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Old 06-15-2018, 04:35 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I've never driven a car that makes people as happy as the Superbeetle, whether they want to stop and chat or not. Mods are limited to the front tire size and the adjustable struts. it's down about 6" in front and 2" in back.

It takes a special kind with the Dasher. When I went to the Arcimoto open house last Saturday, I rolled past a group of eight or ten at the entrance as I was parking. One guy ran up to me, wanting me to know he is a European (?) and my car was developed from the NSU Ro-80. We talked about the Audi80/Passat B2/Dasher lineage, and when he said he thought the green tinted glass (I'll confess I hadn't really noticed myself) was a Europe-only option, I knew I had a nerd on my hands.


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Old 06-15-2018, 04:42 PM   #22 (permalink)
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freebeard- You're probably responsible for more people getting hit in the arm than anyone else on the forum.

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And a cooling fan, presumably.
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If you consider the car itself an ecomod, I have gotten plenty of guff for first the Echo, then most classic car enthusiasts' least fav car, the Civic. Rice burner, wuss car, etc. It's actually kind of funny.
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freebeard- You're probably responsible for more people getting hit in the arm than anyone else on the forum.
Responsible? Responsible?!?

Don't use me as an excuse for your violence. I'm not going to sell off my 1958 Beetle just so little kids have no excuse to bully each other.

I was at the fastener store (I upgraded my whole-house fan today (coincidentally)) and there was a guy driving a Honda Civic Hybrid. I asked him what mileage he got. He said in the 30s, and it's a car he inherited when his wife got a better one. My comment that it looked like a not-Prius was probably lost on him.
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In 2012 someone on campus left a note on the Civic that read, "Your car looks stupid!" I'm amused that whoever it was went to the trouble, but they could have been more creative.



I see at one time we had another University of Illinois person on the forum....
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In 2012 someone on campus left a note on the Civic that read, "Your car looks stupid!" I'm amused that whoever it was went to the trouble, but they could have been more creative.



I see at one time we had another University of Illinois person on the forum....
That's probably some Civic hate. That's very easy to draw our. Nearly any other car with identical mods would likely not have drawn any attention whatsoever.
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It would seem a car pulling a trailer some how changes masculinity of pickup driving duche bags.

I will probably put something on the back of my trailer saying "yes this trailer can carry more weight than your half ton".
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This has not come up in a while, but for some reason I do not like pizza pans. I just want to be different? I bought pizza [I]separators[I] and attached them in a way that did not last very long. Someone asked me something to the extent of "What's the go with the car, mate?"

I did not want to get into it, at least until I did everything properly. I just told him I borrowed it from a weirdo.

When I made my rolled plastic air dam and grill block someone shouted "Racecar."

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