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Signed On Jul 26, 2004, 22:18
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News Comments > Manhunt Murder?
48. Right. Jul 29, 2004, 16:03 Lord Admiral
Violent games are to blame for violent behavior. And watching porn too much makes people have sex.

If only that were true...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
64. Re: oh, Jethro... Jul 26, 2004, 19:41 Lord Admiral
Forgive me for intruding, but I couldn't help but reply to your opinion.

After driving a '96 Taurus and a '93 Camry to work for 3 weeks each, I can safely say that the '93 Camry has better pickup and acceleration than the Taurus, has better handling, and while bigger, responds far better, though I find the grip to be looser. The Camry has a smoother ride, but the Taurus had less mechanical problems when I brought it to the shop. But what beats these two cars is my '88 Saab 9k, which would still be running if the transmission hadn't blown a few months back. Amazing handling, decent acceleration, and definitely tougher than the Taurus and Camry combined. I ran the thing with no motor oil for over 3 weeks and 200 miles, without doing any damage to the engine--but then Saab engines are legendary. Only problem was that the Saab cost me a fortune to maintain. Oh well.

All in all, I thought the Taurus was the worst car. It cost the least to maintain, but was the newest, with under 50K miles on it (hard to believe, but true), while the Saab died at over 200K and the Camry is at 150K.

My .02

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54. Hmmm...duh? Jul 26, 2004, 18:28 Lord Admiral
If you want to get your car fixed well and for cheap (if you know how to bargain), go to Long Island City, circa 21st street between 34th ave and 40th ave. LIE or GCP will both get you there. There are auto repair shops up the wazoo, most if not all with decent prices and usually with experienced mechanics to boot. You just have to look and act like you know what you're doing.

Unless your car's under warranty, dealerships are a bad place to get your car fixed. They will usually 1) overcharge you by a ton and 2) neglect to tell you about other problems or sabotage your car so that you'd have to go back for more, and for worse problems. If your car's under warranty, one trick is to get an oil change at your local mechanic (or at where I've just prescribed), have them inspect your car for problems, and then take it to the dealership to get it fixed. That way, if any other problems start cropping up that usually take a while to develop, you'd know it couldn't be natural wear and tear.

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