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Old 01-14-23, 06:08 PM
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I'm sure Fargo has some nice qualities, possibly a nice place to explore for a few weeks during the summer. But this is wrong:
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And believe it or not, once you get used to it 20F is fairly pleasant, as long as the wind isn't ripping down from Manitoba.
Maybe you get used to 20F days, but I'm never going to get used to even 40F days, in the sense that they feel normal. They're anything but pleasant. Winter is survived/tolerated, not enjoyed.
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By the way, our SIL was stationed near Memphis for 4 years and we did visit them there. Didn't see anything that made us say "I would enjoy living here", which is rare for us.
Memphis is in another grand division, nearly 400 miles from here. Different time zone, culture, completely different geography.
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Old 01-14-23, 06:24 PM
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Agree, 40 = 20 for all intents and purposes.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
RIP 'hawks.

Sorry, LOP.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Back in the day someone I worked with had a Toyota version of this. The lights that popped out of the hood are classic.
The first brand new car I ever bought, and one of our favorite blue cars, was a 1986 Acura Integra with a 5-speed manual.

Looked exactly like this. I do have some good pictures of the actual car, but they aren't digital and I don't feel like scanning them.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
The first brand new car I ever bought, and one of our favorite blue cars, was a 1986 Acura Integra with a 5-speed manual.

Looked exactly like this. I do have some good pictures of the actual car, but they aren't digital and I don't feel like scanning them.
That was my first car - my sister’s hand me down. A gold LS 2 door. What a great car that was. I ended up selling it to a friend who took it to almost 300K miles before his wife made him get rid of it before they had kids. He must have had that for 10 years.
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The early Integras were fun cars.

I had a ‘93 Vigor that I really liked. Not as tossable as an Integra, but it would eat up highway miles quickly. At that time, I was driving to Houston about monthly, so that was good.

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Originally Posted by rjones28
I do have some good pictures of the actual car, but they aren't digital and I don't feel like scanning them.
Why not? Got something better to do?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
RIP 'hawks.

I'll be joining you tomorrow. At least SF has a very good chance of beating the winner of TB/DAL.
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The early Integras were fun cars.
I had a friend with a Phoenix Yellow Type R. That wasn't not fun.
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I had a friend with a Phoenix Yellow Type R. That wasn't not fun.
Why not?

They sure haven’t gone down in value - https://bringatrailer.com/listing/20...gra-type-r-29/
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Why not?

They sure haven’t gone down in value - https://bringatrailer.com/listing/20...gra-type-r-29/
Reading the comments on that one suggests it was in rough shape. Curious how it turned out. I’ve heard BAT does some shady stuff as cars get close to the sales window closing. I have no personal experience with them though.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Why not?

They sure haven’t gone down in value - https://bringatrailer.com/listing/20...gra-type-r-29/
wasn't not = was

I was just responding because it sounded like you mean only the old Tegs were fun.

Problem is I'm definitely not paying going rate for one, even without the theft issues. And with no real need for it. I want the house.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Why not? Got something better to do?
Yes.
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Some places are more expensive than others. Film at 11.
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I mean, you should see my family's faces when we talk about Austin real estate. Or Boulder.
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While we're here...
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Nearly bought another Acura in 2006. RSX. But, decided to save my pennies and got a second-hand Saab. The car's main use was traveling between Delaware and Syracuse, since we had two abodes at the time. Doesn't rate a top spot, but I liked it.

Bonus Benson content. Her first snow. 4 months old.
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I saw a sweet white/black Peugeot van the other day. Don't get to see newish Peugeots on this side of the pond much, this one is registered in Mexico. Wonder if there are dealerships down there...

New Peugeots are quite common here. There are indeed dealerships.
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Trev is going to have a long film study sesh on Monday.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Yes.
Such as?

If you're going to go on this thing about the cars you owned, shouldn't you show us the actual cars?
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Some places are more expensive than others. Film at 11.
It'd be one thing if there was actual bathroom facilities down the hall. According to that video, you only get 1/4 of a toilet. Who wants to live like that? No showering.
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Why is this allowed?

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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
wasn't not = was

I was just responding because it sounded like you mean only the old Tegs were fun.

Problem is I'm definitely not paying going rate for one, even without the theft issues. And with no real need for it. I want the house.
Nope, meant the old Integras were fun. I did not comment on the newer ones.
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I have never owned a blue car. I had a blue 86.5 Nissan king cab pickup though. But no 4WD and needed it. The next truck was an 88 of same, brown, 4WD. It got left behind in Belize.
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