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Old 09-19-2010, 09:58 PM   #3461
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Besides, its about the money...what other car will save me around $300/month?
Relative to a 2002 Honda Insight? Well, a 1991 Geo Metro LSi convertible, amortized over 10 years. Costs nearly nothing to buy, nearly nothing to maintain, the battery costs $50 and needs replacement once every 5 years, it's actually quite fun to drive in town, and you won't need years of expensive therapy to recover from it.


Frankly, I'd rather be murdered.
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:26 PM   #3462
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Honestly wasn't expecting that much venom from a miata forum of all places...although its MT, so I should have. I'm guessing that none of you commenting on it have probably even driven one. It honestly doesn't seem any more gay to me than a miata.

Joe, I don't see how the ******* Geo is any less gay from any perspective.

Whatever, no love from the fagsquad. I can live with it.
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:51 PM   #3464
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I don't know much about them, they seem aight.. The new CRZ looks interesting.


But then again I own a Fit... so I don't have much room to bash on someone getting an Insight.
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Joe, I don't see how the ******* Geo is any less gay from any perspective.
It's nothing at all to do with gayness. A pink Geo Metro convertible is gayer than a bag of dicks, but it's a fun, practical, unpretentious car for sensible people who don't give a flying **** about what anybody else thinks.

When you drive a Prius, you are saying to the world, in the most magniloquently smug way possible "I am better than all of you people, and you all ought to be ashamed of yourselves. Never mind that I suck at math, I don't care that I paid 10x what this car is worth and that it handles worse than the barge that brought it over from Japan, it makes me feel more important than everyone else, and that's all that matters to me."

When you drive an Insight, you are saying exactly the same thing, while wearing unfashionable trousers and a pocket protector.

It's just intolerable, and I hope that you die of necrotizing fasciitis.

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Old 09-20-2010, 12:39 AM   #3466
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Was out in the garage playing with the car when I heard a rather low-drone of an airplane. Walked out thinking it was a 747...but got to see this guy creeping by. I'm guessing he was in the 2k-3k ft altitude range..

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It's just intolerable, and I hope that you die of necrotizing fasciitis.
Do you carry a pocket dictionary around? Your command of English vocabulary is above par.

If it helps the math equation at all. I'm buying it for only $5400 with 120k mi on it, still has 30k mi on the battery warranty. My trousers are unfashinable though, I just buy them on sale at Kohls.
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:50 AM   #3468
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I like the Insight. It's a simpler car than the Prius (some would argue that this just means the Prius is a better hybrid, but w/e) and it has looks that those familiar with aerodynamics can appreciate. It's very much a fuel saving tool, where the Prius is a fuel saving fashion statement (IMHO). The Insight is also a favorite of the hypermilers, and with some of their "eco mods" they're recording up to 100 mpg, though this requires some unusual driving techniques.

I'd have an Insight or CRX HF if I didn't need much space, but the VW gets respectable mileage for a wagon.
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:22 AM   #3469
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Was out in the garage playing with the car when I heard a rather low-drone of an airplane. Walked out thinking it was a 747...but got to see this guy creeping by. I'm guessing he was in the 2k-3k ft altitude range..

I work with those bitches. They always seem that they defy the laws of gravity.. its called a C-5.
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:40 AM   #3470
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How badass would a V8 Honda Insight be...
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I know a team calling themselves redlight racing stuck a K20 in one. Was like 200ish whp and they still got like 47MPG I think on the hwy. Bisimoto built a FWD all motor drag car with an insight using a F22, and making like 350whp. It ran something like a 9.2xx at 151mhp. With a 0.25 drag coefficient you can do some pretty cool things.
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I want to build one that says "**** you" to everything the insight stands for. V8, Loud as ****, 15 MPG, and a v-tek sticker on the back
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Was out in the garage playing with the car when I heard a rather low-drone of an airplane. Walked out thinking it was a 747...but got to see this guy creeping by. I'm guessing he was in the 2k-3k ft altitude range..

The seats in those are uncomfortable as ****, IMO.

BTW - if you ever fly in a C17 (Yeah I know that's not a C17), try to snag the seats along the fuselage. The middle rows are just seats bolted to a platform that's slid into the middle of the plane, and they have about 3" of space to slide back and forth.
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:30 AM   #3474
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The seats in those are uncomfortable as ****, IMO.

BTW - if you ever fly in a C17 (Yeah I know that's not a C17), try to snag the seats along the fuselage. The middle rows are just seats bolted to a platform that's slid into the middle of the plane, and they have about 3" of space to slide back and forth.
I get the stay in the crew cabin everytime I fly, since I also help unload the damn thing cause its convienent for them.
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I know a team calling themselves redlight racing stuck a K20 in one. Was like 200ish whp and they still got like 47MPG I think on the hwy. Bisimoto built a FWD all motor drag car with an insight using a F22, and making like 350whp. It ran something like a 9.2xx at 151mhp. With a 0.25 drag coefficient you can do some pretty cool things.
The local sports car club president back home brought an Insight to an autox and promptly owned 3/4 of the field of 50. It had slicks (idk what/if any other mods) and the guy is a ridiculously good driver, but it was entertaining nonetheless. Quietest car I've ever seen at an event.
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Rum is good.
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A ******* MEN!



Thought in my case it happens to be long island iced tea.
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2-3 shots of 151 and you're good. No chaser. If you need one better be beer!
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I love to see a C-5 lumbering overhead, looks like it's not going anywhere near fast enough to stay in the air.
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I just sent this to my dad and wife. The story is that she backed the JSW into the edge of the garage and scuffed up the taillight a bit.

"Hi hun and dad,

I was browsing the web earlier and found this picture (attached), and it reminded me: Thanks dad for buffing the damage out of the VW. Hopefully it was as easy to repair as VW says it is

Love you babe

Matt"
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