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#108657 - 08/31/05 04:59 PM Re: What vehicles have you owned?
bridgman Offline
axiomite

Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5432
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
>>Been driving and riding without it until now. Since I wanted to insure the 6000 I had to get the license.

When I saw this my first thought was "geez, where does he live -- Saskatchewan ?"

I was close


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#108658 - 09/01/05 04:34 AM Re: What vehicles have you owned?
BrenR Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
Nah, I've never been in a car that was pulled over for any reason at all in Manitoba... ever.

I've spent what, about 3 weeks of my life in Saskatchewan, and been in cars that were pulled over twice... in SK, one headlight out is cause for a warning... both have to be out and you have to mow down at least 3 pedestrians for an MB cop to pull you over.

Bren R.

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#108659 - 09/01/05 01:17 PM Re: What vehicles have you owned?
dmn23 Offline
aficionado

Registered: 02/01/03
Posts: 649
Loc: Nashville, TN
I found this chart in this Consumer Reports article. What's far more interesting to me than the debate over American vs. Japanese is the fact that BMW and Mercedes do so poorly. Jags have always been spotty, but I guess I would have expected better from German engineering.
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#108660 - 09/01/05 07:01 PM Re: What vehicles have you owned?
F107plus5 Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
"Building Down to a Profit" is catching on in some industries. Don't know if it applies here.

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#108661 - 09/01/05 11:25 PM Re: What vehicles have you owned?
Zarak Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 03/09/03
Posts: 1849
Loc: PA
The German cars are right down there with the American ones. The Japanese cars are the only ones that do well as far as reliability.

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#108662 - 09/01/05 11:34 PM Re: What vehicles have you owned?
biggsly5000 Offline
local

Registered: 11/30/04
Posts: 205
Loc: Atascocita, TX
Yea those Contours are oddly fun to drive. I have a 99' Sport as well. They just need some good tires and they handle real nifty. My wife is driving it now. I am in a 04' Murano, the Contour is more fun, go figure. I have had

77 Cutlass Supreme Brougham
79 Crown Vic
85 Dodge Ram
85 Good Times Van (Ford)
90 Prelude
2002 Jetta
2000 Beetle
2001 Stratus
2003 Neon
96 Beetle---the old style in Mexico They just stopped making them this year, scary brakes but a cool ride
Iliked the Cutlass Prelude Contour and Murano, the others were either junkers or just a cheap ride.
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#108663 - 09/02/05 08:02 AM Re: What vehicles have you owned?
RickF Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
"The German cars are right down there with the American ones. The Japanese cars are the only ones that do well as far as reliability."


At least BMW *seems* to be doing something to remedy their problems, it looks as though the third model year has far less troubles than both the second and first years. That's a good sign. Actually my wife owned a little 318i back in the late ninties and other than me thinking it was cramped and didn't have much power it really was a very solid car.
We've got a couple close neighbors with BMWs, one has an M3 and the other has a 330. Both were in the shop a couple of times right after being purchased but after the bugs have been worked out both seem to be happy owners after a year or so....that is until the women who owns the 330 was rear-ended by another woman driving a Dodge 2500 4x4 a couple of weeks back. The Bimmer just didn't fare too well in that little ordeal!








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#108664 - 09/02/05 04:43 PM Re: What vehicles have you owned?
jbzngowest Offline
devotee

Registered: 07/13/02
Posts: 388
Loc: Mid-south U.S.
67 Buick Special
73 Buick Regal
73 Chevy van
67 Chevy truck
76 Chevy Nova
82 Ford EXP
84 Dodge PowerRam 50
83 Yamaha Virago 500
86 Honda CRX HF
89 Jeep Cherokee Laredo
89 Olds Cutlass Calais Coupe w/Quad4
91 Nissan NX2000
95 Eagle Vision
96 Mercury Villager
00 Dodge Intrepid
03 Yukon XL
03 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE

RE: Yugo...I rented a Yugo for 10 bucks with my airline discount in Salt Lake City during a ski weekend. Needless to say, I'm the *&^%#@!) that held up the line to Alta that weekend in '87.


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#390272 - 02/27/13 05:24 AM Re: What vehicles have you owned? [Re: SirQuack]
Chevy Offline
old hand

Registered: 07/31/09
Posts: 95
Loc: Sherbrooke Qc Canada
from the beginning

75 Amc Gremlin X 4.2
85 Ford Escort L
85 Pontiac Firebird SE 2.8MFI 5SPEED
84 Renault 5 (Le Car for US market) winter car when i own Firebird.
92 Jeep YJ 2.5l (Wrangler)
93 Chevy Corssica V6
04 Pontiac Sunfire SLX (2 of them one for me, the other for my wife)
07 Pontiac G5 (4 dr not available in US)(2 of them one for me, the other for my wife)
11 Chevy HHR (wife)
11 Mercedes B200 (B class).


... yes 04 & 07 pontiac we bought a pair the deal was so great that we take two.

04 sunfire were identical execpt 1 was manual trans, the other auto trans. .. they wasn't from same assembly plan, 1 form mexico (man trans) the other from Ohio.

I can tell you that the one assembled in Ohio has mush quality then the Mexico one.

Actually i dream about a 12 or 13 Chevy Camaro V6 Convertible as summer riding car.

My actual Mercedes B-200 is basicly my first import car and i enjoy it !!!!
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#390313 - 02/27/13 03:39 PM Re: What vehicles have you owned? [Re: SirQuack]
CatBrat Offline
axiomite

Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 5912
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
I was almost done with my list then accidentally did something and presto, it was gone. Stupid computers.

59 Chevy Impala (convertable)
64 Chevy Nova
59 Volkswagen Bug
72 Opal GT
78 Chevy Monte Carlo (piece of shit)
77 Plymouth Arrow
84 Ford Tempo (even bigger piece of shit)
64 Rambler
77 Ford LTD
79 Cadillac DeVille
91 Mercury Capri (convertible)
98 Chrysler Cirrus (210,000 miles)

Looking for a new car currently.


Edited by CatBrat (02/27/13 03:58 PM)

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