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    Re: Biggest flop of 2006?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Rose
    >>Benz and BMW used to make really good-looking cars; today, they're pimp-mobiles and a-hole wagons<<

    They have to try to stay up with the Lexus---
    Now you're sounding like Doug Hageman!

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    Re: Biggest flop of 2006?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Rose
    >>Benz and BMW used to make really good-looking cars; today, they're pimp-mobiles and a-hole wagons<<

    They have to try to stay up with the Lexus---
    Lexus is probably the best of the three when it comes to reliability - and in the NYC area are very popular as a-hole wagons.

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    Re: Biggest flop of 2006?

    Quote Originally Posted by Disco Man
    Have to say the biggest flop for the 2006 model year was the Honda Ridgeline. The automotive press raved about it, but the buying public was lukewarm about the car and sales have been much lower than expectations. It appears Honda is now considering cancelling it.
    I guess they didn't study the Suburu Brat before they jumped into this?

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    Re: Biggest flop of 2006?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrblanche
    Quote Originally Posted by Disco Man
    Have to say the biggest flop for the 2006 model year was the Honda Ridgeline. The automotive press raved about it, but the buying public was lukewarm about the car and sales have been much lower than expectations. It appears Honda is now considering cancelling it.
    I guess they didn't study the Suburu Brat before they jumped into this?
    I don't have the figs. on hand, but as I recall the Brat did ok for a few years before going away. I still see them around here every once in awhile, too!

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    Re: Biggest flop of 2006?

    But the Brat's sales fell suddenly and precipitously, for no explained reason.

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    Re: Biggest flop of 2006?

    >>and in the NYC area are very popular as a-hole wagons. <<

    That's not restricted to NYC---

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    Re: Biggest flop of 2006?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrblanche

    I guess they didn't study the Suburu Brat before they jumped into this?
    Ah ...the Brumby in OZ and NZ.....still a few around....mainly with raised suspension to get around on the island (Feaser Island)
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    Re: Biggest flop of 2006?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrblanche
    But the Brat's sales fell suddenly and precipitously, for no explained reason.
    That may have been due to the rear-facing jumpseats (safety! safety! what about the children??), etc. I dunno; it's been, what, 20 years since the Brat was last produced?

    I liked them, myself. Fun, pretty useful... and those jump seats in the bed... now that's the ticket!

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    Re: Biggest flop of 2006?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric

    That may have been due to the rear-facing jumpseats (safety! safety! what about the children??), etc. I dunno; it's been, what, 20 years since the Brat was last produced?

    I liked them, myself. Fun, pretty useful... and those jump seats in the bed... now that's the ticket!
    Yeah we gotta love those nannies looking after us. Read... Politicians grabbing votes!
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    Re: Biggest flop of 2006?

    "Yeah we gotta love those nannies looking after us. Read... Politicians grabbing votes!"

    I like this bumper sticker - a "take off" on a fundie/religious right/"mom" group:

    "Focus on your OWN damn family!"

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    Re: Biggest flop of 2006?

    Honda Accord Hybrid which I understand they are deep sixing.
    I would have to agree with the Ridgeline. Ya have to think what was Honda thinking about or where they even thinking at all :
    But my brother-n-law has a hankering to buy one. I don't know him well enough to say....... :P ;D

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    Re: Biggest flop of 2006?

    Quote Originally Posted by XRocketman1967
    Honda Accord Hybrid which I understand they are deep sixing.
    I would have to agree with the Ridgeline. Ya have to think what was Honda thinking about or where they even thinking at all :
    But my brother-n-law has a hankering to buy one. I don't know him well enough to say....... :P ;D
    The Ridgeline's not half bad... if you don't need a truck! It can't tow, it can't really go off-road. But it is useful as a suburban go-to-Home-Depot for a couple bags of mulch (but not a pallet) kind of vehicle...

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    Agree.........I call them a good VEHICLE for the URBAN COWBOY type....... ;D

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