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

    Are turn signals standard equipment on pickup trucks or are they optional? Sheesh!
    It depends how high the truck has been raised.
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  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences


    robr2 said:

    More interesting, the drivers were both women correct? If so, what were they doing with cars in the kitchen?

    Robr2 runs and ducks after telling misogynist joke!!!


    Ouch!!!  A bit sexist?  No, a lot sexist!
    :angry: 
    Yes, it was sexist. And it was a joke as I noted. Trust me, I don't think women belong in the kitchen.

    My wife has had one accident in all the time I've known her. In that same time, I've had at least 8. But as fezo will attest, they're never my fault. :smile:
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  • Re: Entry Level Luxury Performance Sedans

    You need to get over your "I got screwed by a Neon" complex...


    Every single manufacturer has gone through significant changes (for better or worse) since the
    mid-90's when you owned your Neon. In fact, if things hadn't changed I'd be right there with you. My first car was a 1992 Chevrolet Beretta GT (bought brand new) which had a myriad of problems that concluded with the loeb of the camshaft (2nd from the top) completely wearing down at 61K miles. For years I swore off GM and Domestics in general. I'm sure I even vowed at one point (most likely on these boards) to never set foot in a D3 dealership again. Durability and reliability have increased tremendously across the board. Horsepower numbers are up (and so is weight). Significant weight loss seems to be the next trend. Each manufacturer does make a performance oriented car that given proper modifications will perform very well at the track. There are very few cars out there that are "no compromise."


    The part that bugs me the most is that it wasn't even his car. It was his parents'. I figure his grandkids will be the ones to give up the grudge.


    First of all, it was a shared car; meaning it wasn't just my Parents'. It was shared ownership. Second of all, have things more than name changes really changed? Neon = PT Cruiser = Caliber = Dart. Yes, lots of name changes, but have the head gaskets and AC compressors improved? Yes, they have more than 3 automatic gears now, but has reliability increased? They still sit at the bottom of any credible source on reliability.
    I have to ask - was it also shared expenses?
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  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    That's right. As I often say - I can shovel snow and put on another layer. You can't stop the earth from shaking, the mountains from catching on fire and then sliding into the ocean, you can't stop the sun from making it impossible to sit in your car unless the AC has run for 20 minutes.


    I've said very similar, you can always add another layer. But, you can only get so naked! New England rules.


    You can keep adding layers but if it's too cold you will still get frost-bite! With sunshine you can always go into the shade.

    You put on gloves to prevent frostbite. It's still hot and/or humid in the shade - as noted, you can only get so naked.
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  • Re: Entry Level Luxury Performance Sedans

    AWD is not just snow. Vs. FWD, it can also give better handling and balance on wet roads. And dry. The WRX is AWD for a reason!
    Because it's a Subaru and the purists would have a conniption if it were anything else!! :smile:
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