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    Posted by Jonathan on September 18th, 2003 (All posts by )

    Chicago boy RV has alerted me to this rare Honda street racer on eBay. This super-hot vehicle compares favorably to Sylvain’s new Beemer. . . . … and even to the legendary Foochie-Manoolie. Features abound:

    In the summer the doors can be removed in the back instantly transforming this car into a civic with no rear doors. (Check with your local police ordinances before attempting this mod) In addition to the increased airflow, and weight reduction for street racing it allows for quick access when fly honeys want to cruise.

    This “Type R” variant of the Honda Civic is equipped with state-of-the-art mods including a monster tach and hi-tech Biplane-Kamikaze-Combat-Strafe-Attack Spoiler.

    Get your bids in before this beauty disappears!

     

    4 Responses to “Automotive News”

    1. Lex Says:

      It’s turning into gearhead city around here. What is this DetroitBoyz???

    2. Sylvain Galineau Says:

      Actually, it’s a 330xi. All-wheel drive.

      Lex, yeah, that’s exactly what happens when irresponsible governments don’t tax their citizens enough.

      In fair, responsible Ireland, on the other hand, I wouldn’t be able to afford the darn thing. First, there is the massive Vehicle Registration Tax. Anywhere from 22.5 to 30 percent. For a BMW, it’s safe bet it’s in the higher range. Then there is VAT on top, and it’s applied to the car price+VRT, so effectively the price of car is nearly increased by 50-60%.

      And then you have the annual road tax on the car, which is derived from your engine size and jumps very high above a 2-liter engine.

      This one is a 3-liter so it would be a few thousands worth of tax every year.

      Oh, and gas is $3.42 a gallon. Which the locals accept only because it compares favorably to the other local fuel that sells for $4 a pint. At least, that’s my explanation…

    3. Jonathan Says:

      OK, I corrected the reference to Sylvain’s car.

    4. Jeff Says:

      Hilarious!