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Old 04-27-2013, 05:55 PM   #811
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Great running DCTs seem to be far and inbetween and that sucks since the DCT is supossed to not only return better MPGs (which it does) but also be a quicker shifter and better performer than the 5 speed. (which it''s not)

I wonder what the cost comparison will be replacing the clutches in the DCT vs the true manual and the longevity.
I would say we were really lucky to get two flawless ones... not a hint of a problem.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:11 AM   #812
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My wife think I'm crazy with the pictures I get her to take just to post on this forum. Also check the reflections on the wheel hubs too. Not bad for a phone camera.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:34 AM   #813
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My wife think I'm crazy with the pictures I get her to take just to post on this forum. Also check the reflections on the wheel hubs too. Not bad for a phone camera.
That's an AWESOME pic bro! Tell your wife that she did an excellent job! :)
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:17 AM   #814
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Thanks and I will tell her;she got two shots and this one the car was framed just right in the reflection.
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My wife think I'm crazy with the pictures I get her to take just to post on this forum. Also check the reflections on the wheel hubs too. Not bad for a phone camera.
That is a very cool shot. She did a nice job.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:29 PM   #816
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My wife think I'm crazy with the pictures I get her to take just to post on this forum. ...
If by "crazy" she means not "normal", and of psychiatric origins, you know she's probably right, don't you? This thing some of us have with our cars IS unusual, after all. And a bit weird. The sooner you admit that to yourself, the easier it is to keep from running away completely, though a total cure has yet to be discovered. (Don't ask me how I know.)

If your wife also took those older shots of your car in the driveway with the different wheels, tell her those were appreciated here, too.
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I'm teaching her about car picture taking but she said she's never had a man in her life that was a bit of a car nut (known her for 24,together for 4 years) and never dreamed she'd have over a 100 photos taken of her car. This "hobby" has been going on for over 25 expensive years but I'm a actually a bit subdued now but I did have to explain how a new downpipe,header wrap and a new heatshield was going to make the STI better;she quickly wnet to

i'm still not sure she agreed yet. I did tell her she was getting a new spoiler for her Focus.

Some pics from our trip.




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It' heredetary.

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My mom's Mini
So, it looks like you got this "car thing" from your mother. I got mine from my father. (Once when my mother protested his selling one of her cars that had become a favorite he advised her to "Never fall in love with a car -- they won't love you back." But then he was good at "Do as I say, not as I do" type advice.)
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Actually it was from my dad as I grew up in the '70s and it was 69-71 Mustangs Mach 1 in the garage. My mom didn't start getting cooler cars til she was in late 30s then it was a '92 Camaro,'96 Vette,'03 RX-8,'07 Miata MX-5,'10 Mini and then the '12 Mini.
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Just came back from an 8-day road trip in Southern California in a Chevy Spark rental. I REALLY love my Focus now! :)
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