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    #16
    Originally posted by Tiger Racing
    Yeah, who would want some "lame" rental car anyway?
    C.
    Damn it, don’t show this. I would not hesitate one second to rent one of them Hertz cars. I really have to buy myself a vintage muscle car, of course a Mustang. Have been thinking about it for years. I’m really tired of just deriving this mid size SUV I have, and my garage has plenty space for another car

    Joe. You have to be aware of torque steer for some high power front-wheel drive cars which can give the tendency to pull to the left or right under hard acceleration. Some rear-wheel drive cars are also pretty good on winter conditions, like some BMW’s, much important the tires equipped on the car as well. Good luck on the car hunt, wish cars was as cheep here as in the US. For some of the cars listed above here you can get a house for the price of it if the car was bought here, damn it again.

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      #17
      Leif from Norway...

      OMG...A mustang car cost as much as a house in Norway?
      I thought califorinia was expensive....
      The car I posted will cost around $ 7,100.00 the average home may
      start around $350,000.00 that is a hugh difference....

      Out of curiosity how much is a home in Norway?

      J

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        #18
        I'd go for the Mustang, Joe, but then, my first car love was a '65 Mustang 2+2 Fastback. Sweet ride.

        I've been partial to Mustangs, not necessarily Fords, since.

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          #19
          Originally posted by NoDecafPlz
          I wonder which is more wheelchair friendly?

          I hate rear-drive cars and the Charger offers all-wheel.
          But the six cylinder stang is like $22,000 the charger is like 10k more!!!

          All this is conjecture seeing as I would need to get my fat ass
          in a manual full time of course.

          Why is everything else neutered?
          The 07 Mustang is sweet besides who would want to drive a dodge
          Tough Times Don't Last...Tough People Do!

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            #20
            Getting a 4 door with a wheelchair in tow is kind of retarded. You picked Mustang and GTO...I'd say Mustang with the GTO slightly behind...ok a little more than that behind. Mustang works good with a chair, GTO needs the door hinge stops ground down some as they dont open much (forward transfer issues). But GTO has a much better motor (make sure the struts have been changed though, 06 GTO pretty much all of them blew within 1K miles...Pontiac took only like a year to issue a recall. Mustang...seems ok performance-wise, but it is a Ford . I'm sure others will soon confirm my opinion of Fords as well.

            Traction control should be ok, nowadays traction control also modulates the gas in addition to the brakes, so it seems more effective. Comparing a FWD brake only TC and FWD brake and gas TC I did notice a measurable difference in ability to handle snow. I'm sure RWD might actually be able to pass in winter now, buy one and let us know!

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              #21
              Originally posted by JCAT
              Leif from Norway...

              OMG...A mustang car cost as much as a house in Norway?
              I thought califorinia was expensive....
              The car I posted will cost around $ 7,100.00 the average home may
              start around $350,000.00 that is a hugh difference....

              Out of curiosity how much is a home in Norway?

              J
              Hello JCAT,
              Well, maybe not as much as a house. But take this used imported 2005 Mustang GT for example; it says NOK 288.000 on the price tag, that is ex. taxes, then add NOK 485.000 in taxes. That gives NOK 800.000 (US$130.000) for this cars total price tag on what you have to pay for it. Taxes on cars are heavy here, still most peoples can afford many kinds of cars, this due to salaries also is high for most jobs. A new BMW X5 4.8i for example is priced to ca. NOK 1.400.000 (US$230.000), which again there are quite a few of out on the roads. A regular home if you talk about a house is around NOK 3 million (US$490.000). But you can get cheaper used homes or for that matter much more expensive new ones, but an average around NOK 3 mill I would say around here in my neighbourhood, near bigger cities the price goes dramatically up of course. An average industrial worker salary (basis) is about NOK 350.000 (US$60.000). But in the oil industry for a regular worker this salary is around NOK 650.000 (US$106.000). For higher education jobs it is higher. Hope this gives you some ideas on car prices etc. But again, the taxing of cars is really heavy, just over the border to Sweden it drops dramatically. Taxing on cars are also much based upon horse power. But then again for vintage cars (+30 years) there are no taxes what so ever, just to buy one from California for example and ship it, but then again such cars in good condition is priced the same as vintage cars in good condition here, and there are many of them here, so no need to look elsewhere. The hp tax was much put in place to reduce carbon dioxide emissions; we have had it for a long time. Still I have had two Mustangs among a bunch of other cars, and just to piss off our government environmental minister I think I will go for a ’69 Boss with a 429 under the hood lol

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                #22
                Originally posted by Andy
                Mustang...seems ok performance-wise, but it is a Ford . I'm sure others will soon confirm my opinion of Fords as well.
                Indeed.

                Mustang. Thumbs up.

                Fords ... Not so much.

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                  #23
                  [quote=rcechser]
                  The 07 Mustang is sweet besides who would want to drive a dodge.



                  My ex-husband and I owned a 69 dodge charger in 1978 it was a great car. If I had the extra funds I wouldn't mind owning one again.

                  J

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                    #24
                    I've only had one lemon that was a dodge out of a lot of them (and the problem was actually the mitsubishi engine.) I've sure had problems with Fords, although that is all my father will buy.
                    Blog:
                    Does This Wheelchair Make My Ass Look Fat?

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                      #25
                      [quote=Leif]
                      Hello JCAT,
                      Well, maybe not as much as a house.
                      A little exaggeration, huh.

                      Thank you, for the info on the import/tax cost of cars and the housing economy of Norway...

                      to piss off our government environmental minister I think I will go for a ’69 Boss with a 429 under the hood lol
                      Rebel with a cause - to piss off Government Officials. lol

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by JCAT
                        The car I posted will cost around $ 7,100.00
                        That's gotta be a V6.

                        C.

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                          #27
                          I have to rant for a few points:

                          1. Rear wheel drive is much more efficient than any awd vehicle. There is just too much power loss through the transfer case, although handling is an improvement.
                          2. MOPAR has an all-wheel drive option? I would steer clear...way clear. Only two manufacturers have done it well: subaru and Porsche.
                          3. The day that you pay 22K for a V6 mustang you should probably stop looking at cars...wait and get 1 thats about 6 months old and if you do get a mustang dont get anything below a GT, you cant get a cobra because it is six speed.
                          4. V6 having better gas mileage than a V8 is a myth...V8 drivers just drive faster and use more gas...drive 1 and you will see.
                          5. The GTO is a great car but the trunk area will barely handle a rigid frame chair, but still a great car.


                          Cliff notes, you want AWD buy a WRX or a Porcshe, dont buy anything but a V8, drive it correctly to conserve gas, except to smoke the occasional four banger or when making your own traffic rules and get yourself in a manual chair!

                          later,

                          Ben
                          C5-6 - 22 years

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by Tiger Racing
                            Yeah, who would want some "lame" rental car anyway?





                            C.

                            Like I said, SHELBY.

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                              #29
                              my personal favorite...can you say 427?

                              C5-6 - 22 years

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                                #30
                                Yeah, I bet that does great in the snow. The perfect car to throw your wheelchair in and drive to the store.

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