View Poll Results: What are your top priorities in buying a car/truck/SUV?

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  • The cost of buying the vehicle

    42 65.63%
  • Fuel economy and/or how green the vehicle is

    36 56.25%
  • How much/how many it can carry - big is better

    4 6.25%
  • Luxury/comfort

    15 23.44%
  • Performance - ie powerful and fast

    24 37.50%
  • Country of origin/brand

    10 15.63%
  • Safety of driver and passengers

    21 32.81%
  • How the car looks - cute, sharp, prestige

    23 35.94%
  • Length warranty

    13 20.31%
  • Multi-use capability (4 wheel drive etc). both as car/truck etc

    21 32.81%
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    Re: What is your priority in purchasing a car/truck/vehicle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Racer View Post
    I only ever owned 1 ranger back in 1994. It was a stick shift 4 banger. I got rid of it at 175,000 miles. That truck took a beating. It was involved in 7 wrecks non of which I was in the truck at the time. Seemed like a magnet for other cars. Not sure if the motor was German made but I never had an issue with it.
    I bought a new Ranger when they changed the body style in 1993 with the 4.0 V6. It was burning a quart of oil every 500 miles and the dealer told me that was normal.

    I got rid of it with 6000 (and the odometer got stuck) miles on it for a 1993 GMC extra cab full size truck.

    What a piece of crap the Ranger was.

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    Re: What is your priority in purchasing a car/truck/vehicle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Racer View Post
    I have heard that. I think I would do a Painless kit in it if I ever got one. If I was going to restore a car though it would be a 71 Torino GT. Second choice would be the Lincoln.
    I had a '67 Lincoln. The car hated me. If you don't have all the wqindow switches hooked up correctly, none of the Windows work.

    Each switch cost me $50.00 and there were 10 of them, and they were the first things stolen out of the car.

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    Re: What is your priority in purchasing a car/truck/vehicle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I bought a new Ranger when they changed the body style in 1993 with the 4.0 V6. It was burning a quart of oil every 500 miles and the dealer told me that was normal.

    I got rid of it with 6000 (and the odometer got stuck) miles on it for a 1993 GMC extra cab full size truck.

    What a piece of crap the Ranger was.
    Wow sounds like you got a bad one or a bad year. Mine was great. The several ones my buddy had were great to. That is until he wrecked them.

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    Re: What is your priority in purchasing a car/truck/vehicle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I had a '67 Lincoln. The car hated me. If you don't have all the wqindow switches hooked up correctly, none of the Windows work.

    Each switch cost me $50.00 and there were 10 of them, and they were the first things stolen out of the car.
    Sounds like a Galaxie 500 a friend of mine had. It was a 2 door but had power everything. I don't think he ever had both windows working at the same time.

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    Re: What is your priority in purchasing a car/truck/vehicle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Racer View Post
    Wow sounds like you got a bad one or a bad year. Mine was great. The several ones my buddy had were great to. That is until he wrecked them.
    When the dealer won't back up their warranty, I give up on the company and the car.

    Volkswagen is the same. Horrible service and they don't back their warranty. General Motors screwed me on a 1987 Pontiac. The problem was obvious but when the dealer tells the Factory that the problem is a loose nut behind the Wheel, they won't do anything for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Racer View Post
    Sounds like a Galaxie 500 a friend of mine had. It was a 2 door but had power everything. I don't think he ever had both windows working at the same time.
    All of the '60s Ford products had the same positive ground system. I will never buy a '60s Ford with power Windows unless they have been converted.

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    Re: What is your priority in purchasing a car/truck/vehicle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    That '66 Lincoln is better to want than to have. The electrical system is horrible and the parts are very expensive.
    The only car I can think of that is worse is the '57 - '59 Ford retractables. The solenoids are crazy to find and purchase, then try to get the top to work. The problem was if you were out somewhere and the top stopped working, there was no way to put it up or down and you were stuck.

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    Re: What is your priority in purchasing a car/truck/vehicle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    When the dealer won't back up their warranty, I give up on the company and the car.

    Volkswagen is the same. Horrible service and they don't back their warranty. General Motors screwed me on a 1987 Pontiac. The problem was obvious but when the dealer tells the Factory that the problem is a loose nut behind the Wheel, they won't do anything for you.
    That's a shame they wouldn't cover it. I would have been mad as well.

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    Re: What is your priority in purchasing a car/truck/vehicle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    All of the '60s Ford products had the same positive ground system. I will never buy a '60s Ford with power Windows unless they have been converted.

    I hate power windows anyway. I would rather have less headaches and stick with the old cranks.

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    Re: What is your priority in purchasing a car/truck/vehicle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    The only car I can think of that is worse is the '57 - '59 Ford retractables. The solenoids are crazy to find and purchase, then try to get the top to work. The problem was if you were out somewhere and the top stopped working, there was no way to put it up or down and you were stuck.
    Another reason I wouldn't get a convertible. I have always heard horror stories about them.

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