive process if you want a good result. Another option if you want high visibility is just buy some retro-reflective trailer tape and apply it all the way around your car.
  14. Did the G&K cars use the original factory VINs, or were they issued new VINs after the import process?
  15. It's been a while since I got an estimate, but I seem to recall it being between $1500 and $3000, depending on where you go and the quality of the material being used. Worth it? Only you can answer that for yourself, since it's your money. 3M neon yellow will do the trick. If it's safety through visibility you're after, you may wish to also consider a high-visibility retro-reflective stripe/chevron pattern.