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    1. Get over the stigma and buy a van you. The wife,...

      Get over the stigma and buy a van you. The wife, kids, and you will be much happier when you have to drive them all around. :beer:
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      A little old these days and high on mileage but I...

      A little old these days and high on mileage but I owned an 84 Subaru GL than a 91 Subaru Legacy in college they always started even after sitting on the street in the middle of winter for week. They...
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      This. I would avoid first year production and...

      This. I would avoid first year production and the sohc engine. Ztec is preferred. :thumbup:
    4. I have been a mechanic, and have damaged a...

      I have been a mechanic, and have damaged a customer car. It's embarrassing in some cases preventable and sometimes a freak accident. Most of the time it was something that was damaged upon removal. ...
    5. Poll: well most of my cars have been Subarus. I drive...

      well most of my cars have been Subarus. I drive them because they are usually plenty in the junk yards. My next car will most likely be a Honda crv. They are all over the place over in my state...
    6. I think many of the quirks of a dual clutch...

      I think many of the quirks of a dual clutch transmission are very trivial and some of you seem to be complaining about nothing. :o There is a balance of making a DCT feel like an automatic and...
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      http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjE5MTEwODEy...

      http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjE5MTEwODEyN15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMDgxNjU5._V1_SY317_CR2,0,214,317_.jpg

      :o
    8. Since its a 1993 Audi the simple fact that it...

      Since its a 1993 Audi the simple fact that it starts despite being in poor mechanical health is what I love. :beer:
    9. Depends on the engine. if it's an early pre 2005...

      Depends on the engine. if it's an early pre 2005 5.4 2 valve engine than they can blow out of the cylinder head and I would consider that problem much worse than the the 5.4L 3 valve engine that...
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      Selling my 96 Ford Ranger I bought for $400 and...

      Selling my 96 Ford Ranger I bought for $400 and did some repairs to. It was a great one owner clean truck. Still kick myself after two years for selling it. :( I regret buying my B4 Audi 90 with...
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      ^^ Uberhare, people line up to enslave themselves...

      ^^ Uberhare, people line up to enslave themselves in 15 years of payments. I bet a majority of people who buy these trucks will never own them. I guess I look at ownership as in actually holding...
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      high belt line, like a new Camaro or old Solstice...

      high belt line, like a new Camaro or old Solstice or many other new cars. I hate the feeling that I'm sitting in a bucket. I understand in the name of saving children and pedestrians we can't have...
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      I anticipate the fuel economy across the board to...

      I anticipate the fuel economy across the board to be less than expected in real world conditions. Ford does inflate those numbers and has a history of it! :laugh: I hope the engines prove...
    14. Li-Ion batteries :o

      Li-Ion batteries :o
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      After 4 years working on Fords of that era I...

      After 4 years working on Fords of that era I would say that truck with a 4.6 or 5.4 with that kind of mileage better have a good service record! I would say they are sensitive to oil changes. ...
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      There are no aftermarket exhaust systems...

      There are no aftermarket exhaust systems available for this car any longer. There are supposed to be two catalytic converters near the transmission. There are no headers available but there was a...
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      This ^^ we have a ford ranger work truck that...

      This ^^ we have a ford ranger work truck that was so sensitive that if the passenger knocked his boots up at the firewall the right way it would trip the switch. :laugh:
    18. I work at a local water/sewer district and we...

      I work at a local water/sewer district and we have mostly Ford trucks 350/450's and a few Rangers, and a few GM trucks. We have two on-call trucks that crew guys take home one 5.0L 2014 f150 and...
    19. Seriously. Props for being innovative! I'm...

      Seriously. Props for being innovative! I'm tired of people trying to suck all the hope out of a crazy idea. There is no one solution ending fossil fuel use. I'm Washington we have dams, we have...
    20. The Aisin unit in my father's 98 camry is nearly...

      The Aisin unit in my father's 98 camry is nearly at 200k with only one known fluid change. His f150 has the 4r70w with nearly 150k miles (these transmissions can be found in crown victorias,...
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