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danny burstein

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[snip]

The only car I can recall that was truly a rolling toilet was the Yugos
imported to the States during the \'80s.
Or, to quote from the movie Dragnet, 1988:

Joe Friday: After losing the two previous vehicles we had been
issued, the only car the department was willing to release to
us at this point was an unmarked 1987 Yugo, a Yugoslavian import
donated to the department as a test vehicle by the government
of that country and reflecting the cutting edge of Serbo-Croatian
technology.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092925/quotes/


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Chuck

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On Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:14:41 -0700, John Robertson <spam@flippers.com>
wrote:

On 2020/07/31 11:59 a.m., Terry Schwartz wrote:
On Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 1:36:58 PM UTC-5, Martin James Smith wrote:
Hi all,

Say I wanted to buy the most reliable new compact car on the market
right now, the one least likely to ever break down on me in the
future, what would it be?

cheers,

MS

Is \"reliablest\" even a word?


How is the Lada doing these days? I recall when everyone was talking
about the little Russian car...

John ;-#)#
When I was in Iceland in 2000, there were quite a few Ladas on the
road plus Lada Nivas (a sturdy 4 wheel drive jeep-like vehicle.) A
documentarian,who filmed on the country\'s glaciers, claimed they were
far more reliable than Jeeps.
 
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Trevor Wilson

Guest
On 2/08/2020 3:53 am, Chuck wrote:
On Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:14:41 -0700, John Robertson <spam@flippers.com
wrote:

On 2020/07/31 11:59 a.m., Terry Schwartz wrote:
On Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 1:36:58 PM UTC-5, Martin James Smith wrote:
Hi all,

Say I wanted to buy the most reliable new compact car on the market
right now, the one least likely to ever break down on me in the
future, what would it be?

cheers,

MS

Is \"reliablest\" even a word?


How is the Lada doing these days? I recall when everyone was talking
about the little Russian car...

John ;-#)#
When I was in Iceland in 2000, there were quite a few Ladas on the
road plus Lada Nivas (a sturdy 4 wheel drive jeep-like vehicle.) A
documentarian,who filmed on the country\'s glaciers, claimed they were
far more reliable than Jeeps.
**Yeah, well, that doesn\'t mean much. Jeeps are always at or near the
bottom of the list in reliability surveys. They often swap positions
with Fiat and Alfa.

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Tim Schwartz

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On 8/1/2020 6:11 PM, Trevor Wilson wrote:
On 2/08/2020 3:53 am, Chuck wrote:
On Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:14:41 -0700, John Robertson <spam@flippers.com
wrote:

On 2020/07/31 11:59 a.m., Terry Schwartz wrote:
On Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 1:36:58 PM UTC-5, Martin James Smith
wrote:
Hi all,

Say I wanted to buy the most reliable new compact car on the market
right now, the one least likely to ever break down on me in the
future, what would it be?

cheers,

MS

Is \"reliablest\" even a word?


How is the Lada doing these days? I recall when everyone was talking
about the little Russian car...

John ;-#)#
When I was in Iceland in 2000, there were quite a few Ladas on the
road plus Lada Nivas (a sturdy 4 wheel drive jeep-like vehicle.) A
documentarian,who filmed on the country\'s glaciers, claimed they were
far more reliable than Jeeps.


**Yeah, well, that doesn\'t mean much. Jeeps are always at or near the
bottom of the list in reliability surveys. They often swap positions
with Fiat and Alfa.
Well, now that FIAT owns Chrysler who owns Jeep, some Jeeps (I believe
the Renegade in the US market) are MADE by FIAT, - in Italy, and shares
a platform with one of the FIAT 500 SUV\'s, so why wouldn\'t Jeep be right
up there with FIAT?

Best regards,
Tim Schwartz
Bristol Electronics
 
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Trevor Wilson

Guest
On 2/08/2020 10:43 am, Tim Schwartz wrote:
On 8/1/2020 6:11 PM, Trevor Wilson wrote:
On 2/08/2020 3:53 am, Chuck wrote:
On Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:14:41 -0700, John Robertson <spam@flippers.com
wrote:

On 2020/07/31 11:59 a.m., Terry Schwartz wrote:
On Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 1:36:58 PM UTC-5, Martin James Smith
wrote:
Hi all,

Say I wanted to buy the most reliable new compact car on the market
right now, the one least likely to ever break down on me in the
future, what would it be?

cheers,

MS

Is \"reliablest\" even a word?


How is the Lada doing these days? I recall when everyone was talking
about the little Russian car...

John ;-#)#
When I was in Iceland in 2000, there were quite a few Ladas on the
road plus Lada Nivas (a sturdy 4 wheel drive jeep-like vehicle.) A
documentarian,who filmed on the country\'s glaciers, claimed they were
far more reliable than Jeeps.


**Yeah, well, that doesn\'t mean much. Jeeps are always at or near the
bottom of the list in reliability surveys. They often swap positions
with Fiat and Alfa.


Well, now that FIAT owns Chrysler who owns Jeep, some Jeeps (I believe
the Renegade in the US market) are MADE by FIAT,  - in Italy, and shares
a platform with one of the FIAT 500 SUV\'s, so why wouldn\'t Jeep be right
up there with FIAT?
**It is DOWN there with Fiat and Alfa.

[Aside] A lot of Toyota Landcruisers have stickers on their rear windows
that read:

\'Jeep recovery vehicle\'




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John-Del

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On Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 1:28:34 AM UTC-4, Trevor Wilson wrote:
On 2/08/2020 10:43 am, Tim Schwartz wrote:
On 8/1/2020 6:11 PM, Trevor Wilson wrote:
On 2/08/2020 3:53 am, Chuck wrote:
On Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:14:41 -0700, John Robertson <spam@flippers.com
wrote:

On 2020/07/31 11:59 a.m., Terry Schwartz wrote:
On Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 1:36:58 PM UTC-5, Martin James Smith
wrote:
Hi all,

Say I wanted to buy the most reliable new compact car on the market
right now, the one least likely to ever break down on me in the
future, what would it be?

cheers,

MS

Is \"reliablest\" even a word?


How is the Lada doing these days? I recall when everyone was talking
about the little Russian car...

John ;-#)#
When I was in Iceland in 2000, there were quite a few Ladas on the
road plus Lada Nivas (a sturdy 4 wheel drive jeep-like vehicle.) A
documentarian,who filmed on the country\'s glaciers, claimed they were
far more reliable than Jeeps.


**Yeah, well, that doesn\'t mean much. Jeeps are always at or near the
bottom of the list in reliability surveys. They often swap positions
with Fiat and Alfa.


Well, now that FIAT owns Chrysler who owns Jeep, some Jeeps (I believe
the Renegade in the US market) are MADE by FIAT,  - in Italy, and shares
a platform with one of the FIAT 500 SUV\'s, so why wouldn\'t Jeep be right
up there with FIAT?


**It is DOWN there with Fiat and Alfa.

[Aside] A lot of Toyota Landcruisers have stickers on their rear windows
that read:

\'Jeep recovery vehicle\'
Our homeowner\'s association actually banned Landcruisers from our development. The sound of those things rusting in the night was keeping babies from sleeping through the night and suspected of poisoning ground water.
 
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Pimpom

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On 8/2/2020 5:49 PM, John-Del wrote:
Our homeowner\'s association actually banned Landcruisers from our development. The sound of those things rusting in the night was keeping babies from sleeping through the night and suspected of poisoning ground water.
Sound of rusting?
 
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Cursitor Doom

Guest
On Sun, 2 Aug 2020 18:13:45 +0530, Pimpom <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote:

On 8/2/2020 5:49 PM, John-Del wrote:

Our homeowner\'s association actually banned Landcruisers from our development. The sound of those things rusting in the night was keeping babies from sleeping through the night and suspected of poisoning ground water.

Sound of rusting?
It was a humorous remark, Pimpom (I L\'dOL anyway):)
 
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Cursitor Doom

Guest
On Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:59:21 -0700 (PDT), Terry Schwartz
<tschw10117@aol.com> wrote:

On Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 1:36:58 PM UTC-5, Martin James Smith wrote:
Hi all,

Say I wanted to buy the most reliable new compact car on the market
right now, the one least likely to ever break down on me in the
future, what would it be?

cheers,

MS

Is \"reliablest\" even a word?
Only in N. America - the country that invented the ghastly \"normalcy\"
in place of *normality* for no compelling reason whatsoever.
 
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Mike Coon

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In article <i1sdifpehqmp54l6eo1qic54riqjhl5s83@4ax.com>,
curd@notformail.com says...
On Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:59:21 -0700 (PDT), Terry Schwartz
tschw10117@aol.com> wrote:

Is \"reliablest\" even a word?

Only in N. America - the country that invented the ghastly \"normalcy\"
in place of *normality* for no compelling reason whatsoever.
Or, my favourite, \"burglarised\"!

Mike.
 
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Trevor Wilson

Guest
On 2/08/2020 10:19 pm, John-Del wrote:
On Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 1:28:34 AM UTC-4, Trevor Wilson wrote:
On 2/08/2020 10:43 am, Tim Schwartz wrote:
On 8/1/2020 6:11 PM, Trevor Wilson wrote:
On 2/08/2020 3:53 am, Chuck wrote:
On Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:14:41 -0700, John Robertson <spam@flippers.com
wrote:

On 2020/07/31 11:59 a.m., Terry Schwartz wrote:
On Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 1:36:58 PM UTC-5, Martin James Smith
wrote:
Hi all,

Say I wanted to buy the most reliable new compact car on the market
right now, the one least likely to ever break down on me in the
future, what would it be?

cheers,

MS

Is \"reliablest\" even a word?


How is the Lada doing these days? I recall when everyone was talking
about the little Russian car...

John ;-#)#
When I was in Iceland in 2000, there were quite a few Ladas on the
road plus Lada Nivas (a sturdy 4 wheel drive jeep-like vehicle.) A
documentarian,who filmed on the country\'s glaciers, claimed they were
far more reliable than Jeeps.


**Yeah, well, that doesn\'t mean much. Jeeps are always at or near the
bottom of the list in reliability surveys. They often swap positions
with Fiat and Alfa.


Well, now that FIAT owns Chrysler who owns Jeep, some Jeeps (I believe
the Renegade in the US market) are MADE by FIAT,  - in Italy, and shares
a platform with one of the FIAT 500 SUV\'s, so why wouldn\'t Jeep be right
up there with FIAT?


**It is DOWN there with Fiat and Alfa.

[Aside] A lot of Toyota Landcruisers have stickers on their rear windows
that read:

\'Jeep recovery vehicle\'





Our homeowner\'s association actually banned Landcruisers from our development. The sound of those things rusting in the night was keeping babies from sleeping through the night and suspected of poisoning ground water.
**Never seen a rusty Landcruiser. My next door neighbour sold his when
it was around 15 years old. It was kept outdoors for it\'s entire life.
We live on a (saltwater) river. No rust. Japanese cars don\'t rust (for
the most part). You\'re thinking of European cars. They rust.

That said: I hate Landcruisers. They are nonsensically huge and heavy.
The have no place on city roads.

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www.rageaudio.com.au

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Trevor Wilson

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On 3/08/2020 2:58 am, Cursitor Doom wrote:
On Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:59:21 -0700 (PDT), Terry Schwartz
tschw10117@aol.com> wrote:

On Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 1:36:58 PM UTC-5, Martin James Smith wrote:
Hi all,

Say I wanted to buy the most reliable new compact car on the market
right now, the one least likely to ever break down on me in the
future, what would it be?

cheers,

MS

Is \"reliablest\" even a word?

Only in N. America - the country that invented the ghastly \"normalcy\"
in place of *normality* for no compelling reason whatsoever.
**Oh, my favourite US idiocy is: \'anesthesiologist\'.

And, don\'t get me started on: \'burglarize\' or \'aluminum\'.



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www.rageaudio.com.au

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Trevor Wilson

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On 3/08/2020 6:34 am, Mike Coon wrote:
In article <i1sdifpehqmp54l6eo1qic54riqjhl5s83@4ax.com>,
curd@notformail.com says...

On Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:59:21 -0700 (PDT), Terry Schwartz
tschw10117@aol.com> wrote:

Is \"reliablest\" even a word?

Only in N. America - the country that invented the ghastly \"normalcy\"
in place of *normality* for no compelling reason whatsoever.

Or, my favourite, \"burglarised\"!

Mike.
**SNAP. \'Cept they spell it with a \'z\'.

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Cursitor Doom

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On Mon, 3 Aug 2020 07:01:13 +1000, Trevor Wilson
<trevor@rageaudio.com.au> wrote:

On 3/08/2020 2:58 am, Cursitor Doom wrote:
On Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:59:21 -0700 (PDT), Terry Schwartz
tschw10117@aol.com> wrote:

On Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 1:36:58 PM UTC-5, Martin James Smith wrote:
Hi all,

Say I wanted to buy the most reliable new compact car on the market
right now, the one least likely to ever break down on me in the
future, what would it be?

cheers,

MS

Is \"reliablest\" even a word?

Only in N. America - the country that invented the ghastly \"normalcy\"
in place of *normality* for no compelling reason whatsoever.


**Oh, my favourite US idiocy is: \'anesthesiologist\'.

And, don\'t get me started on: \'burglarize\' or \'aluminum\'.
Aloominum they say. And \"nucular\" - Dubya in particular made me
shudder when he said that.



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Trevor Wilson
www.rageaudio.com.au
 
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Trevor Wilson

Guest
On 3/08/2020 9:41 am, Cursitor Doom wrote:
On Mon, 3 Aug 2020 07:01:13 +1000, Trevor Wilson
trevor@rageaudio.com.au> wrote:

On 3/08/2020 2:58 am, Cursitor Doom wrote:
On Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:59:21 -0700 (PDT), Terry Schwartz
tschw10117@aol.com> wrote:

On Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 1:36:58 PM UTC-5, Martin James Smith wrote:
Hi all,

Say I wanted to buy the most reliable new compact car on the market
right now, the one least likely to ever break down on me in the
future, what would it be?

cheers,

MS

Is \"reliablest\" even a word?

Only in N. America - the country that invented the ghastly \"normalcy\"
in place of *normality* for no compelling reason whatsoever.


**Oh, my favourite US idiocy is: \'anesthesiologist\'.

And, don\'t get me started on: \'burglarize\' or \'aluminum\'.

Aloominum they say. And \"nucular\" - Dubya in particular made me
shudder when he said that.
**There is no excuse for not pronouncing nuclear correctly, since
Americans do manage to spell the word correctly.



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www.rageaudio.com.au

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John-Del

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On Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 4:57:44 PM UTC-4, Trevor Wilson wrote:
Japanese cars don\'t rust (for
the most part). You\'re thinking of European cars. They rust.
Saying Japanese cars don\'t rust is equivalent to saying the earth is flat, and Toyotas are by far the worst of the bunch.

Google Tacoma frame rot. The entire frame must be replaced.
 
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Clifford Heath

Guest
On 3/8/20 7:01 am, Trevor Wilson wrote:
On 3/08/2020 2:58 am, Cursitor Doom wrote:
On Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:59:21 -0700 (PDT), Terry Schwartz
tschw10117@aol.com> wrote:

On Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 1:36:58 PM UTC-5, Martin James Smith
wrote:
Hi all,

Say I wanted to buy the most reliable new compact car on the market
right now, the one least likely to ever break down on me in the
future, what would it be?

cheers,

MS

Is \"reliablest\" even a word?

Only in N. America - the country that invented the ghastly \"normalcy\"
in place of *normality* for no compelling reason whatsoever.


**Oh, my favourite US idiocy is: \'anesthesiologist\'.

And, don\'t get me started on: \'burglarize\' or \'aluminum\'.
Sorry, but the British used to call it Alumimum too - the original name
- before deciding to change it to make it consistent with the other metals.

Which is more correct?

Who cares?
 
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Trevor Wilson

Guest
On 3/08/2020 11:35 am, John-Del wrote:
On Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 4:57:44 PM UTC-4, Trevor Wilson wrote:
Japanese cars don\'t rust (for
the most part). You\'re thinking of European cars. They rust.



Saying Japanese cars don\'t rust is equivalent to saying the earth is flat, and Toyotas are by far the worst of the bunch.

Google Tacoma frame rot. The entire frame must be replaced.
**Typical American crap construction. The Tocoma was not a Japanese
vehicle.

Clearly Toyota should have been taking more care with their American
workers.

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danny burstein

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In <ItLVG.62934$hc5.20555@fx28.iad> Clifford Heath <no.spam@please.net> writes:

[snip]

And, don\'t get me started on: \'burglarize\' or \'aluminum\'.

Sorry, but the British used to call it Alumimum too - the original name
- before deciding to change it to make it consistent with the other metals.
Eyup. Metals should end in \"ium\". Like chromium, thorium,
uranium, iron, copper, manganese...

Oooops.


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Pimpom

Guest
On 8/3/2020 5:11 AM, Cursitor Doom wrote:
On Mon, 3 Aug 2020 07:01:13 +1000, Trevor Wilson
trevor@rageaudio.com.au> wrote:

On 3/08/2020 2:58 am, Cursitor Doom wrote:
On Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:59:21 -0700 (PDT), Terry Schwartz
tschw10117@aol.com> wrote:

Is \"reliablest\" even a word?

Only in N. America - the country that invented the ghastly \"normalcy\"
in place of *normality* for no compelling reason whatsoever.


**Oh, my favourite US idiocy is: \'anesthesiologist\'.

And, don\'t get me started on: \'burglarize\' or \'aluminum\'.

Aloominum they say. And \"nucular\" - Dubya in particular made me
shudder when he said that.
I think at least *some* Americanisation of spellings are OK, like
center, meter and *some* substitutions of s with z. Maybe there
are subtle differences in the way they are pronounced that are
lost on us non-native users.

However, I find it hard to condone the widespread
mispronunciation of proper names like Iraq as Eye-raq in modern
times. Maybe saying \'Eye-talian\' in WWII was understandable, but
not in this age of instant global communication.
 
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