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Old 04-01-2013, 01:54 AM   #61
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lol i don't worry, i mean its on its 3rd engine in a few months plus i like to fix things myself and save money instead of paying mechanics.

i'm probably going to swap in a LS1 Vette motor in a year

i don't think a LAMBO could keep up with my camaro, not much can. ive had it at 188...little scary.
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$4.12 a gallon is cheap?
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Compared to the rest of the world and for what it gives you, yes I think it's cheap.
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Probably not. These cars were made for the autobahn where the speed limit is 55. So I doubt they can handle such high speeds like 90.
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Well, if you look at the prices other countries pay, you can see that we actually don't pay nearly as much. In Germany, for instance, 95 gas is 1.66 Euros/litre. This is 6.28 Euros per US gallon. That is $8.04/gallon. You can see why I don't complain about paying $4.05/gallon for Shell V-Power 93 yesterday.

My car averages approximately 18.3 mpg due to a combination of almost no highway driving, AWD, and a lead foot on takeoffs, (though I'm cutting back on this). At $4.05/gallon, this works out to $0.22/mile. I don't know of any other form of transportation that is so convenient and yet so inexpensive. You can take 2-8 people in most cars, which lessens that cost per person making it extremely cheap to drive.

But it's not just the economies of scale. Most people will decide to go to McDonald's for lunch, drive 20 miles round trip, and complain about gas prices. I try to limit these frivolous trips, except for pleasure drives, and combine trips into bigger ones. I don't run all the way to Wal-mart just because I suddenly ran out of milk. I wait until I need more things in that area. I think overall, Americans just spend way too much time in their cars for dumb reasons.
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Americans do a lot of stupid things for a lot of stupid reasons.
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Americans do a lot of stupid things for a lot of stupid reasons.
That's why I don't really like it here.
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Where are you from originally? If you are from somewhere else, that is.
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Where are you from originally? If you are from somewhere else, that is.
Funny enough, I've been in South Jersey all my life, which isn't much! But I do travel often and I have family over in Germany. I would like to move there as soon as I can or at least leave Jersey.

Edit: I'm not your typical American. I much more European at heart.
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Likewise, my friend. I would love to be able to live over in Europe somewhere. Germany or France or on the top of my list. I'm also probably much more European. But that is probably to do with the ass loads of Continental philosophy that I study which is all out of Germany and France. Also my Marxist tendencies have strong roots in more traditional leftist European politics.
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Likewise, my friend. I would love to be able to live over in Europe somewhere. Germany or France or on the top of my list. I'm also probably much more European. But that is probably to do with the ass loads of Continental philosophy that I study which is all out of Germany and France. Also my Marxist tendencies have strong roots in more traditional leftist European politics.
I can certainly understand that, except for the political part. As a libertarian, I like the liberal social ideas but I hate the liberal political ideas. Well, to each their own, I guess.

But whenever I talk politics I get very heated so I think it's best to just forget about it and go to a neutral country with no cares, like Finland.
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I would argue that the politico-economic structure of Finland is actually an epitome of the kind of leftist democratic socialism I admire! Hahaha, I get into it as well...
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On a totally unrelated note, Finland seems to just crank out ****ing epic metal bands.
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I would argue that the politico-economic structure of Finland is actually an epitome of the kind of leftist democratic socialism I admire! Hahaha, I get into it as well...
You have a point, and I think that a point like this could be made for most places. Unfortunately, I don't think I will ever find my perfect place. If I do, it will probably be run by John Stossel! But that is all I will say on the matter, I've already threadjacked enough. This started out as "can my BMW travel at 90" and went to "which countries are left and right"
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On a totally unrelated note, Finland seems to just crank out ****ing epic metal bands.
I have no opinion on this, however, I like Euro club music like Inna.
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You have a point, and I think that a point like this could be made for most places. Unfortunately, I don't think I will ever find my perfect place. If I do, it will probably be run by John Stossel! But that is all I will say on the matter, I've already threadjacked enough. This started out as "can my BMW travel at 90" and went to "which countries are left and right"
Yeah we jacked the hell out of this thread... Anyways. Yeah your Bimmer can handle 90mph all day, bro.
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