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  • owequitit
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    Originally posted by deevergote
    Very true. However, I still wonder how much of that is self-fulfilling. We assume imports last longer, so we maintain them better. We assume domestics are disposable, so we abuse them.

    Of course, the build quality of many imports IS superior, I do agree there. Modern domestics (I usually consider anything 2004+ in this category) are coming very close to import standards, and imports seem to be getting lax in their standards. Even the German makes, such as Mercedes Benz, are developing reputations for having some reliability issues.
    Most imports are driven with the same level of care as most domestics. People don't like to maintain cars because they assume that if it is running OK, it doesn't need anything, and they don't spend money where they don't have to.

    Given this equal level of care, there must be a reason why the number of trouble free domestics past 100K declines substantially as the miles wear on.

    People don't say "I bought an import, so I should maintain it." Our first Honda got ZERO preventative maintenance. It still went 200K before it started having issues.

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  • deevergote
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    Very true. However, I still wonder how much of that is self-fulfilling. We assume imports last longer, so we maintain them better. We assume domestics are disposable, so we abuse them.

    Of course, the build quality of many imports IS superior, I do agree there. Modern domestics (I usually consider anything 2004+ in this category) are coming very close to import standards, and imports seem to be getting lax in their standards. Even the German makes, such as Mercedes Benz, are developing reputations for having some reliability issues.

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  • owequitit
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    Originally posted by deevergote
    I drive a domestic every day. Honestly, it's holding up just fine. I beat the living piss out of it. It has a roots blower attached to it, so it's getting hot air force fed to it constantly. It'll run for 12-14 hours straight. Sure, I bitch about it... but aside from the previous owner putting stop-leak shit in it and destroying my water pump, it has never failed on me (and even when the water pump started to go, I still drove it to the shop...)

    Imports ARE usually made to tighter tolerances. However, domestics aren't garbage. One of the reasons why "domestics don't last" is because their owners think that way. The resale value of a Cavalier is lower than that of a Civic... so why maintain it? The Civic will be worth something in 8 years. The Cavalier won't. So if it blows up in 7 years, who cares, right? You can also get used domestics far cheaper than used imports. I paid $11k for my GTP with 48k on it. It was pristine. I could've paid the same price for a CL-S with 84k on it, 4 curbed wheels, and 2 noticeable dents... Honestly, I bet that CL-S has broken already. It clearly wasn't taken care of.

    Yes, but statistically speaking, there is a reason why the resale values hold out stronger.

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  • 203Cree
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    Originally posted by bigjoegood1
    I don't thinks it's about reliability. It's about who can build a fast car, show up on race day and be the first to cross the finish 4 times.
    Pretty much spot on........

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  • bigjoegood1
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    I don't thinks it's about reliability. It's about who can build a fast car, show up on race day and be the first to cross the finish 4 times.

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  • deevergote
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    I drive a domestic every day. Honestly, it's holding up just fine. I beat the living piss out of it. It has a roots blower attached to it, so it's getting hot air force fed to it constantly. It'll run for 12-14 hours straight. Sure, I bitch about it... but aside from the previous owner putting stop-leak shit in it and destroying my water pump, it has never failed on me (and even when the water pump started to go, I still drove it to the shop...)

    Imports ARE usually made to tighter tolerances. However, domestics aren't garbage. One of the reasons why "domestics don't last" is because their owners think that way. The resale value of a Cavalier is lower than that of a Civic... so why maintain it? The Civic will be worth something in 8 years. The Cavalier won't. So if it blows up in 7 years, who cares, right? You can also get used domestics far cheaper than used imports. I paid $11k for my GTP with 48k on it. It was pristine. I could've paid the same price for a CL-S with 84k on it, 4 curbed wheels, and 2 noticeable dents... Honestly, I bet that CL-S has broken already. It clearly wasn't taken care of.

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  • 203Cree
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    I'm thinking when the silver car backfired it toated a wire or something. Starters just don't fail like that. Did you see that second launch from the Stang? Beautiful. Didn't see the Yota doing that......... oh wait, that's because the 2JZ doesn't make any power until it's halfway down the track........

    That show proved nothing since race cars and street cars don't fall under the same rules for reliability. I don't remember that thing runing exactly perfect either. Breaking up real bad down most of the track.

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  • MenaceAccord92
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    Mahdavi Motorsports in Lilburn, GA.
    http://www.mahdavimotorsports.com/im...inks/index.htm
    Last edited by MenaceAccord92; 05-02-2008, 05:09 AM.

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  • texasvtak
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    Originally posted by skilzz
    it proved (once again) imports are more reliable than domestics.
    Youre retarded.

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  • wed3k
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    i have a 83 cressida too and a small block chevy.

    what do you think?

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  • cjv998
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    I saw this episode too. It was crazy, because I was just thinking, "Man, Pinks always has domestics on. When's someone gonna bring a Supra or 300ZX on there?" Then I turned it on, and there was a Cressida with a 2JZ swap. I lol'd at not one, but two Mustangs breaking down/having major issues. However, the Toyota had some tuning issues too. Seems like the guys on the show were surprised the 2JZ had that much power. Was kind of a crap way to win though, would've loved to see more real runs.

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  • owequitit
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    I love how this thread became an "imports are better than domestics" bashing thread. Because we all know that 90% of the time on that show it is NOT the domestics that get their ass handed to them. Domestics don't do a lot of things well, but going straight is not one of them.

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  • MikeW
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    Wouldve been better

    No, as he drove back to the start, all the guys(Rich, Nate, Kail) all stood up on the wall and saluted him....

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  • accordaffair
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    Originally posted by greencb7inkc
    x2. When they win.."walk awaaay....from mee....myyy love" I love that song. Now they have a "Pinks" Album, so

    And yeah, i saw the episode. One guy was like, " how many Mustangs does it take to beat a Nissan?!"

    And it wasnt running right. He was having problems with the nitrous or he was having trouble with the top of 1st.

    AND they gave him a PINKS "salute"

    "pinks" salute?

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  • MikeW
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    Originally posted by bigjoegood1
    I miss the old song Walk Away by the Nadas.
    x2. When they win.."walk awaaay....from mee....myyy love" I love that song. Now they have a "Pinks" Album, so

    And yeah, i saw the episode. One guy was like, " how many Mustangs does it take to beat a Nissan?!"

    And it wasnt running right. He was having problems with the nitrous or he was having trouble with the top of 1st.

    AND they gave him a PINKS "salute"

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