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I got a Southwest "wanna get away" moment to kick things off...

I'm over by the bank, in the car, analyzing this 79 Cutlass Supreme and a 70s El Camino parked head-to-head. Cutty was quite clean, but for the slightly smashed-in-from-the-bottom grille, and the ElCo was pretty oxidized, but looked straight.

OK, here's the rundown. El Co backs out to leave, while right next to the Cutty, this idiot comes in some bulls--t Yukon XL Denali at a painfully obvious bad angle (never mind that the poor older lady is putting her groceries in the trunk, and that he had five spaces to choose from, but chooses to pull right next to her). Whole lot looking right at this guy, including her, and all he had to do was back out (or I could have gotten out and said something and the day was saved)...I just knew the guy was smarter than the following.

I see the Cutty wiggle. He scrapes that big white elephant RIGHT AGAINST the previously PERFECT front fender.

I just yelled "IDIOT!!!"

It was so awful, I had to get out, walk over, and tell him how much of an idiot he was, while adding on to the old lady that I thought her car was beautiful, and he had to ruin it for us classic fans.

I left, but dwelled on it to myself for ten minutes afterwards, saying "She should SOOO make him fix not only the fender, but throw in the front end as well for the trouble." He gets what he deserves for that one.

What was this guy thinking? That his big white tank would phase through her car like Shadowcat? That it would smush up like marshmallows real quick, what? The guy had a FIVE-SPACE WINDOW, and he chooses to ruin his own day and hers to attempt pulling up right next to her. Did he just buy this thing and not have a real idea of spatial reasoning?

Further proof that your average city dweller don't need to drive SUVs, especially one that big.[/rant]

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too many Flying Spurs to keep track of. Saw another Solstice today. There's an old Citreon parked outside the gym I work out at. Good story, LA, sounds just like a guy in a Yukon Denali from LA.

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I saw a really nice early to mid 80's SAAB 900 2 door hatch this morning, in white.

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A nice '81 Cutlass Supreme coupe. A silver Honda Insight with red flames. A black Cadillac Catera with a fake convertible top.

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"Hail to Black hist., twu wuv, & 2 Prezes"

You forgot Groundhog's day, damnit. :lol::P It's important... how else would we Pennsylvanians know when Spring will come? Even though it kinda, sorta, not really already arrived since it's been a while since we've had any snow. :D

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Went dealer hopping this last Saturday with a buddy, first stop was Buick/Pontiac/GMC and they had a few Lucernes on the lot as well as a loaded red Solstice ($27k!!!) and next to it was an 05 CTS-V. There was one sweet red G6 GTP (6 speed) coupe on the lot and supprisingly there was only one 05 GTO (silver, 6 speed). I had went to the lot with the intention to test drive a G6 or GTO (if they had autos since I can't drive stick) but not one sales man came out and even asked if I need any help.

Then I went to a Honda/Dodge, while my friend was checking out an 06 Civic Si coupe, I was checking out some Chargers and Magnums (No SRTs on the lot :( ). There were probly about 4-5 salespeople on the lot and not one of them even paid attention to us. I even asked one guy as he was walking buy "how's it going?" and he said fine and walked on.

Then we went to a Chevy dealership.. I'm scoping out a black loaded 06 Monte SS ($29K) some older salesman comes out and I play it off as if I'm about to graduate college in the spring (I wish) and somewhere I screwed and said something that gave him the idea that I'm BSing. I'm realing that he's not gonna let me test drive that car so then I just said I was just looking and he went on his way.

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hehe, ya i saw a magnum SRT on a lot recently.....the enhancements convert it into a real sport wagon, and are real nice. 10k "fair market" adjustment! I wanted to share with them all the ideas I just had about the way they do thier business.

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A Charger SRT8 in black (real nice) passed by me while I was walking and I didn't hear a thing! I couldn't believe that at a 45 mph, there was NO exhaust sound audible on the side of the road. My friend's Magnum R/T makes more noise. I don't like the regular Chargers, but the SRT8 in black was really mean looking.

Two 2007 Tahoes at the local dealer, a LT and LTZ. They are even more impressive when you get up close with them.

My dad spotted a 2006 Z06.

An old woman driving a dark blue 1996 Impala SS that must have be parked in the closest parking spot every time she went shopping because the thing had more dings, scratches and dents that any normal car should have.

Some local kid got a 1965 Baracuda as a daily driver and has been cruising around.

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Peugoet 405? Wagon

Was it big? Since you question it, it was probably a 505. I don't think 405 wagons were imported here.

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Interesting...

I saw a rather unusual amount of half-ton pickup trucks and midsize SUVs towing stuff today...like seven on the highway.

And a red XLR.

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Was it big?  Since you question it, it was probably a 505.  I don't think 405 wagons were imported here.

I suppose it would be large for Europe. It was about Cutlass Cruiser-sized.

Okay, upon a quick Google, I'm pretty sure it was a 405 since it had block headlamps, not the angular jobs like the 505.

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3 HHRs, and a full-sized GMC van with an identity crisis. It had the GMC and "Vandura" badges, but there were red Chevy bowties on the fender and on the door-lock cylinder guards

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I saw a tan coloured 1986-1989 vintage Dodge 600 ES sedan today.

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Took the Blazer again... bought some drive-through... spun some tires... blasted some music... honked a horn... Oh, and I went dealer hopping. :D But what I saw today wasn't at any dealers.

-Mazda RX7. An early one like this, but white.

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-Honda Preludes. A few of them; a 4th gen and a 5th gen. I am definitely becoming aware of how much better 5th gens look than 4th gens. If only I could find one in my price range...

-Nissan 240SX. Officially, my second S13 ever. I think I now know for sure what my next vehicle will be. And to think, it's the one that I had previously decided to get. Isn't that amazing? :P

-Toyota MR2. Sadly, with a huge wing on the back. Didn't get a good look at it, though.

-Hyundai Tiburon. Actually, this was one I previously seen at the dealer.. it's still there. Sorry, I just have a weird attraction to this little thing. It's weird, yet strange... but somehow likeable. Or maybe my eyesight is starting to go bad... Either or. :P

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Seriously, time to get some glasses, Vipes. :AH-HA_wink:

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Lots of '07 Tahoes on the lot. Test drove a black on black LT (briefly commented on it in the Chevy Trucks section). AWESOME!

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