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It would probably explode.

Still halfway looking into them, but I'm pretty terrified of VW maintenance costs. My mom had a passat years ago. It was awesome until it hit 100k and then it started doing lots of very bad things, like eating engines.






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Still halfway looking into them, but I'm pretty terrified of VW maintenance costs. My mom had a passat years ago. It was awesome until it hit 100k and then it started doing lots of very bad things, like eating engines.


I had a jetta, and besides the a/c going out, it was a champion. Only reason I got rid of it was b/c we just had another kid, and the a/c happened to go out right around that time and the lady friend wanted a bigger vehicle.

120k miles with no A/C, still got 5k for it






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Moms must've been a turd. It literally ate the first engine by breaking the timing belt and dropping the valves. Chewed itself all to hell.

Ate the 2nd engine when the oil pump went out.

I'm probably going to get a small truck just because I hate cars. Found a nice one that I'm looking into now.






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Mazda Miata FTMFW


Eta: straight piped of course



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Big green is rocking the straight pipes right now

I found a c1500 scsb Chevy with a v6 and 5spd low miles for not too much. Might go look at it this weekend.

Just don't think I can bring myself to buy a damn car.






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Always sounded like you had glass packs on that thing when I heard it driving

FWIW, you aren't gonna see that awesome of mileage with a V6 single cab. My buddy got like 14 with his



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Seriously???

I'm driving a 1994 1500 extended cab with a v6 and automatic getting 18-20.

Eta: big green is getting a whole new exhaust setup soon. Blew out the flowmaster so I replaced it with a piece of pipe. Been running straights all semester. I hate it. Sounds great inside the truck though.



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I'd get a little car for the commute you have to make.





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or a little 4 banger truck if you have to have a truck





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I want to get a little car, but I just ain't sure I can do it





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You'll be fine with it when you're getting 40 highway mpg.





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Idk man. I can't pull a boat with a Camry.





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Tell that to the black guy who lives down the street from my parents.

You're still keeping the green monster right?






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you need to find one of these...they run forever if you can find one without body rot...40mpg+

Isuzu PUP

eta rated @ 30city 44hwy



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Yea. It ain't worth trading in or selling. Insurance is cheap on it and its not worth anything.





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Well just use the Prius for your daily commute and use the green monster for your playin around.





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But

But

But

Spose big green blows up






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Yea. It ain't worth trading in or selling. Insurance is cheap on it and its not worth anything.


How many miles are you driving?






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125 round trip





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Spose big green blows up


Get off some of that money you're makin and buy a dodge dually with a 6 spd like the one at my shop.

It's even got a lift gate.



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