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Old 02-09-2007, 04:12 PM   #18
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Old 02-09-2007, 04:26 PM   #19
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Old 02-09-2007, 06:56 PM   #20
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I know when I had an ion it got anywhere from 37 to 40 mpg on the interstate. of course that's if I wasn't lead footing it. even then I would get around 34-35 mpg. but personally the ion isn't my thing.
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:39 PM   #21
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I am SOOOOOO glad that other people are as "American" with their cars as I am...I won't buy a toyota because, well, it's a toyota. Same with the other illegal aliens. The Big Three is for me!
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Old 02-09-2007, 09:33 PM   #22
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What's up w/ the ethnocentric sentiment??? My god, cars are cars....
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Old 02-09-2007, 09:37 PM   #23
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I am SOOOOOO glad that other people are as "American" with their cars as I am...I won't buy a toyota because, well, it's a toyota. Same with the other illegal aliens. The Big Three is for me!
I don't understand all of these "American" comments. Since when are you less of an American for buying an import? Hell, almost all of these "jap crap" cars are made in America anyway. I have several family members that work at the Toyota factory in Southern Indiana that makes the Sequoia and Tundra. I would have no problem buying either of those vehicles because it helps to ensure that my fmily has food on their plates and a roof over their heads. Likewise, even if you do buy the majority of other imports, your purchase is still helping to ensure good American families are provided for.
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Old 02-09-2007, 10:34 PM   #24
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I don't understand all of these "American" comments. Since when are you less of an American for buying an import? Hell, almost all of these "jap crap" cars are made in America anyway. I have several family members that work at the Toyota factory in Southern Indiana that makes the Sequoia and Tundra. I would have no problem buying either of those vehicles because it helps to ensure that my fmily has food on their plates and a roof over their heads. Likewise, even if you do buy the majority of other imports, your purchase is still helping to ensure good American families are provided for.
Yeah, that can be a catch 22 argument no matter how it is presented.

On the other hand, when you buy a Chevrolet or Ford product the money stays in "The Good Old U.S.A.". Whereas, when you purchase a Toyota the profit finds itself in "The Land Of The Rising Sun”.

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Old 02-09-2007, 10:48 PM   #25
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Yeh, and most of everything anyone buys anywhere in the world the profit will most surely find itself in communist China.
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Old 02-09-2007, 10:59 PM   #26
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Yeh, and most of everything anyone buys anywhere in the world the profit will most surely find itself in communist China.
Don't forget India...
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Old 02-10-2007, 12:12 AM   #27
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If you want my advice, choose the Cobalt, or any GM product.

You may see one of these in front of your house if you don't!

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Old 02-10-2007, 12:34 AM   #28
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Alright, you guys are givin me a guilt trip about buyin non AMERICAN. I still dont know what i'm gonna get but I will share with pictures when I get it. I'm goin car shoppin next weekend. I have done alot or reaserch online which is a first for me, I usually am an impulse buyer. I HATE walkin onto a dealership lot though, you get swarmed by salesmen that ****in follow yur ass around and im just like IF I NEED YUR HELP ILL ASK LEAVE ME THE **** ALONE. But a little more polite than that.
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Old 02-10-2007, 02:02 AM   #29
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Yeh, and most of everything anyone buys anywhere in the world the profit will most surely find itself in communist China.
ture true but youve got to keep as much of the money spent going to americans i always try to buy all american products wich is kind of an oxymoron but every cent helps.
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Old 02-10-2007, 02:34 AM   #30
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If you want my advice, choose the Cobalt, or any GM product.

You may see one of these in front of your house if you don't!

So, you're sayin that if I don't buy a GM vehicle and I pick up a foreign car, I still get a GM Suburban?!? SWEEEEEEET!!!! Two cars for the price of one!!!
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So, you're sayin that if I don't buy a GM vehicle and I pick up a foreign car, I still get a GM Suburban?!? SWEEEEEEET!!!! Two cars for the price of one!!!
lol... I'm pretty sure that he was referring to the "Dreaded Black Suburban"... and I'm pretty sure that you dont want to know what's inside the "Dreaded Black Suburban" if it shows up at your house :P


hey, Marosolid... why would you consider the G5 and not the Cobalt in anything but SS trim? you know they're the same car, right? just dont like the regular Cobalt's looks?

seriously, though, I'm trying to convince my Dad that he can get alot more car for less money by buying a Chevy Cobalt instead of a Toyota Corolla... and, as said before, its buying American... and I define "buying American" as buying a car built in North America that is made by a Company that is based in the United States.
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seriously, though, I'm trying to convince my Dad that he can get alot more car for less money by buying a Chevy Cobalt instead of a Toyota Corolla... and, as said before, its buying American... and I define "buying American" as buying a car built in North America that is made by a Company that is based in the United States.
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Old 02-10-2007, 11:38 AM   #33
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lol... I'm pretty sure that he was referring to the "Dreaded Black Suburban"... and I'm pretty sure that you dont want to know what's inside the "Dreaded Black Suburban" if it shows up at your house :P

You mean we don't get a free GM Suburban when we buy foreign???
I'm kidding, I'm kidding. I know...I had to give Ed a hard time about that.
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Alright, as to be expected on a site of this kind I am obviously fighting a losing battle. IMO you can buy a car that is produced by an American company and fill the wallets of the executives with the profits that are driven in by said purchase while at the same time you may or may not be supporting the people who really need the money in the first place - the blue collar factory worker.

OR, you can purchase an import and instead fatten the wallets of the executives in another country while at the same time you may or may not be supporting the blue collar worker again.

Personally, I am more concerned about my money supporting the people in America that need it most, not the executives at any auto company. As long as any particular car is helping MY local economy and helping provide for any member of MY family I am going to at least consider that car. I don't care about the executives that make millions a year. I care about the workers who make $30,000 a year. That is just my opinion and it is obviously biased becasue, as i stated earlier, I have family that works at a Toyota Factory.
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