Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-29-2013, 08:58 AM   #41
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
FinanceDude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 12,484
Quote:
Originally Posted by HFWR View Post
Though I currently have a Prius, my previous three vehicles were Chevies. My last car was a truck; a Silverado, owned 13 years and 115k miles with no repairs. The previous pickup ate two starters, but otherwise no problems. So, not bad, in my n=1 experience.

As always, YMMV...
GM trucks have always been reliable for the most part. it was just all those OTHER GM cars they didn't put quality into........
__________________

__________________
Consult with your own advisor or representative. My thoughts should not be construed as investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results (love that one).......:)


This Thread is USELESS without pics.........:)
FinanceDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-29-2013, 09:01 AM   #42
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
FinanceDude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 12,484
BMW: Bring My Wallet...........
__________________

__________________
Consult with your own advisor or representative. My thoughts should not be construed as investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results (love that one).......:)


This Thread is USELESS without pics.........:)
FinanceDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 09:06 AM   #43
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 403
Quote:
Originally Posted by jags View Post
I own a RENAULT

Havent heard a funny one on this, so must be a good car
Years ago on the NPR show Car Talk, somebody called who had a litany of problems with his Renault Fuego. The response went something like this:

Magliozzi brothers: "Do you have a hardware store nearby?"

Caller: "Yes"

Magliozzi brothers: "OK. This is what you have to do. Walk down to your hardware store and buy one of those "For Sale By Owner" signs and put it in your car. That'll fix your problems."
__________________
anethum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 09:23 AM   #44
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
JoeWras's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2,529
Quote:
Originally Posted by DFW_M5 View Post
DW has a 2006 Forester, and its a nice vehicle, however, the original dealer I bought it from moved a good distance away. A year or two later, another Subby dealership moved in reasonably nearby, but within 2 years it moved to another locale further away. So we are left with having to drive too far (at least for me) to get to either of the two remaining dealerships in the area. Maybe with more sales this will change, but until that happens, I will probably pass on buying another Subaru.
Yes. This is the downside to being different. You are correct about that. It can become a problem. You don't get this problem with Toyota!

Even though I'm in the South, our small metro area is big enough to have three Subaru dealers in a small (15 miles) radius. We also have a few independents who specialize.
__________________
JoeWras is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 09:24 AM   #45
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
JoeWras's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2,529
Quote:
Originally Posted by anethum View Post
Renault Fuego
We have a member here called FUEGO, and I always think of the Renault when FUEGO posts.
__________________
JoeWras is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 10:20 AM   #46
Full time employment: Posting here.
JakeBrake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Southeast USA
Posts: 548
We are driving three GM vehicles:

1. 1995 GMC K1500 4X4 with 190,000 miles
2. 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier with 177,000 miles
3. 2001 Buick Lesabre wit 218,000 miles

GM cars break, but there are plenty of independent GM mechanics and parts available at a reasonable cost. Some parts vendors specialize in parts for "classic" pickups. Where we live the cost of a tag is based on the vehicle value. The cost bottoms out when the vehicle is ten years old.

We are familiar with new cars because we rent full-size current year cars for our road trips about four times a year. Unlimited free mileage, of course.

It pains me to say that we will not buy another Goverment Motors car.
__________________
JakeBrake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 10:40 AM   #47
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
HFWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lawn chair in Texas
Posts: 12,964
Quote:
Originally Posted by JakeBrake View Post
It pains me to say that we will not buy another Government Motors car.
I appreciate that some folks found the bailouts hard to swallow, but who is being punished, and what will have been accomplished?
__________________

__________________
Have Funds, Will Retire

...not doing anything of true substance...
HFWR is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:51 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.