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Charles_Shade
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Re: What do you drive?

11-07-2013 09:08 AM in reply to: troma

Are not the roads in Ireland about 4' wide? (Yes I know that is exaggerated. I'l let you decide though if I meant bigger or smaller.:smileywink: )

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Message 22 of 65 (443 Views)

Re: What do you drive?

11-07-2013 09:41 AM in reply to: troma
I find it amusing that our sons' friends always ask us why we only have one car.

Uh, cause we only need one.
I enjoyed the public transportation when I've been in London and Dublin. It's so easy to get around and not have to hassle with traffic and parking.

Obviously, we need a car here, even living in the city, moreso since we moved out to the county, but, we don't really need two of them. It's been inconvenient a few times, but, for the most part, we haven't missed it.

Oh, and I started driving a big suv after my son was a baby and my little hyundai was totalled in a simple rear-ending. Paranoia about the size of the cars around me, so, I become part of the problem. After the boys are out of the house, I plan on going back to a compact car or moving to a city with better public transport and ditching the car entirely.
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JGerth
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Message 23 of 65 (440 Views)

Re: What do you drive?

11-07-2013 09:51 AM in reply to: Wanderer-MOTD

Wanderer-MOTD wrote:
.... After the boys are out of the house, I plan on .........

Optimist!:smileylol:

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troma
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Re: What do you drive?

11-07-2013 10:01 AM in reply to: Charles_Shade

Charles_Shade wrote:

Are not the roads in Ireland about 4' wide? ...


Well of course.  That's all you need for two donkeys to pass each other.


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Re: What do you drive?

11-07-2013 12:44 PM in reply to: graemev

We've always named our cars, this one in the pic above is Martin.  We also have (see who gets this one) Sam and Rosie.

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Re: What do you drive?

11-07-2013 12:46 PM in reply to: hwalker

hwalker wrote:

Why are all American cars "Gas" guzzlers? Yet European cars are more Petrol friendly?



For a 4WD V6 mine gets 23.9 GPM, I think that's pretty ok considering the roads I drive and the weather I have to contend with.  It's a trade off my friend.

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Re: What do you drive?

11-07-2013 01:39 PM in reply to: troma

One solid Canadian winter should resolve that last question.  Places are farther apart, and the trips are more often across large unpopulated spaces as opposed to short hops through highly populated areas, and less population density means more risk if you get off the road.  Plus, there's a little more assumption of having the right-of-way in North American driving, which coupled with the winter weather makes many glad for the extra physical buffer zones.

 

Most of the Canadian road infrastructure post-dates the modern full size vehicles, unlike most European cities, so it was designed with the larger vehicles in mind as opposed to the other way around.

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Message 28 of 65 (422 Views)

Re: What do you drive?

11-07-2013 01:54 PM in reply to: cbenner
Aw, that is so cute, Chris! :-D
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Re: What do you drive?

11-07-2013 01:59 PM in reply to: JGerth
I'm already telling them now that that they can have free room and board, so long as they are going to school full-time.

My oldest made a comment about never leaving and I set him straight. lol. :smileywink:

My parents wanted to start charging me rent as soon as I graduated high school, so I left (if I'm paying rent anyway, I'll pick a nicer place to live, where I can make my own rules), and I tell them that, too, so they know how nice I'm being, letting them stay longer. :smileywink:
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Message 30 of 65 (407 Views)

Re: What do you drive?

11-07-2013 03:59 PM in reply to: Charles_Shade

Charles_Shade wrote:

2004 GMC 2500 for ll those things that need to be done. Everyone should have a truck.

 


I knew there was a reason for liking you. You got the 6.0 L or the diesel? 6.0 here.

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