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#3936 of 4027 Re: Buying a Used 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla Review [pat]
Sep 15, 2007 (10:01 am)
Whoa, that's interesting. Wikipedia, with it's many mistakes, is not my first source for reliable information, especially given the dearth of content in that particular article. Still, it certainly gives food for thought. I'm giving thegraduate the benefit of the doubt and chalking the term up to Southern culture.
Me, I'm African-American, and I eat more rice than bread, so I'm not offended as far as the context in which he used it.
#3937 of 4027 Re: Buying a Used 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla Review [thegraduate]
Sep 15, 2007 (10:41 am)
You definitely have too much time on your hands.
"Wow, you don't have to be hateful about it."
Not being hateful. Just pointing out that three months ago you used the same rhetoric.
"relentlessly boring to operate" isn't a bad thing.
What's this? An opinion? I thought these weren't allowed
Not my opinion. YOURS . I was simply agreeing with your statement of relentlessly boring to operate and posted it isn't a bad thing.
I honestly hope you are as happy with your Honda's as my wife is with her Toyota.
#3938 of 4027 Re: Buying a Used 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla Review [irismg]
Sep 15, 2007 (1:17 pm)
I certainly didn't mean it in a racial context - in central AL, Asian-Americans aren't as plentiful as I would imagine they are in say, SoCal, or anywhere on the left coast for that matter. Here, you point out a "rice-rocket" referring to the way the car is souped up in a silly way - heck, lots of late-model Neon SRT-4s and Cobalt SS coupes are rice rockets to me.
I certianly didn't mean it in a manner as to be derogotory to a race; only a niche of car-modification. I was using "ricer" in the same way I'd use "rodder", which would be someone in a giant-engined muscle-car. My mind never went to the asian-american sect of society. Honest.
No offense intended, and if any was taken, those of you have my sincerest apologies. I'm really not someone who says things just to make pointless waves.
#3941 of 4027 Re: Buying a Used 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla Review [thegraduate]
Sep 17, 2007 (6:14 pm)
Graduate... you and I apparently think alike.
I don't necessarily equate power with sport though. A Cadillac DTS is a fast car (291hp), but its not sporty/fun. I too want Quick steering, nimble in corners, it handles like its on rails. That's a car I'd look forward to DRIVING.
I despise the floaty disconnected sensation Toyota builds in their cars, and I have an SE (2002). It's plenty fast, maybe even too fast... but the steering and handling are like driving w/ pillows attached to your feet/hands (gag!). Then again my first car was very used 1993 Mercedes 190E. It was kinda slow (0-60 in 8.2) and it drank premium gas, but it drove SO well that even with all its faults I miss it even after 5-6 years away from it.
#3942 of 4027 Re: Buying a Used 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla Review [thegraduate]
Sep 18, 2007 (3:19 pm)
I didn't take it as such - I had never heard/read the term before and wanted to know what was meant by it. No point stirring up a pot of plain water!
#3943 of 4027 Re: Buying a Used 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla Review [irismg]
Sep 19, 2007 (10:09 am)
No point stirring up a pot of plain water!
Unless you're having rice for dinner, of course!
Someone had to say it, might as well be me.
To clarify why I made that point, there are a lot of people around who do take offense to that word (along with some other less-than-favorable-to-the-Japanese terms). You asked what the word meant and I thought that a full explanation might be helpful - to you and anyone else reading.
I didn't mean to stir up trouble, believe me!
Anybody want to talk about the Corolla now?
#3944 of 4027 Re: Buying a Used 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla Review [pat]
Sep 19, 2007 (1:27 pm)
Anybody want to talk about the Corolla now?
Ohh, mee, meeeee! *raises hand.
Does anyone have an idea of what engine(s) the Corolla will offer? It's so close to being here, I was wondering if there was ANY leak of information.
#3945 of 4027 Re: Buying a Used 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla Review [thegraduate]
Sep 19, 2007 (3:52 pm)
There's been quite a bit of info posted in the 2009 Corolla discussion. Might be the best place here in Town Hall to get the latest scoop.