blatheringseagulls
Blathering Seagulls
blatheringseagulls
Mar 26 2018
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The ORIGINAL Civic Hybrid regularly pulled 50+mpg combined... but that was with the lean-burn engine that just ate catalytic converters for breakfast. It was awesome in a non-inspection state like Michigan (my dad is on his second ‘03—the first one died at 230k and this one is nearing 200k itself), but it was an Read more

Aug 1 2017
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Because of the wiggles! The hardtop quells them so beautifully, you forget that they exist until the spring...

Sep 19 2016
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Lots of public urination on subways is done at night. Subway service at night has many minutes between trains. People who have been waiting for trains for what seems to be ages (especially to those who have to pee or are in the cold) can’t run out to said bush or shrub. Sometimes it’s a matter or peeing off a subway Read more

May 13 2016
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I’m seeing a lot of early airbag wheels on here, and sure, they were ugly, but the technology was new and EVERYONE had an awkward bloated steering wheel back then.

Mar 25 2016
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Well, everything. But once they get batteries to last that long and instruments FDA-approved and accurate to really track those metrics, I think we’ll see the segment take off.

Feb 4 2016
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The gin martini, comprised of nothing but liquor and a splash of vermouth, will suit you well. Olives give you “good” fats, too!

Jan 22 2016
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The U.S. government figured it out in 1939! Granted, it didn’t work well because it didn’t have treads on its tires, but who cares?!

Jan 15 2016
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Oh, I gotcha. Well, I probably could have played harder-to-get, but I get so excited when I want a car that I’m not the best negotiator. Next time!

Jan 14 2016
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I wonder about both of those things. It didn’t seem to have any wear that would indicate a hard life, but then 500 miles might not have been enough to leave visible marks. It’s under warranty either way, so fingers crossed.

Jan 14 2016
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Yeah, it’s certified, so it has whatever that comes with. They were also offering an extended bumper-to-bumper warranty, which I thought was called Premium Care? I’ll have to double-check. They did mention that they would pro-rate the cost if I sold it early, so I’m considering it strongly.

Jan 14 2016
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I think that’s the genius of the “sound symposer.” I know it’s only audible inside the car, but it soothes my need for engine noise without the price of an aftermarket exhaust! I’ll probably get one eventually anyway, but still.

Jan 14 2016
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It can, but I haven’t decided on whether or not to get it. Seeing some of the threads about transmission issues, I might spring for it—and your recommendation seems to suggest that I should!

Jan 14 2016
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Love the wheels! I’m thinking about putting some bronze/gold Konigs on the ST. The stick-shift discount is truly a treasure. I saved many thousands on my 128i for the same reason. They were practically BEGGING to get it off the lot!

Jan 14 2016
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I know... I know I know. But I don’t have a garage, and my e28 has taught me that I should avoid needy cars until I have a better setup. Wrenching outdoors in Chicago in the winter is NOT FUN!

Jan 14 2016
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Damn, that looks MEAN! I’m picking up some winter steelies/Blizzaks (I’m in Chicago; it was hilarious to test-drive when it was 5 degrees out), and the car is actually at the dealer for a couple of weeks before I can turn in my 1-Series, so I’ll make sure they get all the TSBs done.

Jan 14 2016
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I think the best lesson that my e28 taught me is that EVERY vintage car “needs everything,” even if it runs and drives. Time, she is a cruel mistress...