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    1. Those are all cheap enough that the rust is...

      Those are all cheap enough that the rust is irrelevant as long as it will pass inspection, and even if it doesn't, the parts are worth something.

      Old cars in the rust belt get rusty.
    2. Very easily. Spinning rear tires put up no...

      Very easily. Spinning rear tires put up no resistance to sliding sideways, and it's an inherently unstable situation. If the driver doesn't correct with the steering, the vehicle WILL spin out.
    3. I have a severe peanut allergy. It's something in...

      I have a severe peanut allergy. It's something in the family; also affects my nephew.

      There's little question that peanut allergies are more prevalent now than decades ago. Why ... who knows. When...
    4. If it works for your commute, who cares what...

      If it works for your commute, who cares what anyone else thinks. If you like it, go for it.
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      I wouldn't count on an inline-6 becoming...

      I wouldn't count on an inline-6 becoming prevalent in the automotive side. Perhaps one or two might show up and I wouldn't put it past M-B for doing it. BUT ...

      Inline-six is hard to fit in a...
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      Sorta. But if you are shopping to buy one, why...

      Sorta. But if you are shopping to buy one, why deal with the hassle and uncertainty? Lie down on your back, crawl underneath, have a look. Bad? Let it stay as someone else's problem.

      I see very...
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      These are affected by the severe frame rusting...

      These are affected by the severe frame rusting issue that Toyota had in that era. Inspect underneath very carefully before buying.
    8. Boy, that's a tough one. Jeep would have...

      Boy, that's a tough one.

      Jeep would have carried on and we would have Renault products in North America (whether under their own name or otherwise), that's a given.

      Chrysler without Jeep would...
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      AFAIK the engine is pretty good, but if better...

      AFAIK the engine is pretty good, but if better fuel consumption is what you are looking for, that ain't the hot ticket!

      edit: On a Tacoma, inspect the frame very carefully. They had a lot of rust...
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      I've been hit from behind twice in an...

      I've been hit from behind twice in an everyone-slowing-down situation. I pay attention to what's happening; brake lights up ahead means I'm slowing down.

      First situation, years ago, me in a Toyota...
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      Sat in one at the Toronto auto show. Worlds...

      Sat in one at the Toronto auto show. Worlds thickest and most forward-vision-blocking A-pillar. Nope.

      (The Fiat 500X didn't seem so bad)
    12. Cost. And the manufacturer has probably done...

      Cost. And the manufacturer has probably done enough testing so as to establish that there is no benefit to them.
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      I went to the Toronto Auto Show yesterday and...

      I went to the Toronto Auto Show yesterday and part of the intent was to investigate cheap commuter cars in the event that mine goes kaboom (but I have no plans of actually buying anything unless and...
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      I saw one at the Toronto auto show, and that is...

      I saw one at the Toronto auto show, and that is the first time that I have *ever* seen one in the metal. Had a $80k (C$) price tag on it.

      The new Volt is a better looking and more practical car if...
    15. Very familiar sound ... ...

      Very familiar sound ...


      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qrvyqegIeI

      The Canadian-built models had a 6V71N with a 3 speed Allison automatic.

      Gentle acceleration away from a stop as the...
    16. ... Which probably means the car has already been...

      ... Which probably means the car has already been hit, before this happened.
    17. That's when you throw the cases back together and...

      That's when you throw the cases back together and put the old oil back in and ship it back. "It broke." "It stopped working."

      Still ... I don't see how shifting between forward and reverse could...
    18. Single vehicle crash, so that's what's going to...

      Single vehicle crash, so that's what's going to happen anyway if he files a claim, and if he doesn't file a claim it's a couple grand in damage to fix properly - hopefully enough to remind the clown...
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      Both of these trades have done well enough that...

      Both of these trades have done well enough that it's pretty likely that they will be called away at Feb expiration. I'm actually hoping for a short term down trend so that I can hang onto them.
    20. The rear door stamping is very obviously...

      The rear door stamping is very obviously different from the Opel Karl. The upper bump is curved at the front on the beige pic and straight on the Karl, and the lower one near the bottom of the doors...
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