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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:51 pm

sandman wrote:lol, you could be the heavy artillery of the police with all the stuff you could fit in there


Hecks yea. I mean, you could totally haul at least part of the SWAT team in there. You could have it unmarked. Pull into an apartment complex to do a drug bust, the lookouts see a hippie van.

"Somebody out there Miguel?"

"No ese, it's just a hippie van"

"OK, keep an eye out."

BANG BANG POW!!! Drug bust. Never saw it coming.
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Unread postAuthor: sandman » Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:16 pm

lol, i was thinkin more of like having a .50 cal hidden in the back, and like the roof fold back and you pop up, lol to pop the tire on a car you are persuing
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Unread postAuthor: goathunter » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:24 pm

What you need is one of these
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v733/Ed15Palmer/?action=view&current=q_car.flv
and best of all it ain't a ford :)

Although I think it'd be quite a cop magnet :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:27 pm

goathunter wrote:What you need is one of these
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v733/Ed15Palmer/?action=view&current=q_car.flv
and best of all it ain't a ford :)

Although I think it'd be quite a cop magnet :wink:


That my friend, is a minigun. The ROF usually hovers around 800 rounds per minute. But that was such a waste. There was totally room for two in the van.
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:37 pm

it was a suv!


and I'm a ford fan.


you will not win in an automotive argument with me.

shoot away. :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:39 pm

schmanman wrote:it was a suv!


and I'm a ford fan.


you will not win in an automotive argument with me.

shoot away. :wink:


I don't plan on arguing with you, perhaps I've just had really terrible luck, but my family has had plenty of Fords, and all of them were pieces of crap. That's just my story, maybe you've had better. But I personally have had better luck with Chevy's
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Unread postAuthor: sharpshooter » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:05 pm

i like the mini gun and all... i think all those spent shells might scratch some paint tho :P

Im not looking to convince any one that fords are the worst, nor will i be convinced to buy such a thing. im not going there.

on craigslist ive seen 2 acura RSX's for about 12k, so i could make that with a real small loan from somewhere.
theres also several silverados in the 8-9k range 2000-2003 with about a 100k on em. if i could get less millage thatd be good, but seems doable.

What about somthing smaller with a stick (the RSX got me thinking about this). It seems like that would be fun. Any other cars in this area besides the usual eclipse, celica, etc?

any thoughts on:
Dodge intrepid
grand prix/am
monte carlo
dodge ram 1500/2500 vs silverado


bahhh.... so many cars.... :x
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Unread postAuthor: rednecktatertosser » Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:24 pm

1) dodge- no
2) if your gonna get a pontiac get a trans am or grand prix GT
3) SILVERADO!!! The only trucks dodge manages not to screw up are the 3500 and larger, mostly cause most engines are cummins, and the drive trains are beefed up to handle it.
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Unread postAuthor: BC Pneumatics » Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:03 am

Pete Zaria wrote:I would push you strongly towards Japanese cars. I've owned two American (one Ford, one Chevy), and two Japanese cars. I can say without a doubt whatsoever that the Japanese cars ran smoother, longer, with less maintenance required.


You had an s10 and a Ford Exploder. No wonder you are turned off of American cars.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:25 am

I'm guessing the misspell on "Explorer" was intentional there. :wink:

Me and my stepdad both have a '96 model Ford truck. He's got an I-6 F-150 R/CAB 2WD, and I've got an I-4 Ranger R/CAB 2WD.

Wanna know the secret that combats the high-mileage and exempts them from your "junky Ford" stereotype? They're both rather small engines, and their both manual transmissions. This magical combination means that all we have to do is replace clutch and manual transmission fluid every so often, engine oil every 3 K miles, watch the differential fluid, keep the radiators filled with water, (and occasionally use some anitfreeze when we know we're going a long ways for the extra cooling it brings, but the outside temperature rarely drops below freezing here), change out the spark plugs every year, watch the belts to make sure they're not cracking, and those suckers will last us a long, long time.

I'm not a fan of large engines or automatic transmissions. A 6-cylinder, (pretty much any configuration, though a V-6 is what I've got more experience on), is plenty of power to haul the heaviest thing we've got to tow, (which is my Dad's WhiteWater bay boat). Also, automatic transmissions have a nasty habit of overheating when towing, unless you buy the truck installed with a transmission cooler.

Pretty much, "stick" with a standard. Better gas mileage, (when you drive it like you're supposed to, and not like a Duke), and more longevity. Their not that hard to drive, either, although it gets tricky when you have to pull out on an incline. I just use my parking brake, (not the best method, but it works). I've seen hand throttle controls before that rest atop the shifter than you can control when you need to use the brake, clutch, and gas all at the same time. But that was for a Jeep.

Back on topic, I would still definitely go for the Impala, but if you're considering an import, here's my (limited) advice.

Go with a Toyota. My mom's owned a Corolla since it was brand new and now it just pushed over 100 K miles... and there's been NOTHING wrong with that car. There was some crap where a guy at the service station didn't adjust the headlights correctly, and we had to get that fixed along with a crack in the windshield, but that's it.

If you're into more "flare" than a Corolla, obviously Toyota makes more than only Corollas. I saw a Corolla driving down the road before, though, and heard the telltale whine of a turbocharger once, though. So keep that in mind. There are obviously racing parts available for it.

Don't have much knowledge on imports beyond that, though. My sister's got a used Civic, but I don't know crap about it yet.
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Unread postAuthor: sharpshooter » Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:06 am

The Toyotas/Hondas look good, but they are soooo damn generic. Yes, I know i could get all sorts of performance upgrades (it seems there really is nowhere to go but up anyway) but then id be just another one of those stupid ricers... which is not good. But there are some good deals, which is why they are still on the table.

craigslist had a couple 96-98 camaros for 4k-5k with resonable millage. I would just end up paying some ridiculous cut throat insurance on one of them.

gahhh... so many dam cars.

maybe ill just end up getting some $2000-$3000 manual, so i can learn to drive stick, maybe use it till the end of college.

i wish there was an easier way to do this
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Unread postAuthor: BC Pneumatics » Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:16 am

You can't drive stick? Oh my, no wonder you are having trouble. A POS Civic hatchback will get you into more fun than is safe, but only if you've got a manual.

Not sure why you would look at Camaros w/o knowing how to drive a stick... it is like a blind guy buying sunglasses. Might look alright, but what good does it do? Nadda.
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Unread postAuthor: iPaintball » Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:25 am

When I get a car, I have to have a convertble Nissan 350Z. Its the sexiest non-luxury 2 seater on the planet.

Dude, I'm 14 and I can drive stick. My dad lets me drive his old honda on my grandma's field.
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Unread postAuthor: BC Pneumatics » Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:31 am

iPaintball wrote:When I get a car, I have to have a convertble Nissan 350Z. Its the sexiest non-luxury 2 seater on the planet.

Dude, I'm 14 and I can drive stick. My dad lets me drive his old honda on my grandma's field.


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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:51 am

I am not good in cars, but I can ride a Motorcycle a lot better.
I have horrible perception when I am in cars and find it easier to know where I am on a bike.
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