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Old 12-02-2015, 05:25 PM   #161
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ha! ha! on the MG I had a MG TD battery goes dead if you use the lights so you have to crank it to start it at night. DBL clutch to down shift too. But I loved that car like no other car I'
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Old 12-02-2015, 05:29 PM   #162
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Here's the link to the CBC story on Canadian vehicles being shipped to U.S. for sale.

Metro Vancouver car sales booming thanks to weak loonie - British Columbia - CBC News
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:08 PM   #163
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ha! ha! on the MG I had a MG TD battery goes dead if you use the lights so you have to crank it to start it at night. DBL clutch to down shift too. But I loved that car like no other car I've owned
I've got a 1952 MG TD in the garage. Good thing I don't need to worry about terminates since a whole lot of it is wood. Haven't driven it now for more than 40 years.
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i think alot of the wood was ash. Mine was 1952 or 53.
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I've got a 1952 MG TD in the garage. Good thing I don't need to worry about terminates since a whole lot of it is wood. Haven't driven it now for more than 40 years.
I've gotta ask why you don't drive it, at least ceremonially, once a year?! Those are genuine head-turners!
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:49 PM   #166
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I've gotta ask why you don't drive it, at least ceremonially, once a year?! Those are genuine head-turners!
The gas tank is off the back and stored in a corner, besides I'd need to buy tires and I have enough trailers and vehicles that move to buy tires for
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Barrett-Jackson auto auction in Scottsdale AZ soon. Get ya some coin for that car!
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I've watched a lot of Barrett-Jackson and have come away with the impression that most of the sellers have spent $100,000 or more restoring a vehicle that then sells for $70,000.
The hot sellers cycle thru. One year everybody wants a Dodge Dart and then they don't. Heck, who wanted a Dodge Dart when they were new?
I don't think an MGTD sells well at Barrett-Jackson.
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:56 PM   #169
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I will never buy or own any vehicle whose name starts with T and ends with A but to each their own.
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As I remember you mentioned that there are no T____a dealers in your area.

It's funny how different parts of the country feel about their vehicles. In this area T____a dealers can not keep Tundras or Tacomas on the lot. I drive by our local dealer almost everyday and when I see a new one on the lot it is gone within a week.

I drive a Ford as my work truck everyday. Before the Ford I had 3 Silverados and before that a Ram so have had a good taste of the big three trucks.

I LOVE my T____a that I drive as my personal/tow vehicle and Loved the T____a I drove for 11 years prior to buying the new one. My wife also loves her T____a.

I do like my Ford too.

We don't have a F__t dealer in our area.

As you said, to each their own.
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I agree with Catchlight that a lease return is probably a safe bet when looking at used as there are pretty good penalties for high miles and abuse. Previous daily rentals are a different story.
I agree that lease returns are a good source of used vehicles. I had one - it had very little on the odometer, and was probably as reliable as any Ford (i.e. two major electrical problems and one pair of prematurely failed suspension parts in 8 years).

Ex-rentals can be good, too... they are typically sold before any service beyond a couple of oil changes is due, so it would hard for them to be neglected. My parents had two or three over a couple of decades, generally without issues. I would wonder about an ex-rental or van.
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