Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 12:24:26 GMT
Subject: Re: Saab vs Toyauto : imagine this scenario

On Tue, 09 Oct 2001 14:53:10 -0700, Arklier <> wrote: >On Tue, 09 Oct 2001 14:43:45 GMT, wrote: > >>It just shows the quality of the Saab to be still kicking around 20 >>years later, That piece of Jap crap you drive will be melted down into >>into tin cans containing pineapple chunks or dog food long before it >>sees 20 years mate. > >I don't know where YOU live, but I regularly see Toyotas (and to be >fair, a lot of Hondas and Nissans/Datsuns too) that are at least from >the early 80s. I live in the north of England, and here salt it routinely put on roads to stop them icing. Around these parts, I can assure you that very few cars reach 20 years old, as salt rots cars like you wouldn't believe, (ask anyone who lives near the coast) > I drove an 82 Corolla with 180K on it from 1993 to 1997 >(it was a graduation gift, and one of the most reliable cars I've ever >owned), and it was still going strong when I sold it. Heck, I've even >seen a Toyopet putting around that was used to shuttle old timers from >a small nursing home to the golf course a couple blocks away. I'm >willing to bet there's a lot more old 'Jap crap' cars out there than >there are Saabs. Toyotas are known for their longevity. > Quite, there will always be exceptions, we have old folk driving 1950s/60s morris minors with about 60,000 miles on the clock (from new) going to the shops once a week and then are washed & polished and put back in the garage.

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