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      02-05-2020, 06:09 PM   #45
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That does make sense. It's still blowing my mind that you can buy a sedan with a third row seat.
Facing rearwards is safer in a crash....unless you're facing rearward and you're SITTING ON THE REAR BUMPER....
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      02-05-2020, 06:18 PM   #46
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But on the model S the 3rd row looked completely unsafe to me, how close kids heads are located near the rear windscreen:
These seats always looked like an afterthought to me.
When I was a kid, every family had a station wagon with rear-racing seats in the back.. and no seat belts, airbags...

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      02-05-2020, 06:22 PM   #47
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I moved to Miami a couple months, and I echo the thoughts of many others in this thread....

Florida

It's nuts down here.
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      02-05-2020, 06:29 PM   #48
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This is why a new licensing system needs to be developed which is similar to that for piloting aircraft with these cars. Any Douchebag, as is made obvious in this case, can saunter up to the dealership with cash and purchase a 200 MPH car. Nothing can go wrong with this system. Oh wait...

Just as a pilot with 80 hrs in single engine aircraft can't operate a multi-engine jet, the Douchebag should be allowed to drive that monster. When will people learn?

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They have this overseas with graduated licensing for motorcycles. I feel it should be that way across the board as you've mentioned.
ZX10 Guy has probably read the posts on Kawasaki sportbike forums (they're there for all makes:

"Mommy and daddy are buying me a first motorcycle, but they're so mean! I want a ZX10 (or R1, or GSXR 1000, or CBR 1000RR, or Panigale, or some other fire breathing monster that puts out around 200 hp), but they only want to buy me a 600 cc supersport bike that only puts out 120 hp, and I'll outgrow it in six months."

They eventually whine loud enough to get the superbike, complete with shiny new leathers, and spend the time holding people up by whacking the throttle on the straights and parking it in the turns, until they finally crash.
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ZX10 Guy has probably read the posts on Kawasaki sportbike forums (they're there for all makes:

"Mommy and daddy are buying me a first motorcycle, but they're so mean! I want a ZX10 (or R1, or GSXR 1000, or CBR 1000RR, or Panigale, or some other fire breathing monster that puts out around 200 hp), but they only want to buy me a 600 cc supersport bike that only puts out 120 hp, and I'll outgrow it in six months."

They eventually whine loud enough to get the superbike, complete with shiny new leathers, and spend the time holding people up by whacking the throttle on the straights and parking it in the turns, until they finally crash.
Sooooo much like people with exotic cars at the track. They end up making a Truli Train around the track.
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yes ....

I think if you're shopping for a 3 row seat car, you can better choose one with a proper 3rd row instead of kiddy seats safety wise.
Don't judge my childhood. 3rd row rear facing wagon bench. Yolo.
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GTR driver is some instagram douche.... Blew red light at 100 mph
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GTR driver is some instagram douche.... Blew red light at 100 mph
What's his user name?
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ZX10 Guy has probably read the posts on Kawasaki sportbike forums (they're there for all makes:

"Mommy and daddy are buying me a first motorcycle, but they're so mean! I want a ZX10 (or R1, or GSXR 1000, or CBR 1000RR, or Panigale, or some other fire breathing monster that puts out around 200 hp), but they only want to buy me a 600 cc supersport bike that only puts out 120 hp, and I'll outgrow it in six months."

They eventually whine loud enough to get the superbike, complete with shiny new leathers, and spend the time holding people up by whacking the throttle on the straights and parking it in the turns, until they finally crash.
Yes. Read many threads on various forums about "out growing bikes." I wouldn't even recommend a 600 cc Super sport for anyone just starting out. Although all the electronic nannies on modern sport bikes have made them more forgiving. One of my track coaches said about these electronic nannies. They're great to help with small mistakes. But these things can't fix stupid.

The funny thing is with my experience on the track and having run liter bikes and owning one, I've been kicking around the idea of buying a 400 to play around on. Last year when I was at VIR, there was a Motoamerica junior cup racer by the name of Rocco Landers running circles around others on BMW S1000RRs through the technical section of the track on his race prepp'd 400.
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Sooooo much like people with exotic cars at the track. They end up making a Truli Train around the track.
Maybe it's the same guy as this one:

http://www.riceboypage.com/shame/hal...lofshame8.html

Scroll down towards the bottom of the page for the discussion of the owner of a Lamborghini Diablo at an autocross.
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GTR driver is some instagram douche.... Blew red light at 100 mph
Hands up if you're not surprised.
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The split seems to be intentional.

https://www.thedrive.com/news/31911/...odel-x-in-half

Some additional background:
https://www.thedrive.com/news/11449/...-flying-colors
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Maybe it's the same guy as this one:

http://www.riceboypage.com/shame/hal...lofshame8.html

Scroll down towards the bottom of the page for the discussion of the owner of a Lamborghini Diablo at an autocross.
LoL you linked the riceboypage? I was a frequent member on that board like 20 years ago hahaha!

Their message board is still active if you can believe it to, it's definitely a well preserved little part of the old time internet.
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LoL you linked the riceboypage? I was a frequent member on that board like 20 years ago hahaha!

Their message board is still active if you can believe it to, it's definitely a well preserved little part of the old time internet.
LOL. Yeah, I was a frequenter of the board when he was doing the Hall of Shame updates. Then he stopped but I was still reading the message board for a bit and then got distracted with other online forums.

Many of the pics were pure gold. Especially when he got hate email when the owners recognized their cars in the Hall of Shame. Miss those days.
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Those articles are about crumple zones and protecting the passenger compartment... not about the passenger compartment SPLITTING IN HALF and leaving rear passengers exposed, fifty feet from the rest of the vehicle.
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