Well, January 27th me and some friends visited the Lincoln Park property in Dartmouth MA. It is all fenced off and i'm a law biting citizen so I decided to stay outside the fencing but I got some nice pictures, And there posted on this site:
Not a bad car??.... Neons blow heads left and right, perhaps not the new ones as much nowadays because they got a clue from the asian and european manufactures, but the mid to late 90's are always on the side of the road.
Plus, they are not worth anything because they depreciate so bad, and the safety ratings have been less than impressive, need i go on?
Regardless of what I own, (and it's had it's share of problems too, most cars over 15 years old do) any car bought nowadays support a global economy, so even if I don't buy a "big three" product, Im still suporting the worlds consumer program anyways. The big three combined still sell more cars than anyone else anyway.
Least we aggree on Yankee Cannonball being a darn fine ride.
I love this 4 cyclinder car mod phase. Now you got these 16 year olds with the mega phone exhaust tips, that buzz like a weed eater on steroids.
Neons are junk, atleast the early ones, head gaskets, oil pans, and instrument panel failures. Most wholesalers I know won't take them for free.
I got rid of all my toys, I don't see the point in buying something that depreciates on avg 50% within 4 years. I buy em cheap drive them for a year and get rid of them, usually making money on each one. To me its just a object to get me from point A to point B and nothing more. *** Edited 2/2/2004 4:34:52 AM UTC by Snap43***
Sorry to say, a lot of Chrysler products are pretty lousy... at least froma quality standpoint. The company designs good cars and trucks that have a LOT of good and innovative ideas, but they don't seem to know how to build 'em. I can't begin to count how many friends I've had with various Chrylser vehicles, and almost all of them had to replace the transmissions by 50K miles. In this day and age, that is inexcusable. *** Edited 2/2/2004 3:09:33 PM UTC by Rob Ascough***
Maybe some Mercedes-Benz bits got thrown in there, although that doesn't explain why some other new Chryslers still have issues. I read that the new Dodge Durangos just got recalled, and they've only been out a few months.
My mother has a 2002 Volvo and it has had numerous electrical problems. I understand that Audis are the same way (and because of that, I didn't get one) Fortunately, my Euro-car has been good to me so far.
The Chrysler Crossfire is nothing more than a M-B SLK roadster chassis/drivetrain with a Chrysler-designed coupe body on top of it. I can see it becoming one of the most reliable Chrysler products. The new Chrysler 300 and Dodge Hemi will use a lot of M-B parts as well, so perhaps they will be better from a quality standpoint as well?
I love my 02 Jetta 1.8 T. Its fast, reliable, and smooth. The motors are so versatile you can do anything to them. I bought a NewSpeed performance computer chip and...hmm, words cant describe on how much of a difference it makes. Sure the car was built in Tijuana Mexico and uses cheap parts and I have to take it in...oh say every 2 months for something(thank god for warranties) but I still love my car. Had it for almost 2 years(the 16th is its 2nd birthday) and i have almost 64K miles on it(dont ask).Car is worth about 13 grand and I still owe(my parents, hehee)24K on it...oh well.
I don't drive my cars for 10 or 15 years, but within 3 threes, I put that kind of milage on them. I got my car, brand-new, last January, and now it has 36K miles. I care not to think of the depreciation in terms of percentages...