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Old 07-30-11, 11:41 AM   #751
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still have no idea how my 1987 hyundai got 40+mpg (and gas was under a dollar) and i was still able to get up to 100mph and almost 25yrs later......

only thing cars are good for is hitting me
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Old 07-30-11, 09:23 PM   #752
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still have no idea how my 1987 hyundai got 40+mpg (and gas was under a dollar) and i was still able to get up to 100mph and almost 25yrs later......

only thing cars are good for is hitting me
Yeah man, my Elantra is the ****. Gets like 30 mph and is at over 100,000 without any major failures/expenses. Also, the back seat can fit both my bikes!
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Old 08-01-11, 11:55 AM   #753
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Yeah man, my Elantra is the ****. Gets like 30 mph and is at over 100,000 without any major failures/expenses. Also, the back seat can fit both my bikes!
Happy to hear it, my Tiburon is running steady and can fit two bikes as well.
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Old 08-01-11, 12:12 PM   #754
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Yeah man, my Elantra is the ****. Gets like 30 mph and is at over 100,000 without any major failures/expenses. Also, the back seat can fit both my bikes!
i wish my car could get 30mpg!
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Old 08-01-11, 03:41 PM   #755
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30+ in my 85 Fiero.
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Old 08-01-11, 04:14 PM   #756
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30+ in my 85 Fiero.
Yum, poor man's ferrari; no offense meant whatsoever, it's a common saying.

I don't see many of these on the road anymore and lot in the backyards or driveways of people in a non - drivable state..... do they supposedly break down easily?
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Old 08-01-11, 04:15 PM   #757
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I drive a 2001 Volvo XC70 and get 20 mpg if I'm lucky. That's something of a confession right there.

Additional confession: I went through the trouble of boxing my bike up in order to take it to Baltimore via Megabus, and only ended up riding it for about four miles to go a used book store.
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Old 08-01-11, 04:41 PM   #758
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30+ in my 85 Fiero.
I used to know a guy that had 4 of these, one for each season!
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Old 08-01-11, 04:52 PM   #759
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Yum, poor man's ferrari; no offense meant whatsoever, it's a common saying.

I don't see many of these on the road anymore and lot in the backyards or driveways of people in a non - drivable state..... do they supposedly break down easily?
None taken. I read in a Car and Driver or something of the like from back in the day that the handling was no better than a Civic... but was safer than a Volvo.
I seem to see a lot of them in that state too. A little tear seems to make its way out.

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I used to know a guy that had 4 of these, one for each season!
This is ridic.
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Old 08-01-11, 07:41 PM   #760
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Petition to change the title of this thread.
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Old 08-01-11, 10:57 PM   #761
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Old 08-01-11, 11:31 PM   #762
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Old 08-01-11, 11:46 PM   #763
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to add to the current theme:
I drive my car WAY more than I ride my bike. However, that stands to reason as I spend way more money on car parts and I am a better driver than I am a cyclist. Something about setting off down an empty, winding mountain road at dawn or at dusk with the top down just strikes me as pure bliss.
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Old 08-01-11, 11:56 PM   #764
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What should the new title of the thread be? From "confessions" to "Wallowing in Automobilage/Sin"?
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Old 08-02-11, 12:01 AM   #765
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Oh yea, I forgot to add I am totally gaybones and I drive a girly convertible.
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Old 08-02-11, 01:09 AM   #766
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I really dig the Specalized Langster with the sloped top tube and everything.
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Old 08-02-11, 08:05 AM   #767
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Old 08-02-11, 08:14 AM   #768
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I sold my Subaru Legacy GT wagon last year and - except when I occasionally drive Angie's WRX - have been pretty much car-free ever since.
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Yeah yeah I know, I dunno why but I really just like them and when I Get back stateside if I can find one at a LBS I may even purchase one (Double cringe I'm sure) But hey I'm ok with that
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Old 08-02-11, 09:16 AM   #770
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of all the dum ass cars i had, i miss my MKI MR2 the most (even tho it spin like a top)
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Old 08-02-11, 11:56 AM   #772
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of all the dum ass cars i had, i miss my MKI MR2 the most (even tho it spin like a top)
Those MR cars love to spin out, they're crazy.
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Old 08-02-11, 12:06 PM   #773
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I drive a gas guzzling SUV. I hate it, but free is the right price. It tends to sit in my 60 dollar a month parking spot for weeks at a time.
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I'm ready to go roadie. Kit and all...

Except last time I rode a road bike I hit an island in a parking lot because I couldn't figure out how to stop.
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Except last time I rode a road bike I hit an island in a parking lot because I couldn't figure out how to stop.
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