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View Poll Results: Would there be a market for mass produced simple basic cars?
yes 47 45.63%
no 56 54.37%
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Better not get into an accident. You'll be pulling splinters out for a long time.
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:26 AM
 
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Better not get into an accident. You'll be pulling splinters out for a long time.

but in the northeast he would not have to worry about rust, termites yes, but not rust.
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:34 AM
 
Location: D.C.
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What should be the model name of this ultra affordable no frills car?

Any suggestions?


Chevy.
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Old 01-31-2019, 12:27 AM
 
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i would kinda like to see something like this come back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORo9-VxlHoY
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Old 01-31-2019, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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This is why pickups are the best have to have something to carry you when you brake down.


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Old 01-31-2019, 05:44 AM
 
Location: USA
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i would kinda like to see something like this come back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORo9-VxlHoY

I always thought they were cool. I had a Suzuki Sidekick which was larger, and four door, but it was still a small SUV. I put over 200K miles on it with no repair issues, and had it off road, and in bad snow storms. I never got stuck. That thing just ran. I replaced it with a Jeep Wrangler, but it was still running strong when I traded it in.
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Old 01-31-2019, 07:12 AM
 
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I always thought they were cool. I had a Suzuki Sidekick which was larger, and four door, but it was still a small SUV. I put over 200K miles on it with no repair issues, and had it off road, and in bad snow storms. I never got stuck. That thing just ran. I replaced it with a Jeep Wrangler, but it was still running strong when I traded it in.

yep it's a shame they were pulled out of the American market. they were 4K but most people did not pay that much, there was a dealership in my area that knock 1k off for almost any trade in. and in February they would knock off 2k or more if you traded in your jeep CJ/wrangler(depending on it's age) so there were people getting those things for under 2K, which was smart since jeeps had such good resale value they would make their trade in back in days, and 2 they were blocking the sale of a new jeep at the jeep/cryslr/Plymouth dealership that you could see from the Suzuki dealership not 40 yards away lol.
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Old 01-31-2019, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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yep it's a shame they were pulled out of the American market. they were 4K but most people did not pay that much, there was a dealership in my area that knock 1k off for almost any trade in. and in February they would knock off 2k or more if you traded in your jeep CJ/wrangler(depending on it's age) so there were people getting those things for under 2K, which was smart since jeeps had such good resale value they would make their trade in back in days, and 2 they were blocking the sale of a new jeep at the jeep/cryslr/Plymouth dealership that you could see from the Suzuki dealership not 40 yards away lol.

The '88 Samurai, the cheapest of the model run, was $8k before options, tax, and destination charges, not $4k, and no one was getting them for $2k or less new. Sorry. Today , accounting for inflation, that Samurai would run $17k.
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Old 01-31-2019, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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The '88 Samurai, the cheapest of the model run, was $8k before options, tax, and destination charges, not $4k, and no one was getting them for $2k or less new. Sorry. Today , accounting for inflation, that Samurai would run $17k.
Suzuki had a problem The compact SUV Suzuki Samurai gained a reputation in the U.S. market of being an unsafe car and prone to a rollover after Consumer Reports, the magazine arm of Consumers Union, reported that during a 1988 test on the short course avoidance maneuver (Consumer Union Short Course Double Lane Change, or CUSC for short), ... And could not overcome the bad press and sinking sales and pulled out of the American market in 2012.
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Old 01-31-2019, 06:51 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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The '88 Samurai, the cheapest of the model run, was $8k before options, tax, and destination charges, not $4k, and no one was getting them for $2k or less new. Sorry. Today , accounting for inflation, that Samurai would run $17k.
There's been some real creative pricing in this thread hasn't there been?
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