That first-generation xB, sold from 2004 to 2006, was based on the Toyota bB, a Japanese-market model using Toyota Echo/Yaris mechanicals that the company did not expect to export to the States. It came in only one body style, with a plethora of options. But its quirky looks quickly garnered attention for Scion, and buyers loved its combination of generous interior space and a small on-road footprint. The 108-horsepower, 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine (offered with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission) hardly made it a road rocket, but that wasn’t what the xB was all about. Instead, the xB was highly customizable using not only an extensive array of factory options, but an even longer list of dealer-installed accessories that meant no two xB models were ever quite identical.
This very steampunk beast is the Toyota Kikai. According to its makers, it “takes the machinery normally hidden beneath the vehicle body and makes an open display of its beauty”. Think Ariel Atom-esque views of suspension and wheels working away as you drive, but wrapped up in a retro body.
The numerous aerodynamic additions and the striking bright blue paint job give the F10 M5 an exquisite and sporty look, further enhanced by the widened wheel arches with air vents, the revised front and rear aprons, and the slightly oversized racing wing. Some carbon fiber elements provide further sporting details – from the door mirror caps to the side gills – all finished in a checkered flag design.
Dear readers. I have started getting uber service since 4 days befor and i love the small car service. But then today 10th jan 2017 i took a ride from my lacation to lanka hospital .at 14:01 lt. After entring the hospital around 10mins time i have noticed that my cell phone was missing . So i called my wife she is living in cmb and i ask her to call my number . So she called my number then the cab driver took the phone after her calling several tines late and answred then he said he is on a ride to airport. So we asked him to call when he finished the trip . So I got his number from my wife and started commiunicating with my sons phone . And when we called him he said he is on a ride so after that he will come to us . As we got out from the hospital we took an uber and called him and asked him for the location he said he will come to our place. So due to taraffic we reached the home area at around 15:40lt. And i found the cab driver is on the main road so I went to him and ask the phone and I took 1000 rupees and tryed to give him as a gift but he rejected and while holding my phone, he said he was not having any ride due to hand over the phone and 2000 rupees should be given to him. Otherwise he will not give the phnone. So the phone is very important to me cox it has all my important numbers msg mails and for most memorabal pic so i gave the money and got back the phone . I just want to tell uber management that this act of your driver sampath cab 1706 mob number 0767724205. Made me feel that his act of demanding for money to handover the phone is rude and disshonest act. After I get in home my wife call him and said to driver that we will inform this to uber and pilice that you behave like rober. He said I dont care uber or pokice. I just have money now okkk do what ever you want like this. For these kind of attitude, which the repiutation of uber will get bad, and the loyalty of the drivees and unsecure will get. So I request uber management to advice your drivers not to do such acts which the company and nations image goes. Being a forigner i felt this was done because he know that I am not a local . But still I love the uber cab service. Rewords are not taken its something given.
1 st : Continental WinterContact TS 850 Total: 50 Dry: 5 Wet: 7 Snow: 9 Comfort: 7 Rolling Resistance: 6 Noise: 7 Wear: 5 Cost: 4 Positive : The test winner impresses with best road performance in all weather conditions. Precise steering response and a dynamic handling in the wet and on snow covered roads. Good safety reserves with aquaplaning, and good ride comfort Negative : Only average wear, high price. Read Reviews Buy from £71.30 2 nd : Pirelli Winter Snow Control Series 3 Total: 46 Dry: 6 Wet: 6 Snow: 8 Comfort: 7 Rolling Resistance: 6 Noise: 6 Wear: 3 Cost: 4 Positive : Premium winter profile with balanced performance potential. Sporty handling and stable cornering on snow and wet roads. Good snow braking. Precise steering with good feedback, good comfort. Negative : Only average wear and average fuel consumption. Read Reviews Buy from £52.70 3 rd : Barum Polaris 3 Total: 44 Dry: 5 Wet: 5 Snow: 7 Comfort: 5 Rolling Resistance: 5 Noise: 6 Wear: 4 Cost: 7 Positive : Cheap alternative to the premium manufacturers. Good winter performance with consistently safe driving characteristics, excellent traction and short braking distances on snow-covered slopes. Balanced driving characteristics on dry roads, good price-performance ratio. Negative : Only average wear, slightly high rolling resistance. Read Reviews 4 th : Dunlop Winter Response 2 Total: 52 Dry: 5 Wet: 9 Snow: 8 Comfort: 7 Rolling Resistance: 7 Noise: 9 Wear: 3 Cost: 4 Positive : Premium winter tire with excellent performance on snowy and wet roads. Excellent handling qualities and shortest braking distances on snow and wet roads. Pleasant feedback derLenkung, quieter roll, good comfort. Negative : Average wear, average cornering on dry roads. Read Reviews Buy from £49.40 5 th : Michelin Alpin A4 Total: 53 Dry: 4 Wet: 6 Snow: 9 Comfort: 6 Rolling Resistance: 5 Noise: 6 Wear: 10 Cost: 7 Positive : Winter specialist with excellent snow quality and impressive mileage. Direct handling and precise steering with good feedback. Good resistance to aquaplaning, stable handling on wet track, good value for money. Negative : Slightly prolonged dry braking distances, high cost. Read Reviews Buy from £61.90 6 th : Goodyear UltraGrip 9 Total: 53 Dry: 5 Wet: 9 Snow: 7 Comfort: 7 Rolling Resistance: 6 Noise: 7 Wear: 6 Cost: 6 Positive : Premium tires with best handling characteristics on wet roads, highest safety reserves with aquaplaning, precise steering response and dynamic handling qualities on wet and snow-covered roads, pleasantly quiet ride comfort, good economy. Negative : Only average level of grip on a dry track. Read Reviews Buy from £48.00 7 th : Hankook Winter i cept RS2 Total: 54 Dry: 6 Wet: 5 Snow: 7 Comfort: 6 Rolling Resistance: 7 Noise: 4 Wear: 10 Cost: 9 Positive : The value master among the winter tires with excellent handling qualities on a dry track and optimum economy. Stable cornering and good braking on snow-covered slopes. Very good mileage, moderate price, fuel-saving rolling resistance. Negative : Moderate cornering and longer stopping distances on a wet track. Read Reviews Buy from £42.20 8 th : Semperit Speed Grip 2 Total: 54 Dry: 5 Wet: 6 Snow: 8 Comfort: 7 Rolling Resistance: 6 Noise: 7 Wear: 7 Cost: 8 Positive : Winter tyres with good handling characteristics on snowy and wet roads, short braking distances and high traction on packed snow, precise steering response on wet track, very good value for money. Negative : Only average aquaplaning characteristics, dry braking Read Reviews Buy from £119.10 9 th : Bridgestone Blizzak LM001 Total: 50 Dry: 5 Wet: 5 Snow: 7 Comfort: 4 Rolling Resistance: 6 Noise: 7 Wear: 9 Cost: 7 Positive : Good traction values and short braking distances on snow, balanced handling with pleasant steering feel in the wet, good safety reserves in aquaplaning, high mileage and good value for money. Negative : Moderate cornering on snow, prolonged wet braking distances. Read Reviews Buy from £50.30 10 th : Nokian WR D3 Total: 50 Dry: 6 Wet: 5 Snow: 7 Comfort: 4 Rolling Resistance: 7 Noise: 6 Wear: 7 Cost: 8 Positive : Finnish all-rounder with a balanced performance. Convincing winter qualities, safe handling and short braking distances on hard-packed snow. Good safety reserves with aquaplaning, good wear. Negative : Moderate cornering and extended braking distances on wet roads, only average ride comfort. Read Reviews Buy from £43.50 11 th : Apollo Alnac Winter Total: 49 Dry: 7 Wet: 5 Snow: 8 Comfort: 6 Rolling Resistance: 4 Noise: 9 Wear: 3 Cost: 7 Positive : Excellent performance and high steering precision in wintry conditions, harmonious wet and dry handling, good braking on dry roads, cheap price. Negative : Moderate aquaplaning properties, average mileage, slightly high rolling resistance. Read Reviews 12 th : Viking Snow Tech II Total: 43 Dry: 5 Wet: 5 Snow: 7 Comfort: 5 Rolling Resistance: 4 Noise: 4 Wear: 5 Cost: 8 Positive : As a third brand of Continental Group Viking benefits from the development work of the parent company. Good traction and braking on snow covered roads, safe handling on dry roads, cheap price. Negative : Braking performance and cornering on wet roads only satisfactory, slightly high rolling resistance. Read Reviews 13 th : Falken Eurowinter HS449 Total: 50 Dry: 5 Wet: 5 Snow: 6 Comfort: 6 Rolling Resistance: 5 Noise: 9 Wear: 6 Cost: 8 Positive : Winter tires with balanced handling characteristics on snowy and wet roads, pleasant ride comfort, quiet passing noise, low price. Negative : Moderate safety reserves in aquaplaning, low mileage, high rolling resistance. Read Reviews 14 th : Firestone Winterhawk 3 Total: 50 Dry: 5 Wet: 5 Snow: 6 Comfort: 6 Rolling Resistance: 5 Noise: 9 Wear: 6 Cost: 8 Positive : Affordable winter tyre with good aquaplaning characteristics, balanced driving characteristics on dry roads, pleasant ride comfort, low noise, good price-performance ratio. Negative : Wet and snow grip, long wet braking distances. Read Reviews Buy from £41.80 15 th : Uniroyal MS+ 77 Total: 45 Dry: 4 Wet: 5 Snow: 8 Comfort: 6 Rolling Resistance: 7 Noise: 6 Wear: 3 Cost: 6 Positive : Winter specialist with balanced safe driving performance on ice and snow, good safety reserves in aquaplaning, stable cornering in the wet, low rolling resistance. Negative : Braking, steering response and balance on a dry track, prolonged wet and dry braking distances, poor wear. Read Reviews Buy from £42.40 16 th : Kleber Krisalp HP2 Total: 48 Dry: 3 Wet: 3 Snow: 7 Comfort: 5 Rolling Resistance: 8 Noise: 6 Wear: 7 Cost: 9 Positive : Balanced safe driving on snow-covered slopes, short snow braking distances, fuel-saving rolling resistance, good value for money. Negative : Poor braking and understeering driving behavior on a wet track, long wet and dry braking distances. Read Reviews 17 th : Fulda Kristall Montero 3 Total: 47 Dry: 5 Wet: 4 Snow: 7 Comfort: 5 Rolling Resistance: 8 Noise: 7 Wear: 5 Cost: 6 Positive : Superb braking result and good traction values on hard-packed snow, safe aquaplaning properties, quiet, low rolling resistance. Negative : Only average handling, braking and steering response on snowy and wet roads, extended wet and dry braking distances. Read Reviews Buy from £42.00 18 th : Gislaved EuroFrost 5 Total: 46 Dry: 5 Wet: 5 Snow: 6 Comfort: 4 Rolling Resistance: 5 Noise: 6 Wear: 6 Cost: 9 Positive : Cheap winter tyre with good snow capability. Short braking distances and balanced driving characteristics on snow and ice, good price-performance ratio. Negative : Limited cornering and poor balance in the wet, poor grip and dry braking, poor dry steering response, average comfort. Read Reviews
To rectify this and get a taste of the latest in-car smartphone experiences, I had a Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX head unit installed in my car. It’s the top of the line of Pioneer’s current offerings and has a suggested price of $1,400. (Though if you’re savvy shopper, you can easily find it for hundreds of dollars less on Amazon and other sites.) As far as third-party head units go, the 8100NEX has everything: a powerful amplifier, Bluetooth, voice-guided GPS, lots of outputs, a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen, and even a DVD player. But I don’t really care about all of those frills: I just want to be able to use CarPlay and Android Auto, both of which are supported by the 8100. You can get largely the same experience with less expensive models from Pioneer, with the main difference being they have a resistive touchscreen in place of the capacitive unit.
H4 – This is four-wheel drive, ideal for rainy weather and rocky terrain. It should be activated if you are driving at high speeds on a winding road. This will ensure that the back wheels stay planted on the surface when taking corners.
“Somali pirates bristling with guns hang out of them on the streets of Mogadishu.The New York Times has reported that the Hilux is the pirates’ ‘ride of choice.’ A ragtag bunch of 20 or so Sudanese fighters raise their arms aloft in the back of a Hilux in 2004. Pakistani militants drive through a crowd, guns high, in 2000. It goes on. Nicaragua, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Liberia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lebanon, Yemen, Iraq — US Special Forces even drive Toyota Tacomas (the chunkier, US version of the Hilux) on some of their deployments.”
"It doesn’t surprise me that so much information was found in a salvage yard," he said, adding that identity thieves can use random bits of information to impersonate someone. "Identity thieves are very good at putting pieces of a puzzle together. So once they acquire a name that they can match up with an address, or a date of birth, or social security number. They can then search for the other pieces."
The doors open wide to reveal an unexpectedly spacious cabin (the car itself is 4997mm long, an intimidating 2018mm wide and 1302mm high, with a 3190mm wheelbase), though sliding down into the cockpit requires care because the solid-looking carbonfibre sills are actually wafer thin. Equally worrying, the seat frame is made of fragile small-diameter aluminium tubes. You sit low in a not too narrow tunnel clad with dark, man-made materials. Alloy-capped pedals and plenty of bright yellow stitching and piping pin-prick the gloom like stars in the night sky. Instinctively you grasp the steering wheel, an intriguingly cut-down creation that references both racing car helms and motorcycle-style handlebars. Dotted with numerous (currently non-functional) controls, the wheel sits so close to your chest that you’re forced to angle your arms like a DTM racer.