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Maxwell7301
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New Standardshifter

Post by Maxwell7301 » Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:25 am

Hi everyone!

I'm a college student from Buffalo, NY, and I drive a 5 speed manual 2008 Subaru Impreza.

When I got the car in September, I basically had no idea how to drive it. Thanks to the advice on this board, driving the car feels like second nature. I'm basically having no trouble at all getting through the snowy winter, and the all wheel drive probably helps quite a bit.

I've been lurking on this board long enough, and it's definitely time to start posting.

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Re: New Standardshifter

Post by ColJessip » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:15 am

Hello maxwell7301, post up some pics of the Impreza!




Also, welcome

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Re: New Standardshifter

Post by jory543 » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:18 am

Greetings new member we hope your stay is a good one.

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Leedeth
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Re: New Standardshifter

Post by Leedeth » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:41 am

Welcome to the forums.

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AHTOXA
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Re: New Standardshifter

Post by AHTOXA » Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:02 am

Welcome aboard. Good to hear you decided to join us.
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watkins
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Re: New Standardshifter

Post by watkins » Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:36 am

Moo!

(Thats cow for "welcome")

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theholycow
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Re: New Standardshifter

Post by theholycow » Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:15 pm

watkins wrote:Moo!

(Thats cow for "welcome")
Hey, don't speak for me. I can speak for myself.

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watkins wrote:Humans have rear-biased AWD. Cows have 4WD

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AHTOXA
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Re: New Standardshifter

Post by AHTOXA » Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:36 pm

theholycow, you need a cow in your avatar, not the typeR pirate.
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theholycow
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Re: New Standardshifter

Post by theholycow » Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:56 pm

I've been thinking about changing it. When I made it, I was so happy with it that I figured it was perfect and I'd never change it (and I used it on every forum I'm on), but it really looks more obnoxious than I want for it to represent me.

Should I go with a peforated cow or a divine bovine?

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1980 Buick LeSabre 4.1L 5MT

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watkins wrote:Humans have rear-biased AWD. Cows have 4WD

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AHTOXA
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Re: New Standardshifter

Post by AHTOXA » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:08 pm

I say divine bovine.

I like the one on the bottom left.

Since this is already derailed, any reasoning behind the screen name? I always wondered...
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Re: New Standardshifter

Post by 94Corolla5Speed » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:31 pm

I'm gonna re-rail this thread (is that even a word?)

Welcome to SS! Pics of the Impreza!

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theholycow
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Re: New Standardshifter

Post by theholycow » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:35 pm

Well, I've always liked cows. Back in 1992 I started using BBSes and the not-yet-popular internet, and needed a username, so it started with a play on the phrase "Holy cow!" and stuck, being relatively unique (I'm not the only one using it, but there's not many). Then I found out that the initials THC meant something else entirely; that bothered me for a short time but it wasn't long before I was an appropriate age to appreciate that. I grew out of that but continued to keep the name...

ASCII art signatures don't work so well these days, but here's how I signed my BBS posts...

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1980 Buick LeSabre 4.1L 5MT

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watkins wrote:Humans have rear-biased AWD. Cows have 4WD

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AHTOXA
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Re: New Standardshifter

Post by AHTOXA » Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:11 pm

Excellent. Truthfully I expected something more anti-climatic along the lines of 'I was high and I heard it on TV'.
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Re: New Standardshifter

Post by wannabe » Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:39 pm

welcome...pics, or the car doesn't exist :P
Currently not driving anything - the escort died april 2014 and there's no funds to replace it

Crafting and stuff

Maxwell7301
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Re: New Standardshifter

Post by Maxwell7301 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:43 pm

Wow, I'm impressed with the enthusiasm here. :D

Anyway, I'll post some pics of the car from September, before it got all cold and snowy here.

It may not be a WRX, but I'm still really happy with the car. It is my first manual car, and it performs great in the snow.

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