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Old 07-19-2007, 06:16 PM   #241  
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My father-in-law figured it up that he spent almost $20 a day in gas to drive to work in back (He drives/drove a large F-150). He looked into it and decided to buy a Toyota Yaris. It gets like 38 or something miles per gallon. To be honest I make fun of him because it looks like a clown car, but then he laughs back at me because it gets over twice as good of gas than my SUV. He also explained to me how he is SAVING money by buying the car. I guess he's saving $200+ a month.....even after he pays for the insurance, car payment, and gas money for his Yaris......so it's a great deal for him.
He didn't trade in his F150 did he? I love those trucks and it would be good to just keep it around for having fun, hauling, and typical stuff you can't do with a "clown" car. I think the Honda Fit looks even more like a clown car.
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He didn't trade in his F150 did he? I love those trucks and it would be good to just keep it around for having fun, hauling, and typical stuff you can't do with a "clown" car. I think the Honda Fit looks even more like a clown car.

No he def. kept the F-150 for hauling and doing all the other stuff too. They're wanting to buy a camper, so I'm pretty sure the new car couldn't haul a camper lol. But from what I hear he loves the car, I'm sure he loves saving the money more than he loves the car. I mean let's get real...an F-150 is much more manly then a little dinky car.
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You pro-Nuke guys catch the little mishap from the Earthquake in Japan?
Are you speaking of the latest 6.8 Japanese earthquake?

The one that caused 317 gallons of slightly radiactive water to leak into the Sea of Japan and a much smaller amount to leak into the turned off exhaust fans of the Kashiwazaki nuclear power plant?

If you had read all of the informtion, you would know that Japan is one of the most earthquake prone areas in the world and their nuclear power plannts are for the most part located near or on top of the fault lines and even with this huge earthquake the slightly radioactive water/waste spilled was not dangerous enough to pose any health or enviromental risks.

So what exactly was your point? Except for a relatively few areas in the US,we are not prone to excessive earthquake activity and the nuclear power plant effected was an 20 year old design and the new designed nuclear "Pebble Bed" reactors could not even acheive a partial meltdown and built to withstand even that powerful of an earthquake.

I would like to hear your reason for being against new technology Nuclear power plants being constructed and used?

Come on convince me, I'm open to reasons and points that conflict with my opinions, if well stated and backed up with proof.
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Old 07-21-2007, 12:35 PM   #244  
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That's very subjective to a mentallity dude.

The whole idea of "manly" is screwed really. Talk about limiting yourself by being pigeon-holed.

By birth/default I'm a man...who cares what I drive. If someone is judging me by that, I don't need to know them, period !

But I drive a '99 Jeep Cherokee classic and a '05 Toyota matrix sport. Attached both. Beacuase of the gas prices, we drive the matrix most of the time however, and have the Jeep currently for sale.

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Old 07-21-2007, 01:01 PM   #245  
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I think the Porsche Spider (like James Dean died in) is a very manly car and it is very small.

I have owned pick-ups, Jeep CJ7s and at one time wanted a Land Rover Defender 90 but, owning one did not make me believe I was more manly then when I drove my souped up Porsche 914 2.0 with racing flairs and lowered suspension.
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I agree, my point is the only qualification to be a man is god given,(unless you get surgery...bluk!) thats all I was saying.

...and please everyone, this has nothing to do with religion.

I don't live by object approval, so I guess I don't judge other's that way either. Mostly, no-one is perfect.

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If what one drives made one more manly.....my wife would have a bigger pair then most....
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Old 07-21-2007, 02:05 PM   #248  
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Honestly, the gas prices don't bother me as much as does the dependence on foreign oil, the pocket lining of these criminal enterprises we know as oil companies, and the environmental damage done by carbon emissions.

I don't drive much to begin with, but I'm definitely rethinking my vehicle purchases. I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd that gets like 15 mpg, that is on its way out, and my BMW gets under 20, that is also on its way out.

I arrived at a crossroads between supporting American companies, like GM, or Chrysler, or getting something Japanese that is easier on the environment. I've decided that carbon emissions are more important to me than funding some prehistoric American company that refuses to get their act together. I say screw General Motors. Once they get their mpg standards high enough to be able to sell their cars in China, (which they can't) then maybe I'll buy another GM.

Looking at buying an Acura, but no more SUV's. I'll support any company that actually cares about making a difference.
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Maybe it is time for a new topic:

"Does anyone driving in an altered state care about outrageous gas prices?"
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Honestly, the gas prices don't bother me as much as does the dependence on foreign oil, the pocket lining of these criminal enterprises we know as oil companies, and the environmental damage done by carbon emissions.

I don't drive much to begin with, but I'm definitely rethinking my vehicle purchases. I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd that gets like 15 mpg, that is on its way out, and my BMW gets under 20, that is also on its way out.

I arrived at a crossroads between supporting American companies, like GM, or Chrysler, or getting something Japanese that is easier on the environment. I've decided that carbon emissions are more important to me than funding some prehistoric American company that refuses to get their act together. I say screw General Motors. Once they get their mpg standards high enough to be able to sell their cars in China, (which they can't) then maybe I'll buy another GM.

Looking at buying an Acura, but no more SUV's. I'll support any company that actually cares about making a difference.
Not trying to change your mind but there are a couple of SUVs that get in the low to high 20s (in the city) not only the highway.

The Saturn Vue Hybrid 4WD
23 mpg city 29 mpg Hwy.

The Mercury Mariner Hybrid 4WD
27 mpg city 26 mpg Hwy.

The Jeep Compass
22 mpg city 28 mpg Hwy.

The Honda CRV 2WD
20 mpg city 27 mpg Hwy.

Just thought you might like to know, You could still drive a SUV and get much better gas mileage.
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No he def. kept the F-150 for hauling and doing all the other stuff too. They're wanting to buy a camper, so I'm pretty sure the new car couldn't haul a camper lol. But from what I hear he loves the car, I'm sure he loves saving the money more than he loves the car. I mean let's get real...an F-150 is much more manly then a little dinky car.
That's definately good then! It is pretty much how I am doing things as I daily drive my Ford Focus while driving my SUV on trips as well as for special occasions. For people who have a gas guzzling vehicle, many really don't know how affordable it is to buy a second car as slightly used vehicles like the Focus are an incredible buy due to their HORRIBLE resale value. It really isn't necessary to simply dump their trucks/suv's when you can look in the paper and buy a brand new Focus for $10 during clearance, or get a 1 or 2 year used vehicle with 20k miles for as little as $5-7k.
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Not trying to change your mind but there are a couple of SUVs that get in the low to high 20s (in the city) not only the highway.

The Saturn Vue Hybrid 4WD
23 mpg city 29 mpg Hwy.
Yeah you're right. Actually, funny you mention the Saturn Vue. I've always hated these things, but the upcoming 2008 model is actually pretty awesome. And its got the Nav option. I'm probably going to check into one of those
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Are you kidding me? I'm not saying that because someone has a huge truck that makes them a man, nor am I saying that because they drive a dinky car they're not a man. I'm saying a huge truck like that is viewed as a manly persona. Look at the commercials...you don't see the yaris splashing through the mud and a rugged individual stepping out of it.

Also your little statement about being a man by birth, I disagree. You are MALE by birth. A man is something one becomes by taking responsibility for his family and himself. I guess our society wouldn't really understand that though with the rapid increase of abandoning fathers.


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That's very subjective to a mentallity dude.

The whole idea of "manly" is screwed really. Talk about limiting yourself by being pigeon-holed.

By birth/default I'm a man...who cares what I drive. If someone is judging me by that, I don't need to know them, period !

But I drive a '99 Jeep Cherokee classic and a '05 Toyota matrix sport. Attached both. Beacuase of the gas prices, we drive the matrix most of the time however, and have the Jeep currently for sale.

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Maybe it is time for a new topic:

"Does anyone driving in an altered state care about outrageous gas prices?"
LOL...I agree.
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The VUE was smart adopting the Honda V6 used in the MDX and Pilot.
I like some of the styling of the newer Saturns, and their pricing is reasonable. Somehow still can not warm up to them too much.
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