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#1376 of 4765 Re: Ding Dong Da Buick's Dead... [busiris]
May 16, 2013 (1:03 pm)
Here's another little mind game. Think about buying a new car. What brand comes to mind first? Why do you think is was that make and model?
Kia, Mazda and Honda since my recent experiences are the best I've experienced in my car-buying years. Lincoln would come after, as the 2 i've owned were particularly reliable and satisfying. BMW would be next for the performance but the costs are no longer worth it, afaic.
#1377 of 4765 Re: Ding Dong Da Buick's Dead... [anythngbutgm]
May 16, 2013 (1:05 pm)
Would be nice to see some of these newer models with the In dash Interface contain the user manual data. heck, there are APPS being built into cars nowadays, might as well include one for searchable car info...
Absolutely! They should be voice-activated to answer your questions regarding using all that techno babble!
You're a genius!!
#1378 of 4765 Re: Ding Dong Da Buick's Dead... [fintail]
May 16, 2013 (1:10 pm)
Yeah, my Mom's 1988 P.O.S. Caddy had a digital readout. On one trip to Florida when she came home she asked my brother what it means when "85" kept blinking on the speedo!!!
When he told here she PAST the limits of the display, she was very impressed!
She stated, "No wonder I kept passing cars like they were in reverse!!"
#1379 of 4765 Re: Consumers are Voters [Mr_Shiftright]
May 16, 2013 (1:54 pm)
Both unions and Detroit 3 managements totally underestimated the demand for foreign cars in general, and Japanese cars in particular. Unions were greedy, and the blindness of Detroit's executives was due partly to arrogance and denial.
The response that GM's President Smith gave to a reporter who asked how would GM compete with low priced Toyotas was very telling. Smith answered, with used Buicks." It seemed heThe exact wording of the question and answer may differ a little, but that was the essence of that exchange. I think that says a lot about the attitude of Detroit's management and the union leaders, since they also didn't get it.
#1380 of 4765 Re: Ding Dong Da Buick's Dead... [uplanderguy]
May 16, 2013 (1:58 pm)
To expand on my choice of the Impala--to me, there's no luxury like that of interior space. Throw in quiet (which I'd expect in the car), and for under $30K for what I'd probably get, I don't know what else could touch it. Being American-built is obviously a plus for me.
#1381 of 4765 Re: Ding Dong Da Buick's Dead... [uplanderguy]
May 16, 2013 (2:05 pm)
It is an overwhelming argument for you to buy the new one. No doubt about it and I never drove one yet!
Seriously, your Malibu was a home run from the prior 'Bu in 2008 and this Impala is yet another cut above.
At least the bailout is finally bearing some nice fruit!
#1383 of 4765 Re: So, you thought China only copied technology from the West? [busiris]
May 16, 2013 (4:52 pm)
Heck, I think we may on are way to another housing bubble right here in America thanks (yet again) the federal reserve and it's policies. Artificial interest rates and currency values seldom end pretty. Think Volcker (too high), Greenspan (too low), and now Bernanke. I agree that a burst bubble will be hitting China and it's economy one of these days. Sadly though, when it happens all of the globe will be affected.
#1384 of 4765 Re: So, you thought China only copied technology from the West? [berri]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 16, 2013 (5:11 pm)
Globalization was *supposed* to stabilize markets, but lo and behold, when the ship springs a leak, the rats still scurry off it, just like in the old days.
#1385 of 4765 Re: So, you thought China only copied technology from the West? [Mr_Shiftright]
May 16, 2013 (5:30 pm)
As I get older I truly believe that over time everything tends to regress to the mean (or homeostasis as the scientists say). You diversify from stocks to oil, but now oil tends to move in tandem with stocks. Same for REIT's. Most humans move en mass (unfortunately too often like lemmings).