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Old 02-04-2009, 12:14 PM
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Lexus Hybrid Burns and/or Explodes

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Old 02-04-2009, 01:19 PM
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thats what you get.

you want to save the world and get better mileage all while keeping your snooty nose in the air and driving a luxury car?

Option 1
Mercedes Diesel. based on the experience of building tanks for the Nazis. The engine can take a direct hit from a 50 cal round and still run like nothing happened.

Option 2
buy a Lexus Hybrid. based on the experience of the Kamikaze... keep a fire extinguisher handy.
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:34 PM
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CNN is now saying that a bomb was the apparent cause. It makes sense, as I believe the hybrid batteries are located aft of the driver's seat and the blast appears to be in the area of the engine compartment.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:42 PM
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Thats right. It was a car bomb and the man was seriously injured. You can clearly tell in the photo that the car was not damaged by fire... at least as far as I can tell.
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:54 PM
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thats what you get.

you want to save the world and get better mileage all while keeping your snooty nose in the air and driving a luxury car?

Option 1
Mercedes Diesel. based on the experience of building tanks for the Nazis. The engine can take a direct hit from a 50 cal round and still run like nothing happened.

Option 2
buy a Lexus Hybrid. based on the experience of the Kamikaze... keep a fire extinguisher handy.
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Thats right. It was a car bomb and the man was seriously injured. You can clearly tell in the photo that the car was not damaged by fire... at least as far as I can tell.
In retrospect, that first quote sure looks claaassy don't it?
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:00 PM
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Looks like a car bomb, nothing under the hood on those that could explode.

I'd get a remote car starter after that...

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