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Old 06-01-2020, 12:53 PM   #1291 (permalink)
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My son hated the Neon on first sight.
I must confess I'm not so fond on its engine.

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Old 06-01-2020, 01:00 PM   #1292 (permalink)
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California98Civic — Here's what he drives:


Here's what he rode in when he was a teenager:


So I can understand. I suspect an SRT-4 Neon was off the table.

Those Mercedes headlight look right at home on a Karmann Ghia:

https://www.73ghia.com/?paged=3
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Old 06-01-2020, 01:15 PM   #1293 (permalink)
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Here's what he drives:
I guess even this turbodiesel Argentinian Ranger might be somewhat more eco than the Charger

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The Charger spends a lot of time in the garage lately. His daily is a 2019 Silverado that has cylinder deactivation so it can get 40mpg. And it had a backup camera above the trailer hitch that draws yellow lane markers that swing side-to-side when you turn the steering wheel.
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His daily is a 2019 Silverado that has cylinder deactivation so it can get 40mpg.
I guess it's not always that such rig would reach 40MPG, plus those 10-speed transmissions might play a greater role on that matter.
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'00-'03 Fiat Palio Weekend, most had a 1.25L gasser

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California98Civic Here's what he drives:


Here's what he rode in when he was a teenager:


So I can understand. I suspect an SRT-4 Neon was off the table.

Those Mercedes headlight look right at home on a Karmann Ghia:

https://www.73ghia.com/?paged=3
A young man in an SRT ought to feel real good in a Ghia tricked-out like this one. Beautful little hot rod, that:
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and I almost never like Mercedes.
But you have to love the old ones! The W123 and W124 with OM 600 series diesel engines. Those are the real eco cars, doing 50 MPG for a million miles. There is nothing more reliable (and therefore ecological) than an old diesel Merc, they just last forever.

Don't know if they were sold in the US Almost all European W123 are now exported to the Middle East and Africa, but I still see the W124 regularly here with incredible mileages.



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Those are famiiliar models, but I have just never prefered them. They have different cultural meaning here. I like BMW and Audi less, if that means anything. I have a soft spot for the old Beetles and Ghias. There was a recent, really sleek design period to the Mercedes sedans and coupes that I liked a lot... something like a 2010 CLS 550 or something... very much the bar of soap look. Simple, sleek, and elegant.
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Best of both worlds — Rear-engined four-cylinder Mercedes with backbone frame and swing axles?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merced...enz_170_H_(W28)

It was the basis of everyone's favorite Template car, the Schlorwagen mit Heckmotor. Sports car in red?:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merced...-Benz_150_(W30)

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