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(AutoBlog)   Ford unveils a self-parking car. Chrysler spokesman: Big deal. Our cars have been permanently parking themselves on the side of the road for years   (autoblog.com) divider line 25
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2013-10-10 08:59:00 AM  
Found on road, dead?
 
2013-10-10 08:59:29 AM  
Shouldn't it be the other way around?

Ford = Found on road dead.
 
2013-10-10 09:12:17 AM  
It lets you get out of the car then parks itself in spaces that are so tight that you wouldn't be able to get out? "Hey, that's neat but what about the guy next to you?"
"Oh, f*ck him, obviously."
 
2013-10-10 09:26:53 AM  

flucto: It lets you get out of the car then parks itself in spaces that are so tight that you wouldn't be able to get out? "Hey, that's neat but what about the guy next to you?"
"Oh, f*ck him, obviously."


Presumably he was the idiot who parked too close to the line. Or you can go the Hyundai route and get in through the trunk.
 
2013-10-10 09:48:01 AM  

Axel_Gear: Presumably he was the idiot who parked too close to the line.


I'm always wary about making that judgement. It could always be that some other retard dicked up the line hours ago, has since left, and this is just the domino effect of his stupidity.
 
2013-10-10 10:23:50 AM  
Chrysler spokesman: Big deal. Our cars have been permanently parking themselves on the side of the road for years

Sounds like subby has owned a Chrysler before.

Has anyone EVER hit 100K on a Chrysler without a new transmission?!!?!?
 
2013-10-10 10:31:24 AM  

SpectroBoy: Has anyone EVER hit 100K on a Chrysler without a new transmission?!!?!?


My wife's Chrysler got to 110k before it needed one. So that was nice.

That one car has still managed to have more problems in the three years we had it than every other car both of us have owned combined...

/ never again, no chance, never a Chrysler product, not even gonna look
 
2013-10-10 10:33:57 AM  

legion_of_doo: Found on road, dead?


Aaaaand.....

THREAD!

/Fix It Again, Tony?
 
2013-10-10 10:34:01 AM  

aevorea: Shouldn't it be the other way around?

Ford = Found on road dead.


Farker Only Rolls Downhill.

/Ford guy
 
2013-10-10 10:37:11 AM  
Say what you will but universally we can agree... Chryslers such sheep nuts.
 
2013-10-10 10:37:54 AM  
Say what you will but universally we can agree... Chryslers suck sheep nuts.
 
2013-10-10 10:53:37 AM  

ToastTheRabbit: Say what you will but universally we can agree... Chryslers suck sheep nuts.


Oh, nice job.  You've summoned Kurmudgeon.
 
2013-10-10 11:47:00 AM  

skozlaw: Axel_Gear: Presumably he was the idiot who parked too close to the line.

I'm always wary about making that judgement. It could always be that some other retard dicked up the line hours ago, has since left, and this is just the domino effect of his stupidity.


Agreed. However, you should always try parking as close to the center as possible which would serve to push the dominoes in the other direction.
 
2013-10-10 01:06:15 PM  

skozlaw: SpectroBoy: Has anyone EVER hit 100K on a Chrysler without a new transmission?!!?!?

My wife's Chrysler got to 110k before it needed one. So that was nice.

That one car has still managed to have more problems in the three years we had it than every other car both of us have owned combined...

/ never again, no chance, never a Chrysler product, not even gonna look


I'm snakebit with transmissions. Learned my lesson with Chrysler/Jeep vehicles.

Bought a Nissan only to later find out most of their Xterra/Pathfinder transmissions are crap. (Cost me $4000 to replace.)

Started looking at Hondas only to find out the transmission used in the MDX and Odyssey.

Now I'm trying to find a family hauler vehicle (SUV or minivan) that actually has decent transmissions. Any thoughts?
 
2013-10-10 01:06:50 PM  
Meant to say:
Started looking at Hondas only to find out the transmission used in the MDX and Odyssey are horribly unreliable.
 
2013-10-10 01:30:06 PM  
ToastTheRabbit:

Now I'm trying to find a family hauler vehicle (SUV or minivan) that actually has decent transmissions. Any thoughts?

With minivans, your only decent choices are Chrysler or Honda.  With crossovers, Chevrolet or Buick are good.  If you're looking to do a lot of towing, look at three-quarter ton SUVs (Chevy, Ford, or Toyota).
 
2013-10-10 01:42:08 PM  

mjohnson71: Now I'm trying to find a family hauler vehicle (SUV or minivan) that actually has decent transmissions.


Depends what you want. A Forester is probably the most practical option or you can pay a little more for an Outback to get a nicer ride. Bonus with the Outback is that you can get an optional brake-assist feature that just got named one of the best and has been pretty well received for the safety it adds.

If you want a little more sporting potential the Mazda CX line isn't bad, but they don't ride that nicely. Otherwise, if you're willing to shell out the dough, a Mercedes-Benz ML350 is a good bet. They're quiet, fairly roomy and they can tow like a beast. You'll pay an arm and a leg to maintain it though. I think just a set of tires on those damn things can run upwards of $2000.

Honda transmissions aren't actually that bad, you just have to be careful about maintaining them. They do not tolerate even mild neglect very well like some builds do.
 
2013-10-10 01:46:08 PM  

Good Behavior Day: With minivans, your only decent choices are Chrysler or Honda.  With crossovers, Chevrolet or Buick are good.  If you're looking to do a lot of towing, look at three-quarter ton SUVs (Chevy, Ford, or Toyota).


Thinking about the Chevy Traverse.

I'm not going to get within 100 miles of the Honda Odyssey. Seem to be fine vehicles except for the transmissions having a nasty habit of going bad once you're out of warranty. Everything I read about them contains tons of horror stories about $4000 to $6000 repairs for new transmissions. Never doing that again.
 
2013-10-10 03:03:53 PM  

skozlaw: / never again, no chance, never a Chrysler product, not even gonna look


Same here.

To many horror stories. EVERY single person I know who has had a Chrysler has ended up regretting it one way or another. Usually it is simple mechanical inferiority.
 
2013-10-10 03:26:27 PM  

SpectroBoy: Chrysler spokesman: Big deal. Our cars have been permanently parking themselves on the side of the road for years

Sounds like subby has owned a Chrysler before.

Has anyone EVER hit 100K on a Chrysler without a new transmission?!!?!?


I don't think I've ever known somebody who owned a Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep who didn't get at least that before anything major.  Mother's minivan went 200k (then traded in).  Friend's Jeep had 150k when he sold it.  Another Jeep has 250k and still no issues.  Colleague's husband works in construction and had a Dodge Ram go 200k, and his previous did 175k before it needed engine work.

So, yeah.  Or you could just buy the Ford Firehazard.
 
2013-10-10 06:58:25 PM  

SpectroBoy: Sounds like subby has owned a Chrysler before.

Has anyone EVER hit 100K on a Chrysler without a new transmission?!!?!?


I just retired my Gramp's 1990 Acclaim with 174,000km on it. Replaced the alternator around 110,000km, otherwise no mechanical failures and regular maintenance only (fluids, a couple belts, tires, battery). Helluva good little car but it was going to need brakes and shocks soon, and that would have cost more than the vehicle was worth..

That said, I chose newer model Honda as replacement.
 
2013-10-11 01:51:31 AM  
I will never want a car that drives itself.
 
2013-10-11 11:21:49 AM  
I am disappoint that no searching for Sara Connor joke made yet....

/no I am not going to make one.
 
2013-10-11 01:30:35 PM  

SpectroBoy: Chrysler spokesman: Big deal. Our cars have been permanently parking themselves on the side of the road for years

Sounds like subby has owned a Chrysler before.

Has anyone EVER hit 100K on a Chrysler without a new transmission?!!?!?


A A727?
 
2013-10-11 01:33:00 PM  

MoparPower: SpectroBoy: Chrysler spokesman: Big deal. Our cars have been permanently parking themselves on the side of the road for years

Sounds like subby has owned a Chrysler before.

Has anyone EVER hit 100K on a Chrysler without a new transmission?!!?!?

A A727?

A

Torqueflite  A727? Preview not a bad idea.
 
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