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  • Mitzi
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    I drive a 96Ford Taurus grocery getter station wagon....and I love it. Heck, I used to pick up my ONE child from school....and drive off with 7 more in the car. lol Seems like everyone thinks, "Well, you just have ONE child and we have three...sooo, could you help us out?" And I always did. I remember pulling away with 7 kids in my car, all of whitch I had to get in seat belts. This was when I had another station wagon. This one picked up teenage boys with big feet, seven or eight kids at a time, from baseball practice, football practice....you name it. And my trusty Taurus got us where we were going. I still love it.

    [ 12-02-2001: Message edited by: Mitzi ]

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  • kd5hqd
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    This is very true. This is the point where I be screwed


    Tex
    KD5HQD

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  • JKT
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    Originally posted by kd5hqd:
    Don,
    I'm telling you, it's the antennas that keeps the cops away as I'm doing 100 down the freeway. They think I'm some government vehicle and they'd rather not mess with me.


    Tex
    KD5HQD

    Until you run across one that is also a HAM and recognizes the antennas for what they are.

    QRZ

    73

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  • Don
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  • kd5hqd
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    Don,
    I'm telling you, it's the antennas that keeps the cops away as I'm doing 100 down the freeway. They think I'm some government vehicle and they'd rather not mess with me.


    Tex
    KD5HQD

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  • Don
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    I've stayed away from this one until now. But the fact is that I already have one SUV and I have a 4X4 Powerstroke F250. AND I'm getting ready to buy another SUV.

    Frankly, 'tain't nobudys bizznezz whut I drive as long as I can afford it!

    Hey Kyle,

    Be sure you keep the "antenna side" up! Some folks drive SUV's, but Kyle drives a porcupine!

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  • kd5hqd
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    I'm 16. When I get my dad's 4runner to take out some days, I'm running a dual band mobile ham radio, GPS, packet position, and occasionally a cellphone with hands free earplug and mouthpiece (from the inside, it looks like one big bomb with lots of wires) I have yet to have an accident, and I have yet to run somebody off the road or out of their lane. I can handle it. Now am I asking for trouble. Perhaps, but at least I feel safe knowing if I die, it won't be my fault.


    Tex
    KD5HQD

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  • werebear
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    You want a SUV? Now here's a SUV!!
    http://abcnews.go.com/sections/busin...UV_011127.html

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  • TheMdntRdr
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    I guess it's time to say a couple fourteen words on the subject. I own a SUV, but it's not one of these plastic yuppie grocery getting taking the kids to soccer games SUV. It's a firebreathing, steel on steel, yank hard to get into 4-lo, get out and turn the hubs, mud tire whining K-5. Guess what? My truck (it's the original Avalanche)gets just as good gas mileage as these new plastic pieces of garbage. If I'm crashing into some type of small car, I'm driving away. As for the handling, I've driven everything in between a Ford Pinto to a M3 Bradley, armored truck and pickup. It's the driver. A driver who understands the limitations of said vehicle and doesn't cross that line is just as good no matter what size the vehicle. Where this rollover factor has come into play is people whining about the rough ride of the older generation, so this new stuff coming out has a soft suspension that gives the vehicle more body roll. Then comes the fun stuff, I can fix anything and everything on my truck, I don't have to take it to a shop, and it even has a computer ran engine. HMMMMM!!!!

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    Fast_1, Z rated tires are for driving at high speeds. I have a great set of Z's on my car, they look great and my car wouldn't perform as it does without them. If you plan to drive in the snow though, you're best off getting a different wheel that is standard size for your car. I bought a tire package that has steel wheels and snow tires that are the standard size for my car. I think it's a waste to buy performance snow tires.

    They hurt your pocket though when it's time to replace them. I've had alignment problems with my car and have bought 4 sets of tires in the last 3 1/2 years at $800 - 900 a set, OUCH!

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  • Arctic Cop
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    Member #3 eyed bee veree interestid in noing whut kinda kar ewe dryve

    Kare to phil us inn

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  • Niteshift
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    "umm by the way i'm not drom PA so could you kindly change that to Los Angeles, California"

    That little problem has been fixed.

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  • member#3
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    Ah dude don't get me wrong I'm not an advocate of the "rice rocket" or the "crotch rocket" either (181 mph on two wheels..i mean c'mon) and FL makes a fair argument. I guess no one in here see's them as a pain in the butt. Tis cool.

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  • Fastie
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    Originally posted by FLLawdog:
    Z rated tires(even though the car has speed capabilities of 90 mph

    Lawdog, is it OK to have "Z" rated tires on a car that often goes faster than 90 mph?? My BROTHER "made" me buy "Z" rated tires. They seem to grip the road better, giving me more control but other than that I really don't have a clue why he thought I needed them.

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  • FLLawdog
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    He he he...he said "smaple"

    however in tight streets time and time again i see the suv as causing a problem especially being hit from behind by one because the driver was more occupied with what was on the radio than slowing down to the red light.
    I can say the same thing about the Boy Racer in his souped up Honda Civic. What's your point?

    More so on the highway where being higher off the ground there is more room to be out of control and err at high speeds.
    Same way with crotch rocket riders who more testosterone and horsepower than brain cells. What's your point?

    I've seen Explorers and Tahoes blazing down the highway at 85+ mph ram into medians simply because the driver couln't control the vehilce.
    Hell, I live in Florida. I see Mama and Papa Gus doint that all the time in their Geezermobile! What's your point?

    I have no problem with people who need a vehicle of this sort because they need to haul equipment or need the power etc.
    I feel the same way about pickups. The Lightning is designed to haul one thing...MUCH A**! But, I don't go around preaching that a person shouldn't buy one because they serve no utilitarian purpose.

    but people who use them for flash and think that they have cars are a definate hazard.
    How about these vehicles that have no definate purpose, but only serve to create an image of oneself or even compensate for a lack of manhood...

    Corvette
    Any Porsche
    Any Ferrari
    Miata(OK, not exactly a manly car)
    Nissan 300ZX
    Mitsubishi 3000GT
    Motorcycles
    Any car with 18 inch rims, Z rated tires(even though the car has speed capabilities of 90 mph), racing stripes(even though it's a 4 door, beige in color), a stereo system worth more than the individual parts of the car(let alone the whole car), clear taillights and a whale tail spoiler.

    If you go by your terms as to what's a necessary and prudent mode of transportation, the only gas powered vehicles would be garbage trucks, delivery trucks, emergency vehicles and construction equipment. The rest of the "free world" would be walking, riding bikes, or kicking scooters.

    It's not the vehicles that are the problems you mention, it's the people behind the wheel that do.

    "SUV's don't kill people...PEOPLE kill people" or...SUV's don't drive like a**holes, PEOPLE drive like a**holes

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