Originally Posted by C₄H₁₀
I've only recently moved back to Minneapolis from Fairbanks.
If the enviromaniacs could see the sorts of vehicles that roam Alaska, they'd probably finally give up the crusade and go sit in the corner and cry. My friends and I like to sit out by the fire on weekends and listen to the twin-turbo'ed monster trucks drag-racing away from stoplights all over the city. We joke about how they burn more gas getting from zero to 35mph than it takes for my daily driver to go to Walmart and back, but it's really not much of an exaggeration.
Meanwhile, there's an old Bimmer in the driveway getting a straight pipe welded up under its slammed frame, a five-mile-per-gallon Dodge Neon SRT4 that belches clouds of black smoke at idle, and an Eagle Talon TSi (also mine) that burns so much fuel its AFR gauge constantly resets itself... Oh, and we mustn't forget the Land Rover you can hear coming from a mile and a half away. It's got a 4.6L V8 with no exhaust system at all.
Being part of the problem is much
more fun than wringing hands over a solution
Ha ha when I lived up there we used to burn our old waste oil in our wood stoves...smelled great outside! Its so pristine up there you dont even notice , it probably all blows over to Russia! Global warming HELL YEHH !!!