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    Just wondering if anybody has bought a new one lately and what's your thoughts? I like what I'm seeing in some of their midsize sedans. The new Buick Regal which I think is based off the German Opel looks like a pretty sweet machine. I've noticed GM reliability really seemed to go down hill the few years prior to the government taking themover.

    I drove GM for about 20 years, but now have a Ford and Honda and am very happy with both of them. Not sure if I'll ever go back.



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    My wife and I both bought new cars in 2007. She got a Chevy Impala and I got a Chevy Monte Carlo and we both have been very happy with them. The Impala gets great gas mileage and both have been very comfortable rides and very reliable so far. Chevy has got very competitve in the MPG area in the past few years, their mid sized sedans have higher rated MPG now than comparable models of Toyotas and I would bet you they are a lot sturdier constructed as well.


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    I will never buy a GM after their bailouts of the last 14 months.


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    I have driven mostly Fords for the last 15 years, and I really can't give them a ringing endorsement. They have been okay, but they vehicles definitely had more issues than you would expect. I have 2002 Buick Rendezvous that has been much better than you would expect if you read the Internet reviews. The one problem that I have seen consistently in reviews is related to the traction control, and it has failed 3 times.



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    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    I will never buy a GM after their bailouts of the last 14 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CyCloned View Post
    I have driven mostly Fords for the last 15 years, and I really can't give them a ringing endorsement. They have been okay, but they vehicles definitely had more issues than you would expect. I have 2002 Buick Rendezvous that has been much better than you would expect if you read the Internet reviews. The one problem that I have seen consistently in reviews is related to the traction control, and it has failed 3 times.
    Such as?



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    stick with ford for an american made car.the ford stock could be a healthy investment since general motors inc borrowed stimulus money from uncle sam and their stock is still not healthy.ford stock should pick up with all of the troubles that toyota has had.ole toyota is in the s##tter going from the mid 90 stock price down to 71 bucks.ford still has family managing the company and they are manufacturing good USA MADE PRODUCTS and their stock has done very well.
    hyundai seems to have no trouble with their cars and their genesis luxury car is still lower priced compared to a lexus or infinity and it has ranked very well on car tests. maybe the koreans have caught up with the japanese engineers.honda and nissan seem to merchandise good products. honda seems to keep a good resale value. i bought a honda crv last year and it runs quietly and is very good in handling on the road.


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    I just traded in a one year old Asian spec Landcruiser for a new Chevy product of the same basic class. (I'm not sure what it's called, but I already have names I've called it)

    Seriously? The Chevy is a Mickey Mouse piece of crap in comparison. Being a Chevy product, the doors weigh ten tons each and are already sagging off the frame. The windows rattle, even on level and smooth hard top roads. It is very mobility challenged in traction-necessary situations. The Toyota was a sub- sub- base model, and the Chevy is an "all options" model. I would give up all the amenities to have my plain, yet competent Landcruiser back again.

    Not impressed with my Chevy SUV at all.


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    I like my chevy avalanche quite a bit, have had 4runner and xterra in past and corolla civic for the wife.



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    It's all what you prefer. In the last 10 years I've owned GM, Toyota, Volkswagon, Kia, Ford and Dodge, never had problems with any except the Durango. Only fell in love with one, but anyone who doesn't love a Mustang is a commie bastard!


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    Traded a BMW on an 09 Malibu. Like the Malibu MUCH better.



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    Have an Avalanche and couldn't be happier. Great vehicle.



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    I love driving both of my Corvettes. I had a CTS-V and miss it. Might have to get another CTS-V soon.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    Such as?
    Have a 2000 Focus that has had failed front springs ( appearently a real common issue with Fords in general, Daughter Taurus and bother Windstar had some problem), clutch broke (spring came out and got between cluth plates, rear bearings replaced at 45K, after they had already been replaced by Ford once. Had a windstar that had PS pump and water pump and transmission all before 125K.



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    I had a 2001 Malibu that I loved. I have a 2007 Pontiac G6 that I also like a lot.

    My opinion is that American cars are just as good as foreign made cars. I paid a lot less for my Malibu then I would have for a similar Accord or Camery. I ran it for 108,000 miles with only one problem. My high school age sisters have been driving it since with only minor problems that come with ANY 9 year old car with around 130,000 miles.



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