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Oct 08, 2001 (9:42 am)
Fast cars are a better investment than fast women.
Oct 08, 2001 (10:19 am)
Both can make you feel like you were hotwired, taken on a wild ride, and then abandoned in a parking lot with your wheels missing.
Oct 08, 2001 (7:50 pm)
I'd like to see that happen to Nigel some time. Nigel would like to see that happen to Nigel some time.
Make Big Money Owning Old Cars! My father had the right attitude. He drove for pennies per mile by fixing only the things that made the car move--nothing else. None of us here have that kind of hardened self-discipline (or Depression-era cheapness).
Oct 08, 2001 (8:36 pm)
My pappy always said reverse was optional. Are you too good to put it in neutral and push, boy?
Oct 09, 2001 (6:57 am)
Easy talk for a VW owner, tough talk for a Buick guy!
#32 of 36 Put it in neutral & push...
Oct 09, 2001 (10:19 am)
I have done that in nothing less than a 1978 Mercury Grand Marquis sedan! Let me tell you from experience reverse is not optional!
#33 of 36 pushing in neutral...
Oct 09, 2001 (10:56 am)
...in the owner's manual of my '57 DeSoto, it says that if the battery's dead, you can push start it, and it'll start once it gets to about 11 mph. I guess if the car's pointing downhill that might work, or if you have another car to push it with, but I couldn't imagine a lone person stuck in a parking lot getting something like that up to speed!
Oct 09, 2001 (12:56 pm)
Maybe Hans & Franz...with the help of Ahhhnold.
#35 of 36 pushing the lead sled
Oct 09, 2001 (12:58 pm)
my brother and I had to push my 71 Electra up the driveway (only three car lengths, but on an incline) SEVERAL times (guess spending fifty bucks on a battery seemed like a fortune at the time). That was not only 'no fun' but potentially dangerous (5,000 pound car runs over skinny 16-year-old, story at ten).
Oct 09, 2001 (8:01 pm)
With an unlimited supply of flat surface, I think a normal human could push a car at 11mph...they just wouldn't get there anytime soon.