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Obama’s First Ford ‘Rattled and Shook up'
ABC News ^ | March 23, 2012

Posted on 03/23/2012 2:19:08 PM PDT by Zakeet

President Obama kicked his PR campaign on gas prices into a higher gear Wednesday, giving what is believed to be the first ever presidential interview to AAA.

“I understand what folks are going through because it wasn’t that long ago that I was having to fill up my gas tank and drive to work, shuttle the kids back and forth to school or events, and it takes a big bite out of folks paychecks,” Obama told the motorist group, which has 53 million members.

The interview, which appears online and in AAA publications today, is the latest indication that Obama is worried about rising gas prices and their political impact headed into the summer and fall.

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The president also recalls his former membership in AAA and driving his first car, his grandfather’s 1970s Ford Granada.

“The Ford Granada was not the peak of Detroit engineering,” he said. “It rattled and it shook, and I don’t think the girls were particularly impressed when I came to pick them up in a Ford Granada,” he said. “But you know what? It moved and so I have fond memories of the fact that it got me to where I needed to go. That’s about all I can say about the Ford Granada.”

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That was during the time of my life when the girls were not particularly impressed when I came to pick them ...

1 posted on 03/23/2012 2:19:11 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Yet another interview replete with references to self. The term narcissist doesn’t even begin to describe his inflated sense of self importance.


2 posted on 03/23/2012 2:22:55 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Zakeet
“I understand what folks are going through because it wasn’t that long ago that I was having to fill up my gas tank and drive to work, shuttle the kids back and forth to school or events, and it takes a big bite out of folks paychecks,”

Where did he work again?

Do 'community organizers' get paychecks?

who pays them?

3 posted on 03/23/2012 2:26:14 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Starboard

or the rides in the back of a Land Rover in Kenya ,the heat ,the dust


4 posted on 03/23/2012 2:26:14 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Starboard

Not so flattering references to Ford....Hmmm

Perhaps Ford should be allowed to continue their advertising that says they did not take a government handout. (The WH asked them to stop.)


5 posted on 03/23/2012 2:27:19 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Zakeet

Is there nothing this guy wont lie about?


7 posted on 03/23/2012 2:28:10 PM PDT by svcw (CLEAN WATER & Education http://www.longlostsis.com/PI/MayanHelp2012.html)
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To: Zakeet

I am so done with this president. I’m to the point that I don’t care if Ron Paul gets the nomination AB0. I’m at the point where everytime he opens his mouth I scream, “You’re such an a$$!!!” at the radio. The latest is on the shooting in Fla. Already he’s trying to politicize it the same way he did with Gabby Gifford. Now you have Calypso Louie and Rev. Al “9-1-1” Sharpton of Crown Heights riot fame stirring up trouble.


8 posted on 03/23/2012 2:29:25 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: molson209

He’s always more than happy to talk about himself EXCEPT when it comes to his birth certificate, academic history, foreign travel or his shady Chicago associations.


9 posted on 03/23/2012 2:29:52 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Zakeet

How old are his girls? He was driving a 1970 Ford Granada 3yrs ago? In Chicago’s tawniest neighborhood? BS!!


10 posted on 03/23/2012 2:30:07 PM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: EGPWS

I’ve never heard of girls referred to in his past. Is that something new? Funny no ex-girlfriends are ever mentioned.


11 posted on 03/23/2012 2:33:23 PM PDT by RGF
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To: EGPWS

“Yeah, blame it on the car.”

Good post! President Scapegoat always blames someone or something for his own problems, never himself.


12 posted on 03/23/2012 2:35:05 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Zakeet

Ford Granada production years 1975-1982 He cant tell the truth about ANYTHING.


13 posted on 03/23/2012 2:35:05 PM PDT by Jimma
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To: Zakeet

If AAA is supporting the Kenyan Marxist, I’m canceling my membership.

I’m on the verge of doing that just for giving the narcissistic marxist a venue to spew his filthy lies.


14 posted on 03/23/2012 2:35:59 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Zakeet

“Ah, the Alaskan Innuit Olympics. That remind me of the time
I .. and also I ... then I ... and they all tossed me in the air.”


15 posted on 03/23/2012 2:37:12 PM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: RGF

Suck it up you asshat Obama, I drove a 12 yo Chrysler with “Fluid Drive” which was not a chic magnet either. Then again, I was looking for girls.


16 posted on 03/23/2012 2:37:12 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Jimma

Ford Granada production years 1975-1982 He cant tell the truth about ANYTHING.

He needs to go back for more briefings on the “Life Barack Obama”


17 posted on 03/23/2012 2:39:09 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Zakeet

You can always tell when Obama thinks his audience is especially stupid—He keeps saying “folks.”


18 posted on 03/23/2012 2:43:26 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: Zakeet
Yeah those Fords are really not very impressive as they didn't cave but worked their way out of debt. And the lying bastard thinks he has to denigrate Ford Motor.

This little beauty has 180,000 miles and still going strong.

FUBO

19 posted on 03/23/2012 2:51:31 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Zakeet
Still waiting for Obama to say:

“Kin I git me a-huntin’ licesnes round hera?”

The man is a pathological liar. Everything he says is a lie. I know it sounds crazy. I know. But I am still not convinced that Michelle is his actual wife, or that those girls are really his daughters.

I do not believe one single thing about this guy.

20 posted on 03/23/2012 2:55:00 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Zakeet

Wow, maybe there is sdomething here....I lived with an avowed communist woman for about 10 years. It really didnt bother me, I always looked at her politics in a “bless her heart” sort of way. She also drove a 1979 4 door sedan Granada. Had the emblem gold plated and on the bedroom wall while the car rotted and crept its way to the junkyard.


21 posted on 03/23/2012 2:55:17 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: RGF

I have read that the Mooch was close to leaving him because he was NEVER home among various other things I’m sure. I’m willing to bet he NEVER took or picked up those girls from anywhere.


22 posted on 03/23/2012 3:00:35 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: RGF

I have read that the Mooch was close to leaving him because he was NEVER home among various other things I’m sure. I’m willing to bet he NEVER took or picked up those girls from anywhere.


23 posted on 03/23/2012 3:00:35 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: tumblindice
“Ah, the Alaskan Innuit Olympics. That remind me of the time
I .. and also I ... then I ... and they all tossed me in the air.”


You reminded me of the time he was pinning the Medal of Honor on a returning soldier and the only thing he could think of to say was something along the lines of...”this reminds me of the time *I* got the Nobel Peace Prize...” (subtext: this aint nothing. i’ve done better)

It was something like that. He was trying to distract from the soldier and bring everything back to himself, as he always does. If he could, I'm sure he would award himself the Medal of Honor. And the worst part is, he would believe it.

If he were Kim-jung-il, no one would know the difference. Obama is just like all the crazy despots all throughout history. He is just like them in every way.

24 posted on 03/23/2012 3:04:16 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Zakeet

I call B.S. Where is the picture of a young obama proudly posing in front of his car. Isn’t that what young guys do? I’ll bet he doesn’t even have a drivers license. You need proper I’d to get one of those. Only thing I’ve ever seen him drive is a golf cart.


25 posted on 03/23/2012 3:10:44 PM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Triple
Not so flattering references to Ford....Hmmm

That was my first thought, too. On the other hand, the Granada was a horrible car.

My Dad bought one new in '76 (I think) and it was pretty to my 23 year old eyes. He constantly bragged that he'd paid $5000 which was what a Lincoln cost in the fifties.

Dear old Dad wasn't really aware that the dollar was collapsing or that, unfortunately, so was the Granada. Nonetheless, Obama should not have disparaged Ford.

After all, Dad and I, both forgave Ford for the Granada and stayed loyal Ford owners all our lives.

26 posted on 03/23/2012 3:21:03 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Zakeet

The American small cars of the ‘70s and ‘80s were JUNK! I had a Ford Escort that blew a gasket and a Chevette that developed a hole in the floor — a problem so common it was called Chevette Floor Cancer. They’re better now. My Focus is wonderful. But Detroit lost an entire generation to the Japanese with cars like the Granada.


27 posted on 03/23/2012 3:25:22 PM PDT by TroutFishingInAmerica ("I remember, with particular amusement, men in three-cornered hats, fishing in the dawn")
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To: Jimma

He didn’t mention driving his brand new Edsel?


28 posted on 03/23/2012 3:29:37 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: YankeeReb
I am so done with this president. I’m to the point that I don’t care if Ron Paul gets the nomination AB0. I’m at the point where everytime he opens his mouth I scream, “You’re such an a$$!!!” at the radio. The latest is on the shooting in Fla. Already he’s trying to politicize it the same way he did with Gabby Gifford. Now you have Calypso Louie and Rev. Al “9-1-1” Sharpton of Crown Heights riot fame stirring up trouble.

You and me both brother! My standard of living has suffered so much under this Krazy Kenyan Klown, it ain't even funny. Although I admit I have to cut down on my weight, a good thing, there are times I'm on short rations. I think I figured out Moochelle's obesity program, make food so expensive you have to cut back eating. B-P

I did get a newer vehicle but my father had to help me, he had to dip into his retirement. B-P

I'm just as sick as you. There are days I want to go out in my yard and wave my .22LR rifle over my head (C. Thomas Howell, Wolverine Style) and say, "I'm Mad as Hell and I ain't Gonna Take It Anymore!" My hatred and anger at what this Administration and Klown is doing to our country, the core of the Sun at 35 million degrees pales in comparison.

Bammycare has got me scared for my parents, Mom, 73 and Dad, 74. Now, we have Buchenwald Barack who could end up denying them healthcare if and when they need it.

I'm just a poor, Pittsburgh Hunky trying to make it as an auto parts delivery driver. I'm trying to get back into IT. I'm trying to do my best to take care of Mom and my cats. I want to do much better, I'm trying my best, but the deck is stacked against all of us right now. I want to do the right thing.

I listen to talk radio a lot as I drive around, both in my work truck and my Blazer. There are times I have to switch to music for a while (I love the 1980's the best although the 1950's were good too, a time when things were right with America) otherwise my work truck will have a hole where the radio would be. I don't think my boss would like a hole in his dashboard or for the Blazer, my father who bought it for me for Christmas.

We have to speak with one voice and support the GOP pick. WE have to realize we will not get all of what we want, but we stand a good chance to get most of what we want with any of them, Romney, Paul, Santorum, Gingrich than with BO. We need to stick together. I would even vote for a goat, a used beer can or even Saddam Hussein over the Bamster anyday.

Like you, I need to vent. Ever since Bammy took over, I can see my hair turn greyer each day. I know I'm 45, but it seems like it got kicked into high gear in the last year or so. I know a friend who has gotten more epileptic seizures ever since Bammy got in. The "need" for psychiatric drugs have gone up too with anxiety and all.
29 posted on 03/23/2012 3:51:49 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Send Obama back to the ghetto, November 6th.)
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To: Zakeet

Tell us more about these girls Obama, name some names.
We’d like to hear all about it.


30 posted on 03/23/2012 3:54:53 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Mouton

Heck, try a 1963 Volvo 544... the mid-century equivalent of the Nissan Cube!


31 posted on 03/23/2012 3:57:56 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: BfloGuy
In 1977, Mom was looking at a Granada, but at $6000, she said, "too much" and bought a 1977 Cougar for $5600. I still have it, but I need time and money to get it back on the road. The Granada looked good but with the mechanical problems, I'm glad she didn't buy one. I just got rid of a 1994 Ford "Exploder," I can't talk smack against it but I have various weird problems. One was electrical, my tailights didn't work and after 2 weeks and $800 poorer, they could not find out why so they had to rewire the whole mess. Like all Explorers of that vintage, the right rear rocker panel rusted out and the top of the rear fenders. It ate brake shoes, pads, rotors and drums like a mother.

Just got a 1999 Blazer, it rides a lot better and hopefully will be much kinder to me. Had to drop a fuel pump into it, but they say the original goes at 100,000 miles, I had 100,800 at the time so that's par for the course.
32 posted on 03/23/2012 4:02:02 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Send Obama back to the ghetto, November 6th.)
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To: tet68

I’m trying to understand the time line here,
this must have been in Hawaii? And later than
1975?


33 posted on 03/23/2012 4:02:17 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Ok, he was born in 61 so if he was 16, that would
mean it was 1977 or later. Right?
I’m assuming 16 for minimum driving license? Hawaii?
He must have been in High School?


34 posted on 03/23/2012 4:05:35 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

The timeline leads to triple face-palm. The “girls” were ashamed he came to pick them up in it?? The thing would have had to have been at least 20 years old at the time, and it would have been just a few pieces of rust on the road with the salt used in Chicago at least 10 years before the oldest girl was born!

Sure, he would have been the “Uncle Buck” in the family, the effete jerk.


35 posted on 03/23/2012 4:24:54 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: Zakeet
“It rattled and it shook, and I don’t think the girls were particularly impressed when I came to pick them up in a Ford Granada....that's when I gave up my charade and started picking up boys"
36 posted on 03/23/2012 4:26:28 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: tet68

Oh, I’m confused. The “girls” of which he speaks are all those girlfriends from his high school days...the ones we never hear about. My bad.


37 posted on 03/23/2012 4:27:27 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: Zakeet

Good Grief. I want to say more.... really I do.


38 posted on 03/23/2012 4:27:57 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Nowhere Man
I just got rid of a 1994 Ford "Exploder,"

My brother-in-law still drives his '94 Explorer. He's had good luck with his. We're like that, though. I won't give up my '97 F-250, either. My biggest gripe with it is that all my cassette tapes have worn out.

39 posted on 03/23/2012 4:37:04 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Zakeet
“I understand what folks are going through because it wasn’t that long ago that I was having to fill up my gas tank and drive to work, shuttle the kids back and forth to school or events, and it takes a big bite out of folks paychecks,” Obama told the motorist group, which has 53 million members.

Let me paraphrase this and see if it sounds familiar. "I feel your pain."

Remember those words spoken by Bubba Clinton?? That's where O-idiot got them and they are equally as heartfelt as when Bubba uttered them.

40 posted on 03/23/2012 4:51:24 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Zakeet

Comrade Barack’s first car was a Trabant.


41 posted on 03/23/2012 5:17:14 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: BfloGuy

It might depend on the time of year it was built,
I always heard you didn’t want one made during deer
season as the managers had to fill in the line during
that time.


42 posted on 03/23/2012 5:18:46 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Ok, so Obama is complaining about having to pick up
girls in a 2 year old car? Wuss.


43 posted on 03/23/2012 5:21:10 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68
It might depend on the time of year it was built

I agree -- roll-of-the-dice.

Especially in bro-in-law's [Explorer] case. The '97 F series, though, was a pretty big advance over the previous. And I had been a '96 owner for years.

44 posted on 03/23/2012 5:34:29 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: svcw

“Is there nothing this guy wont lie about?”

Let me preface this by noting that I have had a number of really good Ford cars and trucks.

But to be fair, the 70s Granada was one of THE biggest pieces of crap ever put on the American road.


45 posted on 03/23/2012 5:45:56 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Utah Binger

I always liked that body style.

Recently the venerable 2003 Ranger has been traded in for a Toyota Tacoma. At the last maintenance it was found that all the bushings in the front end as well as the tie rod ends were all worn out. It cost more to fix than I thought it was worth.

A few years ago I swapped one worn steering arm.

For a jalopy and diamond (maybe) in the rough, this rescued Willys might actually get going in earnest this year.

http://tysonneil.smugmug.com/Other/1968-Project-Willys-CJ5/15578238_GGkBkh#!i=1167186781&k=6xWUk


46 posted on 03/23/2012 5:46:57 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Utah Binger

I always liked that body style.

Recently the venerable 2003 Ranger has been traded in for a Toyota Tacoma. At the last maintenance it was found that all the bushings in the front end as well as the tie rod ends were all worn out. It cost more to fix than I thought it was worth.

A few years ago I swapped one worn steering arm.

For a jalopy and diamond (maybe) in the rough, this rescued Willys might actually get going in earnest this year.

http://tysonneil.smugmug.com/Other/1968-Project-Willys-CJ5/15578238_GGkBkh#!i=1167186781&k=6xWUk


47 posted on 03/23/2012 5:47:14 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Zakeet
Was comrade Zero picking up girls or girls?

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

48 posted on 03/23/2012 6:09:48 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Triple

Personally I believe they should run a whole series of commericals like that. All the time. Forever. That commercial was unscripted and the people just came out and said it on their own. Ford should start going further and just make commercials flat-out saying this and it ought to be in every commerical they run for the rest of the company’s life.

Ford - We Don’t Take Government Bailouts.


49 posted on 03/23/2012 6:16:37 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Utah Binger

“This little beauty has 180,000 miles”

For an F150 that’s just barely broken in.


50 posted on 03/23/2012 6:38:01 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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