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My truck has heated and cooled seats, navigation, rear entertainment, and power folding seats....

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My truck has heated and cooled seats, navigation, rear entertainment, and power folding seats....
Candy-ass.

My truck has power mirrors, a big advantage when you are towing or navigating really tight spots (with or without a trailer), which I am frequently doing. That only came with power seats (Meh. I am pretty much the only driver. I would prefer a manually adjustable seat personally) and power windows which I like, but the motors are wearing out and power door locks, again, the damned solenoids are getting weak.

Seriously, WTF? If they are going to put power stuff in the damned truck then it damn well should last as long as the truck does! Why go cheap on a power door lock cylinder? It only costs a few pennies to make a more robust one.

Navigation? Seriously? When I bought my wife's Acura MDX in 2000 the sales guy asked if I wanted Navi, which at the time was a $2000 option. I told him that I had never been $2000 worth of lost in my life and I wasn't going to throw good money away on such a feature. I have not regretted it. I do have one of those portable devices that I use in the RV but it is only marginally reliable. It was a fraction of the cost of one installed in the vehicle and you can take it anywhere. The thing is that frequently the Navi is wrong about a lot of stuff. I have had it direct me way out of the way before and when I take a known shorter or better route the thing freaks out. For some reason the portable unit I bought seems to direct me to take 3 lefts to make a right more often than not. It will also direct me to make U-turns quite often even when I follow its directions precisely. That could be a problem when driving a 35-foot diesel pusher towing a 30 foot flatbed trailer with a car on it. Fortunately I have no trouble flipping a bitch in our rig, or backing it up as far as I needed to turn around.

Real men can back a trailer up without having to over-correct and/or go forward every few feet.
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Navigation? Seriously? I told him that I had never been $2000 worth of lost in my life

Real men can back a trailer up without having to over-correct and/or go forward every few feet.


LOL. I may be a candy-ass, but my truck is driven by a 5'4" 120 pound chick on a regular basis. Plus, I got my $50k truck USED! So I paid a fraction of the cost.

My truck has ALL the options except 4wd and power rear liftgate.

The stock Navi SUCKS. It's the old one with a disc of roads. It's useless.

As far as trailers go, driving a trailer might be the only thing I'm good at.
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the older i get, the more i appreciate the creature comforts!

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Personally I dont think automobiles have gotten better over the years...

I think newer auto's are just more complicated and expensive than they need to be... All those "creature comforts" are great until they quit working...

I guess thats why I like my IH's... There so simple and everything is over engineered. They just run no matter how much I neglect them...

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Not many cars I take a liking to but this and the 68-72 Chevelles I do!!!!!

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1973 SD Trans Am was the best year! with the 455 Super Duty engine and a 4 speed transmission, it was on! with the change just the year before from gross HP to net HP, the 1973 and 1974 Super Duty's were the last real big HP factory hot rods left.
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Not many cars I take a liking to but this and the 68-72 Chevelles I do!!!!!
True classics!
My parents wrecked a '71 Fury (pretty new, I believe, as my bassinet fell from the seat!) and my Dad has always lamented that loss....
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My parents wrecked a '71 Fury (pretty new, I believe, as my bassinet fell from the seat!) and my Dad has always lamented that loss....
i had a 1971 Fury III that was an old LE plainclothes car. dark green with a black vinyl roof, and all the regular cop car stuff, except for a cage and lights on the roof. that car would pass just about everything but a gas station!
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Not many cars I take a liking to but this and the 68-72 Chevelles I do!!!!!
Only ever saw one problem with those 'birds. They don't exactly help the LEO who pulled you over to believe you when you swear that you had no idea you were driving that fast. Had that problem with my old '70 Challenger more than once. I almost always had to bite my tongue to keep from saying:

"that's ALL you clocked me at? where were you about 5 miles back?"

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i had a 1971 Fury III that was an old LE plainclothes car. dark green with a black vinyl roof, and all the regular cop car stuff, except for a cage and lights on the roof. that car would pass just about everything but a gas station!
Oh the joys of the old unmarked cruiser. I miss my old 88 Ford interceptor. Especially when I go to pass someone on the four lane roads. So much fun to watch them almost sh!t themseves, and move back into the slow lane.....
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