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Old 05-16-2019, 04:25 PM
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Sorry folks... I went to the dark side...

As tragic as it is.. I bought a Ford... I know the F-word usually isn't tolerated here, but still I have to confess..

My apologies!

Nevertheless, a change in the tax laws over here forced me to buy a Ford truck. My passenger car would have cost me an additional 1600$ per month to keep as a business vehicle.
So now I swap my Volvo V70 AWD Summum for.. a Ford.... Transit... AWD, but it's a diesel.


I hope that you'll still talk to me...
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I hope that you'll still talk to me...
Well maybe, but after dark only, OK?...I owned my one and only Ford when I joined this site (hence my username), but I soon got smart and bought my first Dodge...Two more Dodges later and I'm still stuck with this stupid user handle......Ben
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Relax, Alpine. Ford owns Cummings.
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Old 05-17-2019, 02:07 AM
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Relax, Alpine. Ford owns Cummings.
Well, there's that...

I thought it had been the other way round..
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Relax, Alpine. Ford owns Cummings.
WHAT!!!!! If Ford owns Cummins, why have they gone 53.5 years looking for a decent diesel engine?
(well, maybe not quite that long...…………..)

Good looking rig, Alpine. I like that design they are all using. Sharp.

ps: Here is a great URL for Cummins history. https://www.cummins.com/timeline
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Your ManVan needs some racing stripes and some stacks thru the roof.
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Racing stripes will come with the ISB Re-Power... but will go low slung sidepipes, pedestrians need to appreciate me rolling coal!
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Make it snort it out the grill......

Cummings isn't a diesel engine company as far as I know......
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Make it snort it out the grill......
Cummings isn't a diesel engine company as far as I know......
CUMMINGS may not be, but check out the URL I posted above about the CUMMINS company.
Stock ticker is CMI and closed at $159 last Friday.
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What I need to let go for the stupid tax reasons..



Anybody want it? 7k Euros for a 2006 V70 D5 AWD.. Leather, GPS the whole shebang? No shipping to you folks!
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What I need to let go for the stupid tax reasons..



Anybody want it? 7k CAD for a 2006 V70 D5 AWD.. Leather, GPS the whole shebang? FREE shipping to you folks!
Reading your quote ^^^ it looks like the deal got sweeter 😀
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Taxes?? You should move to the United States. Taxes are why we left Europe, well that and a very lighter more mild beer......
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Reading your quote ^^^ it looks like the deal got sweeter 😀

Well, you could do a fly and drive... or I could cut it up and send it in small pieces to avoid import duties at your side....
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