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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-07 11:41 AM
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24. And MY experience with "Japanese Quality":
Datsun 210: JUNK. Cooling fans cratered, after market AC never worked right.

Datsun 310: JUNK. Self-destructed by blowing a connecting rod and destroying the engine 5000 miles out of waranty.

Subaru wagon: JUNK. TWO warped heads, replaced TWICE 5000 miles out of warranty, cost 500 bucks to replace the washer pump: IT WAS UNDERNEATH THE RIGHT FRONT FENDER which had to be pulled.

Toyota Sienna: JUNK. LEANED on the slide door sheet metal and it BENT in. AC work done, Fan work done, radio died-500 bucks to replace, out of warranty.

My Saturn burns a LITTLE oil at 150000 miles.

This is NOT singing the praises of Saturn. They used to build a FAIR car, not a great one. And NOW they are just another GM switch a nameplate.

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  -Anyone who believes one car maker is better than another is deluded. Tyler Durden  Mar-06-07 10:49 AM   #0 
  - Ok....  AllexxisF1   Mar-06-07 10:51 AM   #1 
  - I assume you're an engineer...and not paying attention.  Tyler Durden   Mar-06-07 10:58 AM   #2 
  - Welcome to value engineering...  meldroc   Mar-06-07 09:54 PM   #50 
  - I bet my Mustang outlasts your car.  Clark2008   Mar-06-07 11:07 AM   #7 
     - Your Mustang? Please stop, you're making my sides hurt!  MadHound   Mar-06-07 11:19 AM   #15 
        - Well, yeah. That's totally apples and oranges.  susanna   Mar-07-07 12:06 AM   #53 
  - well, my 10-year/100K Hyundai warranty has been helpful....  flowomo   Mar-06-07 11:03 AM   #3 
  - If there still IS an industry in 10 years.  Tyler Durden   Mar-06-07 11:06 AM   # 
  - well, we're 5 years into the warranty, so I don't need all 10  flowomo   Mar-06-07 11:10 AM   #8 
  - *  Blue State Native   Mar-06-07 11:23 AM   #16 
  - I'm with you..  all_hail_gwb   Mar-06-07 11:12 AM   #12 
     - yep, our Sonata has been fine (and very affordable)  flowomo   Mar-06-07 11:40 AM   #22 
  - Should be rather simple to find out.  Bornaginhooligan   Mar-06-07 11:05 AM   #4 
  - There are different levels of quality control at each mfr.  Roland99   Mar-06-07 11:05 AM   #5 
  - That only made it a better INSPECTED product, not a better product.  Tyler Durden   Mar-06-07 11:23 AM   #17 
     - Which still results in a better product going to the customer if defects are caught before sales.  Roland99   Mar-06-07 11:37 AM   #21 
        - Nope.  Tyler Durden   Mar-06-07 11:52 AM   #32 
  - The only sustainable mode of travel is with those  NoMoreMyths   Mar-06-07 11:06 AM   #6 
  - i agree with you  madrchsod   Mar-06-07 11:12 AM   #9 
  - Sorry, don't buy that  MadHound   Mar-06-07 11:12 AM   #10 
  - Not any more.  Tyler Durden   Mar-06-07 11:54 AM   #33 
  - "Toyota, Nissan, Honda...they ain't gonna make it either" ... are you serious?  tandot   Mar-06-07 11:12 AM   #11 
  - My 1997 Saturn SL1 has 150,000 on it and gets 40 MPG,  Tyler Durden   Mar-06-07 11:33 AM   #20 
     - I owned Chryslers from 1985 - 2003...  Roland99   Mar-06-07 11:40 AM   #23 
     - I am sorry that you are so angry.  tandot   Mar-06-07 11:49 AM   #31 
        - I'm really only angry because I had to lie for so many years...  Tyler Durden   Mar-06-07 11:59 AM   #36 
  - I don't buy it.  deadmessengers   Mar-06-07 11:14 AM   #13 
  - On that same token -  HughBeaumont   Mar-06-07 11:29 AM   #19 
  - And MY experience with "Japanese Quality":  Tyler Durden   Mar-06-07 11:41 AM   #24 
  - Oh, I had a 91 Mazda 323 - loved that car!  AZBlue   Mar-06-07 09:58 PM   #51 
  - Cars today are as reliable as ever  gravity   Mar-06-07 11:16 AM   #14 
  - I'm sure looking at blueprints...  cynatnite   Mar-06-07 11:24 AM   #18 
  - DaimlerChrysler secret:  Tyler Durden   Mar-06-07 11:44 AM   #27 
  - The car industry isn't dying. Maybe the American/European one is.  WinkyDink   Mar-06-07 11:44 AM   #25 
  - Who's buying the cars?  Tyler Durden   Mar-06-07 11:46 AM   #28 
     - I guess you don't live in LA  taught_me_patience   Mar-06-07 12:15 PM   #41 
        - Tick, Tick, Tick. Time is running out on that nonsense.  Tyler Durden   Mar-06-07 09:33 PM   #46 
  - call me delusional, then  Jacobin   Mar-06-07 11:44 AM   #26 
  - Everyone's anecdotal experience is different.  Tyler Durden   Mar-06-07 11:49 AM   #30 
     - My anecdote  Jacobin   Mar-06-07 01:55 PM   #43 
     - You still cite vehicles over 4 years old.  Tyler Durden   Mar-06-07 09:34 PM   #47 
     - Your last sentence is the kicker, Tyler.  susanna   Mar-07-07 12:22 AM   #56 
  - What does "Better" mean?  qwlauren35   Mar-06-07 11:48 AM   #29 
  - You just named the problem: '97 and 2000.  Tyler Durden   Mar-06-07 11:57 AM   #35 
  - Only American car I trust is the Cadillac.  Perragrande   Mar-06-07 11:57 AM   #34 
  - In 1993 it wasn't a terrible car.  Tyler Durden   Mar-06-07 12:00 PM   #37 
  - In 1993 it wasn't a terrible car.  Tyler Durden   Mar-06-07 12:02 PM   #38 
  - Yeah, we're not going to have cars any more. The entire world is going to stop buying them.  Kelly Rupert   Mar-06-07 12:02 PM   #39 
  - Color me deluded then, I like the concept of "lego" cars...  MazeRat7   Mar-06-07 12:05 PM   #40 
  - Here is my experiences w/cars  taught_me_patience   Mar-06-07 12:28 PM   #42 
  - Return your broken carseats to their upright sitting position!  Forkboy   Mar-06-07 02:05 PM   #44 
  - I'm from Michigan too, and most of my family is employed/drawing pension from the auto industry  nonconformist   Mar-06-07 02:08 PM   #45 
  - These folks mostly just don't "get" it, do they?  Tyler Durden   Mar-06-07 09:36 PM   #48 
  - Hi, nonconformist.  susanna   Mar-07-07 12:40 AM   #58 
  - LMAO... the only "brand loyality" I ever had for cars was  walldude   Mar-06-07 09:39 PM   #49 
  - All I know is what I experience  RummyTheDummy   Mar-07-07 12:01 AM   #52 
  - Sorry to say, but as someone born in 1980, I just don't know any better  LSdemocrat   Mar-07-07 12:10 AM   #54 
  - That's kinda sad in its own weird way. n/t  susanna   Mar-07-07 01:25 AM   #59 
  - Hey, I will need to buy a car soon  skipos   Mar-07-07 12:17 AM   #55 
  - It's all relative. Like most things in life.  sammythecat   Mar-07-07 12:29 AM   #57 
  - "Anyone who believes one car maker is better than another is deluded."  MilesColtrane   Mar-07-07 01:58 AM   #60 
  - somebody needs a hug!  NuttyFluffers   Mar-07-07 03:25 AM   #61 
  - Eh, could be worse. Could be the '70s  GreenZoneLT   Mar-07-07 03:39 AM   #62 
  - TTT n/t  Blue_Tires   Mar-07-07 11:20 AM   #63 

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