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2021 GMC Sierra Elevation crew cab / 6.5' bed. 3.0L DuraMax / 10-spd.   It's only money.

This whole crossover craze has gone a bit too far....

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4 hours ago, A Horse With No Name said:

For the Money, I would own a Chevy Trail Boss full size pickup. 

This is entirely HOT. GM got both the Silverado and GMC really right. I know David doesn't like them, but I would buy one in a New York minute. 

 

Yes, I do not like them over all, but this is the RARE one they actually have that looks decent. Not as decent as GMC, but this one is not bad. Better than I think all the other trims they offer.

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1 hour ago, David said:

Yes, I do not like them over all, but this is the RARE one they actually have that looks decent. Not as decent as GMC, but this one is not bad. Better than I think all the other trims they offer.

It just has the look....and the performance to back it up. Major props and respect. 

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12 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

My Mom and Dad were like that.  In 1998 when they visited me in Colorado, they didn't enjoy the ride I took them on winding mountain roads w/ steep drop-offs on the sides and no guardrails, or walking over the Royal Gorge suspension bridge... 

I like funiculars and going up in gondolas/cable cars/etc as long as they are enclosed.  Something open like a ski lift where I'm sitting in the open with my feet exposed kind of freaks me out...

Bingo.  It all comes down to it being enclosed.

Put me at the top of a skyscraper.  As long as it has a railing or it's glassed in.  I loved visiting the CN Tower in Toronto.  I've been 3 times - first in 1996.  Being over 100 stories above Toronto and the lakefront is remarkable.  I'm easily up there for over 1 to 2 hours.

I might agree with your parents if it's a real edgy and substandard road.  My parents got wigged out by CA-1.  Driving south on CA-1 - a good road - between Monterey and San Simeon is not the place a driver should get overly confident.  (Unless it's a chase scene from "Basic Instinct" or something.)

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^always liked these.  The '84 silver over black more so than the '83 black over silver.

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14 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

^always liked these.  The '84 silver over black more so than the '83 black over silver.

I had a co worker that had a mint one stolen and stripped, sadly. Jeremy was devastated...that was about 20 years ago. 

May be an image of text that says 'When they finally restock the local CVS with extra small condoms'

May be an image of 1 person, standing and text that says 'REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES'

Obviously Fake women have legs....

l will have to keep this in mind hiking and camping this weekend. 

May be an image of bird, outdoors and text that says 'Important reminder to transplants and tourists that it's bobcat nesting season. It's punishable by up to a $25,000 fine to disturb bobcat eggs.'

May be an image of text

May be a cartoon

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I post a lot of videos, but please check this one out. Fantastic vocalist with a band I like, Happy Wednesday Morning eveyone. 

 

Thought this was fantastic. 

 

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Last one for awhile. She has a lot of clear thinking. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, A Horse With No Name said:

May be an image of 7 people and text that says 'vaccinated single women in my area'

Too funny.  I was not expecting this news. 

Thought that this graphic might only show Bill, which would have been "drier" in its humor.

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3 hours ago, A Horse With No Name said:

Balthazar...why can't it be a 1956 Pontiac?

Drew...Why can't it be a sixties toranado...

Robert Hall and T.C Bob....the 70's cars were better....

Dave 87 RS....brings up interesting points....

OldsHurst....posts the entire MTV video play list from 1984.

David....posts links to this converted to Electric...

Haha.  As soon as I saw the front grille slats on the YouTube cover, I knew it was an 1984.

I'm a little partial to the mid-'70s for sentimental value and, mostly, liked that GM cars then did not have CCC (Computer Command Control), so not much at all in the way of sensors and electronics to control the engine ignition system.

The downsized intermediates were actually more attractive, especially with the 1981 reskinning!  Their only down sides were that their widths did not allow for the really interesting sculpted dashboards of the mid-'70s and, for those who wanted them, (stock) engines with displacements of 350 c.i. and above.

That said, the most comfortable car I've ever owned was also a 1984 (don't know if I'm repeating myself) Cutlass Supreme coupe.  And really comfortable because it was the Brougham model.  With a measly but reliable 3.8 liter (carbureted) V6, I referred to it as "The Little Cutlass that Could."  Here's a scan of a photo taken of it in NorCal.  I miss this car.

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One Mans Dream car is almost done.

 

Best thing for MB auto's :P 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, David said:

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When you didn't know any better, you might have thought these were cool, or cute. I'm just talking about the basic small fastback, as opposed to the notchback.

Then, when you learned how "reliable" (cough) they were with some of their engines, like the "ping up a storm" 140 c.i. 4 cylinder, you might not have liked them as much.

I could hardly see Sean Connery and Jill St. John outrunning and outsmarting the authorities in Las Vegas in one of these - even if in the most potent Mach model.

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My brother had a '76 Mustang II Mach 1 briefly back then...silver and black. Don't recall what engine it was, it had replaced a '74 Vega GT.   He didn't keep it long, next door neighbors backed their '72 Olds 98 into it, mashed in the side.   He got it fixed and traded it on a '74 Firebird Formula 400. 

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28 minutes ago, David said:

seems three American autos are considered great for conversion to electric.

"Automobile", yet they think the 1st gen Charger was a hatchback. 😆
Dumb premises, dumb article.

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2 minutes ago, balthazar said:

"Automobile", yet they think the 1st gen Charger was a hatchback. 😆
Dumb premises, dumb article.

Conflating 'fastback' and 'hatchback' sounds like.    

Trivia--what was the first production US market hatchback (not a wagon) from a US automaker?  I'd assume it was the Vega or Pinto for MY 1971.  

Probably was something European available in the US before them, though. 

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On 5/5/2021 at 9:43 AM, balthazar said:

"Automobile", yet they think the 1st gen Charger was a hatchback. 😆
Dumb premises, dumb article.

I aim to provide a laugh on crazy auto articles. :P 

I honestly do like the looks of this car.

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20 minutes ago, David said:

I honestly do like the looks of this car.

It is a great looking & terrifically-designed car. The fold-down rear seats are awesome. I tried to buy a red '66 383 Charger once but it didn't work out.

4 minutes ago, David said:

WOW, Some of the early Mustang concepts are butt ugly.

I think some folk look at the design process as a collection of final designs, when the truth is (even at the full-size clay stage), that it's a singular procedure with many many steps toward the end product.
The first gen Mustang is just about perfect from all angles / proportions. Spot-on. And I have no use or interest in them (too common).

18 minutes ago, David said:

1964 Ford Big Red Gas Turbine Semi Truck, Class 8

The tractor of this still exists, restored but privately owned. 

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