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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 07:43 PM
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64. Part of it IS their problem.
Problem is, the shitty cars they built were in the 70's, much of the 80's and a chunk of the 90's when the Japanese automakers got a good foothold. While your Cavalier was in the garage, your neighbor's Civic never failed. GM/Ford took a beating to their reputation and some folks never forgave them. I agree that GM and Ford are building some fine, albeit largely boring cars now. A great improvement in quality most certainly.

You are right about the V8/rear wheel drive combos for American cars. How many small to average sized family cars are built in the US with a V8 and rear wheel drive? I also wonder about your data on the US V8 v the Japanese turbo 4. Just as an observation, I see a LOT more Eclipses and 300ZX cars from the 90's than I do Z28/Trans Am models (and you can change the spark plugs in the Japanese cars yourself).
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