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Old Feb 12, 2019, 10:28 AM
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Old Feb 12, 2019, 10:30 AM
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I already have one minivan, I wouldn't be able to stomach having 2, even if it was a fire spitting DSM beast
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You laugh ... I had one (86). Still miss it.
I wish minivans weren't so stigmatized. I've had a couple rental minivans for different reasons over the years and I love them. Haul anything, cops ignore you, TVs and cup holders for your drunk friends, ride nice, quiet, get decent mileage...

Except being almost 40 and driving a minivan is pretty much screaming "loser Dad"...
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Old Feb 12, 2019, 12:55 PM
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i wish minivans weren't so stigmatized. I've had a couple rental minivans for different reasons over the years and i love them. Haul anything, cops ignore you, tvs and cup holders for your drunk friends, ride nice, quiet, get decent mileage...

Except being almost 40 and driving a minivan is pretty much screaming "swipe left "...
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Old Feb 12, 2019, 09:34 PM
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I had a rental Chrysler minivan when I was in SoCal, I was driving and came up to a light next to a hot girl in a BMW convertible... she looked over at me and gave me the "swipe left" look... soul crushing.
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I had some guy in a minivan tell me there was something wrong with the brakes on the Wut because they were "squealing" (Racebrakes make freight train noises). I looked at him and said, "yeah theres something wrong with your car too (looks at me confused), its a minivan...." He rolled his windows up and didn't look over at me again. Soul. Crushed.
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Old Feb 13, 2019, 09:49 AM
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You could point out that her crazy behavior and trying to rob you of anything you enjoy might lead to you "giving up" on her and finding a new WAPCE. You just have to be ready to wake up with your ***** cut off and installed in your mouth. Haha
I'd be angry about that last statement, but I cannot be angry with facts......

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I wish minivans weren't so stigmatized. I've had a couple rental minivans for different reasons over the years and I love them. Haul anything, cops ignore you, TVs and cup holders for your drunk friends, ride nice, quiet, get decent mileage...

Except being almost 40 and driving a minivan is pretty much screaming "loser Dad"...
I'm going to make T-shirts with that on it and hope it sells

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I had some guy in a minivan tell me there was something wrong with the brakes on the Wut because they were "squealing" (Racebrakes make freight train noises). I looked at him and said, "yeah theres something wrong with your car too (looks at me confused), its a minivan...." He rolled his windows up and didn't look over at me again. Soul. Crushed.
As the owner of one of each, that's funny
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Wapce asked if I wanted another bike....I don't necessarily want another bike, but I hadn't ruled it out. She then commented that she was upset that I was entertaining that idea, since it would be her "giving up" her jeep for me to get something fun and something she couldn't drive. That then led me to believe that it was a loaded question and I shouldn't look into a motorcycle again.
From everything that you have said, your WAPCE sounds like a delight. If you have ever seen Bill Burr's standup comedy, he does a bit about how his father used to tell his mother that "most guys would have left by now" for no very good reason. That plays over and over in my head whenever you post stuff like this.

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Old Feb 13, 2019, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by WestSideBilly View Post
I wish minivans weren't so stigmatized. I've had a couple rental minivans for different reasons over the years and I love them. Haul anything, cops ignore you, TVs and cup holders for your drunk friends, ride nice, quiet, get decent mileage...

Except being almost 40 and driving a minivan is pretty much screaming "loser Dad"...
Here is the thing about minivans, and I say this after having done extensive field research on the subject. They always seem to do 85-90% of whatever it is you are trying to do. Want to fit a sheet of 4'x8' whatever in a Town and Country? 10% will inevitably stick out the back. Want to haul around a bunch of drunk friends? At least 10%-15% will give you **** for it. It goes on and on.
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4x8 sheets fit just fine.
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Old Feb 14, 2019, 03:14 AM
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4x8 sheets fit just fine.
I had success with that once. I had to crank the seats up to the "if I hit something, this is it" setting.
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Old Feb 14, 2019, 05:06 AM
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true, but it's where the wife sets it anyway, so I let her drive
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Old Feb 14, 2019, 03:42 PM
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true, but it's where the wife sets it anyway, so I let her drive
It is really hard to believe that a living, breathing engineer designed the seat that way and got at least one other one to sign off on it. It should at least disengage the airbag past a certain point to give the poor soul a fighting chance.
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The wut left me stranded last night. Took Bebe gurl to a sleepover at her dance studio, drove there, no issues. Dropped her off, get in, turn key, fired right up, no issues. Got to the gas station and pumped it full, got in turned key and everything seemed normal until BLIP! Everything off. No lights, no beeps, no nothing. Popped the bonnet to see if there was anything obviously wrong, nothing. Terminals tight, ground connected, no corrosion (I'm kind of **** about that, something so simple can make an engine bay look like it's unloved). Called Roadside assistance, and they stated it would be 2+ hours until a flatbed was available. I was waiting and a friend of mine, a motorcycle mechanic, came by. I'm standing at the pump, hood up, just leaning up against a post. He says "Everything all right?" I said "Yeah! This is where it all goes down on a Friday night, it's the SPOT!" He hops out and we start chatting and he just goes over and yanks on the metal terminal connection, turns it just a hair and says "try it now" and she fired right up. I had him and his lady follow me home, just to be sure, and we drank rum and chit-chatted for the rest of the night.

This morning, had to go pick up the little one, went by the auto parts store and got a terminal cleaning brush and a new terminal, just in case. IDK if I'll need to replace the whole thing, or just give it a good cleaning. We'll see.
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The wut left me stranded last night. Took Bebe gurl to a sleepover at her dance studio, drove there, no issues. Dropped her off, get in, turn key, fired right up, no issues. Got to the gas station and pumped it full, got in turned key and everything seemed normal until BLIP! Everything off. No lights, no beeps, no nothing. Popped the bonnet to see if there was anything obviously wrong, nothing. Terminals tight, ground connected, no corrosion (I'm kind of **** about that, something so simple can make an engine bay look like it's unloved). Called Roadside assistance, and they stated it would be 2+ hours until a flatbed was available. I was waiting and a friend of mine, a motorcycle mechanic, came by. I'm standing at the pump, hood up, just leaning up against a post. He says "Everything all right?" I said "Yeah! This is where it all goes down on a Friday night, it's the SPOT!" He hops out and we start chatting and he just goes over and yanks on the metal terminal connection, turns it just a hair and says "try it now" and she fired right up. I had him and his lady follow me home, just to be sure, and we drank rum and chit-chatted for the rest of the night.

This morning, had to go pick up the little one, went by the auto parts store and got a terminal cleaning brush and a new terminal, just in case. IDK if I'll need to replace the whole thing, or just give it a good cleaning. We'll see.
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