6 American Cars Worth Buying Now

6 American Cars Worth Buying Now

There are 11 comments on the BNET story from Sep 5, 2009, titled 6 American Cars Worth Buying Now. In it, BNET reports that:

American car companies say they're retooling and - finally! - making stylish, reliable, high-mpg vehicles.

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2003emm3

Bangkok, Thailand

#1 Sep 30, 2009
Let's see:
Ford Fusion
Chevrolet Malibu
Chryslet Town and Country
Ford Escape Hybrid
Tesla Roadster
Cadillac CTS

I would like to see the first 5 go into a curve at 140 mph on the German Autobahn, and see whether they are still on the road after that. That's my measure of a "good car".

The CTS seems like good, but look at the fuel economy: 18 city/27 highway with a direct-injected V-6, making 260 hp/250lb-ft. That's a dinosaur! Compare that to a BMW 535d with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel direct-injected engine, making 270 hp/400 lb-ft, but getting around 40 mpg combined city/highway mileage.
liner

Bronx, NY

#2 Sep 30, 2009
2003emm3 wrote:
Let's see:
Ford Fusion
Chevrolet Malibu
Chryslet Town and Country
Ford Escape Hybrid
Tesla Roadster
Cadillac CTS
I would like to see the first 5 go into a curve at 140 mph on the German Autobahn, and see whether they are still on the road after that. That's my measure of a "good car".
The CTS seems like good, but look at the fuel economy: 18 city/27 highway with a direct-injected V-6, making 260 hp/250lb-ft. That's a dinosaur! Compare that to a BMW 535d with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel direct-injected engine, making 270 hp/400 lb-ft, but getting around 40 mpg combined city/highway mileage.
The only problem is that most Americans don't go into curves on the German Autobahn at 140mph, like you do.
And if I'm considering a Chrysler minivan for my family, I should ditch that idea and go out and buy a BMW 535d instead. So I can go into a curve on the German Autobahn at 140mph. Like you do. I'll give that some thought and get back to you.

“Go MSU Spartans!”

Since: Oct 08

Kalamazoo, MI

#4 Oct 4, 2009
liner wrote:
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The only problem is that most Americans don't go into curves on the German Autobahn at 140mph, like you do.
And if I'm considering a Chrysler minivan for my family, I should ditch that idea and go out and buy a BMW 535d instead. So I can go into a curve on the German Autobahn at 140mph. Like you do. I'll give that some thought and get back to you.
And if he's really from Bangkok, I doubt he EVER goes 140 mph.
eric

Denmark, WI

#5 Oct 4, 2009
Wheres the new Ford Taurus on the list.
liner

Bronx, NY

#6 Oct 4, 2009
eric wrote:
Wheres the new Ford Taurus on the list.
Haven't seen one on the road yet, but they sure look good in their ads.

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#7 Oct 14, 2009
spartanman wrote:
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And if he's really from Bangkok, I doubt he EVER goes 140 mph.
Not from Bangkok my friend, New Orleans. But don't you Americans understand that people can live in more than one country?(preferably other than the United States?):) Half a year in Bavaria, half in SE Asia, a few weeks in the U.S.(enough)
liner

Bronx, NY

#8 Oct 14, 2009
2003emm3 wrote:
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Not from Bangkok my friend, New Orleans. But don't you Americans understand that people can live in more than one country?(preferably other than the United States?):) Half a year in Bavaria, half in SE Asia, a few weeks in the U.S.(enough)
"You Americans"? What are you?
Common sense

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Jan 20, 2011
liner wrote:
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"You Americans"? What are you?
I can answer that.

He's a douche.
liner

Bronx, NY

#11 Jan 20, 2011
Common sense wrote:
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I can answer that.
He's a douche.
LOL!
Maybe while going into a curve at 140mph on the German autobahn, he found a semi going the other way.
Gm man

Washington, MI

#12 Jan 20, 2011
liner wrote:
<quoted text>LOL!
Maybe while going into a curve at 140mph on the German autobahn, he found a semi going the other way.
European semi trucks are weak
Hartge M5

UK

#13 Jun 8, 2012
2003emm3 wrote:
Let's see:
Ford Fusion
Chevrolet Malibu
Chryslet Town and Country
Ford Escape Hybrid
Tesla Roadster
Cadillac CTS
I would like to see the first 5 go into a curve at 140 mph on the German Autobahn, and see whether they are still on the road after that. That's my measure of a "good car"......
I am with you , brother...:) I wonder how many of these pieces of junk are still on the road, now 3 years later :)

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