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#15396 - 07/18/03 05:28 PM Re: COMPLETELY OFF TOPIC
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Because the badly-designed ones mangle your fingers/palm/crook of elbow/teeth/t-shirt/chosen opening implement!
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#15397 - 07/18/03 05:31 PM Re: COMPLETELY OFF TOPIC
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Ok, since you've posted a pic of a cool car, I've got to put one up, too.



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#15398 - 07/18/03 05:58 PM What do you drive?
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Loc: Los Angeles
Ahhhh...cars. What do you all drive? Here's my wheels...2002 Audi A4 3.0 Quattro (yeah I stole the pic from Edmunds.com, but my car is the same model, same color, same wheels, and this pic is better than the one I have)






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#15399 - 07/18/03 06:19 PM Re: What do you drive?
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I drive this:


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#15400 - 07/18/03 06:24 PM Re: COMPLETELY OFF TOPIC
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So I was poking around the Axiom site and decided to try typing in random links. I tried a bunch that went nowhere, but I finally tried www.axiom.com/research/prototypes.html and found this pic on the page:



It looks to me like it's equivalent to two M80s. As far as the colors go, the page explained the avocado veneer with mustard-colored cones were chosen to discourage the prototype from being stolen. After all, who would want THAT in their living room?

BTW, the link I mentioned no longer works. They must have discovered it was mistakenly open to the public soon after I found it.
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#15401 - 07/18/03 07:03 PM Re: What do you drive?
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but I must say, my favorite car that I've actually driven is the 2003 Mercedes S600. Twin-turbo V12 with acceleration (0-60 in 4.6s) that felt as good as the Dodge Viper (0-60 in 3.9) I drove above. (Yes, the Viper has better acceleration, but only in the hands of an expert, which I am not.)

I had the opportunity to test drive the Mercedes on a cone/obstacle course at the 2003 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Drool...


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#15402 - 07/18/03 07:07 PM Re: COMPLETELY OFF TOPIC
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No, but she does have 2 single brothers!! Interested?




Not so much But thanks for the offer... :P

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#15403 - 07/18/03 07:14 PM Re: What do you drive?
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This is the "funnest" car I've owned. This car was FAST, and handled like it was on rails. I used to take some CRAZY sharp turns at 60mph...scared the hell out of my passengers. (especially if we met an oncoming car when doing it) *sigh* to be 19 again...

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#15404 - 07/18/03 07:25 PM Re: What do you drive?
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Havving ridden in a similar vintage Camaro, I can attest to the "on-rails"-like cornering ability.
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#15405 - 07/18/03 07:37 PM Re: What do you drive?
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And here's my sweet ride


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