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Old 11-19-2011, 04:22 PM   #11
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I'm probably going to go with the Nissan unless I see a cheap Tacoma on one of the lemon lots over there.


I really REALLY like the SSR though but for a first time bought car I think I aught to go simple instead of hot rod.

Besides my Mom still has her 1983 Z28 in the Garage in perfect condition....and I'd rather spend money on her on parts to bring her back to life with a new 350 engine.

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Old 11-19-2011, 04:35 PM   #12
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Research! The ssr is trouble plagued. Hell, it's not even a truck.

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if you have enough for a new car ID go for either
2012 Hennessey VelociRaptor APV "War Wagon" Announced Hennesy war wagon velociRaptor APV
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Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 and 800 based on Ford F-150 SVT Raptor 6.2 [video] The f-150 version of the velociraptor that has over a foot of suspension travel and is baja ready out the box

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Old 11-19-2011, 05:13 PM   #14
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I think you just described a Dodge 2500. Oddly enough Ford owns Cummins.
Except for the fact that I don't want a dodge. I've used them on pipelines and owned a chrysler, the ones I got my hands on just didn't hold up, and first impressions mean a lot to me. The Ford I finally adopted on the pipeline had over 400k when I got it, and it didn't go in the shop once while I had it (2004 F350 flatbed diesel, don't even know the motor size) I sold it to my company when I left, and they were still using it when the company was sold about 6 months ago. (I bought it in 06, sold it when I left in 07). The only time it went in the shop when they had it was for a new water pump and then new fuel injectors. Common maintenance with that kind of mileage.
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Found out my loan and insurance would not be that bad with the Chevy SSR.

Also the value of the car is 26,000 so I'm pretty much saving 6,000 if it's still there when I get there.

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Jihro, you really need to check out the NHSTA Recall and Service Bulletin website before you commit to it.

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The bailout wasnt to save gm or chrysler it was to save the union dues flowing into democrat campaign coffers. If they had of failed they would have restructured gotten out from onerous union contracts and been healthy companies. Ford is going to have the same issue soon and gm/chrysler will.soon do a repeat.
I'm sorry, but I've been in the auto industry for several decades. GM, Chrysler, and to a lesser extent Ford were going down, and going down fast. We were looking at an unstabilized rapid cascading failure. I only wish they had truly followed bankruptcy law instead of the bastardized union saving plan they came up with.
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I'm sorry, but I've been in the auto industry for several decades. GM, Chrysler, and to a lesser extent Ford were going down, and going down fast. We were looking at an unstabilized rapid cascading failure. I only wish they had truly followed bankruptcy law instead of the bastardized union saving plan they came up with.
I haven't worked in the auto industry, I'm not an accountant, and I haven't looked at their books. What little I know was from when the CEO's were sitting in front of the committee like they were on trial, GM and Chrysler saying they were going under, and the Ford CEO saying that they could hold out for about 7 years before they really had to worry, and Ford having a plan in the works to make sure it didn't go that far. So yeah, I'm biased in Ford's favor, but all three were pretty screwed.
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WHAT? Where did you come up with that? Cummins is a publicly traded company
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WHAT? Where did you come up with that? Cummins is a publicly traded company
Ford owns 1/3 of those publicly traded stocks. Which I don't know for sure, but I think that's the controlling majority. If you find out differently, feel free to correct me, I can take it like a man.
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