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Always get a laugh when I see a rusty junker with a bra on it.

Like the locking lugs on a rusty Neon on those rusted steel wheels.

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Or a rusted Camry with spinners. Yes, that actually happened once.

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See pic, one reason to own older well used cars. Hit and run, other driver picking up van for Avis, 4 adult witness and video tape. Waiting for sheriff report as the airport clerks called the sheriff.
Sable was parked.
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If not, it is a $406 car (totaled and buy back) from 4+ years ago, and 56K more miles. Daughter said the guy's van got a crease all along the side, front to back. Bulls are tough!.

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And see if something like that happened to a brand new car I was driving, I would want to ring the other drivers neck. I have so many scratches/dings/chips on both my cars now that I probably wouldn't even notice though

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Andrew, I wouldn't go to the trouble of painting your car. Remove all of your mods and trade it in so you can take advantage of a good deal on a newer bull.

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Andrew, I wouldn't go to the trouble of painting your car. Remove all of your mods and trade it in so you can take advantage of a good deal on a newer bull.
Unfortunately I've put way too many miles on this to get anywhere neat what I still owe on it. But I don't know if I would go back to ford with all the cosmetic issues just from the assembly line. For instance peeling chrome tail lights and lettering on the dash falling off smh. I never had those kinds of issues with my 12 year old altima

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Unfortunately I've put way too many miles on this to get anywhere neat what I still owe on it. But I don't know if I would go back to ford with all the cosmetic issues just from the assembly line. For instance peeling chrome tail lights and lettering on the dash falling off smh. I never had those kinds of issues with my 12 year old altima
Not necessarily an assembly line issue as much as it's a manufacturing issue with the tails. You could simply replace them with the SE/SEL taillights without the chrome strip.

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Not necessarily an assembly line issue as much as it's a manufacturing issue with the tails. You could simply replace them with the SE/SEL taillights without the chrome strip.
That's true. But point is I shouldn't have to replace them myself just because ford refuse to accept that it's a problem with the manufacturer they used. Fact of the matter is domestic car companies lack in taking responsibility for their faults. They can't even step their game up with the 10 year/100,000 mile warranty that foreign companies offer. First impressions are everlasting, and my altima stuck with me

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That 100,000 mile warranty isn't as all inclusive as you think. I'm not defending the actions of a lackluster supplier and lackluster OEM support that should have been had years before now on that particular product defect, but you have a strictly cosmetic issue on a five year old car. Few automakers are going to lift a finger (and probably the middle one if any) to help.

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Very true. For a small fortune you invest in a hunk of metal though you would think there was definitely better support for things that are their fault

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Very true. For a small fortune you invest in a hunk of metal though you would think there was definitely better support for things that are their fault

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