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Old 04-23-2006, 08:18 PM
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Are 4 cyl cars going to be more popular?

Because of gas prices... Import sport compact cars offer performance and are conserative on gas. Does this mean the STi's and EVO's will now take over from the Mustang's, etc.? Not many people will be able to afford $100 gas fill-ups, for a Sunday pleasure drive. Do we now move to the 4 cyl rocket cars?

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Old 04-23-2006, 08:21 PM
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I'd rather not think about foregin four bangers... domestic stuff is ok, and that Studebaker Avanti at the bottom of the link sure looks cool!

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p.s. only jap import I really care for are the Subie STi...
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Old 04-23-2006, 08:44 PM
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I have a 4-popper as my daily beater, but the gas prices probably won't change how much I drive my bird. I really don't drive it enough to feel the impact that much. Most of us with weekend cruiser cars don't drive them often or far enough to care.

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Old 04-23-2006, 09:09 PM
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I think motorcycles will be a great alternative! Great gas mileage and they propel you very fast down the road which feels good!
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Can't drive a bike in a snow storm

In the short term gas is going to be high. but if you listen to the news and see all the new E-85 plant being built it going to go down. Everyone is going to have a gas miser its just the way its going to be. The next big push will be hydrogen. I would be real surprise if I see that happen. Its all getting away from foreign Oil. mean they can't hold you hostage anymore. and the good side is it going to help out the farmer.
Renewable fuels that the ticket. which mean hotroding will be safe for sometime to come.


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Old 04-24-2006, 10:10 AM
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profanity........see posting guidelines, please.

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Can't drive a bike in a snow storm
I work with a guy who does. Stupid ****** ate **** on the ice out front 2 weeks ago. We had to pick up him and his bike. 35 degrees here today with snow & drizzle, his bikes out in the lot. I'm waiting for that natural selection thing to kick in! I just bought a new Ranger as a DD. I went with a 4cyl/5spd over the 4.0 auto I really wanted. Gets around 26-7 mpg mixed. I was pretty ticked last week when it cost $48.00 to fill it...

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Craig, When we were just out of high school my best friend, Steve, and I were attending classes at the community college 20 miles away from my house, 25 miles away from his house. Steve had a 69 Torino GT and he thought it used too much gas so he rode his motorcycle all the time. I remember watching him go through snow drifts and riding on ice going past my place. I thought he was crazy but he seemed to be impervious to cold. It's funny but he can't seem to stand being out in the cold now, I will be warm but he is freezing his rear off.

I am thinking about putting the old 76 Bobcat wagon back on the road. Needs a paint job and maybe some nicer wheels.
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I work with a guy who does. Stupid bastard ate $h!t on the ice out front 2 weeks ago. We had to pick up him and his bike. 35 degrees here today with snow & drizzle, his bikes out in the lot. I'm waiting for that natural selection thing to kick in! I just bought a new Ranger as a DD. I went with a 4cyl/5spd over the 4.0 auto I really wanted. Gets around 26-7 mpg mixed. I was pretty ticked last week when it cost $48.00 to fill it...
I don't even like riding through a warm summer rain shower! To much power-to lil traction.
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Hopefully, once the Alaskan Pipe-Line and the E-85 plants get settled, gas will go back down to the low 2.00s.

But if you was looking for gas mileage out of your rod, why not just put a Iron-Duke, or a Pinto 2.0, or something like that in a Model-T or something about as light? With a manual-transmission you could probably get 30+mpg at least out of something like that. You really wouldn't have to worry about power, since 100 horsepower in something that only weighs 1500 pounds with the driver wouldn't be that bad to drive.

But unless your doing alot of driving, then I wouldn't worry about gas-prices and your hot-rod, because you wouldn't want to drive your car back and forth to work anyway....

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4 Cyls

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Because of gas prices... Import sport compact cars offer performance and are conserative on gas. Does this mean the STi's and EVO's will now take over from the Mustang's, etc.? Not many people will be able to afford $100 gas fill-ups, for a Sunday pleasure drive. Do we now move to the 4 cyl rocket cars?

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This is what you need Guys.
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This is what you need Guys.
LOL! I'd drive it! If I could fit... Im 6'6"
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hmmm... so we have the little smart car shown above (looks like an egg) so I present some alternatives!

a) souped up lawn mower... I've seen motorcycle engines in these.... interesting sight!

b) wagon... it doesnt haul potting soil or little kids around anymore...

c) mini-vette... based on the smart car but with a proportionally correct LS7 corvette engine in it. So it's as fast as the real thing, looks like it, but uses less fuel.
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Smart Vette?? Death Vette more like it! COOL!
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