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#61 toppop52 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 23, 2015 - 06:17 AM

Maryland has what I call, "once in a lifetime inspection". A new car doesn't have to be inspected, but anytime it changes owners it has to be inspected unless the next owner is immediate family. But if one person keeps the car forever, it never need be inspected again. Also if a car is 20 years old you can get Historic tags for it, cheaper tags, way cheaper insurance and the only caveat is it can't be a "daily driver".


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Posted July 23, 2015 - 07:19 AM

. As for the Aztek, take a look around you, Element, Soul, Cube, Munaro, Rogue, several of the Subaru models, you'll see that the Pontiac was merely ahead of schedule.

 

At least the later ones have a little style even if most are just boxes, that Aztec was just butt ugly with all the corners,angles and plastic. The Element is a very close second to it too.

 

Oh and the nissan Juke, should be called nissan Puke. it's right there with the Aztec. :(


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Posted July 23, 2015 - 09:17 AM

That's funny, up here a lot of people buy cars from PA because of less rust, some of the cars and trucks are pretty beat up here and still on the road.

I bought my 2002 Yukon Denali in NY mostly because it was a good deal but it did have more than expected rust underneath and I just picked up a 2003 Sierra 2500HD in Grand Rapids because it had very little rust as most of the rockers and cab corners are gone on that vintage truck in this area.Wanting and 8.1 engine and a truck with not exceptionally high miles with little rust is what led me to Michigan.

 

I picked up a 99 Escort last fall so I would have cheap heat while waiting at the bus stop with my daughter in the morning.I got it for $300 with 12x,xxx miles on it but needed tires,a battery and a rocker panel.I put just over a 1000 miles on it so far.I hate crawling in and out of and it reminds me of why I got rid of my 96 Toyota truck.


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Posted July 23, 2015 - 09:23 AM

Me and my buddy had a long talk tonight about a little scheme. He said something about cars failing inspection for rotted rocker panels. He said they made the laws stricter about rust. Which as you know is common in the snowy northern PA.

He said he knows of 10 cars 400 to 600 each nothing wrong with them but rusty rockers. We talked about each taking a week off work breaking out the car trailer and pulling them down to my house in Ohio.

5000 for the cars. 1000 in transporting them 250 miles in 3 trips. Selling them for 1500 to 3000 down here depending on the car.

We could walk away with a decent profit each. He said in PA you can sell 10 cars a year.

I think you might have more work involved from start to finish than what you would think and you would probably need a dealer license in order to not have to pay taxes and wait for all the titles to come back.

 

I never could understand why auto makers pump thousands of $$ into a car with safety devises and then install steel fuel and brake lines that rust out in years in the rust belt.


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Posted July 23, 2015 - 09:56 AM

I think you might have more work involved from start to finish than what you would think and you would probably need a dealer license in order to not have to pay taxes and wait for all the titles to come back.

I never could understand why auto makers pump thousands of $$ into a car with safety devises and then install steel fuel and brake lines that rust out in years in the rust belt.


Buddy is working that out. He said you can sell 10 cars a year in PA without a license.

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Posted July 23, 2015 - 01:08 PM

Buddy is working that out. He said you can sell 10 cars a year in PA without a license.

I hope it all works out for you and they don't fall to pieces traveling on our Pa roads.



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Posted July 23, 2015 - 03:48 PM

I hope it all works out for you and they don't fall to pieces traveling on our Pa roads.


We will see he comes up with these schemes and never follows through. I thought about perusing craigslist for a rusted up pick up for my dad. He wants a beater

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Posted July 23, 2015 - 05:29 PM

If you want to make money, how much will you get from a sponsor for Blowing up your GMC and putting it on Utube?


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Posted July 23, 2015 - 06:33 PM

If you want to make money, how much will you get from a sponsor for Blowing up your GMC and putting it on Utube?

How about blasting a F-250 into pieces??   :rolling:

 

This thread has wandered off the reservation for sure!  

 

It's sure nice to jump in the GMC and cruise down the highway without hearing that annoying tick tick tick..

 

I'm gonna get a speeding ticket with that thing I swear..  It just cranks right up without pressing the pedal down that much!  I'm merging on the entrance ramp to the expressway and slide on over..  I look down @ the speedometer and see I'm cruising 88 MPH!!>!?!?!?>  (I need a flux capacitor!!)  That thing rocks!!  


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Posted July 23, 2015 - 07:41 PM

Hey! You made up the title for this thread. (I'm glad you got it up and running.)


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Posted July 23, 2015 - 10:26 PM

How about blasting a F-250 into pieces??   :rolling:

 

This thread has wandered off the reservation for sure!  

 

It's sure nice to jump in the GMC and cruise down the highway without hearing that annoying tick tick tick..

 

I'm gonna get a speeding ticket with that thing I swear..  It just cranks right up without pressing the pedal down that much!  I'm merging on the entrance ramp to the expressway and slide on over..  I look down @ the speedometer and see I'm cruising 88 MPH!!>!?!?!?>  (I need a flux capacitor!!)  That thing rocks!!  

Ok, the guy in that video is a moron, not saying building up a diesel is bad, but what did he really think was gonna happen lol. 


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Posted July 24, 2015 - 07:11 AM

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Posted July 27, 2015 - 05:55 PM

Maybe I'll keep the thing after all!!

 

RECALL 



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Posted July 27, 2015 - 10:05 PM

Maybe I'll keep the thing after all!!

 

RECALL 

I saw that earlier, thankfully my '99 isn't affected, if it was I'd take the repair option because I love my big black truck.



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Posted July 28, 2015 - 06:11 AM

I saw that earlier, thankfully my '99 isn't affected, if it was I'd take the repair option because I love my big black truck.

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