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Old 01-25-2012, 03:02 AM   #63 (permalink)
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Beater Echo - '00 Toyota Echo
90 day: 42.67 mpg (US)

Hondizzle - '97 Honda Civic DX
Team Honda
90 day: 46.55 mpg (US)
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I am admittedly a Harley fan. I have often in my Mustang days shied away from Shelby and Mach I owners because of their tendency to be pompous. In general car terms, I shied away from BMW's for the same reasons. Yet, when it comes to bikes, I go to Harley. Why?

1. I like their bikes
2. Resale
3. Brotherhood. The community is like no other. HOG is a second-to-none at fostering pride and the riding lifestyle.
4. Aftermarket

As a kid growing up, in a family of non-riders, Harley is also the first and last name you hear. There's other bikes I like - Triumph Street- and Speed Triples, Ducati Monsters adn Streetfighters, Yamaha V-Maxes, Honda CB's and 599's - but when it comes to motorcycles, I instinctually, subconsciously come to Harley first. It doesn't hurt that my Nightster fits me far, FAR better than my Honda Shadow did, too, both physically and in a fashion sense (I am pretty well into 40's/50's rockabilly and swing dance kulture).

'97 Honda Civic DX Coupe 5MT
'00 Echo - dead 2/17
'14 Chrysler Town + Country - the better half's car
'67 Mustang Convertible - gone 1/17
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