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
    Another reason I wouldn't get a convertible. I have always heard horror stories about them.
    A normal convertible is fine, but the hardtop retractable was a nightmare. The '61 - '67 Lincoln and the '61 - '66 T-Birds had have the same system and can be problematic as well.

    Then we are back to the crappy electrical system on the '60s Fords.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    A normal convertible is fine, but the hardtop retractable was a nightmare. The '61 - '67 Lincoln and the '61 - '66 T-Birds had have the same system and can be problematic as well.

    Then we are back to the crappy electrical system on the '60s Fords.
    I think I will just avoid both.lol I would love to have a 71 Torino someday when I have time to restore to m liking. I already have the perfect motor for it. Someday I hope!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    We have that piece of crap here in Mexico.
    really?
    hmm i wonder how expensive it is to import one or if thats even allowed for that vehicle?

    might have to look into if the time comes to get something new and they are still there and not here.
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    Re: What is your priority in purchasing a car/truck/vehicle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Racer View Post
    Another reason I wouldn't get a convertible. I have always heard horror stories about them.
    Modern ones aren't bad at all. I have a convertible with a manual top. It takes about 5 seconds (10 seconds if you're feeling lazy) to put up or down, and it's a very tight seal. On nice days in the late spring, or early fall, or on temperate summer days or summer nights, it's really great to be able to drop the top, and the modern systems are easy to work with (as long as it's not a Jeep -- those are still difficult).
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    Re: What is your priority in purchasing a car/truck/vehicle?

    Convertibles have never appealed to me, so I've never had one. I do miss the moonroof that my Taurus had, though. Those are nice.
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    Re: What is your priority in purchasing a car/truck/vehicle?

    This article is light on details, but while they're expanding their F-series line there's no mention of the Ranger.

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

    What are your top priorities in buying a car/truck/SUV?
    style, performance, and fuel economy. i'll only have so many vehicles during the course of my life; i want them to be interesting.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    really?
    hmm i wonder how expensive it is to import one or if thats even allowed for that vehicle?

    might have to look into if the time comes to get something new and they are still there and not here.
    Believe me you don't want it.

    It is only available with 4 cylinders and very few options. The enggine is very underpowered for that big truck.

    They are not selling many of them, plus they are expensive.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Believe me you don't want it.

    It is only available with 4 cylinders and very few options. The enggine is very underpowered for that big truck.

    They are not selling many of them, plus they are expensive.
    ooooooh that i did not know i assumed it had atleast some type of 6 in it or the ecoboost 4, yeah that would suck ass
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    Re: What is your priority in purchasing a car/truck/vehicle?

    This poll misses the most important criteria:

    1. Dependability: Is it workable when I need it?

    2. Durability: Will it last a long time?

    3. Economy: The original cost of the vehicle AND the cost of usage and maintenance (fuel economy included).

    4. Simplicity: The ease of repair and maintenance.

    5. The availability and cost of parts.

    These are the priorities I use whenever I consider purchasing a vehicle. I expect performance to be adequate, but I don't need a hot rod. I expect it to carry what I need to carry.

    Things I DON'T need are styling, power windows and doors, A/C, a fancy stereo system, embellishments, etc.

    Government regulations have overdone safety (air bags, crushable ends, etc.). I consider these undesirable and prefer a car without them. Give me a car that is sturdy, like the ones built in the 1970's that could take a 5 mph impact with NO damage. Try that with a car made today.

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