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diesel_powered
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« Reply #300 on: Aug 15, 2007, 05:23:04 PM »

Hyundai Elantra.
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« Reply #301 on: Aug 15, 2007, 05:35:24 PM »

I'll go with the obvious one here and say an iPhone. Motherfuckin web browser in your pocket alla time? That sounds extremely correct.
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« Reply #302 on: Aug 15, 2007, 05:54:15 PM »

well it is kind of neat being able to browse the web on your phone.  I don't have an iPhone though.  I imagine the additional screen resolution that thing has would make a phone browser that much closer to useful.  I have a T-Mobile Wing and it's pretty slick but since it runs Windows I have to reboot the thing every so often.  I've got a 2GB microSD card in it and I've got about 900MB of MP3s on there but I have to use Windows Media Player to play them and the earphones are proprietary so if I don't have them with me I have to use the tinny-ass phone speakers.   Also it has a kickass camera.  But half the time Windows is using up so much RAM that the camera app won't start up.  eh, I know, I'm kvetching about stupid shit.  But the most godawful ass-brained thing is that I can't set it up to use custom alert sounds for different e-mail sources.  That was like, the first thing I figured out to do on a BlackBerry but apparently Microsoft is too fucking stupid to get it.  It basically makes the phone pretty useless for the reason the bosses got it for me.  Oh well, at least I can browse the web.
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« Reply #303 on: Aug 15, 2007, 06:04:39 PM »

I used to have internet on my phone when I had a Nokia. Unfortunately, there were barely any graphics and it was pretty impossible to do anything. In general, that phone was ahead of its time. It had bluetooth, internet, mp3 ringers, pretty decent java games... but it was also bigger and almost as heavy as a gameboy.
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« Reply #304 on: Aug 15, 2007, 11:44:51 PM »

I've been watching Ninja Warrior and I want to build an obstacle course SO MUCH.
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« Reply #305 on: Aug 16, 2007, 10:32:52 AM »

What car is that, DP?

And thanks for the advice Aglaya.  I didn't realize Nissans depreciated so fast.  The Versa was new for 2007, but I'm not buying for 6 mo. to a year, so I could probably get a used one off a lease or from a rental company.  Even now, I've seen some decent deals on some slightly used 2007s. 

I have to spend the next few months saving like a mug any way I look at it. 
No problem!  If you have any more questions, you can email me.
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« Reply #306 on: Aug 16, 2007, 11:01:44 AM »

I've been watching Ninja Warrior and I want to build an obstacle course SO MUCH.

A friend of mine had the same impulse.  So now he's doing just that.  He's a high-school teacher, and before school each day, he and a few of the other teachers have been doing "ninja training" to prepare for the obstacle course -- climbing, running, that kind of thing.
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« Reply #307 on: Aug 16, 2007, 11:45:37 AM »

I've been watching Ninja Warrior and I want to build an obstacle course SO MUCH.

A friend of mine had the same impulse.  So now he's doing just that.  He's a high-school teacher, and before school each day, he and a few of the other teachers have been doing "ninja training" to prepare for the obstacle course -- climbing, running, that kind of thing.

SO.BAD.ASS.
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« Reply #308 on: Aug 16, 2007, 12:45:42 PM »

You know... if you're looking for cheap, reliable, and efficient, allow me to recommend:



right on.  I bought a used 05 Elantra with 20k on it last year for $10,000. 
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« Reply #309 on: Aug 16, 2007, 02:02:39 PM »

Shit, if you're not attached to the hatchback style like that, a used Hyundai really is about the best way to go.  We've got used '06 Sonatas on the lot right now with a sunroof and V6 stickered at $15,995.  I sold one for $13,500 and still made good money on it.  If you got the right deal you could be looking at $11 or 12,000 for a year old car, and they're good cars too.  Buying one used, you get the balance of a 5 year/60,000 mile warranty.
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« Reply #310 on: Aug 16, 2007, 02:07:08 PM »

I just read that post in an interior used-car-commercial-guy voice.  He talks really really fast 'cause he is so excited to tell you about all the great deals he has for you and he only has 15 seconds to do it in.

I didn't do it on purpose.
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« Reply #311 on: Aug 16, 2007, 02:23:31 PM »

Yea, apparently when I talk about cars, I have a "work voice" that I use.  My friends make fun of me for it.
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« Reply #312 on: Aug 16, 2007, 02:33:02 PM »

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« Reply #313 on: Aug 16, 2007, 02:33:55 PM »

Shifty Lou has the better selection
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« Reply #314 on: Aug 16, 2007, 02:52:01 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CRzXoWTka8
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« Reply #315 on: Aug 16, 2007, 03:00:03 PM »

Shit, if you're not attached to the hatchback style like that, a used Hyundai really is about the best way to go.  We've got used '06 Sonatas on the lot right now with a sunroof and V6 stickered at $15,995.  I sold one for $13,500 and still made good money on it.  If you got the right deal you could be looking at $11 or 12,000 for a year old car, and they're good cars too.  Buying one used, you get the balance of a 5 year/60,000 mile warranty.

The only thing about the hatchback style is that I couldn't find one used around here.  That probably has more to do with refusing to drive an automatic, though. 
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« Reply #316 on: Aug 16, 2007, 04:50:48 PM »

My sister has a Sonata, and she likes it.  It's been giving her problems, but it is a 2002 or something and she wasn't keeping up on maintenance for awhile.

Hmmm...Elantra, huh?  I think that's what my boyfriend's grandparents drive.  Of course, that's not a diss on the car; maybe I'll ask them how they like it.
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« Reply #317 on: Aug 16, 2007, 04:54:29 PM »

Yeah, I gotta say I lucked out finding a manual hatchback Elantra. I got mine for about $9,500 when it was a little over a year old and I've had nary a problem with it. Actually, I think there were a couple hoses that got fucked up, but they repaired them for free on warranty. Have I mentioned the warranty? It's awesome.

I've got one and I know three other people who have them (counting Justin) and they all can't complain. My dad drives a Sonata and he's been fairly satisfied with it.

I mean, they're excellent on making rip offs of other nice cars. The Elantra hatchback is a ripoff of a Saab.... the Sonata sedan is a ripoff of a Jaguar...

And if you get one, you can join Justin and me in the Elantra mafia. We plan on taking over the streets of Minneapolis and running over all the Vespa gang members.
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« Reply #318 on: Aug 16, 2007, 05:25:24 PM »

Yeah Katie, I hear that Hyundais didn't get really good until 04 or something.  Now I believe that they are ranked higher than Honda and Toyota in terms of initial quality. 
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« Reply #319 on: Aug 16, 2007, 06:31:54 PM »

They are indeed.  They're one of the brands I sell new.  I think the best sales pitch on a Hyundai is the fact that almost every single one I've sold has been to a person whose mother/father/brother/sister/cousin/friend/etc bought one, and they loved it so much they wanted one themselves.  People really love them. 
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« Reply #320 on: Aug 16, 2007, 06:38:19 PM »

That's why I ended up getting one. I actually got the exact same car as one of my friends. We joke about who's got the "his" and who's got the "hers" model. I used to claim he had the "hers" model, but mine is usually cleaner, so I think I've got it.
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« Reply #321 on: Aug 16, 2007, 06:38:57 PM »

I've been watching Ninja Warrior and I want to build an obstacle course SO MUCH.

A friend of mine had the same impulse.  So now he's doing just that.  He's a high-school teacher, and before school each day, he and a few of the other teachers have been doing "ninja training" to prepare for the obstacle course -- climbing, running, that kind of thing.

SO.BAD.ASS.

I love it. Little does timmy know, as he wipes a booger on the inside cover of Wuthering Heights, that his teacher moves in darkness, kills without remorse...
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« Reply #322 on: Aug 18, 2007, 12:02:17 PM »




now we talk speakers fuck yeah!
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« Reply #323 on: Aug 18, 2007, 12:20:00 PM »

not just the speakers, dude, i want the house and the land it's sitting on too.
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« Reply #324 on: Aug 18, 2007, 12:45:11 PM »

what is the point of those speakers, seriously?
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