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Help me to buy a car

Is there any experiences about Mazda Protégé ES, 2000 automatic
transmission. 88 000 miles. I have round 5000 USD and a guy is selling
this car for 5500. I am wondering if I should go with this deal?
I heard that a Toyota camry can run near 200,000 miles, How about a
Mazda Protege ES???

Thanks

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Armless man caught speeding in NZ

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4842634.stm

Senior Constable Brent Gray approached the driver’s window, saw a foot
on the dashboard and noticed the seat was reclined.

Mr Gray told colleagues he thought the man had an "attitude" …

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DUI with THREE priors kills two women

How many times does this have to be explained? Drunk drivers can’t be
cured. One conviction and you should forever lose all driving
privilieges. But criminal coddler america won’t take that step.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/kmbc/20060324/lo_kmbc/3353922

Man Pleads Guilty In Fatal Driveway Crash Fri Mar 24, 6:38 PM ET

A repeat drunken driver pleaded guilty Friday in the deaths of two
women, KMBC’s Peggy Breit reported.

Michael "Nick" Vinzant was 18 last September when he plowed his pickup
truck into a car that was pulling out of a driveway on Northeast
Russell Road. Two female cousins in the car, Suzanne Miller and Gloria
Rios, were killed.

Vinzant had three prior convictions for drunken driving. In a Clay
County courtroom Friday, he pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter
and two drug charges.

Vinzant faces 30 years in prison, a sentence family and friends said
he accepts because he feels so guilty.

(snip)

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do i need a drivers license to drive in the parking lot

do i need a drivers license to drive in the parking lot? I got a ticket
for having a suspended drivers licence while in the parking lot of a
restaurant. Did the trooper have the authority to give me the ticket?
He has no way to prove that i intended to drive off the lot.

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A great invention to transmit the right message to Tailgaters !

A great idea to transmit the right message to tailgaters. I wished this
useful invention would came with every car. It’s positively funny
anyways.
check it out:
http://www.jumpingpixels.com/tailgators.html

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Street roadracing rules

Street roadracing where not prohibited, has three simple rules.

1. The Winner is in front at the finish.

2. The Leader chooses the course.

3. The finish is when the stalker quits the course.

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Known Pioneers R.I.P.

Known Pioneers
50 years ago we had a car culture here in the U.S.  People could put
together their own Hot Rods and drive them around the block without
police interference.  Gas was less than 30 cents a gallon.  Driving for
pleasure was not considered environmentally unfriendly.  The density of
cars per mile of road was a fraction of what it is now.  Cars were
still evolving.  Carroll Shelby (ford), Colin Chapman (lotus), Zora
Arkus-Duntov (Corvette), Jim Hall (Chaparral), and Enzo were still
experimenting.  It was because of these pioneers that the average car
of today offers greater everything than the exceptional sports car of
just a few years ago.

As you are well aware, at some point accountants took over GM.  Many
generations of people have since been born.  Most cars say nothing more
to these people about a Driver than the washing machines that they use
to wash their clothes, or the windows computer that they use to check
their email.  If cars could be driven at 100% of there capabilities
then a Porsche could show it is different than a Toyota.  As they are
driven today, the only difference that I can see is the middies offers
a greater safety margin in the rain to the trained driver.  They both
get from point A to point B in about the same amount of seconds.  No
one looks at them or even cares.  Today’s cars are ugly.  We no
longer see it imperative that high performance drivers receive special
training, if it was available.  Anybody can have any car they want if
they just wait for a few years and buy it used as the price plummets.
Cars depreciate for good reason.

These pioneers were not replaced, they now write software.
Colin Chapman http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Chapman
Carroll Shelby http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carroll_Shelby
Zora Arkus-Duntov http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zora_Arkus-Duntov
Enzo Anselmo Ferrari http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enzo_Ferrari

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Some good news – Sicko auto racer Paul Dana killed at track

Speeders murder innocent americans every day on our highways  and by
participating in the "sport" of auto racing, paul dana encouraged
that.  Good riddance.

http://msn.foxsports.com/motor/story/5445556

Dana dies after horrific IndyCar crash

 Associated Press  Posted: 1 hour ago    

 HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) – Paul Dana was an up-and-coming rookie driver
living his dream, a former motorsports journalist who was hours away
Sunday from beginning his most promising season yet.

Then, before the green flag flew, something went terribly,
inexplicably wrong.
While streaking around the Homestead-Miami Speedway oval during a
warmup session, Dana failed to notice that another car had spun to a
stop, slamming into it at close to 200 mph. Two hours after his
shattered car came to a rest, the 30-year-old Dana was pronounced dead
at a hospita

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Re: Sorta OT: Attempted Truckjacking Goes Very Wrong

Scott en Aztlán wrote:
> This story and the accompanying photos came to me today in one of
> those email chains that are wastiung bandwidth all around the ‘net.
> [...]

BZZT. Another innaccurate Internet yarn… Here’s the real story:

    http://www.snopes.com/photos/gruesome/carjack.asp

Later,
Chris


Chris Bessert
Besse…@aol.com
http://www.michiganhighways.org
http://www.wisconsinhighways.org
http://www.ontariohighways.org

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Re: Illegal Mexican immigrants flown home

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johnny@. wrote:
> Rocky Mountain News
> March 23, 2006

> Almost all the 113 illegal Mexican immigrants taken into custody after a
> rash of accidents Monday and Tuesday on icy Colorado highways were flown
> home by Thursday afternoon, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs
> Enforcement said.

> Besides the suspected illegal immigrants arrested after six crashes in
> northeastern Colorado, 31 more suspected illegal immigrants were
> detained Tuesday on Interstate 70 on the Western Slope. Colorado State
> Patrol troopers found 11 in a 1995 Chevrolet Astro van sitting on the
> shoulder of the interstate near Glenwood Springs and the others in a
> similar-model van that was pulled over near Wolcott.

> Other than the drivers, who may face charges of human smuggling, and
> some others with suspected of criminal records, "All the aliens we
> arrested this week have been returned," Rusnok said.

> The "vast majority" of returnees, he said, qualified for voluntary
> return, which includes transportation paid by U.S. taxpayers.

> http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_45…

Every week some paper reports of an innocent person killed in a crash
involving illegal alien drivers.

John

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