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Old 09-25-2008, 04:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Try this: Save Gas or Die Trying - Feature/Features/Classic Cars/High Performance/Hot Lists/Reviews/Car and Driver - Car And Driver

Yup. It's a stupid steaming pile of propaganda.

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Old 09-25-2008, 05:48 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:48 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I wish I still had the artical comparing suv's to compact cars in how many they kill each year, it basically said that the early 90's Honda civic kills 21 people per 10,000 cars on the road, and the ford explorer kills 120 people per 10,000 vehicles on the road, the Geo Metro had a 4 star crash rating, right? it felt light and looks like a little bubble or something, but I've seen people total them and buy another, after crashing 2 civics (one civic crashed twice, was fixed before being sold) and a crx I realized that I wanted a smaller car.
If you ever read a car magazine tho, you will realize that their car reviews basiclly all say that it wasn't fast enough, didn't have enough cup holders, road to rough and looked to plain.
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I met a bunch of their editors at their 50th Anniversary Drag race.....seemed okay. But with the field being held to 500 entrys and all the big $$$$$ cars entered they were shocked that a normal SOHC 41 mpg 98 Neon (46 best) with 100,000 miles beat all their contestants. The heat index was in the 116 degree range for the entire event and they were to get the field down to 8 cars on the Saturday and then have those left race 8 editors on Sunday, effectively doubling the field. In the end it was my lowly Neon against another lowly Toyota 4Runner. This was the most easy race I have ever won! They did an interview with me and had an in car camera on my sunroof glass.....the 1/2 hour show about the event showed only guys hotlapping Indianapolis Raceway Park road course in high dollar sports cars and spent 10 minutes talking about a guys BMW600 that ran like 45 mph! They mentioned my name and the runner ups name in their magazine article and that was all! They did use video from inside my car.....good view of all my Auto Meter gauges across the top of the dash.....right before they broke for comercial breaks....for Auto Meter!

They joked that my prize was worth more than my car...I told them it was worth twice as much ($5000)

On a .000 starting line I usually get in the .020's-.040's for my normal drag race competition...in this event I sluffed off to a crappy .70-.80 and still won easily. The best reaction time against me was in the final....he had a .480 to my .080 which was like giving me a .4 leaway on my run against him....I actually left before he did, even though he was dialed slower....so I basically had to just barely stay ahead of him.
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:39 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Let's remember: C&D is in the business where advertisers are their main source of income, and their advertisers are the ones selling new cars,
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Link doesn't work...
Here's a proper link: http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...rying_feature/


Here's another article from the same author (puts it in perspective): Features


Cars are a way to meet people...

And... I'll leave it right there!
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:26 AM   #17 (permalink)
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So BDC, are you a regular over at Planetout.com?

Not that there's anything wrong with that. *wink*
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So BDC, are you a regular over at Planetout.com?

Not that there's anything wrong with that. *wink*
No, no, no!

It's just... well... let's use the author's own words, so I don't get in trouble!

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Frankfurt Motor Show, Frankfurt
The mother of all auto shows
This show is the world's pre-eminent auto extravaganza, a must-do-before-you-die event for gays with gasoline in their veins.


North American International Auto Show, Detroit, Mich.
America's best car show
America's best-by-far auto show may not be in its most desirable or gayest city, and deep January is far from the most welcoming moment of the year.


New York International Auto Show, New York
When Detroit in January won't do
Most of the concepts rolled out a few months earlier in Detroit make an appearance here in the massive halls of the Javitz Convention Center, a short taxi ride from the gay enclaves of Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen.


Tokyo Motor Show, Tokyo
Transport's crystal ball
Tokyo's biennial show is the ultimate destination for the queer gearhead or technophile.


Los Angeles International Auto Show, Los Angeles
Boys and toys
A bit less glitzy than Detroit's show, it's far more crowded, not just with straights but with many thousands of queers (WeHo is just 10 miles from downtown L.A.'s convention center, where it's held).

Best attribute: Boys everywhere
Worst attribute: Kids everywhere
It's obvious that the author has a different agenda going on than 'saving fuel'!

With that in mind, reread his attack on Geo owners and ECO/eBay community, et al.

My thinking is... we're just not sexy enough for him - that's all!
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:57 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I agree C&D is mostly an advertising medium.

They have one solid point. Not everyone can twist a wrench like Johnny or Red. If you can't this could be an expensive nightmare.

I'm a decent wrench (maybe not in Johnny's class) and knowing about the places mechanical and electrical land mines can hide in a car give me pause.
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Well somebody needs to worn people away from these death traps.

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