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Old 08-29-2009, 01:05 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Get yourself a Segway... you'll either be considered a dork, or Elite. Either way, it has no trunk, so you're good to go. :P (Sorry, had to.)

When you see a light turn red, or you know it's going to, just shut the engine off and slow down alot... you'll coast up to the light, hopefully as it's turning. Start the engine while you're still coasting, and continue your drive. I even do this in my Van, which has an automatic. It's not going to damage anything, because I'm not going any further than I would push it around the yard, only at a faster speed, and it's in neutral anyway. There is no fluid circulation, but there is also less internal parts moving, and those that are are still coated in oil, so they're OK for a few hundred feet, at least.

If I see a light turn red, or I think it will be red by the time I get to it, I just shut 'er off, set my speed so that I have a good chance of making the light as traffic is pulling away from it, and coast up to it. IF I have to stop, no biggie, just uses a little more fuel to take off from a stop than to take off from 5 MPH or so.

I also turn my engine off once I find my parking space, so that I can coast into the space in neutral. Usually saves me about 100 feet of gas usage at or near neutral idle.

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Old 08-29-2009, 01:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Get yourself a Segway... you'll either be considered a dork, or Elite. Either way, it has no trunk, so you're good to go. :P ...........
Shoot, Segways are awesome but I think the instant a american gets on one you automatically considered a "fat lazy american" so I will pass
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Shoot, Segways are awesome but I think the instant a american gets on one you automatically considered a "fat lazy american" so I will pass
Unless one is a skinny American.
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Unless one is a skinny American.
Well I'm 6 foot tall, 230 pounds so I don't really think I qualify for "skinny"
Here is a picture of me and my g/f about a 1 1/2 years ago... *don't be haters*
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Well I'm 6 foot tall, 230 pounds so I don't really think I qualify for "skinny"
Here is a picture of me and my g/f about a 1 1/2 years ago... *don't be haters*
I'm comparing that image to a Neon trunk... how exactly did that work out?
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Well I'm 6 foot tall, 230 pounds so I don't really think I qualify for "skinny"
Here is a picture of me and my g/f about a 1 1/2 years ago... *don't be haters*
I'm comparing that image to a Neon trunk... how exactly did that work out?


That's a serious question, btw... I can't imagine that being comfortable, at all...
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I'm comparing that image to a Neon trunk... how exactly did that work out?


That's a serious question, btw... I can't imagine that being comfortable, at all...
Yeah its ok... Well to show ecomodder how much I love you guys I'll show you how exactly I fit myself into my trunk... Sorry there are no full body pics of me in my trunk but im not about to ask my g/f to take a picture of me in my trunk, LOL

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Holy ish, dude... I give in... I'm not mentioning it again. :P

Thanks for the visual though. That was... um. Interesting.
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Holy ish, dude... I give in... I'm not mentioning it again. :P

Thanks for the visual though. That was... um. Interesting.
Haha, ya, I'm taking the pics down but I put them up just to show ya My trunk is actually pretty large, dont get me wrong, yes It was really small, really uncomfortable, pretty freaking scary, and I was really claustrophobic but yeah, there is space back there ^.^
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