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2011 Ford Explorer, 2005 VW Passat, 2000 Honda Odyssey
  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    Maybe something like this:

    That is merely someone's rendering - it does not pretend to be anything official from GM.
  • Re: United Automobile Workers of America (UAW)

    "The decision is bad news, however, for the plant’s 1,280 full-time employees, including 1,000 or so UAW workers who had expected to begin negotiations on a new contract next month. They are the only unionized workforce at a Japanese-owned auto factory in the U.S."

    Mitsubishi Pulls The Plug On U.S. Factory After Years Of Subsidies (Forbes)

    Bottom line, Illinois is a horrible state to do business in. Even when they are generous with tax payer dollars.

    “If they could have a do over, I’m sure they’d rather have a non-union plant in a right-to-work state that could offer them more tax breaks than cash-strapped Illinois.”
    Unfortunately that wasn't a choice when they built the plant. It was a joint venture with Chrysler so a non-union plant wasn't in the cards.
  • Re: Real-World Trade-In Values

    Where do you live? What do the seats look like under the covers? Is this a stick or auto?

    Price is extremely high no matter what, though. The nicest automatic (sticks don't do nearly as well) with 89k miles only got $6300 at PA auction a couple of months ago. Sounds like the seller should, as Shifty says, buy a cake a sing happy bday to the vehicle every year, cause it ain't goin nowhere.
    Very true. The seller is sill in love with his baby and thinks the mods are worth a ton.
  • Re: Entry Level Luxury Performance Sedans

    I can see it now - in 40 years:

    Here lies andres3

    Let Me Tell You About My Neon
  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    The volt model could work for me.

    Speaking of tesla, on the way home from NH Sunday we stopped for breakfast, off the Brattleboro VT exit on I91. Not much there. A market and a few stores. But in the price chopper parking lot, a bunch off tesla charging stations! At least 10 I think. Was odd to see in that setting. Of course no cars at them.
    It's convenient for New Yorkers and Fairfield County folk on the way to their "camps" in SW VT.
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