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Cancelling production of more vehicles

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by porky, Nov 30, 2011.

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  1. porky

    porky TS Member

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    I read today that Detroit was cancelling more models from their production. Ford Ranger and Dodge Dakota are a couple because the gov't is making them do modifications that costs too much. Buick La Salle because it is a dinosaur. There are many more including foreign cars like volvo, nissan, etc mmodels. I can't remember more but there are a lot of them.
     
  2. APrice

    APrice Active Member

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    Could you post a photo of a Buick La Salle?
     
  3. grntitan

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    1939 Buick La Salle

    Made 1927-1940.

    They cancelled it alright, 71 years ago. And i was just get'n ready to buy one. :)
     
  4. GW22

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    It's not a La Salle

    It's a La Salad.

    -Gary


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  5. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    STOP IT! LOL
     
  6. APrice

    APrice Active Member

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    Matt, there is no such thing as a "Buick La Salle." The La Salle was a unique GM product line more closely aligned with Cadillac than the other marques.
     
  7. ken1okie

    ken1okie Active Member

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    LeSabre
     
  8. gary0920

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    No Lasabre since 2005.
     
  9. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    No La Salle since 1940, their transmissions were very popular with hot rodders back in the 50's I guess nobody remember or knows that Ansley fox (Fox shotguns) was a automobile manufacture back in the early 20's The auto's were built in Phila. along with the shotguns.
     
  10. LUGNUTZ426

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    There is a smaller more fuel efficient Dakota replacement in Chrysler/Rams

    plans. Dakota got too close to full size Ram in size and price. It would be

    nice if they offer a litle 4 cyl Italian diesel.
     
  11. 391 shooter

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    In my travels to South America and Central America, Ford offers a 4 door Rangers with Diesel Engine that are like tanks. I was in one this Summer in Belize on the absolute worst roads I have ever been on beating the truck to death and they never miss a beat. If offered in USA I would buy one in a minute.

    But, you can not buy one here or even import them here due to EPA regs.
     
  12. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    They also sell that 4 door diesel ranger in Australia.
     
  13. oldgahchamp

    oldgahchamp Active Member

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    The LaSalle was to Cadillac like Lincoln is to Mercury. The old 3 speed standard shift LaSalle transmission would bolt up perfectly to an OHV Cadillac engine. There was an auto dealer nearby that built one of the first Fordillacs in 1954. It was a 37 Ford roadster with a 53 Caddy engine and a LaSalle tranny. Larry Evans
     
  14. APrice

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    Larry, actually the La Salle was to Cadillac as the Mercury was to Lincoln.
     
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