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The Worst Cars On The Road
yahoo ^ | 4/24/11 | Hannah Elliott , Forbes

Posted on 04/24/2011 3:43:16 PM PDT by Nachum

When it comes to quality, efficiency, reliability, safety and overall value, these vehicles bring up the rear.

By all accounts, Detroit's Big Three automakers have begun producing better-made, longer lasting, more efficient vehicles. It's a distinct change from the 1990s and early 2000s, when they fell behind their European and Asian counterparts in each category.

"This change is not even a gradual thing," says Christine Overstreet, an automotive consultant and director of Heels and Wheels. "It's like they've said, 'OK, we really want to step it up, we really want to compete, we're ready.' After past years of being so bad, they've really stepped up their game."

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Correction: All the domestic models are made by GM or Chrysler
1 posted on 04/24/2011 3:43:24 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Watch the UAW throw a monkey wrench in the process.


2 posted on 04/24/2011 3:46:14 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Nachum

I think the worst cars on the road aren’t even cars.
They’re mini-vans.

I see them suckas broke down all the time!


3 posted on 04/24/2011 3:46:14 PM PDT by djf (Dems and liberals: Let's redefine "marriage". We already redefined "natural born citizen".)
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4 posted on 04/24/2011 3:47:17 PM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Nachum
Some of the worst trash ever built by a car company was built by GM, i have seen no proof the zebra has changed its strips.
5 posted on 04/24/2011 3:49:59 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Baynative

Look at that someone put a body on my king quad.


6 posted on 04/24/2011 3:51:26 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Nachum

Any news story from Yahoo/AP is highly suspect.


7 posted on 04/24/2011 3:53:54 PM PDT by matt1234 (Union rank-and-file are now dem brownshirt rank-and-file.)
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To: Nachum

Did anyone expect better products from General Motors (owned mostly by the US government and operated by unions who owe Obama)? Did you expect the worlds’ best products, like they once were?

The first step to improving American products from autos to graduates, is to outlaw all unions including so-called public service unions. Manufacturers would return to America, teachers would care more and and be accountable to parents and taxpayers once again.


8 posted on 04/24/2011 3:54:33 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama is a fraud. The founders gave us the tool of impeachment for a reason.)
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The Worst Cars on the Road

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9 posted on 04/24/2011 3:56:14 PM PDT by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: Nachum
All the domestic models are made by GM or Chrysler.

Gee, what a coincidence. Those are the same (and only) two car companies that were taken over by Maobama.

10 posted on 04/24/2011 4:10:44 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: gitmo

I was in Jacksonville this past week and saw a car with a “Obama 2012” sticker.


11 posted on 04/24/2011 4:17:27 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Nachum

Did they have a category for which car is most likely to burn your garage down?

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/04/18/report-burnt-chevrolet-volt-mysteriously-catches-fire-again/


12 posted on 04/24/2011 4:17:29 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: AAABEST
I've driven Mopar for nearly my whole life, including my '08 Nitro RT, which I bought before the bail outs. I'll never buy another Mopar or GM product again. Ford or import for me.

Full disclosure: I also own a '98 Corvette Convertible....

13 posted on 04/24/2011 4:22:17 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: org.whodat
GM built some of the most famous and best cars in this world.

Who in your mind builds the perfect car.....Fiat?

I'm talking about before the Government got involved, just in case you want to get DUmmie on me.

14 posted on 04/24/2011 4:26:47 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: Nachum

Quality control has always (at least from my perspective) been a bugaboo with Chrysler. Back in college, I drove a Neon sport. I loved the zippy little sucker, but boy howdy it was not screwed together well at all! By the time I traded it in, I occasionally had to stomp the floor board with my foot to get it to start. There was a short in the ignition system (that nobody could seem to find) and stomping my foot was the only fix for it.


15 posted on 04/24/2011 4:38:52 PM PDT by DemforBush (Of all the Thompson gunners, Roland was the best.)
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To: Bushbacker1
Full disclosure: I also own a '98 Corvette Convertible....

NICE. Keep that thing, even if you have to swap/rebuild engines, paint whatever.

At one point I revered GM. After restoring a '69 Camaro with a rebuilt 327, it was impossible NOT to revere GM.

Unfortunately, it's not GM any longer. It's a hideous zombie of the the company we all knew and loved.

16 posted on 04/24/2011 4:40:13 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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Correction: All the domestic models are made by GM or Chrysler

Toyota is cutting back production due to the earthquakes and tsunami which will affect their US sales. The rum-dums of the media are already proclaiming GM to be poised to take over the #1 spot from Toyota. Incredible the GM chest thumping bravado by US media in the face of Toyota death, destruction and genuine hardship. Nothing like the liberal brand of "compassion."

17 posted on 04/24/2011 4:42:53 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Las Vegas Ron
So you are one of those Vega owners, are maybe it is the chevette. Maybe you had one of those cat 4100 motors, are one of those 350 olds motor they tried to make a diesel out of are., i bet it is the Vega, you probably have one with less than 50000 miles on, probably still on cinder blocks from where. It blew up.
18 posted on 04/24/2011 4:50:19 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat

I omned a new Vega; it was the last GM vehicle I purchased.


19 posted on 04/24/2011 5:02:21 PM PDT by brivette
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To: All

Went out today to move my 1993 Caprice Classic Wagon. I have not started it in TWO years.

I put a battery in it, 5 gallons of fresh gas.

Put the key in cranked it for about 15 seconds and it fired right up. Turned on the AC and in about 30 seconds it was ICE cold.

It is the last of the REAL AMERICAN CARS.

It has the 91C Police package.


20 posted on 04/24/2011 5:07:44 PM PDT by troy McClure
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