20V tq as first car? (LAC/NAC)

Shayne thequattroking at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 28 00:35:12 EST 2003

I have this personal problem with American drivers.  They suck.  They are
plain rude.  I can't tell you have frustrating it is to have some slow ass
driver in the left lane.  When I flash them, I get mad at me.  They don't
understand that means MOVE IT.

I also wish that teens were required to take a MASSIVE defensive driving
class that cost big money.  I have been hit several times.  Each time it was
by a young driver not paying attention to what he and in one case she was

Before I got married, I told my wife that she had to get a manual tranny
car.  She had never driven one.  Now she has told me she would never go back
to an auto.  She feels out of control.  She makes me so happy!!!  The only
auto I have ever owned is the mid 1980's now 454 SS Suburban.  Honestly,
with the 4.10 gears, if it were paired to a manny tranny tires would be
changed as often as the oil.

Back to 20v talk.

Shayne P.

Oakland, CA.

Enough Audis to give plenty of headaches.

FOR SALE:  1988 BMW 528e $3700
PARTING:  1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5

>> What kind of a car did I get when I turned 16??  A Chevy Suburban 6.2 diesel
>> with a trillion miles on it.  BTW, now it has a 454 SS from a Chevelle SS in
> My first car was an old type 43 Audi 100 Diesel with 69 hp or
> something. After that, I had an 1984 Mercedes 300D automatic. Both
> things were ridicously slow, but they worked. Both had more than 250k
> miles. I didn't wreck any of them either, but the Mercyless Benz was
> slowly "disappearing" due to rust, even if I tried to keep if nice and
> clean. In addition, here in Norway, you have to be 18 years to drive.
> You can have a learner's permit from you're 16, but I'd say that not
> many people speed or race wth mom or dad in the passenger seat.. :-)
> Having a relatively fast car won't be very dangerous, but when the
> person behind the wheel starts using the power to speed/race, it
> becomes dangerous. It's possible to be an unsafe driver in a 70s Honda
> Civic too.. That said, many of the accidents with young drivers come
> from distraction - they fiddle with the radio, speak in the phone etc.
> when driving, then don't pay enough attention, and BANG!
> Another thing: Here in Norway and most other European countries, you
> actually _have_ to pass the driver's test on a manual transmission
> vehicle if you aren't disabled.. In addition, automatic transmissions
> are usually found on newer, more expensive cars..

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