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Father Torque
07-18-2005, 01:39 AM
Ya, so I just went out into an empty parking lot with my dad tonight and got my first car instruction. I did this in my brothers 92' Toyota Corrola 5-speed manual. It was a pretty awesome experience, and much to my fascination I had a fairly easy time with the clutch.

So ya, im pretty excited about driving i nthe future. But my grand prix like driving is not the subject of this thread. I remember that there was a really cool thread a while back that let swampies post pics of their ride.

So ya, post them and stuff. :)

I will post pic of my bro's car once I can get some decent light for a pic. I will also put up a pic of the car that I have been saving up for. :)

Tyrion
07-18-2005, 01:50 AM
I learned how to ride a bike today.

Every applaud.

:o

I'm somewhat scared to drive a car. Car accidents ain't pretty, and I sure as hell don't want to get the temptation to do a roadkill- I mean uh, accidently run a poor pedestrian over...and over...

:p

TiE23
07-18-2005, 01:55 AM
My bro started driving like 5 months ago. He liked it. But he's gotten two tickets since then, and we all hate him - but good luck with driving! :D

TiE

Mike Windu
07-18-2005, 01:57 AM
I get my permit Tuesday so after that I'll start driving :D

Father Torque
07-18-2005, 02:00 AM
Originally posted by TiE 23
My bro started driving like 5 months ago. He liked it. But he's gotten two tickets since then, and we all hate him - but good luck with driving! :D

TiE

Hmmmm, what a doofus. I hope he doesn't drive in downtown Seattle because he might kill me sometime.... or worse get me a ticket. :p

Ya, thanks though. It should be pretty cool. Its like, I waited all my young life to be able to ride my bike to school... you had to take a test. Ya I dominated. From then I always looked forward to this time.

EDIT: TiE, I just realized that i'm 10 days older than you. o_O. Your at Blanchett right?

Black Knight of Keno
07-18-2005, 03:44 AM
When I grow up, I want a car that can get me ladies...
Amaze the Mercedes-Benz SLR (http://www.atspeedimages.com/pebble_2004/pebble_beach_concours/mercedes-benz_slr_mclaren/mercedes-benz_slr_mclaren.jpg)

Muahahahahahahaaa!!

But unfortunately I still have five years to change my mind...

ET Warrior
07-18-2005, 08:13 AM
I've been driving for a little over 5 years now. It's amazing how quickly the coolness factor wears off, and driving just becomes a routine thing. Nothing too particularly special about it. I still remember what it was like when I first started with my permit, then after I got my license and could drive on my own though. Pretty sweet. Best of luck to you.

Be careful though, it's amazing how fast a car accident can happen, and how easy it is to make that one mistake. Don't make me dredge up of the pictures of my wounds after my accident. ;)

As for my ride, it's a pimped out* 2000 Chevy Cavalier.


*And by pimped out, I mean as cheap as I could buy it, no power windows/locks, manual transmission, etc.


It does, however, have a bumpersticker that reads "My other vehicle is an X-wing fighter".....

Jo
07-18-2005, 08:43 AM
First of all, great pic of the Mclaren there.

I have been driving about 2 years now, 3 in feb. one was permit with the parents, the rest has been all on my own. I don't have any pictures but i own a 96 Chysler Cirrus. Think Dodge Stratus. I like it, a big car for a big guy like me. I feel pretty good about driving, got in a small fender bender in my moms car last year, nothing huge. After that happened i never wanted to drive again, but i found you dont wanna let that get to you. and always be the defensive driver, just remember that.

toms
07-18-2005, 09:41 AM
Originally posted by Tyrion
I learned how to ride a bike today.
...
I'm somewhat scared to drive a car. Car accidents ain't pretty...
Not for the poor bike rider that gets flattened anyway ;)

Driving has a coolness factor? I must have missed that. As soon as you pass your test you end up having to drive your mates (or even parents) everywhere... so you don't get to drink. At least until some other poor sap passes his test...

The rest of your life is then spent complainingabout traffic, getting road rage behind the wheel, moving VERY slowly and trying to convince other people to do the driving so that you don't have to.

If only life was like the car adverts, with all those open roads...:mad:

Jo
07-18-2005, 09:47 AM
heh, i don't let anyone drive if i can at all do it. i honestly dont trust anyone elses driving but my own now that i drive all the time.

Mike Windu
07-19-2005, 11:19 PM
Woo, someone has returned with his permit! :D

I got my first car instruction today in our 93 Honda Accord. I can turn and park now! :D

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/dailypix/2005/Mar/22/ln07a_b.jpg

I'm not Hawaiian by the way :p

El Sitherino
07-20-2005, 12:18 AM
Been driving for a while, you'll find it's not as fun as it once was considering you find yourself near death quite often or ready to kill someone yourself.

Plus it becomes more of a chore, a restraint.

Mike Windu
07-20-2005, 01:05 AM
Damn you! Don't tell us that ;_;

my dreams are shattered. I will go post on my livejournal about you now.

TiE23
07-20-2005, 04:27 AM
Originally posted by Mike Windu
Damn you! Don't tell us that ;_;

my dreams are shattered. I will go post on my livejournal about you now.
*LaFF*

*Continues to play Forza to gain skills needed for the real life road*

Originally posted by Father Torque
TiE, I just realized that i'm 10 days older than you. o_O. Your at Blanchett right?
Ja ^__^
stay away from me......

TiE

Dath Maximus
07-20-2005, 11:55 AM
i drive a 2002 ford mustang

El Sitherino
07-20-2005, 11:59 AM
Originally posted by Dath Maximus
i drive a 2002 ford mustang I was under the impression you drive a Dodge Stratus.

Acrylic
07-20-2005, 12:35 PM
I'm gonna be getting a silver 1999 4 door Oldsmobile Alero with a sunroof from my sister.

Somewhat like this:
http://www.purehonda.com/images/oldsmobile-alero.jpg
Except I couldn't find a good picture of a 4 door one with a sunroof...

Its kinda starting to fall apart...like, some buttons don't work, the sunroof doesn't open, and she's gotten in a couple accidents. But still, it's a pretty nice ride.

I should have gotten my license on February 12th, 2005. But did I? No. I still don't have it cuz I'm a lazy bastard. I will definitely get my license within the next month though.

acdcfanbill
07-20-2005, 05:35 PM
good that your learing on a manual, I think all student driver cars should be manual transmissions, if for no other reason than to expose kids to them.

and to that mercedes car... its fugly :s

Mike Windu
07-20-2005, 06:25 PM
Bleh, I'll tackle manual when I finish learning auto :p

El Sitherino
07-20-2005, 06:27 PM
Originally posted by Mike Windu
Bleh, I'll tackle manual when I finish learning auto :p And that takes like all of 2 seconds.

Mike Windu
07-20-2005, 06:40 PM
Yes I am aware of that as I learned auto transmission yesterday. However I am not that great with driving yet, so rather than jump to manual, I'd rather wait till I was comfortable with driving/parking/interstate/highway driving before I switch to manual.

Gotta spell it out for some people I guess.

ET Warrior
07-20-2005, 06:45 PM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
And that takes like all of 2 seconds.

Gas = Go.
Brake = stop.

Aaaand we're done.

Dath Maximus
07-20-2005, 07:03 PM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
I was under the impression you drive a Dodge Stratus.


shhhh...thats priveledged info

El Sitherino
07-20-2005, 07:21 PM
Originally posted by Mike Windu
Yes I am aware of that as I learned auto transmission yesterday. However I am not that great with driving yet, so rather than jump to manual, I'd rather wait till I was comfortable with driving/parking/interstate/highway driving before I switch to manual.

Gotta spell it out for some people I guess. Actually it's best you not get used to auto when learning manual. Which is why it's best to learn manual first. Because auto is easy, plus switching from manual to auto usually makes you a better at doing auto then when you just learn it straight forward.

toms
07-21-2005, 06:32 AM
How come everyone in the US is obsessed with Manual vs Auto?
I remember the first time i saw Pretty Woman years ago I oculdn't work out what they were going on about in the Ferarri. And the whole Manual vs Auto thing seems to get a disproportionate amount of mentions in american tv and films.

Not sure i've EVER heard anyone mention the subject over here, Ever. (except on car-review shows).

Don't they let you into certain clubs if you drive auto or something?

El Sitherino
07-21-2005, 11:54 AM
Originally posted by toms
How come everyone in the US is obsessed with Manual vs Auto?

It's not everyone, infact it's a very small amount that care. Mostly it's just people that like cars.

Just like anyone that likes anything has a preference. And it's not just here, it was all over the British show "top Gear". :p

Originally posted by toms
Not sure i've EVER heard anyone mention the subject over here, Ever. (except on car-review shows).

Perhaps you're living in an area where there aren't many people that care? I know I don't, so I only hear it from myself and some of my friends.


Originally posted by toms
Don't they let you into certain clubs if you drive auto or something?

... Huh?

ET Warrior
07-21-2005, 04:32 PM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
... Huh?

I believe he was making a joke ;)

El Sitherino
07-21-2005, 04:54 PM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
I believe he was making a joke ;) Guess I don't get british internet humour.

toms
07-22-2005, 09:00 AM
Most americans don't, we like to think its because we are more intelligent than you. :p

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