hoser68
yeardley68
2/27/20
4:08 PM
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Hennessey and Hennessey. Combining broken promises and 40% alcohol by volume.

2/27/20
4:01 PM
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Why not just get another Jeep just like it.  There’s likely one that is identical for sale on Craigslist that is perfect other than missing a title and needing a key.

2/27/20
2:55 PM
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It’s amazing how cheap a stick Ford can be.  And I’ve heard they last forever.  But that doesn’t help Ford sell 2020s.

2/27/20
2:35 PM
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I mentioned it earlier, but I don’t think GM is nearly as bad as it was. I’ve rented vehicles recently. And of the vehicles I’ve had as rentals, the Chevy Malibu stood out, and in a way I didn’t expect. I got in the car, pushed the easy to find start button, and drove it around to where I needed to go. Every single Read more

2/27/20
2:22 PM
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My mis-spent youth always remembers this when I hear Blueflame

2/27/20
2:09 PM
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I figure the tires are around a grand, the shocks are at least another grand (depending on who installs them and the exact brand), and I’m not sure about Boxster brakes, but I know most Porsche brake jobs are not inexpensive.  I wouldn’t be surprised if this car as $3k worth of work done recently, even considering the Read more

2/27/20
1:02 PM
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True, but I was thinking of the autocross potential.  The weight of that top and all the BS I would need to remove to trouble shoot might shave a few tenths off my times.  Admittedly, I could shave more weight with a diet, but this allows me to shave weight and keep my Reese’s Cups, so win-win.  And I can tell my wife Read more

2/27/20
12:59 PM
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All of this indicates deeper concerns for all Fords, not just ones with that transmission.   I would buy a Ford.. used ... after time has shown what to look for.  But Ford doesn’t want used car buyers of their products.  That market is cornered by GM and Nissan.

2/27/20
12:46 PM
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As for your final question, I found this answer.

2/27/20
12:40 PM
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For once my first impression to the answer was right. I figured to get the maximum of what a GTI owner expected for feel, a minimum of weight would be required. Read more

2/27/20
12:20 PM
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I was looking for a car for my daughter to learn on. My method of teaching kids to drive is the same as my dad. Start with a slush box and get them used to turning, obeying traffic signs, etc. Then move up to a stick so they can focus on proper shifting and have the rest on “automatic”. Read more

2/27/20
11:05 AM
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Nah, no rental car counter can upcharge for that.

2/27/20
10:48 AM
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Ford could have tempted me if they didn’t have the disaster of DCT with the Fiesta and Focus.  I was close on the first gen Focus, but life threw me a curveball that got me out of the new car shopping plan.   When I started shopping again, I considered a Focus, but nothing but problems with that DCT really drove me Read more

2/27/20
10:46 AM
1

First gear:  The Impala has died before and comes back.  It will come back again.  Likely as an SUV of some sort.

2/27/20
10:45 AM
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1st gear: This story could be written any time since 1920 to today, with the exception of 1964-1968. Ford is always in a rut. But the rut finds a way to make enough money to keep stock paying good dividends 90% of the time. Read more