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Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-7, Ford Edge, Honda CR-V, SUV
#627 of 811 Re: Why God, Why? Why buy foreign? [akirby]
May 03, 2007 (3:42 pm)
Do you want me to post a copy of my sales slip? MSRP 2007 Ford Edge FWD SEL Plus reverse sensing, 6 disc MP3, vista roof, Sirius, MSRP $32,690, price paid $267something. It CAN be done, I did it. The Honda dealer where I looked at CR-V's said "There is too much demand on the CR-V's, you would have to pay sticker." The CR-V I was looking at was #28,900 and didn't have reverse sensing system, memory seats, satellite radio, 6 disc MP3 etc, etc, etc.
#628 of 811 Re: Why God, Why? Why buy foreign? [carlitos92]
May 03, 2007 (3:45 pm)
Do you really know people paying MSRP for Hondas? Maybe I should start up a car dealership! I mean, the $34K Acura RDX was selling for near invoice before it was even out for 6 months... same for the CX-7.
Mazda makes the CX-7, FORD OWNS MAZDA.
#629 of 811 Re: Why God, Why? Why buy foreign? [carlitos92]
May 03, 2007 (3:48 pm)
As far as weight, everybody has their own beliefs, but the way I look at it, savvy chassis engineering is JUST AS PROTECTIVE as sheer mass. I say Ford took the low road. ...If you've got a nut to crack, you could either use a chisel or a sledgehammer. One of those is easier to carry around, though.
If you were the nut, would you rather be hit by the chisel or the sledgehammer? Do you think the sledgehammer even feels anything when he hits the nut?
#630 of 811 Re: Try the blind test drive.....not literally. [akirby]
May 03, 2007 (4:03 pm)
Mr. Kirby, see what you and I started? A shootin' match!
Well, I'm gonna say for the record that you're right * I misread the article. You did well in figurin' out that the Big 3 have finally achieved parity and in some cases, surpassed America's competitors in terms of quality and reliability. Bravo!
#631 of 811 * - Yes, this is an asterisk
May 03, 2007 (4:06 pm)
* Did y'all think I was going to bow out so gracefully?
Now, let's see, where's that bridge I was meaning to sell. Someone in Brooklyn just left me a voice mail....
#632 of 811 My point is..............
May 03, 2007 (4:12 pm)
I test drove the Honda CR-V, Rav4, Santa Fe, Edge. The only one I liked was the Edge. The Jap crap was all too expensive, too small, cheap looking. I am not from Osaka for Pete's sake, I am a corn-fed American (6'4" 210lbs).
If people knew that the Ford really isn't $33,000 they would pick it over the Jap crap. Our society is so engrained with the belief that foreign = good. We will all be speaking Chinese/Japanese/ within 20 years. Japan West here we come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#633 of 811 Re: My point is.............. [chuck68516]
May 03, 2007 (5:15 pm)
Just so you know, you are riding a corn-fed Mazda 6 wagon.
Knowledge is power.
Also, nothing is more patriotic than buying the best product out there, so the local brand makes improvements to survive in the global marketplace.
#634 of 811 Re: Why God, Why? Why buy foreign? [chuck68516]
May 03, 2007 (5:39 pm)
"Mazda makes the CX-7, FORD OWNS MAZDA."
So what? That's why I also mentioned another brand. Face it: Toyota/Lexus, Honda/Acura, Nissan/Infiniti, and a host of other import brands AREN't owned by Yanks - and you can buy them for less than MSRP.
BTW... when Ford owned Aston Martin, do you think you could've gotten a DB9 with a wicked 'Merican discount?