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greetings from western Mass

Postby DrJerryrigger » Mon May 12, 2014 9:38 pm

Hello,
I just found this site while looking for some specific info on my transmission. I also noticed a member I know from another board, which is always nifty.
I'm driving a 04 matrix with a five speed. I don't have a lot of experience with a standard. I first learned to drive on one, but never got good at it. In the last few years I picked up an 88 Toyota truck with a four speed and killed the clutch on it. 190k miles on it, it didn't take much, also with the choke set wrong I put a lot of effort into not stalling as restarting often required starter fluid. I put a new cluch in it (a really crappy weekend laying in mud), but haven't driven it much as there is no way in hell that thing will pass state inspection.
I've gotten much more comfortable with the matrix, it runs a lot better and has a tachometer. I drive with fuel economy in mind. But I feel like I must be doing some things wrong.

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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby ClutchDisc » Tue May 13, 2014 12:11 am

Welcome to the forums! :D
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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby potownrob » Tue May 13, 2014 12:35 am

welcome to the forums. whereabouts in west mass do you come from?? i was surprised their pizza was edible when i drove through a couple of months back.
BUT DEM FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

For Pizza!!!!

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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby tankinbeans » Tue May 13, 2014 8:50 am

Welcome to the forum.
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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby AHTOXA » Tue May 13, 2014 10:01 am

Welcome! Which member was it that you saw elsewhere?
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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby DrJerryrigger » Tue May 13, 2014 11:15 am

potownrob wrote:welcome to the forums. whereabouts in west mass do you come from?? i was surprised their pizza was edible when i drove through a couple of months back.

Up near the VT line, in the greater Greenfield area.

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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby DrJerryrigger » Tue May 13, 2014 11:19 am

AHTOXA wrote:Welcome! Which member was it that you saw elsewhere?

The Holy Cow from gassaver...well I guess it's now fuelly.

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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby Squint » Tue May 13, 2014 11:37 am

DrJerryrigger wrote:
AHTOXA wrote:Welcome! Which member was it that you saw elsewhere?

The Holy Cow from gassaver...well I guess it's now fuelly.

Moofasa gets around on the internet.

Welcome to the board! Feel free to ask any questions that come to mind. The Matrix was one of the first hatchbacks that I liked for the utility aspect of the vehicle - it certainly isn't the prettiest thing out there but it gets the job done just fine. Instead, I bought a Ford Fiesta, which is a slightly smaller version of the same thing (but slightly better looking too :wink: :lol: )
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For Pony!

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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby theholycow » Tue May 13, 2014 1:31 pm

DrJerryrigger wrote:The Holy Cow from gassaver...well I guess it's now fuelly.

Also IMBoring25. I think I've seen a few others from GS, and now that it's merged with Fuelly that's potentially a big cross-section of users.
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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby DrJerryrigger » Tue May 13, 2014 5:00 pm

Squint wrote:
DrJerryrigger wrote:
AHTOXA wrote:Welcome! Which member was it that you saw elsewhere?

The Holy Cow from gassaver...well I guess it's now fuelly.

Moofasa gets around on the internet.

Welcome to the board! Feel free to ask any questions that come to mind. The Matrix was one of the first hatchbacks that I liked for the utility aspect of the vehicle - it certainly isn't the prettiest thing out there but it gets the job done just fine. Instead, I bought a Ford Fiesta, which is a slightly smaller version of the same thing (but slightly better looking too :wink: :lol: )


Thanks, this seems like a good forum. considering the technical nature of the subject matter, often places like this end up being a cesspool of trolls arguing.
At least it's no a vibe or ,shudder, an Aztec... I wonder why Pontiac did so poorly? Their G6 was so fly...
Really thought, on many levels I like driving an amazingly unremarkable looking car. I'm way more calm while driving by a cop than I was in the 88 truck with the wood bed and poorly welded exhaust system. Even with some little aerodynamic mods I don't think I'll stand out too much.

Edit: fixing words my phone typed wrong, it was my phone not me! Also, hi Cow.
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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby AHTOXA » Tue May 13, 2014 5:05 pm

We don't really have any trolls on this website. The 5 people that do post regularly have been around for a while. :lol: It's more than 5, actually. It's, like, 7.
'16 Ecoboost F150
'12 Suzuki V-Strom 650
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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby DrJerryrigger » Tue May 13, 2014 5:14 pm

AHTOXA wrote:We don't really have any trolls on this website. The 5 people that do post regularly have been around for a while. :lol: It's more than 5, actually. It's, like, 7.



That's great! More than 12 gets sloppy, less than 3 isn't really a forum.

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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby tankinbeans » Tue May 13, 2014 5:14 pm

But, but it IS a Vibe...
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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby ClutchDisc » Tue May 13, 2014 5:48 pm

AHTOXA wrote:We don't really have any trolls on this website. The 5 people that do post regularly have been around for a while. :lol: It's more than 5, actually. It's, like, 7.

Been really busy with college lately, I haven't had the time to post as much as I used to. :(
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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby DrJerryrigger » Tue May 13, 2014 6:34 pm

tankinbeans wrote:But, but it IS a Vibe...

Well yes, but without extra unnecessary plastic bits to make it look worse.


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