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Old Feb 6th 2014, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by S Folinsky
??? Isn't this thread about "cars" -- aka "autos." [Watch that apostrophe]. Just asking.
Autos as in automatic boxes. I'm not a fan, so wouldn't buy one. That doesn't stop anyone else buying or talking about them though.
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Old Feb 6th 2014, 1:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
And, to confuse matters further, the Mustang and the Camaro aren't either, they're pony cars.

Only one Pony car in my mind. The Mustang. The term did end up referring to its competitors as well, but it was a term (coined by a car magazine) originally only applied to Mustang...because of the Pony on the grill. The others are only pretenders to the title "Pony car".
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Old Feb 6th 2014, 1:35 pm
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Originally Posted by S Folinsky
??? Isn't this thread about "cars" -- aka "autos." [Watch that apostrophe]. Just asking.
I think he contracted "automatics" to "auto's", which might not be commonplace but appears to be grammatically correct.

Originally Posted by dakota44
...... The others are only pretenders to the title "Pony car".
That is undoubtedly correct.

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Old Feb 6th 2014, 2:16 pm
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I thought abbreviating automatics to auto's was fairly commonplace. Is it not? Then I again, I thought the belief that nitrogen molecules were bigger than air molecules was fairly commonplace, so what do I know

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Originally Posted by markonline1
I thought abbreviating automatics to auto's was fairly commonplace. Is it not? Then I again, I thought the belief that nitrogen molecules were bigger Han air molecules was fairly commonplace, so what do I know
It is somewhat common to say 'auto' in North America in casual conversation.
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Old Feb 6th 2014, 9:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Jonion
The Honda Odyssey isa very fine choice in that type of vehicle


Instead of the obvious 'stang/Camaro options havea look at the Dodge Charger/Challenger offerings. That would probably be my chioce.
Thanks for the endorsement of my first choice of practical car.

I can see we'll be doing a number of test drives when we're over in April!
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Originally Posted by Bob
They're both as likely to have been thrashed about. Have you not seen how most parents drive those people carriers? They're all pissed off with the world for driving one and thrash them around more than anyone...
Haha - no I haven't seen that over here! That's certainly something to think about. Makes the decision slightly trickier though, as we could get a Mustang through IA's Preferred Program, which is a strong selling point.
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Did I miss the stick-shift vs. auto trans while I was asleep? I enjoy that part.

Manual is more betterer, obviously. Unless there is something wrong with you.

New V used? Not much of a gamble if you are just dropping a year on a car that has a 5 (or more) year warranty on it (that is transferable).

New is always nice, but someone putting 7 - 10K miles on a car before you get it will lower the price dramatically.
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Pony... Not something I would have wanted as a descriptor of anything I owned when I was back home.

Although... The Jag was a bit...
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Originally Posted by Nutek
Pony... Not something I would have wanted as a descriptor of anything I owned when I was back home.

Although... The Jag was a bit...
... of a dog?
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Old Feb 7th 2014, 12:04 am
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... of a dog?
Pony.

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/287275.html
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
I think he contracted "automatics" to "auto's", which might not be commonplace but appears to be grammatically correct.
Even if it is a contraction of automatic as opposed to automobile, it is still a plural as opposed to a possessive.
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Old Feb 7th 2014, 2:46 am
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Me Gran hated the phrase 'stick'.

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Old Feb 7th 2014, 2:55 am
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Originally Posted by MostlyYank
Me Gran hated the phrase 'stick'. ....
It sticks in my craw too.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
It sticks in my craw too.
Duly noted.

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