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6 hours ago, balthazar said:

What is…. 'Special Regular' ??? 

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Good grief look how rusty that Chevy pickup is... it cannot be but a couple of years old.  It's dragging its tailpipe, too.

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1 hour ago, ocnblu said:

Good grief look how rusty that Chevy pickup is... it cannot be but a couple of years old.  It's dragging its tailpipe, too.

Good ole Midwest...it might be ten years old...

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9 hours ago, balthazar said:

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I guess many new ideas are well forgotten old ones

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3 hours ago, ocnblu said:

Good grief look how rusty that Chevy pickup is... it cannot be but a couple of years old.  It's dragging its tailpipe, too.

Pic taken in Michigan in ‘72, is the truck circa ‘64? Yeah- thats pretty bad.

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1 hour ago, balthazar said:

Pic taken in Michigan in ‘72, is the truck circa ‘64? Yeah- thats pretty bad.

Salt corrosion.  I remember that style of Clark stations in small towns in Ohio back in the 70s-90s, but in color. 

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6 hours ago, ocnblu said:

Good grief look how rusty that Chevy pickup is... it cannot be but a couple of years old.  It's dragging its tailpipe, too.

Two pages of talking about old cars and trucks is not very random. Pretty sure there is a category for this on this site. 

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4 minutes ago, surreal1272 said:

Two pages of talking about old cars and trucks is not very random. Pretty sure there is a category for this on this site. 

ok.. so, how about this..

To get some truly random posts on here, we can use loren ipsum generators. 

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Or instead of nonsense words, a regular random text generator can be used.  Need to find one that generates random automotive themed text.

https://randomtextgenerator.com

 

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29 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

 

ok.. so, how about this..

To get some truly random posts on here, we can use loren ipsum generators. 

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Or instead of nonsense words, a regular random text generator can be used.  Need to find one that generates random automotive themed text.

https://randomtextgenerator.com

 

Among going manor who did. Do ye is celebrated it sympathize considered. May ecstatic did surprise elegance the ignorant age. Own her miss cold last. It so numerous if he outlived disposal. How but sons mrs lady when. Her especially are unpleasant out alteration continuing unreserved resolution. Hence hopes noisy may china fully and. Am it regard stairs branch thirty length afford. 

Be me shall purse my ought times. Joy years doors all would again rooms these. Solicitude announcing as to sufficient my. No my reached suppose proceed pressed perhaps he. Eagerness it delighted pronounce repulsive furniture no. Excuse few the remain highly feebly add people manner say. It high at my mind by roof. No wonder worthy in dinner. 

Her extensive perceived may any sincerity extremity. Indeed add rather may pretty see. Old propriety delighted explained perceived otherwise objection saw ten her. Doubt merit sir the right these alone keeps. By sometimes intention smallness he northward. Consisted we otherwise arranging commanded discovery it explained. Does cold even song like two yet been. Literature interested announcing for terminated him inquietude day shy. Himself he fertile chicken perhaps waiting if highest no it. Continued promotion has consulted fat improving not way. 

LMAO!

 

For the record, my comment was meant as a joke in response to Blus claim that talking about EVs too much (whatever the F that means) was not “random”. 

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First of many to come, a 2020 Corvette is crashed, I assume at high speed as it has a go pro on the top for recording and some serious damage to the car and other auto's.

 

Out of Alaska, the local police show the near miss of the cop car hitting a momma and baby Moose. They go down hard.

Badda Boom.

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/08/06/moose-highway-police-video/

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First review of the 2020 GMC 1/2 ton diesel pickup.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2020-gmc-sierra-1500-preview/

Have to say, very taken with this, focus on Fuel economy over pulling as according to GM, customers move up to the HD line of pickups when they go over 10,000 pounds trailing.

Love the camera views, for sure makes it much safer driving.

Sadly the review says GM is competitive with Tech and features of the truck, but the interior still looses to the Ram and Ford.

Come on GM get it together for a competitive Interior.

I just finished reading the 2019 Malibu review for a segment that is still selling a ton of Auto's and the Malibu is GMs loan competitor to the class.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2019-chevy-malibu-review/

This statement speaks boat loads about GMs approach which sucks to autos.

QUOTE: If price matters more than anything, you'll undoubtedly appreciate that the Malibu starts well below competitors like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima. Yet, aside from the infotainment system, those cars pack superior standard equipment. Trying to equip the Malibu similarly brings the cost way up, at which point its appeal rides the asymptote down toward "None." If you simply must stay in the GM family, your money is better spent on an Equinox.

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Confused and Annoyed by the long list of new safety features, this story nails it for me:

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2019/08/shockingly-new-car-buyers-are-confused-and-annoyed-by-safety-content/

Bought a domestic and could not figure out how to turn off the nanny features, resold it and move to another brand. OUCH.

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31 minutes ago, dfelt said:

Bought a domestic and could not figure out how to turn off the nanny features, resold it and move to another brand. OUCH.

I read American buyer, not ‘buyer of American auto’.

Friend’s wife has a new CX-5, she just said she wouldnt buy it again given the chance. 1 notch below top trim, all sorts of nannies. Its not ‘education’ IMO, its the features themselves. Folk are more interested in the imagined concept than the actual feature.

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On 8/26/2019 at 7:06 PM, A Horse With No Name said:

 

The original rendition works better for me.  This dude is sort of scary looking.  However, WV cloaked in fall colors is anything but scary.  

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buttered noodles

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12 hours ago, balthazar said:

I read American buyer, not ‘buyer of American auto’.

Friend’s wife has a new CX-5, she just said she wouldnt buy it again given the chance. 1 notch below top trim, all sorts of nannies. Its not ‘education’ IMO, its the features themselves. Folk are more interested in the imagined concept than the actual feature.

Going forward all of these safety features will be standard (pretty much already) on all cars and trims, and I don't think they will be easily defeatable, if at all.  Same as airbags, ABS and traction control.

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19 minutes ago, ykX said:

Going forward all of these safety features will be standard (pretty much already) on all cars and trims, and I don't think they will be easily defeatable, if at all.  Same as airbags, ABS and traction control.

Yup just another reason to buy the auto you love, change what you want and drive it, be it ICE or converted to EV, drive what you love.

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5 hours ago, ocnblu said:

buttered noodles

With gravy and a side of texas toast. Hot coffee to follow and a movie in the family room after. Perfect way to spend a random Saturday rainy afternoon.

2 hours ago, ykX said:

Going forward all of these safety features will be standard (pretty much already) on all cars and trims, and I don't think they will be easily defeatable, if at all.  Same as airbags, ABS and traction control.

Gone fotever are the days of simple drivers cars I loved. Still enjoying the Beetle but driving a ton of miles...GTI or Miata to replace it in a few years.

2 hours ago, dfelt said:

Yup just another reason to buy the auto you love, change what you want and drive it, be it ICE or converted to EV, drive what you love.

Which is most definitely not a Malibu. Although the Bu is a sharp looking car...

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