With that in mind, I think the standard, premium and even luxury CD options for entertainment may be accepted, given that all of those also incorporate a tape deck.
Follow the tool tip for the options. It’s the question mark above the selection. I looked back at it, and it looks like every radio in 2001 has a tape player, so all of them are acceptable.
Dual 'bags are any safety option that SAYS they are there in the description, correct?
What about a car whose exterior design is both retro and exotic at the same time? Will Andrew accept that?
Retro is the main theme here. I fixed it so theres less confusion
Okay, I got me a test mule. Quite frankly, a 30 sportiness rating sounds really steep both in terms of Automation and in terms of the cars we’re talking here. I mean, none of the inspirations listed here have so much as a prayer as far as getting their sportiness above 15-20.
Is it just me or is there hardly any convertible body available between 1997 and 2002 in stock Automation? 1995 has tons, and then only very few for the next couple of years?
After discussing with my collegue, we lowered the sportiness requirement to 25.
I’m having a tough time wrapping my head around the Comfort of 45+ combined with a cassette player. Are we foregoing the usual CSR mantra of only one stage difference between interior and entertainment?
I will further clarify that the example cars are more about style cues, than engineering examples. Andrew is looking for something in the category of a fun lite sports car (think pony cars).
This is based on the question “What if the Plymouth Prowler met the original design criteria, and was successful”
There is no exact real word example of the car to base this on.
I know the cassette thing is and odd requirement, but the Mercury Marauder, a famous sleeper of this age had remarkable comfort, and a tape deck. This CSR is about embracing some weirdness.
Tape players were still not unusual even if they were on their way out. In late 1999 my grandfather bought a brand new Mercedes E-class with a tape deck, and that wasn’t exactly a cheap car either.
Honestly, after attempting building a car, I think 45 comfort is quite the moonshot. The best I can really do while still meeting all other criteria with realistic suspension tuning, no minmaxing and semi-realistic components is 30 or so, after a good amount of tuning and fiddling. Setting the minimum requirement any higher than 25-30 would, in my opinion, be asking for realism to be thrown out the window in pursuit of comfort, possibly some French companies just to justify hydro suspension and lots of minmaxing/quality spam. Most of the other requirements seem reasonable, but this one seriously needs to change. The brief is really interesting, I am otherwise enjoying this one (although my eyes are not!). Can’t wait to see how everyone else takes this!
I managed just about 45 along with 25 sportiness, but it’s too tall an order for a minimum requirement. That’s like saying that if the car doesn’t have the sportiness of a Mustang, comfort of a Grand Marquis and env-res of a truck all while costing significantly less than a Prowler adjusted for inflation, deadbeat boomer Andrew will immediately turn up his nose (instabin). I mean, those stats would be more reasonable if the target car weren’t a convertible, which instantly tanks sportiness via several factors at once and moves you at least a whole bracket down the guzzler tax table.
I know I’ve struggled with stats in the past, but it’s good to know I’m not the only one having issues with meeting the minimums. Then trying to fit it under the price cap while factoring in the gas guzzler tax. I’ve gone from eco–turbo V12 to I6 to V8 and I still can’t make all the ends meet. Maybe set it so your car has to meet at least one of the comfort/prestige/sportiness requirements, and the closer it gets to meeting the other two the better it ranks?
Rules have been adjusted. Sorry for the inconvenience!
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“Comfort, and prestige of 45+. Sport of 25+.”
We’ll keep the budget, and the legal requirements, and just shop for the best in that envelope.
One more thing: How much will service costs affect Andrew’s decision?
On top of that, 86 AKI is equivalent to 91 RON if I’m not mistaken.
So… Standard-grade petrol in the USA…
Yes, 86 AKI is 91 RON. Mid grade is also an acceptable tuning if it is consistent with the cars apparent market segment.
Service costs will me a moderate consideration. Our buyer knows how warranties work, and will do most of his own work when possible there after. Reliability and possibly engine fill (depends on how similar all the entries are) will be higher up the list. The actual number just misses the top 5.
Mod bodies are accepted as long as they fit the design requirements.