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Subject: BS: What model of car do u drive
From: GUEST,Number 6
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 01:37 PM

I have a 2004 Subaru Outback wagon .... I consider myself guilty in not owning a vehicle that is more 'environmentally friendly' in it's gas consumption per mile (28 mpg highway). In retrospect we don't put many miles on in our driving .... 28k on the odometer in 2 years.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: GUEST,mrr
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 01:40 PM

Toyota corolla. Kickass mileage and will last forever, so I can have it till they have cars that don't run on gas...


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Bobert
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 01:41 PM

91 Toyota Camry SW--- wife's

63 Karmann Ghia--- Bobert's


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: JennyO
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 02:09 PM

93 Ford Fairmont Ghia station wagon. Runs like a dream. Drinks too much petrol. Much more economical on the open road though, and I can fit all my camping gear in it. However it does have one rather irritating habit.

For the first time ever, I have actually given this car a name - Maggie. That's because when the petrol gets low, a very annoying alarm starts up, and will not stop till I buy some. The sound reminds me of the baby magpies around here going "yark yark yark" at their parents and demanding to be fed - so Maggie she is!


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: catspaw49
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 02:13 PM

Aging Chevy Astro van and an even more aging BMW 528 with over a quarter of a million miles on it.....and it still is driven almost 100 miles a day taking Karen to work.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: autolycus
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 02:19 PM

I don't drive a car so I feel very superior, I drive a bicycle, which in the last 2 and a half years has been getting this 60-y-old more fit.

I love driving,and just not into cars,tho' driven a few.


   Ivor


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: CarolC
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 02:20 PM

2003 Kia Spectra five door. It's a good little car that gets about 25 to 30 miles per gallon depending on driving conditions. We use it as little as possible. Our other vehicle is a dodge cargo van that we needed for hauling our trailer, but we're going to be selling the van in the not too distant future.

But I love the Subarus. We used to have a Forrester until it got killed by a flying deer. I wish Subaru would produce a hybrid version of the Forrester.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Don Firth
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 02:53 PM

1999 Toyota Corolla. Excellent mileage. We have about 15,000 miles on it, which shows you how much we drive.

We have a friend who owns a Prius. He loves it. The Prius wasn't out yet when we traded in our 1983 Honda Civic.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Bill D
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 03:00 PM

here...see for yourself....the snow is why they got their pictures taken

The BIG one is a 92, and still has just over 92,000 on it....the little one is a '95....buried in the snow at back is a 77 GMC Sprint..(El Camino with different grille) it doesn't run anymore, but did last Summer..)


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: mack/misophist
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 03:11 PM

Never had a car. I have no garage and have always lived in a city where street parking is well nigh impossible. Other ehan that, I have had Honda motorcycles. The current one is called Sylvia Golden.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Janie
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 03:20 PM

1993 Mercury Sable


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 03:45 PM

'99 Ford Ranger with 162k miles. My ex-husband's company makes all the nuts and bolts for the Ranger and he was a tight ass so I know it won't fall apart on me....LOL!


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 03:50 PM

3 x year old Volvo v70 SE Estate (station wagon in US I think) Venetian Red with black leather. Loads of extras. Owned it from new. Selling it soon in favour of something smaller and more economical.
Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 03:54 PM

1999 Honda Civic LX; 2004 Honda Element.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: jimmyt
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 03:54 PM

Toyota Avelon, 2001, but effective tomorrow, Toyota Avelon, 2006. I hate cars. They are just a superior way of getting around. I call my dealor, tell him what I want and he brings it to me and I many times don't even test drive it. I also don't haggle at all. I am terrible at it. Toyotas are always what I buy, and since I am such a "Good Customer" aka sucker, I get wonderful service always. Keeps me from being frustrated.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Metchosin
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 03:55 PM

I've got a 2002 Subaru Legacy GT wagon. Love it. Bought it used and got them to reupholster it in leather, as a condition of the sale. Myself and the animals are too hard on cloth and we usually keep a car for at least 20 years.

We seriously considered a Smartcar, but I couldn't figure out how to get the dogs, hay or building materials into it or how it would manage up here in the hills when it snowed. The Smartcar is also a Mercedes subsidiary and the Mercs have a hideous reliability record.

My husband has an '86 Toyota Supra with a gazillion miles on it. Good car, but its useless when it snows and it does guzzle even more gas than the Sub. We've got to be able to get in and out with at least one car in the winter, because both are used for business purposes as well.

He's still finding himself hard pressed to come up with an alternative he likes, so he continues to keep the old bugger running. He's over 6' and went to try out a Toyota Yaris recently, but couldn't get the seat far enough back to accommodate the length of his legs. You'd think after all these years, the Japanese would be a little more accommodating of the North American market on all their car models.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Little Robyn
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 03:58 PM

A little blue Suzuki van. I bought my first one in 1979 and this is the third. There's enough room in the back to put several kids(only one was mine) and the dog as well, or just the shopping.
I even slept in the back of the first one - there's about 5 foot 6 inches to stretch out in (and I'm 5'2").
It's not fast but the size suits me and it's very economical.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: frogprince
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 05:01 PM

Mine's a '96 Ford Contour; my wife's is a '04 Toyota Camry. We've gotten 34 mpg with the Camry on a long level cruise at freeway speed.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: akenaton
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 05:16 PM

Alfa-Romeo 145......My one and only vice...Ake


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: bobad
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 05:20 PM

2000 Toyota Corolla which I purchased used a couple of years ago - it's a solid, economical vehicle which I plan to keep for at least 10 more years.

I also have a 1981 Ford F150 pickup which I've been trying to get into shape after it had languished out beside the barn for several years. I'm putting a wooden flatbed with racks on the back as the bed was totally rusted out. Have done most of the body work on the cab and it is partly painted Tremclad red. I always wanted a red truck.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 05:23 PM

85 buick sentry or century I forget. mg


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Shields Folk
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 05:31 PM

1991 Volvo 240 saloon

1969 Volkswagen Type 2


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Tootler
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 05:53 PM

2005 Vauxhall Meriva.

Should have got a diesel as I have put on more miles since I retired than when I was working :-(


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Bobert
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 08:40 PM

Shields Folks,

'69 Type II? Very cool... Not much fun on windy days, however...
I drove a '60 Type II for 15 or so years... It was a panel and had doors on both sides... Went thru at least 3 trannies and several engines but, hey, pull rear bumper (4 bolts) an' enginbe shroud ( another 4 bolt) and the engine (another 4 bolts, okay many times just 3 since lotta folks don't replace the one over the clutch lever) and wah-lah...


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Ebbie
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 08:52 PM

I don't have a car; I use the bus, taxis and friends. Sold my car when I came to Juneau, Alaska. The best little car I've ever had- it had the normal four gears plus reverse and then four more in a lower set up. I used to say that little car would climb a wall. The worst mileage I ever got from it was 34 mpg - loaded with luggage and four people going over Willamette Pass in Oregon - in normal driving I got 42. It was a Plymouth Champ hatchback, now discontinued. Of course.

I have a friend who has a small Suburu station wagon and he says he gets 52 mpg.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Mr Happy
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 10:33 PM

pore ol' micra failed MOT yesterday so had to buy anuvva motor in a hurry!

cos I need for werk [me job's drivin']

got a 1987 Fiat Brava - its HUGE!! compared wiv wot I've bin used to over last 10+ yrs.

stil figgerin' out how/if things work

nite-nite now- fallin' asleep!


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Bill D
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 10:37 PM

If I'd had a career instead of 'adventures', I'd have a Subaru.

I have never owned a new car....closest was a 1975 VW Rabbit when there was a modicum of insurance money to whoop off....and THAT was no picnic! It was one problem after another..(chief being that the wiring was not protected under the car...drive thru a puddle and it would short out) It also had an early type catalytic converter that crumbled into dust and plugged the exhaust.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: GUEST,Padre
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 10:53 PM

2000 Ford F-150 4x4
2001 Nissan Pathfinder


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: catspaw49
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 10:54 PM

Hey Mets!!!

Toyo a nogo in the snowo-o? The Bimmer was typically worthless in the snow and ice too until I bought another set of factory alloy rims from a wrecked '88 and mounted up studded tires on all four corners. She's great now, even greater on the ice we get around here.

The noise of those four studded tires though.........We call her Uber-Panzer in the winter.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: number 6
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 11:22 PM

Shouldn't you have those studded tires off by now? Law here is to have them removed by April 15th.

Sedan --- Saloon

Station Wagon --- Estate Wagon

hmmmmm ... it's all in the culture.

But a van is a van.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: catspaw49
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 11:26 PM

Yeah, they're off now......Didn't say they were on did I??? LOL.......Took them off last week! My garage floor thanks me every April.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Bert
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 11:28 PM

A Pontiac Sunfire at the moment.

Reasonably good mileage but not as good as the Nissan Sentra that finally gave up the ghost a couple of years ago.

Worst car I ever owned was a Volvo 240 - Most atrocious engineering I've ever seen.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Arne
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 11:36 PM

When I'm not riding my bike (human powered variety), a SUV ... but a hybrid one. We figured one SUV for hauling skis, bikes, and kayaks would come in handy.

Cheers,


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Arne
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 11:44 PM

Shouldn't you have those studded tires off by now? Law here is to have them removed by April 15th.

Had to put chains on the SUV last Sunday (Easter). Blizzard in the Sierras, Carson pass closed for avalanche control, and chain controls on all passes.

My old car (supplanted last December, but still in the driveway)? '85 MR2, my steady for 20 years, and 192K miles on it....

Cheers,


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: NH Dave
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 12:19 AM

A 1993 Subaru Legacy, the first AWD vehicle I've owned and it really did work, except to keep me out of the way of a Mass. driver backing out of a parking space. His insurance company "totaled" it, although it is stull perfectly drivable now. I hope to be driving a 96 Outback. I've driven Subaru Station Wagons for 27 years now, get 26 - 28 MPG, and lots of carrying space, so I'll proably continue with this make.

   Dave


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 01:16 AM

4x4 Chevy Silverado, 4 door, deisel mega truck. I love it. It takes me wherever I want to go in style and carries the whole fishing party while pulling the travel trailer. It ain't too great on fuel, but its worth the cost.

Mike

P.S. My wife drives one of the new VW Beetles. But she takes my truck when the roads are REALLY bad.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Metchosin
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 03:40 AM

Thanks for reminding me . LOL I've got studs all round on the Sub and I haven't had them taken off yet. Damn! another thing I have to do this week..... I got fined one year for driving around with them on in May. You'd think it would smarten me up.

Spaw, no point in putting them on the Supra. Fortunately we can usually manage with just one functional vehicle if the weather gets dirty.

.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: autolycus
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 05:57 AM

Have we heard about carbon emissions, people?


   Ivor


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: gnu
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 06:36 AM

Mike... "It ain't too great on fuel..." Hehehe. You could always buy a Smart Car or somethin like one a them there Suzies and keep it in the box of the Chevy so you can go for more fuel on a long trip.

My 8 1/2 year old Ford F150 4X4 (gas) extended cab gets 7.3 kpl on the highway with 700 pounds of cargo. On Goodyear AT's. I have no idea what the consumption is at crawl... and, she can crawl.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: *daylia*
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 06:54 AM

A 2001 Mazda Protege. Fine little car, great on gas, lots of pickup vrooom VROOOOOOM!-- but the cup holders are way too small. And that's my only complaint!


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 06:57 AM

Me Nissan Micra unleaded fuel 50 mpg
Geoff - Peugeot 406 Estate diesal 55mpg
sorry don't do litres or kilometres here


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 07:26 AM

Was told I was mad for buying one but my 2003 Fiat Stilo is a dream of a car. Diesel - 50+ MPG. Loads of room. Takes me all over the country in comfort and safety. Only problem is I bought the model without aircon. Haven't missed it up to now but may do if and when we get a very hot summer.

Also got a 1985 Honda CX500 Custom but am having probs getting new HT leads so it's 'sorn'd' at the mo:-(

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Metchosin
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 11:59 AM

Number 6, here in BC studded tires don't have to be off until April 30th. I guess because there are still ski bums hanging out in the hills a bit longer.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Kaleea
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 12:54 PM

1990 Pontiac Bonneville which I got used from my neices' grandmother-the proverbial once in a lifetime deal of the century grandma rarely drove it practically new but it's older kinda car. Mileage is definately better than any SUV & it holds lots of instruments. Plus, it's comfortable to sit in.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 02:05 PM

My little present to myself is now for sale, proving there is a God, and circumstances change.

A 1989 5 litre 370BHP Porsche 928S4, silver, with burgundy leather cabin, topping out at 175mph, capable of less than 7 miles a gallon, but on cruise inside legal limits, the right side of 24mpg.

Wanted one ever since Tom Cruise oozed 'Porsche, there is no substitute!' in Risky Business.

So why am I selling her? Because I feel a bit of a wanker driving her, and enjoy the anonymity of my pipe and slippers Peugeot 406, although my right foot is a lot heavier than them Ducks!


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: bobad
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 03:46 PM

Peugeot eh! You know what they about French made cars - "the French copy no one and no one copies the French."


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: kendall
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 04:11 PM

2001 Hyundai Sonata 4 cyl. Comfortable, economical, sensible.
also a 1998 Dodge neon. Basic, very good milage, snappy, other than that, nothing special.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 04:37 PM

2005 Nissan Altima. If I play Trunk Tetris well enough, we can fit two suitcases, three guitars, and our songbook bags. I'm averaging 23-25mpg depending on how much highway driving I've been doing.

Sheryl drives a '99 Corolla.

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 06:17 PM

At this time, I'm driving my 2001 3/4 ton GMC Savana cargo van. It's a major gas-hog, but a heavy-duty van is essential for my business. I ordinarilly use it for business only, but our other car died a few months back and I haven't yet made enough money this year to replace it. I hope to pick up something economical within the next few weeks. We don't do too much personal driving, but we do live 50 miles from the nearest city and average a couple of trips in per week. A decent second-hand economy car with around 30 MPG would pay for itself in fuel savings in about a year.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: LilyFestre
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 07:31 PM

I drive a 2001 Ford Explorer. I had a Geo Metro for the longest time but after a few trips walking up the mountain during a snow storm because I couldn't get home and after the death of a co-worker driving the same kind of car in a minor accident (something that should NOT have resulted in death if the car had provided ANY kind of protection), I now have the 4x4 beast. It IS a gas hog but the safety issue on bad roads is worth it to me....besides, I am eyeing a scooter for nice weather use...they top out at 65 miles per hour and 90 miles to the gallon.....WOOOO HOOOO...I wave to my scooter (got it all picked out) every time I drive by the dealer.

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: kendall
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 07:40 PM

But a scooter gives you NO protection in a crash.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: LilyFestre
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 10:05 PM

True but then there's the fun element!

Michelle

PS. I still have the Metro if I really wanted to drive it...course it would probably cost more to get it road ready than it's worth at this point.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Emma B
Date: 21 Apr 06 - 06:27 AM

At the moment a small economical Citroen Saxo. This is my 5th small Citroen car starting with the 2CV in the year dot but unfortunately time overtakes us all and I will soon need a new model capable of transporting a tent, chairs, portable toilet, cooker, table, portable fridge, case of wine, food, bedding,and a wardrobe full of clothing and all the other necessities of "folk camping"
Any suggestions? - oh and it must do 60mpg + :)


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: dwditty
Date: 21 Apr 06 - 07:02 AM

Now I am going to have to listen to Bill Morrissey's "Car & Driver" (from his Standing Eight CD) to paint a clear mental picture of all of you based on the car you drive.

dw


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: John P
Date: 21 Apr 06 - 09:45 AM

2000 Honda Civic hatchback. It was the best gas mileage (~35) I could afford. It drives like a dream and every mechanic who's seen it says it will run forever if I change the oil regularly.

When are electric cars going to be widely available and affordable, along with electricity that isn't created by burning fossil fuels??

John Peekstok


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Folkiedave
Date: 21 Apr 06 - 10:15 AM

Toyota fan. I have a 2.00 litre diesel with one hundred thousand miles and it looks and drives like new.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 21 Apr 06 - 01:20 PM

a scooter gives you NO protection in a crash

COURSE it does. Panels, leg shields, screens. Scooters are for wimps. Get a chopper.

:D (tG)


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Alice
Date: 21 Apr 06 - 06:58 PM

A 1991 Subaru Legacy sationwagon. Less than 100,000 miles on it. I ordered it custom from the manufacturer.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: LilyFestre
Date: 21 Apr 06 - 08:13 PM

DtG,

   Everybody has a chopper or a bike...I want something UNIQUE! :)

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 21 Apr 06 - 08:22 PM

'96 Chevy Lumina sedan with 320,000+ miles. Original engine, 2nd Xmission, and 4 radiators later. The beast still gets 24+ mpg combined mileage. It is now a race to see which expires first--John or the car; I'm rooting for the car, but not anytime soon.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: GUEST,Chuck from the Whirlybirds (anyone remember
Date: 21 Apr 06 - 08:23 PM

A chopper is the only way to go ... certainly beats land travel.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 21 Apr 06 - 10:08 PM

The last car I owned was a cream-colored Volvo called the Speeding Blintz. I got rid of it in 1972 when I joined a commune.

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: Nations, for now, are necessary evils, and mine, for now, is among the most necessary & the least evil. :||


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: bobad
Date: 21 Apr 06 - 10:37 PM

Was that Volvo a 122S Joe?

I had me one of them, it was beige, and come to think of it, it did look somewhat like a blintz.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Phot
Date: 22 Apr 06 - 07:20 PM

Still driving my lovley Landrover Discovery! Its one of the first ones off the production line (No 422 to be exact!) so she's built on a Range Rover chassis, powered by the good old Rover V8.

Also with a little luck, my Triumph T595 Daytona will be back on the road next week, after a two year lay up. Roll on hot sunny days!

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: GUEST,jets
Date: 22 Apr 06 - 10:25 PM

I am driving and enjoying my 1985 Mercedes benz 300td euro, with 118000 miles . Runs nice on used cooking oil blended with varring amounts of diesel ,depending on the ambient temperature.With the temps now above 40 I am using a blend of 3/4 oil to 1/4 diesel.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 23 Apr 06 - 12:41 PM

Used 2000 Saturn wagon with a lower mileage (than the rest of the car) engine in it -- cuz I couldn't afford a used Nissan again. Love the Nissans (alas! they no longer make a Sentra wagon), but I'm also loving my Saturn.

Now, what car do I WISH I were driving? -- 1954 MG TF, but that's not a particularly practical idea. (Damn, I wish I had my TF! AND my 1962 MGA 1600 Mark II ragtop and 1967 MGB-GT! Damn my ex-husband!)

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: John J
Date: 23 Apr 06 - 12:51 PM

1.4 diesel Ford Fiesta, 55-60mpg, but that drops to 38mpg when towing my titchy 2 berth caravan.

The rest of the time (most of the time) I pedal, walk or run...slowly.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Den
Date: 23 Apr 06 - 06:39 PM

2004 Chevy Venture, just great for 2 adults three kids and two big dogs.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Becca72
Date: 24 Apr 06 - 10:50 AM

'02 VW Passat 5 speed...absolutely LOVE it. It's got some serious guts when you need them, it's very comfortable and ain't too bad on gas mileage (about 30mpg around town), plus it's pretty shaahp lookin'!


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 24 Apr 06 - 09:01 PM

bobad: I'm afraid I don't remember its model number.

The name came from a parody of Superman that was popular among Jews at Caltech in the '50s: Faster than a speeding blintz! More powerful than a bucket of khrain! etc.

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: The trouble with competitions is that somebody wins them. :||


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: Gervase
Date: 25 Apr 06 - 09:20 AM

1984 Land Rover 90 - old, smelly, a bit tatty and noisy but still going strong, and turning in around 30mpg. Much like me, really.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: kendall
Date: 25 Apr 06 - 10:39 AM

We also have an old motor home, 33 feet, 9 mpg. We will cut down on its use, but we still plan the tour in Canada this summer.


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Subject: RE: BS: What kind of car do u drive
From: leftydee
Date: 25 Apr 06 - 02:12 PM

I drive two different cars. One, the guzzler supreme, is a 10 cylinder Ford Excursion. 12.6/gal no matter what you do. So I bought a Ford Freestyle to get better milage and, though advertised as 28-30mpg, it gets no better than 18mpg. I'm disappointed in the milage but it's the best car ever on ice and snow.

Bob


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