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Old 08-12-2009
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Full Size Mod...

Well.... I now have a full size sitting in my driveway...















And it has a bowtie....












But it's not a truck:
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It's a full-size car.

And thankfully, it's not mine to keep. The Ranger went into the body shop to get repainted after our big windstorm caused $1800 damage to it.

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I'm really excited to get my truck back - can't say that I enjoy the Impala. At all. Sure, it is quicker than my 4-banger pickup, and it gets surprisingly good gas mileage (24ish around town), and it's roomy. But - it has the most god-awful seats I've ever sat in. The seating position, regardless of how you move the seat around, makes you feel like you're sitting in a bathtub because the doors are so high up, and it's just not a fun car to drive.

Admittedly, it IS light-years better than the '03 Malibu I got the last two times I had a vehicle repainted. Too bad the Cheby dealer has the best body shop in town, I'd like a Fusion as a loaner.

But - I've only driven a truck since April 1 when I bought mine -- I had driven compact cars (or my wife's small SUV) for all my vehicles before that. I am sold on the Ranger, I really miss my truck.
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Hell, when I blew up the transmission in my ranger 30 minutes after I got it (yeah I'm that good), they just gave me a freakin dodge neon while they replaced my tranny.

I hate hate hate those cars. I couldn't even powerbrake it.

I'd rather drive one of those things.
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I had fun with the ebrake on the aveo I had for a day! rentals are fun!
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when my truck had to get the door replaced i got a beat up focus. i had some fun with 2 mickky ds trays at a dead in
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when my truck had to get the door replaced i got a beat up focus. i had some fun with 2 mickky ds trays at a dead in
I do have to say... all the cars at this body shop are in really good condition.

Unfortunately, they're all GM. But, hey - it's a free ride, and my truck will look as good as it did the day it rolled off the line in St. Paul.... so, I can't complain.
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