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imitchellg5
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May 15, 2008, 10:42 PM
 
No, it was fine, I just wanted one of my own.
     
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May 16, 2008, 08:30 AM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
If that "local fauna" is soccer moms in poser urban assault vehicles of their own, I'm with you 100%. Has anyone else noticed how many TINY women are seen (barely) driving all alone in monster SUVs and trucks? "Yeah, honey, daddy's gonna give you a nice safe truck to drive."
My ex's sister had the bizarre experience of getting into an accident with a dumpster that fell off a truck bed and into the highway. It totaled her neon and she had some brief neck problems (AFAIK). Her parents response? Buy her an SUV so she'd be safer the next time she got into an accident with a dumpster that's in the middle of the highway...
     
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May 16, 2008, 08:30 AM
 
Originally Posted by Face Ache View Post
What I'd really like is something bigger than the biggest 4x4, so I can block their view at intersections. I'm thinking ex-Army. Troop carrier. Perfect for dropping the kids at school.
It's an urban arms race. I'm getting one of THESE. Out of the way Yummy Mummy! SPV? ATV!



Specs:
Crew: 2 + 10
Engine: Rolls Royce B80 inline 8 cylinder petrol engine
Transmission: Preselect 5 speed
Top Speed: 45 mph
Weight (empty): 19,180 lbs
Height: 8 ft 0 in (turret)
Length: 16 ft 4 in
Width: 8 ft 3 in
Electrical System: 24 volt
Tires: 12.00 X 20 Run Flats

so plenty of room for the shopping and school run kids.
     
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Sep 2, 2008, 03:23 AM
 
Originally Posted by Face Ache View Post
Originally Posted by klb5090 View Post
5th car (current) - 2007 Volkswagen GTI MKV (DSG)
^ WANT!
HAVE!
     
imitchellg5
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Sep 2, 2008, 05:49 PM
 
Just a few pics of what I did last week with my Accord. I took of the Accord and V6 badges and then put the V6 badge on the center console. Looks pretty nice I think.





     
Laminar
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Sep 2, 2008, 06:10 PM
 
Just in case you forget what's under the hood while driving?
     
mr. burns
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Sep 2, 2008, 09:16 PM
 
i've always loved VWs. i drive an '01 golf. wouldn't mind getting an R32 eventually.

not all who wander are lost.
     
jokell82
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Sep 2, 2008, 09:34 PM
 
Got a new car since my last post in this thread:






All glory to the hypnotoad.
     
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Sep 2, 2008, 09:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
Got a new car since my last post in this thread:
Congrats, man! Planning any mods?
     
imitchellg5
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Sep 2, 2008, 10:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Just in case you forget what's under the hood while driving?
No, I just thought it looked nice there.
     
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Sep 2, 2008, 11:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by mr. burns View Post
i've always loved VWs. i drive an '01 golf. wouldn't mind getting an R32 eventually.
I roll a stock 00 golf. I lust for the R32 as well, probably the MK IV more than the new one. Although I do like the new GTIs...
     
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Sep 3, 2008, 07:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by xi_hyperon View Post
Congrats, man! Planning any mods?
Right now just to black out all of the chrome. Other than that nothing planned just yet.

All glory to the hypnotoad.
     
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Sep 3, 2008, 11:28 PM
 
My wife and I purchased this from a relative's estate a couple months ago.



1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS with 49k miles: leather seating surfaces, rear air suspension, digital dash, wimpy color.



The top gear in the automatic is so tall that I get 26 mpg in my mostly highway driving. It's been awhile (like 22 years) since I've driven daily a RWD car and never one with 260 lb·ft of torque--nice feeling when it hunkers down when given gas.



When my small department goes out for lunch, all want to ride (or be chauffeured) in it. My wife calls it the Silk Machine.
     
Laminar
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Sep 3, 2008, 11:34 PM
 
You should black out your front grill and rear reflectors and add a bike rack on the top with a couple reflectors, then freak people out on the highway at night.
     
sek929
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Sep 3, 2008, 11:39 PM
 
Awesome car, like taking a drive in a Lay-Z-Boy recliner.

It has one of those silly large horizontal speedometers doesn't it?
     
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Sep 4, 2008, 12:32 AM
 
I'm afraid it has an LED speedo / trip computer. I believe the analog speedo is round in this year, but horizontal in the 92-97.

I've become a fan of the Ford Panther platform (Crown Vic/Marquis/Town Car) and may buy a used Town Car in a few years--or a used Interceptor.

Good enthusiast site: www.crownvic.net
     
RickyWong
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Sep 7, 2008, 04:59 PM
 
1992 Subaru SVX @ 194,500 miles.






1989 Honda Accord LX 5spd, daily driver, has 276,000 miles


I just converted to a weber carb because the stock carb was dying, and to replace it would cost almost $700. The weber conversion netted more power, better MPG, and cost only $375. This is the 40lbs of garbage I removed from under the hood. All emissions controls for the factory carb. Yuck. What a maintenence nightmare.



And my wife's 89 Prelude Si with 4WS was featured on Amazon's carlustblog.com a while back.


Article located here:
http://www.carlustblog.com/2008/08/car-lust--1988.html
     
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Sep 7, 2008, 10:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by RickyWong View Post
And my wife's 89 Prelude Si with 4WS was featured on Amazon's carlustblog.com a while back.
uh. you wrote the article?
     
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Sep 7, 2008, 10:47 PM
 
Not my pics per se but close enough in years and exterior/interior colors ...

1986 Cadillac Cimarron (first and only used car):


1994 Ford Mustang (first and only new car):


Currently (and loving it for the last ten years):


MP 2 x 2.8 and etc.
     
Laminar
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Sep 8, 2008, 12:26 AM
 
Originally Posted by RickyWong View Post
I've always loved the Enkei Shoguns - I really wanted a set for my Probe, but as I'm sure you know they're discontinued and very hard to find.
     
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Sep 8, 2008, 05:03 PM
 
My cars (in order): I got my license in 1995

1989 Mitsubishi Cordia Turbo (grey) - blew out the clutch the first day I got my license, but it still lasted a couple years

1995 BMW 740i (silver) - belonged to my father, but I drove it quite a bit because my Mitsu was in the shop

1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport (red) - my first new car

2001 Ford Explorer Sport (blue) - bought it used when I lived in MA


2008 Hnda CR-V Ex-L (blue) - just got it a month or so ago
     
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Sep 8, 2008, 09:00 PM
 
My cars since 1998...I was born in 1982


1. 1998 to 1998 - Fiat convertible (don't know the year) that was like this body style but was a bondo car. (not my pic)


2. 1998 to 2000 - 1989 Blue Mitsubishi Mirage. (not my pic)


3. 1998 to 1998 - 1978 Mercedes 240 or something like that. It only ran a few times. (not my pic)


4. 2000 to 2001 - 1982 Oldsmobile Diesel Tornado. Great car! (not my pic)


5. 2001 to 2002 - 1992 Dodge Stealth RT/TT. Ended up trading for car 7 (not my pic)


6. 2001 to 2002 - 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada. Car 6 had so many problems I bought this while it was being fixed. (not my pic)


7. 2002 to 2003 - 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS-T. My favorite "Car" to date.


Got married in 2003 and need a better car for my traveling job. So we bought car 8.

8. 2003 to 2007 - 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP. Second best "car" I have owned.


8.5. 2003 to 2006 - 1994 Saturn SL2. My wife's car. (not my pic)


Car 9 was a truck for work when we moved back to Iowa. Here is a picture at the end of its life.

9. 2006 to 2007 - 2000 Chevy Silverado 2500.


When we had the our second child we bought car 10

10. 2007 to 2007 - 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT.


In 2007 our family was heading to the state fair, in my truck thankfully, (car #9) when a guy pulled out in front of us while we were going 60MPH. So I bought car #11.

11. 2007 to present - 2001 Chevy Silverado Diesel 2500HD Crew Cab.


Because of the accident we decided to get rid of the minivan (car #10) and buy car #12.

12. 2007 to present - 2002 GMC Yukon XL Denali.


So these are all of the cars that I have owned. I'm kind of a car nut....Its crazy looking back to see what I have owned and I am only 26.
2.33 White iMac | 2GB Ram | 500GB HD
2.2 BlackBook | 2GB Ram | 120GB HD
16GB Touch | 80GB Classic | 10GB Classic | 8GB Pink | 40GB Apple TV
     
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Sep 8, 2008, 10:10 PM
 
It's great that GM wasn't afraid to hide the understeer (car #6).
     
 
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