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Re: Things that suck...

Post by Moem » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:50 am

Pjotr wrote:
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Renault is an abbreviation: Roest En Narigheid Achtervolgen U Lange Tijd ("rust and misery will haunt you for a long time"). :wink:
Ah, we're digging out old jokes now. That is one of my favourites, though, because it rymes. And it used to be true. Cars last a lot longer than they used to! Even French cars :twisted: :D
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Re: Things that suck...

Post by majpooper » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:54 pm

old one: FORD (Fix Or Repair Daily)

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Post by DAMIEN1307 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:08 pm

Also for Ford...(Frigged Over Rebuilt Dodge) or (Frigged Over Rebuilt Disaster), Yugo = You Go (no where) along with , "what do you call a Yugo at the top of a hill? = "A Mirage", 2 Yugos at the top of a hill? = A frikkin miracle, and a Fiat? = Fix It AGAIN Tony...DAMIEN

EDIT for Yugo...you know there has to be something wrong with a car that has a spare starter and alternator in the rear deck when you buy it brand new and when you pull down the sunvisor, there is a printed warning not to exceed 45 MPH.
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Re: Things that suck...

Post by slipstick » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:28 pm

Another one for FORD - Found On Road, Dead. (Hasn't happened to mine, yet, knock on wood). :)
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Re: Things that suck...

Post by Portreve » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:22 pm

Moem wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:04 am
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(Some number). Having to buy a new car.
(+1). Having to buy a new car at short notice.
Or (similar problem) being able to keep the current car, but it does need an unexpected and fairly expensive repair. :?
At the risk of hijacking my own thread, here's a brief story about one of the ongoing affairs in my life right now...

My car is having wear and tare issues, coming up as it is on 160,000 mi (~270.000 km) and one of my coworkers suggested looking into Mitsubishi because they're fairly inexpensive and they evidently make good deals on trade-ins.

Well, a friend of mine heard I was looking at their cars and she was like, hey, hold on. Check Consumer Reports and other places first.

I'm guessing she already did because when I talked to her, she told me a lot of what I had just read (noisy, kind of underpowered, questionable durability, etc.) and she suggested I look at Hyundai. Another friend has suggested looking at Toyota.

Mind you, I have a limited budget and so I'm trying not to spend more than about $13,000 (~11.520 €).

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Re: Things that suck...

Post by lsemmens » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:39 pm

We are very happy with our Hyundai i45 premium - (Sonata in other parts of the world, I believe). done over 200.000ks so far.
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Re: Things that suck...

Post by CaptainKirksChair » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:09 am

Portreve wrote:
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If anyone here would like to offer up thoughts about it, I'm happy to listen.
Toyota is always a good choice. Haven't owned anything but a Toyota for just over 20 years. Camry is a nice midsize car and if you want something smaller with better mileage, Corolla is great as well. Yes, Hyundai has come a long way since their first cars and they are quite good. I don't know how good a used Hyundai is but a used Toyota is recommended.

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Post by carum carvi » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:17 am

A Toyota will never die.

The car fanatics on Top Gear drove a Toyota into the sea and it still worked. They drove that same Toyota into a wall and it still worked. They set the same Toyota on fire and it still worked. Then they put that same Toyota on top of a 20 storey building, which was about to be demolished by explosives. Guess what: after the explosive demolition and the tons of rubble and the fall from a 20 storey high building the Toyota still worked!

But I am off topic, because a car that wont die, no matter what you throw at it, definitely does NOT suck...
At an endnote: it was a Toyota pickup truck, used in many third world countries, for that very particular reason: it wont die...

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Post by Pjotr » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:53 am

I also only drive Toyota's.... Best cars in the world. Pricey on the second-hand market, but worth every cent.

Note that for highest quality, you want a Toyota that has been built in Japan and not one that has been built in some overseas factory. Definitely not one that has been built in France. :shock:

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Re: Things that suck...

Post by Moem » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:58 am

carum carvi wrote:
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it was a Toyota pickup truck, used in many third world countries, for that very particular reason: it wont die...
Yup, the famous Hilux. I've seen them all over Chad, Sudan and so many other countries. Out there, they really know what works and what doesn't!
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Post by Pjotr » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:03 am

Moem wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:58 am
carum carvi wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:17 am
it was a Toyota pickup truck, used in many third world countries, for that very particular reason: it wont die...
Yup, the famous Hilux. I've seen them all over Chad, Sudan and so many other countries. Out there, they really know what works and what doesn't!
They sure do. Here you see some local relief workers on their way to delivering food to the poor:
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Is that you behind the wheel, Moem? :lol:
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Re: Things that suck...

Post by Moem » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:02 am

Pjotr wrote:
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Is that you behind the wheel, Moem? :lol:
Nope! I've only ever ridden in them as a passenger. But most of the time I was on my motorbike... I liked that even better. :D
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Re: Things that suck...

Post by Portreve » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:04 am

Moem wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:58 am
Yup, the famous Hilux. I've seen them all over Chad, Sudan and so many other countries. Out there, they really know what works and what doesn't!
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Pjotr wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:03 am
Is that you behind the wheel, Moem? :lol:
Pssst... What happens in Chad stays in Chad, Pjotr. :wink:
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Re: Things that suck...

Post by bob466 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:59 pm

majpooper wrote:
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We do have a go at one another...but it's all in good fun :lol: :lol: :lol: but Holden and Ford do suck big time because they both walked away and put many people out of jobs. :evil: :evil: :evil:
Whoa . . . What? - Where are they going to build GM cars for the Pacific Rim ? No more Holden Engineering ? - No No No ! ! ! That is where the High performance Chevys come from. Where will the Chevys that they race in NASCAR be engineered and come from ? I can't believe this - Holden is . . . was??? kind of the tuner version like M or AMG but for lowly Chevys - I say kind of because all they really did is re-badged the high performance Holdens and make the LHD.
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Re: Things that suck...

Post by RollyShed » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:37 pm

A thing that sucked concerning vehicles - the Toyota LandCruiser had semi floating rear axles and they were hard to change. LandRover had fully floating axles which were easy to change. However you never had to change/replace the Toyota ones but were always breaking LandRover axles. Things might be better now but this certainly related to the LandRover IIA series.

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Post by lsemmens » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:53 pm

Interestingly enough, when I was actually working for a living, we had a Nissan Navara ute that we parked at 300,000 km after using, and abusing, it for years tree lopping. we replaced it with a hilux, The Navara was a better ute. Even after sitting for about five years a bloke came in an made an offer on it. poured some fuel down the carbie (remember those) towed it for 100m and then drove it home. The lux did not last nearly as long. I do agree, though, anything Toyota is usually well made and reliable. Korean cars are where the Japs were bout 20 years years ago.
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Re: Things that suck...

Post by carum carvi » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:37 am

You gotta see this IF anyone still doesnt believe Toyota pickup trucks are UNkillable.

After driving it into the sea, setting it on fire, dropping a caravan on top of it etc etc, Top Gear decided to put this Toyota pickup truck on top of a 23 storey building which was about to be blown up.


Below is the first youtube link to the first failed attempts (fire, drowning, wreckingball) of killing the Toyota.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTPnIpjodA8



Below is the 2nd youtube link to the spectacular explosion of the 23 storey building which the Toyota still survived!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFnVZXQD5_k

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Post by smurphos » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:46 am

Even the baby Toyota's are as hard as nails - I've got one of these currently heading for 190K Miles and still going very very strong...

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Re: Things that suck...

Post by stormryder » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:38 am

smurphos wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:46 am
Even the baby Toyota's are as hard as nails - I've got one of these currently heading for 190K Miles and still going very very strong
I know other people who have had good luck with Toyotas although I haven't, I had one that blew a head gasket while going downhill.
Chevys are the only vehicles I've found that can withstand the punishment I put them through.
My blazer is still going strong at 278k miles:
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Post by Portreve » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:51 pm

stormryder wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:38 am
I know other people who have had good luck with Toyotas although I haven't, I had one that blew a head gasket while going downhill.
Chevys are the only vehicles I've found that can withstand the punishment I put them through.
My blazer is still going strong at 278k miles:
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Its not without problems, but it has a tough job.
Your Blazer looks a little bit cold there, stormryder. :lol:
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