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Forum: Car Chat Today, 06:23 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By mmarshall
Plenty of others seem to be taking their chances...

Plenty of others seem to be taking their chances with both the RX and Q5. SUVs are pretty much taking over the market nowadays.




I like the new Lacrosse (just ordered one)....and newer Buicks...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 10:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 749
Posted By mmarshall
What you are refering to, though, is durability,...

What you are refering to, though, is durability, more than reliability. The two sometimes go hand in hand....sometimes not. The famous Chrysler 3.7L slant six, for example, was arguably one of the...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 08:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 749
Posted By mmarshall
If you are referring to the Cummins diesel...

If you are referring to the Cummins diesel offered in the Titan XD, that's probably not a bad decision on Nissan's part. By truck standards, Cummins makes a pretty good diesel.....Dodge Rams, of...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 372
Posted By mmarshall
Both the Lexus and Audi have petty conspicuous...

Both the Lexus and Audi have petty conspicuous grilles.....the Lexus probably more so.
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 372
Posted By mmarshall
Audi Q5 ad takes a swipe at the Lexus RX

A clever ad.....considering that the Q5 itself, of course, is not exactly inconspicuous. ;) They don't mention the RX by name, but make reference to it in images.
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Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 07:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 691
Posted By mmarshall
With coke, you can be out a lot more than cash....

With coke, you can be out a lot more than cash. As with heroin, many people who use it OD and are out their lives....or other serious health problems.

Actually, more than with German cars, I'd...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 07:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 749
Posted By mmarshall
Are you old enough to remember the GM 5.7L (350...

Are you old enough to remember the GM 5.7L (350 c.i.) diesel V8 of the early 1980s....the one that was converted from the gas-powered 5.7L? There was an unreliable POS if ever there was one.....the...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 06:25 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,578
Posted By mmarshall
Are you a brand-new poster? If so, welcome to CL....

Are you a brand-new poster? If so, welcome to CL. :).....but your history, with just 1 post, shows a join date of November 2016.
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 06:21 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,578
Posted By mmarshall
OK...sorry if I bought it up unnecessarily, but I...

OK...sorry if I bought it up unnecessarily, but I didn't have time to go back through and re-read all 120 posts. You're correct on the (stipulations) part, of course, since it obviously has to be...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 06:03 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,578
Posted By mmarshall
Another very important point is that if one...

Another very important point is that if one actually uses the vehicle for their business (as described in the IRS code), one can deduct lease-payments on their Federal taxes.....which is usually not...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 05:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 691
Posted By mmarshall
Not all German cars are lemons. Opel products are...

Not all German cars are lemons. Opel products are known for good quality.....as are the Buick products that are basically just re-badged versions of Opels. And newer Audis, according to Consumer...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By mmarshall
Did you do it in your old Miata? That obviously...

Did you do it in your old Miata? That obviously would have been the car for it.
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 07:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 798
Posted By mmarshall
911 buyers love tradition. That's why the car...

911 buyers love tradition. That's why the car still has the same basic shape today that it had over a half-century ago. In fact, given the choice, some of the owners would probably want to go back to...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 06:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 798
Posted By mmarshall
.............Wanna bet? ...

.............Wanna bet?

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Forum: Car Chat 04-24-17, 07:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 749
Posted By mmarshall
That must be something peculiar to your specific...

That must be something peculiar to your specific town or part of Montgomery County. While it is true that low-sulfur diesel fuel is relatively widely available in the rest of the D.C. suburbs, one...
Forum: Car Chat 04-24-17, 04:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 749
Posted By mmarshall
In Toronto? :uh: I thought that both diesel cars...

In Toronto? :uh: I thought that both diesel cars and diesel-fuel stations were more common north of the border than here in the U.S.
Forum: Car Chat 04-24-17, 08:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 798
Posted By mmarshall
Actually, their perception of the market. I find...

Actually, their perception of the market. I find auto marketers to be the bane of my existence....often changing or eliminating products that I'd seriously consider buying.


.............and all...
Forum: Car Chat 04-24-17, 08:09 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,578
Posted By mmarshall
I've listened to some of Susie's presentations....

I've listened to some of Susie's presentations. She does not impress me....she seems to try and use the classic powers of persuasion that don't always work in today's complex financial world and...
Forum: Car Chat 04-23-17, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 356
Posted By mmarshall
Of the specific list of websites you posted, bit,...

Of the specific list of websites you posted, bit, I liked Audi's the best, far and away. It is basically no-nonsense, and quickly opens to show a lot information up front, with a minimal amount of...
Forum: Car Chat 04-23-17, 09:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,519
Posted By mmarshall
Thanks. I looked at the review. I agree with most...

Thanks. I looked at the review. I agree with most of it....even the part that said it did not have the best interior materials in its class. (I myself give that award to the G80...by a long shot).
...
Forum: Car Chat 04-23-17, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 356
Posted By mmarshall
I don't like any automotive web-sites that won't...

I don't like any automotive web-sites that won't display the available interior and exterior colors until you actually get into the Build-Your-Own feature, where they show them as a build-step. The...
Forum: Car Chat 04-23-17, 03:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,729
Posted By mmarshall
Or like this? This is what I wore when I was...

Or like this? This is what I wore when I was flying.

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Forum: Car Chat 04-22-17, 06:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 749
Posted By mmarshall
Yep, that's a large part of it....in fact, almost...

Yep, that's a large part of it....in fact, almost all of it. No matter what kind of power-plant is under the hood (diesel or gas), the full-size American pick-up market has been extremely hard for...
Forum: Car Chat 04-22-17, 06:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 691
Posted By mmarshall
Curb rash, of course, indicates carelessness in...

Curb rash, of course, indicates carelessness in parking and/or driving or cornering too close to curbs. That could likely mean misaligned wheels (requiring an alignment) and, in significant cases,...
Forum: Car Chat 04-22-17, 05:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 749
Posted By mmarshall
Those of us here in Car Chat and in the general...

Those of us here in Car Chat and in the general community of auto enthusiasts, of course, know the difference, but the average American is probably so turned off by the VW/Audi diesel scandal that...
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