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Old November 6th, 2008, 08:50 PM
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New Renault Laguna Coupé

It's better if you read french, but anyway grafics
are very interesting... rear wheels can actually turn !!!
Opposite side of front wheels below 60 kph and same
side of front wheels over 60 kph !!!

http://offres.renault.fr/laguna-coupe/
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Old November 6th, 2008, 08:57 PM
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Didn't GMC try that with trucks a few years back?
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Old November 6th, 2008, 09:13 PM
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There was an older Nissan that had that option as well I believe.
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Old November 6th, 2008, 09:16 PM
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Yes they did. I remember the commercials.

There are some French cars that I've really liked, but I can't think of Renault without snickering about the "Le Car". I actually saw one a few weeks ago.
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Old November 6th, 2008, 10:00 PM
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There was an older Nissan that had that option as well I believe.
So now we know where they took the technology .

Also french:

http://www.carbodydesign.com/archive...en-gt-concept/

I want one for christmas
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So now we know where they took the technology .

Also french:

http://www.carbodydesign.com/archive...en-gt-concept/

I want one for christmas
Those citroens always look like spaceshifts..... That one even more so! Love at first sight! Now, I hope they will allow me to put two car seats in the back when they push it in production! ;-)

I was reading an article last month on the Citroen DS that (almost? can't remember when it left from, I vaguely remember Washington state but maybe Oregon?) crossed the US from the seller to the new owner (down in VA). Interesting story for a 40-year old car that lifts on an hydraulic suspension when you start it!

Did you know that the Citroen SM (Motor Trend - 1972 Car of the year award) had a lot of fancy features too like "head light turning as you turned the steering wheel" and the "car does not dip when braking". Anyway.... I disgress....
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Yes they did. I remember the commercials.

There are some French cars that I've really liked, but I can't think of Renault without snickering about the "Le Car". I actually saw one a few weeks ago.
watch a F1 race these days and Renault seems less of a joke,
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I just had a Renault Clio rental for a week.

12000 KM on the speedo and looked like it was new

first day it died on me in traffic about after about 10 min of driving

Passenger door would not lock / unlock the entire time I had it

2nd day the car started, ran for a about 30 seconds and then died, it restarted and did ok

4th day it would not start and left me stranded in a remote area in Mexico just as it was getting dark, rental car company came out (about 2 hours and 10K bug bites later) they tinkered with and got it going again

Rental car company would not give me anything else and it seemed to work ok on the 5th day but I returned it after that.

I have to give renault a thumbs down...
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I drove the newer sister ("Super 5") of the "Le car" for about two years (the car was probably 10 years old) and ran fine. Poor MPG IIRC.
My brother killed it probably 6-7 years ago by flipping it in a turn/ditch (not even a scrath, can't say the same about the car).
That was my only experience with a Renault, so... Anyway, would have hated to be stranded by _any_ rental car! Now, if the rental car comes to fix their cars, then.... that's surprising to me as I would expect that they would bring me a new rental and take the old one back.
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I have to give renault a thumbs down...
Quit renault, go Peugeot:

http://www.peugeot.com/fr/design/con...00/908-rc.aspx


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I just had a D-110 rental for a week.

12000 KM on the speedo and looked like it was new

first day it died on me in traffic about after about 10 min of driving

Passenger door would not lock / unlock the entire time I had it

2nd day the car started, ran for a about 30 seconds and then died, it restarted and did ok

4th day it would not start and left me stranded in a remote area in Mexico just as it was getting dark, rental car company came out (about 2 hours and 10K bug bites later) they tinkered with and got it going again

Rental car company would not give me anything else and it seemed to work ok on the 5th day but I returned it after that.

I have to give Land Rover a thumbs up ...
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Plus the TDv8 engine found in recent Land Rovers was designed (built?) (partly) by Peugeot, so they are noted high in my book!
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