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Originally posted by Ken Majors Ken Majors wrote:

I own American cars.

I have owned Japanese cars too.

Had an 89 Camry that I am quite sure is still running perfectly somewhere. 200k for me and it was like new when I traded it.

My only complaint about Japanese cars is the service recommendations and costs are very high.
Replacing the timing belt every 60k miles can get expensive. Although that is cheap compared to what Subaru makes you do every 30k miles. We had a 2001 Subaru Outback and the 30k mile service was $600.
Would have been more if we had them do the synthetic gearcase lube that was recommended. They lube alone was $300!!!
After replacing 3 oxygen sensors before it reached 60k miles we got rid of it. Each O2 sensor cost $200 and the car had 6 of them. None of which are warrantied.

Why don't Japanese car manufacturers use timing chains instead of belts? I'm no engineer but I have never changed a timing chain in any of my American cars and I have had vehicles that have lasted for 200k+ with no issues.
And the gas savings that I got from the Subaru were quickly spent on service work.

I like any car that is safe and dependable.
Just my $0.02cents.


Chances are your US cars also have timing belts, they only cost $40 but the labor is $$$$ because the belt itself is a Beach to get at and change.
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Originally posted by Ghost-Rider Ghost-Rider wrote:


Originally posted by Ken Majors Ken Majors wrote:

I own American cars.

I have owned Japanese cars too.

Had an 89 Camry that I am quite sure is still running perfectly somewhere. 200k for me and it was like new when I traded it.

My only complaint about Japanese cars is the service recommendations and costs are very high.
Replacing the timing belt every 60k miles can get expensive. Although that is cheap compared to what Subaru makes you do every 30k miles. We had a 2001 Subaru Outback and the 30k mile service was $600.
Would have been more if we had them do the synthetic gearcase lube that was recommended. They lube alone was $300!!!
After replacing 3 oxygen sensors before it reached 60k miles we got rid of it. Each O2 sensor cost $200 and the car had 6 of them. None of which are warrantied.

Why don't Japanese car manufacturers use timing chains instead of belts? I'm no engineer but I have never changed a timing chain in any of my American cars and I have had vehicles that have lasted for 200k+ with no issues.
And the gas savings that I got from the Subaru were quickly spent on service work.

I like any car that is safe and dependable.
Just my $0.02cents.
Chances are your US cars also have timing belts, they only cost $40 but the labor is $$$$ because the belt itself is a Beach to get at and change.

That would really depend on the age of the car or truck. Older model American vehicles were built by assembling the frame and body and then dropping in the motor and transmission, therefore leaving a lot of space and making everything easier to get to and work on. But newer models are built around the engine and transmission and have absolutely no room to work on them making them a real pain. One more reason I love my 1980 Ford f-100. Of course its not like ill ever need to work on it anyway .

Edited by battlefreak - 27 July 2007 at 9:53am
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Originally posted by choopie911 choopie911 wrote:

Originally posted by Ghost-Rider Ghost-Rider wrote:

USA > Japan / Aisa


1) Lern 2 speel
2) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, you're rediculous.

 
Sorry to call you out choop, but, "ridiculous"
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So what does Ford's "SVT" stand for?
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Special Vehicles Team-?
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Special Vehicle Team.

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Originally posted by BooksAndLeaves BooksAndLeaves wrote:


Originally posted by choopie911 choopie911 wrote:

Originally posted by Ghost-Rider Ghost-Rider wrote:

USA > Japan / Aisa


1) Lern 2 speel
2) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, you're rediculous.
 Sorry to call you out choop, but, "ridiculous"


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those hats are pretty lame.
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Cool hats.
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