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Offline blue911

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Re: The Garage
« Reply #125: February 04, 2010, 02:01:42 PM »
I went to a motorcycle show a few years ago where they were raffling off one of these:




Inline 4 cylinder, air cooled. I have to believe that the #4 cylinder seized before you got to the end of the block.

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« Reply #126: February 04, 2010, 03:18:38 PM »
Amazing that you put that many miles on a bike, that is a ton of riding not to mention awesome durability. They sure don't make em like that anymore. And Indian 4's are pretty cool although I prefer the earlier scouts



My great grandpa was leaving a bar up in Northern Indiana one night when he took a "wrong turn" and drove his Indian off a dock into Lake Michigan, where it stills sits to this day.

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« Reply #127: February 04, 2010, 03:21:02 PM »
Amazing that you put that many miles on a bike, that is a ton of riding not to mention awesome durability. They sure don't make em like that anymore. And Indian 4's are pretty cool although I prefer the earlier scouts


My great grandpa was leaving a bar up in Northern Indiana one night when he took a "wrong turn" and drove his Indian off a dock into Lake Michigan, where it stills sits to this day.

The Scouts were flathead 45's?

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« Reply #128: February 04, 2010, 03:54:18 PM »
Not sure what years or models exactly but a lot of the older scouts were as well as the chiefs also.


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« Reply #129: February 04, 2010, 04:01:43 PM »
Not sure what years or models exactly but a lot of the older scouts were as well as the chiefs also.

I don't know much about Indians. The Harley 45's were tanks. They used to dominate the hill climbs (I don't know if they even run those anymore).

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Re: The Garage
« Reply #130: February 11, 2010, 12:34:18 AM »
I had a 2001 Z/24 Cavalier and had a similar issue with the windows. My driver side window would stick when it was down. I'd have to hit the switch back and forth a couple times and then it would work.

Now I have my baby: 2006 Dodge Charger R/T.




The wife has a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer Ext w/5.3ltr V8. It's absolutely loaded.

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Re: The Garage
« Reply #133: February 17, 2010, 10:09:19 AM »
What is a "burnout"? 

Offline CJames0569

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« Reply #134: February 17, 2010, 10:10:44 AM »
What is a "burnout"?  

 :old:

jk it's where you spin the drive tires on a car and create white smoke. Also called "peeling out", it's stupid because it tears up your car and ruins your tires.

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« Reply #135: February 17, 2010, 10:18:57 AM »
Ah, I see.  Reminds me of that video Steinberg posted on the Bog of the passed-out Phillies fan in the driver's seat of his car with the engine on and his foot pressing the gas to the floor. 

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jk it's where you spin the drive tires on a car and create white smoke. Also called "peeling out", it's stupid because it tears up your car and ruins your tires.

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« Reply #136: February 17, 2010, 11:58:00 AM »
Ah, I see.  Reminds me of that video Steinberg posted on the Bog of the passed-out Phillies fan in the driver's seat of his car with the engine on and his foot pressing the gas to the floor. 


Someone mistook Tony Larussa for a Phillies fan?

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Re: The Garage
« Reply #137: March 13, 2010, 11:59:43 AM »
I'm thinking of the '10 Chevy Malibu.  The 4 cylinder engine gives me pause, but I think Chevy or Subaru or Mazda are the three companies I'm willing to go with right now.

The '10 Ford Focus is a surprisingly great car - I just rented one a few weeks ago.

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« Reply #138: March 13, 2010, 12:42:23 PM »
Are you looking a midsize then?

I think the 2010 Focus looks like barf, but the 2012 one looks great.

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« Reply #139: March 13, 2010, 12:45:34 PM »
Are you looking a midsize then?

I think the 2010 Focus looks like barf, but the 2012 one looks great.

It was the new one that everyone likes, at least I think so. It was a gas miser, so I appreciated that. But yeah, a midsize is safer than a compact I think, and everyone loves the Malibu.

Plus there's a theme song:

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Re: The Garage
« Reply #140: March 13, 2010, 01:04:18 PM »
For MIDSIZE the Ford Fusion Hybrid has gotten rave reviews.  There's also a flex fuel one as I understand it.

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« Reply #141: March 13, 2010, 01:05:42 PM »
For MIDSIZE the Ford Fusion Hybrid has gotten rave reviews.  There's also a flex fuel one as I understand it.

Hybrid :thumbs:

Flex fuel :spaz:

Ethanol is not the answer in my opinion, but the oil companies love the idea, as does Big Agriculture.

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Re: The Garage
« Reply #142: March 13, 2010, 01:49:02 PM »
The Mazda 6 is a nice looking car too.

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« Reply #143: March 13, 2010, 02:05:03 PM »
I have yet to meet a Mazda 6 owner who ins't gushing like a school girl about how dreamy their Mazda 6 is on a regular, unprompted schedule.

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Re: The Garage
« Reply #144: March 13, 2010, 02:09:32 PM »
They're good cars.  The Fusion is too, both it and the 6 are based on the same platform.

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« Reply #145: March 13, 2010, 03:41:44 PM »
Are you looking a midsize then?

I think the 2010 Focus looks like barf, but the 2012 one looks great.

2010 Focus


2012 Focus


They don't look radically different to me, though I like the 2012 one a bit better.

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« Reply #146: March 13, 2010, 03:46:46 PM »
I think he is talking about the 2010 US Focus, unless he has made a trip to Europe.

2010 US Focus:



2012 US Focus:


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« Reply #147: March 13, 2010, 04:14:47 PM »
I think he is talking about the 2010 US Focus, unless he has made a trip to Europe.

2010 US Focus:


Oh, that makes a lot more sense.  For decades we get the crappiest looking cars while the Europeans get the good ones.  FINALLY Ford is waking up to that. 

I know the 2010 Focus is a big seller, has many attributes, but it's got econobox written all over its looks.

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Re: The Garage
« Reply #148: March 13, 2010, 04:23:57 PM »
The interior is even worse, with an ugly, cheap looking swath of gray plastic.



Thankfully, the next US Focus will be the same car as the next Euro Focus.

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« Reply #149: March 13, 2010, 04:26:36 PM »
The interior is even worse, with an ugly, cheap looking swath of gray plastic.

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Thankfully, the next US Focus will be the same car as the next Euro Focus.

I wish Ford would make something I want.  I'd buy that Euro Focus if it was well made and handled like my BMW 323i.  I'm up to 155k and thinking ahead to when I get to 200k miles and replacement time.