The cargo space with all seats up is adequate in length, generous in height, but when you fold those back seats down, the xB becomes a tiny but useful van. I’ve crammed a full-size washing machine in there with room to spare. The interior volume can become an almost unobstructed cube of space in no time, and you can cram a genuine metric shitload of stuff in there. The interior trim, while never luxurious, is rugged and able to take the abuse of stuff-cramming without getting much worse looking, too.
4. E65 BMW 7 Series (LCI 2005-2008) – Probably the most unloved BMW of all time is the E65 7 Series. The E65 is Chris Bangle’s most criticized work, as it’s constantly mocked for its Bangle Butt . While the E65 was never a pretty car by any means, the LCI treatment that came along in 2005 certainly helped improve things. The LCI changed the entire front and rear ends, making them far more attractive than before. The headlights changed from a sort-of double bubble style to a much sleeker design. The grilles also grew a bit and became more curved than before. The bumper also changed a bit as well. At the rear, the 7 Series got a new bumper and far improved taillights. Gone was the center light bar than ran across the trunk lid and the taillights grew into the trunk. The interior changed only minutely, as the materials got an upgrade, the steering wheel changed and the climate controls got a bit of a refresh. Overall, the E65 7 Series went from something almost ugly to a car that could actually be called attractive with its LCI.
It’s important to use ELB health checks, not just Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) health checks. I’ve had issues where servers were still running, but the service on them had died and wouldn’t restart. The ELB would disconnect from that server because it was no longer serving up requests, but the AWS Auto Scaling group didn’t replace it because the server was still running. Eventually, all of the servers had the same issue and the service stopped working. Then I got an alert from Pingdom notifying me that the Web service was not working. The AWS Auto Scaling group continued to think all of the servers were fine — they didn’t detect that the actual Web service had died and failed to restart.
French auto major Renault on Thursday launched entry level car ‘Kwid’ in India with introductory price starting at Rs 2.57 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The hatchback, which would come in four variants and two options, is priced between Rs 2.57 lakh and Rs 3.53 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). “We are not launching a car but a new era. With Kwid we are launching a new benchmark for automotive industry. No car can be compared to Kwid at this point in time,” Renault India Operations, Country CEO and Managing Director, Sumit Sawhney, told reporters here. The company has taken the localisation level to 98 percent in Kwid, the highest ever by an auto manufacturer in India at the onset of launch, he added.
A cross between the legendary Jack Herer and DJ Short Blueberry , Blueberry Jack has something special to offer in both flavor and effect. Sweet, candied blueberry flavors invade on the inhale while the earthy, piney exhale reminds you of this strain’s Jack heritage. A lively sativa buzz typically dominates Blueberry Jack’s effect profile, with just enough physical relaxation to keep you grounded. Blueberry Jack offers an easy escape from stress and bad moods, keeping you positive and motivated through the day.
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Many of Kathmandu’s roads need not just Suburban Utility Vehicles but All-terrain Vehicles. Weak joke. What is true, however, is that you need some kind of a 4WD to negotiate our suburbs. SUVs with their high ground clearance are convenient cars for Kathmandu’s roads and serve you well when you make trips to the countryside as well. Some brands have compact SUVs that are suitable even for narrow inner-city Patan or Kathmandu.
BMW launched its first full-size performance machine in the South African market, courtesy of the 745i, which was fitted with the BMW M6’s naturally-aspirated, 24-valve 3.4-liter straight-6. This true "M" engine – with a 7,000 rpm redline – propelled the 745i to a top speed of 150 mph with the 5-speed manual transmission, or 145 mph with the 4-speed automatic (Europe’s turbocharged 745i topped out at 138 mph, and later at 141 mph.) The manual has a sport shift pattern with the first gear off to the left, while second and third, as well as fourth and fifth, share a gear plane. As interesting as his variation was, BMW never really followed it up. While Mercedes-Benz makes successful AMG versions of its S-class and Audi has offered S8 derivatives of the A8, BMW left sporty 7 Series derivatives to the tuning firm of Alpina. This will change over the next few years with one or more M Performance models – expect one of them to be a tri-turbocharged straight-6 diesel. These M Performance models could do especially well in the U.S., where even the largely cosmetic M Sport package has a remarkable 20-percent take rate.
The 2016 Toyota Highlander was one of the vehicles in the SUV/Crossover class that CarGurus selected. The Highlander can come in either front or all-wheel drive and can carry either seven or eight passengers depending upon the trim level selected. The Highlander has also earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus designation, the highest possible safety rating in the U.S. Mileage is good for the class and the Highlander, like all Toyotas, has a better than average resale value. CarGurus says that older Highlanders are also worth looking at. In a comprehensive study done by IIHS, the Highlander was one of only nine U.S. models (out of hundreds) that had zero driver deaths over a three-year span.
Initial impressions of the bike were favorable if not wildly enthusiastic. The riding public took to the new design slowly but eventually warmed to it, though the subsequent introduction of a three-cylinder engine in the K75 threw a spotlight on the K100 series’ vibration. The K100 engine might not have run hot, but the same couldn’t be said for some riders whose thighs were roasted by the blazing heat pouring off the engine. This issue was resolved eventually, and the K100RS took its place as BMW’s sport-touring flagship, gaining a reputation as a solid performer and an able accomplice with a dash of style, a sporty seating position, and optional hard bags.