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Old 07-20-2005, 06:14 PM   #121
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The fact that we have so much gun violence in the USA reflects more on the people than on the guns...
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Re: All Together now,,Gas is Cheap!!
Old 07-20-2005, 06:58 PM   #122
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OK Gun Guys, QUIT IT! Back to gas. It is too expensive right!

Bugger the guns, they mean nothing but trouble as they always end up in the wrong hands.

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They do have conceal and carry now.* I try not to anger any F150 :rant: drivers.
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If they are driving a whimpy little F-150 they can't be packing much for heat. * I'd say go ahead and piss em off Dan.
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You know, I've heard this a lot from the truck owning gang at work, but I don't get it. My neighbor just bought a brand new F-150, the sucker is HUGE! 4 doors, long bed, big knobby tires, 4x4 etc. The race to be the largest truck out there just keeps accelerating. I've seen the new Tacoma on the road, it's bigger than your mid size truck of the 80's, and the Dodge Dakota (allegedly small truck class) is now larger than last model design of F-150! Meanwhile, every parking spot in my neck of the woods is marked "compact" and is about the right size for a yugo.
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Meanwhile, every parking spot in my neck of the woods is marked "compact" and is about the right size for a yugo.* *
Speaking as a former Yugo owner, EVERY parking spot is about the right size. You hardly even needed a parking spot...
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Speaking as a former Yugo owner...You hardly even needed a parking spot...
Was that because of the size of the Yugo or it's reputed lack of reliability? If it doesn't run the only parking spot you need is the one it already has...

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Was that because of the size of the Yugo or it's reputed lack of reliability?* If it doesn't run the only parking spot you need is the one it already has... REW
Hey, talk Yugo trash all you want but I took one through a Connecticut winter and the worst problem was a rusted-out muffler. It didn't have A/C but the heater worked fine and everything else was reliable (not luxurious). I was even able to adjust the clutch cable with a pair of needle-nose pliers. City gas mileage was over 35 mpg (I never drove it long distances). I bought it for $995 and sold it six months later for... $995.
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Hey, talk Yugo trash all you want but I took one through a Connecticut winter and the worst problem was a rusted-out muffler. It didn't have A/C but the heater worked fine and everything else was reliable (not luxurious). I was even able to adjust the clutch cable with a pair of needle-nose pliers. City gas mileage was over 35 mpg (I never drove it long distances). I bought it for $995 and sold it six months later for... $995.
That reminds me of my island car in Hawaii, bought it in the beginning of the school year for $1,000. Toyota hatchback of some kind. Paint flaked away, rusted through in several places, rims were solid red rust. Me and a buddy sanded it down, and used three cans of spray paint and a roll of tape to give it a nice home style paint job (I don't think the university appreciated the outline on the dorm parking lot ). We even painted the rims "chrome"! Finishing touch was a big surf sticker on the rear window. And it fit our surfboards inside! At the end of the year we had surfers quite interested in buying it, covered total costs, including the ticket for not registering or having insurance.
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Sounds like what I'm driving right now while my car is out on loan. I also had a similiar 'Maui Cruizer' when I first moved over. What's amazing is how one can adapt to driving a lesser car, after a few days it seems fine. Then when you switch back, you notice a big difference (mostly unnesessary).
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That reminds me of my island car in Hawaii, bought it in the beginning of the school year for $1,000.* Toyota hatchback of some kind.* Paint flaked away, rusted through in several places, rims were solid red rust.* Me and a buddy sanded it down, and used three cans of spray paint and a roll of tape to give it a nice home style paint job (I don't think the university appreciated the outline on the dorm parking lot* ).* We even painted the rims "chrome"!* Finishing touch was a big surf sticker on the rear window.* And it fit our surfboards inside!* At the end of the year we had surfers quite interested in buying it, covered total costs, including the ticket for not registering or having insurance.* *
I think I saw that car last week, but it could have been one of six or seven different Toyotas. Could you be more specific about the custom paint job? (Just kidding!)
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