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2014-04-20 09:23:18 PM  
www.yelof.com
Yah, but I'm sayin that TruCoat, you don't get it, you get oxidation problems. It'll cost ya a heck of a lot more than $500
 
2014-04-20 09:59:22 PM  
FTFA: The same problem caused a recall of nearly 386,000 older Ford Escapes earlier this month. The Escape and Tribute are nearly identical vehicles.

American manufacturing rears its ugly head again.
 
2014-04-20 10:15:40 PM  
Bathia_Mapes,
Yah, but I'm sayin that TruCoat, you don't get it, you get oxidation problems. It'll cost ya a heck of a lot more than $500


Thank You!
 
2014-04-20 10:16:10 PM  
Done in one.
 
2014-04-20 10:16:16 PM  
I thought it was the financing guy that pushed the rustproofing / lojack / etc, not the sales guy...

@Bathia_Mapes

i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-04-20 10:20:10 PM  
Salt and slag will do that, regardless of rust-proofing snake-oil. ProTip: wash after every snow and go to an automatic with underbody wash. Or you can be a cheap like my Dad who has a truck with no resale value because he didn't want to pay the $8 after each storm. (Had  a car for 10 years with no rust - full resale value on trade.)
 
2014-04-20 10:26:44 PM  
I bet Submitter also bought the Headlight Fluid replacement plan, too.
 
2014-04-20 10:26:54 PM  
No because I don't buy piece of shiat vehicles
 
2014-04-20 10:27:00 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: FTFA: The same problem caused a recall of nearly 386,000 older Ford Escapes earlier this month. The Escape and Tribute are nearly identical vehicles.

American manufacturing rears its ugly head again.




So, stupid, or troll???
 
2014-04-20 10:27:01 PM  
i.imgur.com

R.I.P.  "NEVER GET THE UNDERCOATING"
 
2014-04-20 10:28:53 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: [www.yelof.com image 274x210]
Yah, but I'm sayin that TruCoat, you don't get it, you get oxidation problems. It'll cost ya a heck of a lot more than $500


Oh gosh darn it, we had a deal.  We had a gosh darn deal you piece of  mumble mumble. I can't believe this, we had a deal.  Give me my checkbook.
 
2014-04-20 10:28:58 PM  
No I do not have the memory of this perhaps it was because this did not do the happening and maybe if you would wish for not treating me with such the disrespect of the suggestions of this then we would not exist with the problem of the suspicion. OM MAGOODNESS who are you the DMV of Vehicle Registration? If you do not wish for the vanity plate of me which says MSTD because you believe this is the endorsement of the venereal disease then perhaps you should have the learning that the surname of me is SãÏdthě'døg.
 
2014-04-20 10:31:50 PM  

StopLurkListen: I thought it was the financing guy that pushed the rustproofing / lojack / etc, not the sales guy...

@Bathia_Mapes

[i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


Nope it was Jerry Lundegaard.
 
2014-04-20 10:31:50 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: American manufacturing rears its ugly head again.


My 1996 GM manufactured car with 170,000 miles runs great.  The only rust issues are with the exhaust system (straight pipe just got a small hole for the first time, makes it a teenie louder, i'll replace it soon), which of course after 18 winters with salted roads is expected.

Basically what I'm saying is American made is always crap.
 
2014-04-20 10:31:54 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: FTFA: The same problem caused a recall of nearly 386,000 older Ford Escapes earlier this month. The Escape and Tribute are nearly identical vehicles.

American manufacturing rears its ugly head again.


Not sure what you're smoking, but I want some.

Ford makes some damn good vehicles and has cleaned up a lot of issues from a decade ago. I'm a Chrysler guy and I can respect the effort they've put in.
 
2014-04-20 10:32:03 PM  
Also, if you bought a Ford escape, you are also screwed.
 
2014-04-20 10:32:48 PM  

lack of warmth: Oh gosh darn it, we had a deal.  We had a gosh darn deal you piece of  mumble mumble. I can't believe this, we had a deal.  Give me my checkbook


Look, I can't read the serial numbers here. If I don't have those, I'm gonna have to call in these loans here.

No. Fax is no good, that's what I have and I can't read the darn thing.
 
2014-04-20 10:33:28 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: AverageAmericanGuy: FTFA: The same problem caused a recall of nearly 386,000 older Ford Escapes earlier this month. The Escape and Tribute are nearly identical vehicles.

American manufacturing rears its ugly head again.

Not sure what you're smoking, but I want some.

Ford makes some damn good vehicles and has cleaned up a lot of issues from a decade ago. I'm a Chrysler guy and I can respect the effort they've put in.


This particular vehicle is from a decade ago, so what's improved in the meantime is not very important to owners of the Tribute/Escape.
 
2014-04-20 10:36:35 PM  

WhoopAssWayne: Salt and slag will do that, regardless of rust-proofing snake-oil. ProTip: wash after every snow and go to an automatic with underbody wash. Or you can be a cheap like my Dad who has a truck with no resale value because he didn't want to pay the $8 after each storm. (Had  a car for 10 years with no rust - full resale value on trade.)


I tried the constant washing thing, and even touched up spots with paint during the summers.  It didn't matter one bit, because the body panels rusted anyways from the inside out.  Seriously, my car looked perfect till I notice a funny bubble spot on the rocker panel.  I poked it and my finger went right through.  I haven't washed either truck, one truck has zero rust and is older, the big truck has some rust underneath and one spot of rust on the inside of the door.  The body of the big truck looks perfect from the outside.  Maybe auto painting has greatly improved since when your dad bought his truck, to the point that constant washing isn't as necessary as it used to be.

/btw, the newer truck is 9 years old with over 160k miles
//older truck has 3 more years and about 240k
 
2014-04-20 10:36:52 PM  

WhoopAssWayne: Salt and slag will do that, regardless of rust-proofing snake-oil. ProTip: wash after every snow and go to an automatic with underbody wash. Or you can be a cheap like my Dad who has a truck with no resale value because he didn't want to pay the $8 after each storm. (Had  a car for 10 years with no rust - full resale value on trade.)


I don't know where you live but in Quebec once we start salting the roads, it remains there until spring. Roads are white with calcium long after the Sun dried and sublimated all the sub-zero water and ice on the roads. Rustproofing is a must. You need to get an appointment for the November/December period. 100$ a year, mineral oil. They even make little holes in the sides of the doors so they can spray inside (they put plastic plugs afterwards).
 
2014-04-20 10:38:13 PM  

lennavan: AverageAmericanGuy: American manufacturing rears its ugly head again.

My 1996 GM manufactured car with 170,000 miles runs great.  The only rust issues are with the exhaust system (straight pipe just got a small hole for the first time, makes it a teenie louder, i'll replace it soon), which of course after 18 winters with salted roads is expected.

Basically what I'm saying is American made is always crap.


I've always had the impression that Japanese cars rusted more than American ones. It's the drivetrain that I expect to be more reliable on the imports.
 
2014-04-20 10:38:29 PM  

Somacandra: [i.imgur.com image 560x375]

R.I.P.  "NEVER GET THE UNDERCOATING"


Everything, I mean everything always comes back to Archer.
 
2014-04-20 10:40:23 PM  

DBrandisNC: Also, if you bought a Ford escape, you are also screwed.


AverageAmericanGuy: This particular vehicle is from a decade ago, so what's improved in the meantime is not very important to owners of the Tribute/Escape.


I had a '92 Ranger that lasted forever (though it had a huge manufacturing defect - the engine blew at 20K - improperly cut gasket got pulled into the oil pump - they fixed it at no cost to me.)

What is up with the Escape?

//Bought an Xterra in December. I've had the best success and value with Japanese vehicles: Honda, Subaru, and now trying NIssan.
 
2014-04-20 10:42:03 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: FTFA: The same problem caused a recall of nearly 386,000 older Ford Escapes earlier this month. The Escape and Tribute are nearly identical vehicles.

American manufacturing rears its ugly head again.


Early to mid 2000 Mazdas are notorious for rusting.
 
2014-04-20 10:42:58 PM  

WhoopAssWayne: DBrandisNC: Also, if you bought a Ford escape, you are also screwed.

AverageAmericanGuy: This particular vehicle is from a decade ago, so what's improved in the meantime is not very important to owners of the Tribute/Escape.

I had a '92 Ranger that lasted forever (though it had a huge manufacturing defect - the engine blew at 20K - improperly cut gasket got pulled into the oil pump - they fixed it at no cost to me.)

What is up with the Escape?

//Bought an Xterra in December. I've had the best success and value with Japanese vehicles: Honda, Subaru, and now trying NIssan.


The Escape and the Tribute came off the same assembly lines. The Tribute is just a rebadged Escape (like the Honda Passport is just a rebadged Isuzu Rodeo).
 
2014-04-20 10:43:41 PM  

Shazam999: AverageAmericanGuy: FTFA: The same problem caused a recall of nearly 386,000 older Ford Escapes earlier this month. The Escape and Tribute are nearly identical vehicles.

American manufacturing rears its ugly head again.

Early to mid 2000 Mazdas are notorious for rusting.


Made in America®
 
2014-04-20 10:48:37 PM  

Eps05: I don't know where you live but in Quebec once we start salting the roads, it remains there until spring. Roads are white with calcium long after the Sun dried and sublimated all the sub-zero water and ice on the roads. Rustproofing is a must. You need to get an appointment for the November/December period. 100$ a year, mineral oil. They even make little holes in the sides of the doors so they can spray inside (they put plastic plugs afterwards).


North Carolina mountains. A dozen or less storms / saltings a year. Washing is enough to prevent major damage. That far North.... yeah, I'd try anything. Watching one rust out - like my Dad's truck- is pretty disheartening. Dealer's won't even give you an offer.

lack of warmth: I poked it and my finger went right through.


*cringe*
 
2014-04-20 10:48:39 PM  
My truck leaks so much oil I never have to worry about rust with the natural waterproof coating it provides.
 
2014-04-20 10:49:18 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: AverageAmericanGuy: FTFA: The same problem caused a recall of nearly 386,000 older Ford Escapes earlier this month. The Escape and Tribute are nearly identical vehicles.

American manufacturing rears its ugly head again.

Not sure what you're smoking, but I want some.

Ford makes some damn good vehicles and has cleaned up a lot of issues from a decade ago. I'm a Chrysler guy and I can respect the effort they've put in.


Um, he's dead on right about the Escape and Tribute being identical vehicles.  They are, just like my 2000 Ranger is also a Mazda B series truck.  It's easy to see this when you buy a Haynes book for your truck and the info is also good for an 'import'.  However, I really appreciate the recalls done by Ford being taken care of before reported deaths (at least to my knowledge), but definitely before congress starts demanding answers.

/early 2000's Fords shared a few models with Mazda, not just trucks
 
2014-04-20 10:50:57 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: [www.yelof.com image 274x210]
Yah, but I'm sayin that TruCoat, you don't get it, you get oxidation problems. It'll cost ya a heck of a lot more than $500


Where's my goddamn checkbook? Let's get this over with.
 
2014-04-20 10:51:03 PM  

Shazam999: AverageAmericanGuy: FTFA: The same problem caused a recall of nearly 386,000 older Ford Escapes earlier this month. The Escape and Tribute are nearly identical vehicles.

American manufacturing rears its ugly head again.

Early to mid 2000 Mazdas are notorious for rusting.


Anecdotally, I've seen an inordinate number of late 2000s Mazda 3 sedans that are utter rustbuckets.  The cars appear to be otherwise well maintained, but the rust is just astonishing.
 
2014-04-20 10:54:05 PM  
The best part of that whole thing was the caption under the pic in TFA:

The logo glimmers off the grille of a Mazda vehicle on the lot of a Mazda dealership.

What. The. Fark.

It's either total fail trolling or epic "how the hell do I caption a boring photo" win.
 
2014-04-20 10:55:31 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: The Escape and the Tribute came off the same assembly lines. The Tribute is just a rebadged Escape (like the Honda Passport is just a rebadged Isuzu Rodeo).


Gotcha, but what sort of problems are you seeing with them?
 
2014-04-20 10:56:58 PM  
dilbert.com
 
2014-04-20 11:03:20 PM  

StopLurkListen: I thought it was the financing guy that pushed the rustproofing / lojack / etc, not the sales guy...

@Bathia_Mapes

[i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


When I bought my jeep the finance guy was working the Lojack hard.  I was a little interested since I had not heard of it before, but all I could think of was Lundegaard.   I still don't know how widespread Lojack is.  Maybe it has rules like Fight Club.  Anyway, since the guy gave me a line about Lojack being way more expensive or unavailable to purchase after the fact I reverted to my usual attitude toward salespeople.

Anyone here have a CSB Lojack story?
 
2014-04-20 11:05:48 PM  

Sharksfan: The best part of that whole thing was the caption under the pic in TFA:

The logo glimmers off the grille of a Mazda vehicle on the lot of a Mazda dealership.

What. The. Fark.

It's either total fail trolling or epic "how the hell do I caption a boring photo" win.


Better than the daily fail captions. Were it was one of their article the caption would have been something along the lines of : "Glimmering : This logo adorns a Mazda vehicle"
 
2014-04-20 11:06:23 PM  
I'M NOT ARGUEING HERE! I'M COOPERATING!
 
2014-04-20 11:09:12 PM  

hardinparamedic: I bet Submitter also bought the Headlight Fluid replacement plan, too.


If he did, I can get him a heck of a bargain on sailboat fuel. Premium stuff, worth every penny.
 
2014-04-20 11:11:11 PM  

meow said the dog: No I do not have the memory of this perhaps it was because this did not do the happening and maybe if you would wish for not treating me with such the disrespect of the suggestions of this then we would not exist with the problem of the suspicion. OM MAGOODNESS who are you the DMV of Vehicle Registration? If you do not wish for the vanity plate of me which says MSTD because you believe this is the endorsement of the venereal disease then perhaps you should have the learning that the surname of me is SãÏdthě'døg.


I really want to know what is you smoke, and if it's sold in stores, cause I really need some.
 
2014-04-20 11:14:23 PM  
dilbert.com
 
2014-04-20 11:15:04 PM  

knbwhite: When I bought my jeep the finance guy was working the Lojack hard.


I like to make the finance guys feel valued. I'll chat them up about their maintenance plans, beat them up on the price and get them down, then insist on extending the offer for 6 months or so. We both know I'm not buying sh*t, but I feel like it's just sort of polite - his manager has his door open and listening. At the Nissan place, they gave me a free oil change. I disliked the service guys so much, I went to my regular guy for that first oil change and paid the $30.
 
2014-04-20 11:20:52 PM  

Johnny Texas: Since this has turned into a Fargo thread, I'm going to take a moment to say that if you're not watching the series on FX, you're missing something great.


When does it come on? Any of the movie actors?

//Intrigued
 
2014-04-20 11:21:24 PM  
Humans weren't meant to live in places where it snows.
 
2014-04-20 11:27:28 PM  

SpdrJay: Humans weren't meant to live in places where it snows.


If we only lived in places we were physically adapted to, it would be a super-narrow portion of the globe. One of our greatest qualities as a species is adaptability (though I have my doubts when it is 8F in January here.)
 
2014-04-20 11:31:05 PM  
Because all the undercoating has been repurposed as FlexSeal.
 
2014-04-20 11:35:26 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: AverageAmericanGuy: FTFA: The same problem caused a recall of nearly 386,000 older Ford Escapes earlier this month. The Escape and Tribute are nearly identical vehicles.

American manufacturing rears its ugly head again.

Not sure what you're smoking, but I want some.

Ford makes some damn good vehicles and has cleaned up a lot of issues from a decade ago. I'm a Chrysler guy and I can respect the effort they've put in.


The only good Chrysler product lately is the Dodge Sprinter/Mercedes Sprinter.
 
2014-04-20 11:39:28 PM  
I'm the executive SALES manager
 
2014-04-20 11:41:19 PM  
Used motor oil + oil paint sprayer = DIY undercoating
 
2014-04-20 11:44:54 PM  

WhoopAssWayne: Johnny Texas: Since this has turned into a Fargo thread, I'm going to take a moment to say that if you're not watching the series on FX, you're missing something great.

When does it come on? Any of the movie actors?

//Intrigued


Tuesdays at 10 pm on FX, but none of the movie actors are in it. It's set in 2006, 10 years after Fargo was released. And despite its name it's set in Bemidji, Minnesota. It's really worth watching, though. One episode & I'm hooked already. Really like Billy Bob Thornton's character, Lorne Malvo.

Fargo TV series
 
2014-04-20 11:45:29 PM  
Are car dealers still pushing that kind of crap? I would have thought that by now they wouldn't bother because everybody knows it's a scam, along with the extended warranty and credit insurance.

/Haven't bought from a dealer in 20 years
 
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