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    Very nice car PK.

    Ahhhhh... An old machine from a better vanished time before The Motor Law.

    They used to make automobiles out of a thing called "METAL" as I recall from my youth...

    Glad that you had such a nice piece of authentic Detroit iron. Cherish the memories.
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    Exactly...air bags are for babies lol.

    Actually one lady rear-ended me one day going 30-40. My car had a small dent in the rear fender and bumper. Her Toyota SUV ended up about 6" shorter and her fender and bumper fell off. I win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phissionkorps View Post
    All you needed was a sweet personalized license plate like "BIG RED," lol.

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    So basically, it was stolen? lol.
    Those dang parents always thinking they know what's best for you...

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    8mpg really does a number on your wallet :P
    Except for gas was $0.69/gallon like when I started driving... I'm sure some other members can even beat that!

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    Ahhhhh... An old machine from a better vanished time before The Motor Law.

    They used to make automobiles out of a thing called "METAL" as I recall from my youth...
    lol. That reminds me of my dad and his brother. They tell the story of their old Chevy Corvair. They claimed that only warning they got with that car was that "it was dangerous at any speed," lol.

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    My best car was a 71 Alfa Romeo GTV. It wouldn't have won a demolition derby against Detroit iron, but it had Alfa's classic aluminum DOHC engine and 5-spd transmission. Cost me $2,500 in 1984.

    As for the crumpling characterisitcs of modern cars, lots of dead people used to be pulled out of rigid, fairly undamaged cars after accidents. Now live people are pulled out of cars with accordioned front ends. The live ones didn't lose.
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    Corvere?!? Shame on you; even that Toyota SUV driver might have been able to spell it. By the way, Ralph Nader's famous book about auto safety in general and the Corvair in particular was Unsafe at Any Speed.
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    My mom had two Corvairs and a Pinto. And look who's still alive lol
    You don't drive Detroit iron, it drives you

    When I started driving, I think gas was like....$1.08...somewhere around there. I thought it was expensive back then because I only worked part time. I'd love to get those prices now! Oh well, my 06 Chevy Malibu is awesome and gets like 21 mpg after driving in the city for a couple months (I don't take long trips too often and we don't have freeways in Lubbock). On the Highway I get about 31. Coupled with the fact that I rarely drive except to the gym since I work from home, I only fill up once every 2-3 weeks.

    My best scenario would be having that Nova again, but having a Prius or something as a daily driver. I'll tell you what I don't miss though, is not having air conditioning, power windows, power steering, and especially power brakes.
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    I have a lot of admiration for Ralph Nader, certainly until the last few years. I do think picking on the Corvair was wrong, but he prevented a lot of deaths and injuries with the rest of his crusade against the auto industry. As for the Pinto, a simple redesign would have corrected the problem, but Ford decided it was cheaper to settle the occasional lawsuit and then, when the publicity got too hot, it quit making them. That's just plain stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by herenorthere View Post
    Corvere?!? Shame on you; even that Toyota SUV driver might have been able to spell it. By the way, Ralph Nader's famous book about auto safety in general and the Corvair in particular was Unsafe at Any Speed.
    lol. My humble apologies! I have corrected my obvious lack of care for cars for posterities sake! lol. If it gets me any points back I knew it looked wrong! I had heard of Nader's book but did not know the Corvair was such a focal point. I'll have to shame my father now since his "joke" was not original! Or maybe Nader stole the title from my dad...

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