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It ran great for years, way too much horsepower for its weight. I climbed mountain fire roads late at night that most 4x4 trucks couldn't pass; unfortunately, I also hammered the entire exhaust system flat doing so. The backfiring led to a clogged carb, and its ultimate demise. Sadly, I traded it in for a Fiat X-19, the single worst vehicle I've ever owned.
On a level road, on a clear, sunny day, the car was a delight. Think Pacific Coast Highway in the Peoples' Republic of California, Ventura to the Oregon border with clear skies and no traffic. Yeah, that was a long time ago. The beast looked so fast, it was always a risk - cops wanted to issue a speeding ticket for just parking it. But on a slope, 45 mph, max. Typical Fiat - Design by Fisher, execution by Fisher-Price. My first clue should have been the sound it made when I opened the driver door - identical to operating a flip top on a cold beer...
Yes _after_ please I will Charge the bill for the beer. If I counted correclty it will be 11 beers for the whole Team. Ok let have everyone two, therefore I'm ready for a bill for 22 beers; But please _not_ in the most expensive bar in toronto.
And no, Kent Sharkey does _not_ Count!
You know my mail, I'm awaiting the beer bill and some selfies here in the Lounge
Faster than South Africa's Telkom Internet? Yes, but the slowest snail in your garden will beat that state run entity's pathetic Internet service. Spare a thought for the poor Safricans who depend on the net for business or other reasons.
Yes, we left a lot behind. For instance: A language that we loved. But we also left behind a political system of oppression that we hated, controlled by a secret society of religious bigots.
But the overriding factor is the interest of your kids. They are so much better off in America. We are grateful that the Americans accepted us and today we are all US citizens.