Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

Spectre

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You live in Texas, of course a heater isn't necessary.

It sometimes gets colder than Detroit, Michigan in the winter in Dallas. Posted proof in this very thread a year or so ago.

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I see you haven't been to Finland.

No, but this person has. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YtoRcs76O...+Adventure+Motorcycle,+Rovaniemi,+Finland.jpg
BMW+GS+Adventure+Motorcycle,+Rovaniemi,+Finland.jpg


Also, don't the Finnish also use these things? They don't have roofs or heaters either and they seem to be doing fine.
lapland-safaris-snowmobile-excursions-finland-photo.jpg


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So, I might have just bought a 2002 Saab 9-3 Tarbo manual with 100k miles from a friend.

Stay tuned.

That guy isn't your friend. :p
 

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That guy isn't your friend. :p
The alternative was a 1.8t Jetta. It's all relative. And of the modern Saabs, that's the best balance of modernity, price, and serviceability, assuming the PCV system checks out as the current owner says; again, all relative.
 

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But its a *:jeremy:'s bad Swedish accent*jet fighter for the road
 

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I plan to only drive it on the weekends as I commute by motorcycle; I also plan to take it to Saab specialist Walter Wong who operates nearby (and where the previous owner took the car all the time).
 

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Also, don't the Finnish also use these things? They don't have roofs or heaters either and they seem to be doing fine.
lapland-safaris-snowmobile-excursions-finland-photo.jpg

Yes, but we don't typically go to work on them. :lol:
 

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Yes, but we don't typically go to work on them. :lol:
I often see a guy going to work in his sidecar Ural. The coldest I've seen him was - 27c. It's all about having the right gear :)
 

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Yes, but the problem is that it's this jet fighter:
Works great, right up until it disintegrates in mid-air for no immediately apparent reason.

"Designed and built quickly, and made primarily of wood [...] could be assembled by semi- and non-skilled labor, including slave labor".
It was also held together by (defective) glue and rushed into service. Proably the reason the He 162 wasn't all that reliable :p
 
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I would submit that a motorcycle *is* the minimum for transport and a car that runs around empty but for the operator would be something that isn't 'necessary'. :p

I would have to agree, motorcycle is about as basic transportation as one can get.

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I see you haven't been to Finland.
Still not necessary, there is winter gear for bikes, some is actually heated.

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Works great, right up until it disintegrates in mid-air for no immediately apparent reason.

I think the reason is German engineering.

"Designed and built quickly, and made primarily of wood [...] could be assembled by semi- and non-skilled labor, including slave labor".
It was also held together by (defective) glue and rushed into service. Proably the reason the He 162 wasn't all that reliable :p

So like I said above, German engineering :p
Had an example of German over complicating of things just the other day, they sent me a spreadsheet with some information that should be "parent" > new child > attributes of child so they made a massive list with new things being highlighted yellow, however they are not in any real sequence. On top of that some of the new attributes are lists, which instead of just putting right under the actual attribute they put in a different tab on the spreadsheet....
 
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CAR FACT: Every car is going to be horribly unreliable and will disintegrate around you on a daily basis like the ending of The Blues Brothers. Trust me. I'm an (ex-)auto journalist.

Except the Mazda Miata. That is always reliable. Always.
 

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CAR FACT: Every car is going to be horribly unreliable and will disintegrate around you on a daily basis like the ending of The Blues Brothers. Trust me. I'm an (ex-)auto journalist.

Except the Mazda Miata. That is always reliable. Always.

I offer supporting data :unsure:
 

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CAR FACT: Every car is going to be horribly unreliable and will disintegrate around you on a daily basis like the ending of The Blues Brothers. Trust me. I'm an (ex-)auto journalist.

Except the Mazda Miata. That is always reliable. Always.

Truth. :p
 

CrzRsn

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I have a broken XJ.... the other MOST reliable car in the world.
 
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