“Dan IS the Man”

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#61 Sep 10, 2012
Sundog512 wrote:
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It's a real crap shoot these days when buying cars or trucks. You pretty much can't go by past experience because most companies cheapen the crap out of everything they make. I think that when I buy a truck in a few months I am going to stick to the top sellers--either Ford or GM. I'm kind of partial to a Ford F-150, but will take a good look at a GM truck too.
It's probably still a crap shoot though.
When the engine went on my Cavalier I was kind of stuck so I leased a Fiesta hatchback from the local Ford dealer and I actually love it. Most of my cars have been GMs and I've had good luck for the most part, but yeah this Cavalier was not very good. It developed leaks that could never be found and then a bad knocking starting up and that was it.

“Of Course I Can”

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#62 Sep 10, 2012
Long Night Moon 13 wrote:
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When the engine went on my Cavalier I was kind of stuck so I leased a Fiesta hatchback from the local Ford dealer and I actually love it. Most of my cars have been GMs and I've had good luck for the most part, but yeah this Cavalier was not very good. It developed leaks that could never be found and then a bad knocking starting up and that was it.
I might have been spoiled by my F-150 that never had to go in for repairs, but this Dakota has been a real pain. All sorts of electrical problems. Constant error codes. A replaced transmission--the list is nearly endless. I don't know for sure what I will buy next, but I do know it won't be another Dodge.

“Dan IS the Man”

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#63 Sep 11, 2012
Sundog512 wrote:
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I might have been spoiled by my F-150 that never had to go in for repairs, but this Dakota has been a real pain. All sorts of electrical problems. Constant error codes. A replaced transmission--the list is nearly endless. I don't know for sure what I will buy next, but I do know it won't be another Dodge.
Electrical problems are the worst. My dad swore by Chrysler cars but except for my Reliant wagon I can't say I like them all that much. My brother won't buy anything but a Toyota.

“Of Course I Can”

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#64 Sep 11, 2012
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Electrical problems are the worst. My dad swore by Chrysler cars but except for my Reliant wagon I can't say I like them all that much. My brother won't buy anything but a Toyota.
My dad had an early 70's Chevy Impala that had nothing but electrical problems. I remember one time we were driving somewhere in it and smoke started pouring out from one of the door panels. It had electric windows--which was fairly rare for the time and one of the motors shorted out and started smoking.

After living most of my life in Michigan, I just can't bring myself to buy anything other than American cars (well, cars that are "assembled" in America anyway).

“Dan IS the Man”

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#65 Sep 11, 2012
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My dad had an early 70's Chevy Impala that had nothing but electrical problems. I remember one time we were driving somewhere in it and smoke started pouring out from one of the door panels. It had electric windows--which was fairly rare for the time and one of the motors shorted out and started smoking.
After living most of my life in Michigan, I just can't bring myself to buy anything other than American cars (well, cars that are "assembled" in America anyway).
I had a car with an electrical problem and it just shut off, at a drive-thru window of all places. It took the mechanics 2 days to track down where it shorted out.

To this day I've never owned anything but American cars. I actually wanted a Subaru Forester but there were no dealers in the vicinity so I got the Ford Fiesta, but it worked out.

My dad had a car called the Sunbeam. I never saw another one ever and I don't even know who made it. Do you remember that car?

“Of Course I Can”

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#66 Sep 11, 2012
Sunbeam?

Was that a Mercury?

Okay, since we are being honest about foreign cars, I've always wanted a Subaru Outback....and the amazing thing is, I'm not even a Yuppie...LOL.

I'm kind of at the age where I really don't need a truck anymore, but for some reason, I can't see myself driving anything else.
Long Night Moon 13 wrote:
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I had a car with an electrical problem and it just shut off, at a drive-thru window of all places. It took the mechanics 2 days to track down where it shorted out.
To this day I've never owned anything but American cars. I actually wanted a Subaru Forester but there were no dealers in the vicinity so I got the Ford Fiesta, but it worked out.
My dad had a car called the Sunbeam. I never saw another one ever and I don't even know who made it. Do you remember that car?
Friend

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#67 Sep 12, 2012
RED wrote:
Yeah Baby!!!
Pretty car

“Jesus is Lord”

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#68 Sep 12, 2012
My Grandpa give me two 1957 Chevy before he pass on in life, he pass on back in 1962. These two Chevy was his and he didn't drive them to much. One of the cars only got 2800 miles on it and the other car only got 1800 miles on it, they look like they come off the show room floor! Grandpa took good care of them he keep them up to date. One man last year wanted to buy them from me, I told him to forget it they aren't for sale to anyone. I got planes to give them to my sons when I pass on, they are the best looking cars on the road you just can't beat them....

“Dan IS the Man”

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#69 Sep 12, 2012
Sundog512 wrote:
Sunbeam?
Was that a Mercury?
Okay, since we are being honest about foreign cars, I've always wanted a Subaru Outback....and the amazing thing is, I'm not even a Yuppie...LOL.
I'm kind of at the age where I really don't need a truck anymore, but for some reason, I can't see myself driving anything else.
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I Googled it and found that Sunbeam is the make of the car. Turns out Maxwell Smart on Get Smart drove some kind of a Sunbeam.

I like the Outback also. I wanted either that or the Forester. I had wanted a truck for years but after having kids I just never got one. When I was in in high school I wanted an El Camino but never found a used one I could afford.

“Of Course I Can”

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#70 Sep 12, 2012
Long Night Moon 13 wrote:
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I Googled it and found that Sunbeam is the make of the car. Turns out Maxwell Smart on Get Smart drove some kind of a Sunbeam.
I like the Outback also. I wanted either that or the Forester. I had wanted a truck for years but after having kids I just never got one. When I was in in high school I wanted an El Camino but never found a used one I could afford.
A friend of mine had an El Camino years ago. I used to love that thing. We had all kind of fun riding around in that. He got divorced and his wife got the El Camino in the divorce settlement.

A truly sad day.

“Dan IS the Man”

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#71 Sep 13, 2012
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A friend of mine had an El Camino years ago. I used to love that thing. We had all kind of fun riding around in that. He got divorced and his wife got the El Camino in the divorce settlement.
A truly sad day.
That's a shame. I really enjoyed picturing myself arriving in the student parking lot with a cool El Camino. Maybe I should've settled for a Brat.

“Of Course I Can”

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#72 Sep 13, 2012
Long Night Moon 13 wrote:
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That's a shame. I really enjoyed picturing myself arriving in the student parking lot with a cool El Camino. Maybe I should've settled for a Brat.
LOL...Brats. I forgot about those things. Do they still even make them?

Speaking of that, I live in Texas and drive I-45 every day. I can't believe the number of people who drive those "Smart cars" on the freeway down here. I mean I-45 is nothing but semis and those little things just zip in and out of traffic. Seems like they'd get blown off the road.

“Dan IS the Man”

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#73 Sep 13, 2012
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LOL...Brats. I forgot about those things. Do they still even make them?
Speaking of that, I live in Texas and drive I-45 every day. I can't believe the number of people who drive those "Smart cars" on the freeway down here. I mean I-45 is nothing but semis and those little things just zip in and out of traffic. Seems like they'd get blown off the road.
No, I don't think they make brats anymore...lol!

I live in New England and there aren't that many Smart cars up here. At least I don't see many at all. They'd probably end up getting stuck in snowbanks all winter. I do see quite a few Mini Coopers, and it seems like every other car on the road right now is a Toyota Prius. I can't imagine driving a Smart Car while tractor trailers are hurtling by at highway speeds.

“Of Course I Can”

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#74 Sep 13, 2012
Long Night Moon 13 wrote:
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No, I don't think they make brats anymore...lol!
I live in New England and there aren't that many Smart cars up here. At least I don't see many at all. They'd probably end up getting stuck in snowbanks all winter. I do see quite a few Mini Coopers, and it seems like every other car on the road right now is a Toyota Prius. I can't imagine driving a Smart Car while tractor trailers are hurtling by at highway speeds.
I would never own one of those Smart cars, but I have to travel to England for work a couple of times a year and those things are everywhere over there. Thing is, they work well over there--narrow roads, smaller cars, etc, but here in the US, I just don't see it.

“Dan IS the Man”

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#75 Sep 13, 2012
Sundog512 wrote:
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I would never own one of those Smart cars, but I have to travel to England for work a couple of times a year and those things are everywhere over there. Thing is, they work well over there--narrow roads, smaller cars, etc, but here in the US, I just don't see it.
No. Many parts of the U.S. have harsh winter conditions, and also many parts are large enough that long highway travel is often necessary to get from place to place. Maybe it would be a good in-town errand car for the old folks.

“Of Course I Can”

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#76 Sep 13, 2012
Long Night Moon 13 wrote:
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No. Many parts of the U.S. have harsh winter conditions, and also many parts are large enough that long highway travel is often necessary to get from place to place. Maybe it would be a good in-town errand car for the old folks.
Yeah, a nice commuter car for in town, but not on the highway.
RED

Florence, KY

#77 Sep 13, 2012
Some good post..

I do agree about those lil' cars.If i get hit, i want to be in something heavier than what is hitting me...

I can't see myself driving nothing but a truck anyway...
RED

Florence, KY

#78 Sep 13, 2012
Friend wrote:
<quoted text> Pretty car
Thanks...;)
Wood

United States

#79 Sep 13, 2012
Hey Red, the catfish and bass are waitin' on you man. Cold beer too!
RED

Florence, KY

#80 Sep 13, 2012
Wood wrote:
Hey Red, the catfish and bass are waitin' on you man. Cold beer too!
I'm waitin' on a check.Soon as it gets here i'll be there..:)

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