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I have a Smart fortwo cabrio :-)

running it "topless" is a hoot ......
ohh ohh can i ride?! can i ride?!

theyre so precious! an so diesel[:D] and so convertibley[:D]

i would call him Herr Dieselkondom[:)]

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And so 60 miles per gallon !!!!!

although at 299 cc you ain't gonna win any drag races ....
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Neon. I don't get why German cars are somehow more patriotic/virtuous/whatever than Japanese cars. What have I missed?

And I am also amazed if you have three relatives working in steel mills. In what country? Are there really that many steel mills left in the U.S.?

Personally, I'm pretty much limiting all of my classic-car investments to convertibles. Not that I own a bunch at any given time, mind you. But I never drive a classic in foul weather anyway, therefore makes sense to have a drop-top. And this is why ragtops command ridiculous premiums on the classic-car circuit. If you're gonna have fun, have fun.

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should i spell it out?

i have never seen anyone yelling at "fung cho" in his honda civic, telling him he is wrong for driving a japanese car. likewise, i dont want any more flack for my preferred modes of transportation. im allowed to like german and american cars exclusivly. its my freaking right.

yes, i have more than 3 relatives that work in steel mills. my father, his brothers(3 of them) my uncle(fathers brother in law) and even a few cousins.

if i bought new japanese cars, i would be taking money from plenty of loved ones. my accountant aunt works at gm in detroit. i have an uncle that built fords in ohio and my sister works at the local chrysler dealership.

if there were any advantage, for me or mine, to buying a japanese car, i would, but there isnt.

i am an american of german descent. my family is in this country because of the domestic automobile, ford paid my great-grandfather enough of a wage to send his children to school, which in-turn gave my grandfather the means to provide his family with a comfortable living, giving my father(a US-Steel employee) the means to educate me and mine.

i owe my person to the american(and german) automobile and steel industries. i cannot see this as a negative thing.

is it clearer now?

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should i spell it out?

i have never seen anyone yelling at "fung cho" in his honda civic, telling him he is wrong for driving a japanese car. likewise, i dont want any more flack for my preferred modes of transportation. im allowed to like german and american cars exclusivly. its my freaking right.

yes, i have more than 3 relatives that work in steel mills. my father, his brothers(3 of them) my uncle(fathers brother in law) and even a few cousins.

if i bought new japanese cars, i would be taking money from plenty of loved ones. my accountant aunt works at gm in detroit. i have an uncle that built fords in ohio and my sister works at the local chrysler dealership.

if there were any advantage, for me or mine, to buying a japanese car, i would, but there isnt.

i am an american of german descent. my family is in this country because of the domestic automobile, ford paid my great-grandfather enough of a wage to send his children to school, which in-turn gave my grandfather the means to provide his family with a comfortable living, giving my father(a US-Steel employee) the means to educate me and mine.

i owe my person to the american(and german) automobile and steel industries. i cannot see this as a negative thing.

is it clearer now?

Its nice to see you are endowed with a large degree of loyalty; its a trait too uncommon today. Most people think only of the $ cost; you have made your decision on another level. Good for you! ( I hope that does not sound patronizing; it was not meant to be)
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I love my SLK32. Any day the top is down is a good day.
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