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Old 01-18-2016, 08:23 AM   #29
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LOL... either you have a lot more friends than I do, or those two vehicles are a lot more popular in your neck of the woods. I know exactly one person who owns a Thunderbird, and no one I know drives a Ridgeline!
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Old 01-18-2016, 08:40 AM   #30
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LOL... either you have a lot more friends than I do, or those two vehicles are a lot more popular in your neck of the woods.
It's safe to say that neither of these vehicles were not "Popular" sales wise anywhere and that's what I find so interesting that these are the only 2 vehicles upon which I can make these statements.

Yes I do know a LOT of people in the vintage, classic and new car world and that's the "Redneck" part of woods not just this "neck" of the woods.

It's a badge of honor here in the cultural center of the universe "Hillbilly Hollywood" Nashville Tennessee!!!
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Old 01-18-2016, 10:21 AM   #31
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Why surrender your own judgement of what fits your needs? I own #1 & #2 on the list. Both will put smile on your face. I use the SSR as my tow vehicle for my Trill.

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I am not sure why they say the SSR should never have been brought back as it was a totally new model when introduced. Retro styling yes! A remake of a previous named Chevrolet? No!

I also know a lot of folks the SSR's that truly enjoy their unique truck. I would have to agree as the SSR is GREAT tow vehicle for a vintage fiberglass trailer.
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Old 01-18-2016, 12:52 PM   #33
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I really like that new T Bird. I think the only problem was the price.
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It must be pretty confusing when it comes time to leave a party at your house!
I said "friends and acquaintances" that does mean they get invited to my parties!!!
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Old 01-20-2016, 08:34 AM   #35
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When SUVs first came out and did not have their own separate tax assessment category, the Tax Assessor Offices in our state (Alabama) were given the guideline (I don't know where from) that if it was body-on-frame construction, categorize it and tax it as a truck. If it was unibody construction, categorize it and tax it as a car. When I took our then brand new 1988 4Runner "SUV" in to pay taxes and get our first license plates for it, the office worker actually went outside, crawled under it to look at the construction, and declared it a truck since it had frame rails. If one were to impose that same logic today, it seems the Ridgeliner, as well as the Subaru Baja and probably others I don't know about, should actually be classified as SUV - but with an open rear cargo area feature. Just something to think about (but not too much).... Dale
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Laws usually lag behind the realities of the market. The distinction between "car" and "truck" have become relatively meaningless- plenty of pick-ups are used as grocery-getters.

In my mind, vehicle registration should be based on annual mileage and GVWR. The more you drive and the heavier the vehicle, the more wear and tear on the highway infrastructure. Will that ever happen? Probably not. Too many parties have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo. Each state has a somewhat different mix of parties at the table. Tracking mileage raises privacy concerns.
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When "foreign" cars were actually manufactured overseas and imported into the U.S., there was a substantial difference in import tariffs between what was classified as a "car" versus "truck". Subaru mounted those silly little plastic jump seats in the bed of their Brat (which initially, Subaru simply called a "utility vehicle") to get them classified as a "car" and cut their tariff by 75% (I think at the time of their introduction, it was from a 24% tariff for trucks down to 6% for cars, or something like that). Now that so many "foreign" vehicles are "Made in the U.S.A" (initially to help void such tariffs), it is almost a moot point.
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Why surrender your own judgement of what fits your needs? I own #1 & #2 on the list. Both will put smile on your face. I use the SSR as my tow vehicle for my Trill.

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I bought an SSR to tow our Scamp 16. I figured out ways to beef up the cooling system, suspension and hitch, but stalled out on providing towing mirrors that would work well without compromising the cool looks. I sold the SSR and picked up a '67 C10 as a tug. Ironically I am now faced with the same mirror dilemma. It is more truck-like, and the cab is wider, so may have more options cosmetically. I'll miss that 400 HP. LS motor, as the C10 has about half that! The weatherproof bed too.
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