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    Vehicles I would buy, in decreasing order of preference, unlimited budget.

    Best
    Honda
    Toyota
    Nissan
    Ford


    Maybe
    Hyundai


    Never
    Dodge
    GM

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    I have a Honda
    In 85 I bought a '77 Civic for $50
    Spent the summer fixing it up, patched the holes, new brakes and lines, got all the safety stuff done. It had 360,000 km on it.
    Shortly after I bought it I sold a $29 radio to a mechanic . he told me to bring yhr car in for "secret warranty" when I got it running.
    I finished the car, had it all nice and shiny, and took it to my local mech for the safety...he came out shakin' his head...the frame was rotten, and he told me to be careful driving it to the wreckers. I drove it across Ottawa to see the mech at the Honda dealer.

    They put in all new frame, new struts, brake lines (watched 'em cut out my brand new brakes) a new gas tank, and replaced a tire. Free!!!
    The car rode like brand new for another 100, 000 km.
    Tjey realized that they didn't put any drainage in the struts or frame to lose the Canadian salt, so they fixed 'em .
    How 'bout those American defects?
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    Quote Originally Posted by starterwiz View Post
    I have a Honda
    In 85 I bought a '77 Civic for $50
    Spent the summer fixing it up, patched the holes, new brakes and lines, got all the safety stuff done. It had 360,000 km on it.
    Shortly after I bought it I sold a $29 radio to a mechanic . he told me to bring yhr car in for "secret warranty" when I got it running.
    I finished the car, had it all nice and shiny, and took it to my local mech for the safety...he came out shakin' his head...the frame was rotten, and he told me to be careful driving it to the wreckers. I drove it across Ottawa to see the mech at the Honda dealer.

    They put in all new frame, new struts, brake lines (watched 'em cut out my brand new brakes) a new gas tank, and replaced a tire. Free!!!
    The car rode like brand new for another 100, 000 km.
    Tjey realized that they didn't put any drainage in the struts or frame to lose the Canadian salt, so they fixed 'em .
    How 'bout those American defects?
    That same story can be told for every Chev truck ever sold!

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    There are sure a lot of 88-94 Chevy trucks still in good running shape.
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    The Vega's a different story 'tho.
    Jack up the paint and slip a new car underneath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by starterwiz View Post
    There are sure a lot of 88-94 Chevy trucks still in good running shape.
    that's because they made about oh, 4 hundred millionn of them per year lol

    bound to have a few good ones in that bunch, I would hope......

    Then again, GM is bankrupt....hmmmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbit View Post
    that's because they made about oh, 4 hundred millionn of them per year lol

    bound to have a few good ones in that bunch, I would hope......

    Then again, GM is bankrupt....hmmmmmm
    And they don't get driven as much.

    Fords are tougher, so they get used harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soundbear View Post
    And they don't get driven as much.

    Fords are tougher, so they get used harder.
    Riiiiight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by starterwiz View Post
    The Vega's a different story 'tho.
    Jack up the paint and slip a new car underneath.
    So are the first Honda's, so..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackButler View Post
    So are the first Honda's, so..........
    The REAL first Hondas?? Like 1964 or so???

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackButler View Post
    Riiiiight!
    Chevy pickup - heavy duty car.

    Ford - light duty truck.

    There has always been a difference.

    Why do Chevys keep their re-sale value?? Because they never get worked as hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soundbear View Post
    The REAL first Hondas?? Like 1964 or so???
    Perhaps....Civic's came around in 72, right around the time of the Vega.
    They where brutal for rust at first.
    Few cars where built with that consideration back then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soundbear View Post
    Chevy pickup - heavy duty car.

    Ford - light duty truck.

    There has always been a difference.

    Why do Chevys keep their re-sale value?? Because they never get worked as hard.
    Riiiight!
    You're a funny guy.

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    Realist.

    Ford guy, too.

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    Realist, no.
    Brainwashed, yes!

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    How about mechanic who has owned both??

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    Does that mean you can't be brainwashed?
    Too many gas fumes?

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    Go ask Premier Auto why they sell more Fords than Chevys.

    Check Auto Trader and ask yourself why there are more Chevys than any other vehicle for sale.

    GM = Throw away at end of warranty.

    GM is bankrupt for a reason. Ford is NOT for a reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soundbear View Post
    How about mechanic who has owned both??
    For every mechanic that says Ford is better or Chevy is better, there will always be another one equally qualified detesting it. Doesn't really mean anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADD View Post
    For every mechanic that says Ford is better or Chevy is better, there will always be another one equally qualified detesting it. Doesn't really mean anything.
    In fact, absolutely right. Whatever you get used to.

    The the car lot and Auto Trader examples are true.

    P.S. Got two oldies right now. 81 Ford, 81 Chev. Both driven every day.

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