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Old 11-04-2019, 04:46 PM   #2311 (permalink)
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Old 11-15-2019, 01:13 PM   #2312 (permalink)
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It's SO MUCH FREAKIN NICER TO DRIVE than the Metro or Miata. It's going to spoil me. (You know you're used to inhabiting the bottom of the automotive food chain when getting a loaded Mirage makes you feel like you've finally arrived!
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Old 11-15-2019, 03:34 PM   #2313 (permalink)
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It's like now I know how the 1% feels! Suck it, peons!!
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Old 11-15-2019, 06:46 PM   #2314 (permalink)
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It's like now I know how the 1% feels! Suck it, peons!!
Come on now, Tesla has well over 2% market share!
Well, might be 1% of cars on road.
Never thought Id consider myself in the 1% in a good way before.
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Old 11-15-2019, 06:53 PM   #2315 (permalink)
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Yes! I always thought the Mirage is JUST LIKE A TESLA -- it's got a stranglehold on its segment too!
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Old 11-23-2019, 02:24 PM   #2316 (permalink)
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You offer to drive to national park, on a wife-date, town... And your wife asks: "Are we gonna hypermile? Or drive normally? - If were gonna hypermile, I'LL DRIVE."

You're coming back to Colorado Springs from the Rocky Mountains and after a bit she asks accusingly: "Are we coasting?" (There's a 10 mile coast, no lie, she's lucky I don't shut off the engine...)

You always fold or remove the passenger side mirror. Your tires are filled to the max. Your chin is always up, anticipating the next quarter to half mile ahead. You LIKE worn tires, they roll better. You hug the shoulder, let the Bro-Dozer pass, and then you draft his hideous drag-mobile.

Where you can, you buy a shorter non-AC serp belt and bypass the compressor entirely! (Yaris) Wife: "Are we taking a non-AC car? If we are, I'm driving!" - (Who needs AC, living at 7,000 feet in Colorado? ; )

All your lubricants are synthetic, all filters are CLEEAN!, you always short-shift when unladen, windows= tinted, roof= painted white carefully to avoid AC.

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And your wife asks: "Are we gonna hypermile? Or drive normally? - If were gonna hypermile, I'LL DRIVE."
And I said "Sorry, honey, but if we're gonna hypermile, I'll drive".
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Old 01-08-2020, 01:45 PM   #2318 (permalink)
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It's SO MUCH FREAKIN NICER TO DRIVE than the Metro or Miata. It's going to spoil me. (You know you're used to inhabiting the bottom of the automotive food chain when getting a loaded Mirage makes you feel like you've finally arrived!
Related: I'm currently on a little road trip to Florida in a friend's 2010 Kia Rio automatic, and YKYAEM when a 2010 Kia Rio automatic feels like a race car compared to your fancy little car.

Now I have ten-year-old Kia Rio envy.
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Old 01-08-2020, 02:42 PM   #2319 (permalink)
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When I'm out of the 1979 Dasher diesel (Old Smokey) or the 1971 SUPERBeetle (only a four-speed), the 1990 Geo Metro XFi loaner feels like a new car to me.
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YKYAEM when going four times faster than your bicycle, but not sitting in the back of a farm truck with it is luxury a-plenty. I've got a comfy seat, a heater, and ear cans with tunes. That's plenty of extras, even if the builders are better at gadgets than carpenters are. There's driving to do, so all else is background.
The Wright Bros once opined that if commercial air travel ever became possible, the passengers would be content to lay on the wings.

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