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    1. At least they didn't overinflate the tires. In my...

      At least they didn't overinflate the tires. In my experience, dealers usually inflate the tires to the maximum pressure indicated on the sidewall. I don't know if they're just dumb and think that is...
    2. The most common parts runner vehicles around here...

      The most common parts runner vehicles around here used to be base-model white Ford Ranger pickups. But now I see more small hatchbacks, like Chevy Sonic, Mazda2, etc.
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      One FIAT dealer around here is now selling...

      One FIAT dealer around here is now selling Alfa-Romeos (or at least, they will be eventually...). I was surprised to see them put up a new Alfa sign.
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      Loman Ford in Woodbridge, NJ used to have the...

      Loman Ford in Woodbridge, NJ used to have the Daewoo logo on the side of their building, but once they started selling Kias in 2008 or so, they painted over it.

      I've never seen a Daewoo dealer...
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      People used to say "fill it up with Ethyl", since...

      People used to say "fill it up with Ethyl", since Ethyl was the brand name of the gasoline additive containing lead.

      "Unleaded" is still a valid description even though it's now the norm -- just...
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      My aunt had a '93 SL2 automatic. She wanted a...

      My aunt had a '93 SL2 automatic. She wanted a Jetta, but the Mk3s weren't in dealers yet. She kept it for about 11 years and 130k miles. The said the Saturn dealer always treated her like a queen. I...
    7. The W-Body coupes are notable for having the...

      The W-Body coupes are notable for having the smallest sealed-beam headlights ever made. :)

      http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/2289/2221/30721110001_large.jpg
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      At 7:15 in the video I show how to power a late...

      At 7:15 in the video I show how to power a late '90s to mid '00s Ford radio using a 12 volt battery and clip leads, without needing a wiring harness:


      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-e-yqawT44
    9. Wikipedia (which we all know is always correct)...

      Wikipedia (which we all know is always correct) says "Despite its dated design, the Century and its sibling the Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera still sold well during the 1990s and proved both reliable and...
    10. Also, AFAIK, GM never made any W-body wagons, so...

      Also, AFAIK, GM never made any W-body wagons, so the A-body wagons served that role.

      GM's "dustbuster" minivans were also based on the A-body chassis.
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      "Caddy names it is flagship"? :sly: ↓ :wave:

      "Caddy names it is flagship"? :sly:

      ↓ :wave:
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      This is one of the reasons why I "downgraded"...

      This is one of the reasons why I "downgraded" from a Mazda3 to a Mazda2. The Mazda3's wide center console seriously intruded upon my knee room and foot room.
      ...
    13. Automakers have been playing these name games for...

      Automakers have been playing these name games for decades. In the 1960s, VWoA referred to the Microbus as a "station wagon" and the Squareback wagon as a "sedan".
    14. Hyundai is "hyoon-die" in the UK and Canada. ...

      Hyundai is "hyoon-die" in the UK and Canada.

      In the USA, it's "Hun-day", because Hyundai USA's ad agency back in the '80s said the company needed an easier to pronounce and friendlier-sounding...
    15. "Hun-day" is the official Americanized...

      "Hun-day" is the official Americanized pronunciation of Hyundai. In other countries it's different.

      There is one dealer around here that pronounces it "Hon-day" in their radio ads, through --...
    16. Why the hell doesn't Subaru have retained...

      Why the hell doesn't Subaru have retained accessory power on their power windows? :screwy: My '97 VW Passat gives you 15 minutes of retained accessory power on all 4 windows. Most other cars give you...
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      I don't think anyone would complain if Honda gave...

      I don't think anyone would complain if Honda gave it "fun to drive" gearing in 1st to 5th gear and then a long-legged highway cruising ratio in 6th gear.

      Currently, the Fit is revving higher in...
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      Even the 3-cylinder Mirage doesn't rev that high...

      Even the 3-cylinder Mirage doesn't rev that high at highway speed! It's crazy for an "economy" car to have such short gearing, especially with a 6-speed.
    19. Whose fault is it? Audi's, for using two rear fog...

      Whose fault is it? Audi's, for using two rear fog lights, which can be easily mistaken for brake lights.
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      I saw one on the road yesterday, and the new Fit...

      I saw one on the road yesterday, and the new Fit sure has been hit with the ugly stick... not that the Fit was ever beautiful, but with each new generation, the styling keeps getting more and more...
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