Yes, legally. There are open areas where you can drive as fast as safety will permit. Which means if you don't have a accident, the police will not bother you. Drive like the wind.
It looks like the gov'ts of MT disagree with you. Be careful next time you go boogying around in MT.
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I see Toyota troubles continue. They have now recalled the Prius and their other hybrid models.
YOu must find that climate a little cool, but I suppose things could be a little shaky in the D.R.
Actually the newer Corvairs were great little cars, especially the Spyder model.
True; if you're going to buy crap, domestic crap is certainly cheaper, and falls apart more quickly, so you can park it on the front lawn.
You know, that swing axle was exactly the same as the Volkswagan bug had at the time and still had after the Corvair was history. Nader didn't know his a$$ from a hole in the ground.
Anyway, the mechanic in the family says there really isn't a whole lot of difference between vehicles in North America (the same steel is used, the same electronic parts, etc.) and the biggest differences is in the assembling. Mechanically, each manufacturer has good models and bad models so it's a bit foolish to blanket every product a manufacturer markets as being excellent or worthless.
It's even getting tough to figure out who made what model, so kind of handy that each manufacturer has its own emblems.
BTW, some Harley components are manufactured in China and other countries. The forks of some are made in Showa, Japan, most of the lights are from China, some brakes are from Nissan, etc.
That is why I will stick with Chevy's and harley's.....
Support your country and buy domestic
Anna - I think your mechanic friend is right on the car part thing...it's all pretty much "global" these days. Interesting point on the "Jap Crap" (I found that term in a different post here) forks being used on the Harley, Chinese lights, etc. Sounds like Harley has caved in to globalism too!
I'm sorry, but I don't understand how foreign owned Harlies and GM products qualify as domestic except in the US. So far as Canada is concerned all car manufacturers are foreign owned.
So far as defective vehicles are produced, the Toyota fiasco is mild compared to the exploding gas tanks of the Ford Pinto and various GM trucks. The defects in these vehicles actually led to hundreds of deaths. People have short memories. Give Toyota two years and almost no one will remember anything about the defective gas and brake pedals.
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Mechanic friend is hubby.
There are some models of "foreign" vehicles that are quite a bit superior to North American models.
I just found a mess of info about highest ranking vehicles:
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Notice there is quite a mix. So much for the idea of "Jap Crap". lol
Toyota might take a bit of a beating in the rankings, but that's a "blip" in the overall picture. All car companies run into this stuff, but Toyota, being the biggest automaker in the world, is getting bad press right now. And, they're not doing the best PR job in the world...
"Jap Crap" is a really outdated term...I think it goes back to the 60s, when companies like Honda were trying to penetrate the North American car market and had a model that wouldn't start in the winter. They went back to the drawing boards a couple of times (i.e., listened to their customers, unlike some companies we know...like the "Big 3") and made much better products. Which is likely why they have such high market shares nowadays. And don't have to ask for handouts to make the payroll.
Actually I think it goes right back to the end of WW2 when every produced in Japan was third rate junk, but that was another era (before '59) and certainly not an indication of the quality of Japanese products today. Like you say it's just a blip.
Yes, now that you mention it, I think my Dad used that term to describe some toys or something that came from Japan in the post war years. "Tinny", "cheap", and a few other adjectives (some not meant for public consumption) come to mind to describe the Japanese stuff back then.
1959 was a great year in more ways than one...it must have been around that time that companies like Sony were getting ready to introduce the transistor radio...I think I'm close on that date...possibly not right on the money.
Too bad so many other things have gone downhill since '59!