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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    I see a common thread here, 80s vintage GM and Jaqs, you love your dealers service depts?
    I really liked my friend's 1976 Pontiac Trans Am. That was the last year with a true 400 cu in big block. (The 6.6L, 403 came out the next year and just didn't have the same gusto.)

    I've never been a Mopar guy, but I do have access to both a Challenger Hellcat and a Charger Hellcat right now. As the owner of the Challenger says, "The car is stupid. Who needs 707 HP" ... with a smile.

    The other car that I've considered is a Subaru WRX STI. The problem is size and features. If they made a Legacy STI I'd be in right now.

    For a while I was sniffing a Taurus SHO. Again, you can see one of my big criteria is a sedan (hockey trips) with AWD and decent performance.

    Again (madly knocking on wood), I've not had significant issues with Jaguars.
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    Nobody here can give me insights on the MB C300 or the Audis (A4 or A6)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sicatoka View Post
    Nobody here can give me insights on the MB C300 or the Audis (A4 or A6)?
    My son is working at an Audi dealership, I'll ask him. At least he'll know how they are to drive to and from the car wash. ;-). He's a runner.

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    My brother, a longtime mechanic, told me if I ever bought an Audi, I can find another mechanic. PITAs.
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    Lexus or Acura.

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    Hoping to get a new(er) car this fall/winter...currently drive a 1996 Honda Civic. Considering a Honda Accord/Civic, Toyota Camry/Corolla, or Hyundai Sonata/Elantra...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaNorthStar View Post
    Hoping to get a new(er) car this fall/winter...currently drive a 1996 Honda Civic. Considering a Honda Accord/Civic, Toyota Camry/Corolla, or Hyundai Sonata/Elantra...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sicatoka View Post
    I really liked my friend's 1976 Pontiac Trans Am. That was the last year with a true 400 cu in big block. (The 6.6L, 403 came out the next year and just didn't have the same gusto.)

    I've never been a Mopar guy, but I do have access to both a Challenger Hellcat and a Charger Hellcat right now. As the owner of the Challenger says, "The car is stupid. Who needs 707 HP" ... with a smile.

    The other car that I've considered is a Subaru WRX STI. The problem is size and features. If they made a Legacy STI I'd be in right now.

    For a while I was sniffing a Taurus SHO. Again, you can see one of my big criteria is a sedan (hockey trips) with AWD and decent performance.

    Again (madly knocking on wood), I've not had significant issues with Jaguars.
    A 76 Trans am is cool looking but performance sucks. Real muscle cars died in 72. Real real muscle cars were made in the 60s. Today's performance cars stop better, handle better are far more comfortable.Hell cats are unreal, I'd still rather have the original version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    Real real muscle cars were made in the 60s.
    Like I said: 1968 Pontiac GTO
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sicatoka View Post
    Like I said: 1968 Pontiac GTO
    I had a '70 with the 400 4 bbl. Great in a straight line, not so much on the curves. Much more fun in my Volvo C30 R Design, but I'd still take a Goat in a heartbeat.
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    Anyone have any experience with the Taurus SHO?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sicatoka View Post
    Anyone have any experience with the Taurus SHO?
    Old one and I mean old. Had a Yamaha?? engine I think. My brother owned it. I'll bet the new ones are nice but not luxury type car nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    Old one and I mean old. Had a Yamaha?? engine I think. My brother owned it. I'll bet the new ones are nice but not luxury type car nice.
    The old Yamaha 3.2.

    My parents have a 2010 Taurus (dad being a Ford retiree and all). NOT the SHO, but the interior is pretty darn close. Nice car. I like it. Plenty of room. Make no mistake, it's not a small car. My Fusion isn't much smaller than the old generation Tauruses from the 80s and 90s. The new Taurus effectively replaced the Crown Vic, although they're not nearly the barges the CV's were.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    I'll bet the new ones are nice but not luxury type car nice.
    Throw the 401 option group onto the SHO package and you have a car with features that you don't get until the MB E-Class. That's why I'm interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sicatoka View Post
    Throw the 401 option group onto the SHO package and you have a car with features that you don't get until the MB E-Class. That's why I'm interested.
    its still a ford no matter what options you get. like i said bet its a nice car
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    So tonight while gassing up my car the gas cap door on my car rusted right on out of the car. Given that it's got less than a 1000 miles until it rolls over 200,000, I'm kinda doubting that it's even worth getting that fixed. Thinking it might just be a better option to get a locking gas cap and calling it good enough. from what I can tell, I would about have to take the panel off to replace it, unless there's some sort of trick that I'm not seeing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmrg74 View Post
    So tonight while gassing up my car the gas cap door on my car rusted right on out of the car. Given that it's got less than a 1000 miles until it rolls over 200,000, I'm kinda doubting that it's even worth getting that fixed. Thinking it might just be a better option to get a locking gas cap and calling it good enough. from what I can tell, I would about have to take the panel off to replace it, unless there's some sort of trick that I'm not seeing.
    It depends on where the failure happened.
    If it's just where the body plate meets the swing arm it's an easy fix.
    If it's the swing arm that goes behind the main fender body, buy the locking cap.
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    Had to scroll through a few pages to find this, thanks captcha.
    Looking to replace my 06 Acura TSX with a small SUV. Test drove toyotas, Lexus, nissans, and came back to Acura. The RDX drives just like my tsx and is awesome. Acura is nice, without being gaudy like Lexus, and fun to drive. So now that I'm decided, I just need to get my bonus in feb, determine what I can put down, and then stalk my prey
    Edit: shopping alone as a female sucks. I actually had a Toyota salesman tell me that the car I had just driven had been there 55 days, but would rise in price in a few months since this is Minnesota and it was AWD....umm..no, it's been sitting for 55 days
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