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post #1971 of 3149 Old 09-10-2012, 09:22 AM
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Thanks, gypsy and poppy. I guess he will figure it out pretty soon, he's a smart guy after all. :)

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post #1972 of 3149 Old 09-10-2012, 09:57 AM
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Haha I love tiny little cars! If I could, I would totally get a Fiat or a SmartCar... but Kevin would have a heart attack. I just don't understand why I need a great big vehicle when 99% of the time it's just me and maybe a few groceries or a dog in the car. I love the idea of going downtown and not having to worry about finding a parking space.

Of course, that little car wouldn't be able to pull a trailer - I'm not against Kevin having a big beast of a truck. Sure, if that's what he wants, go for it! But let me have my little bazou! (french word for little car)

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post #1973 of 3149 Old 09-10-2012, 10:04 AM
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Well if I was in a little car in my accident, there is no way I would have walked away. When you get rearended by a SUV going 50mph when I'm stopped at a red light, little cars aren't going to live.

There's just too many large vehicles for me to feel safe in a small car. And as it is my SUV is crammed as I have my dogs kennel buckled in the backseat (yes, I'm going to be a pro at car seats when I have kids lol) and then a bunch of horse stuff and extra jackets and all that fun stuff.
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I too, am not a fan of the "smart car" movement. I always joke that if they don't get out of my way, I'll be picking them out of the grill of my truck. However, I am also not a fan of trucks with 4 full doors. I'm ok with a cab and a half, that's probably what I'll end up getting anyway. IMO, if you've got 4 doors on a truck, why not just get a big SUV? But I'm apparently in the monority since probably 80% of the trucks I see have 4 doors. But then again 90% of those trucks have never seen dirt and have never hauled anything more than a fishing boat, and have probably never had the 4WD engaged.

Ok, rant over...
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post #1975 of 3149 Old 09-10-2012, 10:20 AM
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I was in an accident with my dad's truck when I was 17, it rolled. So now whenever I'm in a truck or SUV I feel so... tippy. They unnerve the crap out of me.

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post #1976 of 3149 Old 09-10-2012, 10:32 AM
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Lol, we don't want to haul hay in the back of an SUV, that would get messy and stuck to the carpet. Plus dead deer don't belong in an SUV either lol. The bf hunts, fishes, and now has a new hobby of horses. And we want kids eventually and I refuse to have my vehicle the only one able to haul kids lol.

Failbhe - Funny story, when I had my jeep I tried my hardest to roll that **** thing. I hated it, it was cursed, and I drove through a round-a-bout 4 times a day. So in the winter I tried to roll it in the round-a-bout. Never worked, the thing had such advanced traction control it would literally take the wheel from me and steer itself so it didn't tip. I hated that feature, I didn't like not being in control, so I just wont ever buy mopar again hehe.
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i used to have a first generation prius. i got rear ended when i was at a dead stop by a huge pickup going 45 mph+. my car ended up being totaled. but i drove it around for weeks before they took it. the rear end was just pretty banged up. the value for the battery was so high and the car had 199,000 miles on it. it really didnt need to be totaled, but they wanted that expensive battery.

ps- i walked away with no injuries !

i would totally get a smart car if i wasnt planning on moving into a very hilly, middle of nowhere town. i dont think a smart car could make it up those hills in winter. a smart car is probably a lot stronger than my prius was !

as it is a REALLY want a ford escape =] cant afford it yet though !

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post #1978 of 3149 Old 09-10-2012, 11:07 AM
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The bf's uncle had a smart car. I drove it once, scariest thing ever and the thing shifted like you couldn't drive stick while it was in auto, he traded it for a new Kia Rio, he loves it much better.

Here's the other ladys SUV.



Here's mine


What you cant see is the frame was bent up pretty bad. I would not have wanted to be in a car in that one.

Ps - I am very weary of anyone driving a ford escape, I will not be hit by one of those again. And after seeing the inside of that escape I will never own one.
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Wow!! Thats my worst nightmare! My poor little swift wouldnt agree with anything hitting it. Lol

Im soooo excited, im getting a baby sun conure in November!!! ;D
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post #1980 of 3149 Old 09-11-2012, 04:49 PM
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IMO, if you've got 4 doors on a truck, why not just get a big SUV? But I'm apparently in the monority since probably 80% of the trucks I see have 4 doors. But then again 90% of those trucks have never seen dirt and have never hauled anything more than a fishing boat, and have probably never had the 4WD engaged.

Ok, rant over...
99% of the trucks back home are 4 door super crew....alot of oil field workers n whatnot carpool so they need all kinds of room in back for people and equipment....

we have a 4 door supercrew because we go on ALOT of long hauls for competitions, plus we have a 140lb dog that has to fit back there.

but i get where youre coming from....the huge a** diesels with super crew and huge lift/stacks the whole shebang, that never get out of city limits....yeah those are annoying

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Ps - I am very weary of anyone driving a ford escape, I will not be hit by one of those again. And after seeing the inside of that escape I will never own one
whats wrong with escapes???? haha

thats what i have. and thats what i was in when i got rearended.

its pretty hardy...at least in back

the audi was completely smashed (pretty much like the escape in your case) and all that happened with mine was it scraped some paint off and popped the back bumper so it isnt 100% attached to my car.

he hit me at about 45mph and my car got pushed forward 7-8ft but all i got was a busted bumper....im pretty happy with little Elmer (yes....i named my car....haha)

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