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Another one for Toyota, also don’t believe the bad things you hear about Hyundai, With regular maintenance the last a long time, my dad gots 10 years driving the same one and my mom 7 years, they are

They used to be manufactured in Turkey.  Funny story is at that time, the Transit vans were assembled in Turkey with windows and back seats so that they would qualify as passenger vehicles and avoid t

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On 6/25/2020 at 3:33 PM, JamesRobot said:

Camaros have back seats.  Just sayin...

My parents used to have a large fifties Nash that (like even the smaller Nash Ramblers) had fold down backs on the front seat that could be laid down flush with the rear seat to make one contiguous surface. My whole family (5 kids and parents) wound up sleeping in it one night while on an erstwhile camping trip wherein a severe thunderstorm literally blew away (and collapsed) our tent.

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1 hour ago, Tabonga said:

As long as it was not a 1981!  Mrs. Tabonga's mother had one and it was a nightmare.  Virtually all of the Cadillacs that year* had a godawful engine that had a miserable variable cylinder system where the engine would operate on either 8, 6 or 4 cylinders in an effort to save fuel**.  As a result the thing would constantly change the number of  cylinders being used according to some arcane mystic formula the computer (that term is being used generously since it really wasn't up to the task - I think an abacus would have performed better) conjured up.  As a result it had absolutely no acceleration which was extremely problematic when you wanted to perform a task as simple as merging into traffic.  The digital readouts would not give you a reading as to how much gas was actually in the tank - it gave you an estimate of the range you had - so you would be plugging along on 4 cylinders and you had say a couple of hundred miles - if and when you managed to get the behemoth to run on 8 cylinders the estimated fuel range would drop to say under  50 miles. So you never knew how much fuel was in (or more importantly perhaps not in) the tank.  I think Cadillac replaced some engines or offered to disconnect the system so the cars ran on 8 cylinders only.  A more miserable vehicle I have never driven.

*The Sevilles could be ordered with a reportedly equally problematic V-8 diesel.

**The beast got terrible terrible mileage anyway.

 

 

What do you know, my '11 Chevy Tahoe has that technology and it still sucks (c'mon GM).  Mine hops from 8cyl to 4cyl and many enthusiasts disable that feature to increase the engine reliability (I still need to look into that...).

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50 minutes ago, Tulpa said:

It wasn't that long ago that a Lincoln Towncar was my dream car. 😛I hope Lincoln brings that nameplate back at some point.

 

The mid-2000s Towncar is beautiful in my eyes, with a very reliable drivetrain.

They've brought back the Continental now as their flagship and boy, it is gorgeous.  They've got some limited # ones with suicide doors too, I believe.  Don't trust their newer engines though, I believe they ecoboosted that one too.

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3 minutes ago, Boosted52405 said:

What do you know, my '11 Chevy Tahoe has that technology and it still sucks (c'mon GM).  Mine hops from 8cyl to 4cyl and many enthusiasts disable that feature to increase the engine reliability (I still need to look into that...).

Heh - you have my sympathy!

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Just now, JamesRobot said:

Beauty.  I'd drive that any day.  

That wasn't ours - looks like that one is at a car show (and likely restored) - IIRC ours was black and several years old when we had it (cars back then did not last nearly as long as they do these days).

But it would be a gas to have one today.

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