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RE: Keeping 'em on the road (was RE: [T3] ethanol)

On Fri, 2006-03-31 at 21:14, Keith Park wrote:
> The main priority of most auto manufacturers that sell in the US right now
> is to get the car the heck out of the country before its 5th Birthday.  They
> want to sell more cars, they don't want anybody driving a car in the USA
> that's over 5 years old... more profit can be made selling a new one and
> taking the old one and shipping it overseas for sale again.
> Hyundai is the most notable, when was the last time you saw a Hyundai in the
> US that is over THREE years old?  They want NOTHING to do with holding onto
> a 10 year warrantee... they want that car gone before its 4 and out from
> under that warrantee... its part of how they sell so many so cheap.  When
> your car turns 3 the dealers will HOUND you to buy a new one!

It happened to me on my KIA (owned by Hyundai) before it was 1 year old.
I was offered a fantastic trade-in, that would have gotten them out of
the warranty, but would have kept me under payments for another year

Russ Wolfe
'71 FB AT
'66 FB MT
'64 T34 (not running)
'65 T1 (not running)
'05 KIA Sorento SUV

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