Omahawg: a '68 galaxie was one of the finest cars i've ever owned
Rezurok: You're all missing the most important point here:Fix or repair daily is clearly the weakest car acronym ever devised. I mean come ON! Fix or repair? They're farking synonymous! Oh dear god how do I choose! I could fix it today, or hmmm! Maybe I'll repair it! fark off, it's only 4 words, you could at least manage to put forth a little effort and not repeat yourself by the time you get to word 3. It's like those damn songs that rhyme a word with the SAME WORD. GRAAAAAAAH/grr. arrgh.
phyrkrakr: Having just become quite frustrated over an issue with my '06 Ford Fusion, I feel this pain - but not too seriously. Mechanically, the car has been fine - no transmission, engine, suspension, etc problems whatsoever, and it's just now turned over 70K (2.3L 5spd).
SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Adaptive automatic transmissions are actually very common these days. Common enough that manufacturers don't even bother highlighting them in marketing materials.And yeah, they can be annoying as shiat. Also makes test driving a pain, since until the ECU learns your driving habits, it's not gonna give you an accurate idea of how it will actually perform.
verbaltoxin: We just became a Subaru family in September. The wife has an '07 Forester. I think it's great and she loves it. In a few years I want to get a Legacy or Impreza.
Katie98_KT: also, I looked at the subaru WRX when it first came out, and the salesman said straight to my face that using premium gas was a benefit (this would have been 2002 I guess?) and I straight out laughed in his face. I'll give up a turbo for not paying for premium gas. fark that shiat.
fickenchucker: I hate to say it, but I don't think I'll buy American cars. I flat out don't trust them. BUT, I will buy an American-built foreign car. At least I can get something reliable that contributed to USA jobs that way. [car experience]
fickenchucker: 1985 Cutlass Ciera, 135,000 miles, piece of shiat, donated to charity.1983 Corolla, 135,000 miles, perfect, except for all the traffic accidents, sold for $2001993 Tercel, 136,000 miles, perfect, traded in for new Corolla1999 Corolla, 133,000 miles, perfect, traded in for 2002 Camry
DingleberryMoose: fickenchucker: I hate to say it, but I don't think I'll buy American cars. I flat out don't trust them. BUT, I will buy an American-built foreign car. At least I can get something reliable that contributed to USA jobs that way. [car experience]Mine:2002 Saturn Vue, 145k miles, still going well2001 (or so, it's been a while) Monte Carlo, wrecked at 179k1998 Jeep Cherokee, son wrecked at 202kMrs. Moose's:1999 Blazer, 225k, still going well1997 Pontiac Grand Prix, given to my son at 295kMoral of the story: change your oil and you can drive it forever.
Soymilk: Oooh, a car thread just when I need one.I'm expecting twins in a few months. I drive a Toyota compact. Several people have suggested I upgrade to an SUV. I don't want an SUV. Help a new mom out... What are my options?
Johnsnownw: Soymilk: Oooh, a car thread just when I need one.I'm expecting twins in a few months. I drive a Toyota compact. Several people have suggested I upgrade to an SUV. I don't want an SUV. Help a new mom out... What are my options?A van or a midsize sedan. Either will work, but I suppose it's up to your personal preference. Safest place to put kids is in the middle of the vehicle, however, twins will make this more difficult.If you don't want an SUV, safest next car would be a van. It's an unattractive option, IMHO...but kids come before vanity.
unlikely: Elzar: I would rather give my money to the hardworking JapaneseBad news for you: Your Toyota was probably built in Alabama or Kentucky
SoxSweepAgain: I'm still not going to be seen driving a Toyota.Ech. Ugly anal cars that with today's reliability standards aren't much better at #1 than if they were #28. The margin is infinitesimal.On top of that, after a Japanese car is out of warranty, the cost of repairing it is going to cost you several times the price of fixing an American car.Go buy your ugly foreign cars, I buy American. Toyotas suck.
Mumphochunk: 1994 Ranger: 220,000 miles on the original motor. Sure, I've had to fix stuff on it. But at least it isn't a Jetta.
SoxSweepAgain: I'm still not going to be seen driving a Toyota.
SoxSweepAgain: unlikely: Elzar: I would rather give my money to the hardworking JapaneseBad news for you: Your Toyota was probably built in Alabama or KentuckyBad news back: The corporation that owns those plants in AL and KY is located in Tokyo, where the profits are counted.
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