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Old 03-29-2010, 09:01 PM   #21
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60 mph in 2.6 sec? That works out to (60*5280/3600)/2.6 = 33.8 ft/sec^2. More than 1G acceleration. Faster than a falling rock!

Cool. I wouldn't refuse one, if given to me. I would take it for a spin, then sell it.

Reason? Low ground clearance. Wouldn't do well on French countryside backroads. I would still buy a 2CV and invest the difference.

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Andy, I thought the Bugatti was our little secret
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You must be a very busy man, vincente.
It would help me a lot in bettering your image among us if some US tourists lost their white socks while wearing sandals. Not to mention the flowery shirts..... but even those guys with such peculiar attires are very likeable once you get to know them.
As a consolation I can tell you that young Brits beat you hands down regarding our disrespect.Sorry Alan
And the French are the all time winners in this competition. But then they have been our historical enemies.
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I've been to Spain several times on vacation and business and found everyone really nice, friendly and helpful. Of course with my US passport and "Geordie" accent I'm sure they wondered exactly what part of the USA I was from

Alan: I wish we had that collective discernible ear to be that confused by your accent in relation to your passpaort!!
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Vicente,

I know just what you mean about young brits on holiday, it is disgraceful how they behave, and they are not much better in their own country. City centers have become terrible places to be late at night when the pubs and bars start emptying them onto the streets. I've watched a few police reality shows on BBC TV with the poor cops having to deal with this every Friday and Saturday night.

Fortunately the folks on this site are much better behaved and don't cause the same amount of trouble after they've been hitting the bottle . (at least if they throw up after a drinking session, it is only their own keyboard that gets it )
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@Bestwifeever, I thought the contract said you got one of these:


Bugatti Veyron $1,700,000. This is by far the most expensive street legal car available on the market today.
It is the fastest accelerating car reaching 0-60 in 2.6 seconds.
Source: Most Expensive Cars In The World: Top 10 List 2009-2010

Now, how in the heck is that even close to LBYM. However, it's a fine ride I bet.
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To a billionaire, this $1.6M car is less of a purchase than for a "millionaire next-door" to buy a run-of-the-mill new car. It is mind-boggling what one can buy with $1B.

But it's OK, and I don't care. I don't covet this Bugatti. Gimme my 2CV and I will be happy.

PS. I don't believe the 2CV has AC. Darn! Wonder if it can be retrofitted on.
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To a billionaire, this $1.6M car is less of a purchase than for a "millionaire next-door" to buy a run-of-the-mill new car. It is mind-boggling what one can buy with $1B.

But it's OK, and I don't care. I don't covet this Bugatti. Gimme my 2CV and I will be happy.

PS. I don't believe the 2CV has AC. Darn! Wonder if it can be retrofitted on.
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@Bestwifeever, I thought the contract said you got one of these:


Bugatti Veyron $1,700,000. This is by far the most expensive street legal car available on the market today.
It is the fastest accelerating car reaching 0-60 in 2.6 seconds.
Source: Most Expensive Cars In The World: Top 10 List 2009-2010

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Speaking of "thanks", a big thank you to whoever's been going back into the thread titles and fixing the typos.

Some of these thread titles get typed up with both thumbs as an afterthought, and fixing the spelling makes them a lot easier to find on a search...
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Speaking of "thanks", a big thank you to whoever's been going back into the thread titles and fixing the typos.

Some of these thread titles get typed up with both thumbs as an afterthought, and fixing the spelling makes them a lot easier to find on a search...
No problem. I did that the other day with REW's "Move Theme" subject line.
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No problem. I did that the other day with REW's "Move Theme" subject line.
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I'm not pointing fingers, and I didn't even notice REWahoo's typo-- let alone a number of my own that I've rediscovered. But there have been several threads over the last few weeks (mine among them) needing editing after the editing window was long closed.

I'm just appreciative of the thankless task of cleaning up after the elephant parade...
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