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Old March 17 2014, 08:07 PM   #91
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Nice ride, GA! I tend to take care of my vehicles and hold onto them. My Ford Ranger is going to be sold to my friend's son. I am currently looking for another vehicle. So far, I like the Chevy Equinox or GMC Terrain. They are built on the same platform.
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Old March 17 2014, 08:25 PM   #92
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On looks alone, the GMC looks more badass, imho! No idea about the interiors and all that though...
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Old March 17 2014, 09:00 PM   #93
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I have to agree with An Officer, that GMC looks sharp.
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Old March 17 2014, 09:01 PM   #94
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On looks alone, the GMC looks more badass, imho! No idea about the interiors and all that though...
I agree with you. My dealer only has the Equinox in stock right now. [I am looking at used vehicles.] Hopefully, he will get a nice Terrain soon.
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Old March 19 2014, 03:26 AM   #95
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My ride, I love her!

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Old March 20 2014, 06:41 AM   #96
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180,000 miles and it looks that good? You take care of your vehicle!
Thanks J, that picture is from when it was brand new but the only chips and scratches I have are inside the bed. What can I say, it's a truck and gets used as one.

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Nice ride, GA! I tend to take care of my vehicles and hold onto them. My Ford Ranger is going to be sold to my friend's son. I am currently looking for another vehicle. So far, I like the Chevy Equinox or GMC Terrain. They are built on the same platform.
Thank you, I park as far out in the parking lots as possible and try to take care of it. I do all my own maintenance and only use the best oil and parts.

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On looks alone, the GMC looks more badass, imho! No idea about the interiors and all that though...
GMC has better styling than the equal Chevy models, they do however cost 5 to 6 thousand more than the same Chevy too.
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Old March 20 2014, 06:48 AM   #97
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Well, I don't see the point of having a truck if you're not going to use it to do truck... things.

I'm a car person myself. I've driven trucks, big and small, but I always prefer a car. My parents insist I should get a bigger one, though. While I'm only 5'11", when I step out of it, I look like I'm getting out of a clown car. Saturns aren't really known for being roomy.
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Old March 20 2014, 09:26 AM   #98
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Nicccce!
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Old March 20 2014, 04:39 PM   #99
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Well, I don't see the point of having a truck if you're not going to use it to do truck... things.
My brother lives in the middle of nowhere several hours' drive northeast of Toronto, and he has a 2001 Ford F150 which I love to drive. He bought the truck specifically because he needed it to use as a snow plow for his driveway. How's that for doing truck things with a truck? Truth be told I'm surprised I can drive it because I'm 5'2" and thought I wouldn't be able to reach the pedals and see out the windscreen at the same time. The hardest part for me is getting in the damned vehicle in the first place.

I'm a car person myself. I've driven trucks, big and small, but I always prefer a car. My parents insist I should get a bigger one, though. While I'm only 5'11", when I step out of it, I look like I'm getting out of a clown car. Saturns aren't really known for being roomy.
By British standards my Volvo station wagon is a very big car, so I must look...cute when I get out of it.
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Old March 20 2014, 06:00 PM   #100
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GMC has better styling than the equal Chevy models, they do however cost 5 to 6 thousand more than the same Chevy too.
One can certainly see the difference. Is the performance and comfort better, too? If not, I guess a person would have to decide if it's worth paying that much more for looks. It really does look fab, though.
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Old March 21 2014, 04:28 AM   #101
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GMC has better styling than the equal Chevy models, they do however cost 5 to 6 thousand more than the same Chevy too.
One can certainly see the difference. Is the performance and comfort better, too? If not, I guess a person would have to decide if it's worth paying that much more for looks. It really does look fab, though.
Performance is usually the same but comfort and quality are different.
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Old March 21 2014, 05:20 AM   #102
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This was before I put the Vent Visors and Hood deflector and Tonneau Cover on it.

The black car behind was the previous ride.
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Old March 21 2014, 06:21 AM   #103
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My brother lives in the middle of nowhere several hours' drive northeast of Toronto, and he has a 2001 Ford F150 which I love to drive. He bought the truck specifically because he needed it to use as a snow plow for his driveway. How's that for doing truck things with a truck? Truth be told I'm surprised I can drive it because I'm 5'2" and thought I wouldn't be able to reach the pedals and see out the windscreen at the same time. The hardest part for me is getting in the damned vehicle in the first place.
I'm not going to lie: now I want to see you trying to get into the truck. In return, I'll let you watch me squeeze into my car.

By British standards my Volvo station wagon is a very big car, so I must look...cute when I get out of it.
Yeah, while I do get a little annoyed with getting in and out (especially if I'm trying to bring in groceries), I love my car. It feels like the perfect size, because I can squeeze into parking spaces mid-size cars could only dream of.

For me, it's not about power, either, though there's no shortage of that. My little Saturn has 85HP (63.3kw), which is far more than what I need to drive around town, and into the adjacent towns. I've been told by friends that my car is underpowered, but I've never had any issues on the Interstate, where cars usually travel about 65 MPH (104 km/h). What's more, from some rudimentary calculating, I get about 27 miles to the gallon (10.5km/liter) driving in the city, which is better than most newer cars.

Now all I need to do is fix my speakers. The front ones are getting bad (they're factory, which means they're 21 years old), and my dad got me a new set last year. I just have to figure out how to get the door panels off. Knowing me, by the time I'm done, I'll have half the car in pieces on the driveway, the other half on blocks, and two completely intact doors sitting off to the side.
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Old March 21 2014, 11:29 AM   #104
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Toot toot!

Looking a bit less clean just now!

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Old March 21 2014, 12:34 PM   #105
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I'm not going to lie: now I want to see you trying to get into the truck. In return, I'll let you watch me squeeze into my car.
Hee, there's no photo of me getting in the truck (thank the gods) but as a compromise here's one of me from a year ago standing next to it, so you can imagine me hauling my short, rotund carcass into it. If the car didn't have those grab bar thingies just by the doors I'd have no chance in hell of getting in.



For me, it's not about power, either, though there's no shortage of that. My little Saturn has 85HP (63.3kw), which is far more than what I need to drive around town, and into the adjacent towns. I've been told by friends that my car is underpowered, but I've never had any issues on the Interstate, where cars usually travel about 65 MPH (104 km/h). What's more, from some rudimentary calculating, I get about 27 miles to the gallon (10.5km/liter) driving in the city, which is better than most newer cars.
Sven (yes, I named my Volvo) goes through quite a lot of diesel, as you can imagine; he's heavy and has a 2.0 litre engine. I needed a bigger car to haul my three teenagers and the dogs around, and, as I discovered as a passenger in my friend's little 1.3 litre engine Renault, I need the engine power to climb the Devon hills without loss of speed and fear of getting stuck on hilly roads. Seriously, my friend's little car almost didn't make it to Dartmoor because it could barely make it up the steep hilly roads (there's no such thing as a straight, level stretch of road in Devon). Sven has no such issues. The fun part about driving a more powerful car with automatic transmission is that I can outrun little boy racers in their souped up manual transmission cars at red lights and roundabouts. They do not take kindly to being outrun by a middle aged woman in a car with no street cred.
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