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12-09-2014, 02:39 AM   #12001
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And Rod gets the 12,000th post!

Congratulations!

12-09-2014, 02:39 AM   #12002
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Hey! I made 12000, (by mistake).
12-09-2014, 02:39 AM   #12003
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Why?

Why ruin perfectly good scotch?

Why?
I don't know. I've only seen it.

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Hey! I made 12000, (by mistake).
You still win. Maybe you'll win the lens giveaway also.
12-09-2014, 02:52 AM   #12004
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Easy there.... Them's fightin' words. Ford makes some very reliable vehicles. Besides, Ford had no part in the RX vehicles. That remained all Mazda. Otherwise, we'd be seeing rotary Mustangs or something, lol.
I actually like Ford cars despite the countless Ford jokes around. I used to want their diesel-powered Focus.

However, I'll never forgive Ford for almost completely destroying the Mazda market here in the Philippines, undermining the prices of Mazda cars ensuring that latter would never be able to successfully compete with them. For several years, Mazda was on the brink of death here. It's only now, after the Ford era, that we are starting to see Mazda compete again.

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Maybe you'll win the lens giveaway also
That's probably drawing too long a bow - not that I would mind!! (as long as I don't have to pay the exorbitant freight costs from the land of the free to the land down under - Oh alright, for a free lens I could do it, I guess).
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QuoteOriginally posted by drypenn Quote
I actually like Ford cars despite the countless Ford jokes around. I used to want their diesel-powered Focus.

However, I'll never forgive Ford for almost completely destroying the Mazda market here in the Philippines, undermining the prices of Mazda cars ensuring that latter would never be able to successfully compete with them. For several years, Mazda was on the brink of death here. It's only now, after the Ford era, that we are starting to see Mazda compete again.
Crazy how the same car companies can live in two different worlds. Diesel focus, huh? We never got that one.
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Ok, guys, just a few more for 13000!

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QuoteOriginally posted by drypenn Quote
I actually like Ford cars despite the countless Ford jokes around. I used to want their diesel-powered Focus.



QuoteOriginally posted by r0ckstarr Quote
Crazy how the same car companies can live in two different worlds. Diesel focus, huh? We never got that one.
The diesel engine in Fords basically come from the PSA group - Peugeot and Citroen. Basically French designed diesels. Same with the Fiesta diesels.

Ford Duratorq engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Not that this has anything to do with Pentax !

I bought a K-3 a few weeks back "Prestige Edition", its such a huge leap over my K-5: Better-faster-stronger-stablerer. The Ricoh logo doesn't really bother me at all. I guess if I owned a Nikon, and Mitsubishi put "Mitsubishi" on the back, it wouldn't bother me at all. They're just parent companies.

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Not that this has anything to do with Pentax !
Neither does Lutefisk, Scotch, Menudo, San Miguel, or Bacon.

Somebody hasn't read the thread.
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QuoteOriginally posted by drypenn Quote
I actually like Ford cars despite the countless Ford jokes around. I used to want their diesel-powered Focus.

However, I'll never forgive Ford for almost completely destroying the Mazda market here in the Philippines, undermining the prices of Mazda cars ensuring that latter would never be able to successfully compete with them. For several years, Mazda was on the brink of death here. It's only now, after the Ford era, that we are starting to see Mazda compete again.
Ford and Mazda had a partnership form 1979 to 2010. My 1994 Escort had a Mazda engine and transmission in it and that is why I will never buy a Mazda.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
And Rod gets the 12,000th post!

Congratulations!
And on Page 800 (just) as well! Send the lad a coconut, a haggis and wee bottle of something to help him celebrate (and perhaps a wanted lens also).
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Hey, we passed 800 pages, too ...

Just FYI - Diesel in 2008 was 77.3% of all French vehicles - 31.5 million passenger cars - 5.9 commercial - 0.9 industrial ... Parc automobile français ? Wikipédia

I have never had a gas car in France until we bought a Dacia Sandero for my wife to go to work in ... it's a dual gas & LPG vehicle and she almost never fills it with gasoline. LPG reservoir takes the place of the spare tire and no trailer hitch possible.

Purchased it several years ago due to a very nice governmental "rebate scheme" where we retired a very old diesel econo-box that was sent to the scrap heap despite being in very good shape ... one less diesel on the road, I guess.

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Toys! You gotta have fun in life! It should be V8 A better Ford partnership
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My wife has a Miata. She loves it. Size wise it's fine for her, and I can drive it comfortably, but it would need about 2 more inches of leg room on the passenger side for me to ride long distances comfortably.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
Just FYI - Diesel in 2008 was 77.3% of all French vehicles - 31.5 million passenger cars - 5.9 commercial - 0.9 industrial ...
I wouldn't go as far as to call what the French are manufacturing 'vehicles' or 'cars' ...
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