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Old 01-06-2009, 09:35 PM   #81
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PS. My nephew, a rich single pharmacist, just bought an 8-cyl Audi. Not following cars, I do not even remember the model. Looked nice, but I did not even care to ask to test drive it.
This is an astonishingly nice car. Probably epensive to run too, but perfect in every other way.


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Old 01-06-2009, 10:09 PM   #82
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I always indulge my fancy by sitting in a Cadillac and inhaling it's new car smell. There is nothing that smells quite like a new Cadillac. I refuse to cough up the bucks for one though. We want something that will last at least a decade & is good in snow.
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Just get some of that New Car Smell thingy.
Buy a bottle each of benzene, dioxin, and formaldehyde. Sprinkle a little of each on the rear floormats, give it a good sniff, and spinkle a little more until it smells just like GM does it!


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Old 01-06-2009, 11:20 PM   #83
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I keep a car as long as it fills my needs. When we had to start making trips to CA to deal with aging parents, cleaning out houses, etc. we bought a van. It works well to go south for the winter now that we have buried all the parents. My DW is having some knee problems so getting into and out of our 95 Volvo is getting difficult, so even though it would prob go a lot further, in April we will get something else.

I remember my Aunt (now 85, but still driving cross the country) who took her 68 ltd to the dealer for an oil change or something, and they tried to get her to look at a new Ford, since hers had 36k on the clock (old five digit odometer). She said, that's 336,000 miles sonny, and it has a lot of miles left..l...
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:35 AM   #84
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Buy a bottle each of benzene, dioxin, and formaldehyde. Sprinkle a little of each on the rear floormats, give it a good sniff, and spinkle a little more until it smells just like GM does it!
Sheesh, sounds like a recipe for pickling dead bodies and keeping them in the trunk

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