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Old 12-20-2016, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Engineer here


Big car guy as well
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Old 12-20-2016, 08:22 AM
 
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Big car guy as well
Ford?
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Old 12-20-2016, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Ford?

Yup. Been wrenching on Mustangs all my life.
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Old 12-20-2016, 08:53 AM
 
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Yup. Been wrenching on Mustangs all my life.
My life in wrenching on things has just started with my Rx7. It'll be getting a turbo over the winter this year.
I like Ford, but I also have a thing for rotaries. From my experience most Ford guys hate on rotaries lol

I do have an Explorer with the heart of a Mustang though 2-valve 4.6L
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Old 12-20-2016, 09:01 AM
 
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I've been hoping Mazda does bring back the rotary, but looking like it might not happen. No hate from me. I might have my brand preference, but certainly don't hate other makes/models.




Except BMW. I loathe BMW.
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Old 12-20-2016, 09:35 AM
 
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I've been hoping Mazda does bring back the rotary, but looking like it might not happen. No hate from me. I might have my brand preference, but certainly don't hate other makes/models.




Except BMW. I loathe BMW.
I was really getting hopeful with the prototype Rx-Vision they were showing off. I heard that they've announced they're done with rotary engines unless they're range extenders for an electric car. I heard they'd like to get into the sporty electric car market.

I've owned a couple GMs, Fords and Mazdas but never a European car. They look alright, I've just heard too much about their reliability and cost of parts being terrible. I've really had great experiences with Mazda and Ford.. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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Old 12-20-2016, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Northeastern US
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I wonder if there's a correlation between atheists and certain professions.
The majority of my friends are computer programmers and car/bike guys due to similar interests.

I don't know a religious programmer...
I know a couple, but they are pretty rare.

I used to be one myself. I started coding for a living in 1983 and I deconverted starting around 1996, although I wouldn't say my craft was a contributing factor. It was more my respect for rationality and empiricism that influenced both my professional interests and my exit from faith.
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Old 12-20-2016, 09:45 AM
 
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I know a couple, but they are pretty rare.

I used to be one myself. I started coding for a living in 1983 and I deconverted starting around 1996, although I wouldn't say my craft was a contributing factor. It was more my respect for rationality and empiricism that influenced both my professional interests and my exit from faith.
I would expect it to be more like you say. Liking critical thinking leads you to jobs which use critical thinking. Programming and Engineering to name a couple.

Atheists, like the ones here who have thought it out and ended up at the conclusion of atheism instead of started at atheism, I would expect probably use that same pattern of thought throughout their days. I'd guess a majority would probably wind up in some sort of job that is easier to reach with that pattern of thought, Critical Thinking.

That's my hypothesis.
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Old 12-20-2016, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I've owned a couple GMs, Fords and Mazdas but never a European car. They look alright, I've just heard too much about their reliability and cost of parts being terrible. I've really had great experiences with Mazda and Ford.. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

I had an Infiniti and a Benz for a while. The Infiniti I loved and would get another, the Benz..meh. I felt it was overpriced for what you got, and service and parts were very overpriced.


I actually drive a Ford Taurus Limited now, and love it. I think once it hits 100K miles, i'll trade it in for the Taurus SHO. I could use a bit more HP. I've had a few Fords. All gave me no problems at all. 150K miles or so with minimal maintainance.
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Old 12-20-2016, 10:06 AM
 
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I actually drive a Ford Taurus Limited now, and love it. I think once it hits 100K miles, i'll trade it in for the Taurus SHO. I could use a bit more HP.
Oh yeah, those SHO's are mean.
Do you have a Mustang as well?
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