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« Reply #780 on: September 13, 2019, 01:31:20 pm »
Excellent. It would be good to have a spare car on hand if Dakota breaks/gets stuck.


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« Reply #781 on: September 13, 2019, 02:21:04 pm »
I already have ramps, dood.
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« Reply #782 on: September 13, 2019, 05:39:43 pm »
Excellent. It would be good to have a spare car on hand if Dakota breaks/gets stuck.

Weld FeeEsta to the front of DUHKOTA.  That way you have 4x6 winter dominating traction.

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« Reply #783 on: September 13, 2019, 06:04:56 pm »
Weld FeeEsta to the front of DUHKOTA.  That way you have 4x6 winter dominating traction.

I don't have enough welding wire.
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« Reply #784 on: September 16, 2019, 07:28:15 pm »
Ya, shud srsly trade Fiesta for SUV thing, and sell Dakota for a trailer.
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« Reply #786 on: September 27, 2019, 10:36:40 am »
Current wishy-washy plan:
Put Fiesta up for sale.
Rock Doge Dakota.
Buy a Focus wagon for doges/mpg.
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« Reply #787 on: September 27, 2019, 01:48:09 pm »
Only one word on Dakota repaint.........Camo!

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« Reply #788 on: September 27, 2019, 01:49:28 pm »
Only one word on Dakota repaint.........Camo!

If I get a wagon/other dog car, I will remove the cap and repaint+bedliner. I'm thinking a nice satin beige.
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« Reply #789 on: September 27, 2019, 02:11:48 pm »
Hmm ... Maybe camo... I'll just tape over the lights, then camo everything. Scrape the glass with a razor blade when I'm done. Yess
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« Reply #790 on: September 29, 2019, 09:55:46 pm »
I don't want to sell Fiesta now. It is a great car to drive. I just wish it was a wagon.
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« Reply #791 on: September 30, 2019, 08:30:29 pm »
If I buy custom seat covers, a stage 1 tune, and a heavy duty recirculation/not blow off valve, then I'm keeping Fiesta for a long time. I am almost ready.
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« Reply #792 on: September 30, 2019, 08:37:36 pm »
If I buy custom seat covers, a stage 1 tune, and a heavy duty recirculation/not blow off valve, then I'm keeping Fiesta for a long time. I am almost ready.


What kind of mileage does it actually get? It has an average MPG readout, right?

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« Reply #793 on: September 30, 2019, 08:46:49 pm »

What kind of mileage does it actually get? It has an average MPG readout, right?

Actually, for real, driving from SC to ME and back, it got over 47 MPG. It is a highway monster. It sucks in the city.
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« Reply #794 on: September 30, 2019, 09:04:06 pm »
Actually, for real, driving from SC to ME and back, it got over 47 MPG. It is a highway monster. It sucks in the city.

Impressive. :ohyeah:

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« Reply #795 on: September 30, 2019, 09:20:15 pm »
Impressive. :ohyeah:

It will be more impressive with a little computer tune to give it 160hp and 180 torks.
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« Reply #796 on: September 30, 2019, 09:22:01 pm »
It will be more impressive with a little computer tune to give it 160hp and 180 torks.

3 cylinders, bitch.  ;)

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« Reply #797 on: September 30, 2019, 09:27:18 pm »
3 cylinders, bitch.  ;)

3 are better than 4. It sounds like an angry V6.
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« Reply #798 on: October 01, 2019, 01:35:59 pm »
Okay, I'm doubling down on Fiesta. The $250 payment isn't really that bad. The dogs will just have to survive in the small backseat. Doge Dakota will lose the camper shell, and that money will buy custom seat covers for Fiesta. Maybe later it can get a stage 1 tune.
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« Reply #799 on: October 11, 2019, 03:23:09 pm »
Current wishy-washy plan:

Sell Dakota's camper shell.
Paint Dakota olive drab.
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« Reply #800 on: October 17, 2019, 11:32:51 am »
I just wasted a whole morning going back and forth from the county tax assessor and DMV. It turns out that, even if I put a car in storage and turn in the license plate, I have to pay road taxes and property taxes on it. So they tried to charge me about $600 in taxes and late fees just to put Fiesta back on the road.

FYA.

SCDMV is not stealing any more of my money. They have already fucked me over too many times.

Fiesta is going up for sale. $11.5K.
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« Reply #801 on: October 17, 2019, 11:39:29 am »
In the mean time, I will have to find the cheapest piece of shit to replace Fiesta. Something really old and shitty, with jack diddly shit for a tax assessment.

https://augusta.craigslist.org/cto/d/augusta-1997-saturn-sw2-low-miles/6989655002.html
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« Reply #806 on: October 18, 2019, 12:22:36 pm »
I just wasted a whole morning going back and forth from the county tax assessor and DMV. It turns out that, even if I put a car in storage and turn in the license plate, I have to pay road taxes and property taxes on it. So they tried to charge me about $600 in taxes and late fees just to put Fiesta back on the road.

FYA.

SCDMV is not stealing any more of my money. They have already fucked me over too many times.

Fiesta is going up for sale. $11.5K.

What was the thought process behind taking out a loan and buying the Fiesta, only to rent a storage space and just stash it away in there?
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« Reply #807 on: October 18, 2019, 03:06:48 pm »
What was the thought process behind taking out a loan and buying the Fiesta, only to rent a storage space and just stash it away in there?

I had a job. And then I didn't. And then i got a job. And then I got injured and had to stop working. And then I got better. Basically, fuck you world.
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« Reply #808 on: October 27, 2019, 07:17:14 pm »
Fuck this place.
I'm moving back to Maine.
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« Reply #809 on: October 28, 2019, 09:09:01 am »