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Old December 16 2013, 10:31 PM   #91
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Re: What make of car(s) do you currently own?

Honda, Subaru, Ferrari, Porsche, Volkswagen, Buick, Cadillac.

...hey - don't look at me like that, I am aware I have issues.
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Old December 19 2013, 10:15 PM   #92
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Honda, Subaru, Ferrari, Porsche, Volkswagen, Buick, Cadillac.

...hey - don't look at me like that, I am aware I have issues.
Hot Wheels or Matchbox?
[Sorry, the voices in my head made me say it.]
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Old December 19 2013, 11:39 PM   #93
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Here's Nyx, all dark and mysterious, prowling around in the snow:

I was gonna say that looks like a Saturn. Then I see your pic name when I quoted it. I used to have a 94 Satty. Loved that car.
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Old December 20 2013, 03:20 AM   #94
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Here's Nyx, all dark and mysterious, prowling around in the snow:

I was gonna say that looks like a Saturn. Then I see your pic name when I quoted it. I used to have a 94 Satty. Loved that car.
She has 140,000 miles on her, she has a leak or two when it rains, the driver's seat needs some light re-upholstering where spongy padding pokes out, and she's a bit noisy because there might be a hole in the exhaust I need to fix (and soon), but I can't help but love this car. It's a shame Saturn is no longer in existence.

Here's a picture of her in the daytime:
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Old December 20 2013, 05:43 AM   #95
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I can drive anything on wheels, but since my accident I cannot tolerate an manual for very long. Now, I only drive automatic transmission vehicles.
Whatever happened to your Monte Carlo?
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Old December 20 2013, 04:14 PM   #96
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Never driven an automatic. Logicaly it should be simple but having less control makes me slightly nervous!
I'm totally comfortable with automatic, but I kind of understand where you're coming from. I'm not comfortable with cruise control.
Neither am I. A few of the cars I've had, including my current car, have cruise control, but I've never used it. I cannot drive without my foot on one of the pedals.

As for my car, since September it's a 60-reg (2010) Volvo V50 auto diesel in dark grey. I don't go for somber colours, but second-hand auto transmission cars are rare in England, and beggars can't be choosers (and I sure as hell couldn't afford a brand new Volvo).* I grew up in Volvos, and have a soft spot for them and always wanted one for myself. When I wanted to get rid of my old car, a 60-reg Vauxhall Meriva which I'd purchased new (Vauxhall electronic parking brakes can fuck up very, very badly, as a warning), I was lucky to find my current car, as it has less than 15,000 miles on it and was within the budget. It's a big car and can be a bit of a pain to park, but the whole family fits into it comfortably, and it's lovely to drive.

*Yes, I live in England and drive automatic. In fact, I'm not allowed to drive manual; I have an automatic-only licence. I drove auto in Canada for nine years before I moved here, and since I wanted to pass my UK driving test ASAP I went for auto. Don't judge me, okay?
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Old December 20 2013, 05:16 PM   #97
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Here's Nyx, all dark and mysterious, prowling around in the snow:

I was gonna say that looks like a Saturn. Then I see your pic name when I quoted it. I used to have a 94 Satty. Loved that car.
She has 140,000 miles on her, she has a leak or two when it rains, the driver's seat needs some light re-upholstering where spongy padding pokes out, and she's a bit noisy because there might be a hole in the exhaust I need to fix (and soon), but I can't help but love this car. It's a shame Saturn is no longer in existence.

Here's a picture of her in the daytime:
I agree that its a total shame that Saturn no longer exists. We loved our Saturn Vue, it was a sad day when we traded it in. However we need the additional room for three kids and with Saturn being scuttled, we thought it was prudent move to make to get the most out of it. We figured if we held onto it any longer, the value would drop even more.

Here is our last Vue, we owned several before this but this is our last one at the dealership.


and here is what we replaced it with, a 2011 Honda Odyssey. The day we got it at the dealership.
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Old December 21 2013, 03:42 AM   #98
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maclaus, I'm just curious - what does the 60-reg bit mean?
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Old December 21 2013, 03:44 AM   #99
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I agree that its a total shame that Saturn no longer exists. We loved our Saturn Vue, it was a sad day when we traded it in. However we need the additional room for three kids and with Saturn being scuttled, we thought it was prudent move to make to get the most out of it. We figured if we held onto it any longer, the value would drop even more.

Here is our last Vue, we owned several before this but this is our last one at the dealership.


and here is what we replaced it with, a 2011 Honda Odyssey. The day we got it at the dealership.
They both look fantastic, though the Odyssey definitely looks roomier.
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Old December 21 2013, 04:17 AM   #100
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^ In that case, it would be 2011: A Space(ier) Odyssey.

@Hendricks: I'm glad that your Saturn gave you better years than mine gave me. Looking back, it was a total disaster for me to get that car. Then again, I should have known that such a small coupe would be total suck-ass for winter driving (God knows how those Smart cars manage).

And what's just as bad: I got into a serious car wreck with that Saturn - my insurance company would not pay me to repair it, they declared it a total loss. But apparently the auto body shop had no problem repairing the sumbitch for SOMEBODY ELSE who bought the wreck
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Old December 21 2013, 02:39 PM   #101
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maclaus, I'm just curious - what does the 60-reg bit mean?
The 60 tells you the year and period (March or September) that it was registered.

As an example, a car registered NX51 XXX would have been registered in Autumn 2001 and probably have been registed around Stockton.

When it got to 2010, they started with 10 for Spring and 60 for Autumn if I remember correctly.

Before 2001, it worked differently. As an example, from older cars that I've owned, the registration may have looked like:-

S123 ABC (September 1998 - signified by the S. T would be March 1999) I think that they started going half yearly on new registrations in 1998.

L123 ABC (Registered between Aug 93 and July 94 per the L)

This commenced in August 83 with A registrations.

Before that (and we come to the first car I've owned - chevette) the registration may have looked like:-

ABC 123Y (Where the Y tells you it was registered between Aug 82 and July 83)

According to Wiki, that went back to 1963
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Old December 21 2013, 04:02 PM   #102
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^Thank you for answering. I've never come across anyone in Britain describing the age of a car by a year; it's always done by the registration number plate. Unlike in Canada and the US, when a car is bought or sold in Britain (and most other European countries, I believe) the number plate never changes between owners.
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Old December 21 2013, 04:18 PM   #103
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Whatever happened to your Monte Carlo?
I don't recall ever having a Monte Carlo. However, I miss my little 1986 Mustang LX and my 1988 Pontiac Firebird with T-Tops! Those were fun cars to drive. When Dad was alive, I was fortunate enough to put my cars on the tracks at Daytona, Charlotte and others. Being a retired driver, Dad had contacts everywhere in racing.
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