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robr2 ·

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2011 Ford Explorer, 2005 VW Passat, 2000 Honda Odyssey
  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    Mike, I got the GPS turned around and that is much better. Isn't it more natural to set it so it matches the direction you are driving? You have to do 2 or 3 more calculations in your head to convert the map if it shows directions as North and South.


    I prefer to have North up "top". Go figure - I've always been directionally challenged in a car anyway though.

    I remember reading an article that said men like to orient GPS systems so the arrow always points up versus women who prefer the arrow points in the direction of travel. Having the arrow point in the "forward" direction is easier for men's brains to handle. Women are more capable of understanding that forward means travelling in another direction.
  • Re: Entry Level Luxury Performance Sedans

    mark - dude, you have way too much time on your hands!!
  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    Today I wash, clayed and waxed the Explorer. I forgot how big it is.
    Dayton OH just had a story on TV news about their van they park along I75 in the construction zone with speed cameras. I'd seen this a couple times during the last year. But now that the speed limit is 45 mph and the pavement is new concrete roadbed, many people are going nearer the 55 speed limit and many are far over that. .....So how would they know in advance to slow down.
    I would guess the giant signs that say 45 MPH would let them know in advance....:}
  • Re: I spotted an (insert obscure car name here) classic car today!

    Parked in a driveway up the street was a 1976 Olds 442 in a teal green. It's a survivor and I knew it was a 1976 because the vanity plate read "ITSA 76
  • Re: Midsize Sedans 2.0

    @m6user said: My wife made the final decision on our Mazda and I can assure you it was not because she wanted to be in any kind of group. She didn't have a clue about Mazda and just liked the way it drove in the test drive.

    I didn't say everyone bought a Mazda for that reason. But subconsciously, many do buy Mazdas, Subarus or other non-mainstream brands because they consider themselves better than the sheeple that buy Hondas or Toyotas.