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Old 02-01-2013, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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There does seem to be a visceral hatred displayed by some towards cars, though. It's like some people will come up with all kinds of bogus reasons to hate them.

I've always loved cars. Our advances in auto technology are far more impressive than anything we've done in terms of transit, imo. There's so little appreciation for the beauty of the engineering involved. How could you not love this?


Alfa TCT: Twin Clutch Transmission Animation - YouTube
No doubt.

I also used to be a bit of a car-nerd when I was a kid. Probably the only 12 year old with a Motor Trend subscription on my block.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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And so much for the notion that transit is inherently greener than cars...


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Old 02-01-2013, 12:57 PM
 
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Some shrink in the face of real freedom, they need the structure that public transit provides them. But as long as they are lining up in a neat little row and filing on and filing off with smiles on their faces, let them have their public transit, there is a whole world out there for the rest of us to explore in our cars.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Some shrink in the face of real freedom, they need the structure that public transit provides them. But as long as they are lining up in a neat little row and filling on and filling off with smiles on their faces, let them have their public transit, there is a whole world out there for the rest of us to explore in our cars.
What a weirdo. Who cares what other people do? I sure don't as long as it doesn't affect my life.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:02 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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Some shrink in the face of real freedom, they need the structure that public transit provides them. But as long as they are lining up in a neat little row and filling on and filling off with smiles on their faces, let them have their public transit, there is a whole world out there for the rest of us to explore in our cars.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:05 PM
 
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darn straight handsup

and id even rather be dragged behind my car than settle for the bus.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:09 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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darn straight handsup
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:09 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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There does seem to be a visceral hatred displayed by some towards cars, though. It's like some people will come up with all kinds of bogus reasons to hate them.

I've always loved cars. Our advances in auto technology are far more impressive than anything we've done in terms of transit, imo. There's so little appreciation for the beauty of the engineering involved. How could you not love this?
I don't mind cars in particular and sometimes I enjoy driving, though I don't usually find driving fun.

My main for reason for disliking them is the changes in urban design they cause as well as lowering pedestrian volumes. And in some places, their noise is rather irritating.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:10 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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And so much for the notion that transit is inherently greener than cars...
and you can have them in buses too:

Fuel cell bus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

High speed rail has impressive technology as well.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:11 PM
 
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shucks handsup, your making me blush.
but it is true
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