You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #9: That Cadillac is a [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU
ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-08-07 05:08 PM
Response to Reply #2
9. That Cadillac is a

parking nightmare, just waiting to happen. :P

Actually, I've had no trouble maneuvering it around....its turning radius is way better than I expected, too. Driving it in a straight line is no problem, either, as on a freeway, 'cos all that's in front is a fairly big hood that's not too freaky even for those of us used to smaller cars. Making turns in gas stations (those yellow poles that they install to ding car doors) or drive-throughs (yes, I took the limo to Taco Bell for seven-layer burritos!) is okay, too, as long as I remember that she's got a massive bootie that sticks way out back there. Baby's definitely got back. :D

The steering is responsive and tight, and it rides smoothly but does not float as I remember those big '70s cars doing -- I liked that feeling when I was a kid, but I imagine it's disconcerting to a driver who likes to feel connected to the road, as I do. It handles well, stops well (great brakes), and feels more like a small to midsize Mercedes than a '70s American land yacht. Looks like an aircraft carrier, performs like a windsurfer (okay, maybe not quite that extreme).

The Pantera story is pretty cool. Elvis loved cars but, like motorcycles, he didn't care how prestigious or expensive the brand...he just liked moving rapidly (he even took the governors off golf carts' motors and used to race the carts around Graceland at highly insane speeds, and he put caterpillar tracks on snowmobiles that he'd also tear about on around Graceland, year-round). I heard the Pantera story long ago but in that version the car was a Ferrari that he shot out in the desert beyond Vegas. Here's the story with some pictures:

http://www.panteracars.com/elvis1001.htm

Here's a picture of Elvis in it in 1975, before he put it out of his misery:



Elvis was here:



:D

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 

Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC