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#1389 of 4757 Re: So, you thought China only copied technology from the West? [berri]
May 16, 2013 (5:53 pm)
Prices are rising in my area, but supply seems to be at play too - so many are still upside down, and even with economic improvements creating new buyers, they aren't able to break even just yet. I'd see a Canadian and Chinese bubble pop first though - so much of the US is still dirt cheap compared to other developed nations.
Part of the fracturing of the US as a whole - I could see it eventually breaking into several regionally based alliances.
#1390 of 4757 Re: Ding Dong [imidazol97]
May 16, 2013 (8:27 pm)
How much was spent on the Honda TL on Scheduled maintenance?
And of course does the TL owner realize that's just one example, certainly not typical of costs.
I don't have my records with me to add them up, but it wasn't much since I don't go the dealer but to an independent.
That's great you've found the typical costs, do you have a link? I'm sure Chevy Escalades cost more.
I won't put in a reference to the "perfect" cars that some have always used in their anti-GM, anti-US manufacturer, postings in the previous forum, because I think some have come to understand that no cars are perfect.
Well my car is certainly not perfect. It has had dash rattles and a bit of a crunchy noise in the suspension. It should also have height adjustment on the passenger seat as it's too low. Only some people think certain cars are perfect.
There's a difference between being anti-US manufacturer and critical of GM. Even if my kid was a druggie and I was critical of them and tough with them, it might just be done because of concern rather than dislike.
Just trying for a bit of balance against those "perfect" statements!
#1391 of 4757 Re: Ding Dong Da Buick's Dead... [andre1969]
May 16, 2013 (8:01 pm)
Sounds like the car's "Integra"ty held up with "Vigor".
That's because it's "Legend"ary!
#1392 of 4757 Re: Ding Dong [andre1969]
May 16, 2013 (8:05 pm)
the right size, inside and out. Even though I prefer bigger cars, it still seemed to fit me well. And I thought the style was just about the perfect balance between sporty and conservative.
I believe you have the years correct; mine is an '05. They have very high resale value, even though I'm not reselling anytime soon. Or at least until my tranny dies.
#1393 of 4757 Re: Best Car to Date [fintail]
May 16, 2013 (8:09 pm)
Relative to and defined by what? This is a "chart" where the three types of lies could come into play.
They would especially be lies if they supported my point of view and didn't support yours!
No matter, we get to play the same game as the competition, or not allow their game to be played on our playground. No other options.
Well, the other option is the way actually is -- there are two games and it's the option you say doesn't exist. Not that I agree with it, either. Perhaps you could fling some money at Congress to get them to consider a change. I'm sure only a few $billion would help them see your point of view.
#1394 of 4757 Re: Looking for Mr. Perfectbar [tlong]
May 17, 2013 (4:09 am)
>Well my car is certainly not perfect. It has had dash rattles and a bit of a crunchy noise in the suspension. It should also have height adjustment on the passenger seat as it's too low.
Now that's reality from a car owner. Honesty.
>a bit of balance against those "perfect" statements!
You certainly have to admit there was trolling of the GM topic with anti-GM, if not anti-US, repetition to the point past boredom. And of course there have been through the decades all those reports from other owners of how perfect their foreign brand vehicles were. That didn't match with the vehicles I had driven when shopping or had ridden in with friends. It also didn't match with occasional posts, sometimes deridden by fans in protest, on those other brand's discussions even here on Edmunds.
#1395 of 4757 Re: Looking for Mr. Perfectbar [imidazol97]
May 17, 2013 (4:12 am)
Prepare to hear that Big Three auto executives should be put to death, and to hear a word that no intelligent person has used in decades, referring to the mentally-challenged, used to describe those who prefer to buy domestic brands. Both have been used here by a regular anti-domestic poster--the same one, actually.
#1396 of 4757 Re: Ding Dong Da Buick's Dead... [Mr_Shiftright]
May 17, 2013 (4:58 am)
That's true about the owner's manuals! My first car - a 1968 Buick Special Deluxe - had an owners manual that was a bit larger than the flyer they hand out at church. My 2007 DTS has one as thick as a Microsoft Office manual.
#1397 of 4757 Re: Ding Dong Da Buick's Dead... [andre1969]
May 17, 2013 (5:01 am)
I did that same trick to my wife when I had my 1994 Cadillac DeVille. I was going 65 MPH on the turnpike, switched the display to metric, and it looked like we we going over 100! She's like, "Slow down! You're gonna get us killed!"
#1398 of 4757 Re: Ding Dong Da Buick's Dead... [fintail]
May 17, 2013 (5:03 am)
Some of the early Lexi had bad leather. I see a lot of older ones with crumbling seats and steeing wheels though the rest of the car doesn't look bad. I understand the gauge clusters and power steering pumps were a weak spot.