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Mr_Shiftright

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Mr_Shiftright
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Vehicle(s) I currently own
Mini Cooper S; parts of other cars
  • Re: 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Long Term Road Test | Edmunds.com

    This car is about being loud and terrorizing the general population. If you can't drive it like a Viking on a raid, then I think the point of it is being missed entirely.
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  • Re: Transporting my grandfathers car

    You'll want closed transport. Check with Hemmings Motor News for recommended transporters and figure on paying about $1 a mile. Open transport is cheaper, but more risk of weather damage.
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  • Re: Inconsiderate Drivers (share your stories, etc.)

    I see that California is preparing to legalize lane-splitting by motorcycles up to 50 mph. It's actually not illegal in California, so they either need to ban it or allow it---at least clear up the ambiguity. Then I'll let Darwinism take care of the rest.
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  • Re: Inconsiderate Drivers (share your stories, etc.)

    In Manhattan, they call it "being doored" and it's a serious problem for cyclists in big cities. you can really get messed up slamming into a car door at 15-20 mph on a bike.

    I was once witness to an accident and gave testimony to the cops on it. A car swerved to avoid an open door and went into the other lane, sideswiping a car coming the other way. The first car's defense was that "I had to swerve" but of course going into the opposing lane is the ultimate no-no. A tough spot for Driver #1--"should I hit the car's door or hit the car coming toward me?"

    Actually the correct answer is "slam on the brakes and hope for the best".

    I'd hate to rip off someone's door and possibly their arm but I sure wouldn't trade that for a head-on with a truck.

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  • Re: Inconsiderate Drivers (share your stories, etc.)

    Ever have someone open the door of their parked car right in front of you, so that you have to swerve into the other lane, and then they GLARE at you like *you* did something wrong? Makes me want to back up and try again.
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