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post #61 of 142
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I need to understand this term "garage queen", sounds like it might be useful.
post #62 of 142
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

Liking cars is in bad taste (seriously).

I have a soft spot for things like this:

post #63 of 142
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Originally Posted by CaymanS View Post

Who are you(?)

Someone who would know. Now, be reassured that good taste is just a shortcut for "bourgeois taste and sensibilities as defined before it went all crumbling in the 80s, leading up to the place we are at now", I don't follow most of these guidelines in my life (I mostly opt for what wouldn't be in good taste) but I generally know what good taste is.
post #64 of 142
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

I'm in my mid 20s, and I'm sorry, no way in hell is any mid 90's car "classic". Formless blobs all.

McLaren F1? Honda NSX?
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Originally Posted by CaymanS View Post

'96 Accord = not in good taste by any rational standard

You are wrong. Not that I imagine Manton got it for this reason, but that was one of the last great Accord designs before Honda began their long, slow descent into mediocrity. A friend has a 97 that I get to drive occasionally, and it's a blast.

Personally, I was going to guess wagon.
post #65 of 142
The Accord went downhill after the '88-'90 versions. They are way more difficult to steal now.

The Prelude of that era was the beez kneez. And I am a sworn enemy of Honda.
post #66 of 142
Say what you will about Honda, but the stuff just keeps on ticking.

My father has a Honda car, lawnmower, outboard boat motor, and generator, and all of it just keeps. on. going. None of it is very sexy, but I don't want sexy in an outboard, I want it to just work, forever.

I don't have any Honda stuff cause, well, I live in New York and don't have much use for small engines. But if I ever needed to buy a generator or something, they'd be right at the top of the list.
post #67 of 142
You guys know you are all proving Manton's thesis, right?
post #68 of 142
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I need to understand this term "garage queen", sounds like it might be useful.

Tread lightly. I once was looking for a watch and a friend told me to look for a "safe queen," but when I responded to the craigslist ad it turned out I was paying for something very different.
post #69 of 142
Still enjoyable, though.
post #70 of 142
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Originally Posted by Willin View Post

Inferred suspicion; Acridsheep drives a Vespa.


I travel mostly by limousine. I buy people, not cars.
post #71 of 142
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Originally Posted by marblehouse View Post

Tread lightly. I once was looking for a watch and a friend told me to look for a "safe queen," but when I responded to the craigslist ad it turned out I was paying for something very different.

did you get your clock cleaned?
post #72 of 142
Manton mobile:

post #73 of 142
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Same color, too!
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

did you get your clock cleaned?

'til the wheels fell off. Try as I might, there was no escapement.
post #75 of 142
Is it that metallic beige/gold color? That's what my friend's is as well. And it has that cool power antenna that goes up when you turn on the radio.
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