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Old 07-09-21, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Why would anyone buy a Buick when they could get a Saturn?!?
Easy for you to say, you already have yours.
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Old 07-09-21, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I like how the clock has the inner ring with seconds, so you don't have to calculate those from the hour dial.
You realize that inner chapter ring also does the minutes, right?
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
How about a different Buick?
I want this one:

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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Or spend a little more?
A guy down the street in the neighborhood I moved into a few months ago has a Grand National that I sometimes see while I'm walking the dogs. I have not yet found a good excuse to make friends with him with the sole intent of him letting me drive it some day. Playing the long game. I love me an inconspicuous beast.
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It seems to be very clean, but it is a nearly 40 year old car which wasn't such a great thing to begin with. Not much power and not good mileage, but hey, if you like it you could cruise around Knoxville in it. Any idea what the bidding is up to?
Every so often, I briefly fantasize about owning a classic American land yacht. I'm really drawn to the extreme designs from around the time I was born in 1957 - all fins and chrome and exuberance! Something like the 1957 - 1963 Imperials, or Lincolns from before 1961. Ever seen "North By Northwest"? That ginormous white convertible Eva Marie Saint drives when they're in South Dakota, for example.

But then I think, "Where would I put it? Where would I drive it?" and remember those monsters got single digit mpg and had crappy handling and brakes, and getting parts would be expensive and not only would it take a huge space just to park it, but also it would require the same space again to work on it.

So instead, I just watch "Jay Leno's Garage".
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
You realize that inner chapter ring also does the minutes, right?
Same thing.

Who of that era couldn't figure out the time if there was no 0-60?
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Why would anyone buy a Buick when they could get a Saturn?!?
Got one with 22,000 miles?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Got one with 22,000 miles?
I expect you could find one if you looked hard enough.

But since they last almost forever, even 100K miles is considered "low mileage" on the Saturn Forums site. They consider mine to be barely "middle aged."
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Are you into collecting old American cars that are not fun to drive and that will never be worth much?
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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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Same thing.

Who of that era couldn't figure out the time if there was no 0-60?
You think THAT'S bad? Here's an Elgin Railroad pocket watch from ~1965 (though that dial design goes back to the late 19th Century). This would have been a working watch for a railroader who needed to know the exact time. These were sold as safer, presumably because you don't have to think about what minute it is. Most railroad watches before maybe 1930 or so had a minute chapter with 5-60 numerals at the 5 minute marks.

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Our HOA's management company is all up in arms because we are repainting the exterior of our house without HOA approval first. Irony is that we are repainting it the same color. SMH
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A 1983 VIN Y Buford is one of the things nightmares are made of. Getting the air cleaner off that thing would be the limit of your mechanical ability, and getting it back on would cost you money.

Say no to that, Velo Vol.
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Our HOA's management company is all up in arms because we are repainting the exterior of our house without HOA approval first. Irony is that we are repainting it the same color. SMH
Another thing nightmares are made of.
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Another thing nightmares are made of.
People without a lick of common sense.
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This one's better for hauling bikes, and bonus woodgrain


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Originally Posted by big john View Post
How about a different Buick?
I'm often tempted by those when I consider getting a convertible.

Allantes and those sweet little Capris catch my eye too

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Originally Posted by big john View Post
It seems to be very clean, but it is a nearly 40 year old car which wasn't such a great thing to begin with. Not much power and not good mileage, but hey, if you like it you could cruise around Knoxville in it. Any idea what the bidding is up to?
$3k. I imagine that's the opening bid, 7 days left.
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Say no to that, Velo Vol.
OK, you've convinced me--no bid.
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Our HOA's management company is all up in arms because we are repainting the exterior of our house without HOA approval first. Irony is that we are repainting it the same color. SMH
Trouble maker.

You should be required to paint over your repainting.
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serious cyclists ignore the existence anything below 105
AG's new trainer bike is going to be running Claris. It's fine to get sweated on.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
This one's better for hauling bikes, and bonus woodgrain


Just say no to Opti Spark
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Just say no to Opti Spark
Yep. An LS conversion would be a fine thing, and it would make a nice bike hauler.
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Every so often, I briefly fantasize about owning a classic American land yacht. I'm really drawn to the extreme designs from around the time I was born in 1957 - all fins and chrome and exuberance!
In other words, the biggest facepalms.
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Never stopped you before.
C'mon man, leave the low-hanging fruit for us.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I'm often tempted by those when I consider getting a convertible.

Allantes and those sweet little Capris catch my eye too

Some of them had a 1.5L turbo engine. My friend had a Mazda with the same engine and we carpooled in it when it snowed in the mountains. It was a 5 speed, AWD, and had a centerlock differential. A really cool car for the snow. How about those Phoenix Suns?
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