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Old 09-14-2010, 05:55 PM   #21
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What a load of crap. I drive a mini-van because I can throw a 'load of crap' in it and get from point A to point B with half-way decent mpg's. 90% of the miles on it are me driving it alone. Wife drives a Taurus wagon because we can throw a 'load of crap' in it when we go to see the grand-kids. Never liked black or white vehicles because they showed dirt to easy, but (being a LBYM'er), color has always been the last thing on my list when selecting a vehicle. Poo-poo on you, Yahoo news.
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You need to drive the swagger wagen. Then not only would you be able to haul 'a load of crap' but then you'd be hip too !

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Old 09-14-2010, 07:19 PM   #23
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I guess I have a split personality, driving a Cadillac (higher-income people) and a Mustang GT convertible (they were more likely to have lower incomes).

Also, the Cadillac is silver-grey (cool, calm, may be a loner) and the Mustang red (full of energy and pizzazz).

What does that mean? For me, the article is bunk ...
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Toyota Venza - - says, "This person is preparing for an interstate move!" The cargo space is so handy.

V6 - - says, "This person averaged 3600 miles/year for the past 10 years meaning gas mileage is not that relevant."

Magnetic Gray Metallic color - - - says, "This person told the salesman she didn't care about the color as long as it doesn't show dirt".
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My 98 Taurus said, Cheap! My slightly used Camry made me 20 years younger, it does have too many doors though.
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Never liked black or white vehicles because they showed dirt to easy, but (being a LBYM'er), color has always been the last thing on my list when selecting a vehicle. Poo-poo on you, Yahoo news.
We always picked the most popular color we could stand. Anonymity has its virtues.
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I love that Swagger Wagon video!
And Khan, we rented a Kia Rio in Canada and realized, much to our chagrin, that even though it was the lowest level economy vehicle available, it was still substantially nicer than our daily drivers.

The 1995 Black Saturn is now a parts car for the 1996 White Saturn daily driver and I am driving my nursing home-bound father-in-law's black 1992 Chevy pickup as the 1984 Silver Mercedes caught fire the last time I tried to crank it. The 1986 Black/Silver Chevy pickup truck is for sale; the 1976 Blue Airstream M/H is not.
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We always picked the most popular color we could stand. Anonymity has its virtues.
Trying to find my silver Camry Solara in huge parking lots was always such fun. Looking across the vast vista of thousands upon thousands of cars, it seemed like about half were silver Toyotas.
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Trying to find my silver Camry Solara in huge parking lots was always such fun. Looking across the vast vista of thousands upon thousands of cars, it seemed like about half were silver Toyotas.
"Honey, which tan Honda minivan is ours?"
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White Camry here says "driver who doesn't pay attention half the time to the road wants other people to watch out for her." Gregarious? Yes. Status seeker? Sure, if you consider someone who wears tennies and workout clothes all the time a status seeker.
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Trying to find my silver Camry Solara in huge parking lots was always such fun. Looking across the vast vista of thousands upon thousands of cars, it seemed like about half were silver Toyotas.
I use the panic button on the remote as a pickup finder. After all, there are hardly ANY pickups in Texas...

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I love that Swagger Wagon video!
And Khan, we rented a Kia Rio in Canada and realized, much to our chagrin, that even though it was the lowest level economy vehicle available, it was still substantially nicer than our daily drivers.

The 1995 Black Saturn is now a parts car for the 1996 White Saturn daily driver and I am driving my nursing home-bound father-in-law's black 1992 Chevy pickup as the 1984 Silver Mercedes caught fire the last time I tried to crank it. The 1986 Black/Silver Chevy pickup truck is for sale; the 1976 Blue Airstream M/H is not.
Sarah, I hope you are taking advantage of the low insurance rates for antique cars.
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I guess you don't follow Dave Ramsey.
No, he lost me when he started talking about how easy it was to earn 12% a year with mutual funds.
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He forgot to mention the 8% Expense Ratio and the 12B1 fees.
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Jeep Liberty doesn't make it in the article. It's way too small to work for the family like the larger SUVs do.

I always figured it meant I didn't want to drag my butt on the ground which is how I feel when I drive a regular car.

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