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post #271 of 578
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
After driving the "burly" Hummer my gal doesnt want anything that looks any less edgy/truck-y.

See Rich...this is what's silly really. I mean...why does a lady who..and I'm guessing here, but I bet I'm right...spend thousands a year on salons, nails, feminine clothing, etc....want to look burly/edgy/trucky while driving? Seriously. I mean...it's so...absurd. I think that's what sort of sets people off. about SUV's, especially big ones...for most people, they are simply poser mobiles. Why waste resources if all it gets you is an image that you can't uphold once you step out of the vehicle?

And...that carbon calculator thing is silly. I'm sure anyone who looked at it would agree.
post #272 of 578
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Yes, yes, and I agree. But it is what it is.

Let put it this way do you think that 99.9% of the people who can afford and buy super exotic cars can handle them, or even have the testicular fortitude to take them to the 200+mph that those are capable of? Does anyone other than a professional race car driver need a vehicle that can only transport two people and has 600hp...no of course not, but there is one common thing that those that buy Hummers and Vipers have in common, they like to know that if ever they need all that potential their vehicle possesses, that if the day were ever to arrive, they can actually harness it and do what it was engineered to do. (Notice I don't include Jeeps in this since Jeep owners, more so than any other 4x4 brand, actually take their vehicles off-road).

Admittedly my significant other, is a take no prisoners type of JAP, she is girly but she also takes no sh!t from anyone, and she feels that a truck best suits her. I can't tell you how long I have trying to convince her to get a Corvette or any sports car, and let me take care of the SUV situation...but she wants nothing of it. She likes that seemingly unstopability an SUV affords her, she feels safer, and it makes her happy.....and that's all that matters.

The bonus is that we will have a vehicle that is large enough to haul all of our crap on ski trips and to and from Home Depot; something that my rollcaged, beadlocked, 35" tyred Jeep cannot do.
post #273 of 578
DoooD. Pics of your girl. Por Favor.

(respectfully requesting)
post #274 of 578
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Well I'll post this one since its available online anyway...its about 3yrs old, but its the only one I have with her that is relatively recent.


Green eyes under those shades, I tell her she hides one of her best features behind all those sunglasses she insists on wearing.
post #275 of 578
Didn't Marge Simpson also turn into Mrs SUV when given the rig?

Anyway, well played sir.
post #276 of 578
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
they like to know that if ever they need all that potential their vehicle possesses, that if the day were ever to arrive, they can actually harness it and do what it was engineered to do.
Actually, what they don't know, is that they are very likely to wrap it around a pole, since they can't actually harness it. Just like most people don't actually need....ah...nevermind. Madison Ave wins again.

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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
She likes that seemingly unstopability an SUV affords her, she feels safer, and it makes her happy.....and that's all that matters.


Dang...you posted a pic of your gf. Word of wisdom...don't ever do that on Fark.com. Unless you want to be rid of her.
post #277 of 578
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
Well I'll post this one since its available online anyway...its about 3yrs old, but its the only one I have with her that is relatively recent.


Green eyes under those shades, I tell her she hides one of her best features behind all those sunglasses she insists on wearing.
Well, that picture kind of puts things in perspective.

Do what you have to do.
post #278 of 578
Thats what I pictured. She's got that Jersey thing goin' eh. Nothing wrong with that. Well played sir. Nice girl. Make your mind up on a rig yet?
post #279 of 578

Give her what she wants.

If momma ain't happy, nobody is happy. If she likes a big SUV, hey why not? Tony Soprano has one.

Thanks for including yourself in the picture. Personally, I just cannot get enough of your sexiness. The tank top is a nice touch. Classy. Where can I get one?

I have noticed that you have no shortage of photos/videos etc of yourself, your cars, and your dogs (sic). But you have none none of your pretty gal in the last three years that does not include you in the foreground taking up 75% of the frame?

Here is my wife and my dog. I got her a Cooper.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Shankbone.jpg
post #280 of 578
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
Admittedly my significant other, is a take no prisoners type of JAP, she is girly but she also takes no sh!t from anyone, and she feels that a truck best suits her.
Whatever.

I ride a scooter around town and to/from work, so I guess I forget that some people care so much about their image. Although what image a tiny girl in a big truck is trying to pull off, I still don't understand.

You say if she's happy that's all that matters. And again, I'd point out that kind of attitude as part of the problem Rich...no disrespect, just a comment. My own happiness isn't the only thing that matters in life. Nor is that of my wife, or even my kids who I would die to protect from harm. There will be times when desires that are purely self serving should be balanced with rationality, a sense of community, and being a responsible member of a global society. We are well off financially, yet we don't lavish things on our kids....not that they are deprived, but we think it's important that they learn to make good choices, understand the value of money, and appreciate that purchasing stuff we don't need and probably won't use that much wastes resources (more than just the materials needed to build the item). I'd love a new dual susp. mtb, but I have a friend who is getting rid of his last bike for a great price, and he built it with great components so rather than get a brand new $2k bike I'm going to buy his because if I don't nobody will be riding it.

Rich, it's too bad you and your gf place so much value on the image and self-worth you get from what you choose to drive. I'll go out on a limb and guess that you feel that way about a lot of your possessions -- that you must buy certain things to help define who you are, and to display your identity to the people around you whose acceptance you implicitly seek. You're not alone in living that way, by any means. But it's a very life limiting state of mind. Once you let go of defining yourself by what you have, and stop caring if others define you that way, you gain a tremendous freedom in life.

Something to think about.
post #281 of 578
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Actually Billy I have become more and more of a recluse after starting to date her, and the things I have and enjoy are for mine and her enjoyment alone not to show off to my friends; which I hardly see anymore. I’ve really never been one that goes with the flow, and being that way will more often than not gain disapproval rather than acceptance. But that’s fine with me, but apparently not so with others.

BTW a few years ago I used to bicycle to and from midtown Manhattan every day....my friends thought I was nuts, eventually I stopped after getting hit by a car which resulted in the frame of my aluminum Trek road bike cracking....thank God it wasnt my bones.
post #282 of 578
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
Actually Billy I have become more and more of a recluse after starting to date her, and the things I have and enjoy are for mine and her enjoyment alone not to show off to my friends; which I hardly see anymore. I’ve really never been one that goes with the flow, and being that way will more often than not gain disapproval rather than acceptance. But that’s fine with me, but apparently not so with others.
OK, I was wrong in my judgement then. Sorry. Drive on.

To change subjects...you're on LI right? How far from Rocky Point? The mtb trails there are surprisingly fun to ride and really well maintained by the dedicated local riders.
post #283 of 578
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Thats what I pictured. She's got that Jersey thing goin' eh. Nothing wrong with that. Well played sir. Nice girl. Make your mind up on a rig yet?
You think? I guess there has always been a very fine line between the appearance of a guidette and a JAP. Great Neck where she is from has plenty of clones that look like her.

Thanks.

It will be a large GM vehicle, the final decision will be made once we get to dealing with the salesman which happens to sell all of the vehicles we are considering.
post #284 of 578
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Originally Posted by billyymc View Post
OK, I was wrong in my judgement then. Sorry. Drive on.

To change subjects...you're on LI right? How far from Rocky Point? The mtb trails there are surprisingly fun to ride and really well maintained by the dedicated local riders.
No prob.

Actually a great new trail if you are ever downstate is in Cunningham Park in Bayside, Queens (where I grew up...yeah right), its brand new, dedicated last year, and I think its the first and only real mtn bike trail in metro NY...plenty of press on it online. It even has signage and level designations.

Rockypoint is about 1hr away from where I live. I have not been there yet this is my first Summer at my current residence.
post #285 of 578
Well she'd look cute in this one driving around town but wouldn't be great for long trips on a road.

http://www.swissarmyvehicles.com/shp...icles&idnum=87
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post #286 of 578
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post
Well she'd look cute in this one driving around town but wouldn't be great for long trips on a road.

http://www.swissarmyvehicles.com/shp...icles&idnum=87
But since it is a "Swiss Army" vehicle it probably comes with stuff she can do her nails with, tweezers, scissors, etc..:
post #287 of 578
Those Swiss Army Pinzgauers are the most capable (and bare-bones) vehicles that I have ever seen. They "school" military Hummer H1's all the time!
Here's the best part... It's got a 90hp air cooled four cylinder engine. Oh yeah, it seats 10, hauls 2,400 lbs and fits into parking spots!!
post #288 of 578
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Those Swiss Army Pinzgauers are the most capable (and bare-bones) vehicles that I have ever seen. They "school" military Hummer H1's all the time!
Here's the best part... It's got a 90hp air cooled four cylinder engine. Oh yeah, it seats 10, hauls 2,400 lbs and fits into parking spots!!
0-60 in how many days?
post #289 of 578
Well you'd be a hit with the local baseball team if you drove them to the game in that! Probably could get them to mow your lawn too.

Type 4 cylinder, 4 stroke, in-line Displacement 2499 cm
Power output 87 HP (DIN) @ 4000 rpm
Maximum torque 177 Nm @ 2000 rpm Max speed is listed at 100 km/h

Believe there's a turbo version.

here's a better 6x6 though:
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post #290 of 578
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
Actually a great new trail if you are ever downstate is in Cunningham Park in Bayside, Queens (where I grew up...yeah right), its brand new, dedicated last year, and I think its the first and only real mtn bike trail in metro NY...plenty of press on it online. It even has signage and level designations.

Rockypoint is about 1hr away from where I live. I have not been there yet this is my first Summer at my current residence.
Used to live in College Point for a while after grad school, still have a place there and we stop whenever my wife drags me to the beach or to the city. Cunningham Park trails look kinda mild but if we were there I'd check em out...I can ride back streets to Fort Totten, then that paved "trail" by the Cross Island, over the bridge into Alley Pond Park, then a short ride to Cunningham. Can probably get 25 or 30 miles in total. Or I coudl take the kids there ....they might enjoy it cause at 7 & 9 they haven't done much trail riding yet. They can work up an appetite for Joe Shanghai's.

If you go to Rocky Point trails, a few tips -- one, the parking spots require permits. If you do'nt have one, park nearby and ride less than a mile to the trailhead on 25A. Two, there are lots of spur trails off the main trail...the main is pretty flat and easy, and the spurs present some short climbs and bumps...good fun, and accomodates variety of levels of riders...there is one spot where the trails do diverge for maybe 5-10 minutes of riding...the problem is you wo'nt know where until you do it. When we ride there my wife sticks to the main trail cause she's a wuss

It's definitely worth the drive out there from where you are. One other nice thing about Rocky Point is that compared to the trails i ride whre I live (upstate, near Binghamton), they are mostly free of roots.
post #291 of 578
I'd still go for the 11-11:
post #292 of 578
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0-60 in how many days?
Fast enough... Most people speed away from stops... just to be the first to stop at the next stoplight anyway! I have driven from southern AZ to northern CO in one trip before, no problem!
post #293 of 578
In defense of "Jersey Girls" .... all of the things that the outside world refers to as "Jersey Girls" are transplants from "The City" or "The Island" (Staten or Long).

There ain't hardly a "native" left in this state.

:

"Jersey" used to be a polite nice place till the condo boom and the bus lines direct to Manhattan started in 1970.
post #294 of 578
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In defense of "Jersey Girls" .... all of the things that the outside world refers to as "Jersey Girls" are transplants from "The City" or "The Island" (Staten or Long).

There ain't hardly a "native" left in this state.

:

"Jersey" used to be a polite nice place till the condo boom and the bus lines direct to Manhattan started in 1970.
What would be the first thing that I would do if I found myself in Jersey?
Run screaming to the nearest airport!
post #295 of 578
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Green eyes under those shades, I tell her she hides one of her best features behind all those sunglasses she insists on wearing.
She sure is purdy! Green eyes too??? DAAAAAMN!!! And a red wine drinker to boot- yup, she's a keeper! Now that you have the vehicle on lock, it's off to replace the blingage on that finger with something... Gotta be VS-2 or better, colorless, I'm thinking 2 carats w/ platinum setting... maybe in a princess cut...
post #296 of 578
Is it just me? There's plenty of pretty women out there. I wouldn't touch a girl who needed an SUV for her "image".
post #297 of 578
I'm weighing in real late on this one, but like many I do not see the point of the truck-based SUV's if you're not going off road. They do not have any more space inside than my Acura MDX (not exactly small), and the ride, handling and mileage are much worse.

FYI all Acura MDX's and Honda Pilots are manufactured in Ontario, Canada.

A couple of years ago I was at a GM-sponsored test drive event. I drove the Cadillac SRX and it seemed very similar to my Acura in both driving characteristics and interior space. If you want a GM ski car, the SRX is the one IMHO.
post #298 of 578
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I rented an SRX twice....she absolutely hated it, said it looked too much like a minivan same with the R class Benz....sorry but I tend to agree even if I did like its ride.
post #299 of 578
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She sure is purdy! Green eyes too??? DAAAAAMN!!! And a red wine drinker to boot- yup, she's a keeper! Now that you have the vehicle on lock, it's off to replace the blingage on that finger with something... Gotta be VS-2 or better, colorless, I'm thinking 2 carats w/ platinum setting... maybe in a princess cut...
LOL, thanks, yeah I am doomed in that regard....only consolation is that my dad is in the jewelry business.
post #300 of 578
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LOL, thanks, yeah I am doomed in that regard....only consolation is that my dad is in the jewelry business.
You and your girl are about as deep as a kiddy pool! You need each other!
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