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Old 11-09-2012, 10:43 AM
kantuckid kantuckid is offline
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I bought a new car in 1990-Mazda AWD wagon that was motor trends car of the year-came to the conclusion they were wrong after it shelled out the auto tranny & I learned the hard way that the torque converters in them were insufficient to do the job based on weight,engine,etc.. I could go on in that direction to include other crappy cars that every mfg. has put out on occasion ,including BMW ala nikasil for one biggie & in their bikes(which I ride) the final drive units are another issue. Beware of the ratings! Point is that these rating things are all to be taken with "a grain of salt" and from the auto mags in particular I would watch for balanced commentary and long term tests vs. short term & maybe biased due to ad revenues...
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