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Old 04-14-2009, 05:52 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Two things:
Sell the Honda! People who want to drive fast, and have no choice but to do it in a Metro, learn pretty quickly that if you want to go fast you've got to build some inertia and then keep it. That means: no stopping. The Metro is certainly fast enough to get you a ticket...eventually.

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Old 04-14-2009, 05:53 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Speaking of repairs I was rear ended a few months ago. The bumper, which was already loose from when I backed into a tree at a public library, came off a little. The collision occurred during traffic when a car cut in front me from a turning lane and I slammed on my breaks and only had time because my breaks are good and I always leave enough space, which was probably why he cut in; it was hard enough to rip part of the bumper off as well as break his lights. When I got a new bumper put in, it's still loose
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:58 PM   #23 (permalink)
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The Metro is certainly fast enough to get you a ticket...eventually.
Mine is not.
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:58 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Are you sure?
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:00 PM   #25 (permalink)
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maybe down hill with a tail wind.
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At least you'll never have to worry about a speeding ticket and having your insurance raised since you're concerned about money. I'm bad at judging speed, especially since 80 is common for a speed limit of 60 here. I also can never tell if the car in front me is still stepping on its gas, although I pay attention to break lights, but I've never got a moving violation
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yeah....did I already mention common sense?
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I want to clear up that it's everybody else on the road who can't calm down if they're going under 70
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You are absolutely correct there.
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It's what I meant by paranoia. I doubt the breaks will go bad, except the two times I drove with parking breaks on, although I only drove a mile both times. I get mine replaced whenever I get my oil checked and they say I should, which is probably also sooner than I should. Driving is the scariest thing to me
You get the B-R-A-K-E-S replaced every time the oil is checked?!? Don't you get tired of throwing away perfectly good, like-new parts???

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