From: Scott in Florida on
On Thu, 8 Mar 2007 14:06:53 -0600, "DH" <dh(a)stargate.com> wrote:

>For me, a guy who had three transmissions put in his Ford in two years, that
>message really resonates. And since I got rid of that lemon, some years
>ago, I've driven just one other late-model Ford for just five miles and the
>brakes on that one failed!
>
>

Back on the 'good old days' of Ford ownership, it was necessary for me
to have a transmission shop at the ready.

About every year and a half.....rebuild the transmission.

Among other things like air conditioning, alternator etc etc etc.....

--

Scott in Florida



From: Jeff on

"Mike Hunter" <mikehunt2(a)mailcity.com> wrote in message
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> Try telling that to the corporate fleet owners who know better, as our
> service records proved. They keep their vehicles for five year or more,
> and they don't buy many Toyotas. The ONLY fleets that by Toyotas are
> rental fleets, that sell them off in a year or less LOL
>
>
> mike
>
>
> "n5hsr" <n5hsr(a)comcast.net> wrote in message
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>> "Scott in Florida" <askifyouwant(a)mindspring.net> wrote in message
>> news:6m00v2dnb972k37adaufkjr8cmpds51j71(a)4ax.com...
>>
>>> The big three seem to use computers to design pieces to just last the
>>> warranty period.
>>>
>>> It seems (at least to me) that Toyota designs parts to last a lot
>>> longer than the warranty period....and when they have a problem...they
>>> fix it.
>>>
>>> Toyota stays in my drive way....
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Scott in Florida
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> I agree. The last General Maintenance product I owned started needing
>> serious work by 50,000 miles. For a Toyota, that's not even broken in
>> good yet. I consider an entire front brake/rotor replacement and rear
>> brake replacement major work. Until 200,000 miles, I had the original
>> rear brakes on the 93, but that was because mechanics kept misadjusting
>> the rear brakes to where the handbrake wouldn't stop anything.
>>
>> Charles of Schaumburg

Of course, the rental agencies keep their GMs and Ford for like 10 years or
10,000,000 miles. It is just the Toyotas they sell of that fast.

Jeff

From: dh on
"Scott in Florida" <askifyouwant(a)mindspring.net> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 7 Mar 2007 19:47:41 -0600, "dh" <dh(a)stargate.com> wrote:
>>My wife agrees with you. She guarantees it will be a cold day in Hell
>>before another Ford graces our driveway.
>>
> Graces?
>
> You mean oil spots?
> --
>
> Scott in Florida

Well, now that you mention it, one of the problems with the Ford was that it
wasn't house-broken. It was piddling all over the floor of the garage all
the time. That was 10 days to mostly fix it.

And I was just chatting with buddy who switched from GM to Honda recently
about this. Before we bought Toy-ondas, we thought oil spots were an
inevitable part of owning a car. It turns out that's not true.



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From: Wickeddoll´┐Ż on

"dh" ...
> "Scott in Florida" ...
wrote:
>>>My wife agrees with you. She guarantees it will be a cold day in Hell
>>>before another Ford graces our driveway.
>>>
>> Graces?
>>
>> You mean oil spots?
>> --
>>
>> Scott in Florida
>
> Well, now that you mention it, one of the problems with the Ford was that
> it wasn't house-broken. It was piddling all over the floor of the garage
> all the time. That was 10 days to mostly fix it.
>
> And I was just chatting with buddy who switched from GM to Honda recently
> about this. Before we bought Toy-ondas, we thought oil spots were an
> inevitable part of owning a car. It turns out that's not true.

The previous tenants of our (rented) house must have been Ford owners...

Natalie


From: JoeSpareBedroom on
"dh" <dh(a)stargate.com> wrote in message
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> "Scott in Florida" <askifyouwant(a)mindspring.net> wrote in message
> news:1h00v2prqocrkb8hrl37ronhvrqlcc6v4k(a)4ax.com...
>> On Wed, 7 Mar 2007 19:47:41 -0600, "dh" <dh(a)stargate.com> wrote:
>>>My wife agrees with you. She guarantees it will be a cold day in Hell
>>>before another Ford graces our driveway.
>>>
>> Graces?
>>
>> You mean oil spots?
>> --
>>
>> Scott in Florida
>
> Well, now that you mention it, one of the problems with the Ford was that
> it wasn't house-broken. It was piddling all over the floor of the garage
> all the time. That was 10 days to mostly fix it.
>
> And I was just chatting with buddy who switched from GM to Honda recently
> about this. Before we bought Toy-ondas, we thought oil spots were an
> inevitable part of owning a car. It turns out that's not true.


Apparently, adding oil isn't part of owning a Toyota, either. I bought my 82
Tercel a new bottle of oil as a gift. Two years later, I'd probably added
1/4 cup. 02 Tacoma, 4.5 years, same deal. My 92 Taurus went through 4 quarts
a year.


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