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Looking for a new car? Please don't make the same mistake I did!!

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Rockey, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Rockey

    Rockey Minister of Fire

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    I just had to do it. I was tired of driving half beaten F150's for the past few years so I got an itch and went out and bought me one of these:

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    Ever since Ive been nothing but but speeding all over. Ive already got a speeding ticket. My insurance doubled (before the ticket). I fill the tank up atleast every other day. I'm hardly home. I forget what my kids look like. I just found out I can expect to get 10k miles on the tires before they need to be replace to the tune of $500 a tire. The suprcharger went out - thank god for warranties. I cant get any work done. I dont sleep at night and Ive gained 15 pounds.

    I quickly realized this was the biggest mistake of my life! Hell I coulda got the wagon model and been scroungin the whole time. Waaaaaheeehehehh


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  2. WellSeasoned

    WellSeasoned Guest

    Heres something for ya, theres plenty of cars, vans, suv's, and trucks....but theres only one jeep. [​IMG]
  3. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    No sympathy. In 1995 I got tired of the 2.8 liter S-10 Blazer and bought the 454 Suburban. Gas stations send me Christmas cards. And the tires are a house payment.

    BTW: Good to see you back.
  4. Rockey

    Rockey Minister of Fire

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    Thanks BB, its good to be back where people understand me. Heck over on the caddy forums everyone thought I was joking when I kept asking how much firewood I could get in the back of it. You know these things dont even have real wood grain trim for fire starting. What a world we live in.
  5. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Understanding you Rockey requires copious quantities of controlled substances.

    BTW: Nice pimpmobile. :lol:
  6. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    "Looking for a new car? Please don’t make the same mistake I did!!"

    Trust me, Rockey, I won't...but thanks for the heads up. :p
  7. nate379

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    Mine's bigger... hehehehe

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  8. Rockey

    Rockey Minister of Fire

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    You boys treat me like i was bonafide blood.
  9. WellSeasoned

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    Fellow jeeper......don't get me started...... [​IMG] :)
  10. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Nate . . . you part of any of the Jeep Clubs? My brother in law Jon is running a CJ (cannot remember if it is a 5 or 7) and belongs to a Jeep club . . . he sent me a video of some mud runs they were doing last summer . . . and some footage of him four wheeling in the woods . . . looked incredibly beautiful.

    Great photo by the way . . . . where was this taken?
  11. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Ha ha! I had complained about how I could only fit so big of a tote in my old Saturn for carrying manure from the farm down the road (has since been developed...). A buddy from Louisiana called me a fancy city boy for not just filling the trunk.
  12. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    That's great Rocky. We thought about the wagon but then, we've looked at several different ones. We do like the Buick Enclave a lot too. However, in the end we'll probably buy something that gets as good of gas mileage as possible but still a decent size. My problem is getting in and out of cars. Most are too low and now with most making the windshield really slant backwards it becomes even more difficult to get in and out. Danged bad backs make for some interesting situations.

    I too will welcome you back. Been wondering what happened to you. Now we know. You are on the road instead of stoking fires.
  13. mayhem

    mayhem Minister of Fire

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    I've wanted a CTS-V 6 speed wagon since I first laid eyes on one. Its darn near the perfect car!
  14. nate379

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    Hatcher Pass at the entrance to an old gold mine shaft. The old processing plant you can see in the background. Was abandoned in the 80s as I understand.

    I do my own exploring with a few friends. Don't really have time to be in a club, I work odd hours so never could get to a meeting and also mostly don't like the politics.... better to just gas up, head out with camping gear and enjoy life.

  15. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I think I've been there . . . Hatcher Pass that is . . . is that where the Independence Mine is? A lot of folks sled . . . mean snowmachine there, right? Cool place.
  16. nate379

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    Yup. Sled/Snowmobile. I don't call them "snowmachine" no idea where that came from, but to me a snowmachine is a machine that makes snow.
  17. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    Nice sled. Quick release for the trunk lid and a 5th wheel mount on the floor of the trunk should do the trick for you.

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