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    I bought my first car ( a used FORD ) in 1956

    Over the years, I've owned 19 autos....
    most of them bought new.

    I can remember when;

    cars were affordable

    folks went car shopping every 2 - 3 years

    you bought a car for its looks. and cars were pretty.

    you returned a new car to the dealer with a list
    of 20 > 30 items to be fixed or adjusted.

    batterys, shocks, mufflers didn't last much past 30,000 miles.

    the family station wagon hauled everything,
    and pick-up trucks were for farmers.

    Americans bought "toy cars" from Renault, VW, or OPEL

    Looking back, I can't say I got great service
    out of any of the cars I bought.
    Most started to fall apart at 60K miles.
    Best car has been my 2002 BUICK Century.


    <rj>



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    Lyle Lanley \(Monorail Engineer\)
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    "<RJ>" <baranick@localnet.com> wrote in message
    news:i8sgb31mqepae72118h4eo3jgu18f46umj@4ax.com...
    >
    > I bought my first car ( a used FORD ) in 1956
    >
    > Over the years, I've owned 19 autos....
    > most of them bought new.
    >
    > I can remember when;
    >
    > cars were affordable
    >
    > folks went car shopping every 2 - 3 years
    >
    > you bought a car for its looks. and cars were pretty.
    >
    > you returned a new car to the dealer with a list
    > of 20 > 30 items to be fixed or adjusted.
    >
    > batterys, shocks, mufflers didn't last much past 30,000 miles.
    >
    > the family station wagon hauled everything,
    > and pick-up trucks were for farmers.
    >
    > Americans bought "toy cars" from Renault, VW, or OPEL
    >
    > Looking back, I can't say I got great service
    > out of any of the cars I bought.
    > Most started to fall apart at 60K miles.
    > Best car has been my 2002 BUICK Century.
    >
    >
    > <rj>

    Cars didnt hold up well without the ussual maintenance. My first cars was a
    hand me down 65 Cuda in the mid 70s. That car would take a lickin and keep
    tickin. But all cars then needed carb adjustments, points and condensers,
    timing set, spark plugs at 10k miles, mufflers rusted out, bodies rusted,
    then engines would start burning oil and leaking 60 or 70k miles yet didnt
    effect performance much. Case in point I also owned a 69 Ply RoadRunner 383
    that would leave a patch of rubber 10 ft long with 130k miles on the clock.



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    ROY BRAGG
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    Sounds a lot like my first car, a 1962 Cadillac that was 7 years old. It
    did not have pcv valves then, and the engine blow-by was so bad I would get
    arrested for air pollution today. Plus, it used a quart of oil about every
    800 miles. Didn't do a lot of fixing but only kept it 1 year.
    Roy
    "Lyle Lanley (Monorail Engineer)" <LLCooldude@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:46b9497a$0$27407$822641b3@news.adtechcomputer s.com...
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    > "<RJ>" <baranick@localnet.com> wrote in message
    > news:i8sgb31mqepae72118h4eo3jgu18f46umj@4ax.com...
    >>
    >> I bought my first car ( a used FORD ) in 1956
    >>
    >> Over the years, I've owned 19 autos....
    >> most of them bought new.
    >>
    >> I can remember when;
    >>
    >> cars were affordable
    >>
    >> folks went car shopping every 2 - 3 years
    >>
    >> you bought a car for its looks. and cars were pretty.
    >>
    >> you returned a new car to the dealer with a list
    >> of 20 > 30 items to be fixed or adjusted.
    >>
    >> batterys, shocks, mufflers didn't last much past 30,000 miles.
    >>
    >> the family station wagon hauled everything,
    >> and pick-up trucks were for farmers.
    >>
    >> Americans bought "toy cars" from Renault, VW, or OPEL
    >>
    >> Looking back, I can't say I got great service
    >> out of any of the cars I bought.
    >> Most started to fall apart at 60K miles.
    >> Best car has been my 2002 BUICK Century.
    >>
    >>
    >> <rj>

    > Cars didnt hold up well without the ussual maintenance. My first cars was
    > a hand me down 65 Cuda in the mid 70s. That car would take a lickin and
    > keep tickin. But all cars then needed carb adjustments, points and
    > condensers, timing set, spark plugs at 10k miles, mufflers rusted out,
    > bodies rusted, then engines would start burning oil and leaking 60 or 70k
    > miles yet didnt effect performance much. Case in point I also owned a 69
    > Ply RoadRunner 383 that would leave a patch of rubber 10 ft long with 130k
    > miles on the clock.
    >




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