GM sells over six million vehicles a year, surly you don't
believe one can judge all GM products today by the one or two
your friends owned fifteen year ago.
Perhaps you fiend should try buying a new vehicle for a change.
After all did it ever occur to you that when you buy anything
used you are buying something the original owner no longer wanted
for some reason? ;)
On Fri, 01 Jul 2005 21:37:35 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
You got all that from " Pontiac Fiero, plastic crap."?
Anyways, you are trying to win this argument by insult, you are wrong,
and it is not working. Off the top of my head, I know of at least 30
vehicles bought new by friends and family.
BTW, I have, the last 3 vehicles. My current one, less than a month
old, Is a Crown VicLX Sport, loaded and PAID FOR!
That's the way I see it too. I did not consider it much of a gamble to buy a
new Range Rover and I have been rewarded by the most reliable vehicle over
the first eight months that I have ever owned. In fact it is way ahead of my
Toyota Land Cruiser over the same period which had a [difficult to sort]
wheel alignment problem and needed a new fog lamp and drivers seatbelt in
the same timeframe.
200k are u nuts .... motors have such short pistons in them here in the
cold ares like canada the motor suffer from piston slap (slight knocking
noise untill motor warms up) as soon as 60000 miles.... my dads 200
intrepid with 2.7 mits engine broke a timing chain guide ! 110000
kilometers thank god the chain stayed on or it would have been more than
the 600 dollars of parts that i installed..... just worked on a 1991
buick today frame is about to fall apart from rust just in front of the
rear trailing arms to the rear suspension. dont tell me they build cars
better.... just imagine how long a mid 70's motor would have lasted if
they all had the advantages of modern fuel infection.
We also use block heaters up here in Canada on cold nights. I frequently
hear 10+ year old Plymouth Acclaims with 300 000km+ tapping away from piston
slap (when warm) no problem. Piston slap is usually more of an annoyance
than anything major.
What are you basing this information on? I thought about this quite a
while, and I know of nobody in the past 15 years that has gotten rid
of a new vehicle within the time frame you described. Nearly every one
of my freinds and close family have bought new cars at least once in
the last 15 years, and I remember nobody getting rid of theirs that
shortle after buying it. The only one that comes close is my
Bro-in-Law, who's company gets him a new ride every other year.
This sounds like information put out by dealers to make people feel
they have to go trade their vehicle in on a new one every couple of
I guess then you need to do some research. The average new
vehicle buyer in the US replaces their vehicle with another new
vehicle every three to four years. The average used car in the
buyer in the US does so in two to three years. Over the past ten
years an average of 16.5 million new vehicles are sold in the US
every year. An average of only nine million are taken off the
road every year. Personally, I run two cars and buy a new vehicle
every year, and pass on to a family member, or sell off the one
that is two years old. ;)
On Sat, 02 Jul 2005 15:35:37 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
As I stated, I have found no information supporting what you claim.
You are expecting me to prove a negative, which is impossible. What do
you want me to do, list all the websites that do NOT have
documentation supporting YOUR claims. I'll take your lack of backup
documentation as proof you are pulling figures from your backside. If
you have supporting documentation, bring it out.
BTW, jumping to insults does NOT make you look smart or cool, just
thought you'd like to know that.
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