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Old 07-15-2015, 01:17 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Before my time. I was 4 when it came out, movies on TV were videly hit or miss and it was ages before Blockbuster came around. Remember VHS rentals?

That movie never made it to my to-do list.

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Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
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Old 07-15-2015, 01:40 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Be kind, rewind.

I have only seen references on Reddit, I am not sure that I have watched it, either, but someone was kind enough to post a capture, which I was unable to find.

[Edit!]Adrienne Barbeau[Edit!] is pulled over, so she undoes a couple of buttons, and shows off the best that she can. She turns and smiles, only to see a female officer smiling back, also showing off.

I have known women that said it worked. My obese friend said that she would have flirted her way out of a DUI stop when she was simply a bad driver.

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Old 07-15-2015, 03:59 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Sally Field? Sounds out of character. On the other hand, Adrienne Barbeau In The The Cannonball Run...
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Old 07-17-2015, 06:53 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Old 08-04-2015, 10:02 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I put a hitch on the beetle but have not wired or towed with it yet. It grabs the tow hook and the subframe under the muffler for primary support, and the sheetmetal under the spare. It is a 2000/200 hitch that I figure is good for half that.
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Not really a small car but I found out that Timbren makes a nice "suspension enhancement" overload spring for my minivan I plan to get. I can't afford it this summer (along with the hitch, brake controller, load leveling hitch with sway control, and wiring) but hopefully over the winter I will be ready to tow the camper with the minivan rather then the SUV. Then maybe the SUV can be sold off entirely. My over 28 MPG trip with the minivan (not towing) sealed the deal for me, my best trip ever with the Aspen (not towing) was 18. Towing it dropped to 14. I think the van might push 20 mpg plus the savings from dropping the SUV. I do like the effortless towing the 5.7 Hemi gives.
I'm also eagerly waiting for the 2016 Town and Country redesign. they have added more economy to the 3.6 (probably direct injection) a very strong 9 speed auto, better aerodynamics, and a few months after into an electric rear axle for AWD or Hybrid.
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I also wouldn't label the Chrysler minivan as "compact", but with some improvements in the 3.6 and a 9-speed tranny I could also expect it to have a nice realistic tow rating (in spite of a predictably-underestimated official tow rating).
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I recently towed 2300+lbs of trash to the dump with the 05 Focus. I was extremely surprised at the weight when weighed at the scale. I could tell the trailer had some weight but it drove quite well.

Also used the same Focus to move 1200+ miles with probably 1500lbs in the harbor freight 4x8. Pulled just fine even over the mountain passes. Passed many big rigs and light trucks some with trailers.

Sold the truck before the move. Glad I did. Cars are so much better to drive than trucks. Though the truck was useful I found that I didn't use it as a truck all that often. Just a few times a month at best.
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This afternoon I saw a Peugeot 408 with an utility trailer and a 2002-2007 Corolla towing a trailer with Gas Gas motorcycle on it.

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