Dude got shot over a parking space.

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  1. The Night Funky

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    That's FIAT's doing. Ferraris for years used the same interior as FIAT's. A friend of mine was going to buy one like on the original Magnum PI and that was one of the reasons he didn't.
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    Yeah, I don't blame your buddy for that. I don't pay $200,000 for a car to have a cheap ass interior like Fiat uses.

    One thing I'll give BMW is that they pay attention to detail like that and don't cheap out on reusing parts across their three brands. MINI has its unique interior, each BMW model has a unique dash and Rolls-Royce is still largely build by hand.

    Chrysler-FIAT needs to get on that level.
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  3. Tererun

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    even at the top end racing I am pretty sure trucks don't compete with cars because the cars would perform better. This is why you don't see F150 models in NASCAR.
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    Are those fiats really that bad? They look silly as hell, and I generally laugh at them just for the appearance, but them being trash also just makes them the hipster mobile. I was sold on toyota, but I could never drive a prius because of it's smug emissions. That and the name, size, and look of the things. Even a mini is cute, but it has it;'s pretentious image associated with it. I am not bowing to the queen and drinking tea. I don't really want to drive a car that has a philosophy outside of runs good, reliable, and has some decent features. Cheap works for me too. What I am saying is I will stylize my car, not my car will stylize me.
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    Chrysler used to do things like that. Check out this dash from the early 60s.

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    That was used on only a few of the high-end Chryslers, and not spread across the entire line. If I ever get the money to build a custom car, that's going to be the instrument cluster I use. It's frickin' gorgeous.
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  6. Man Afraid of his Shoes

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    Your corolla may be able to negotiate heavy traffic on the road better than my Tundra, but the Tundra doesn't need roads. :storm:
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    Yes, your tundra does need roads, unless you have added something to it. I used to live on a dirt road which would go to mud every year. Your standard pickup did not fare much better in the bad spots as me and my sedan. Especially if it is a rear wheel drive model without 4wd. Yes, I have driven many a car off road so I know how to do it and what a car can accomplish compared to a truck is not much different when we are talking sales room models. Now, if your truck is a modified tundra with an off road suspension, a 4wd transmission, and off road tires I will concede you might have an advantage if you can find a path offroad. That does depend on where this competition were to occur, but even then i can take roads at speeds that would potentially wreck a off road truck on an unprepared path.

    Yes, there are times when a truck can outdo a sedan, but those challenges are often designed to test the advantages of a truck over a sedan, and in your random average travel race the statistical areas where your tundra would have an advantage are much fewer.
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  8. Man Afraid of his Shoes

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    No, my Tundra does not need roads. It's 4wd and has a LSD. The tires are all weather, but I've never gotten stuck with them. In fact, I've had to un-stuck my father-in-law's truck when he gets stuck in the mud like half a dozen times. I used to have all terrain tires, but I switched to all weather because I spend more time on road than off.
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  9. Tererun

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    I wish my car had LSD or perhaps DXM. That would be really cool. I would really love that when I have my hurricane car parties where I get all my food, water, glow sticks, electronics, and plushies and live in my car for the duration of the hurricane because it has power, air conditioning, and lights when the house doesn't.
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    Your corolla may be able to negotiate heavy traffic on the road better than my Tundra, but the Tundra doesn't need roads. :storm:
    So you are THAT GUY who pulls off the road and drives past all the gridlocked traffic, then shoots back in just before they crash into something? :shakefist: Never a cop around either when you do this. :brood:
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  11. Man Afraid of his Shoes

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    Nah. I'm a rules of the road follower to a fault (except I do usually go 5 miles over the limit on interstates). I wouldn't be zig zagging through traffic even if I were driving @Tererun's car
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    I never let that guy in. What is he going to do? Ram my car while he is driving illegally and recklessly? I just pull out my phone and start recording. I am actually the cunt who will pull over boxing the guy at some form of actual barrier he cannot cross and just hold him there. I will even just lock him in by backing up behind him and call the cops. What is he going to do? Crash into my car? I have insurance and his plate number. I normally have time too.

    It is funny, but when I have done things like that I have seen these guys get so angry and they are so frustrated and caught in their own bullshit that they will actually damage their own cars to run. I know I could find one that might be violent and have a gun, but when they don't and they are caught and recognize they are totally in the wrong they will bust up their own shit to get away. It is a good laugh when they do.
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    You see, that is why you would lose. You can have all the power in the world, but if the rules or fear prevent you from using it, it does not matter what you are driving. Actually, within the rules of the road sedans tend to win because they are lighter, maneuver better, and physically have to give less room for traffic.
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    One time my radiator sprung a leak, but somehow didn't leave a puddle in the driveway, so I didn't realize I was driving around without any coolant because it wouldn't overheat as long as I was moving. Well, I figured out I had a problem when I hit heavy traffic on I-40. It was a parking lot and I was sitting there watching the temperature inching to the red. I was about 500 yards from an exit with a gas station where I could buy some coolant, so with much guilt and anxiety, I decided...just that once...I'd be "that guy" and pulled into the emergency lane to try to make it to the exit (I mean it was an emergency, right?) Sure enough, I didn't get 50 yards before somebody pulled over and blocked me. :sigh: So I had to turn off the engine and sit there. I don't really blame the guy. I wasn't trying to be a dick, but he didn't know that. :shrug:
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    Well, the hypothetical that started this was the car driver trying to shoot the truck driver. If I were being chased by somebody trying to shoot me, the rules would go out the window. If the person was driving a corolla and I was driving my tundra, I'd probably just knock them into a ditch, or even better, off a bridge. :shrug:
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  16. Tererun

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    I do know from experience trying to ram someone to stop or incapacitate their car is extremely difficult and the extra horsepower and ability to go offroad won't help in a situation like that. Yes, if you were both going full throttle and you were in a ramming competition the weight and durability of the truck would be better, but there are a lot of other factors in such an endeavor and the quicker and more agile the car you are trying to ram is the harder it is to actually land an impactful blow to it.

    This is why if you have strategy you can win a destruction derby with a sedan over a bigger truck.
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    I would imagine it's a lot easier for a truck to run a compact car off the road than a person in the car trying to shoot someone in the truck...especially while the truck is running the car off the road.
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  18. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Plus you could easily mount a Russian 12.7mm machine gun in the back!
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    Yep they used pickups like these with mortars in the back quite a bit when I was in Iraq. They can launch an attack then disappear into the civilian population in a New York minute. :no:

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    Oh man, someone took the car wars roleplaying game way to far.
  21. The Night Funky

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    I'm going to say that the guy who drives this

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    Disagrees with you.
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    I wish I still had pictures of the jeep cherokee we A-teamed into a tank for our scenario games. We had a turret on the top with dual mounted angels (Fast firing electronic cycling gun) that couls spin around and throw paint. We took out the windows and replaced them with blacked out wood and gun ports. The passenger had a swivel mounted angel firing out a modified port in the front windsheild. Ine the back we had a squad of five or six that could immediately deploy and rain paint. It was friggen beautiful. Of course it was all paintball, but the vehicle was road worthy.