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Old 01-04-2012, 11:52 AM   #81
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You could just buy a new cummins, just to blow the Head Gasket at 15k and have to be towed from Dallas to Austin by an Excursion.

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As an alternate to the panel van + storage, I would also consider daily driving a Forester XT or a Magnum SRT-8 as long as it had a front brush guard comparable to the one on that truck.
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As an alternate to the panel van + storage, I would also consider daily driving a Forester XT or a Magnum SRT-8 as long as it had a front brush guard comparable to the one on that truck.
1 week before the HG blew I hit a 150lb pig at 90mph, and you can barely see the damage from it.
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:02 PM   #83
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After a little research the "standard presumptive value" is $4200 ($1700 over KBB and NADA). My white shitbox Miata was valued at $3400 ($1300 sale and a fair price) and after bullshit "license plate reflectivity" and other dumb charges it was $475 to register that car. Yeah, I paid a 36% tax rate to register the white Miata.
WTF is wrong with Texas. Here in SC it is $11.85 for property tax on any vehicle older then 95. Then about $30 for the license plate.


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My van will eventually have a few, unique features:
  • The longest extension cord you've seen in your pathetic lives (Serious about this one)
  • bar
  • kegerator
  • massage table
  • gun-rack for long-guns (serious about this one)
  • ammo box racks (serious about this one)
  • possibly a folding bunk on the side (serious about this one)
  • fireplace
  • rope swing
  • water feature
  • dixie horn (serious about this one)
  • three subwoofers with speakers in the front doors and rear doors so we can jam GnR at the track, because there is simply nothing else you listen to at the track when American Iron is running (serious about this one)
You might want to look into adding solar panels to the roof of the van to power some additional batteries to run everything. This way if you are at a track that does not have power hook ups you can still power all the cool .
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:12 PM   #84
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1 week before the HG blew I hit a 150lb pig at 90mph, and you can barely see the damage from it.
I bet that was not a disgusting pork cesspool.
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I bet that was not a disgusting pork cesspool.
I hit it in such a way that it blew s**t out all over the underside of my truck. It stunk for the rest of the drive to NM from where I hit it just north of Austin.
Every time I got out of the truck I could smell it.

F*****g Hogs.
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:30 PM   #86
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WTF is wrong with Texas. Here in SC it is $11.85 for property tax on any vehicle older then 95. Then about $30 for the license plate.
How much do you pay annually in South Carolina state income tax?
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How much do you pay annually in South Carolina state income tax?
This past year I made jack for money, because I only work 20 hours a week. So I paid about a grand in state income taxes. I am getting back about $850 of that according to TurboTax. So about $150 in state income taxes.
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I think, I really do, that you should copy the Escalade from Zombieland for a tow vehicle.

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This past year I made jack for money, because I only work 20 hours a week. So I paid about a grand in state income taxes. I am getting back about $850 of that according to TurboTax. So about $150 in state income taxes.
I should think Hustler would be in the 7% marginal state income tax bracket. That's marginal, not effective, but it would be a lot more than what he is paying for his tax, tag and title.

I have to think FL is even less as there is no presumptive value. If I paid $500 for a $1500 car, I pay sales tax on $500. We also do not have any emissions testing to pay for. No state income tax, of course.

But, you have to live in Florida. So... there's that.
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I think, I really do, that you should copy the Escalade from Zombieland for a tow vehicle.
Meh. The Escalade is just a Suburban in drag.
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After a little research the "standard presumptive value" is $4200 ($1700 over KBB and NADA). My white shitbox Miata was valued at $3400 ($1300 sale and a fair price) and after bullshit "license plate reflectivity" and other dumb charges it was $475 to register that car. Yeah, I paid a 36% tax rate to register the white Miata.
Holy ! Granted, it's been a while since I re-titled a car, but I paid:

6.25% of the presumptive value - $265
Title change fee - $10
Registration - $60
TOTAL - $335

WTF is the "license plate reflectivity" fee???
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:25 PM   #92
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Holy ! Granted, it's been a while since I re-titled a car, but I paid:

6.25% of the presumptive value - $265
Title change fee - $10
Registration - $60
TOTAL - $335

WTF is the "license plate reflectivity" fee???
Its the only bullshit fee I remember out of the list of bullshit, which was total bullshit.
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We can still say bullshit? USA! USA!
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1 week before the HG blew I hit a 150lb pig at 90mph, and you can barely see the damage from it.
+1. Nobody understands big-*** brush guards until they use one to bounce an animal off the front of their truck at highway speeds. My truck is still wearing the damage from the cow I hit 2 years ago (no guard).
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My bumper wouldn't look to good after a cow, although probably a lot better than my truck without it.
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You are an idiot. Stop trying to convince yourself that the only two options are this shitty-*** van and a $70,000 F450. There are a ton of cheap, reliable, half-ton V8 pickups on the market that will EASILY tow a Miata and get better mileage than a shitty old 220hp V8 doing it.

Go get a Sequoia, or a 1500-series Silverado, or a Tahoe/Suburban, or any number of 1/2-ton trucks/vans/SUVs that will easily tow a Miata without struggling up 0.5% grades while getting 7mpg.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/cto/2757813105.html

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/cto/2766173869.html

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/cto/2675336201.html
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Glad I'm not the only one that thinks he can do better...
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You are an idiot. Stop trying to convince yourself that the only two options are this shitty-*** van and a $70,000 F450. There are a ton of cheap, reliable, half-ton V8 pickups on the market that will EASILY tow a Miata and get better mileage than a shitty old 220hp V8 doing it.

Go get a Sequoia, or a 1500-series Silverado, or a Tahoe/Suburban, or any number of 1/2-ton trucks/vans/SUVs that will easily tow a Miata without struggling up 0.5% grades while getting 7mpg.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/cto/2757813105.html

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/cto/2766173869.html

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/cto/2675336201.html
3rd one FTW
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You are an idiot. Stop trying to convince yourself that the only two options are this shitty-*** van and a $70,000 F450. There are a ton of cheap, reliable, half-ton V8 pickups on the market that will EASILY tow a Miata and get better mileage than a shitty old 220hp V8 doing it.


^My 1st car (not that exact one). Excellent power, good handling (for what it is), super comfy seats, reliable. Sold it for $3700 with ~125K on the clock. Get one with a cap and the "club cab" for your guns and shitt. If the bushings are stock they'll need to get replaced, and if it's got the V8 the mpg's will suck ***. If you get a 4.7 V8 ('00+) then they'd be a bit better. I really liked mine and If I ever need another truck it will be on the short list.
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I think he is set on the pedovan so he can sleep in it and
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