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Old 11-23-22, 01:15 PM
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I still have the same car I bought in 1971.
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Old 11-23-22, 03:47 PM
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I still have the same car I bought in 1971.
Some jackwagon kid hit and totaled my 18 year old car while it was parked in broad daylight. Claimed sun glare. BS. The sun was way too high in the sky. Ran straight into the thing. He had just left his house. My money says he was texting someone to tell them he was on his way.
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Old 11-23-22, 07:43 PM
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Some jackwagon kid hit and totaled my 18 year old car while it was parked in broad daylight. Claimed sun glare. BS. The sun was way too high in the sky. Ran straight into the thing. He had just left his house. My money says he was texting someone to tell them he was on his way.

Mine was hit between the grill and the right head by a drunk at a bar. Had it fix. It's a 71 400hp 350 with one of the first NOS kits they came out with.
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Mine was hit between the grill and the right head by a drunk at a bar. Had it fix. It's a 71 400hp 350 with one of the first NOS kits they came out with.
Iím generally not a car person (My Subaru that I bought home in July of 2016 has about 18,500 miles on it), but I do like the look of a lot of old muscle cars.
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Old 11-24-22, 09:53 AM
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Probably more inaccurate than anyone who hasn't lived here could ever imagine!
I lived in Jeddah for a while (hated it, but I am not going to sit here and speak ill of your home in a public forum). I have to agree, there were a lot of places where the word "slums" seems to fit best. I definitely noticed the lack of jobs for young men. It seemed the only jobs for young men were the various police forces and the military.

. . . thinking about it, I do remember some retail clerks. That said, it seemed that many of the jobs, normally taken by young men, were being done by incredible numbers of foreign workers.

I rode the folding bike that I had brought with me. However, most of the streets were not well suited to cycling, definitely less so than in the US and UK. I rode anyways, mostly to deal with the boredom. I should have gotten into video gaming or something like that. As it was, I was just going out of my mind with boredom and I gave up and left early so, I am now persona non-grata in KSA.

As far as financial decisions and bike prices. I get the same with my commuter bike, which is a priority current (the wind in this town is just unreal). I generally don't answer the "how much was it?" question. However, as a teacher, I do tell them how to look up the price on their own. Most of the students, when they see the price, are stunned.

It really just comes down to what a person values. As I often say, my house is a dump, but when I was thinking about making a down payment on a nicer, and newer, house I realized that I could buy an old house for the price of the down payment alone. So I bought what I could write a check for. I clearly valued the feeling of having a paid-for house more than I value a newer house.

As far as cars, yes, I am no longer car free, I have an old Toyota FJ for real extreme weather and when I need to carry something. I have no real plans of getting rid of it until I can afford an electric car. Besides, most of my motoring miles are on my Moto Guzzi motorcycle anyways.

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Old 11-25-22, 05:30 PM
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Mine was hit between the grill and the right head by a drunk at a bar. Had it fix. It's a 71 400hp 350 with one of the first NOS kits they came out with.
lovely 1971 camaro
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Old 11-25-22, 06:04 PM
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