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perrin at apotheon.com
Sun Mar 2 05:40:01 UTC 2008
On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 09:35:17AM -0500, Chess Griffin wrote:
> Da Rock wrote:
> >On Thu, 2008-02-21 at 23:56 -0800, perryh at pluto.rain.com wrote:
> >>>>You need something that costs too much, breaks down a lot,
> >>>>and never uses standard parts if they can help it.
> >>>Mercedes? :)
> >>Fits the first, dunno about the third. Certainly not the second --
> >>Benz are some of the best-engineered and built cars in existence.
> >>Maybe BMW, aka Bunch-a Money Wasted or Bite My Wallet.
> >I wouldn't insult a quality car like that. Ive heard nothing but good
> >stories about them and it's something I'd buy myself. Very safe to
> >Ok. How about the new VW beetle? I've heard they're crap- not as good as
> >the original, expensive, poorly designed, break down a lot, and driven
> >by little teeny boppers with money to waste buying just for the frilly
> >stuff. Does that fit the bill?
> >We'll take a vote- all in favor say aye... :P
> Might I suggest a 1983 Renault Alliance? The first car I ever owned and
> it was ... what's the word I'm looking for ... ah yes: horrible! i
> would have traded it for a VW Beetle any day. :-)
Actually (a bit late) . . . if you want something that costs too much,
breaks down a lot, and never uses standard parts, you're looking for a
Jaguar circa 1990 or earlier. I'm not sure about after that. They sure
do look nice (Aero Glass), but there are better-looking cars out there
that don't break down all the time (like Aqua and Compiz Fusion), and
some of them even cost less.
CCD CopyWrite Chad Perrin [ http://ccd.apotheon.org ]
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