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Matt Trakker



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PostSubject: What in the hell was Ford thinking?   Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:30 am

http://jalopnik.com/5792482/faulty-chinese+built-transmissions-plague-new-ford-mustang

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/2011-mustang-talk/268693-official-2011-mustang-manual-transmission-rough-shifting-thread.html

This really, REALLY pisses me off. I'm off to find instances of GM pulling this shyt now as well, I know they were putting Chinese engines in the Pontiac Torrent and Chevy Equinox a few years ago. I'm dumbfounded as to the amount of lemmings in this country who put up with this BS and write it off to "Oh, we live in a global economy now...yeah...yeah I'm gonna go eat Cheesy Poofs and play video games now, I don't care...yeah..."

I seriously study the country of origin of EVERYTHING I buy, and if there is a domestic/Canadian counterpart, I buy it. Some of my friends buy Blue Point tools from the Snap on guy at work and try to profess to me that they're good because they paid a ton of money for them, yet they're made in China. Everything made over there is of the SAME quality, no matter the price.

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1984twodoor



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PostSubject: Re: What in the hell was Ford thinking?   Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:46 am

BULL sh&*% thats what it is. Surprised I wish the world would go back in time 60 years sometimes. as a younger guy i sure go the Sh*%&^ end of the stick! (no pun intended)
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PostSubject: Re: What in the hell was Ford thinking?   Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:52 am

the Equinox shares the same plant as the Suzuki XL7 ....... and the same motor and trim pieces including the steering wheel.

........ Are you even surprised anyways? big corporation's needs to save a buck too! Surprised


....... and who cares if fords are falling apart, pretty sure no one on here is upset over this......




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PostSubject: Re: What in the hell was Ford thinking?   Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:56 am

O yeah......Hey Matt.... Im willing to bet my cadirat that your transmission has a bunch of japanese parts in it!

...... not to mention 99% of GM electronics are made in China and surrounding rice fields..... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: What in the hell was Ford thinking?   Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:07 am

That's it , I'm sending my Kumho tires back!
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PostSubject: Re: What in the hell was Ford thinking?   Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:45 pm

It won't harm ford one bit. Most of the truck/mustang owners are the "ford can do no wrong" group and will buy any POS they pump out with a blue oval on it. Still sick that they tried to use chineese junk.
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PostSubject: Re: What in the hell was Ford thinking?   Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:01 pm

95brmw wrote:
It won't harm ford one bit. Most of the truck/mustang owners are the "ford can do no wrong" group and will buy any POS they pump out with a blue oval on it. Still sick that they tried to use chineese junk.

See now if I can compromise and like their products why cant they just shut up and admit that GM has some great stuff going on too.
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PostSubject: Re: What in the hell was Ford thinking?   Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:13 pm

bowtiepimp wrote:
O yeah......Hey Matt.... Im willing to bet my cadirat that your transmission has a bunch of japanese parts in it!

...... not to mention 99% of GM electronics are made in China and surrounding rice fields..... Laughing

Yeah, that's why I didn't want a newer Tahoe, lol. Either way that doesn't bother me as much (it being partially Japanese) if it is. China should not be patronized like it is right now, our economy has such a negative cash flow it's ridiculous...
Are you talking about the current Equinox or the original one? I know the original was the one with the Chinese crate engine. I wonder where my radio in my truck was made. At least I can be comforted by the fact my Caprice and the Impala are domestic.
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PostSubject: Re: What in the hell was Ford thinking?   Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:32 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
bowtiepimp wrote:
O yeah......Hey Matt.... Im willing to bet my cadirat that your transmission has a bunch of japanese parts in it!

...... not to mention 99% of GM electronics are made in China and surrounding rice fields..... Laughing

Yeah, that's why I didn't want a newer Tahoe, lol. Either way that doesn't bother me as much (it being partially Japanese) if it is. China should not be patronized like it is right now, our economy has such a negative cash flow it's ridiculous...
Are you talking about the current Equinox or the original one? I know the original was the one with the Chinese crate engine. I wonder where my radio in my truck was made. At least I can be comforted by the fact my Caprice and the Impala are domestic.

Didn't GM build the Impala in Framingham?
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PostSubject: Re: What in the hell was Ford thinking?   Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:37 pm

My Impala was built in Tarrytown actually, the plant was torn down in the early 90s I think, around the same time Framingham closed. It was next to the Tappan Zee bridge. Framingham was supposed to build the plastic bodied APV minivans, but the city kept harassing GM over stuff and the company decided to give them all the finger and close the Framingham Assembly. It's some big auto auction place now. I think Framingham used to make the A-Body FWD cars, Cutlass Ciera, Century, etc. Forget what else, I guess they used to make the midsized GM RWDs back in the 60s and 70s?
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PostSubject: Re: What in the hell was Ford thinking?   Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:38 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
My Impala was built in Tarrytown actually, the plant was torn down in the early 90s I think, around the same time Framingham closed. It was next to the Tappan Zee bridge. Framingham was supposed to build the plastic bodied APV minivans, but the city kept harassing GM over stuff and the company decided to give them all the finger and close the Framingham Assembly. It's some big auto auction place now. I think Framingham used to make the A-Body FWD cars, Cutlass Ciera, Century, etc. Forget what else, I guess they used to make the midsized GM RWDs back in the 60s and 70s?

Framingham Assembly is that big gray building on the left if you're heading towards Boston on the Worcester-South Station line right?
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PostSubject: Re: What in the hell was Ford thinking?   Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:16 pm

Cadet57 wrote:
Matt Trakker wrote:
My Impala was built in Tarrytown actually, the plant was torn down in the early 90s I think, around the same time Framingham closed. It was next to the Tappan Zee bridge. Framingham was supposed to build the plastic bodied APV minivans, but the city kept harassing GM over stuff and the company decided to give them all the finger and close the Framingham Assembly. It's some big auto auction place now. I think Framingham used to make the A-Body FWD cars, Cutlass Ciera, Century, etc. Forget what else, I guess they used to make the midsized GM RWDs back in the 60s and 70s?

Framingham Assembly is that big gray building on the left if you're heading towards Boston on the Worcester-South Station line right?

Its at Loring Drv & Western Ave. I heard it' just a HUGE auction house now.
Opened in 1947. Closed summer of 1989. M. Dukakis vs Tony Colonna (town DPW politician) battled over the land use, and may have precipitated it's premature closure.
Buicks, Pontiacs, Oldsmobiles, (BOP) & Chevrolets were variously assembled there.

Our family spent several years living in Framingham, and many of my neighbors had parents that worked at the plant.
I still remember a friend I went to school with a few doors down from our house father came home with the spankin new Toronado BEFORE they were available to the public!
His dad was some big-shot in GM management.
I was absolutely in love with that car, used to spend more time there in the hopes of getting a ride in it.
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PostSubject: Re: What in the hell was Ford thinking?   Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:10 pm

Tomz9C1 wrote:
That's it , I'm sending my Kumho tires back!


smoke em till they burn lol
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mega



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PostSubject: Re: What in the hell was Ford thinking?   Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:12 pm

Machine-De-Zine wrote:
Cadet57 wrote:
Matt Trakker wrote:
My Impala was built in Tarrytown actually, the plant was torn down in the early 90s I think, around the same time Framingham closed. It was next to the Tappan Zee bridge. Framingham was supposed to build the plastic bodied APV minivans, but the city kept harassing GM over stuff and the company decided to give them all the finger and close the Framingham Assembly. It's some big auto auction place now. I think Framingham used to make the A-Body FWD cars, Cutlass Ciera, Century, etc. Forget what else, I guess they used to make the midsized GM RWDs back in the 60s and 70s?

Framingham Assembly is that big gray building on the left if you're heading towards Boston on the Worcester-South Station line right?

Its at Loring Drv & Western Ave. I heard it' just a HUGE auction house now.
Opened in 1947. Closed summer of 1989. M. Dukakis vs Tony Colonna (town DPW politician) battled over the land use, and may have precipitated it's premature closure.
Buicks, Pontiacs, Oldsmobiles, (BOP) & Chevrolets were variously assembled there.

Our family spent several years living in framingham, and many of my neighbors had parents that worked at the plant.
I still remember a friend I went to school with a few doors down from our house father came home with the spankin new Toranado BEFORE they were available to the public!
I was absolutely in love with that car, used to spent more time there in the hopes of getting a ride in it.
.



I know the place I used to delive car part to them for chevy hyandai. 90% of the cars they auction have same body work done. Sent alot of hoods and bumper covers
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Grumpy



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PostSubject: Re: What in the hell was Ford thinking?   Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:35 am

Damm you guys have sheltered lives.. So much stuff is made in China so what are you goin to do ??? Welcome to 2011 affraid Fords rule Arrow
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