On Sep 4, 2:50 pm, Brent wrote:
> Well the last 3 GM's I had were all built outside of America. Not sure
> how buying them saved any American jobs.
LOL.. My 05 corolla was built in California... Most of the profit
probably went back to Japan, but they paid workers, etc, so
it's not totally bad..
We've had U.S cars that were built in Canada... And it seems I've
seen some that were built in Mexico, or at least a lot of the
parts seemed to be.
> I say buy the best product....whatever that product is.
Yep, thats about the way I see it.. I see good vehicles made
by both sides.. But to get what I wanted, which was max mpg
for a non complicated car, I had to go with either the corolla ,
or a civic. The american brands of that year range didn't quite
do as well in general. They seem to have killed off some of the
models I might have considered for heavier cars.
The corolla gets a solid 41 mpg on the highway if I do 65, and
thats with the automatic. Not many U.S cars would do that,
if any that I can think of.
I just drove over 900 miles just this past weekend, as I went
up to my place in OK for the weekend. Being as I go up there a
lot, it saves me a load of $$$ for gas.
I check that mpg every time I go to OK.. It's the same every time.
And for some reason, Oklahoma is getting bent over for gas
lately. I'm not sure what the deal is. In the past, as recently
as Feb, March, the gas prices up there were appx the same
as Houston, Dallas, etc.. Hardly ever more than 5-10 cents
difference. But now... Gas in most stations at McAlester,
Eufaula, etc were running 2.99 a gallon this past weekend.
Cross over into TX, and it drops 30 cents right off the bat.
Dallas and Houston both right now average 2.54-2.55 a
gallon at many places. I've even seen it at cheap stations in
the 2.40's range.
Needless to say, I don't buy gas in OK lately.. I wait till I
get back to TX.. And it's easy to do getting 40+ mpg..
Those people up in OK are getting bent over, and I can't see
any real reason for it. Seems to be a recent change too.
I wonder if most there even realize they are getting the hook..?
Maybe you don't notice if you never go anywhere else..
As far as chevies, we had a 02 Impala for a while. It was a
pretty good car. But.. It didn't get no 40 mpg.. More like 25-27.
BTW, I've put almost 11k on the corolla since March, and no
problems so far.. Rap on wood...It now has about 35k total.
I did have a Evap problem, but that was cuz I overfilled the gas
tank and flooded the canister.
It dried up, and cleared the codes on it's own.. It's had enough
run cycles by now, it should be totally clean as far as the OBD2
puter.. Anyway, as you can see, mpg is a big issue to me lately..
The less I have to give to the oil companies, the better.
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