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10 minutes ago, David said:

NOT!!! :puke:

OMG it's EXACT!

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Diesel is DEAD at BMW. They have stated they are killing it off.

https://www.motor1.com/news/436740/bwm-says-goodbye-quad-turbo/

Keeping the old Dinosaurs alive by dropping prices is what Toyota is doing for the Tundra 4Runner and Land Cruiser.

https://www.motor1.com/news/436635/toyota-off-road-model-pricing/

Interesting story that the F-150 SVT Lighting truck might come back in 2021.

https://www.motor1.com/news/436572/ford-f-150-svt-rendering/

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Ford Brazil bought Willys Brazil in the late 60s.  In the early 80s they were building CJ-5s w/ the Ford 2.3 Lima 4cyl.  Built them through 1983.  I knew about the Willys Jeep wagon-based Ford Rural, but not this..learn something every day.   Note the tiny Ford blue oval emblem below the stamped Jeep badge on the body.

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Ford had the license to build them during WW2 I believe.  If I remember the story correctly, Willys, Ford and another company all drafted a military personnel carrier when the US government asked for a design prior to WW2.  Willys won the design, but later incorporated some of Ford's details when the government liked some of Ford's ideas, but Ford won the contract to build them as FoMoCo had the knowledge and capacity to mass produce them.  

Or something like that.  In essence, Jeep by Ford Brazil is more legit than Jeep by AMC or by Jeep Chrysler through the purchase of AMC by Chryco and so forth... 

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This would be the ride across the pond to New York, parked at the gate at Frankfurt airport, Lufthansa's home base.  Kudos to Lufthansa for being the launch customer for the B 747-8i. 

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I applaud people who were brave enough to take German in high school or college.  They just join words together to make mega-words with 20 letters in them.  And to think of all those poor immigrants from Southern Europe and the Middle East living in Germany who have to learn them.  For example, an "auditor" is a "wirtschaftsprufer" (with 2 dots over the u) in their lingo.

 

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5 hours ago, daves87rs said:

Fire sale coming....

Deals, Deals and more Deals.

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6 hours ago, daves87rs said:

Fire sale coming....

Yeah, but who's buying these days?

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39 minutes ago, riviera74 said:

Yeah, but who's buying these days?

There will always be buyers- 

people with money, dealerships, corporations.......even other countries....

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Amazing how many spiders are out this year around my house.

6 hours ago, balthazar said:

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What Long Legs you have said the Spider to the Hopper! 
:P 

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11 hours ago, balthazar said:

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I’ve tried the catch of picture of one, but they run from me....Great pic though!

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7 hours ago, balthazar said:

Speaking of American Bantam (how often does a person state that?) :

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Seems daunting.  I would be a little chicken to buy that.

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Seems the incompetency of DC leadership is finally being checked. The IG of the EPA is starting an in-depth review of the process that the current administration took to relax emissions and MPG on the auto industry as it would seem it did not pass the required law for transparency as well as due process. As such, the changes at the EPA could all be rolled back to what they were before the changes were signed by Potus decree.

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-07/documents/_epaoig_notificationmemo_7-27-20_fuel-efficient.pdf

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On 7/31/2020 at 11:40 AM, balthazar said:

Sonic LTZ we have came from Hertz Sales - better price there than book / anywhere else. 

Probably a darned fine little car.

 

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It really is. I don’t care for small cars and I like this one. LTZ turbo hatch; a base sedan would obviously be less appealing. 

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45 minutes ago, balthazar said:

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Makes me think it is returning from the depths of Hell. :P 

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On 7/31/2020 at 8:40 AM, balthazar said:

Sonic LTZ we have came from Hertz Sales - better price there than book / anywhere else. 

Seems there is a list now of the 25 best buys from the Hertz bankruptcy sale.

https://www3.forbes.com/lifestyle/these-are-the-best-blowout-deals-in-used-hertz-rental-cars-vue/

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