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Old 02-02-2015, 05:20 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The headlight on a Hyundai sonata hybrid is 1,100$.

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Old 02-02-2015, 07:58 AM   #12 (permalink)
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edit: saw followup, how is it $120/hour to work on aluminum?!? vs $60 for steel? And why are the insurance rates double the out of pocket?

I'm not saying I want to pay more, but some serious shenanigans here. No wonder we total so many cars.

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There are travelling dent repair guys who have everything they need to work on steel in their trunks. If body shops are building clean rooms, buying new tools and probably running a guy through an aluminum repair training class just on the off chance that they get a new F-150 in the shop this year, then it costs them more to repair aluminum rigs. Those extra costs aren't spread out over the whole collision market, but exist only because of new F-150 owners- so insuring one is going to cost more, too.
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I suppose that makes sense on some level, but I never understood the "truck" mentality. I don't usually kind to criticisms about style, but you talk about lipstick on a pig? It hauls stuff, it is supposed to get dinged up, they aren't ugly enough, how many hormones are getting in our beef that guys actually care what it looks like?!?

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I suppose that makes sense on some level, but I never understood the "truck" mentality.
Insecurity.

Did you see the truck ad in the Superbowl live stream where the guy was holding two pictures in a focus group full of little kids? One was of a guy standing with his new pickup. The other was the same shot of the same guy with a little car. He was asking the kids what kind of pet each guy would have. They're generally just a cry for help, anyway.

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Why does the truck need to be repaired in a clean room?

You can MIG weld aluminum using a normal welder and argon.

EDIT: Did I hear that correctly; $52,000 for an F150!

Who is paying that much for a half-ton truck with a regular gasoline engine?
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Why does the truck need to be repaired in a clean room?

You can MIG weld aluminum using a normal welder and argon.

EDIT: Did I hear that correctly; $52,000 for an F150!

Who is paying that much for a half-ton truck with a regular gasoline engine?
My uncles roomate payed about that for his F-150 last year.
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Why does the truck need to be repaired in a clean room?

You can MIG weld aluminum using a normal welder and argon.

EDIT: Did I hear that correctly; $52,000 for an F150!

Who is paying that much for a half-ton truck with a regular gasoline engine?
Ford's demands not mine. I think its a joke too!!!
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My uncles roomate payed about that for his F-150 last year.
Some people just have too much money. Or at any rate had too much before they bought the fancy truck :-)

The sad thing is that a lot of these people are probably making payments, won't have a dime in investments or retirement funds, and in the next economic downturn will be coming to the government (that is, us taxpayers) with their hands out.
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Some people just have too much money. Or at any rate had too much before they bought the fancy truck :-)

The sad thing is that a lot of these people are probably making payments, won't have a dime in investments or retirement funds, and in the next economic downturn will be coming to the government (that is, us taxpayers) with their hands out.
He makes 50$ an hour, he has too much money even after buying the truck lmfao.

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