Discussion in 'G / O / S Scale Model Trains' started by tracman165, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. Illus

    Illus Member

    I work at a V8 engine plant, you should have bought a truck sign1

    But thanks for buying a GM!!! I really do appreicate it!
    Those HHR's are cool cars.
  2. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    It's what the PT Cruiser wants to be when it grows up. :D
    It also helped that I got a discount through Sara Lee. ;)
  3. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    wait a work for GM. but drive a ford?
  4. Geno

    Geno Member

    To be honest a car treats you the way you treat it- if you maintain it and don't abuse it when you drive, it should take care of you. Here in L.A. even good cars break down because of driving condtions (90 mph typical freeway speed when open, followed by 5 mph bumper-bumper traffic for 45 min., etc.). What kind of Ford is it? Their cars don't last long out here- the trucks are another matter.

    I had a '95 Accord (bought used w/ 58k) and put over 80k of hard driving on that car-- only changed the oil and brakes on it during that time. It became my wife's car after, and then it got the full maintenance, timing belts, tires, etc. We sold it to a relative when it had 188k (now dying a slow death with them- they're beating it up). She now drives an '06 Civic.

    My truck is a '96 GMC Sierra with 163k on the odo, and overall it's been a reliable work truck for me. I've also spent at least an average of $500/yr. to keep it running, but I'm still on the original tranny (fingers crossed)- not looking forward to the $3k trans swap when it dies. I'm pretty excited about the new GM fullsize trucks- maybe the wife will let me get one when my old one chomps on our bank account hard enough.

  5. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    YOu never know, K Line amd MTH has thier share of complaints.

    I think MTH is a better built car, cant say about engines.

    I like Atlas very much

    See what I wrote on the PE.

    One car, the bagae car shorts out as the wires on the pick up were to close together on one couple. Things like that are noted on line.

    The fact the the set otherwise will run for hours without interuption is not.
  6. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    made here? or assembled here? do the pour the melted down steel into the molds to make the parts? or take parts made out ofthe country and put them togeather here?
  7. Illus

    Illus Member

    Well, my work car is a 97 Ford Escort, and when it dies, it will be replaced by a GM. When I bought the Ford, I worked at a steel mill, and since my father is a Ford retiree, I drove Ford products, I hired in at GM in 2002, since then, I only buy GM. Right now, I also have a 2002 Silverado, and my wife has a 2006 Malibu Maxx.
  8. Illus

    Illus Member

    For the most part, if it is assembled here, it is mostly made here. Parts are also made here and shipped outside the US to assembly plants, not that I condone that, but it happens... I think I remember reading something in the Union paper that said of the GM vehicles made in the US, an average of 81% of the vehicle is also made in the US.
  9. Illus

    Illus Member

    I agree with that 100%. Be good to it, and it will be good to you. None of the large auto companies makes a BAD vehicle... If they did, they would have gone the way of the Yugo...

    I really like the look of both of them, Chevy and GMC, but I can't decide which I like better... Too bad my 2002 Silverado is going to last me until 2012, otherwise I would be buying one right now.

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