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This board seems to be just that. Takes alot of abuse and no one speaks up. (almost no one, MuddyJeep!)

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Yeah but did you read what happened to muddy jeep when he spoke up!![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/blush.gif[/img] OUCH, I don't think anybody wants that to happen so we just keep quiet. Do you really think that Kia owners really know about this site either???? Do they even make a 4x4 Kia??????

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Yes, they do make a 4x4 Kia. While not a 1 ton truck, they are still tough little buggers. I work for Enterprise Rent A Car, and we have lots of them. I like them. Other than being small, and hence less safe in a collision (but tell me a Wrangler isn't either), they are good little vehicles. I would like to see one all done up with the 2" lift, and all the stuff that was shown in an issue of Four Wheeler a while back. Be a fun little 4by to bump around in. No one makes fun of the Tracker/Grand Vitara, and a Kia Sportage is practically the same. I like them better because the Track's/GV's are sorta turning into cute utes. Anyways, that's just my opinion......

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Ok AJMBLAZER, tell us the truth now. If you work at a rental car co. , now tell us how brutal you are to those things in the back lots!!!![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]. Hell i can give you a couple of stories, One time my buddy's Chevy truck had a bad H2O pump and the dealer installed three of them and kept having problems well he was upset and they said he can have a rental until they fix it right. So we got hold of a GEO Prism. let me tell you that it jumps nice and can power brake quite well with the e-brake on while in used motor oil. By the time the car was returned it leaked oil, e-brake didn't work, loose steering, and the car only had 2300 miles[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]. Another person I know used to rent the Thunderbirds and go about 30 miles in drive then put it in nuetral then ever so nicely slam it in reverse while floored. Oh boy did that ever put out a cloud of smoke. He never broke a tranny but i wouldn't want to own it when the dealer sold it. So if anybody is reading this DON'T EVER BUY A USED CAR!!!! We aren't the only ones to test rental car durability.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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Hehehehehe, I will say this, never EVER, in your life, buy a car from Enterprise Rent A Car in San Diego, California. I may have driven it.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] Did you know Chevy Venture Minivans governors kick in at 104? The Dodge Dakota with 4.7L's kicks in at 98. I was in a Mercedes C230 Kompressor yesterday. Interior sucks, and I'm not all that impressed with the car overall. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] But MAN, that turbo (Kompressor is the German word for turbo) was COOL.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] I have done some bad stuff to our cars, but man, it's some of the customers who do the horrible damage. I see stuff that makes me shake my head in amazement and wonder. Gotta love it..........[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

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Okay, I just have to relate this little story........[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]....it's not about customers OR me doing any damage. When I first started about a year ago, my branch had several top-end Cadillacs in our fleet. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] We don't anymore[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]. Anyways, one day, I'm in the office, and these three older Italian looking gentlemen walk in to return a car. All of them have heavy eyelids, jowled faces, black hair, Hawaiian shirts and expensive Italian pants and loafers.......I mean, these guys looked like the stereotypical older, retired Mafiosos from the movies. I chuckled to myself, and my boss hands me the keys to go clean it. Okay, sure, whatever. As I am pulling it into the wash rack, one of them walks up and says he left something in the truck. I pop the trunk........and he takes out a shovel! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] Says, "Have a nice day", in heavily accented English, and gets in the Lincoln with his buddies and rolls away. I'm sitting there thinking this is too weird, and just funny. Then I saw the that the trunk was covered in nice, rich, brown dirt, and I decided to be quiet and not mention anything. Just clean it up and hope I don't find anything...........[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img].........

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Yes, they were definitely up to no good..[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] Maybe they had some gardening to do. (Yeah right)

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Just in time for spring planting!

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I almost forgot to add that it is also fun seeing where the rev. limiter kicks in through each gear. The Geo's 1st gear goes around 40mph, Escort and Cavalier around 40-44 also. If I rent another I will keep you informed.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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Most Astro vans have a TOW/HAUL button at the end of the shifter handle that makes it shift like it has a shift kit. That, and the 4.3L V6, squeals the he&* out of the rear tire with all the torque when you stomp on it![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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