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(CNN)   Toyota Camry, America's favorite driving appliance, found to be about as safe as a Happy Fun Ball   (money.cnn.com ) divider line
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2012-12-20 08:36:40 PM  

SoxSweepAgain: I fail to understand the Toyota love.


See my previous post.

500-600 miles a week for 6 year with basically no maintenance except oil changes, new tires, and windshield wipers. And that's crossing the Blue Ridge mountains 5 days a week in every kind of weather in comfort and security with reasonable fuel efficiency.

What's not to love about that?
 
2012-12-20 08:36:55 PM  
I'll take my chances with a seat belt, shoulder belt and a high-back bucket seat inside a 1973 Chrysler.

/wish I had one
 
2012-12-20 08:48:13 PM  

Pope_Rodger: I wouldn't say that:


Don't like the color but I wouldn't say no to a V40 wagon. I'll probably wind up buying one for my stepdaughter in 2 years when she starts driving. It doesn't quite have the legendary history of reliability and safety as the classic 245 (which is, aside from the Mopar slant-6, is the closest mankind has come to making a perpetual motion machine), but it's still an incredibly well-engineered piece of machinery that just keeps on going no matter what.

After you've been making the same car for 15-20 years, you've pretty well worked out all the bugs in the design and manufacturing process.
 
2012-12-20 08:51:22 PM  

Pockafrusta: Between Lexus, Scion and the parent company Toyota, they make the most reliable vehicles in the world.


Used to, anyways. Their heyday was the 90s. They've been phoning it in ever since.

My newer Prius is a turd.
 
2012-12-20 09:26:00 PM  

chewielouie: Wadded Beef: Do not taunt Toyota Camry.

Came for this.


You must have a weird porn collection ...
 
2012-12-21 01:52:29 AM  
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2012-12-21 03:12:55 AM  
clyph [TotalFark]

After you've been making the same car for 15-20 years, you've pretty well worked out all the bugs in the design and manufacturing process.

Ford Taurus and Ford Tempo would disagree with you :p
 
2012-12-21 04:58:50 AM  

Third_Uncle_Eno: Ford Taurus and Ford Tempo would disagree with you :p


Ford = fix or repair daily

Has the same model Taurus been in production that long, or are they on the Nth generation of the nameplate? I really don't know because I never have and never would own a Ford.
 
2012-12-21 07:35:50 AM  
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2012-12-21 08:15:58 AM  

clyph: Third_Uncle_Eno: Ford Taurus and Ford Tempo would disagree with you :p

Ford = fix or repair daily

Has the same model Taurus been in production that long, or are they on the Nth generation of the nameplate? I really don't know because I never have and never would own a Ford.


The Tempo was only made for 10 years or so, and is stereotypical 90's American junk (they're incredibly cheap to fix, though - I still see a few being used as winter beaters up here in the rust belt). The Taurus is in its fourth or fifth generation (they technically stopped making them for a few years in the mid-2000's - every 2004-2007 model was built in 2004, but the Five-Hundred that they were building during those years got the "Taurus" nameplate with a minor facelift in 2008, so it's kind of the "Proto-Taurus" for that time period).

I always hated Fords too, but they've really come a long way in the past 5-6 years (of course, then came the "DO NOT DRIVE YOUR BRAND NEW ESCAPE UNLESS YOU WANT TO DIE A FIERY DEATH!!1!" recalls, so I guess it's a mixed bag...)
 
2012-12-21 09:26:23 AM  

clyph: Pope_Rodger: I wouldn't say that:

Don't like the color but I wouldn't say no to a V40 wagon. I'll probably wind up buying one for my stepdaughter in 2 years when she starts driving. It doesn't quite have the legendary history of reliability and safety as the classic 245 (which is, aside from the Mopar slant-6, is the closest mankind has come to making a perpetual motion machine), but it's still an incredibly well-engineered piece of machinery that just keeps on going no matter what.

After you've been making the same car for 15-20 years, you've pretty well worked out all the bugs in the design and manufacturing process.


That's a '98 V70R in saffron (factory color). AWD, high-pressure turbocharger, tunable to about 315hp via chipping without any worries about impact to the transmission and such. Nothing feels better than an AWD burnout in a 14 year old Volvo.

My daughter is getting my current '98 V70 XC when she turns 16. I haven't decided how I feel about it having so much room in the back though. I may need to put nails randomly throughout the back of the car before I turn it over to her.
 
2012-12-21 09:37:12 AM  
Some of us love boxy. My 1990 Volvo 240 last week:
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2012-12-21 09:44:33 AM  

cefm: New test. So that means the engineers at Toyota are very good at designing for the relevant tests and this wasn't one of them. Now that it is, Camry will do just fine in new models.


As someone said, Volvo did it for 30 years getting 25-31mpg in the process. My mom's Focus barely matches my 240 in economy, and cannot compare with cargo or passenger space (and it's 300lb lighter than my Volvo).
 
2012-12-21 05:49:47 PM  

Pope_Rodger: My daughter is getting my current '98 V70 XC when she turns 16. I haven't decided how I feel about it having so much room in the back though. I may need to put nails randomly throughout the back of the car before I turn it over to her.


Or you can be rational, realize that your baby is growing up, and trust her judgement. No force on Earth can keep a horny teenager from having sex if they decide they're going to do it. All you can do is support them and make sure they're adult about it.

/has a 15 year old daughter
 
2012-12-21 09:46:57 PM  

clyph: Pope_Rodger: My daughter is getting my current '98 V70 XC when she turns 16. I haven't decided how I feel about it having so much room in the back though. I may need to put nails randomly throughout the back of the car before I turn it over to her.

Or you can be rational, realize that your baby is growing up, and trust her judgement. No force on Earth can keep a horny teenager from having sex if they decide they're going to do it. All you can do is support them and make sure they're adult about it.

/has a 15 year old daughter


SHUSH YOU, SHE WON'T EVER HAVE SEX!

/lalalalalala I can't hear you
//has in reality made it well-known that she should come to us if she needs anything and not be scared to ask us questions, etc.
 
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