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  •  It starts, it stops, it carries plenty stuff. (2+ / 0-)
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    GayHillbilly, Subterranean

    It goes fast enough (and handles like a go cart if you push it), the heater works, the wipers work, it keeps the rain out.  31 mpg overall, life of vehicle.

    It says "what this car says about me is that I don't care what you think about my car (or about me, it it's my car that informs your opinion)".

    I say it's a far better thing than some $40,000 POS that you can't even carry a bicycle in.

    Which is to say I bought a Scion xB, the "classic" kind that looks like a toaster on wheels, and does everything that a car should.  I really have no use for a second p---s . . . the original still works fine.

    Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

    by Deward Hastings on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 02:44:50 PM PST

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      "what this car says about me is that I don't care what you think about my car (or about me, it it's my car that informs your opinion)".
      My thoughts exactly.  

      Although it grows hard to hold to that sentiment with a car that's a rolling mouse hotel.  Out here in the country, parking outside, my car belongs to the mice and occasional squirrel.  Mouse shit is all over the place, no matter how often I vacuum it, and last week I found a stash of acorns under the passenger seat.  About once a month a mouse falls into the heater fan while it's going full blast, and I have to take apart the dash and carefully fish out its carcass before it begins to putrefy.  The fan blades are of course a bloody mess.

      So yeah, I don't care what people think about my car.  But it is a bit embarrassing to have to brush the mouse shit off the passenger seat when I give someone a lift.  :(

      "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

      by Subterranean on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 07:18:24 PM PST

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