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Old 02-17-2013, 09:05 PM   #1481 (permalink)
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You know you are an Eco Modder when you search out and buy a VW Dasher 1.5 diesel that can only make it up a hill when you turn off the A/C

-or you have everyone in the car lean forwards going downhill to coast further:-)

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Old 02-18-2013, 07:48 PM   #1482 (permalink)
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I spotted an EV1 and an insight on my bike ride. I couldn't get my cell phone out in time to snap a picture of either, but I managed to get up to 35 MPH trying to keep up with the EV1 (I threw up afterwards.)
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:27 PM   #1483 (permalink)
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You hit a deer at night, hood flies up and completely covers the windshield, headlights gone, and your first thought is "Damn, first tailwind in over a month, weather report is for tailwind on the return, AND NOW MY ONE CHANCE FOR A GOOD FILL IN WINTER IS GONE!". All before the truck comes to a stop.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:44 PM   #1484 (permalink)
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I had this happen to me today, a sure sign I drive a modded car... I pulled into a set of corner strip stores parking lot and go to park at one end. Just as I am getting out of the car someone from the daycare at the other end comes out and asks " I do not want to sound weird, but can you park in front of the big windows over there so the kids can see your car?"

I decided it was worth the gas to move the car so 20 kids could have fun/ be distracted by my car for a while When I got out the car all the kids noses were pressed up to the windows looking at the car!
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:00 PM   #1485 (permalink)
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:11 PM   #1486 (permalink)
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I bet they liked the teeth on the front! how many cars with teeth will they draw this next week? How many parents will get asked why their cars do not have any teeth?
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YKYAEM, when you want to kick the butt of your neighbour who is idling his car for at least 30 minutes each morning. Because"He don't want to stress a cold engine with driving"...
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YKYAEM, when you want to kick the butt of your neighbour who is idling his car for at least 30 minutes each morning. Because"He don't want to stress a cold engine with driving"...
Oh yes, I'd so much like to kick his arse
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:33 PM   #1489 (permalink)
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:36 PM   #1490 (permalink)
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