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Old 12-14-2009, 03:33 AM   #81 (permalink)
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How is it possible to not downshift?
I assume its to do with the transmission being broken as described earlier.

We don't have these here (UK) thankfully but we are getting a load of crew-cab style 4x4s, ironically very few if any of them are American - all Japanese. All also driven badly with very fat, shaven-headed men with reflective jackets on pretending to be a serious contracting "boss". And all with Village People style names like Warrior, Navarra and so on.

One at my sons school reversed into a lamp-post, and then denied all knowledge - you know, like bits of glass that had fallen into the bed and so on. If they can't even see a post in daylight what chance does a child have ?

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Old 12-14-2009, 12:46 PM   #82 (permalink)
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If they can't even see a post in daylight what chance does a child have ?
Not much. Since SUVs &c became popular, it's quite common to read of parents backing over their own kids in their driveway.
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:52 AM   #83 (permalink)
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I assume its to do with the transmission being broken as described earlier.

We don't have these here (UK) thankfully but we are getting a load of crew-cab style 4x4s, ironically very few if any of them are American - all Japanese. All also driven badly with very fat, shaven-headed men with reflective jackets on pretending to be a serious contracting "boss". And all with Village People style names like Warrior, Navarra and so on.

One at my sons school reversed into a lamp-post, and then denied all knowledge - you know, like bits of glass that had fallen into the bed and so on. If they can't even see a post in daylight what chance does a child have ?
To be fair, the new Ram is an innovative vehicle. They've finally done away with leaf springs in favor of a 5 link. Still I would choose the Toyota Tundra for reliability.
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Ha Ha, how about an itty bitty pair of nutz?
Or full size Truck Nutz--but hang them from the rear view mirror like a pair of fuzzy dice. That'd make a statement.
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Didn't your gramma tell you that if you touched that thing you'd go blind?

Well, don't want that while driving, eh?

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