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Old 01-07-2013, 01:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I remember that pic! And it's even a crew cab!

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Old 01-08-2013, 03:04 AM   #12 (permalink)
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My brother in law has seen this thing in the wild a couple of times:

Not really "ECO", but compared to a pickup truck it's probably pretty good!
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:28 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I remember that pic! And it's even a crew cab!
With sliding doors, mind you!
And are those speakers in the bed?
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"Redneck Ridgeline" - too funny!
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I drove the brand new Turbo Firefly a couple of times when I worked at a dealership just after high school. It was pretty snappy but with some lag and squirrely steering when you punched it. Sounded like a sewing machine on crack.

And just to stay off topic with the van weirdness, I give you, not my Previa Pickup:



All it needs is an aerocap and it'd be perfect. Trust me, It has crossed my mind.
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I always liked the Previa, mostly for the George Jetson roofline. This loses that, but it looks very well done.

Apparently Canadian Previas had an option for a tach in the dash.
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And just to stay off topic with the van weirdness, I give you, not my Previa Pickup:



All it needs is an aerocap and it'd be perfect. Trust me, It has crossed my mind.
I wouldn't do it, but if you'd ever do it you could also try to get the cab top more rounded, instead of that sharpy edge.
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Saw a Tesla Model S cruising down the freeway this morning.

I've seen a bunch of Roadsters before, but never a Model S.
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Ironically, the day i stopped to take a pic of the van, the owner(band member) and his wife were walking out of the church. They notice my car, and we started talking for 10-15mins, had a good chat and he gave me a few tips on the smoothies...

He mentioned, using a few 2"x2" cutouts of drywall sand paper, folding them and pinching them between the rim lip and the smoothy. While using a dab of 2part epoxy on one pinched area to keep it in place for good measure. Mentioned he found that particular set on ebay, and ran him about $100 including shipping for the entire set.

Otherwise he seemed generally interested, but Fe wasn't his focus and never measured if it had a difference, he just liked the way it looks.
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Sorry no pics.

My co-worker drives a 5speed diesel ford escort from the eighties. It's reported to get anywhere from 45-60+mpg, but i haven't asked him about it yet. Really rare thing to behold.

Several weeks ago i spotted a silver VW Golf with moondiscs hubcaps on. I waited till he showed up and we had a nice talk. Apparently his dad put them on, but i saw no other noticeable mods, so i'm not sure if he lurks on these forums.

I have a large tally sheet of every rare car i've spotted for future eco-rally organizing in my area. Leafs, Volts, a nice sport edition metro, a beatup black crx HF thats been under a tarp for years etc.

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