Recent content by SquareLeft

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    Carbage

    If, for some unbelievable reason, I were actually looking for an Encore; I might make an offer... though only if I watched seller personally remove the decals and sign a contract in blood NEVER to do it again!
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    Other Random Car Sightings [Photo Required]

    Spotted last night at the local (Ashland, KY, USA) Walmart - a very solid-looking 1962 Chrysler Imperial 4-door hardtop; probably on its way to a new home:
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    Other Random Car Sightings [Photo Required]

    This is a 1940 Ford De Luxe Fordor sedan.
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    The Man Thread

    Somehow, this doesn't surprise me... I have a standing once-every-four-weeks appointment with a sixty-something female stylist in a one-chair salon. The lady doesn't even own a set of clippers - she only uses scissors and a straight-razor, but she's driven Corvettes as long as I've known her. I...
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    Carbage

    Currently on ebay... didn't want to lose the ad, so I'll post the worst of it... 1966 Nova Custom (located in Evans, Georgia, USA) Starting bid: $18,900.00 - no bids placed after several days I would have put this in another forum, but I don't think we have a "WORST of ebay & craigslist"...
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    Unverified Ownership 2019 Mazda6 S

    Thanks for the comments, folks. This little summary will tell you how I arrived at my purchase decision: For a 'daily driver', I wanted a car from an 'established' manufacturer that I trusted. I've owned two RX-7s and have had good experiences dealing with Mazda. Spectre was pushing the...
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    Unverified Ownership 2019 Mazda6 S

    Having sold both my Focuses, I've been shopping for new 'daily' wheels. I ended up with this Mazda6 - it's the "S" - or base - model: 2.5 liter, 187 HP, automatic with the only option being the Soul Red paint. As some of you know, I'm not much on technology, so this suited me just fine -...
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    The "Questions for Spectre" thread

    Quick update: I bought a new 2019 Mazda6 Sport yesterday. The dealer is in north Cincinnati, about 150 miles away. I drove it home yesterday evening and was really pleased with the overall package. The one I chose is dark red metallic with a black interior. I'll try to get some decent photos...
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    The "Questions for Spectre" thread

    My one friend who bought one for his daughter several years ago has nothing but good things to say about it. My buddy who used to run the foreign car repair garage also likes them. My rally friends like them too, but, that's just a few people; which is why I was asking on the forum. I may be...
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    The "Questions for Spectre" thread

    After a little more than a month of pondering and head-scratching, I've come up with another possible solution - the Mazda6. I test drove a used one with 61K miles and it seemed pretty tight. I couldn't find anything to complain about in the road manners or braking, either. I've found a new one...
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    Random Thoughts....

    When I did the Google search on this, I expected to find a couple of sources and models. I wasn't prepared for...
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    Random Thoughts....

    Who knew that the latest status symbol among rednecks is to be buried in a casket made out of recycled barn wood? A few days ago, I was at a garage in the heart of redneck Kentucky. The locals were discussing a recent funeral and one of them remarked that Bubba had got his wish to be buried in a...
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    The "Questions for Spectre" thread

    As much as I love Ur-Quattros, I wouldn't consider one for a minute. Back when I was really involved in stage rally, they were THE car to have. That said, it cost a fortune to campaign one. My BFF Bill bought a low-mileage used Ur-Quattro turbo coupe as a daily/toy, intending for us to compete...
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    The "Questions for Spectre" thread

    Thanks for the in-depth write-up! You noted many of the points that I've pondered staring at this screen, looking at manufacturer sites and road tests. I'll have to go back and take another look at Toyota. I don't even want to go into my Honda/Acura aversion... it's a personal thing. I recommend...
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