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runabout

1. a small car, esp one for use in a town
2. a light aircraft
3. a light motorboat
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This bridged the gap between this car and the slightly more powerful small city runabouts that previously had often seen themselves as a class above this Fiat.
"But the runabouts are being bought for next to nothing, then a tenner of petrol stuck in them and they start racing around the area."
Traditionally, small cars were basic and functional - bought by old ladies and students, or as a family's second runabout.
Ronautica provides a complete value package with the Bayliner Runabouts, which includes the trailer, the berth in Porto Arabia Marina at The Pearl-Qatar, insurance and cleaning and maintenance if needed.
Clean engines, electric or hybrid petrol-electric, abounded among some 170 new model launches, alongside mini runabouts and five-to-seven-seat family wagons.
Tail Fins and Two-Tones: The Guide to America's Classic Fiberglass and Aluminum Runabouts begins with a lengthy overview of stylish American runabout boats, and then offers a meticulous listing of the hundreds of companies that made them.
N Ladies who love fast wheels will be pleased to hear that motor insurance outfit Hyperformance has a web site, www.missmotorquote.co.uk dedicated to getting them a good cover deal on their racy runabouts.
Wooden runabouts, utilities, cruisers--even steam-powered launches--are becoming major attractions for boating enthusiasts.
John Franklin of Eugene has similar experiences with Take Five, his 1950 Chris-Craft Riviera, the sportier model of the company's runabouts for that year.
The tiny runabouts have earned rave reviews for their striking looks and functionality since they were first brought to Britain two years ago.
Or maybe people who have invested megabucks in their important status icons--a BMW or Lexus--don't want to defile their fancy runabouts with things so pedestrian.