Car shopping *NOW WITH long rant!!*
Josep L. Guallar-Esteve
jlguallar at maduixa.net
Thu Jun 27 07:06:33 EDT 2002
Thank you guys!
S a few leasssons learned here:
1.- do not buy Ford cars
2.- Honda, Subaru & Geman cars are good
3.- do not buy US-designed cars
4.- japanese and german engineers are nice
5.- Saturn is an excption to 3
6.- Honda's are made in Canada and in the US of A
7.- Subaru is a pretty good car, although with lower milleage
8.- you guys love big engines!
9.- do not buy US-engineered cars
10.- there's not many owners of VW in the list
Anyway, after this lessons, some more info about the car hunting.
I don't care about high-sport or very-fast cars. I already got a speeding
ticket driving a slow SUV. If I wanted to go fast, I'll go back to a Kawasaki
motorcycle. With a 65 mph speed (slowness?) limit, anyhting can do.
I'm looking for a high-milleage car . This is why the 49 mpg is so attractive
to me. With +600 milles with ~14 gallons I can do plenty o' drivin' before
hitting a gas station. And contrary of what Dave has said, I'm seeing plenty
of Diesel pumps around.
Safety is a concern. So ABS, airbags and such are my call. All those deers
running across highways...
Now, what about repairs/maintenance? Are you shelling a lot for maintenance?
Are you doing it yourselves?
Thank you again.
Josep L. Guallar-Esteve, QA-Test Engineer, Red Hat, Inc.
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