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Old 10th July 2004, 02:32 AM   #21
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I like bikes too, but just try bringing home that german console with the vintage isophons strapped to the bike

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Old 10th July 2004, 04:54 AM   #22
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My Ford '98 F150 is about to roll 100K miles. We took a 5000 mile trip in it this summer, so I had my mechanic give it a tune up (it's first) and replace all of the fluids, belts and hoses. Up until then the only work ever done on it was to change expendable items (oil, windshield wipers, brakes and tires).

This is the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. Not one failure of any kind in 100K miles.

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Old 28th July 2004, 08:56 PM   #24
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JD Power just finished its long-term dependability survey.
the germans continue to suffer. Of the the four German manufacturers, none leads any of the 17 catagories......

BMW 528i ('98)...annoyingly reliable..
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Old 28th July 2004, 08:59 PM   #25
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You have the one that keeps the average from falling down the graphs
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Old 28th July 2004, 09:16 PM   #26
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My VW Golf has done 200000 kilometers so far. I did 140000 of them. The car has been for service exactly once (brakes) in the five years that took me.
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Old 28th July 2004, 10:37 PM   #27
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My VW Golf has done 200000 kilometers so far. I did 140000 of them. The car has been for service exactly once (brakes) in the five years that took me.
No offence but that is not a car considering the american standards

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Old 28th July 2004, 10:55 PM   #28
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No offence but that is not a car considering the american standards

Leave it to roibm to speak for the U.S. again...


VW was as popular as it gets until they started having so many niggling problems (electrical, etc.).
http://www.detnews.com/2004/autosins...a01-126902.htm

Looks like the same old story in Europe: http://www.wheels24.co.za/Wheels24/N...462816,00.html
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Old 28th July 2004, 11:02 PM   #29
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No offence but that is not a car considering the american standards
Well, mine is at least a station wagon...
And it's capable and allowed to run beyond 55mph
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Old 28th July 2004, 11:15 PM   #30
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It's been more than 20 years since 55 got removed. Try doing anything under 80 on the freeways around here and you'll be someone's hood ornament.
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