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wannabe
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Re: New from Ontario

Post by wannabe » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:49 pm

Squint wrote:Not a big deal, everyone has to start learning somewhere. I'm leaps and bounds ahead of where I was a year ago. What I was trying to ask, though it probably wasn't clear, was that I've heard the suspension is hard, as in you feel EVERY single bump in the road. It isn't smooth (think riding in a luxury car). Does it have enough room for taller person? For example, my brother is 6'2"...
drew sat in the driver seat at teh auto show...he's 6'7" and his seat was touching the back seat...he fit!
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Re: New from Ontario

Post by padauk_dust » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:04 am

A late welcome! Nice choice. :wink:

I rode in a newer mini (it was a 4 door; don't remember much more than that) when getting picked up @ Raleigh/Durham airport. It was the performance artist relations guy for Duke University. It was part of a multi-show tour and I was woozy/tired; I slammed his door into a concrete lightpost base when entering the vehicle. He wasn't terribly outgoing after that. I apologized profusely to limited avail. Hopefully insurance covered it.
Anyway, getting sidetracked: the ride was great; I was thoroughly impressed. Very quick too. Hope you enjoy it thoroughly! Don't pick up any slightly hung-over/jet-lagged scraggly-looking musicians though.
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scientist
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Re: New from Ontario

Post by scientist » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:12 pm

Thanks PD! I am enjoying it thoroughly. Haven't hit my door into any lightposts, so that's good... I will keep your passenger advice in mind!
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Re: New from Ontario

Post by Dirac » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:07 pm

My very first car was a VW Jetta manual that I drove around Toronto for years. I don't live in Toronto anymore and that was nearly a decade ago, so I'm feeling nostalgic for that car (I now have an automatic - gasp!).

So I'm tempted by this 1987 Saab as a second car, just to drive around town for a bit of fun:

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/ct ... 21537.html

What do you think? Likely to hold up for another 10k miles? 20k?

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Re: New from Ontario

Post by Rope-Pusher » Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:50 pm

Dirac wrote:My very first car was a VW Jetta manual that I drove around Toronto for years. I don't live in Toronto anymore and that was nearly a decade ago, so I'm feeling nostalgic for that car (I now have an automatic - gasp!).

So I'm tempted by this 1987 Saab as a second car, just to drive around town for a bit of fun:

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/ct ... 21537.html

What do you think? Likely to hold up for another 10k miles? 20k?
Watkins is our resident Saab pert.
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Re: New from Ontario

Post by watkins » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:50 pm

Engine in those is approximately bulletproof. Do it.
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