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Old 03-08-2007, 04:19 PM   #101
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This car is almost owned free and clear.

Only 32 more payments and it's mine !

And the best thing is that it has LOW miles !

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Re: So what are we driving?
Old 03-08-2007, 08:46 PM   #102
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The Subaru has a lot of room....I'm 5' 6"...5'8" with heels

The car is fast and it's functional....handles very well in the snow (AWD) and the rain....even NJ highway driving! I am able to transport my canvases and my 6 foot and above male friends around without anyone getting leg cramps

The suggested retail price for standard (without the leather seats, moon roof, 6 CD changer, etc.) is $23,500.....I had a trade in (Honda Civic 2003) and with the special rebate...I paid $13,592.....in cash.
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The Subaru has a lot of room....

fast and it's functional....

handles very well

suggested retail...$23,500.....
Awesome. Looks like I have my plan. Thanks!
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Old 03-08-2007, 09:17 PM   #104
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92 4-Runner (mine, 240k and running like new)
03 Tundra

Both paid for. I will put a new engine in my 4-runner when it gives it up. That's not anytime soon. Toyotas rule.
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A little drafty in the winter, but the chicks like it in the summer.

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2001 VW Jetta diesel - commute vehicle, 50mpg!
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2005 Toyota RAV4 4WD/stick; about 33,000 miles;paid for;25-30mpg;like it more than of all cars previously owned (Dodge Colt;Mazada GLC; Coralla; Camry).
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Old 03-10-2007, 03:57 PM   #108
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OK, I love cars so I'll chime in:

2003 Ford Escape (DW)
2005 Mustang GT
1959 Hillman Minx convertable
1960 Sunbeam Alpine (2 of these)

Even the gas hog Escape gets better mileage than the 60's 'economy' cars

Happy driving
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1960 Sunbeam Alpine (2 of these)

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Third and likely final Corvette.

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Third and likely final Corvette.
Awesome!

I think I had somehow previously wandered across your website and stolen seen those photos for my automobile porn hobby folder...
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automobile porn hobby folder...
AUTOMOBILE PORN
Not familiar that hobby, but don't bother explaining, just put us on the invite list for the next event. I know Big Red would like something rubbed on his hood besides the nasty old polishing cloth think Paris and I always go where the car goes 8)
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Third and likely final Corvette.
Oh, my, how cute is that!!

We have:
1994 Honda Accord, 140K miles and runs like new.
2001 RAV4, 65K miles, runs like new.
1998 Ford Ranger. 50K miles, runs & looks like new. Bought it 3 years ago so we'd have some hauling capacity, and it comes in really handy, though DH wishes it was 4WD.

We sometimes think we should only have 2 cars (insurance, etc.), but we sure have a lot of flexibility with these. I love Subaru Outback wagons, though, and sometimes I get the urge to splurge, but there is no good reason to make a change when the cars we have serve us so well and have been paid for long ago. At the rate we're going, we'll have these three for 10 more years at least.

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We sometimes think we should only have 2 cars (insurance, etc.),
You can't be too rich or too thin have too many cars.
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You can't be too rich or too thin have too many cars.
Especially "paid for" cars.
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0-60 mph in 3 seconds
125 mph quarter mile
174 mph maximum
45 mpg

Stolen

Just kidding about that last thing.
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Third and likely final Corvette.
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JPatrick,

Where did the wheels on your Vette come from? I know Chevrolet, Buick, and Ford all had a similar wheel back in the day (Chevrolet called them Magnum wheels, I think). I have never seen them on a Vette before and they look damn sharp.

Those Stingrays are timeless beauties... and the spinners look way bitchin', too.
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JPatrick,

Where did the wheels on your Vette come from? I know Chevrolet, Buick, and Ford all had a similar wheel back in the day (Chevrolet called them Magnum wheels, I think). I have never seen them on a Vette before and they look damn sharp.
Wheel Trivia>>>This wheel line was made by the Motor Wheel Corporation, one of the most prolific producers of steel "styled" wheels during the 1960's and 70's. In addition to custom aftermarket wheels, they made wheels for virtually all American auto makers during the Muscle Car era. Many of their designs are considered classics today. Chevy lovers remember the Chevelle SS wheel, Mustang fans, the Magnum series. Curiously, many do not realize that they are minor variations of the same wheel! Chrysler, AMC and Oldsmobile muscle cars also used this wheel in different combinations of size, chrome components, trim rings, center caps, etc. >>>>>>>>>>>>>

The Vette has the after market version. Similar to the Shelby Mustang, but deeper.
The front wheels would not clear the steering so I added spacers which created fender clearance problems. So when I'm cruising with these wheels there are no sudden turns. If Fifi the Toy Poodle runs into the street she is history cause there ain't no evasive moves. ( thus far I've zapped 12 poodles, 4 collies, a couple of mixed breeds and one old dude in a wheel chair I added spacers to the rears to complete the wide stance. Depending on your age you may remember that the early "mags" were lightweight, but prone to cracking under stress- the steel magnums were bullet proof.
Thanks for asking Bow-Tie 8)
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