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  • #714247

    minyan gal
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    ” a buick parave “

    Mod 80: Well then I hope that you aren’t munching cheese knishes or corn beef sandwiches in it – you would get the poor car all confused. Besides, I don’t think toiveling would be good for the transmission or the upholstery.

    #714248

    blinky
    Participant

    BP Totty- shame on you, in the general schmooze thread all you talk about is cars cars cars, and finally there is a thread about cars and you act all huffy:)

    #714249

    squeak
    Participant

    My last car was a 1951 MG. Now that was a car.

    I’d still have it if not for those <foul word> emissions laws.

    #714250

    cantoresq
    Member

    2006 Mercury Montego. I have seven payments left and plan to drive it until the wheels fall off and the transmission hits the pavement.

    #714251

    bpt
    Participant

    act all huffy:)

    OK, you have a point, sort of. The diff?

    When I talk cars, its a “wish-I-had” kinda talk. Here, its “I’ve-got-one-and-you-dont”

    There’s a huge difference. But for you, Blinky.. we make an exception.

    You’re ENTITLED to the horse-drawn carraige, being the Bas Melech you are!

    And we are lucky to be allowed to toss rose petals, to carpet the ride (see? I can roll out the nice things when necessary!)

    #714252

    blinky
    Participant

    if im the supposedly princess ill take the pumpkin thats drawn by 4 white horses instead:)

    #714253

    bpt
    Participant

    Bad move, Blink. That set of wheels is only good till 12:00 am.

    You’d miss all the fun!

    #714254

    ronrsr
    Member

    How do you like the Mercury Montego, CantEsq (that is the official DMV abbreviation for CantorEsq.)

    #714255

    Pashuteh Yid
    Member

    My second car is a Rolls Royce.

    #714256

    Homeowner
    Member

    Hummer H2

    #714257

    squeak
    Participant

    BPT- I don’t see any cars in this thread that are worth a second thought, even the ones mentioned as jokes. The fancy cars of today are just scaled down versions of private jets for the road. There’s no craftmanship to admire, no efficiency to speak of, no willingness to sacrifice some comfort in exchange for high performance. A fast car just has a bigger and fatter engine – what’s the kuntz to get speed out of a 45.6L V64? A “sport” car just has gyroscopes to handle curves while compensating for the imprecise center of gravity – what’s the kuntz to having a computer fix your mistakes? You don’t even feel the road, what with all the super-duper shock absorbers. I’ve test driven quite a few of these, once my car became street illegal, but hated them all.

    Like I said, it’s just a road version of the private jet. All show, but nothing admirable. It won’t be long before they start installing jet engines in these cars as the final move of one-up-manship.

    Now my MG, that was a car. With a 1 liter engine, but an engine that outperformed. There was a sacrifice in comfort to get the low center of gravity, in the tube-like cockpit, but you were actually driving the car, not computers. That’s the sport of it- getting what you can with as little as you can get away with. Compare it to another sport- would you respect the NBA player who gets computerized joints that auto-correct his jump shots over the natural athletes? Would you respect the baseball player with a spring-loaded bat over the (non-steroid using version of) homerun king?

    #714258

    bpt
    Participant

    Squeak –

    The thing that irked me was that this thread was not about, “I’m looking for a new car.. what does anyone suggest”; it was more a ranking system.

    I’ve noted before, I have a leased minivan. Ho Hum. But to the person that is chalishing for a leased mv, my van is a touchy subject if I rub it into his (or her) face. True, I don’t try to hide it (I mean, where would you hide a 10 ft long van anyways?) but that still no reason for me to flaunt it.

    And while I think (hope?) the folks that said they have the XYZ super-charged turbo, with Coach leather seats were pulling our collective legs, some of the posters were really serious.

    Its just not who the CR usually is. (sorry if I sounded grumpy)

    And Poppa, if you spot me on OP, I’d LOVE a ride in the Mase!

    #714259

    ChanieE
    Participant

    I guess it depends what you’re looking for in a car. I don’t drive for sport, although I love zipping around town with the top down and the sun on my face. I’m happy with smooth acceleration and tight cornering and I’m glad Hashem has given us engineering insights that allow us to innovate. If you want authentic transportation, ride a camel.

    #714260

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    Gladly. But it is disguised as a ’98 Civic. I paid Maserati price because I wanted to have an 8 cow car.

    #714261

    smartcookie
    Member

    BPT- it’s not like we know each others. Since we are all anonymous, there is no problem with jealousy between us, and therefore we can “flaunt”.

    #714262

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    smartcookie:

    Is that so? Can we also make fun of each other? How about if one of us would insult another for being single or divorced or a BT or ugly, or NP?

    #714263

    its_me
    Member

    am i the only one who’s car is a full suspension bike?

    #714264

    smartcookie
    Member

    Poppa- hey, insulting is very different than flaunting.

    (Besides that I wouldn’t accept insults on an anonymous forum since I might be faking my whole identity.)

    #714265

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    Well, if you hadn’t faked you identity, I’m gandering you’d be good and insulting.

    #714266

    jewish girl
    Member

    honda oddessey 2011

    #714267

    gavra_at_work
    Participant

    Boruch Hashem, one that goes.

    It is more useful than the type that doesn’t go.

    #714268

    smartcookie
    Member

    Popa- even with a true identity,the posters here don’t really know each others so I wouldn’t take insults to heart.

    You can’t know the whole person from some of their posts, so insults aren’t always on target.

    #714269

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    You think so? I’m betting I’m right.

    Lets try it on someone. Who should we insult?

    #714270

    leave me out of consideration please

    #714271

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    Well, it needs to be someone who has told us about themselves.

    Or someone we can research because he told us who he is.

    #714272

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    I have a car that gets me from point A to point B without breaking down at point C in the middle. 🙂

    The Wolf

    #714273

    smartcookie
    Member

    Ok Popa- you are a ….

    And a …..

    Now are you insulted?

    #714274

    bpt
    Participant

    “I paid Maserati price because I wanted to have an 8 cow car. “

    Poppa – THAT was hilarious!

    OK, I’ve been banished to my corner, as I don’t have a funnier comeback.

    Blinky, I hope you’re enjoying this ;(


    Cookie – we sort of do “know each other” We may not recognize one another while standing on line at the bank, but we do have an on-line personality, and showing off is not a hallmark of the CR (except for showing off your smarts). But I’m backing off, becuase I took it a bit too serious, and Poppa put it in perspective (Great line, poppa!)


    Its me – Now we’re talkin’! I have a front fork suspension / hardtail MTB and an old 10-speed (still can’t make up my mind which i like better, but thats a whole ‘nother thread. Please start one, if your an addict like me!)


    JG – honda oddessey 2011 – Now your’re talkin’! But that’s not showing off.. thats a mitzvah to be me’farsem!


    #714275

    BEST IMA
    Participant

    Nobody could ever insult you mod 80 you work way too hard over here. And how can anyone insult someone that drives a super sport Veyron even if it is used!

    #714276

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    Thanks BP

    #714277

    BP

    please stop by the bourbon thread

    #714278

    well, i may have exaggerated…just a little mind you….about my car.

    #714279

    smartcookie
    Member

    And Popa- I also hate your new suit. Makes you look very heavy.

    #714280

    bpt
    Participant

    Already there, 80.. already there. (Chime in? Be glad I didnt dive into the screen!)

    #714281

    wolf i know how much you hate nitpicking, but still, knowing your mathematical prowess, isnt the convention usually to have point B between point A and point C.

    (no smiley needed here i assume)

    #714282

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    I happen to not have a new suit, and to not be heavy.

    But suppose I did, and was self conscious about my weight and the way the suit made me look. Maybe I’ve already gotten a comment about it. I could see there being an insult.

    #714283

    squeak
    Participant

    Feel free to use me as your test subject.

    You can make fun of how old fashioned I am, and how stupid you think I am for admiring sporty machines that can be used by people over fat, lazy machines that can only be used by cyborgs (or computer assisted humans). Obviously, not a single person here sees my side of it.

    Or get more personal, if you want. I’m here to make you happy.

    #714284

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    wolf i know how much you hate nitpicking, but still, knowing your mathematical prowess, isnt the convention usually to have point B between point A and point C.

    Perhaps. Feel free to relabel the points as you like — as long as I don’t get stuck somewhere. 🙂

    The Wolf

    #714285

    smartcookie
    Member

    Popa- the point here isn’t insulting. You should never insult, whether the receiver will be offended or not.

    But flaunting here definitely won’t do any harm to anyone.

    #714286

    squeak,

    you’re old fashioned and stupid for admiring sporty machines that can be used by people over fat, lazy machines that can only be used by cyborgs (or computer assisted humans). Obviously, not a single person here sees your side of it.

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