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Old 11-23-2012, 05:50 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Come on guys. As mods you should not be posting your political views on a car forum. It'd be best to remove the Obama and Bush references.
I respectfully disagree. However, I think it's best for mods to not derail a thread by discussing politics in it. This thread wasn't initially about politics and it should stay that way. I will not moderate the posts other mods have made, if they decide that it would be best to remove their post(s) from this thread, then I will too.

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I actually really like the new GM interiors, they are pretty nice looking. The Ecotec engine is a really awesome piece of engineering, in my opinion.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:19 PM   #32 (permalink)
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That Malibu interior is nice though. You gotta admit that.
It does look nice, it really reminds me a lot of the new Taurus interior. This is my '10 interior and there has been several updates on the newer cars.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:42 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Did yours have the engine with the completely unreachable oil filter? 2.2L I think. I really hope whoever put it where they did suffered a slow, painful death.
You think they are bad, get a new style RX8, take it for a drive so its nice and warm then try to go anywhere near the oil filter
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:22 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Haha that's. uh cute.
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You think they are bad, get a new style RX8, take it for a drive so its nice and warm then try to go anywhere near the oil filter
Well duh. It's not a real sportscar unless regular maintenance is made as horrendously difficult and expensive as possible.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:00 PM   #36 (permalink)
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You think they are bad, get a new style RX8, take it for a drive so its nice and warm then try to go anywhere near the oil filter
That's pretty much what I do when I change the oil filter on my Windstar, it's a few inches from the catalytic converter. It's very hard to not touch it.
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I know exactly what you guys mean, I spend all day changing oil at a garage, looking for an apprenticeship but its tough out here!
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That's pretty much what I do when I change the oil filter on my Windstar, it's a few inches from the catalytic converter. It's very hard to not touch it.
Yeah I got to experience one of those today, well... a Freestar actually. Filter in the same place though. Yuck.

I'll never understand how Ford and GM failed so badly at minivans. DODGE, of all companies, was the only American one to make a decent minivan (I'm excluding the Aerostar and Astro here). Nevermind the oil filter locations, the Freestars and Windstars don't seem to hold up well at all. The less said about the GM vans, the better.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:30 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Yeah I got to experience one of those today, well... a Freestar actually. Filter in the same place though. Yuck.

I'll never understand how Ford and GM failed so badly at minivans. DODGE, of all companies, was the only American one to make a decent minivan (I'm excluding the Aerostar and Astro here). Nevermind the oil filter locations, the Freestars and Windstars don't seem to hold up well at all. The less said about the GM vans, the better.
I was helping a guy parked in front of my house deal with his blown coolant hose on a 1997ish Caravan not so long ago. All I can say is, that engine bay is freakin' tight! I wouldn't ever want to work on that van, the Windstar has tons of room compared to that thing. I would have a Chrysler van over the older GM offerings though, GM should have been charged with crimes against humanity for releasing that Venture POS.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:06 PM   #40 (permalink)
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And ALL those interiors look so much ALIKE!!!!
To be fair, the interiors of newer Fords are very similar as well. As are Chryslers, Hyundais, etc...

I couldn't help but laugh a little at the strong opinions posted by Taurus drivers on this forum. I like my Taurus just fine, but the styling (inside and out) can best be described as "blah".
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