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  1. F250

    Bought our first GM vehicle

    Congratulations. The reason was you agreed with Richard and not me so I took a shot. Was in jest though. Henry Ford held no degree of any kind the man was self taught and made a massive positive impact on history. By the way Orville and Wilbur Wright didn't either and they were pretty smart as well.
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    Bought our first GM vehicle

    Oh yea, I forgot about those. Y'all should know my abrasive sense of humor by now. Yea I know, I know educated critical people will point out that this is not a picture of our planet in our galaxy because we have no means of taking such a picture of our own galaxy. This is Andromeda I think but you get the idea.
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    Bought our first GM vehicle

    Richard lighten up, he was bragging and I made a wise crack about it. I assure you if I had intended a personal insult I could have done much better than that. I know he was agreeing with you and you are defending but you know all he had so say was " I agree Richard." If someone asks me what's wrong with their car I don't brag about my education my certifications and my years of experience before I advise them. Gentlemen don't brag.
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    Bought our first GM vehicle

    I liked the roadster version ...but you know the Crossfire only existed because Chrysler was criminally incompetent. LOL...sorry I had to. If the Crossfire is too conservative how about finding a nice Plymouth Prowler! Now that was a wild roadster. Call it anything but boring. .
  5. F250

    Bought our first GM vehicle

    Ah yes the Chrysler Crossfire! In 2011 IIRC we were repairing a Crossfire with very minor damage and needed a left headlamp assembly. There were none available anywhere. Aftermarket didn't make them yet and Chrysler backordered them for months. Literally the poor SOB's car sat there unusable for months waiting on one damn headlamp. And it cost over a grand when it finally was available. That's the risk of owning such a car.
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    Bought our first GM vehicle

    I am so impressed by people that brag about their degrees. Do you know how many degrees Henry Ford held? He was a pretty smart fellow as well wouldn't you agree?
  7. F250

    Bought our first GM vehicle

    Well said! Thank you.
  8. F250

    Bought our first GM vehicle

    Well I got to drive the Sky today! Why? Because the tires i ordered arrived, mounted & balanced them shot an alignment then ran it over to our Chevy store to program an extra remote with their scan tool, Yea, that's why I get to drive it. LoL Anyway for a few of you car guys here are some suspension shots that explain why it handles so well but not why it only sold for $25k new, Note all control arms are aluminum and the Bilstein shocks. This is a standard 2.4L not the Red Line turbo, And why did I replace the tires when the previous owner replaced the factory Goodyears with new crappy Chinese Runway Enduro 619s that still had 7/32 tread depth? Because he wasted his money on Chinese tires that were only 3 years old and were already cracking and making noise. And I love these plant stickers
  9. F250

    Bought our first GM vehicle

    Thanks, If you were closer than half a planet away I'd sure as hell buy you a beer or two.
  10. F250

    Bought our first GM vehicle

    A stretch but OK. So who are you guys really? I mean the self-importance the massive egos...are y'all like retired millionaire automotive executives killing time on the internet? I feel like I've been arguing with John Delorean. Surely with your vastly superior knowledge of the car business you have made your millions running a real corporation.
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    Bought our first GM vehicle

    Oh, so that's the formula for business success. Well then I'm getting quite an education from the experts. I have one more question for the masters: If the Ford GT was cheap to build and profitable why did Ford cancel it after a short 3 years? Chevrolet has the Corvette and Dodge has the Viper why not keep the cheap and profitable GT in constant production?
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    Bought our first GM vehicle

    I think you need a drink Richard. Or a fun top down drive in the country...want to borrow the Sky?
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    Bought our first GM vehicle

    We've only owned it a few days but if I can get my wife out of the Sky I can take a few more pictures. She's been in a Jeep so long she has now rediscovered the fun of a great handling car on a winding country road.
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    Bought our first GM vehicle

    I'll say this and then let it go (maybe). You and Richard are Ford Fanboys, I get it. Ford can do no wrong and GM is the devil. It's like the Ford vs Chevy kids in high school all grown up. But at least a high school gearhead talks about the CARS you know, style, performance etc and not the "business case." Well I got some news for you fellas Ford lost money on every 289 & 427 Cobra that they built in the 1960's but those (and many others) were legendary to us "car guys" and on paper dismal failures to you "business guys." By the way I am disappointed that you business guys have not proven your claim that the GT supercar was dirt cheap to design and build, I would have expected numbers and links to prove your case but the reality is you have none. I expected some backlash posting that I bought a GM vehicle on a Ford forum but was surprised by all the positive responses, thanks fellas. I'm a Ford enthusiast first that's why I've been hanging around this forum stirring things up so long. But my hang-up is that I like American cars Ford, GM, Chrysler the old AMC I even owned an International Harvester Scout II built in Indiana. But I care for very few foreign cars with the possible exception of a few British roadsters...
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