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      10-07-2012 10:49 PM #1
      This thread is for sharing your reasons for not getting a certain brand, because of some observance (real or otherwise).

      I'll start:

      I would get a Subaru, but for some reason the doors feel and slam "tinny". Never mind that I know they have great crash ratings, and all wheel drive would be very beneficial to me; whenever I go to the showroom all it takes is for me to sit in the driver's seat and reach for the door to close, and it's all over for me.
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      10-07-2012 11:01 PM #2
      I feel the exact same about some of their older stuff, but it seems like some of the newer cars are a little more solid feeling.
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      10-07-2012 11:04 PM #3
      I would get a Subaru but I hear they are only for the gays.
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      10-07-2012 11:05 PM #4
      I would get a 335i, but they're expensive and they break a lot.

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      10-07-2012 11:07 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      I would get a 335i, but they're expensive and they break a lot.
      Did some catch on fire?
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      10-07-2012 11:08 PM #6
      I'd get a BMW, but the only car of theirs I'd want, the new 5-series Touring with a diesel engine is not sold here.

    7. 10-07-2012 11:10 PM #7
      Mazda but they all seem to rust up within 4-5 years (compact class anyway the midsizes arent as bad for some reason).

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      10-07-2012 11:13 PM #8
      I'd get a Ford/GM/Chrysler, but American cars are all junk.



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      10-07-2012 11:15 PM #9
      I would love to get a Honda, but for some reason they keep **** blocking me when it comes to features and manual transmissions.

      For Christ's sake - I can get a manual transmission Hyundai Elantra GT with leather, navigation, panoramic sunroof, and proximity keyless entry/push-button start....but that in a Honda Civic....no.

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      10-07-2012 11:17 PM #10
      I'd love to get an Audi. Any Audi, except for the fact that they STILL mount their engines so far forward. The driving dynamics just don't sit right with me, but I love the styling, the fit & finish, and the Quattro system.
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      I would get a Honda if they had one single engine that spun to 8000RPM

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      10-07-2012 11:26 PM #12
      i would get a Ford but i talk to much s**t and that would ruin my "street cred"
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      10-07-2012 11:31 PM #13
      There's a lot of people on this car lounge that like hyundai damn ugly cars and every time i get in one it feels like its ready to fall apart same thing with toyota,honda,kia and as i would like to think Subaru is better there just not. Id just buy 4MATIC C-Class and call it a day..
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      10-07-2012 11:33 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0TJett View Post
      There's a lot of people on this car lounge that like hyundai. But every time i get in one it feels like its ready to fall apart same thing with toyota,honda,kia and as i would like to think Subaru is better there just not. Id just buy 4MATIC C-Class and call it a day..
      Uhm...comparing a $60k luxury barge to a economy cars and you're complaining about quality of parts?

      I would get another Honda except that Hondas suck now.

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      10-07-2012 11:36 PM #15
      i really want a VAG product but the reliablity problems scare me

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      10-07-2012 11:42 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by caliatenza View Post
      i really want a VAG product but the reliablity problems scare me
      Do it. It's worth it.

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      10-07-2012 11:42 PM #17
      Hyundai / Kia: I would have bought one had they offered a spare tire kit option.

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      10-07-2012 11:44 PM #18
      All im saying is .. That if you don't want somthing that feels like Tin can then you almost have to suck up the price of the car and just buy German and call it a day. . If you don't care about ride /quality then cars like honda,toyota,hyundai are fine . The only other car i have got into that don't feel like this is a the caddy CTS new ones but there goes your price up again. Subaru you can beat the crap out of them and they last for ever. Just got to think about $/Quality

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      10-07-2012 11:45 PM #19
      I would buy a Korean car but I haven't given up on life yet.

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      10-07-2012 11:48 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      I would buy a Korean car but I haven't given up on life yet.
      You haven't?
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      10-07-2012 11:51 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      I would buy a Korean car but I haven't given up on life yet.

      I would buy a Korean car but i don't do drugs and i wouldn't want too make my garage want to burn itself down.

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      10-07-2012 11:58 PM #22
      I'd buy a Korean car but only if it played Gangham style on infinite loop.

      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0TJett View Post

      I would buy a Korean car but i don't do drugs and i wouldn't want too make my garage want to burn itself down.

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      10-08-2012 12:28 AM #23
      I'd get a Cadillac, except I can't afford a single thing I'd want from them.
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      10-08-2012 12:30 AM #24
      I would buy any reasonable econo car but racecar

    25. 10-08-2012 12:35 AM #25
      I would buy a Corvette, but dashboard.

    26. 10-08-2012 12:38 AM #26
      I would get Angelina Jolie , but adopted Ethiopians.

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      10-08-2012 12:43 AM #27
      I would buy a Tiguan but it can't tow more than 2,000lb.

      I would buy Touareg TDI but I don't have that much money to spend.

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      10-08-2012 12:54 AM #28
      This thread turned to **** quick

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      10-08-2012 12:59 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by randy View Post
      This thread is for sharing your reasons for not getting a certain brand, because of some observance (real or otherwise).

      I'll start:

      I would get a Subaru, but for some reason the doors feel and slam "tinny". Never mind that I know they have great crash ratings, and all wheel drive would be very beneficial to me; whenever I go to the showroom all it takes is for me to sit in the driver's seat and reach for the door to close, and it's all over for me.
      This is no longer an issue with Subaru now that they no longer do the frameless windows

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      10-08-2012 01:25 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by too_slow View Post
      This is no longer an issue with Subaru now that they no longer do the frameless windows
      OP here. I disagree, while Subaru made it a bit better, this post was started because I just came back from the Subie dealer and felt this way.
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      10-08-2012 01:42 AM #31
      I would be more interested in BMWs except for their archetype their drivers follow in general is a massive turn off.

      I would be more interested in Ferraris except for that I think their more current cars aren't exactly what I'd exactly call pretty.
      Last edited by Tuneman7; 10-08-2012 at 01:46 AM.

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      10-08-2012 01:49 AM #32
      I'd consider a German car, but people like 2.0TJett buy them.
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    33. 10-08-2012 01:49 AM #33
      I would get any Hyundai or KIA, but wont 'cause they lie too much....false advertising, inflated mpg and horsepowers.

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      10-08-2012 06:02 AM #34
      I'd buy a Kia except the entire package still isn't there, yet. Also, the suspension is firm and clunky and not great as a highway cruiser, yet the handling is pretty awful by today's standards.

      I'd buy a Hyundai except for the same reasons as above, and in addition, I don't like cars in which both the interior and exterior look like they were exposed to melting temperatures.

      I'd buy another Subaru when they get modern transmissions and reasonable mileage with a MT, and when the ergonomics again fit an average northern European.

      I'd buy a Civic or Prius -- except I can't live with interiors that attempt to mimic alien space ships.

      I'd buy an Audi, except the ones I would consider are not available with MT, and are also not available with a Diesel engine (in the latter case, for certain cars, I would consider AT)

      I'd buy another VW, except I already own two.
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      10-08-2012 06:23 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by redsoxreturns View Post
      I feel the exact same about some of their older stuff, but it seems like some of the newer cars are a little more solid feeling.
      Just wanna say: nice signature!

      OT: I wouldn't mind a MkVI GTI, but damn if I'm not afraid of VW's reputation of unreliability, as well as most dealers having an eff you attitude after the sale is done.
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