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Old 02-15-2011, 10:07 AM
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How about DVD players in everything from cars, to vans and even TRUCKS! what the heck happened to a good Cd or even Ipod attachment
I was driving to work one day and there was a truck in front of me and he had something on the tv screen in his truck, and he kept swerving all over the road. I think I have a video of it somewhere, but I'm like really? Turn the damn thing off and pay attention to the fuckin road. I ended up passing him cause he was also going 40/55.

I still listen to cds in my car. No ipod here. lol Either cds or radio.
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:02 AM
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And howbout Ford's NEW 6.7L Diesel that requires that special fluid to clean the exhaust........it has a seperate dependin on the size of the truck, some are 5 gal & some are 20 gal (@$3 gal) and the computer reads it, and when you get within so many miles of it bein empty, it pops up a warning that the vehicle will be shut down. Had an over-the-counter customer the other day travelin from Mich. to Fla and his truck was gonna shut down in 5 miles when he found us, as we are 2 miles off I-75. HOW'S THAT GRAB YA????
I heard about that, some kind of catylist for emissions purposes. Stupid idea.
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:16 AM
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I was driving to work one day and there was a truck in front of me and he had something on the tv screen in his truck, and he kept swerving all over the road. I think I have a video of it somewhere, but I'm like really? Turn the damn thing off and pay attention to the fuckin road. I ended up passing him cause he was also going 40/55.

I still listen to cds in my car. No ipod here. lol Either cds or radio.
Might have been watching "Justine" Bieber at the grammys lol
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:36 AM
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whats with the cars that can parallel park themselves now...i mean, its not that hard to parallel park, manually.

and i agree with everything on this thread
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:37 AM
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I have a customer who's wife I passed the other day as she was turnin into their driveway & I noticed her RF headlamp was out. I see my customer the next day & I said, hey...that Dodge Caliber your wifes drivin has a RF headlight out......he laughed..........he said that was built into the car, when you turn your signal on, it turns that sides light off????????
Our later gen rangers have one harder to explain..

When you want more lighting (high beams), ford turns your aux lights off.

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Old 02-15-2011, 11:41 AM
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Our later gen rangers have one harder to explain..

When you want more lighting (high beams), ford turns your aux lights off.

I hate the extra wiper pass our rangers have when you use the windshield washer fluid
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:43 AM
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I hate the extra wiper pass our rangers have when you use the windshield washer fluid
lol i posted that before in another thread.

retarded as fuck, especially for us who live up north.
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:50 AM
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lol i posted that before in another thread.

retarded as fuck, especially for us who live up north.
I hate it, my fiancee thinks its cute , huh go figure lol, where in quebec are you situated in, I am guessing you got hit by the flash freeze today , My truck has moved since sunday, its clean from the rain, but its a 5K pound icicle now
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:58 AM
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Suburbs of montreal, and mine moved quite a lot during the storm yesterday, it's all dirty from the fun i had.
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:03 PM
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Suburbs of montreal, and mine moved quite a lot during the storm yesterday, it's all dirty from the fun i had.
lol, I walk to work (boo for fun but great on the wallet) so i rarely have fun with my truck since I basically drive it on my days off.
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:19 PM
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thinking your vehicle is really an "Antique"
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:21 PM
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i know its been said but i'll say it again...

automatic transmissions started the pussification of America
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:22 PM
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thinking your vehicle is really an "Antique"
lol yeah those that drive and 1983 chevy caprice and think its suddenly worth $25K because its over 20 yrs old and has a 305 V8 with 140 HP
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:39 PM
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I have a customer who's wife I passed the other day as she was turnin into their driveway & I noticed her RF headlamp was out. I see my customer the next day & I said, hey...that Dodge Caliber your wifes drivin has a RF headlight out......he laughed..........he said that was built into the car, when you turn your signal on, it turns that sides light off????????

And howbout Ford's NEW 6.7L Diesel that requires that special fluid to clean the exhaust........it has a seperate dependin on the size of the truck, some are 5 gal & some are 20 gal (@$3 gal) and the computer reads it, and when you get within so many miles of it bein empty, it pops up a warning that the vehicle will be shut down. Had an over-the-counter customer the other day travelin from Mich. to Fla and his truck was gonna shut down in 5 miles when he found us, as we are 2 miles off I-75. HOW'S THAT GRAB YA????
thats pretty normal. the new bmw 335d has the same thing. if people kept up with maintenance there wouldnt be a problem.
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:48 PM
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i know its been said but i'll say it again...

automatic transmissions started the pussification of America
You forgot traction control
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