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    If you can't dodge it, ram it.

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    I think I might stay with Ram once my lease is up.
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    Well, if it then immediately broke down, wouldn't you be sheepish?
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    Just don't trade it in 'cause the dealer will fleece you.

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    If it breaks down during dclamp's lease then he'll be on the lamb if he does not pay for it.

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    I bought a Jag last year and love it. I've always bought junkers and run them into the ground before so having something decent is utter luxury to me.
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    Nothing baaaad has happened to my truck in the two years that I have had it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkyDexter View Post
    I bought a Jag last year and love it. I've always bought junkers and run them into the ground before so having something decent is utter luxury to me.
    You bought a jag and you have something decent...so what is this other car you talk about?

    EDIT: Nice typo. Kind of wrecked the point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by szlamany View Post
    My first car was a '69 Chevelle SS - I wish I still had it...
    Arguably one of the best looking Chevys ever made that wasn't a Corvette.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkyDexter View Post
    I bought a Jag last year and love it.
    What year/make/model? A few years ago I had the opportunity to buy a well-used V-12 XJS that I wanted to turn into a track car but lacked the garage space at the time so I passed.
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    Back in the mid-'80s I saw a mid-'70s Chevy Nova with Mexico plates and trim on the rear that labeled it a "Malibu." Then I remembered that "no va" in Spanish means "it won't go." Apparently Chevy executives realized this a bit too late and had to take the "Malibu" trim off the Mexican Chevelles and put them on the "No vas" so they would actually sell.
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    My city can sleep safely now that the "Poopgangsta" is off the streets:

    'Poopgangsta' gets 12 years in prison for Euclid bar shooting, other crimes
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    What year/make/model?
    It's an '09 XType Sovereign. Basically a Mondeo in a frock but it's a very pretty frock. Also the last Jag (along with the SType) to look like a proper Jag IMO. I actually prefer an SType and would have bought one except that I don't like automatics and manual STypes are rarer than hen's teeth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by homer13j View Post
    Arguably one of the best looking Chevys ever made that wasn't a Corvette.
    I knew that car inside out. Took the hood off and refinished it myself - did serious motor work. You could sit in the engine compartment! It was an A-body - the oldest frame Chevy had. SS had 396 ci V8 - 325 hp.

    Got it up to 120 once.

    After you road in it you really understood the term muscle car.

    My brother recently got a Corvette. You sit like 2 inches off the surface of the road - a very different ride.

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    My brother has an '87 Camaro IROC-Z and every time I ride in that I feel like my arse is going to scrape the asphalt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homer13j View Post
    My city can sleep safely now that the "Poopgangsta" is off the streets:

    'Poopgangsta' gets 12 years in prison for Euclid bar shooting, other crimes
    I'm not so sure. They don't make much of a case that he was the real Poopgangsta. Maybe he was just a copycat poopist?
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    I drove my 1978 Z28 Camaro into a tree at around 50 miles an hours - winter 1981 - sad day.

    I bought a 1982 Trans-am (Kitt from Knightrider TV style) to replace that - my first NEW car. That was a happy day.

    That car had a drag coefficient of .32 - by 1985 they had it down to .29 - GM never got that close again with any other car (excluding vette's - different class of car - still only down to .28 I believe)

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    I'm like Funky where I just purchased my first luxury vehicle, though mine is probably significantly cheaper(and used) a 2008 Lincoln MKZ. I absolutely love it! Leather seats, heated and cooled seats, power sun roof, Bluetooth, the sweet Lincoln analog clock.

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    That is a grandpa car
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    It's a nice grandpa car.

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    Buy a truck. Its more eco friendly.
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    I would love a truck, but (atleast in the south) they hold their value for a long time.

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    I am leasing my truck and it is pretty inexpensive!
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    I am completely against leasing and financing vehicles, it's not worth it in my opinion.

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    I lease a Chevy Tahoe type vehicle every three years - have done so since around 1999. Usually I do not even change brakes or tires - lease is up before those events.

    It is so nice to get a brand new car every three years.

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    My issue with leasing a vehicle is that you do not build any equity, so you are paying in your case for 16 years while never owning your vehicle. Another thing is that you always have to carry collision and comprehensive and with Louisiana being the highest rated state in the nation for auto rates, that's something I'm not willing to do if I don't need to. I would rather save money in an account in case I damage/total my vehicle. FYI I work for an insurance company

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    My 6 month premium for liability at the state minimum, uninsured motorist to match the liability, and roadside help is $511.55. If I add collision and comp at $1,000 then my premium is $1169.81. I'm married so I'm not being rated as a young driver even though I'm only 23, I'm actually being rated as an adult male.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dday9 View Post
    I'm like Funky where I just purchased my first luxury vehicle, though mine is probably significantly cheaper(and used) a 2008 Lincoln MKZ. I absolutely love it! Leather seats, heated and cooled seats, power sun roof, Bluetooth, the sweet Lincoln analog clock.
    Drop that down a few inches, add some flourescent lighting under the body, and put some wire rims on that baby!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dday9 View Post
    My 6 month premium for liability at the state minimum, uninsured motorist to match the liability, and roadside help is $511.55. If I add collision and comp at $1,000 then my premium is $1169.81. I'm married so I'm not being rated as a young driver even though I'm only 23, I'm actually being rated as an adult male.
    I pay some $300-$400 less.
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    I should also mention that I have 1 not at fault accident and 0 tickets as well. So I have no surcharges on my policy for bad driving. Basically, the rate I'm getting is the lowest that I can get it at.

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    I have even called around several companies, with no intention switching only to see how they would try and close me, but with the same coverages I have now I am being quoted anywhere between $900 up to $2200 for the six months. But I do have some years with my current carrier(4) so I'm sure that helps my premium a bit.

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    Its not entirely true that you do not earn equity on a leased vehicle. If at the end of my lease term, the vehicle is worth more than the leasing company estimated it would cost, then I can buy the vehicle for their price and then sell it for the actual cost and make a profit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    I pay some $300-$400 less.
    You also live in the middle of nowhere and you're at least twice his age.

    I pay about the same as dday on my beater van (liability only) and a bit more for my Mustang (full coverage), but let's just say my driving record is not exactly perfect. I blame it on living in the 88 county speed trap known as Ohio, certainly not for my often blatant disregard for posted speed limits.
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    It's a nice grandpa car
    Are you a nice Grandpa? I know you folks start spittin' 'em out pretty young in Wheezy Anna.

    The Jag was second hand too, by the way. 4 years old when I bought it in pretty much perfect condition and only cost me a little shy of 8,000. That might sound expensive to you colonialists but cars are more expensive over here and I thought it was a pretty good bargain. The book price on it was closer to 10k.

    you're at least twice his age
    Only twice?! I've heard that some of the mountains Shaggy trecks across are younger than he is. I've also noticed that there's a reverse correlation between Shaggy's posts on VBF and Big Foot sightings in his area. Given that he only stops posting when he goes off hiking the conclusions are obvious.
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    Are you a nice Grandpa? I know you folks start spittin' 'em out pretty young in Wheezy Anna.
    My wife has a second cousin who had a baby at 17 and that child had a baby at 14, so her second cousin is a grandmother at the ripe age of 31. Though at least its not as bad as this woman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homer13j View Post
    You also live in the middle of nowhere and you're at least twice his age.
    Well, yeah, that's true, but that supplemental moose insurance is a killer.
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    I had actually sold supplemental products for a short while, like cancer, disability, etc. and talk about a cutthroat business. Not only was I competing against other companies, but I was also competing against people within my own company.

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    The moose policy was one we did not go over, however the gator policy was killer!

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    Drew Breesus went to Perdue.

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