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Old 07-30-2012, 05:53 PM
 
Location: On the edge of the universe
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Something like an old Hyundai, like the ones from the 80s. Actually, probably any cheap car from the 80s.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Fort Collins, USA
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Anything pink - except for a '59 Cadillac
That goes along with my idea for discouraging gas-guzzling pickup truck purchases. Mandate that all pickups be painted pink with the Hello Kitty logo. Then we'd see how many men really "need them for work".
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Monnem Germany/ from San Diego
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That goes along with my idea for discouraging gas-guzzling pickup truck purchases. Mandate that all pickups be painted pink with the Hello Kitty logo. Then we'd see how many men really "need them for work".
An F250 in pink with a Hello Kitty logo would be just too cool.
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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That goes along with my idea for discouraging gas-guzzling pickup truck purchases. Mandate that all pickups be painted pink with the Hello Kitty logo. Then we'd see how many men really "need them for work".




But I have a better idea, why don't we try not mandating out of existence the things we dont' like that someone else does.
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Fort Collins, USA
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But I have a better idea, why don't we try not mandating out of existence the things we dont' like that someone else does.
But that's the beauty of my plan - it doesn't mandate gas guzzling pickups out of existence but still would have the beneficial effect of reducing the demand for them. Certainly the Hello Kitty requirement would work better then any increase in gas prices ever could. Nice pictures!
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:53 PM
 
Location: In a Galaxy far, far away called Germany
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I would be embarrassed to be seen in a Smart Car (more like a dumb@55 car) or a Prius.
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Beavercreek, OH
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Hi all--

I may have issues with this car. :P



There's a lot of cars that I have genuine dislike for that have nothing to do with how they look - but I'll complain endlessly about their faults. And I remember the descriptions I often use for cars. So, if you're easily offended, look away.


"It was rubbish when it was new, it was built by idiots, and it's rubbish now." - Pontiac Grand Prix

"This car is simply diabolical. The steering is imprecise, I think the rear suspension was made out of cardboard, and the window is stuck down..." - Chevy Cavalier

"This is the worst car I've driven in my entire life. The suspension is bouncy, there's a terrible wheel wobble when you hit 60, and the brakes don't brake." - another Chevy Cavalier... lol

Even though I have a low opinion of recent Pontiac's one of my bucket-list cars is still a late 60's/early 70's GTO, probably with a jacked up crate engine that I'd install after the fact. That would burn some rubber.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:00 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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But that's the beauty of my plan - it doesn't mandate gas guzzling pickups out of existence but still would have the beneficial effect of reducing the demand for them. Certainly the Hello Kitty requirement would work better then any increase in gas prices ever could. Nice pictures!
I don't like people who push their views onto other people, so I propose we tattoo "I can't keep my nose out of other people's business" on foreheads of people that are in favor of this kind of legislation to discourage it in the future. How about that?
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Fort Collins, USA
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I don't like people who push their views onto other people, so I propose we tattoo "I can't keep my nose out of other people's business" on foreheads of people that are in favor of this kind of legislation to discourage it in the future. How about that?
Your argument is based on the fallacy that the decision to drive large, gas guzzlers, has no effect on anybody except the person buying and driving them. You're ignoring the fact that it makes the roads more dangerous for car drivers, creates more wear and tear on the roads, has (and continues) to drive foreign policy decisions on the Middle East, and affects energy drilling policy on common lands in the U.S. You can frame it as a "personal choice" issue if you like but to me it's excess over moderation. Having "Hello Kitty" branded on your pink vehicle seems a small price to pay when you put it in these terms. And I'm sure most of those who drive these things are purely in it for the functionality, so they shouldn't care anyway.
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:30 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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This van. I'd rather take the bus, thank you very much.
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