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Old 07-31-20, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Do you have collision on that vehicle?
It’s a 13 year old minivan. Of course not.

Fingers crosses the estimate is 3 figures.
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Only I can drive the Saturn. It’s got a stick shift/clutch. I tried to teach mrs datlas and the girls but it was fail.
It must be protected from crashes.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
It must be protected from crashes.
Correct. I am a pretty good driver. The Saturn also has a plastic body so a minor impact leaves no dents. Not that I have had many.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
It’s a 13 year old minivan. Of course not.

Fingers crosses the estimate is 3 figures.
Didn't catch that it was that old. Fingers crossed.
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Old 07-31-20, 04:53 PM
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Didn't catch that it was that old. Fingers crossed.
Hopeful it’s not too pricey but if it is, no biggie. Would prolly get a Honda Fit or Civic if it’s a fatal injury. The car has about 160K and although my goal is 200k I won’t be too bummed if it’s done. It’s no Saturn.
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Hopeful it’s not too pricey but if it is, no biggie. Would prolly get a Honda Fit or Civic if it’s a fatal injury. The car has about 160K and although my goal is 200k I won’t be too bummed if it’s done. It’s no Saturn.
If it's a bent strut it's no big deal and they're probably available aftermarket. Best to replace them both, though. Wheel might be bent, too. Gotta do an alignment.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Correct. I am a pretty good driver. The Saturn also has a plastic body so a minor impact leaves no dents. Not that I have had many.
You might consider getting a beater car for daily driving and only take out the Saturn on special occasions.
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If it's a bent strut it's no big deal and they're probably available aftermarket. Best to replace them both, though. Wheel might be bent, too. Gotta do an alignment.
Yeah I will wait for them to let me know the damage, so to speak.
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Old 07-31-20, 05:40 PM
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What is the featured bird? #Birding



Your type of music. Enjoy.
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Correct. We've moved on to autumn.

What's the outlook for the Owls?
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I don't think I've ever worn out a jockey pulley on a road bike.
Ive worn out a couple others over the years.
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Ive worn out a couple others over the years.
Do you ride in the wet? I rarely do. I've worn them out on the mountain bike for sure. Hey, maybe they're worn out on my road bike and I just haven't checked?
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Only I can drive the Saturn. It’s got a stick shift/clutch. I tried to teach mrs datlas and the girls but it was fail.
Interesting. It was my mother who taught me, and in upstate NY a LOT of women drove sticks.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Interesting. It was my mother who taught me, and in upstate NY a LOT of women drove sticks.
While I was still working there were plenty of young people at the dealer who couldn't drive stick. Sometimes the mechanics would have to get a car for a customer because the porter couldn't do it. I don't think any of the young women there could drive them.
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Old 07-31-20, 06:41 PM
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I used to have a 6 speed toyota. I tried teaching my girl friend now wife how to drive stick in that, and she burnt out the clutch the first day. This was 12 years ago. 2 cars later she still can’t drive stick.
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There's hardly any stick cars being made now.
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Datlas I am glad your daughter is not hurt, and hope you can get the car fixed.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
There's hardly any stick cars being made now.

my next car is going to a be a new honda civic type r and it will be stick, and she will not drive it.
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my next car is going to a be a new honda civic type r and it will be stick, and she will not drive it.
My inner child wants one so bad. Not as bad as I want a quieter house, though. Also it'd just sit in the garage around here; not much fun driving.
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Is that gorges or what?
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I learned to drive stick by telling the pizza place that I could, in order to get the job.
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just put what the sign said. It’s pretty close to the hotel, had to walk through cornell to get to it. All the bridges above the falls have nets under them to help stop the college kids killing themselves.
Locally referred to as "gorging out", as I recall.
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My inner child wants one so bad. Not as bad as I want a quieter house, though. Also it'd just sit in the garage around here; not much fun driving.

I have a thing for the scion frs/subaru brz. I just really like the way that car looks. Reminds me of the supra. But it’s only 2 door and with one child plus another one in the future it won’t work. Honda made a 4 door sedan look sexy, and it has a little hatch back thing going. It will prolly be the only car I ever buy new for myself, so that’s what I want to go with.
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Locally referred to as "gorging out", as I recall.
how romantic.
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