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    My favorite car stereotype is:

    "What personal or family tragedy occurred in you life that caused you to drive a PT Cruiser?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01-7700 View Post
    My favorite car stereotype is:

    "What personal or family tragedy occurred in you life that caused you to drive a PT Cruiser?"

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    In my dad's case: It had a lot fewer miles on it than the Camry it replaced, and was cheap (bought used).

    it seemed like the fabric in that car was magnetic to stains or something.

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    My buddy had a silver PT give and it was comfortable for road trips, plenty of space for 4 adults and luggage. I drove it during said roadtrips sometimes to give my friend a break. It cruised nicely, definitely underpowered for as heavy as it was, but considering I want an Outlander sport, Im not bothered by being slow lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timw4mail View Post
    In my dad's case: It had a lot fewer miles on it than the Camry it replaced, and was cheap (bought used).

    it seemed like the fabric in that car was magnetic to stains or something.
    A camry with "insert any amount of miles here" miles would still be more reliable than a Chrysler lol!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pryme View Post
    A camry with "insert any amount of miles here" miles would still be more reliable than a Chrysler lol!!
    For the time he had it, it was perfectly reliable, oddly enough. Meanwhile, the Camry had a broken driver's side door, new water pump, and I think a new battery. Apparently the door was the last straw...

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    The only reliable Chryslers were the ones built by Mitsubishi lol.

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    I think that stereotype is kind of an "American Thing". In most other places, gas/diesel is so expensive that small cars are often the norm for non-business related driving. Just look at Japan and many places in Europe. Tiny!
    I'm still disappointed that they canceled the Ford Ranger. It sold well in Canada but sales in the US steadily declined over the years until they axed it in 2011. The new Ranger, based largely on the international platform, is of course larger. There are minimal choices for the North American driver who wants a little truck. Although I love my F250, I should have never gotten rid of my Ranger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Kapitan View Post
    I think that stereotype is kind of an "American Thing". In most other places, gas/diesel is so expensive that small cars are often the norm for non-business related driving. Just look at Japan and many places in Europe. Tiny!
    I'm still disappointed that they canceled the Ford Ranger. It sold well in Canada but sales in the US steadily declined over the years until they axed it in 2011. The new Ranger, based largely on the international platform, is of course larger. There are minimal choices for the North American driver who wants a little truck. Although I love my F250, I should have never gotten rid of my Ranger.
    SMALL IS GOOD. I can U-turn my mirage almost anywhere and no parking spot is too tight!

    I'll check out your blog post.
    The Eclipse Cross did very little to improve Mitsubishi's image. There's nothing special about that vehicle! I'm not saying it's a bad vehicle. It's just nothing special. It doesn't even compete well with the outdated Outlander Sport in my opinion.

    The Triton (L200) pickup truck would have made a huge splash for Mitsubishi in the United States. It would blow away the pickup truck Hyundai is bringing to the U.S., too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Kapitan View Post
    I think that stereotype is kind of an "American Thing". In most other places, gas/diesel is so expensive that small cars are often the norm for non-business related driving. Just look at Japan and many places in Europe. Tiny!
    I'm still disappointed that they canceled the Ford Ranger. It sold well in Canada but sales in the US steadily declined over the years until they axed it in 2011. The new Ranger, based largely on the international platform, is of course larger. There are minimal choices for the North American driver who wants a little truck. Although I love my F250, I should have never gotten rid of my Ranger.
    SMALL IS GOOD. I can U-turn my mirage almost anywhere and no parking spot is too tight!

    I'll check out your blog post.
    Ford Canada blew out extended cab totally loaded 4x4 Rangers for $11,699 in 2011. They had options you've never even heard of. When I landed and got to the dealer, surprise!!, all 50 had been sold that fall day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    The Eclipse Cross did very little to improve Mitsubishi's image. There's nothing special about that vehicle! I'm not saying it's a bad vehicle. It's just nothing special. It doesn't even compete well with the outdated Outlander Sport in my opinion.

    The Triton (L200) pickup truck would have made a huge splash for Mitsubishi in the United States. It would blow away the pickup truck Hyundai is bringing to the U.S., too!
    They have been talking about the santa Cruz pickup for years now. Seems like a pipe dream considering they have released a bunch of new vehicles during that time.

    Edit: just googled it and I guess it's a go for real finally. Made in Alabama for 2021. Wonder if it will retain the concepts extendable bed?



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