Daughter needs car, how bout this?

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  1. String Tree

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    Obviously, there have been SO MANY offers above the asking price, the seller is still combing through them.
     
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    Subaru only makes wagons if you squint hard. The outback is a SUV now and the imprezza is a hatchback but not a wagon.
     
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    Getting back to the daughter...
    Teenage daughter number one totaled two cars before she was 17. Whew... The next vehicle was our three year old Suburban that has survived a few years so far.
    Teen age daughter number two (the sensible one) got a one year old Corolla that lasted her through college.
    Teenage boy number one was given a really nice 69 Camero by his uncle.


    Mark
     
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    20160805_201224.jpg Speaking of wagons, here's my two from a few years ago. Bought the BMW for my daughter to drive while she was here that summer from LA. She like the 66 Volvo better because guys didn't just assume she was married with children.:)

    Actually I should just give her the 66, it's old enough that it's mechanically simple. Basically a tractor motor with two SU carbs and a 4sp, overdrive tranny. Be great for the karaoke business too, but the safety features, such as they are, are dated.
     
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    So true! many of us either (a) work two jobs to make ends meet (not talking extravagant living, either) or (b) if married/partnered-both have to work to make ends meet. And I'm not talking extravagant lifestyles.
     
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    my first car-a 1978 Ford Fiesta, standard that I shared with my sister. I grew up in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, near the Canadian border. With snow tires, kitty litter in the back and a small snow shovel-we had no issues driving it in the snow. I would take that thing through the white mountains to get to college in Maine at all times of the year. Great little car.

    My daughter has my old (1998) Saab station wagon-still going strong.

    My sister currently has a Scion XB-great car she brought new in 2004 or 2005 and she still drives it daily.

    Me-i have a Jeep Renegade-enough jeep for what I need when I visit family during the winter or mud season, but not so much jeep that it rattles my teeth when driving to the grocery store here in southern New England.
     
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    It’s no problem bro......my dad has an awesome set of tools!

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    However, they're both built on an adapted sedan platform, so for me that means they're still essentially wagons or combis.

    Subaru tried the Tribeca and that failed - now they have a new vehicle and I'll concede, that's either a Minivan or an SUV.

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    I'm curious how you're getting confirmation of this.
     
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    I am the proud owner of a 1988 Dodge Ram pickup with a 318 V8. And I wear size 18 EEEE shoes. Next...
     
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    Lol ! I've got a 1981 W250 Dodge Ram. 4×4, 4 speed manual, roll up windows, no AC and a big hole where the radio used to be.
    A man's truck !
    But I call it the "chick magnet". :)

    If that TV show I got roped into gets on the air it'll be on TV. The BMW was in the shop when we filmed, but they were OK with the old pickup.
     
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    Hahaha! But does your truck still have the menacing Ram hood ornament?!?
     
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    Lol ! I've got a 1981 W250 Dodge Ram. 4×4, 4 speed manual, roll up windows, no AC and a big hole where the radio used to be.
    A man's truck !

    Hey, I drive a truck too...mine's a 1997 Ford F250 Heavy Duty, 4x4, 7.3 Power Stroke Turbo Diesel, 5 speed manual. It had 19,000 on it when I bought it and has 340,000 on it now and runs like new. I use it to haul my Bobcat and trailer my band equipment. Still a great truck.
     
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    Yeah, it'd be a good first car. She'll have plenty of room for moving things.
     
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    Hate to admit it, but I had to go look, no ram head. But it's got these fancy lights and a chrome deer catcher. Had it inside before dawn patrol to change a brake line and bleed the brakes. Oddly enough a brake line rusted through, they just don't make things to last. :)

    Be glad when my daughter gets a car and I get mine back. I like being manly and all but I miss those heated seats.
     
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    C'mon, two too many!
     
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    When I actually did use a truck for more than a trip to the lumber yard or the dump, I had an 88 F350 diesel crew cab 4×4. Started with about zero miles it got sold at around 500,000. Last few years it just sat there, after I got out of the sandblasting and painting biz. Think I took 800 or $900 from the first guy that offered cash. Still actually ran and drove pretty well, but had seen better days and frankly I just wanted it gone.
     
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    From direct observation. To be fair, you may not fit that demographic.

    The stereotype is pretty typical here in suburban PNW. For some reason a lot of people here feel the need for a 4X4 4 door full sized Diesel pickup even though they don't have a reason to drive them for anything more than single person commuting. I think it has something to do with the local major employer offering a lot of overtime so people figure hey, I'm rich so why not spend that money on a $50,000 pickup?
     
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    Ha ha...I guess that's designed so that the rest of the world will hate us. Some people are very well off but most are just average. On my way to work (20 minute commute) I pass by everything from mobile home parks to apartment buildings to $300k houses.
    My vehicle is 15 years old and I live pretty simply in a $180k house. My wife's vehicle is six years old.
    Social media probably plays a role in the perception of Americans, too because many people put on a front of being very well off when they are not...lol.

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    Oddly enough, heated seats are the main reason I drive the Honda Odyssey most days instead of the old Dodge Ram!
     
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