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      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MIdXQv6SJI

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MIdXQv6SJI
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      Also, most people don't change to low beams until...

      Also, most people don't change to low beams until they're almost right in front of you, and have already been blinding you for a while. Am I the only one who was taught to turn off my high beams as...
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      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsz-aGrRZWk

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsz-aGrRZWk
    4. Thread: $12,000 Yugo

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      Not really. IIRC the Cabrio had an MSRP of around...

      Not really. IIRC the Cabrio had an MSRP of around $7k to $8k -- expensive for a Yugo, and almost as much as a Geo Metro convertible.

      The regular hatchback Yugo started out at $3995 in 1986 but...
    5. I hate people who forget their PIN number while...

      I hate people who forget their PIN number while they're at the ATM machine. :P

      And Pittsburgh English never ceases to sound like fingernails on a chalkboard to me: "The car needs fixed." "The lawn...
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      To fix an old BSR-type record player that doesn't...

      To fix an old BSR-type record player that doesn't spin freely, pull out the spindle (if it's a single-play turntable, you may not need to do this), pop off the C-clip, take off the platter, clean out...
    7. I am more bothered by people and especially...

      I am more bothered by people and especially businesses which write prices in cents with a decimal point, such as ".99" or ".10".
      ...
    8. At least they didn't overinflate the tires. In my...

      At least they didn't overinflate the tires. In my experience, dealers usually inflate the tires to the maximum pressure indicated on the sidewall. I don't know if they're just dumb and think that is...
    9. The most common parts runner vehicles around here...

      The most common parts runner vehicles around here used to be base-model white Ford Ranger pickups. But now I see more small hatchbacks, like Chevy Sonic, Mazda2, etc.
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      One FIAT dealer around here is now selling...

      One FIAT dealer around here is now selling Alfa-Romeos (or at least, they will be eventually...). I was surprised to see them put up a new Alfa sign.
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      Loman Ford in Woodbridge, NJ used to have the...

      Loman Ford in Woodbridge, NJ used to have the Daewoo logo on the side of their building, but once they started selling Kias in 2008 or so, they painted over it.

      I've never seen a Daewoo dealer...
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      People used to say "fill it up with Ethyl", since...

      People used to say "fill it up with Ethyl", since Ethyl was the brand name of the gasoline additive containing lead.

      "Unleaded" is still a valid description even though it's now the norm -- just...
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      My aunt had a '93 SL2 automatic. She wanted a...

      My aunt had a '93 SL2 automatic. She wanted a Jetta, but the Mk3s weren't in dealers yet. She kept it for about 11 years and 130k miles. The said the Saturn dealer always treated her like a queen. I...
    14. The W-Body coupes are notable for having the...

      The W-Body coupes are notable for having the smallest sealed-beam headlights ever made. :)

      http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/2289/2221/30721110001_large.jpg
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      At 7:15 in the video I show how to power a late...

      At 7:15 in the video I show how to power a late '90s to mid '00s Ford radio using a 12 volt battery and clip leads, without needing a wiring harness:


      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-e-yqawT44
    16. Wikipedia (which we all know is always correct)...

      Wikipedia (which we all know is always correct) says "Despite its dated design, the Century and its sibling the Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera still sold well during the 1990s and proved both reliable and...
    17. Also, AFAIK, GM never made any W-body wagons, so...

      Also, AFAIK, GM never made any W-body wagons, so the A-body wagons served that role.

      GM's "dustbuster" minivans were also based on the A-body chassis.
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      "Caddy names it is flagship"? :sly: ↓ :wave:

      "Caddy names it is flagship"? :sly:

      ↓ :wave:
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      This is one of the reasons why I "downgraded"...

      This is one of the reasons why I "downgraded" from a Mazda3 to a Mazda2. The Mazda3's wide center console seriously intruded upon my knee room and foot room.
      ...
    20. Automakers have been playing these name games for...

      Automakers have been playing these name games for decades. In the 1960s, VWoA referred to the Microbus as a "station wagon" and the Squareback wagon as a "sedan".
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