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ZorroTheFox
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posted April 29, 2002 18:18     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
after much searching and some compromising I finally decided on a new van. I found one that met My needs though it wasn't what I originally wanted. I did much resarch and found that a slightly toned down version of the van I wanted would be sufficient. I bought a 2002 Ford E-250 Cargo Van. It had the insulated cargo interior I couldn't so without and the hinged side doors. It has the metal locking bulkhead as well as a second row crew seat. I decided to go with the 5.4 V-8 over the V-10 for some savings in money and gas. It has 4 wheel antilock disks. I had never had antilocks before nor had I ever had disk brakes. Before this van My newest vehicle was a 1979 Olds Cutlass. It was already over a decade old when I bought it so this is a major step up for Me. Now all I need to do is come up with a great license plate number for My new ride........Z

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macadddikt18
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posted April 29, 2002 19:02     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well congrats. did you go around the stupid sales people that wanted to sell you something else, or did they just kinda brainwash you into this model. Sales people have a week RDF i think.
nayt

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spungo
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posted April 30, 2002 05:13     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ZorroTheFox:
Now all I need to do is come up with a great license plate number for My new ride........Z

I suppose "Den of Iniquity" wouldn't fit on a license plate, would it?

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macadddikt18
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posted April 30, 2002 05:35     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
are you looking for a plate that shows your obsession with sex and bdsm? or just some cool plate? I would go for the latter, but that is me. See if you can get one that says "geek".
Nayt

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Zwilnik
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posted April 30, 2002 06:46     Click Here to See the Profile for Zwilnik     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like it that you go for a 5.4 V8 for 'economy' That's the size of a lorry engine here

Maybe you should go for a nice (but quick), little people carrier like this one ...

http://members.tripod.com/auto-tuning/celemai/rapide/renault.htm

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dajt
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posted April 30, 2002 07:52     Click Here to See the Profile for dajt   Click Here to Email dajt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You should get a plate that says "fnord" That way nobody (especially the cops) will see it. :-)

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FatGnome
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posted April 30, 2002 11:57     Click Here to See the Profile for FatGnome   Click Here to Email FatGnome     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
gkosnm duno but has fun differant meanings

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ZorroTheFox
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posted April 30, 2002 17:52     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by macadddikt18:
well congrats. did you go around the stupid sales people that wanted to sell you something else, or did they just kinda brainwash you into this model. Sales people have a week RDF i think.
nayt


I got tired of dealing with used car salesmen and went for a new van. Unfortunately I had to compromise on some of My original wants so I could afford the van. Overall, I am glad I compromised.......Z

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ZorroTheFox
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posted April 30, 2002 17:54     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
I suppose "Den of Iniquity" wouldn't fit on a license plate, would it?


I could always put that around the plate on the cover. One Of My friends suggested I put "The Daddy Wagon" around the trim.........Z

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ZorroTheFox
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posted April 30, 2002 17:57     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by macadddikt18:
are you looking for a plate that shows your obsession with sex and bdsm? or just some cool plate? I would go for the latter, but that is me. See if you can get one that says "geek".
Nayt


Definately sex, The leading candidate is IBDSMDS. I Bondage, Discipline, Sadism, Masochism, Domination, Submission. not sure they will approve that one, but I have others just in case. I have a lot of time before I can splurge on a vanity plate, so I am patiently making new ideas.........Z

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ZorroTheFox
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posted April 30, 2002 18:01     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Zwilnik:
I like it that you go for a 5.4 V8 for 'economy' That's the size of a lorry engine here

Maybe you should go for a nice (but quick), little people carrier like this one ...

http://members.tripod.com/auto-tuning/celemai/rapide/renault.htm


I guess it is just an American thing, though the younger generation doesn't seem to share the addage "there's no replacement for displacement". I grew up next to a race track and most of the people I know have large engines. The 5.4 still has the power I want but is a bit more economical than a 6.8 V-10. I will eventually acquire a small gas saver, most likely a Subaru. I'm not sure i would ever go for a Renault, they did not leave a good impression here in the states. The Le Car is still the butt of many jokes in My family......Z

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ZorroTheFox
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posted April 30, 2002 18:04     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by dajt:
You should get a plate that says "fnord" That way nobody (especially the cops) will see it. :-)

Unfortunately you must explain the meaning to the person issuing your plate, it only takes one jerk down the line to have your request denied. Though I am a bit perplexed, I saw FUBAR on a plate when I first moved to the area......Z

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