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Subaru Crew - Meet The Members II

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  • tsytsy Posts: 1,551
    I would say the one in the BRZ is worse than my Garmin.

    The only positive is no one would want to steal it! Although the backup camera I installed is nice, come to think of it.

    tom
  • hondafriekhondafriek Ottawa CanadaPosts: 2,922
    Well I can confirm that on my aftermarket touch screen Nav. gloves make no difference. I checked this morning with gloves and was able to access all of the touch screen functions.

    So to sum up, fingerprints are not a big deal, I have actually never seen any on mine but it does get wiped down regularly with a microfiber cloth, and gloves are not an issue either.

    Now can I collect a fee for my research? :P

    Cheers Pat.
  • hondafriekhondafriek Ottawa CanadaPosts: 2,922
    Kate, never have buyers remorse, keep telling your self I earned this baby I deserve it. The only time I ever had buyers remorse was when I bought a base vehicle and then kicked my own [non-permissible content removed] every day until I got rid of it. I kept saying I should have bought top of the line.

    Cheers Pat.
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  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,657
    edited January 2013
    Was having an email marathon with an old friend who I've known since kindergarten. Among things discussed were some of the cars my friends/parents/brothers owned while growing up. Here'a the list I came up with:

    '31 Ford Model A 4-door sedan, '51 MG TD, '54 Alfa Romero Guilletta Sprint, '54 Chrysler New Yorker limo (aka the "Green Latrine"), '55 MGA, '58 Fiat 600 Multipa, '59 Ford unmarked police car (with "3-on-the-tree), '63 Shelby 289 Cobra, and finally an original '64 Mustang.

    Now match that folks!

    Bob
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    That's a serious fleet!

    No WRX. ;)
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,657
    edited January 2013
    These were cars that existed before I graduated high school. I don't think Subaru even existed as a brand back then.

    I might add that my next door neighbor to the left of us, an elderly lady, drove a 1940 Mercury 4-door sedan. The neighbor on our right had a bullet-nose 1950 Studebaker Land Cruiser. In the garage behind our house was a 1937 Packard; never saw it driven.

    And diectly across the street from us was some big shot who drove new Cadillacs. Who was this guy? Joe Ida, godfather of the Philly Mafia back in the 1950s (until he got deported).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Ida

    Yeah, I'm ancient...

    Bob
  • saedavesaedave Chicago, ILPosts: 679
    Yeah, I'm ancient...

    Bob, you may not be.

    My personal cars: 1928 Chev.,1932 Chev, 1936 Studebaker President, 1952 MG TD (2 of them), !954 Corvette, 1956 Olds, 1956 Ford Police Interceptor, 1961 Buick Electra Concertible,1965 Mustang, 1971 Camaro (horrible car), 1974 VW Dasher, 1975 Audi Fox, 1980 Rabbit convertible, 1982 Audi turbo diesel, 1984 Audi 4000S Quatro, 1987 Nissan Maxima, 1989 Maxima, 1993 VW Passat wagon, 1997 Legacy GT wagon, 2000 Passat 4Motion, 2002 Passat W8 4Motion, 2005 Legacy 3.0 VDC, 2010 Forester XT.

    I have left out multiple motorcycles.

    Does any one have a greater range of model years?
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,657
    Got me beat. :) I've owned a few cool vehicles too, but can't top your list.

    Bob
  • saedavesaedave Chicago, ILPosts: 679
    Possibly the most interesting motorcycle was my 1936 61 cubic inch Harley, their first OHV model which had been lightened and modified for running in motodromes (barrel shaped track) No, I never raced it but I did jump with it....about 30 or 40 feet perhaps. I did occasional jumping with my 1971 Norton (the rare off-road model with the 1.8 gal. peanut tank and high pipes).

    When I had to take an on-road exam (required for the elderly in Illinois) I arrived in a car and was notified that I had to bring a bike also for the motorcycle endorsement...so no more M on my license. If I ride a friend's bike, it won't be legal. I also dropped the large truck endorsement years ago.
  • dcm61dcm61 Posts: 1,432
    When I had to take an on-road exam (required for the elderly in Illinois) I arrived in a car and was notified that I had to bring a bike also for the motorcycle endorsement...

    Too bad you couldn't bring the '36 HD and see the jaws drop. :)
  • saedavesaedave Chicago, ILPosts: 679
    Too bad you couldn't bring the '36 HD and see the jaws drop

    The examiner also inspects your vehicle for lights, brakes, etc. The very modified Harley would not have passed. :P
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,657
    I had a few cool bikes too:

    '62 Honda 305cc CB77 Super Hawk (w/flat bars)
    '68 Honda CL350 Street Scrambler
    '70 Kawasaki 3-cylinder 500cc Mach III
    '72 Kawasaki 3-cylinder 350cc Mach II
    '74 Honda 4-cylinder 550cc CB550 (traded it in for one of the very first '76 Honda Accords)

    Bob
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,269
    Don't regret it! Shoot, if you want an auto transmission, the XT is the only way to go.

    You only live once, and the FE isn't really that much worse in the XT. ;)
  • saedavesaedave Chicago, ILPosts: 679
    Bob,

    Glad you traded in the bike; you're still here! Overly aggressive and drunk auto drivers have made bikes a bad bet. I lost a friend from the engineering department who was broadsided by a drunk running a stop sign some years ago and watched a woman force a bike into the oncoming traffic lane two months ago.
  • dcm61dcm61 Posts: 1,432
    '70 Kawasaki 3-cylinder 500cc Mach III

    My brother still has a '72 Kawasaki 3-cylinder 750cc Mach III.

    I drove it into town one day and wound it out a little too much between gears and passed a cop doing a wheelie. :surprise: I got out of town real quick. :)
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,657
    Dave, the 750cc model was called the Mach IV. It was pretty thirsty and not that much quicker than the 500cc model, as I recall.

    All those 2-strokes eventually got replaced by "cleaner" 4-stroke engines. The 4-cylinder 900cc Z1 being the first. That bike picked up where the 750cc Honda four (CB750) left off.

    Bob
  • hondafriekhondafriek Ottawa CanadaPosts: 2,922
    Well here goes.
    !939 Vauxhall 12,1947 Austin 10. 1949 Austin A40 Devon, 1954 Austin A30 Country man, 1951 Austin A40 Devon, 1954 A40 Austin Somerset, 1960 Morris Minor, 1964 Morris Minor, 1967 Vauxhall Viva These cars I owned in Belfast .
    Cars since coming to Canada.
    1970 Ford Cortina GT, 1974 Ford Capri,1978 Ford Fairmont (first brand new car) 1981 Chev. Malibu Classic, 1982 Plymouth Reliant, 1979 Honda Accord4 door, 1983 Honda Civic wagon, 1983 Honda accord Hatch, 1986 Mercury Topaz (total junk) 1988 Honda Accord LXI, 1989 Honda Accord SEI, 2001 Honda Accord EX, 2003 Honda Accord Wagon EX, 2001 Subaru Legacy GT wagon, 1993 Mazda 323, 2002 Mazda Protege 5, 2010 Mazda3 Sport Gt.

    Quite a list EH!

    Cheers Pat
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,657
    Wow, that's quite a list Pat. Like your Belfast rides the best. ;)

    Bob
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