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  •  Only if you're willing to pay for it (1+ / 0-)
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    You're paying for more safety, more emission control and better gas mileage, as well as a computer controlled engine.
    You can still find those 72 Impalas around (gas hog is an understatement), but it would be very expensive to drive!

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    “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

    by skohayes on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 05:11:57 AM PST

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    •  And HELL to park! (3+ / 0-)
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      Mark Sumner, Egalitare, skohayes

      I owned a 77 Ford LTD -- about the size of Wisconsin, except Wisconsin got better mileage. I hit a deer coming home from a job interview (Watched one deer in the trees for too long, didn't see his partner until it was too late), and thought my radiator would be all over the road. Not only was my radiator intact, the wheels weren't even out of alignment.

      True story: I sold the car to a junkyard when the steering got literally dangerous -- getting the car to go left or right was like turning the Exxon Valdez. I was a radio announcer in central NY at the time (This is WAY back in the day!), and six months later, I was doing a personal appearance at a truck pull. At the end, they brought out two non-famous monster trucks to crush cars they'd bought at a junkyard.

      You got it. My old LTD was the fourth car they brought out, and they turned that sucker into a convertible in five minutes. I had the best time.

      "If you're going to go down with the ship, make it a submarine." - Wayne Shorter

      by Oliver Tiger on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 06:02:04 AM PST

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    •  I know someone (0+ / 0-)

      with a full-sized Chevy Caprice. They describe it as getting yardage, not mileage.

      (Is it time for the pitchforks and torches yet?)

      by PJEvans on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 08:55:20 AM PST

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