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    Over 50 now...time to buy a Buick.....

    ...but I just couldn't do it. Had to get this instead.

    It sure is different than the ten year old POS Accord I've been driving.




    Ok, to be honest....this in not my car, but it's a pic of one that's exactly like it.

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    Nice. I call shotgun
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    How many bodies can you fit in the trunk?

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    Good thing you called it 'cause you would not fit in the back.

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    Drive it like Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer View Post
    Good thing you called it 'cause you would not fit in the back.
    The last room mate I had before I got married had a Mustang GT. I barely fit in it. Those things are not voluminous inside. Fast, yes.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Specs? Where is it on the Fun-O-Meter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Mouse View Post
    Specs? Where is it on the Fun-O-Meter?
    LOL...I just picked it up last night and have driven it maybe 30 miles at the most. So I can't really give a fun-o-meter report just yet. I'm gonna baby it for a while. I'm old school I guess, but I think a car needs to have a few thousand miles on before it gets driven too hard. It's one of the new 2011 V6 cars ....rated 305 horsepower and 31mpg highway. HP rating is about the same as last years GT I think. It should be fun and fairly economical.

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    How many bikes fit in it?
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    Exactly ZERO. That's what the wife's car(or my truck) is for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer View Post
    LOL...I just picked it up last night and have driven it maybe 30 miles at the most. So I can't really give a fun-o-meter report just yet. I'm gonna baby it for a while. I'm old school I guess, but I think a car needs to have a few thousand miles on before it gets driven too hard. It's one of the new 2011 V6 cars ....rated 305 horsepower and 31mpg highway. HP rating is about the same as last years GT I think. It should be fun and fairly economical.
    That's pretty impressive. You got the fastest color, too!

    Nice ride!!

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    Thanks, I think the wife was more excited about getting it than I was....but I was ready for something other than a grandma car. If it gets anywhere close to the rated 31 I will be pleased. Last I checked, the Honda was getting about 29.

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    Heh, when I was 24 I wanted a Buick but I couldn't afford it, so I bought an ION instead.

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    Humph! Kids! I like my Buick!

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    I'm over 50 and I bought a Cadillac.... because I wanted 4 doors. But then it also has a Corvette V8 and 6-speed manual transmission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldowales View Post
    Humph! Kids! I like my Buick!
    No disrespect intended. I just can't see myself in one.....yet. Maybe in ten or fifteen years.

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    I'm over 50 and I am a Buick.

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    This Ford Sync think is pretty sweet. Sirius Radio, CD/MP3, AM/FM, Aux(USB), and Phone control. I've only been playing with it for an hour or so, but I just got a simple 4gb flash drive filled with music and a 16GB Sansa MP3 player to "Sync" and play right thru the USB connection in the car. Now I just have to figure out how to control it using voice commands. I need a teenager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer View Post
    I need a teenager.
    Yes, you need to complete the mid life crisis look. A hot 18-19 yo to sit next to you and fiddle w/ the knobs.
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    Oh look, another v6 mustang. I'm glad I don't see a million of those everyday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jyossarian View Post
    Yes, you need to complete the mid life crisis look. A hot 18-19 yo to sit next to you and fiddle w/ the knobs.
    I have mentioned this very thing to Ms. MillCreek 3.0: that I need a mid-life crisis convertible with a 21 year old in a tight tube top in the passenger seat and a case of Budweiser in the back seat. She accurately pointed out that I would rather die than drink Budweiser, so I give her props for that.
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    No lumber rack possibility = Fail
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    No lumber rack possibility = Fail
    When you're over 50, you have enough trouble 'getting wood' !

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    Sad, but true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer View Post
    I'm gonna baby it for a while. I'm old school I guess, but I think a car needs to have a few thousand miles on before it gets driven too hard.
    You know, at the factory they rev those engines up to "OMFG IT'S GONNA EXPLODE!!!!" RPMs to ensure that the engine is stable, right? You're not doing yourself or that engine a service by driving it like a Grandma. Drive it normally. Hell, drive it like you stole it. Get those rings to seat properly.

    Then, get your first oil change after a few hundred miles.

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