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#24995 of 32000 Re: Build you own ATS [andre1969]
Jun 26, 2012 (11:13 am)
'Here's a production Aztek that's been either modified, Photoshopped, or a bit of both. I think it actually looks pretty sharp, considering the source material. Lowering it and rounding off the wheel arches to match with the wheels really helps alot, IMO. '
I believe that is the 'Aztek from H*LL' 650HP V8, rear wheel drive ,roll cage, single side exhaust and a bunch of other stuff. Not a real street machine
#24996 of 32000 Re: Yup, it's trivial. [uplanderguy]
Jun 26, 2012 (11:49 am)
Something you might be interested in...
Coming back from lunch about an hour ago, I passed a 1953 Nash Rambler 2-door station wagon. White cream exterior paint. Couldn't get a good look at the interior, and by the time I got to where I could turn around and try to catch him, he was gone.
From what I could tell, the car, at least on the outside, was in mint condition.
#24998 of 32000 Re: GM gets 6 of 10 spots in best American cars list [ateixeira]
Jun 28, 2012 (1:22 pm)
My car made #2!! Woo Hoo....
#24999 of 32000 Re: GM gets 6 of 10 spots in best American cars list [ateixeira]
Jun 28, 2012 (2:15 pm)
The totalscore info was done by a Karl Brauer, editor in chief of Total Car Score.
Edmunds had or has a Karl Brauer. Any connection?
#25000 of 32000 Re: GM gets 6 of 10 spots in best American cars list [imidazol97]
by steve_ HOST
Jun 28, 2012 (2:28 pm)
The same. Karl left, oh, a year or so ago to start Total Car Score.
#25001 of 32000 Re: Yup, it's trivial. [uplanderguy]
Jun 29, 2012 (4:51 pm)
IMO, you need to change the valve cover gaskets. Tightening only goes so far.
Hope your fix works short term.
#25002 of 32000 Re: Yup, it's trivial. [busiris]
Jun 29, 2012 (4:52 pm)
Exactly. If it's designed correctly, no fires are possible.
#25003 of 32000 GM Stock $19.41 / share
Jul 02, 2012 (8:03 am)
Hey, if you want to support "baseball, apple-pie, and Chevrolet for the 4th" get on your broker's website and buy some GM stock. The stock is near it's year-low.
Also a report out today, is that U.S. manufacturing has ended its small recovery, and we're now back in contraction mode. I don't see the issues in Europe solved, or the problems in DC being solved anytime soon. So if you do buy some GM stock, remember that these are the "Good Times" right now, and the stimulus is wearing off and the budget cuts are yet to come.
#25004 of 32000 Re: GM Stock $19.41 / share [kernick]
Jul 02, 2012 (9:17 am)
With the Govt running the auto company it's really a mystery as to the stock pricing spread..Very hard to believe anything run by the jackals in Washington..The Asian and European transplants in the USA are quickly devouring the pure American car..The remaining shares held by the government are rumored that $50/share is needed for the taxpayer to exit the GM buyout without losing on the takeover...Clever accounting and lots of snake oil will be the answer to "GM's Worth".
Ford is starting to bled on it's European operations and Chrysler is an unknown with it's Italian ownership..I've exited the auto industry in 2002 as a parts supplier and have witnessed the demise of the supply base, however most of the Asian assembly plants obtain their parts from suppliers in the US owned by Asian companies..
One thing we know is that the car pricing will continue to rise and the product offered will be an "electronic gadget" requiring a different approach to debugging whereas within a year after purchase the upgrades will obsolete your one year old car which one still owes $25,000 on..
I see the new Caddy XTS shares the 2013 Impala body and the 3.6 engine, with pricing starting $44k to $61k.. The new ATS will have a 270 hp turbo-4banger probably starting around 40k..maybe using the Malibu structure..
Maybe the car warranty will be altered to 15yr/200,000 miles ?????, financing to 10yrs????? The whole game is up for grabs....