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    How the Manufacturers are Doing...

    I'm not surprised, Ford goes down to 4th in car sales.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16925346/

    There's also info on the other major manufacturers also.
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    Go Jap cars!

    I honestly havent seen anything impressive come from the big US car makers for quite some time. 300C was the "best" thing to come over of late and its being outsold easily by aussie Fairlanes and Caprice (ironically owned by Ford and GM respectively)

    What can you do though? Japan does it cheaper, better looking and better quality. Step up already Ford and GM.
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    Look to my brief feud with Matt on the New Chevy Malibu forum.

    http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/forum...t=30460&page=2

    Matt got me on the improvements to Cadillac, and arguably the Lincoln LS (A rather boring-looking car sharing a platform with the Jag S Type.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Supra
    Go Jap cars! .
    Yeah, go away!

    I honestly havent seen anything impressive come from the big US car makers for quite some time. 300C was the "best" thing to come over of late and its being outsold easily by aussie Fairlanes and Caprice (ironically owned by Ford and GM respectively)
    I prefer classic cars, but I do like the current Lincoln Town Car L series. This is the one which has a 6" longer wheelbase and a very roomy rear seat.

    What can you do though? Japan does it cheaper, better looking and better quality. Step up already Ford and GM.
    "Cheap" is right. Plastic is used on everything but the tires and those will probably be the next things to be plastic. Better looking? Well, I guess so, if you consider egg- or blob-shaped cars good looking! And you're right about better quality- the plastic is really great quality! Much better than the steel on my Cadillacs...
    '76 Cadillac Fleetwood Seventy-Five Limousine, '95 Lincoln Town Car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleet 500
    plastic is really great
    must be why GM and Chrysler use it so much
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Supra
    Go Jap cars!

    I honestly havent seen anything impressive come from the big US car makers for quite some time. 300C was the "best" thing to come over of late and its being outsold easily by aussie Fairlanes and Caprice (ironically owned by Ford and GM respectively)

    What can you do though? Japan does it cheaper, better looking and better quality. Step up already Ford and GM.
    Replace Fairlane with Statesman. Ford can hardly shift Fairlanes these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clutch-monkey
    must be why GM and Chrysler use it so much
    The cars from Japan use just as much, if not more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleet 500
    The cars from Japan use just as much, if not more.
    Great, now we have a who uses more plastic argument going, this is pretty lame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleet 500
    The cars from Japan use just as much, if not more.
    no. whens the last time you sat in a jap car? shits all over anything chrysler and GM have for an interior, bar their local products here. hell, the 300C is nothing but plastic from the inside of a wheelie bin

    US brands can make good engines when they put their mind to it, but cars...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by clutch-monkey
    no. whens the last time you sat in a jap car? shits all over anything chrysler and GM have for an interior, bar their local products here. hell, the 300C is nothing but plastic from the inside of a wheelie bin

    US brands can make good engines when they put their mind to it, but cars...lol
    C'mon... everything inside a Japanese car is plastic... the dash, the door panels, the console, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleet 500
    C'mon... everything inside a Japanese car is plastic... the dash, the door panels, the console, etc.
    Nice stereotype...but aren't most new American cars the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleet 500
    C'mon... everything inside a Japanese car is plastic... the dash, the door panels, the console, etc.
    and i'm saying US cars are no different, if not worse
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Canuck
    Nice stereotype...but aren't most new American cars the same?
    Unfortunately, yes. Which is one of several reasons why I like '50s and '60s cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clutch-monkey
    and i'm saying US cars are no different, if not worse
    Not going by your other post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleet 500
    C'mon... everything inside a Japanese car is plastic... the dash, the door panels, the console, etc.
    As opposed to being what?
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