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Old 10-26-2007, 09:24 AM
 
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Personally I don't have much sympathy for Ford; they make *****ty, overpriced sedans. I can get an "import" made in this country for less money than I can get a "domestic" Ford made in Canada or Mexico...and my car is better all-around mileage-wise, safety-wise, quality of build-wise, etc. Why would I buy "American" when I can get better quality for less, especially when the "import" was built in this country and the "American" car wasn't?



I didn't buy a Toyota because I thought they were overpriced for what they were. The people at the Toyota dealership refused to negotiate on price with me because they smugly thought that Toyotas sell themselves. Well, one didn't sell itself to me. I bought a Hyundai.



I can't think of a single US midsize sedan in the same price range that can hold a candle to the car I bought.
I hope I haven't been unclear.....people can buy whatever car they want....it IS a free country. Even going beyond that....I could care less what anyone else buys....but I'm pointing out WITH DATA that the quality issue is not bad anymore. Ignore it, take it under advisement, buy for whatever reason....I really don't care. My entire point in this thread was to refute that US cars are of bad quality and I've supported my post.

Good luck.
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I hope I haven't been unclear.....people can buy whatever car they want....it IS a free country. Even going beyond that....I could care less what anyone else buys....but I'm pointing out WITH DATA that the quality issue is not bad anymore. Ignore it, take it under advisement, buy for whatever reason....I really don't care. My entire point in this thread was to refute that US cars are of bad quality and I've supported my post.

Good luck.
Having just test-driven a raft of new cars, I respectfully disagree. The build quality on the Fords was not that great, and they felt cheap and plastic-y compared to the car I ended up buying. Plus, the car I bought has a better crash-test rating...and I drove it off the lot for 3-4,000 less than any Ford dealership's best deal.

Until they can match that, they don't get my business.
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Harley Davidson
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Old 10-26-2007, 11:36 AM
 
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Having just test-driven a raft of new cars, I respectfully disagree. The build quality on the Fords was not that great, and they felt cheap and plastic-y compared to the car I ended up buying. Plus, the car I bought has a better crash-test rating...and I drove it off the lot for 3-4,000 less than any Ford dealership's best deal.

Until they can match that, they don't get my business.
Go back to my last quote and tell me specifically what I wrote that you disagree with?

I completely disagree with you that Hyundai's are the best cars ever built, get 93 Miles per gallon and can seat 17.
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Old 10-26-2007, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I completely disagree with you that Hyundai's are the best cars ever built, get 93 Miles per gallon and can seat 17.
I never said any such thing and if you're going to throw your toys out of the playpen, I'm going to play elsewhere.

Have a super day.
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Old 10-26-2007, 04:48 PM
 
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I never said any such thing and if you're going to throw your toys out of the playpen, I'm going to play elsewhere.

Have a super day.
Hmmmm, I just did the same thing to you that you did to me in the prior post.
Mine was obviously made up so that hopefully you would get the point.

Have a good run.
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Old 01-24-2009, 04:27 AM
 
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Come on, you cannot possibly be serious. Put a Ford up against a Toyota or a Honda at 200,000 miles. Oh wait, you might not be able to find a Ford like that.

Plus Honda has plants in the US and Ford uses foreign parts...it's 6 to one 1/2 dozen to the other on that front.
1993 Ford Taurus I just sold had 285000KM on it (I'm in Canada), though I fixed many things on it over the years, it was a tank. The motor and tranny were still superb when I sold it.
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Old 01-24-2009, 04:42 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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A 1995 Taurus wagon is currently in front of my house. Odometer-250,000. Original motor, replaced transmision at 140,000-Tropical Storm Isabel mud. Replacement transmission had 60,000 on it when installed.
2002 Taurus wagon-146,000
2003 F-150-101,000

All were bought new.

Had a 1984 Cavalier that turned over 300,000 with the original motor and trans.
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:52 PM
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:10 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee
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Lodge Cast Iron Cookware - America's Original Cookware - South Pittsburg, TN USA
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