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(Bloomberg)   Consumer Reports denounces the Honda Civic and VW Passat as crapmobiles. Real consumers buy them in record numbers anyway   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Honda Civic, Consumer Reports, VW Passat, Passat, Hyundai Elantra, Kelley Blue Book, home country, light trucks  
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2012-11-04 02:11:34 PM  
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forgotmydamnusername: drewogatory: Hey, I can build a car on a budget pretty easily. Analog gauges, no electronics, roll up windows/manual door locks, 13 inch wheels and tires,cloth seats w/ manual adjustments, manual transformers and a/c as an option mated to a 1500 cc 4-banger. Done. Why folks think you need all that bullshiat they pile into new cars is beyond me.

I would probably buy one. I actually don't like all the shiat they put in as standard equipment now. More stuff to break, more expensive to repair, and often harder to repair, if you'd rather do your own maintenance than be robbed by some scumbucket mechanic.

Jesus, not to mention the travesty that is new full size pick ups. This is what I want from a damn work truck: regular/maybe 1ft extended cab, 8 foot bed that will hold a full sheet of plywood on top of the wheel wells, waterproof bench seat/hoseable interior, economical inline six diesel, a/c. No electronic anything, period. I'd prefer a manual, but a reliable 3 or 4 speed auto is acceptable. Should be able to tow a couple yards of concrete, but I don't need to pull a goddamn semi trailer up a 25% grade. Oh, and make it the size of a '70's-80's F100/150, not the size of a goddamn house.
2012-11-04 03:38:46 PM  
1 vote:
When did Consumer Reports stop giving automatic highest praise to the Asian and European brands?
2012-11-04 01:49:26 PM  
1 vote:
I really like the new Fords, which is something of a minor miracle, as I've been a loyal Honda guy since the 80's and Fords were a waste of money at any price.
2012-11-04 01:47:29 PM  
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