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The History Kid

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  1. Yeah, that's the general MO of most people. People pretty much got rained out here though this year.
  2. Not so much. Unless it's just pouring one out.
  3. Memorial Day is often a somber day. Wasn't really any different this year. It's usually accompanied by frustration over people not knowing the difference between the three uniformed services holidays.
  4. I'm not talking about constructive criticism, I'm talking about criticism for the sake of criticism. We aren't talking about safety concerns, things such as that should be a gimme. The problem is too many people have an opinion and demand it be heard, and if you don't agree with that then "you're an idiot." "That's the problem with the internet these days, everyone on it thinks they're an expert on everything."
  5. That brings to mind another thing. Self-proclaimed subject matter experts, who only have a narrow field of experience. They're also the ones to usually impart the aforementioned advice - and almost always, that advice turns out to be bad. The sad thing is, the internet is full of these people. It also breeds these kinds of people.
  6. Rather, a real easy way to piss me off is unsolicited feedback/commentary/advice. It never ceases to amaze me the amount of people that want to inject themselves into a project, decision, or situation that have no business doing so.
  7. I've often mused that Code Geass is just Gundam Junior - minus outer space. This has earned me very spiteful glares from some people. That being said, I concede that Code Geass is awesome.
  8. M.I. Officers are your best friend in war.
  9. I have composed our plan of execution, gentlemen.
  10. Blood or red Kool-Aid? I'm fine with the latter.
  11. Yes, and our current plans for world domination are out there for all of AF to see...
  12. I propose we call ourselves, the Three Musket-ers. Not Musketeers, Musket-ers. With muskets...
  13. I'm positive it is far from the truth. That was my point. It doesn't change that what I've seen of Nissan's has generally been poor (especially my experience in driving them - the ones I drove felt cheaply made, and lacked much in the way of features for what I perceived in their price point). What people have told me, has generally been good. It's just one of those things. I've talked to people at dealerships on the Toyota Camry's who just balk about it, but then will turn around and try and push a Prius all day - when the Camry handles, rides, and performs better than the Prius. No one is immune from sales bias. It doesn't make the opinion wrong, but it's a fine example of a blanket statement. By and large, blanket statements are rarely true in sales.
  14. That's maximum fuel efficiency there, my friend. Don't forget that.
  15. I'm glad you'll at least get some closure. I was lucky enough to talk to my grandmother on the day that she passed. There's still things I wish were different, but we don't get those choices, sadly.
  16. At the risk of a pissing contest (which I'll limit myself to this, since I answered the question posed in the OP), you can literally say that about any car. Every vehicle on the road has something that someone somewhere isn't going to like about it. People rag on Toyota's, Ford's, Chevy's, Nissan's, and Subaru's. The truth is for everyone complaint there are usually hundreds to thousands of satisfied customers. I've never known a Nissan to last more than 80,000 miles, but lo and behold there's thousands of people who prove that's not the norm. That's the normal ebb and flow of sales, not just cars - but all retail and sales environments.
  17. I can see that, based on what I've heard from a couple of my interns who have the Focus. There's a reason we use Fusions and Taurus in the federal system. The Fusions will just cut through anything, and that's including the Hybrid - which should have faltered this winter when we hit -34 F. Gotta say I'm impressed. My boss's niece owns a Murano as well (08 I think), and seems to love hers. Appreciate the sentiment, but as someone who has family who actually assemble the vehicles, I'll take their word over a dealership. Across the 4 years I've run a Fusion, I've never once had an issue.
  18. The Focus and Fiesta were cars I never understood the appeal outside of their affordability. But even that is questionable. Fusions weren't exactly expensive. Both Focus and Fiesta rode horrible, let alone the really really (imo) dumb appearance of the Fiesta. I get the compact idea, but it's just not a car that made any kind of fiscal sense to me.
  19. Just getting ready to put chicken on the grill. Mourning over my last hard lemonade.
  20. The first generation Fusions (2006-2008) were, frankly, terrible cars. My grandmother owned one, and it was like driving an aluminum box with wheels on it. They really outdid themselves for the 2013-2019 generation. The EcoBoost, and Sport ones are nice, the Hybrid's are actually built around the same schematic as the Twin-Turbo's in the Focus RX. If you take them out of Hybrid mode, they'll bite you in the you-know-where speed wise. My choice for the next vehicle I get is similar to yours, I expect in the next year or so to adopt, which will change the overall battle rhythm needs of a vehicle for me.

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