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    Ugh, I was looking more closely at the pictures...

    Ugh, I was looking more closely at the pictures trying to determine trim level and I believe that it is an automatic, despite what the ad says. In the picture of the instrument cluster, it's in "P"...
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    What did you end up paying for this one? I'm...

    What did you end up paying for this one?

    I'm going to look at this tomorrow:
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    2009 manual transmission, 105k miles, 10.5k supposedly firm price, appears to have a good...
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    I would prefer the Ń52 as well, both for...

    I would prefer the Ń52 as well, both for reliability and slow-car-fast reasons. I've seen a couple pop up here, but they've been convertibles, which I'm not totally against, but wouldn't be my first...
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    I will be very eager to see how it goes as I've...

    I will be very eager to see how it goes as I've been keeping my eye out for one. I inquired about one last week but didn't get a good vibe from the seller.

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    I had my dog go through this a year ago. She...

    I had my dog go through this a year ago. She first hurt her ACL in the summer. We rested for months. She was a crazy dingo so eventually finished off the tear. She was 7-8. Our vet was in favor of...
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    I was literally browsing them this weekend as a...

    I was literally browsing them this weekend as a nice, manual came up in my area (though convertible rather than coupe). I can't help, but we're on the same page.

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    I assumed that he meant slapping on aftermarket...

    I assumed that he meant slapping on aftermarket turbos to increase hp, get rid of gen 1s torque dip.

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    I have no experience with Subaru engines so I...

    I have no experience with Subaru engines so I only know them by rep, but the naturally aspirated 2.4 in the BRZ is turbo charged in the Ascent/WRX, so I assume that it's reasonably robust for the...
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    I honestly barely care about actual speed at all...

    I honestly barely care about actual speed at all as long as the car is engaging to drive (within reason). The slower it actually is, the more I get to feel like I'm wringing it out while driving at...
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    Nope. First gen. I haven't seen a second gen in...

    Nope. First gen. I haven't seen a second gen in person yet, though looking at the specs, they might have even less headroom.

    The salesman told me that they'd had a couple delivered for folks who...
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    I haven't totally given up on the BRZ/86, but now...

    I haven't totally given up on the BRZ/86, but now I'll probably wait for the new gen to actually be at dealerships (assuming nothing terrible happens to my current small, fun to drive car, which is...
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    I tried to talk the seller down, but apparently...

    I tried to talk the seller down, but apparently he was expecting to get top dollar from some guy.

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    Just stopped in and sat in a BRZ. I liked the...

    Just stopped in and sat in a BRZ. I liked the feel, but literally couldn't stick my son's car seat in the back. With the front seat slid up, there was actually plenty of legroom, but the headroom was...
  14. Given the recent topic: Why do people care if...

    Given the recent topic:
    Why do people care if their daughters have sex? Obviously I understand not wanting anyone to be taken advantage of and there are potential consequences to be mitigated, but...
  15. I legitimately loved Spam. Growing up we would...

    I legitimately loved Spam. Growing up we would eat it fried in white bread sandwiches and it was one of my favorite meals. We didn't even eat sliced white bread in general, but we did with Spam for...
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    Speaking of the Corolla, the new hatchback...

    Speaking of the Corolla, the new hatchback doesn't look terrible and they are apparently dropping a GR version soon. I hope they keep it somewhat subtle, but another AWD hot hatch would be a fun yet...
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    This MR2 popped up on my local Craigslist. ...

    This MR2 popped up on my local Craigslist.
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    But are you really going to trust someone who described this as a custom TIGER wrap to do an engine swap?
  18. Hey, I don't care how many attempts it takes, if...

    Hey, I don't care how many attempts it takes, if my son eventually manages to emigrate to Canada, I will be fully supportive.

    But I plan to be there for him when he gets things wrong. I just won't...
  19. I think that kids definitely bring stress. And...

    I think that kids definitely bring stress. And for many, stress can turn into unhappiness. I don't think it's generally the kids themselves, but more the constraints they put upon you and the person...
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    The street legal part is a big advantage, but I'm...

    The street legal part is a big advantage, but I'm out west where a lot of places have legalized side by sides for non-highway roads. So you'd still probably want a trailer for longer trips, but you...
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    I'm surprised that it took this long to mention...

    I'm surprised that it took this long to mention the WRX. I am curious about them as I spend more time driving on dirt roads in the little BMW than would probably be wise and I have a kid in the back,...
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    I suspect that the niche of the Nomad is just...

    I suspect that the niche of the Nomad is just really small. If you're mostly on roads, the Atom is lighter and quicker. If you are on trails/off road, something like the higher end Can Am X3s are...
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    I was looking at one of these the other day and...

    I was looking at one of these the other day and wondering if they were any fun. It doesn't have a stick so it wouldn't be my dream option, but it looks like a great commuter car and my wife could...
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    I was in a Mini Cooper over the summer. I liked...

    I was in a Mini Cooper over the summer. I liked the seating position as a tall person and it had good shift feel.
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    The GTI is another one I've thought about and...

    The GTI is another one I've thought about and would make a lot of sense. How do you feel the handling is with the FWD? I've had small hatchbacks before (a Honda Fit which did love), but they weren't...
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    I am totally with you (hence this thread). We...

    I am totally with you (hence this thread). We have a van if we need to carry a whole lot of stuff or people, but if not, I'd rather a vehicle that feels like a go cart.

    My brother's high school...
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    Oh man, how could I forget the Miata. It's the...

    Oh man, how could I forget the Miata. It's the poster child of the category. It's not for me though as I need a backseat of some kind. Outside of my short commute, the main thing I use the car for is...
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    The fun small cars thread

    We have a thread for trucks, for wagons, even for minivans, but how about fun small cars. I was just sitting in a Veloster N. I'm eagerly awaiting the new BRZ/86. Boxsters, Caymans, and the M2 on the...
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    I'm getting meniscus surgery next week. I tore it...

    I'm getting meniscus surgery next week. I tore it months ago, tried to rest it away, and eventually started the surgery process. I'm basically having it trimmed. I read a lot of literature and it...
  30. I don't think most really disbelieve the sheriff,...

    I don't think most really disbelieve the sheriff, things have just become a bit confused as the sheriff's department (or reports out of it), said that they didn't suspect dehydration, partially due...
  31. Looking at data from the weather station at El...

    Looking at data from the weather station at El Portal, which is fairly close, I believe the sheriff department's estimate that it was in the low 100s and it might have been even a bit hotter. I also...
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    I'm considering this, though my 4a would be worth...

    I'm considering this, though my 4a would be worth less as I cracked the screen. What I really want is the telephoto lens. I like the camera on my current phone, but backgrounds seem SO far away from...
  33. That makes a little bit more sense as compared to...

    That makes a little bit more sense as compared to earlier articles I read suggesting they had unconsumed water with them.

    But still I don't know, all of them dying right there? 103 is hot, but not...
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    Unibody can actually be really strong. Transits...

    Unibody can actually be really strong. Transits are unibody and my Transit Connect can handle somewhere around 14-1500lbs in a pretty small footprint.

    The hard part with trucks is part of the...
  35. Was it confirmed that was all they had? The...

    Was it confirmed that was all they had? The initial articles I read suggested that they had a reasonable amount of water with them when they were found. How do multiple adults die and allow their...
  36. Heat exhaustion? That's weird to me. I...

    Heat exhaustion?

    That's weird to me. I understand that they've investigated many possible causes, but how do you have 3 people and a dog die in close proximity of heat exhaustion with water in...
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    Well their payload capacity (~1500) is...

    Well their payload capacity (~1500) is substantially more than the double cab Tacomas (~1200) and being that they are unibody, you could attach something to the cabin roof and bed without worrying...
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    The EPA fuel economy for Maverick hybrid was...

    The EPA fuel economy for Maverick hybrid was released: 42 City/33 Highway/37 overall vs. 23 city/ 30 highway/26 overall for the 2.0 non-hybrid (and a mpg less for the AWD version).

    That's pretty...
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    The review embargo for the Maverick lifted today....

    The review embargo for the Maverick lifted today. Sounds great to me as an all around utility vehicle. I just hope that they eventually do an AWD version of the hybrid. It wouldn't be great for...
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    Heh, I know this is a thread about trucks I'm...

    Heh, I know this is a thread about trucks I'm cluttering up, but I love the minivan form factor. My wife - normally not a keeping up with the Jones person - did not. I bought a Transit Connect anyway...
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    Ha part of the reason I got a van was that I...

    Ha part of the reason I got a van was that I wanted to sleep inside and at 6'3" with a flat on my back, toes pointed out sleeping position, I generally would need to sleep a bit diagonal even in 6'6"...
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    :D I mean, I drive a van with a maybe 42 inch...

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    I mean, I drive a van with a maybe 42 inch cargo area behind the rear seats so I don't really have a horse in this race, but pickup folks seem to be very hung up on bed size. What do you really...
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    I mean the Rivian's tailgate hinges out so you...

    I mean the Rivian's tailgate hinges out so you get a 7 foot platform (while being 50 inches between the wheel arches). That should be plenty for most extracurricular activities unless you're trying...
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    I haven't ever lived in Milan, but I love...

    I haven't ever lived in Milan, but I love Northern Italy. I've only been in Milan a few times to fly in/visit family, but it seemed ok, if not amazing. I would choose it over Amsterdam just for how...
  45. My son is in kindergarten and tried to fake sick...

    My son is in kindergarten and tried to fake sick for the first time a couple of weeks ago. You know what's great? My town's free, rapid Covid tests. All the deterrence of a doctor's appointment...
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    Another random thing I save a ton of money on is...

    Another random thing I save a ton of money on is cherry tomatoes. My wife and son eat tons of them. Our grocery store sells them in a pound container for $5. Costco sells the same brand in 2 pound...
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    Depending what state you are in, some require...

    Depending what state you are in, some require public access to the liquor store/pharmacy even for non-members. Liquor selection is better where that's not the case though!
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    Hah, I knew that Reed dropped out of giving them...

    Hah, I knew that Reed dropped out of giving them data for the rankings. I didn't realize that there were other shenanigans beforehand.
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    I don't mean to hold your feet to the fire. Like...

    I don't mean to hold your feet to the fire. Like I said, I love the classical liberal education model and really believe it is the best way to go. If my wife wouldn't have been such a drag on my...
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    And you and your kids can see it that way because...

    And you and your kids can see it that way because you're well off to start.

    Now to be fair, I don't disagree in my personal feelings. I went to some really interesting schools, had my path change...
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