Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, cold winter morning starts in Cadillac Escalade Forums; Originally Posted by wake Well, we'll have to agree to disagree. I'm sure you do have quite a bit of ...
- 12-30-13 12:35 AM #16Originally Posted by wake
My Grandmaw has a 95 Toyota pickup its only plus I like it is fuel use that's it (now it has a engine issue that would cost more then she wants to pay to fix)
My uncle had a Toyota truck(about the same year) and he went through two front ends before he got rid of it as it got to costly for him to keep as a daily driver(he now has a late 90 Chevy truck and hasn't many problems out of it)
Now lately my moms 02 was in the shop to replace the evap canister the service manager let me go and get something to eat and the loaner was a Subaru and will the car wasn't bad for a 03 it just made me feel like I was driving a go kart on the road(it did have the all wheel drive)
Gm has been behind Chrysler on the all wheel drive cars though(one plus Chrysler has) but Chryslers shocks were crap during the time mercades was with them(haven't drove a newer Chrysler car yet to see if they ever improved)
My dad had a vw rabbit (he told me it would really move) after he took in for the tune up it never was the same car(he sold it before he went to service(nam veteran))
There is a guy who works at the collage I went to and he has a geo(he worked a ford dealer in the service) he had a family member who had a vw bug(the guy raved about the mpg) first crash and the guy changed his tune really quick as he almost didn't make it out of the wreck
All of the big three did dumb moves on the fleet customers (ford with the crown Vic is one)
Gm brought back out the caprice though its a fleet only car now
Chrysler is getting in with the police force more now and most of the cops in my area either drive the older crown vics(that haven't been retired from service) or dodge chargers
If I sounded bias I am not(just not a fan of the foreign cars) if you look on a lot of the foreign car boards they will give troubles
But any recalls from them(foreign brands) never was on the news as they didn't want to have they're rep tarnished (remember the run away Lexus) thanks to Toyota having the accelerator problems the ntsa made them fix it
Since that they now have any recalls shown on the news
Not going to knock Audi as I almost got one(I know it had all wheel drive) but needed something good for winter plus I like the style of them
- 12-31-13 10:31 AM #17Cadillac Owners Member
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Re: cold winter morning starts
Dollar for dollar I think American cars are actually pretty good in the quality department today. Asian cars might have had an edge on quality before but I'm not certain that holds true anymore. Besides, Jap-car design is something I personally don't understand. When they try it with a sober design they look plain boring and when they try to do something different the end result looks like a bug.
I also like the fact that many engines are easy to rebuild(pushrod) and parts are plentiful and relatively cheap, yet they are fuel efficient and powerful.
- 12-31-13 10:41 AM #18Originally Posted by axe
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