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InlinePaul
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Re: Hello from the Great White North!

Postby InlinePaul » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:04 pm

AHTOXA wrote:Yeah, not for $40 but for about 80 grand you can get this.

So hot.

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That car wouldn't make it far in Detroit with all the potholes this winter has helped create. Really has to be a summer only car and then only in locales that actually maintain their roads decently.
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Re: Hello from the Great White North!

Postby IMBoring25 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:15 am

That's a change. They used to offer the six-cylinder variants with manuals also.

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Re: Hello from the Great White North!

Postby MisterTwo » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:25 am

IMBoring25 wrote:Not sure I'd own one even if I didn't have a prejudice for RWD, but all your requirements could sound like you're talking about the Mini Cooper Countryman S I was given as a rental car on one of my business trips.


Interesting thought... I'm a bit prejudiced against the MINI because of quality problems with the '01 I owned, but I suppose worth a look. Thing is, the MINI has grown so large that to me it no longer deserves the name :wink:
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Re: Hello from the Great White North!

Postby MisterTwo » Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:16 pm

By the way, just wanted to say "thanks" for the warm welcome, guys.

I'm intrigued by this 80 Buick, is there a thread on it somewhere?
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Re: Hello from the Great White North!

Postby tankinbeans » Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:30 pm

MisterTwo wrote:By the way, just wanted to say "thanks" for the warm welcome, guys.

I'm intrigued by this 80 Buick, is there a thread on it somewhere?

If you're referring to Cow's Buick, yes. I think the title is Project Christine Slo-Hackensteinburg.
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Re: Hello from the Great White North!

Postby Squint » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:44 pm

MisterTwo wrote:By the way, just wanted to say "thanks" for the warm welcome, guys.

I'm intrigued by this 80 Buick, is there a thread on it somewhere?

Here is the thread: viewtopic.php?f=32&t=12612

Be warned - it is 56 pages deep currently. So either enjoy reading quite a bit or just click his edit and check out pictures.
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Re: Hello from the Great White North!

Postby Standardshifter » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:26 pm

Nice to see another LGT wagon 5MT owner on the board. Welcome!
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