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Dec 28, 2007 (12:04 pm)
For that amount of money, I'd be able to cover an entire fleet!
- Buick Enclave CXL
- Chevrolet Malibu LT
- Hummer H2
- Cadillac Escalade Platnum
- Cadillac Escalade EXT
- Buick Lucerne CXL
- Cadillac CTS-V
- Chevrolet Cobalt SS
And the granddaddy of them all a Chevrolet Corvette Z06!!! For that kind of money, I can buy 2!!!
#175 of 223 Re: My choice [onlygmmatters]
Dec 28, 2007 (7:27 pm)
LOL, man you got very good taste !!!!
#176 of 223 Re: My choice [onlygmmatters]
Dec 29, 2007 (6:51 am)
You have set the record for the most rapidly depreciating $500k expenditure in the history of the automobile. You almost didn't win by throwing in the two Corvettes, but the others are so horrific that they wiped out whatever minimal benefit the Vette's added.
I've always wondered how those trailer park lottery winners managed to piss away a couple of million and end up broke in 3 years. Now I'm beginning to get the picture.
#177 of 223 Re: My choice [habitat1]
Dec 29, 2007 (9:08 am)
Sounds like a dream fleet for Enterprise rentacar...
#178 of 223 Re: My choice [habitat1]
Dec 29, 2007 (11:10 am)
Well he could of spent it on Euro cars and pissed it all away on shop repairs and tow company's.
#179 of 223 Re: My choice [rockylee]
Dec 29, 2007 (12:05 pm)
Rocky, what response would you expect from a guy with his "handle" (no, I'm not offended by it, but come on, how 'open minded' can a guy with that handle be??!)
This person posted some time back that he thought a Cobalt was imported by Chevrolet, and that he thought that a Suburban's backup lights staying on after the vehicle was put in park and shut off, was a defect instead of a safety feature (like the headlights staying on until you get away from the vehicle).
Sheesh. All I have to say on the matter.
#180 of 223 Re: My choice [rockylee]
Dec 29, 2007 (12:34 pm)
Whoa, Rocky, you think that list of GM's has ANY Consumer Reports most reliable awards to their credit? Ha! You seem to have had a lot of spiked Egg Nog over the Holidays.
It's not a coincidence that many GM models lose twice as much in value after 4-5 years as their Japanese or German counterparts. Even fewer people want to own a used one and inherit all the shakes rattles and rolls of the previous owner. My Japanese built 1995 Maxima SE is still tight as a drum after 13 years and 155k miles. If there is a single GM product of similar vintage, similar mileage and similar condition, I'd love to see it.
#181 of 223 Re: My choice [habitat1]
Dec 29, 2007 (12:42 pm)
We're all happy about how solid your twelve-year old Nissan is. Have you seen what Consumer Reports has said over the past several years about Nissan's Sentra, Quest, Titan and Armada models? Might be enlightening for you to check that out as well, instead of cherry-picking GM models to bolster your argument.
#182 of 223 Re: My choice [uplanderguy]
Dec 29, 2007 (1:03 pm)
None of the Nissan models you listed have ever been on my shopping list, but I will give you this - Nissan quality has gone down hill on the Maxima since the production was transferred from Japan to the US. My 1995 was the "fourth generation" produced from 1995-1999 in Japan. Starting in 2000, it came over to the states and between becoming a land yacht and having lost significant quality control, it also is off my future shopping list. So I'm not just picking on GM.
#183 of 223 Re: My choice [habitat1]
Dec 29, 2007 (1:13 pm)
A good friend has a '96 Infiniti model that is identical to the Maxima. While he likes it and it has been well-maintained since new, it did require a new fuel injector, he says the heater doesn't work well, and he seems to have repeated and somewhat costly issues with brake rotors and other brake parts. Has your Maxima somehow avoided these issues?