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Not to be argumentative, but aren't you then including certain types of trucks in '85 that we are not including in 2007? I didn't re-check, I'm just guessing.
Since I assume that work trucks [that bogie in the stats] could be considered a constant I kept them in with both aggregates.

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So when will Walmart start selling these on the floor..........

I wouldn't be surprised if the Chery didn't pop up in 09 unless trade restrictions keep that from happening. The one I saw 18 months ago should not be allowed on the highway. It was absolute shit quality.

Also, expect Tata to begin soon if an opening exists.

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I wouldn't be surprised if the Chery didn't pop up in 09 unless trade restrictions keep that from happening. The one I saw 18 months ago should not be allowed on the highway. It was absolute shit quality.
I'd wager they'll follow in Korea's footsteps though, and improve quality dramatically as time passes.

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I'd wager they'll follow in Korea's footsteps though, and improve quality dramatically as time passes.
Yep, I remember the first Suzuki cars.

But then again, I remember the Honda 600. The local Olds/Honda dealer would give one away with every Olds 98 purchase. I wonder if he regrets that now?

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But then again, I remember the Honda 600. The local Olds/Honda dealer would give one away with every Olds 98 purchase.
WOW.

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Yep, I remember the first Suzuki cars.

But then again, I remember the Honda 600. The local Olds/Honda dealer would give one away with every Olds 98 purchase. I wonder if he regrets that now?

Jesus, appx'ly what year was that........
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Jesus, appx'ly what year was that........
1972, I got back in the country and came to Lex and had to buy a car. Ended up with a yellow 1972 Celica.

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1972, I got back in the country and came to Lex and had to buy a car. Ended up with a yellow 1972 Celica.

Dad bought Mom a new Olds 98 around that time but Virginia dealers never had that deal...........
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Dad bought Mom a new Olds 98 around that time but Virginia dealers never had that deal...........
Knowing Don Jacobs, I would imagine that was his own idea. He is/was the Olds/Honda/VW/BMW dealer in Lex. Olds is now gone from that mix.

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So did they put the Honda in the trunk or something?


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