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    who's bought a lemon?

    Looking at buying a used car today anyone ever bought a car thats just turned to shiet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdos900 View Post
    Looking at buying a used car today anyone ever bought a car thats just turned to shiet?
    Every time I have bought GM

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite
    Every Ford.
    Ford has treated me very well actually
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite
    Every Ford.
    Ford is actually the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fllifter View Post
    Ford is actually the best
    lol. Yeah, if you buy 2 of them. So that you can drive one while the other is being repaired. Total garbage even if they were, they look like they're designed by kindergartners.
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    Haha so the ford, GM/Holden rivalry isnt just an aussie thing never owned either but i have to say im a ford man

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    lol. Yeah, if you buy 2 of them. So that you can drive one while the other is being repaired. Total garbage even if they were, they look like they're designed by kindergartners.
    You just wish you could finger paint that good

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdos900 View Post
    Haha so the ford, GM/Holden rivalry isnt just an aussie thing never owned either but i have to say im a ford man
    Didnt they shut down Ford in Australia?
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    Yea remember euros cry, aslong as the V8 super cars keep going regardless if ford is made here people will still buy it

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    I think it depends in what you are looking for. A truck, a sedan, a coupe, a crossover ect. Then the $ you want to spend. Like do you want a Lexus but don't want to spend the $ then look at a Nissan. You may have to narrow your search for more accurate advise.

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    Chevrolet - Can Hear Every Valve Rattle On Long Extended Trips

    Ford - First On Race Day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazard View Post
    Chevrolet - Can Hear Every Valve Rattle On Long Extended Trips

    Ford - First On Race Day

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    Found on road dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1 View Post
    I think it depends in what you are looking for. A truck, a sedan, a coupe, a crossover ect. Then the $ you want to spend. Like do you want a Lexus but don't want to spend the $ then look at a Nissan. You may have to narrow your search for more accurate advise.
    Thats it iv been keeping my eye on a car for the last month or so and i know hes despret to get rid of it good bartering tool there

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdos900 View Post
    Thats it iv been keeping my eye on a car for the last month or so and i know hes despret to get rid of it good bartering tool there
    Get a 79 civic hatch. That was one of my first cards, drove that thing across the country. What a champ.
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    After a lifetime of buying Ford and GM products I am a believer in imports. Honda, Nissan, Toyota, VW. I'm tired of having the domestics in the shop constantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite
    Found on road dead.

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    How original..... Loser
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazard View Post
    How original..... Loser
    lmao, First on race day is soooooooooooo original!!!!!!!! Go to your room! And take your ford with you!!
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    Jdm is the way to go excellent parts supply aftermarket or factory reletively cheap and good quality (not including great wall who thinks asbestos brake pads are ok in a 2011 model car)

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite
    lmao, First on race day is soooooooooooo original!!!!!!!! Go to your room! And take your ford with you!!
    No one tells me to goto my room and gets away with it! Except for my mom..... She can

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazard View Post

    No one tells me to goto my room and gets away with it! Except for my mom..... She can

    Someone permaban this guy
    But your mother a GM supporter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdos900

    But your mother a GM supporter?
    She sports a caddy cts
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    Nice we dont get them here

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    Do you have a friend associate etc who is either a car mechanic or car buff? Pay the guy to check out whatever you are thinking of buying its well worth it. As an x mechanic and a racer the most important thing I look at on any used car is what is the history on this type of cars engine/transmission? This is why I choose a Camry over an Accord the Hondas while great cars are notorious for sudden problems in the automatic transmission. On a 5-8 grand car a transmission failure is hardly worth fixing. Anyhow do your homework on bulletin boards and the like for any model/year defects. Then when you have found your choice look for a car with a good history of fluid changes, on any good import car if the engine oil and transmission fluid has been serviced they will go for 200k no problem.

    My 1998 Camry has 180k on it now and had 80k when I bought it. After taking it home I replaced all the brakes and shocks/struts as I always do with any used car since I like a firm ride handling and braking. Since then I have had to replace the radiator and battery, that's it. The car still has the original starter, alternator, and all hoses this is the type of shit that will eat you up financially if you are not someone who can do it yourself.

    Honestly I do not know anyone with a used Camry who is not happy with it, they are the number one selling car in their class for a reason.

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    Nope never bought a lemon, and I drive Italian cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by Far from massive View Post
    Do you have a friend associate etc who is either a car mechanic or car buff? Pay the guy to check out whatever you are thinking of buying its well worth it. As an x mechanic and a racer the most important thing I look at on any used car is what is the history on this type of cars engine/transmission? This is why I choose a Camry over an Accord the Hondas while great cars are notorious for sudden problems in the automatic transmission. On a 5-8 grand car a transmission failure is hardly worth fixing. Anyhow do your homework on bulletin boards and the like for any model/year defects. Then when you have found your choice look for a car with a good history of fluid changes, on any good import car if the engine oil and transmission fluid has been serviced they will go for 200k no problem.

    My 1998 Camry has 180k on it now and had 80k when I bought it. After taking it home I replaced all the brakes and shocks/struts as I always do with any used car since I like a firm ride handling and braking. Since then I have had to replace the radiator and battery, that's it. The car still has the original starter, alternator, and all hoses this is the type of shit that will eat you up financially if you are not someone who can do it yourself.

    Honestly I do not know anyone with a used Camry who is not happy with it, they are the number one selling car in their class for a reason.
    I am a mechanic lol and i know camrys like the back of my hand got my ticket working on them, 180k its still a baby i love toyota/lexus i know how well they are built.

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    I sold my ute bdos. Old mate paid 34grand cash in a sack haha how doge is that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euroholic View Post
    I sold my ute bdos. Old mate paid 34grand cash in a sack haha how doge is that
    Haha did it have a $ drawn on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euroholic View Post
    I sold my ute bdos. Old mate paid 34grand cash in a sack haha how doge is that
    i woulda at least used a briefcase..

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    I so thought this was about the fruit and opened it out of curiosity wondering where this question was leading to lol

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    You where quite mistaken

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    I've had over a dozen vehicles, domestic and foreign. By and large they've all treated me well.

    The only real lemon I've ever gotten was a brand new Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle. What a POS! That shiny junk heap was in the shop several times in it's first 500 miles. They didn't stand behind their product at all, either. I finally just gave up and sold it for a loss. Never going green again!

    I have actually never owned a Ford. I borrowed a friend's Ford Explorer for a while and the goddamn thing burst into flames while I was on my way to work one day... kind of soured me on the brand...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1 View Post
    Every time I have bought GM
    My Pontiac G6 isn't that bad. It's got a crappy computer that causes me to have to reset it periodically, but other than that, it runs good and drive fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Far from massive View Post
    Do you have a friend associate etc who is either a car mechanic or car buff? Pay the guy to check out whatever you are thinking of buying its well worth it. As an x mechanic and a racer the most important thing I look at on any used car is what is the history on this type of cars engine/transmission? This is why I choose a Camry over an Accord the Hondas while great cars are notorious for sudden problems in the automatic transmission. On a 5-8 grand car a transmission failure is hardly worth fixing. Anyhow do your homework on bulletin boards and the like for any model/year defects. Then when you have found your choice look for a car with a good history of fluid changes, on any good import car if the engine oil and transmission fluid has been serviced they will go for 200k no problem.

    My 1998 Camry has 180k on it now and had 80k when I bought it. After taking it home I replaced all the brakes and shocks/struts as I always do with any used car since I like a firm ride handling and braking. Since then I have had to replace the radiator and battery, that's it. The car still has the original starter, alternator, and all hoses this is the type of shit that will eat you up financially if you are not someone who can do it yourself.

    Honestly I do not know anyone with a used Camry who is not happy with it, they are the number one selling car in their class for a reason.
    I had an '89 camry before. It had 350k miles on the original engine before it seized (picked it up in '99 at 125k miles). I can't speak for the V6 versions, but the 4-bangers are solid cars. The only problems I had with it in 11 years of ownership was the CV boot going out every year on it and I had to replace the starter once.

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    Have I had lemons, HA....

    2001 Lincoln LS, it handled great, and it looked great, unfortunately thats where anything good about the vehicle ended. It had a 3.9L V8 motor from Jaguar, I replaced every COIL pack 4x over, valve covers, spark plugs, fuel pump, alternator, and rebuilt the transmission at 68,000 miles. I also replaced all four hub assemblies. To say this car was a monumental piece of shit would be an understatement.

    2004 Lincoln Aviator. Wow, it was like punishment owning this right after the LS. So, the Aviator had the 4.6L DOHC V8 Cobra motor in it. Umm, great motor in a Cobra, not so much in a 5,000lb SUV. The top end of the motor had to be rebuilt at 53,000 miles, as it blew up...COIL packs yet again needed to be replaced, all four hub assembly's had to be replaced, I even had one shear apart on me while doing 70mph on the highway, that was a fun ride trying to keep control of the truck so I didn't DIE....Nothing but motor problems with it, and ummm ultimately, the motor sprung an oil leak on the highway and seized, that was lovely.

    Lesson learned, I will never own another Lincoln again. In contrast though, I've had remarkable success with Cadillac. On my 4th CTS right now, and they're great, very reliable, seldom have problems, and Cadillac's service is excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegodfather View Post
    Have I had lemons, HA....

    2001 Lincoln LS, it handled great, and it looked great, unfortunately thats where anything good about the vehicle ended. It had a 3.9L V8 motor from Jaguar, I replaced every COIL pack 4x over, valve covers, spark plugs, fuel pump, alternator, and rebuilt the transmission at 68,000 miles. I also replaced all four hub assemblies. To say this car was a monumental piece of shit would be an understatement.

    2004 Lincoln Aviator. Wow, it was like punishment owning this right after the LS. So, the Aviator had the 4.6L DOHC V8 Cobra motor in it. Umm, great motor in a Cobra, not so much in a 5,000lb SUV. The top end of the motor had to be rebuilt at 53,000 miles, as it blew up...COIL packs yet again needed to be replaced, all four hub assembly's had to be replaced, I even had one shear apart on me while doing 70mph on the highway, that was a fun ride trying to keep control of the truck so I didn't DIE....Nothing but motor problems with it, and ummm ultimately, the motor sprung an oil leak on the highway and seized, that was lovely.

    Lesson learned, I will never own another Lincoln again. In contrast though, I've had remarkable success with Cadillac. On my 4th CTS right now, and they're great, very reliable, seldom have problems, and Cadillac's service is excellent.
    I love Cadillacs service. Treat you like a king every time. "knock on wood" - my cadillac has been the most reliable as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite
    I love Cadillacs service. Treat you like a king every time. "knock on wood" - my cadillac has been the most reliable as well.
    Love my sts north* . Been to Florida with it 4x, 3800 miles round trip. Only major thing so far was trans seized up. All under warranty. Now I want the CTS- v wagon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdos900 View Post
    Looking at buying a used car today anyone ever bought a car thats just turned to shiet?
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    Every time I have bought GM
    LOL, funny you should say that. The one NEW car/Van we bought was a GM and it took a while but we were able to return it via Lemon law. Damn thing flooded inside every time it rained hard even though we let them TRY to fix it 5 different times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post

    LOL, funny you should say that. The one NEW car/Van we bought was a GM and it took a while but we were able to return it via Lemon law. Damn thing flooded inside every time it rained hard even though we let them TRY to fix it 5 different times.
    Really iv never heard of dealerships taking a car back because of factory faults just try to fix it over and over again

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdos900 View Post
    Really iv never heard of dealerships taking a car back because of factory faults just try to fix it over and over again
    Trust me, it was not easy and we had to get an attorney involved (didnt cost anything except for 1 letter) but once they saw we were not backing down they finally took it back.

    I had to fight the extended warranty company for another 3 years to refund me until I finally said OK fine, leave it all in place. We also had a life insurance clause and my wife had since died so I sent them her death certificate asking for the limits of the policy. They were quick to refund my initial policy fee after that.

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