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They've been building MLs here for years -- in Alabama as I recall.

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Most American cars are worthless POS. I have chrysler van and other than capacity this thing drives like crap and mechanically it's a POS.
I think Iranians make better cars


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Three, SRX, STS4, and STS, all bought new and depreciating like a brick.
Why can't Cadillac get with the program and make the DTS, an otherwise pretty good car, rear wheel drive again? everything else in the lineup is RWD again except these.

Those 1996 Fleetwood Broughams were pretty damn nice cars, you ask me. I seriously considered getting a new one, but finally didn't because I knew they were about to be discontinued and didn't think I could get one with cloth seats.
Those used Broughams, Roadmasters and Caprice SS sedans were really good cars. They sold a shitload of them to the Saudis, lots of them still are around there.
The last Cadillac I had was a '79 Coupe de Ville that I really wanted to love, but couldn't. That thing was cursed by every diety from Allah to Zeus. I couldn't keep it for much longer than a year, went to Crown Victorias.

From there it got worse and worse, the HT4100, the V8-6-4, the Cimarron, Allante, bustleback FWD Seville and all the other disasters that followed.

It was a shame to see Cadillac's reputation slowly slide down. The brand equity that was evidenced in your '60 convertible that made Cadlillac the "standard of the World" was pretty well shot by the mid 80's, and it's been a long road back, and they are coming along well.

I loved the '69 and '70 Devilles, they were still great cars back then. But in 1971 they started being built by the dictates of lawyers, and gvovernment lawyers, at that. They got bigger, thirstier, slower and sloppier. Such a shame.
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I only drive Chinese cars. Red ones with a yellow streak down the back.

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I was aware that the Honda's, Toyota's are assembled in the SE, but not the European models.

Hey, I'm importing bearings and bushing to my company from China, you price out a Seal Master bearing compared to a import or a Browning bushing to a import.
But we have started to switch to SST bearings made in Cincy, Oh.
I have to stay competitive.

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I only drive Chinese cars. Red ones with a yellow streak down the back.
Yeah I agree that's a good one, how about the North Korean models huh? Maybe I should think of opening a dealership for all of those cars from the axis of evil. I think Alabama will be a perfect spot for the first dealership, oh wait maybe Iowa would be even better. Where else can you get some fine people with some fine automobiles all together?
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I was aware that the Honda's, Toyota's are assemble in the SE, but not the European models.

Hey, I'm importing bearings and bushing to my company from China, you price out a Seal Master bearing compared to a import or a Browning bushing to a import.
But we have started to switch to SST bearings made in Cincy, Oh.
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I never knew they built BMW's & Benz in the states?
And for some reason I don't have a problem with then being built in Canada.
Yuppers, the BMW X3, X5 SUV, and the Z4 sports cars are built in South Carolina
(no euro delivery on them) and the ML SUV is built in Alabama (the factory tours are supposed to be dynamite) and sold worldwide, but no euro delivery....

Those Canadian Fords and Mercurys have really good build quality, those cars get beat on by Police and taxi drivers for hundreds of thousands of miles, they are decent cars that can really take it. Curiously, you CAN NOT buy a Ford Crown Victoria in Canada, (they are only sold as fleet cars there) but the Grand Marquis is sold both sides of the border. They are a BARGAIN now, you can get a brabd new Grand Marquis after the big rebates in your part of the country for about $16,-$17,000 fully equipped.

That is a lot of car for the money, no matter how you cut it.....especially when you consider thier MSRP is from $25,000 to $32,000 depending on how optioned.
Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, Marauder, and Towncar forum for more information.
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