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With parts coming from everywhere, does "Buying American" have much meaning anymore? Is quality and price the bottom line?
#16416 of 18919 Re: Honda...of Ohio [dieselone]
Jan 16, 2013 (9:56 am)
I read the new Grand Cherokee will be offering a 6 cylinder diesel
They're showing it at the Detroit Auto Show.
#16417 of 18919 Re: Honda...of Ohio [robr2]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 16, 2013 (10:27 am)
Matching hair and outfit too.
#16418 of 18919 Re: Honda...of Ohio [gagrice]
Jan 16, 2013 (10:28 am)
For a 55 Chevy convertable to bring 100K would take some doing.
Maybe a Barrett Jackson Trailer Queen being bid on by two drunken multi millionaires with more money than brains.
Actually a Chevy like that would bring more than that Continental. They don't have that strong of a following and weren't really all that great mechanically.
And they were very complex and parts would be VERY hard to find.
Me, I would take the Chevy!
#16419 of 18919 Re: Honda...of Ohio [andre1969]
Jan 16, 2013 (10:32 am)
You figure in 1957, 10,000 would buy a pretty nice house.
I once read that the 56-57 Continentals were the darling of a lot of Movie Stars at the time.
They were good looking but troublesome.
Then 1958 rolled along and things REALLY went downhill!
#16420 of 18919 Re: Honda...of Ohio [steve_]
Jan 16, 2013 (11:18 am)
Dig that color scheme! Is this Ronald McDonald's personal ride and is that his mistress next to it? I'm sure Mrs. McDonald is morbidly obese from too much of Ronny's cuisine.
#16421 of 18919 Re: Honda...of Ohio [isellhondas]
Jan 16, 2013 (11:21 am)
Heck, I have pictures of my neighborhood when it was being developed in the mid-1950s. A sign advertises nice single homes for $14,000! Good God, you can't even get a cheap new Kia for that price nowadays!
#16422 of 18919 Re: Honda...of Ohio [lemko]
Jan 16, 2013 (11:29 am)
A sign advertises nice single homes for $14,000! Good God, you can't even get a cheap new Kia for that price nowadays!
I think my Mom's 1986 Monte Carlo was about $14.5K, out the door. It was a base sport coupe, with crank windows, but at least had the 305, a/c, two-tone paint, nice stereo, etc.
On the surface, it sounds like you don't get much for your money nowadays, but I bet that $14.5K in 1986, adjusting for inflation, would be around $30K today!
#16423 of 18919 Re: Honda...of Ohio [andre1969]
Jan 16, 2013 (12:11 pm)
What colors was your Mom's '86 Monte, and what wheels did it have?
My Dad's '84 Monte, 305, 55/45 front seat, AC, cruise, tilt, AM-FM, rear speaker, rally wheels, monotone paint stickered at the bottom at $11,409.00. I remember that distinctly. It was built in Arlington, TX. It was what I'd have called 'firethorn', but by then I think Chevy was just calling it "light maroon" or something like that. Matching interior in cloth.
In my memory, nobody paid sticker back then, and I know Chevy trades brought more than they often do now.
Well, now that I think about it, my Dad did pay sticker, but was allowed $5,300 for his 1980 Monte Carlo, six, no air, 26K miles. My sister and her husband wanted it but couldn't pay that much so Dad traded it in and a guy about six blocks away bought it, and he had it for several years after we did. He also had a '79 or '80 El Camino as I recall.
Dad always dealt at Dart Chevrolet-Cadillac, 15 S. Water St., Greenville, PA. The '84 would have been his sixth new car (bought one used there too many years before). I bought two new cars there myself--my first two new ones. They closed in '91 after 55 years--well, they sold out then. Now, the only dealers in town are a Ford dealer and a Chrysler-Dodge dealer.
#16424 of 18919 Re: Honda...of Ohio [uplanderguy]
Jan 16, 2013 (12:23 pm)
Mom's Monte Carlo was dark gray over silver, where the hood, roof, and pillars were the gray and the sides and trunk were silver. Its interior was burgundy cloth, and it had the 55/45 seats. For wheels, it just had the cheap, standard hubcaps, and I think 205/75/R14 tires.
It also had the tilt wheel and cruise, and the stereo had the little 5-band equalizer. Oh, and it had pinstripes. Dunno if they were standard when you got 2-tone paint or not.
It was a pretty sharp looking car in its day, but I don't think anyone ever thought to take a picture of it when it was newer. I don't think I ever took a picture of it directly, although after it got wrecked, I had my grandmother take a picture of it with me hanging out the window, fake blood spilling down the side, like I was dead. She protested, but took it anyway. It was a pretty bad pic, but I'll have to see if I can dig it up.
#16425 of 18919 Re: Honda...of Ohio [andre1969]
Jan 16, 2013 (6:33 pm)
I can exactly picture that Monte, andre. Seems like the full wheel covers were rarely seen on '86-88 Montes. My '81 and '82 had full wheel covers (different style than the '86) but my folks' '80 and '84 both had Rally Wheels. I believe we've discussed how I really like the 'checkerboard' wheels offered from '81 to '88, although I remember that you're not crazy about them.
I'm late posting this, but your Dad had a '62 Corvette and a '65 Impala SS? Two of my very favorite '60's Chevrolets, for absolute certain!