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'He's going to a better place . . . possibly to power an '86 jetta.'
"I'm just not sure the general public is ready for this, Foster."
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'You've got a better idea? The paddles are Broken. Just turn the key.'
"Listen to this baby purr."
Tags:purr, purrs, purring, car, cars, new car, new cars, auto, autos, automobile, automobiles, mice, mouse, cat, cats, horse, horses, engine, engines, gearhead, gearheads, car lover, car lovers, show off, shows off, showing off, cat lover, cat lovers, cat person, cat people, proud, pride, consumer, consumerism
"I thought it was only a metaphor when people said, 'My car died.' "
"That metallic grinding means her throwout bearings are shot. She's backfiring through her carburetor. The tick indicates transmission trouble, and the smoke means she's on fire."
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'Bob, the 'check engine' light just came on,'
The Little Engine That Understood
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"Wheels and an engine? Now you're talking sports package."
'Believe me, we've tried everything... All we get is a 'click-click-whirrr' kind of noise, a big 'CLUNK' and then NOTHING!'
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"Every new car comes with your own backyard drilling rights."
Tags:car salesman, car salesmen, salesman, salesmen, car sales, car price, car prices, bonus feature, bonus features, added feature, added features, fuel economy, gas mileage, mileage, fuel efficiency, fuel, fuels, fuelling, drill, drills, drilling, petrol, engine, engines, internal combustion engine, fuel price, fuel prices, offset, offsets, offsetting
The Little Engine That Wouldn't
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And could you put in a louder horn?'
"That one looks like a falling engine."
Tags:cloud, clouds, cloud watching, cloud watcher, cloud watchers, kid, kids, child, game, games, childhood game, childhood games, kids games, kids game, kids' game, kids' games, airplane, airplanes, aeroplane, aeroplanes, jet, jets, plane, planes, air travel, plane crash, plane crashes, engine, engines, plane engine, plane engines, shadow, shadows, mistake, mistakes, mistaken, fatal mistake, fatal mistakes, deadly mistake, deadly mistakes
'It's up for adoption. Just pay to have it fixed.'
"Let it run slow. I love to hear the gurgle and splash."
Tags:auto mechanic, auto mechanics, garage, garages, car mechanic, car mechanics, engine, engines, engine problem, engine problems, gas station, gas stations, petrol station petrol stations, petrol pump, petrol pumps, car repair, car repairs, car enthusiast, car enthusiasts, auto enthusiast, auto enthusiasts
'Of course, it's nothing serious, honey...just a flooded engine.'
'Off hand, I'd say it's a problem with your distributor.'
'You gotta fix this thing. It purrs like a kitten.'
'My electric car is giving me static!'
'Scientists at the Human Genome Project have located a gene that makes us want to constantly look for our name on search engines.'
"Good heavens, lady, you're right! It is a Kenwood Multichef Food Mixer!"
'That's your idea of weed control?'
"At first, I thought it was gunfire."
Tags:gunfire, gunshot, gunshots, backfire, backfires, backfiring, engine, engines, engine trouble, car, cars, auto, autos, automobile, automobiles, paranoia, paranoid, worry, worries, worrying, worrier, worriers, mechanic, mechanics, shop, in the shop, loud noise, loud noises, suspicious noise, suspicious noises