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I'm sorry.. but I LOVE MY CAR.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Whafrodamus, Nov 21, 2005.


  1. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
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    It's purple in real life.

    But anyway... This beast has been in the family since it's birth in 1985. My grandma bought it new, and gave it to my dad in 87. My dad has kept it ever since. It's been mine for over two years, and I can't get enough of it. The 1.783L inline 4 cyl engine pumps out a crazy 89HP and 100 ft/lbs of torque.

    I've been meaning to fill it up the past few days. I go to the mobil and fill it up from empty with $21.50. Mind you, this is the mobil.. not the cheapest gas ($2.29/gal). I love it :).
     
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    no reason to be sorry! I know I busted you that I had dated a girl that drove one (back in 87 no less)... but tell you what, it was a fun car to drive and the Rabbit GTI of that era were happening little cars too.

    :bassist:
     
  3. That steering wheel cover tells the ladies what is up. :p
     
  4. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    :bawl: :bawl: :bawl: :bawl:


    I miss my '82 VW rabbit convertible


    none of the guages on it worked except the spedometer, and that was only most of the time.

    We nicknamed my baby "The Millenium Rabbit" (SW reference...not the year 2000)

    That car was awesome....I pushed it uphill when I ran out of gas on several occasions
     
  5. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    I'm pretty sure it's made by Ambercrombie ;)
     
  6. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    I love mine, too!

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  7. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    you should be sorry! Pacman should be more sorry though, mother nature would be ashamed.

    Now lets all learn guitar, smoke weed and fight corporations!
     
  8. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    My Vette gets the best mileage of all my cars. I'm not sorry at all! :D
     
  9. bassjus

    bassjus

    Mar 30, 2004
    Mass
    Whafro, we even put a dollar bill under the wiper and it still scared the bums away.
     
  10. Once we win this battle over the corporations....where will we get our goods and services? I think individuals should open up small businesses to fill the void. To get a better pricing deals and to make manufacturing smoother, individuals in complementary industries should band together with financiers and form....oh...wait.

    Mike
     
  11. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Jon, your Vette gets better mileage over your Explorer?? Wow!
     
  12. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    With that car and some Abercrombie, chicks will know you dominate!
     
  13. Those rims are mad stylish. And those "highlights" on the upholstery, very custom. :bassist:

    Seriously though I wish I had a car.
     
  14. 5stringDNA

    5stringDNA

    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    89 HP.. it's a beast! :D At least it's a somewhat unique car.. I don't see many convertible rabbits around, especially purple ones. Can you by chance fit a DB in that?
    Corvettes are actually much more efficient than any small SUV out there.. the 2005 gets 28 hwy/19 city, very respectable for a chunky V8. GM gets blasted a lot, but they build the most fuel efficient V8's in the world. The 2wd 1/2 ton 2005 Suburban gets 1 mpg better than a Toyota 4runner with a v6. Heck, a buick century gets the same milage as a v6 honda. People need to get the American car=bad milage thing out of their heads.

    My 19 mpg corvette-guts-filled bass-hauling beast! :D
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  15. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    I drove to NYC and back 70$ of gas (when it was 2.99ish). I'm not sure exactly what the MPG on my car is... but it's pretty good :p.
     
  16. popinfresh

    popinfresh

    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    I love my project Van :p

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    Will be looking at around 175rwkw's when I get my P's. It just got the new front end, so that's why they don't match up ;)
     
  17. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Yeah, my V6 Explorer doesn't even come close...neither does mama's V6 Mustang. Go figure. My Vette is my 'green' car :D
     
  18. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Hey Jon (only I would notice this because I'm an idiot), if you look at the "spokes" on your rims, you'll see that the front and rear ones don't match. The front ones curve one way, while the rear curves the other way. No big deal, but I'll bet if you look at the rims somewhere on them (usually in the center near the lug nuts) you'll find a stamp denoting which two should be on the left (driver) side and which should be on the right (passenger) side. They may even be labeled for front and rear position as well.
     
  19. 4x4Given

    4x4Given

    Jul 2, 2005
    Austin, TX
    What's a car?

    My daily driver... On top of Lion's Back, in Moab...
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    The Overlook of Golden Spike, also in Moab...
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    Coming down High Dive on Behind the Rocks, you guessed it.. Moab...
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    Oh and the obligatory driveway shot...
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    Just enough room for my bass rig too! :bassist:
     
  20. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    How do you like those Wrangler MT/R tires? I'm starting to see the rock climbing jeeps run those as much if not more than Super Swampers.

    Fwiw I've run both and liked both, although I think the Swampers handled better in the snow.