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New from WV

Post by Squint » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:22 pm

Like most people, I stalked this forum for a few weeks/month after accidentally finding it while reading about driving a stick. The quick bio is 23 yr old, married guy, who has not owned a stick but wants one after getting into cars over the past couple of years. One of my former roommates was a huge fan of Top Gear (the British one) and got me hooked. I'm slowly becoming a car nut... luckily, my wife is fairly indifferent to me like this, as long as I'm not too obnoxious :wink:

Cars:

Former:
'90 Volvo 740 Station Wagon

Current:
'97 Honda Civic EX - Auto (sorry :roll: )
'00 Mazda 626 LX - 5MT - wife's mostly, I drive it some

Want:
'11 Ford Fiesta Hatch - 5 spd MT
'15 Mazda 3 iSport Hatch 6MT
'11 Ford Fiesta Hatchback SE 5MT
'14 Giant Escape City 24MT
'97 Honda Civic EX 4AT - Retired @ 184,001 mi

For Pony!

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Re: New from WV

Post by FDSpirit » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:30 pm

Hola! You should join the other peeps for the SS meet this summer. You're probably pretty close.
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Re: New from WV

Post by Squint » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:53 pm

I'll look into it, more likely if I have a SS by that time :D

Not that I'm complaining about the cars that I own, they were cheap and provide good (mostly) transportation. But over the past few months, I'm enjoying driving a stick more and more.

Besides, as your sig notes: the civic is only barely faster than a cart... If I have that speed, I at least want it to be slightly more fun to drive :twisted:
'15 Mazda 3 iSport Hatch 6MT
'11 Ford Fiesta Hatchback SE 5MT
'14 Giant Escape City 24MT
'97 Honda Civic EX 4AT - Retired @ 184,001 mi

For Pony!

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Re: New from WV

Post by FDSpirit » Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:50 pm

Haha. Yeah dude. It isn't super fast, but its a blast to drive. It has good response and handling. Decent gas mileage and a screaming little engine. I love it. I know if I start buying bolt ons, it'll go straight downhill from there :lol: . Best of luck finding a ride and don't be a stranger here! :)
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Re: New from WV

Post by eggwich delfiero » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:33 pm

Welcome! I bet I'm not the only one who read your title as "New from VW."

My love for cars returned about five years ago, and it keeps getting stronger. The internet has a lot to offer the car fan.

Welcome again, and if you've been here more than a week, you've probably noticed most active topics are car-related, but not necessarily manual transmission-related, so feel free to post about anything.

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Re: New from WV

Post by AHTOXA » Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:34 am

Welcome!!

Yeah, as noted we are having our 4th annual meet in parsons, wv this year.
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Re: New from WV

Post by Rope-Pusher » Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:00 am

AHTOXA wrote:Welcome!!

Yeah, as noted we are having our 4th annual meet in parsons, wv this year.
...but only for those members who drive VW's, right?

Welcome! Hey, with your wife driving Amish, you are half-way there to being an SSer, right?
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Re: New from WV

Post by Charles421 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:36 pm

Welcome aboard!! I joined here myself recently, lots of knowledge floating around.
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Re: New from WV

Post by watkins » Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:27 pm

Ahoy!

I'm the resident Viggen driver.

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Re: New from WV

Post by Rope-Pusher » Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:35 pm

watkins wrote:Ahoy!

I'm the resident Viggen driver.
Last of the Saami?
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Re: New from WV

Post by Rope-Pusher » Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:36 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote:
watkins wrote:Ahoy!

I'm the resident Viggen driver.
Last of the Saami?
Image
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Re: New from WV

Post by AHTOXA » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:47 pm

That picture is quite large.
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Re: New from WV

Post by Rope-Pusher » Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:22 am

AHTOXA wrote:That picture is quite large.
They were once a large population.
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Re: New from WV

Post by fa22raptorf22 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:55 am

I read that as new from VW.. I was hoping for something good ahha!

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Re: New from WV

Post by Squint » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:58 am

lol sorry all, only new thing I've seen from VW is the new Beetle... Don't entirely know how I feel about that one yet...
'15 Mazda 3 iSport Hatch 6MT
'11 Ford Fiesta Hatchback SE 5MT
'14 Giant Escape City 24MT
'97 Honda Civic EX 4AT - Retired @ 184,001 mi

For Pony!

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