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[#] Mon Nov 23 2009 15:30:29 EST from athos-mn @ Uncensored

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Soon that's a problem that people won't have the worry about.

Actually that's too bad. They weren't bad little cars, and dealing with the sales and service people there was much more pleasant than other dealerships.

[#] Mon Nov 23 2009 16:10:04 EST from Animal @ Uncensored

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Guess I don't see the point in those tiny cars... motorcycle gets better
gas mileage, goes faster, and only has two tires to replace.

And no hubcaps.

[#] Mon Nov 23 2009 16:30:00 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Guess I don't see the point in those tiny cars... motorcycle gets better

gas mileage, goes faster, and only has two tires to replace.

Snow comes to mind.

[#] Mon Nov 23 2009 18:01:35 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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My mitsubshi had hubcaps. I ended up losing all of them in hard
turns, but it acdtually looked better because the wheels and the car
were both black. consider getting rid of the hubcaps anyway. What do
they really do for you?

Hmm. My 'bishi has a broken hubcap. It's sitting in my garage waiting to be fixed. Perhaps I'll just remove the other three so they match. :)

[#] Mon Nov 23 2009 18:02:34 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Actually that's too bad. They weren't bad little cars, and dealing
with the sales and service people there was much more pleasant than
other dealerships.

I bought a Saturn back when they were "A Different Kind Of Car Company / A Different Kind Of Car (tm)." After the UAW got its way and turned Saturn into "Just Another GM Brand (tm)" they went downhill fast.

[#] Mon Nov 23 2009 20:49:05 EST from triLcat @ Uncensored

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Mon Nov 23 2009 04:30:00 PM EST from Ford II @ Uncensored
Guess I don't see the point in those tiny cars... motorcycle gets better

gas mileage, goes faster, and only has two tires to replace.

Snow comes to mind.

passengers also come to mind.

Then again, I live in a country where a corolla is a "family car"



[#] Tue Nov 24 2009 02:17:59 EST from the8088er @ Uncensored

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Mine isn't a little car. It's a fair-sized SUV, between an Excape and an Explorer... maybe a tad bigger than an Explorer, certainly more usable space.

The finale of my last few weeks of fixups was today. I put in 4 wheel bearings and front rotors and pads. WOW. The back bearings were BAD! Grindy scratchy just turning by hand. No wonder the car was so loud inside! Took 3 hours to do all the work.

End result: sounds like a brand new car, feels like I unhitched a loaded trailer. Happy Ryan is happy.

[#] Tue Nov 24 2009 10:20:22 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I replaced all the rotors on my 10 year old gti a fwe weeks ago, the difference is amazing.
http://nyti.no-ip.org/IMG_1263.JPG
It's more amazing that they slowed the car down at all.

[#] Tue Nov 24 2009 14:13:51 EST from athos-mn @ Uncensored

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I don't think you can blame the UAW for Saturn's demise. GM built a strong, if smaller than desired, following, and then refused to update the vehicle lineups. Most people when they want to buy a new car, want to buy a new car instead of the same car you bought five years ago.

[#] Tue Nov 24 2009 14:36:40 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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When it was time to get rid of the Saturn, I sold it to a guy who had owned the exact same car before.

[#] Tue Nov 24 2009 14:41:46 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Actually, the last group of Saturns had some pretty nice vehicles in there....

It takes time and money to revise a product line. 5 years may be too short a time to revise autos...... Especially when you consider how much product testing is involved.

[#] Tue Nov 24 2009 16:03:12 EST from skpacman @ Uncensored

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wow Ford,  those rotors are TOAST

How did those ever work?!?



[#] Wed Nov 25 2009 02:05:34 EST from the8088er @ Uncensored

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If you think those rotors were bad....
http://web.mac.com/ryan42/wtf.jpg
That's the entirety of what came on my van when I got it.

[#] Wed Nov 25 2009 12:13:33 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Speaking of driving faster. I got a letter in the mail yesterday from the nice folks at the police department in washington DC.

A few interesting thing about washington DC. As fleeb explained to me, the slogan on the license plates there is "taxation without representation." because they have no people representing them in congress.
Yet it's still a government body that makes up the plates, I find that a bit odd, but I can see why it happened.

And I also found out how the compensate for low budget times. They've got those speed cameras with the radar and the closeup of the back of my car.
I have a small but growing collection of these.
This one was only $50, but read closely and the letter states that it won't clock you if there's any ambiguity about the car, as in, if there's another car in the field of view, it won't clock you, because it can't be sure it got you.

So $50 lesson learned: only speed in DC with somebody else.

[#] Wed Nov 25 2009 12:30:28 EST from athos-mn @ Uncensored

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IG - I did the same thing, too. But in her case it was the same exact car that was totaled a week earlier.

I'm not auto expert, but in some of the articles I read about Saturn, five years is an awfully long time not to update a vehicle line. Not massive changes, mind you, but updates in the body work and interior.

[#] Wed Nov 25 2009 14:01:29 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I've not read, but seen empiraclly, that most models go through cosmetic changes every 2 years or so on average.
The major redesign comes at 7-9 years.

[#] Wed Nov 25 2009 16:57:34 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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In the case of Saturn, they seemed to change the designs from something unique *to* something uninspiring. That's not really where you want to go :)

[#] Wed Nov 25 2009 21:03:00 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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well, saturn's designs were unique, but never sexy in the first place.

[#] Thu Nov 26 2009 00:58:37 EST from the8088er @ Uncensored

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I find the Sky and Ion to have been attractive vehicles. I really liked the first gen Vue (since I own one) but don't really care that much for the second gen. Outlook is a nice looking large SUV. All my opinion.

I'd happily drive an Ion, and there's not many cars I'd say that about.

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