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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: 2,924
    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: 2,924
    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.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,921
    My wife got a new pair of Isotoners for Christmas, that have special fabric at the tips of the index finger and thumb, so they'll work with smartphones..

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  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,661
    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: 19,661
    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: 683
    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: 19,661
    Got me beat. :) I've owned a few cool vehicles too, but can't top your list.

    Bob
  • saedavesaedave Chicago, ILPosts: 683
    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: 1,457
    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: 683
    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: 19,661
    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: 8,396
    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: 683
    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: 1,457
    '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: 19,661
    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: 2,924
    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: 19,661
    Wow, that's quite a list Pat. Like your Belfast rides the best. ;)

    Bob
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,921
    Is the new Forester Turbo, automatic only?? :surprise:

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  • dcm61dcm61 Posts: 1,457
    Is the new Forester Turbo, automatic only??

    "8 speed" CVT only.
  • prouloproulo Posts: 26
    edited January 2013
    Here is my list starting when I was 16:

    1932 Ford Model B
    1938 Pontiac Business Coupe
    1949 Ford
    1951 Chevrolet Coupe
    1957 Studebaker Hawk
    1956 Ford Fairliner Convertible
    1955 Ford Fairline
    1954 Ford Wagon
    1955 Chevrolet
    1958 Pontiac Catalina
    1960 Chevrolet Impala
    1968 Datsun Pickup
    1969 Datsun Pickup
    1970 Datsun Pickup
    1971 Datsun 210
    1965 Plymouth Belvedere
    1973 Mazda RX3 Wagon
    1965 Chevrolet C10 Truck
    1977 Datsun Pickup
    1979 Jeep CJ5
    1981 Saab 99
    1982 Subaru GL Wagon
    1982 Fiat X19
    1984 Chevrolet Astro Van
    1987 Pontiac Bonneville
    1986 Suzuki Samauri
    1990 Mazda Miata
    1991 Chevrolet Cavalier
    1993 Eagle Summit Wagon
    1995 Dodge Neon
    1995 Nissan Frontier
    1997 Auda A4
    2000 Subaru Forester
    2002 Jeep Liberty
    2005 Ford Ranger
    2007 Suzuki SX4
    2010 Honda Fit
    2012 Subaru Impreza

    First car 1932 Ford was owned by my brother, but after he left for the Army it was mine to use. The rest were owned by me and leter my wife and I. There may be some missing the 60's were just a blur!
  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516
    My only cool ride was my first... plain-clothes 1985 Ford LTD Police Interceptor that I bought from the NJ State Police in 1990. Looked like a hand-me-down from a grandparent that gave up driving but had the dual-intake police-spec 302 EFI under the hood, and still snapped off 7-second 0-60s with 110K on the odo. Crowning moment was dropping a Corvette from a standing start at a highway traffic light :)
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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,921
    "8 speed" CVT only.

    :(

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,921
    So... what you are saying is that you never had a cool car? ;)

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,396
    That list is mind-blowing, proulo! I think that is longer than Pat's!

    I seriously doubt I will come anywhere near owning that many cars in my life time. I've only had 11, and I still have more than half of those today. Of course, I've only had cars for twenty years, but that's likely a third of my car-owning years right there.
  • fibber2fibber2 Mid Hudson Valley, NYPosts: 3,732
    My list isn't cool either. Probably the closest we ever came to cool was the Datsun.

    '72 Mercury Montego MX Brougham 2 dr (first car)
    '79 Ford Fiesta (first new car)
    '76 Ford F-150
    '79 Datsun 810 (odd looking but technically 1st class for the day) - new
    '87 Chevy Nova CL (dubbed the Novarolla) - new
    '90 Toyota Camry LE V6 wagon - new
    '93 Toyota Corolla wagon - new
    '97 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport - new
    '00 Ford Windstar SE - new
    '02 Subaru OBW - new
    '02 Honda Odyssey EX - new
    '08 Toyota Sienna LE - CPO used
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Cop car. Cop suspension. :shades:
  • dcm61dcm61 Posts: 1,457
    '72 Mercury Montego MX Brougham 2 dr (first car)

    My brother had the same first car.
  • saedavesaedave Chicago, ILPosts: 683
    I forgot my most unusual car which was in between the two MG TDs. It was a 1950 Chev 4door with a bore and stroked and cammed 1950 Olds engine and driveline. It had a 1950 engine and Hydromatic with a 1949 Hydro. valve body that provided quicker shifts. On a road dyno it registered higher than a D type Jaguar. The trans was good for 6 wide open throttle starts between band adjustments. The last upshift at 80 MPH broke traction.

    I bought it with the mods and fixed most of its many problems including an off=angle driveline that robbed power. I had free-to-me custom parts that I designed and had made in the corporate mil spec machine shop. Chevy panel truck rear leaf springs with (from the factory) clamps cured a loose rear end.

    I actually drove that car on business trips many times!
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