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Mercury comet with 550K+ miles! (Video)

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by dwalden2, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Jul 16, 2010 at 6:14 AM
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    dwalden2

    dwalden2 [OP] Your mom goes to college

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  2. Jul 16, 2010 at 7:59 AM
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    toy02ota

    toy02ota Local TW dissenter

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    Just think if it was a toyota! :eek:
     
  3. Jul 16, 2010 at 8:06 AM
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    TicTacOma

    TicTacOma UnderWater Monopoly Champion

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    I'm Thinking...Oh Yeah...An FJ
    It's all in my head at the moment...
    You know why it lasted? She didn't "F" with it. No lifts, no cold air intakes, no additives or carburetor spacers (you where not going to catch me saying throttle body), no tires that rubbed. I bet her headlights never even came close to an oven. Bet you it's the original grille and she probably never even hung an air freshener.

    Goes to show you, Just drive the freakin' thing!

    Thank you and goodnight.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    i agree but they dont make stuff like they used to.they dont want cars to last that long.they have to keep the economy going.
     
  5. Jul 16, 2010 at 8:58 AM
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    dwalden2

    dwalden2 [OP] Your mom goes to college

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    I agree. BUT...I didn't buy my truck to last 500K. I bought my truck to use it; haul stuff, go places, get out in the snow. I don't expect it to last 500K, but if it does that's great.

    Truth. It sounds cliche or whatever but it's true. I work with home appliances, and people come in needin to replace something they've had for 30-40 years. You're not gonna get that out of a new appliance. It's just the way things are now.
     
  6. Jul 16, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    P-Dub

    P-Dub Well-Known Member

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    TRD skid plate, OEM roof rack, OEM running boards, TruckCovers USA rolling tonneau cover, 3000K HID Foglights
    Yup, you're right. Things are actually engineered nowadays to break down after a certain period of time. Why? So we can spend more moneys :mad:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_obsolescence
     
  7. Jul 16, 2010 at 4:25 PM
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    TicTacOma

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    It's all in my head at the moment...
    I guess I should of identified my comment with the little sarcastic guy ---> :rolleyes:
     
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