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  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,881
    Must be spending all of their saved gas money...

    We like to go to Fresh Market, but mostly just to window shop. They have some specialty items that are harder to find at regular grocery, but a lot of their staples are just overpriced... Looks good, though..

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,909
    Ha, local dealer to me must have at least 50 Leafs sitting around the lot, they even used an adjacent vacant lot to store them. Seriously.

    I've been in podunk areas for several days now, haven't seen any remarkable new cars. No Teslas out here!
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,950
    Fresh Market has really nice flowers so we usually grab some for my mom. Got a good deal on a two pack of orchids this time and gave some to my sister-in-law for putting us up.

    Camping last night got me thinking (actually it was the rudenik who cranked his rattling diesel rig up and swamped the campground with fumes, but that's a different discussion), you'd think more cop shops would embrace hybrids and plug-ins. Using just the EV mode, they'd be able to sneak around the neighborhoods more easily, especially with some quiet tires on.
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,071
    ...white 2014 Chevrolet Impala travelling north on Bingham Street near Levick in NE Philly.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,909
    That big diesel truck was probably also registered as a commercial vehicle and is being used as a business expense. They do that in WA anyway - and I think the older ones have no emissions equipment, and the newer ones remove it. When you see a 00s era truck "rolling coal" being driven by the stereotypical compensator driver, you know something had been modified.

    Cops also like to catch people and go on adrenaline-filled chases, not going to happen in a hybrid or especially something like a Leaf. I don't think an EV is going to be any sneakier than a slow moving conventional patrol car either.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,950
    It wasn't all that big though - just an F-150 size, not even a double cab.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,909
    Dodge diesel pickup drivers seem to be the best at the loud annoying truck. It doesn't take more than a rig driven by a wannabe cowboy who lives in a tract house and works in a suburban office complex (it's hilarious how much of that exists in the PNW - gotta have a truck for the yearly trip to Home Depot!).
  • I'd love a video game where I can blow up Dodge 2500 diesel trucks and Harley Davidsons. (without occupants, of course).

    If you've ever ridden a bicycle in traffic, you'd understand.
  • texasestexases Posts: 5,424
    A guy I know with one of those Dodge diesel pickups talked about how he was going to tweak it 'to get 30mpg, like a friend of mine did'. I just had to bite my tongue....
  • Lots of people put various 'chips' in them, but it sounds risky.
  • texasestexases Posts: 5,424
    Those add-on controllers are risky, for sure. Long discussion on another forum about how a guy fried his $50k Ford diesel with one, brand new, and of course Ford AND the controller maker said 'tough luck'...OUCH.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,909
    So he's going to tow it half the time with a larger truck?
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,909
    edited August 2013
    Often the same group own both. With occupants wouldn't be much of a loss either.

    Only in a second or third world area, which is a lot of the country.
  • bad karma, that.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,909
    edited August 2013
    Fun comments there.

    It's really past time that such trucks have license endorsement requirements. Of course, that wouldn't be "business friendly", so there's no chance. Especially now that I am visiting in a less urban area, I see a lot of stupidly driven large trucks on the road.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,950
    Scion FR-S, with FR-S vanity plates.
  • berriberri Posts: 4,000
    While out this morning I saw a Scion coupe in an odd color that looked like metallic grey primer. It seems like Ford and Toyota share a trait of occasionally putting out an odd and ugly color that generally only sticks around for one model year. But flubbing a grey; usually it's some green, yellow or purplish hue when it happens.
  • and the point of those license LOL!
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,950
    The plates were a big help to me to help me ID the car.....
  • True, all new cars should have bar codes that you can swipe with your cell phone to make an ID.
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