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  1. Cars you regret buying

    I somewhat regret buying my first car, a 1976 Cutlass. I should have been more picky and waited for a better car. This was in 1983 or 84. I should have bought something older - like a late 60s Mustang or Mopar. I'm sure it would have been more difficult to live with, but it would have been a...
  2. Which Car(s) do you regret getting rid off

    Agreed. I learned to drive in my parents' '76 Beetle. I miss that car, even though it was never that great of a vehicle.
  3. Ford Returns to F1 Racing!

    https://pressroom.toyota.com/tmc-announces-financial-results-for-the-fourth-quarter-ended-march-31-2022/ I'm not sure about that. According to the above, Toyota not only made money but their revenues actually increased last year. And they made a lot of cars that are affordable for average...
  4. A $2 Billion Loss Spells Trouble in Dearborn

    Seems to me that Ford is building the wrong vehicles. Their inventory is going up. My wife was considering buying a Bronco last year and you couldn't even place an order for one because Ford was so far behind in making them. Seems like poor planning, and Farley should be planning production...
  5. Which Car(s) do you regret getting rid off

    I really liked my 2004 Z06 handling. The chassis was kind of a wet noodle, but the suspension was awesome. The weight balance was great. I would regret selling my Z06 as well, but I just didn't fit in it and I didn't see a way to make room for me + helmet in the car. The engine definitely...
  6. Which Car(s) do you regret getting rid off

    I regret selling: 1965 Ford 250 I also regret selling my 1987 GT that I had crammed a 408 4V Cleveland into. I don't have any very good photos of it, but this will give an idea. I miss my Porsche 944 and slightly regret selling it. But mostly the 2016 GT350. It was a tech pack car. I...
  7. Brand New And Broke

    From what I heard, the 10 speed really isn't that bad. Every MT82 I've driven in a 2015+ car has been great. I owned a couple different 2011s that didn't shift very well at all, but as far as I can tell the 2015 redesign really improved the Getrag. I haven't driven the 2018+, though.
  8. As many have predicted…

    I think it would be great if Ford would make the FiST and FoRS/FoST. Personally I prefer rear wheel drive by far over front wheel or four wheel drive. I did own a Fiesta and a FiST and liked them ok, but I probably wouldn't buy another. And the ergonomics of those cars were not that great. I...
  9. As many have predicted…

    Or a smaller NA V8 around 3.5 liters making 350 HP. More Ford pushrod 302 sized or even slightly smaller but with DOHC. That would be sweet.
  10. As many have predicted…

    I agree the Mustang was a budget vehicle. The budget is a little higher now, but still many normal people can afford it. Ford has been using the same platform for many years. They were planning to change to a newer "shared" platform with 7G, but decided to save money keeping the same...
  11. As many have predicted…

    I don't fit in a Miata, either. I like my GR86 as a daily. RWD, 2800 lbs, nice shifter, cheaper than a Miata. You should at least take a look. I've heard they aren't that great on gas. I don't really pay attention, but it seems fine to me. Small tank and I don't fill it that often. Eh...
  12. Ford Returns to F1 Racing!

    I agree as well that building the most profitable vehicles might make sense. In the old days I think Ford built different cars with the assumption that people would buy the cheap models when they were young and then move up to more expensive models over time. Maybe brand loyalty is rare/dead...
  13. Ford Returns to F1 Racing!

    Well yeah. Ford stopped making inexpensive vehicles like the Focus and Fiesta. Fiesta was an actual well-built car from my experience. I owned a regular Fiesta and an ST. They were both extremely affordable. Nicer fit and finish than Mustang, for sure. I never had a single warranty claim...
  14. Ford Returns to F1 Racing!

    I agree that vehicles don't need to be perfect. The reason I was calling out quality is because people in Ford were quoted in the article as saying that lack of quality had cost Ford a lot of money. Recalls are expensive. Things like the bad crimps on the GT350 cooling lines. A little more...
  15. Interesting: EV Car MPG Cost versus Regular Gasoline Engine MPG Cost Per 100 Miles

    I think we could debate about EVs being better at car stuff than ICE powered vehicles. If they were, no one would want ICE vehicles. I want to drive 600 miles. Which type of vehicle is better? I live in an apartment with no garage. Which type of vehicle will function better for me? I have...
  16. Winter Beater

    Probably if anything breaks on the Rover it would cost big money. Therefore the car is cheap. You can get old Mercedes for cheap as well. Or at least you could in the past. I haven't checked recently.
  17. Ford Returns to F1 Racing!

    https://techcrunch.com/2023/02/02/ford-earnings-left-2b-of-profits-on-the-table-in-2022/ I wish Ford would focus on building better quality cars and trucks over F1. It would be different if there was tech in F1 that could be useful to improve their vehicles, but to me it just seems like an ad...
  18. Truck Owners?

    Probably off topic, but I have a 1999 F250 super duty single cab with 8 foot bed. It's perfect for me, because it was cheap when I bought it 8 or 9 years ago and I haven't had many problems with it. It's just short of 250,000 miles. It has the gas V10, which has been a good engine for me. I...
  19. Winter Beater

    I always thought a WRX would be fun, but around here they are waaaay overpriced.
  20. Auction For The First 2024 Mustang Today

    The "special" vehicles tend to go for more. Definitely.
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