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post #1 of 10 Old 07-08-2014, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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Optional 4 Wheel Turning

It might sound like a horrible idea to some, but seeing how this is great for cities, why not take it a step further and offer people optional 4 wheel turning for an even better turning radius? Depending on where you have to frequent, this might be a great feature to have.



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Given that one of the most annoying things about these vans is that they aren't as maneuverable as you may like, I think that this could be a good idea. I'm actually kinda surprised that some company hasn't done this with a commercial van yet. Or have they...?



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WTF, the reason these vans were created was for exactly that. The larger Express doesn't really have MAJOR problems with city driving, but the smaller footprint of the City Express was designed to be more nimble and what not. Besides 4 wheel steer would eat into the cargo hold, not to mention adding complexity where it doesnt need to be
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Given that one of the most annoying things about these vans is that they aren't as maneuverable as you may like, I think that this could be a good idea. I'm actually kinda surprised that some company hasn't done this with a commercial van yet. Or have they...?
that's what i was thinking too, make them even more suitable for cities



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Theres no need for it seriously, If the NV can meet Londons 7.6 meter turning circle requirements for Taxis it will most certainly get your flowers delivered on time...



http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/ro...e-london-taxi/
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It's kind of sad for london since their taxi is sort of iconic and seeing that replaced by a nissan is going to be quite the change, not one i will like too much, but it is needed.



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not really though. That london cab costs like 76K or something absolutely stupid, its slow, rides like a bull and is terribly inefficient...
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never knew, i knew they were heavy just by how it look but never knew they were slow, do you know what kind of engine they have?

with a V8 that slowness would be solved.



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never knew, i knew they were heavy just by how it look but never knew they were slow, do you know what kind of engine they have?

with a V8 that slowness would be solved.
its a small diesel. do you think a London cabbie is going to want to deal with a V8 and its associated consumption? Not to mention the prohibitive and restrictive emission laws London has based on CO2 emissions. you'd backrupt the entire cab industry in London with that scheme of yours.
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it would indeed be way too expensive for them
good thing the american taxi industry is slowly phasing out crown victoria's



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