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Old 11-19-2012, 01:30 PM   #791 (permalink)
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So sick of car shopping.

I was going to look at a '99 Saab 9-3 Turbo today with mods and extra parts, and turns out it's an auto.

Called on a BMW E36/5 and the guy randomly hung up on me then wouldn't answer.

No Miatas in my price range have popped up since last weekend.

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Old 11-19-2012, 01:47 PM   #792 (permalink)
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Re BMW guy: he knew you weren't a serious buyer when you asked him what kind of mileage he was getting.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:01 PM   #793 (permalink)
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Ugh, I don't know what his problem was. If I buy something not FWD, FE goes out the window

Does this have a small enough frontal area?

Franconia Sculpture Park by Tyler Linner, on Flickr

Set up an appt to look at an EG hatch. Gonna try a '91 Legacy Wagon AWD if that doesnt work out
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:04 PM   #794 (permalink)
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Ugh, I don't know what his problem was.

Does this have a small enough frontal area?

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its a small enough area for me but the wear on the tires would be atrocious
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:58 AM   #795 (permalink)
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Looks like a deflated Mercury Sable.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:48 PM   #796 (permalink)
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Four local car people showed up at work today (two couples) and asked me about the Probe. I told them the fuel economy figures and one couple kind of joked about doing it to their ZJ Grand Cherokee. We'll see if the idea sticks.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:22 AM   #797 (permalink)
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Did the Probe sell yet?
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:06 PM   #798 (permalink)
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wasnt there a ford probe in one of the back to the future movies, I think it was the last one,
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:33 PM   #799 (permalink)
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Did the Probe sell yet?
Nope. Once I have a new daily the Probe will go back to stock (aero-wise) and I will re-list it on CL for more money. I think the aliens are scaring people away-- oh wait. I hear they like to be called "celestial beings". Gotta be PC!

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wasnt there a ford probe in one of the back to the future movies, I think it was the last one,
Yep. It's been posted in this thread a few times.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:07 PM   #800 (permalink)
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I bought an EG.

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