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Old 10-07-2014, 11:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I got a warning as it fell off one day and stuck it in the front windshield. I just used 2 large wood screws and stuck it back to the front bumper.

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Old 10-08-2014, 09:05 AM   #12 (permalink)
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No, Grandma should not hang up her license. She was operating her vehicle in a responsible manner. If everyone else were operating their vehicles responsibly, there wouldn't be anything to rattle her.

For instance, there's nothing wrong with me whatsoever. I'm not susceptible to undue startle reactions, and frankly not that much startles me in general. I'm in good health, have excellent reaction times, good hearing and thanks to expensive, high index lenses, good eyesight. But when a big sportbike went flying past me while I was merely tooling along, admittedly at 5-over, the bike pushing probably past 120, the sudden shock of its wailing exhaust note, the surprise of its appearance in the next lane when I hadn't even registered its presence in the rearview mirror, caused me to jerk my wheel.

Who was at fault? Not I. I was just minding my own business. But if there had been another lane, one with a vehicle in it, I might have wound up trading some paint. But behavior like that is not appropriate on public thoroughfares.

This discussion has gotten a lot of ink in the past in these forums, and you will never, ever convince me that it is somehow the regular motorists' faults for not being able to contend with irresponsible speeders, hotdoggers and racers. They are not supposed to behave that way on the public roads.
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:27 AM   #13 (permalink)
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bhazard- If a minivan's what you've got and you enjoy romping around, then you can enjoy romping around in a minivan.

Hypermiling can work against you too. Last time I got stopped, it was at the bottom of a hill and my engine was off...
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Yeah, my other vehicle is an Odyssey. It will seriously get up and go when you push it! That whole "VTEC kicked in, yo!" thing, it has in spades. It's like a whole different animal, both in power and sound.

Basically, it's a bigger version of the NSX's engine.
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Well I will tell you! First off I am 20 years old and as do most 20 year olds I enjoy the right pedal more than the left...if you know what I mean LOL
You like the acclerator better than the clutch?
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Thanks to you for posting and starting another civil liberties rantfest.

Seriously, sometimes stuff just happens. Congratulations on it happening in your favor.
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:19 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Always glad to have your input Old Mech.

All I'm saying is every body needs to be able to handle an emergency. I don't condone driving at twice the limit, but at the same time you have to accept that unforeseen situations do happen on the road. It's not just speeding drivers, it could just as easily be a deer (or Kangaroo ), a kid, an emergency vehicle (which in a modern car you won't hear until it's within 30-50 feet), road debris etc.
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You like the acclerator better than the clutch?
Thanks to you for posting and starting another civil liberties rantfest.

Seriously, sometimes stuff just happens. Congratulations on it happening in your favor.
Yeah I wish that honda had put a clutch in that thing...

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