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Old 09-26-2010, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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Sad to see so many closed minded peopel using really childish reasons to not buy a product, regardless of what that product is or where it's made. Human nature fascinates me, but mostly saddens me that we can't seem to use our intellect to overcome deep down animal instinct and hatred.

I've said it before, I've owned over a hundred cars in the last 30 years, worked on and driven on teh track hundreds more, from most major manufacturers in most countries that produce cars. There isnt' a single company I'd swear to never buy from. I have favorites, like anyone else, but I won't let those favorties blind me to other options or opportunities. And I certainly won't let those favorites cause me to hate on another make/model. As far as I'm concerned, peopel that do hate on brands, hold grudges against brands for years, and can't look beyond an individual example to see the bigger picture show limited mental capacity.

But, I don't follow/worship a single sports team or school, either.
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:03 PM
 
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I swore I'd never own or drive a Kia, Hyundai, Suzuki, Daewoo (remember those?) or other second-tier Asian brand.
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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I swore I'd never own or drive a Kia, Hyundai, Suzuki, Daewoo (remember those?) or other second-tier Asian brand.
I had a Daewoo for a while, courtesy of my dad passing it down to me. After 4 years of having the car, I swore it was trying to kill me.
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:41 PM
 
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We've all seen the decline in Toyota quality...the fanboys are just unable to admit it.

Urban Dictionary: drink the kool-aid
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Paradise CA, where else, Zip 95969
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I'd never get a Ferrari. Grandma says they get poor gas mileage and they are hard to drive.
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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I'd never get a Ferrari. Grandma says they get poor gas mileage and they are hard to drive.
don't worry they have a new hybrid version coming out

‪Ferrari 599 Hybrid - Fifth Gear Web TV‬‏ - YouTube
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:42 PM
 
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Anything low, fast and red. (The red part is the key here.)

I have no desire to own a car that waves at the cops and says, "Please give me a ticket."
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:20 PM
 
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For me as a guy I have to say no Mini Vans, No Cute-Utes, No Beetles, Mini's, Smart cars or any of the other little boxes they make today. As a mechanic there are cars I would never own as primary transportation

Lets start with Anything from Dodge chrysler Plymouth since about 1972. They make a lot of nice cars but highly unreliable. The 5th Camaro is a great driver and fun to toss around but again an unreliable mess of a car. Any GM car from about 75 to 2009. Anything to come from Italy ever... Great looking cars but I would trust one to get me to the corner and back.

Would also stay far away from the german makes. VW, Benz, BMW and Audi.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:53 PM
 
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I swore after driving a new comnay onwed chrysler every four eyars for six year ;I would never buy one and haven't because of constant problems.
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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No convertibles. Just too impractical for us. No low to the ground sports cars. They're murder on my wife's spinal conditions. Small cars are fine if they have good mpg and utility. Midsize sedans are a good fit. My wife and I are short (she's 4'11" and I'm 5'5") so we really don't need large sedans. I won't own a truck. Just not a truck person. I'll rent or borrow a relative's truck when I need one. I don't want an SUV or crossover vehicle. Strangely enough, my tinly wife likes the Ford Edge. The rental company didn't have the vehicle she initially wanted so they upgraded her to the Edge. I hated the head rest. Felt like they kept pushing my head forward in an uncomfortable way. Why do tiny women want to drive huge vehicles?
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