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Old 01-20-2013, 11:07 AM   #21
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:00 PM   #22
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I just tell them I'm going racing because racecar and they may never see me again.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:03 PM   #23
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:30 PM   #24
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Well, OP... This being OT, and since you apparently have parental supervision (indicating a tender age), someone will eventually and inevitably bring up the financial aspects of "just driving around." Might as well be me...

Gasoline = $3+ a gallon (let's leave it at $3 so the math is easy).

Car being driven gets ~20 MPG (let's leave it at 20 so the math is easy).

Say you drive, oh, 120 miles just driving around. That's 6 gallons, or $18.

Think of it this way: 18 divided by 120, = $0.15 a mile on gas alone (not counting insurance, depreciation, wear-and-tear, etc.). Picture your window rolled down, and every time you drive a mile, you're tossing a dime and a nickel out the window. At sixty miles an hour, you're tossing $9 out the window every hour. Perhaps your allowance will cover this, or your part-time job pays more than $9 an hour. Good for you! Otherwise, aimless burning of precious fossil fuels may not be the best financial idea ever...

Having said all that, however, I must admit I drive often and aimlessly myself, just for the sheer joy of being on the road in a fun vehicle, so don't take this to mean I disapprove of your for-the-hell-of-it drives...
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:45 PM   #25
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:51 PM   #26
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:54 PM   #27
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I just tell them I'm going racing because racecar and they may never see me again.
Just say because racecar...they will understand....
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:24 PM   #28
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:33 PM   #29
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:39 PM   #30
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when I ask my parents, they always say "wtf are you calling us for? you're 32 years old, for Christ's sake"

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Old 01-20-2013, 03:44 PM   #31
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Easy there tough guy, he's probably 16-17.
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when I lived with my parents, I drove an 85 Ford Crown Vic, and I sure as hell wasn't trying to get out and spend my well-earned money on gas.


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Old 01-20-2013, 04:16 PM   #34
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when I lived with my parents, I drove an 85 Ford Crown Vic, and I sure as hell wasn't trying to get out and spend my well-earned money on gas.

I drove a 1990 Mustang GT. 302 FTW. Well not in the vic. I had a 91 and it was slow as balls.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:23 PM   #35
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:24 PM   #36
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I'm 17 so I can't move out just yet. And I do pay for everything myself..well not at the moment since I tore my acl and I'm outta work but I pay for my own stuff 90% of the time. Im not one of those kids who gets everything from mommy and daddy I paid for both my cars and my bike myself. And pay my own insurance (except my last payment was my birthday gift)

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Old 01-20-2013, 07:41 PM   #38
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:49 PM   #39
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