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Dude, WTF. A Ford lasts a couple years and less than 100,000 miles

 

My Escort cost under $8000 in 1989, and lasted until 2000, when I traded it in for $1000. It had 105,000 miles on it, and no major problems.

 

 

 

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Dude, WTF. A Ford lasts a couple years and less than 100,000 miles

 

My Escort cost under $8000 in 1989, and lasted until 2000, when I traded it in for $1000. It had 105,000 miles on it, and no major problems.

 

 

 

105k and you are bragging about that? :rolleyes: My honda accord's got over 200k and nothing wrong with it, still going strong, and its still worth more than that piece of $hit that ford calls a car...the laugher is i wish it would die cuz i want a new vehicle but can't justify getting rid of it cuz its running great, gets over 30mpg, burns no oil...

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But how many times did you get laid during that period?

 

many

paying for it doesn't count...and neither does your right hand...

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Dude, WTF. A Ford lasts a couple years and less than 100,000 miles

 

My Escort cost under $8000 in 1989, and lasted until 2000, when I traded it in for $1000. It had 105,000 miles on it, and no major problems.

 

 

 

105k and you are bragging about that? :rolleyes: My honda accord's got over 200k and nothing wrong with it, still going strong, and its still worth more than that piece of $hit that ford calls a car...

 

Well, I upgraded. It would have lasted longer. 10 years with the same car is plenty for me.

 

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The Japanese use unions? Its not the workers that makes unions bad, its tha mangement system thats bad... We'll sometimes... Look at the teachers in Kent or where ever it is.

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But how many times did you get laid during that period?

 

many

paying for it doesn't count...and neither does your right hand...

 

It was prison sex and he was the girl.

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My apologies for getting back on topic but....a camper conversion on an 2003-2008 Honda Element would be pretty sweet not to mention reliable.

 

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www.ursaminorvehicles.com

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That is possibly the gayest selection of cars I have ever seen; station wagons? hacky-sack hippy vans? Does lululemon sell cars now?

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That is possibly the gayest selection of cars I have ever seen; station wagons? hacky-sack hippy vans? Does lululemon sell cars now?

 

Lululemon only sells MILFwagons

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My apologies for getting back on topic but....a camper conversion on an 2003-2008 Honda Element would be pretty sweet not to mention reliable.

 

IMG_0956_1_1.JPG

 

www.ursaminorvehicles.com

 

I've seen those tent-on-top Element conversions, its a pretty slick ride. :tup:

 

Pity the Element doesn't get better mileage though.

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That is possibly the gayest selection of cars I have ever seen; station wagons? hacky-sack hippy vans? Does lululemon sell cars now?

 

Uh, yeah, I'm really concerned about what my choice in vehicles says about my sexual orientation. :rolleyes:

 

 

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I just bought a 96 VW Passat TDI wagon.

I got 54mpg on the freeway driving it home from Montana.

36 mpg city.

 

You better get busy and find a mechanic, who knows how to work on a diesel VW, as they are notorious for hard to diagnose electrical problems. Owed 2 of them and never again. Also good luck starting a diesel in a middle of winter in Canadian Rockies at -30C. There is a reason truckers don't turn their engines off in the middle of winter when they park their riggs.

Re-check your research.

Specify 1996. Not any other year.

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I just bought a 96 VW Passat TDI wagon.

I got 54mpg on the freeway driving it home from Montana.

36 mpg city.

 

Passat TDI has the same engine capacity as regular Passat. The only reason these cars get better gas mileage is not some superior drive train efficiency, but energy content in diesel fuel vs regular gasoline (which is close to twice). Popularity of diesel in Europe is due to the price point of diesel, which is cheaper. In the US diesel is only slightly cheaper, and the pollution created by diesel is much worst then pollution created by gasoline. Going towards natural gas/propane systems would make much more sense.

Propane/Gas would indeed. But this is rated 9 out of 10 stars for reliability (96 ONLY). And 54mpg means I burn 1/2 as much fuel as the 25 mpg vehicle that opened this thread. Are you saying that deisel pollutes twice as bad as regular unleaded?

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Ultimate vehicle?

good gas mileage, FWD, cargo version, easy to park, just wonder how durable, since Ford is not that good of the brand. BTW engines are made in Spain.

 

 

Does ultimate vehicle also mean "insanely hideous"? I mean seriously, go road trip in a 1968 Camaro.....

 

I'm guessing you are from Glassgow? That would explain things.... hahahahaha

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I just bought a 96 VW Passat TDI wagon.

I got 54mpg on the freeway driving it home from Montana.

36 mpg city.

 

Passat TDI has the same engine capacity as regular Passat. The only reason these cars get better gas mileage is not some superior drive train efficiency, but energy content in diesel fuel vs regular gasoline (which is close to twice). Popularity of diesel in Europe is due to the price point of diesel, which is cheaper. In the US diesel is only slightly cheaper, and the pollution created by diesel is much worst then pollution created by gasoline. Going towards natural gas/propane systems would make much more sense.

Propane/Gas would indeed. But this is rated 9 out of 10 stars for reliability (96 ONLY). And 54mpg means I burn 1/2 as much fuel as the 25 mpg vehicle that opened this thread. Are you saying that deisel pollutes twice as bad as regular unleaded?

 

It's over 20 times worse.

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I just bought a 96 VW Passat TDI wagon.

I got 54mpg on the freeway driving it home from Montana.

36 mpg city.

 

Passat TDI has the same engine capacity as regular Passat. The only reason these cars get better gas mileage is not some superior drive train efficiency, but energy content in diesel fuel vs regular gasoline (which is close to twice). Popularity of diesel in Europe is due to the price point of diesel, which is cheaper. In the US diesel is only slightly cheaper, and the pollution created by diesel is much worst then pollution created by gasoline. Going towards natural gas/propane systems would make much more sense.

Propane/Gas would indeed. But this is rated 9 out of 10 stars for reliability (96 ONLY). And 54mpg means I burn 1/2 as much fuel as the 25 mpg vehicle that opened this thread. Are you saying that deisel pollutes twice as bad as regular unleaded?

 

It's over 20 times worse.

This says it is only 15% worse for emissions per gallon but 30% better mileage. And in the case of my 96 Passat TDI it is more like 66% better than my little Toyota that got 36 mpg. Do you have a link that says otherwise?

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