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  1. Sweaty Grapes

    Sweaty Grapes New Member

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    America only makes shitty cars.? Is this your excuse for driving foreign? By the way my best vehicle has been a 2002 Ram i use for work. 200,000, never under 85 mph on freeway. Only have had to change oil and brakes. Yeah, fucking piece of shit.
     
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    I miss my Honda Civic. :bigcry:
     
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    RH Goatcabin Old Sea Captain VIP

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    I hate American cars...
     
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    ChuckZ My life is one big lazy day VIP

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    My 2005 Malibu Classic has given me very little problems over the years.
     
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    RH Goatcabin Old Sea Captain VIP

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    My Pontiac is a money pit
     
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    nazdrowie THE BEE BIT MY BOTTOM NOW MY BOTTOM BIG Gold

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    200,000 miles on the original battery is quite a feat..
     
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    2003 Chevy Impala , Made in Canader.


    Assembly - Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
     
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    2000 Dodge Ram with 200k and no major repair says different
     
  9. tomtom

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    The American cars have made great strides in reliability over the past couple of years. I drive the shit out of my vehicles, I drive my truck like crazy. I put 375k on my American truck, original engine and transmission. I sold it to a guy who was going to use it as a work truck, still looked good. My wife drives an expensive American car, if I don't take it to get the oil changed it wont ever happen. She also only puts about 6k a year on it. I do take care of my vehicles though.

    I don't like to buy jap but sadly many of the American cars are made in Canada and Mexico while production of lots of the jap cars are in the US.

    I haven't bought a jap bike since I was 19 though.
     
  10. Johnnykstaint

    Johnnykstaint A real one way mother f-er Gold

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    Is that a diesel engine in that bad boy? Our (American) trucks are great - the smaller cars that compete more with Hondas and VW's are cheaper but the the Hondas are generally a little better quality so it might just be a matter of getting what you pay for. We've had some "shitty" Chevy's and Pontiacs well into the 100k's and one over 200k as well.
     
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    All German vehicles drive great, really do but the reliability is shit except for a few models, 3 series BMW as an example of being reliable.
     
  12. Johnnykstaint

    Johnnykstaint A real one way mother f-er Gold

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    I did get well over 200k on the VW, and although there were issues along the way they were mostly electronic, not mechanical. Engine ran great, passed the emmissions test etc. It did go through a mysterious problem for a month or so a couple years back where it would just not start. But then it started fine and kept doing so for two more years.
     
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    Honda Lives!

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    There are exceptions, even some models but overall they aren't what they used to be where hippies could get a microbus and drive it to dead shows for decades. My neighbor has a new five series BMW but never keeps them for over two years because of issues. Can't imagine the hit he takes on depreciation.
     
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    Johnnykstaint A real one way mother f-er Gold

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    There's definitely something super-durable (although completely uncomfortable by today's standards) about the air-cooled VW engines.
     
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    The Japanese perfected the automobile.

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    They had to be durable to compensate for the terrible driving. :facepalm:
     
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    RH Goatcabin Old Sea Captain VIP

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    Don't forget they also had to withstand this:

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    and constant attacks from this feller as well:

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    my ford taurus has 190k....makes a great construction car...nice ride good gas mileage...and i drive it like it owes me money
     
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    '05 Silverado. 125,000 miles. Besides oil and brakes, I've replaced the battery. (on warranty.) Never broken down or left me stranded.
    Most dependable vehicle I've ever owned.