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Is a 'Micro-Car' in Your Future?

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Nick, May 25, 2009.

  1. dodge boy

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    Actually it's a Lotus design....
     
  2. dodge boy

    dodge boy R.I.P. Chris Henry

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    I want an H1 with an M60 mounted to the roof so I can take out my "Road Rage".... :D
     
  3. SayWhat?

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    A Taurus is no where near the size or weight of an Escalade or Mountaineer and two or more trips to carry the same cargo would defeat any fuel savings from the smaller car.
     
  4. dodge boy

    dodge boy R.I.P. Chris Henry

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    You've got to understand that people make choices, some you agree with some you don't.... Personally I think big trucks for suburbanites is someone lacking in the "manhood" department trying to overcompensate... Personally I like Muscle cars (old ones) with high horsepower and sporty cars that are agile and are fairly quick. I have a 30mpg car that I "tool around in", a '75 (not exactly a muscle car) but with a 360 cu in. small block, 4 barrel and dual exhaust that rumbles, to hit the DQ with on cruise night, it gets about 8-12 mpg and can cruise around 100-120 mph. and I have a beater for work, a 4 door 4 cylinder that actually my G/F is borrowing because she totaled her Caravan, until I find a another car before winter hits or she gets a new van.
     
  5. Richard King

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    Sure, but you are trying to make a decision for someone else, saying he shouldn't drive his SUV, just as I am making the decision for you saying YOU shouldn't drive your Taurus wagon. Of course, eventually, all these decisions will be made in Washington because "the people" aren't smart enough to make such decisions so they have to be made for us by those who are wise enough to make such decisions. Of course, those who ARE wise enough to make such decisions were sent to Washington by those who aren't smart enough to make important decisions, so, obviously, since we aren't smart enough to make wise decisions, the wrong people are in Washington. There's some logic there somewhere. ;)
     
  6. roadrunner1782

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    A 50 cal. would be better!:D
     
  7. phrelin

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    Wow. The new Fiat looks cool!:sure:
     
  8. flexoffset

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    My father has driven his Yaris for the past two years. It's suprisingly spacious considering I'm 6'3, 250 pounds.
    All things considered, I'll feel better trusting my family's safety to our '08 Sequoia.
     
  9. phrelin

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    As someone of similar size, I can tell you that the Prius my youngest rented when he came home to visit a couple of months ago was far easier to get in and out of and had way more room in it then the 2002 Ford Taurus my daughter inherited. However, there's no place to put a 4X8 piece of plywood or sheet of drywall in either.
     
  10. ProfLonghair

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    You'll have to pry my 364HP, 18MPG, 0-60 in 5.44s Hemi out of my cold, dead hands.
     
  11. flexoffset

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    Yeah. I couldn't believe the space it offered. And your are correct. No 4x8's going in the trunk. The crazy thing is I keep looking behind the steering wheel for the speedometer and forget it's in the center of the dash.
     
  12. SayWhat?

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    Oddly enough, I've had 4x8 sheets inside the wagon. They fit widthwise. They're a bit too long though, you have to strap the tailgate closed with some of the board hanging out.
     
  13. Nick

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    Beautiful -- now the Universe is in harmony! :sure:
     
  14. Richard King

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    Are you telling me you made sense out of what I was trying to say??? :grin:
     
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    That's the problem with the 'I know better than you do, so you're going to live by the rules I come up with' attitude. Like I posted earlier, I just bought one of those big-assed SUVs - an extended length Ford Expedition. I LOVE it. Could we get by with a smaller car? Actually... no, we can't. We're about to have our fifth child (I guess SOME people would have comments about how I'm being irresponsible on that front too, but I'll set that aside). Not only do we need room for bodies, but for things like car seats as well. The mini-van we have (used to be my wife's and when we traded in my car for the SUV, it became mine) wouldn't be able to hold my family. I don't know how anyone could make a blanket one-size-fits-all statement with the kind of elitist snobery that I see exhibited out there. Someone who knows NOTHING about my personal situation gets to dictate the decisions that I can make? I have an idea - instead of that corportists/statist nonsense, how about we follow what's actually set forth in the Constitution and allow all men (and women) the right for life, liberty, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. And my Expedition makes me mighty happy :). If you (not YOU specifically, but generically) don't like big SUVs... I have a great idea. DON'T BUY ONE. Freedom... it's a beautiful thing.
     
  17. sideswipe

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    interesting read in Car & Driver this month, 2 hybrids vs 1998 Chevy Metro lol metro finished last due to amenities but still averaged over 42mpg on 600 mile trip when others under 40mpg now city driving visa versa, but this is a 10+yr old car & they have yet to do better?

    (note my previous post im not going mini)
     
  18. Supramom2000

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    I am SO with you on that. We have a mid-size SUV and with a toddler car seat in the middle of the back seat, my twin teen-age boys barely fit on either side of her. Throw in the dog and all the sports equipment and we are squashed!! And since we had 7 feet of snow last winter added to the fact that I do construction inspections out in the boonies, and I have to have 4-wheel drive. We had so much snow that our snow blower broke 3 times and I actually got stuck in my own driveway once!
     
  19. Richard King

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    I'm still driving my Hyundai Santa Fe that I bought new in 2001 (144,000 miles so far). It's a small SUV and some here would probably frown on my owning that since I am the only person in the house and 99.9% of my driving is solo, BUT, I use it for hauling all sorts of "things". When I do satellite installs (rare now) I carry my Little Giant Ladder on the roof and all the tools in the back. I hauled a trailer around for much of the time I was working on the hurricane house. It's a great vehicle and serves its purpose for my needs. People REALLY would have "hated" me for the Jaguar XJ-6 that I owned before that though.
     
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