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Old 07-09-21, 05:47 PM
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Just a nostalgic interest. My grandparents had a GM car of that year, or close. It wasn't as roomy/luxurious, nor did it have the beautiful "wood" paneling, though. Fancy.

It did have A/C. Very modern compared to our Sharpsville car with no A/C.
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I used to love fins, but now I prefer mid 40s to the early 50s. I should've bought one of these in the 80s...

My dad's first car, back in the 1950s was a '50 or '51 Mercury coupe.
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'70s monstrosities > cars with fins
Incorrect
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You can't fully appreciate '80s cars unless you consider the rusting, 12-mpg benchmobiles that preceded them.
My 70s era car that I actually drove in the 70s and 80s. IIRC, fuel consumption in the 20+ mpg range. No rust.

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The first new car I ever bought was an 80s car.

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The first new car I ever bought was an 80s car.


this was my best friends first car back in 04. I was super jealous. It was his sisters first car before his.

My first car was a 98 rodeo. It does not have a five star crash rating.
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Club has a 60 mile ride with a long climb that I like. Don't know if I'll feel up to it. There's also a century and 3 other rides but it's supposed to be over 100. We'll see in the a.m.
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My 70s era car that I actually drove in the 70s and 80s. IIRC, fuel consumption in the 20+ mpg range. No rust.
My dad actually owned the Triumph, but it was my daily-driver. Taught myself how to drive a stick-shift on that car.
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In a funk again. Three weeks ago I was all about all the miles. Then last week, weather, fatigue hindered my ride time. This week I am rested, but all motivation seems too be gone. Today around mile 20 I didn’t want to be on my bike anymore. Over all my body just feels weak. Not sure, what’s that about.
Was suppose to go to the blue ridge parkway tomorrow but the wife has to work in the afternoon, so I’m going to do the only logical thing I can think of.
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Billy, someone posted this pic on the internet. That is one scary bird.




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My first car, bought new when I was in grad school, was a 1981 Civic 1500DX. The discs warped, the engine pinged, the exhaust system rotted off, and then LSS, who had only suffered for a year or so in that legal capacity, turtled it on Storrow Dr. in Boston. We crawled out and and bought a 1986 Golf GTI the same day.
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Click and Clack are turning over in their Graves. SMFH.
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Click and Clack are turning over in their Graves. SMFH.
Vol started it.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Just a nostalgic interest. My grandparents had a GM car of that year, or close. It wasn't as roomy/luxurious, nor did it have the beautiful "wood" paneling, though. Fancy.

It did have A/C. Very modern compared to our Sharpsville car with no A/C.
Good times.
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Nope.


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Just a nostalgic interest. My grandparents had a GM car of that year, or close. It wasn't as roomy/luxurious, nor did it have the beautiful "wood" paneling, though. Fancy.

It did have A/C. Very modern compared to our Sharpsville car with no A/C.

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Nope.



Not a GM car.
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Mopar or no car.
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Not a GM car.
Wrong sentence.
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i miss seeing geo on the road. That geo metro was a beautiful machine. Also, if you every got stuck under one, a strong woman could pick it up.
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Wrong sentence.
Their car was something like this.


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Their car was something like this.


My brother had one of those, BITD.
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i miss seeing geo on the road. That geo metro was a beautiful machine. Also, if you every got stuck under one, a strong woman could pick it up.
I test drove a Geo Metro, circa 1990, when I was looking for a commuter car. I did not buy it.
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i miss seeing geo on the road. That geo metro was a beautiful machine. Also, if you every got stuck under one, a strong woman could pick it up.
I had a Prizm for a while, very nice. Corolla clone.

The Metro was a rebadged Suzuki, IIRC.
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Speaking of the Geo Prizm, I wish one of the hot hatchbacks would show up for cheap, but you don't see many.

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