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#642019 The post rating system

Posted by on 09 December 2010 - 07:16 AM

I don't like it. It's a way for immature cowards to hit and run with no consequence. This is a DISCUSSION forum.

No it isn't. Have you not been paying attention the last couple of years? It's a haven for people to bitch and moan about how not every car is a hardtop, or that every car isn't a coupe, or that every car isn't a Hyundai Sonata Turbo, or that Greenpeace is coming out at night and taking away trucks or some other such nonsense. That's not discussion, its whining.
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#604512 The $16,000 Question: Jetta, Cruze or Focus? [w/poll]

Posted by on 18 June 2010 - 09:09 PM

[quote name='Oldsmoboi' date='18 June 2010 - 07:49 PM' timestamp='1276904991' post='604459']
Ask GMTruckguy why he doesn't like buying used. Ask Pauliano....

[quote name='Camino LS6' date='18 June 2010 - 07:59 PM' timestamp='1276905572' post='604460']
There's a difference between used and very used.

[quote name='Oldsmoboi' date='18 June 2010 - 08:02 PM' timestamp='1276905725' post='604461']
Don't talk about Pauli like that! He's a nice guy!

[quote name='Camino LS6' date='18 June 2010 - 08:04 PM' timestamp='1276905874' post='604462']

I'd never do any such thing!


..... :cussing:

[quote name='Oldsmoboi' date='18 June 2010 - 07:00 PM' timestamp='1276902014' post='604442']
Because for some, it's the freedom that comes with owning a car. They don't care how fast they go and they don't want to turn the a wrench, and they don't want to spend a lot on fuel, but they love being behind the wheel and on the road somewhere in their car.

[quote name='Camino LS6' date='18 June 2010 - 07:05 PM' timestamp='1276902326' post='604448']
Which does not equate to lovng cars.

I believe Oldsmoboi was referring to me when he said, "Ask Pauliano" (which the spelling made me throw up a little bit in my mouth)... and I LOVE cars. Love them to the point of belonging to a car forum. Love them to the point of talking about them. To being able to identify the make/model/year of car by its brake lights from a mile away. The point of knowing ridiculous amounts of specs on every model. To the point of knowing options available in each model.

That said...

... I want to get in the car. Don't care how fast I get to 70 (which is what I usually cruise at), as long as it's not too slow. I don't care if I get the most fuel-efficient model. I don't care if the car can take a turn going 90.

That said... I LOVE driving. And I love my car. I'm driving a 1994 Buick Century with over 197,000 miles, and I still love hearing the startup chime when I get in and feeling the ice cold a/c, and get amused by the turquoise "Low Traction" light that conveniently takes your eyes off the road when you're skidding. I like that my car absorbs bumps better than most new cars (albeit it floats way too much, but I am okay with that).

When I purchase a new car... I don't have ANY interest in modifying the car. I want to purchase it exactly one way, and keep it that way. I will maintain it by taking it to a mechanic, but I have absolutely no interest in learning how to change the oil myself, or do anything other than adding fluids/changing bulbs and wiper blades, and cleaning it.

But, I love cars and I love my car.
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#690389 Aucun secteur de l'Automobile

Posted by on 20 February 2012 - 08:07 AM

i am truly sorry that you lost a car that you really enjoyed and was actually a good car. but at the same time i find it hard to be sympathetic. you and me are the same age. ive been driving since i was 16 owned a car since i was 18 from 16 to 21(in 2 months) i have owned 1 car. from what i understand you have owned 7 or 8 cars? this sounds like poor choices were made along the way. ones that could have been fixed. i went into college right out of high school and tried to ensure my future before spending big on big deal cars. you and me cant be picky about the car we get. listen to Pervez try and find some classes try to set a future for yourself before you spend money you don't have. the amazing thing about classes is after you finish a couple you can start doing an internship, and internships are the doorways into jobs, jobs = money, and money = nice things. just trying to help.
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#659969 Hyundai Accent Joins The 40 MPG Club

Posted by on 22 April 2011 - 11:49 PM

[quote name='ocnblu' timestamp='1303514353' post='6

Now, doing the math, when I add it all up... and knowing that every other car in the class is gunning for the Fiesta, I think maybe you should have stayed in school.


Now, that was below the belt.

If you have to get crude, please get the f@#k out of the thread. Thanks.

Now, back on topic- I have to say that this has the be the cleanest version of the "sonata" style that I have seen. It does offer much more than the current car.

Let's just see if they do the price bump that they have done with the last two cars. Interestingly though, I think they could get it too....
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#579072 Man Destroys Home With Bulldozer

Posted by on 21 February 2010 - 08:56 AM

This guy is a common criminal.

I would argue that the bank is the criminal here. The man destroyed his own property. It's crazy, but it's not illegal. The bank doesn't own it (yet).

The man owed $160k to the bank. The bank received $170k offer for the property. The bank got greedy and said no since they felt they could probably sell a $350k house for $250k and make $90k profit on it. THE BANK SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO FORECLOSE ON THE PROPERTY JUST BECAUSE THEY THINK THEY CAN MAKE A PROFIT ON IT. In fact, I think the bank should probably be put under investigation and ALL of it's foreclosure proceedings put on hold.

I've read story after story of people having foreclosure proceedings started against them despite their willingness and renewed ability to pay or that they've found a buyer who would pay off the loan. I've heard of banks foreclosing on the wrong house. There was a couple in Florida who got foreclosed on..... who paid for their house in cash. Never even HAD a mortgage. The bank sent someone to their house who cleaned out all their stuff, hauled it away, and then bolted the doors.

The banks deserve ZERO benefit of the doubt here.

This guy may be crazy... but at least he's thinking. The banks are mindless zombies.
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#735989 Biggest one day stock drop due to auto Fire in Seattle Suburb

Posted by on 02 October 2013 - 10:56 PM

Leaving one to wonder just how easy is it for these electric auto's to catch on fire and possibly kill someone.


That's cute. Because vehicles carrying a payload of highly flammable fluids never catch fire.


Those last two links are especially incredible when you consider that they are related to electrical problems. In a GASOLINE powered vehicle you say? Clearly this is witchcraft and we should go back to horse drawn carriages.

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