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Old 02-15-2015, 02:43 PM   #161
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I added some extra metal to that control arm. Then I beat the **** out of it and it didn't break. I had to weld it straight to the frame so the ride is pretty rough now, but I think it will be good enough to sell to get a couple hundred bucks for.

My uncle has a 2013 Fusion he bought back in 2012 and he has about 100k miles on it and only has changed the oils and tires on it. Hasn't had one problem yet.
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you dont have problems with wbodies when its only a few years old and under a hundred thousand either thats like new. i would rather have one of those though, i know what breaks and its easy to work on and normally fairly cheap. the 10+ones have nice interiors and features. the new ones actually look good on the outside for a change, but would still spend money on a dumb looking imp over any ford, i want to be able to drive my car 2-300k. and i know they will without much hassle or cost.
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Just watched an interview on CNBC with the CEO of Snap-On-Tools and he'* just tickled pink with the complexity and technology in new cars, even more so with the 2014'* compared than those of 10 years prior. Tight engine bays and the increasing amount of sensors means he'* selling a lot more speciality tools, scanners, dedicated laptops and such and bring a big smile to his face. Glad somebody'* happy about it.

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Just watched an interview on CNBC with the CEO of Snap-On-Tools and he'* just tickled pink with the complexity and technology in new cars, even more so with the 2014'* compared than those of 10 years prior. Tight engine bays and the increasing amount of sensors means he'* selling a lot more speciality tools, scanners, dedicated laptops and such and bring a big smile to his face. Glad somebody'* happy about it.

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Interesting comments- thanks for posting. I would also ask him if he is cutting the quality of his tools like Craftsman has done, and is he outsourcing the manufacturing of more of his tools to China.
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that would be yes. used to be a snap on truck come to my parents house every week, stuff used to be decent but now alot of the tools about the same as what you get at harbor freight. only its 3 times the price
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Holy crap are you correct! A few weeks ago I went home to see my parents and my father gave me a bunch of his tools he can't use anymore due to disability and in them he had a few sets of snap on sockets that had a few missing. After I got home I decided to order the replacement sockets from snapon.com and 8 sockets cost me a little over 200 bucks! I haven't bought new tools in years but looking back I remember having to come up with 50 bucks a week for two or three tool trucks that serviced the dealer I worked for. Glad them days are past me.
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Ya I don't know what going on lately at Snap On. It'* like worse than retail on wheels.
Even though I have a commercial account, the pricing is not what I would call discounted very well, from their catalogue retail pricing.
Suddenly Craftsman, or here (Can Tire) Maximum Master Craft pricing sounds fantastic!
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Someone once told me that snap on carries their own liability as well and will pay out if you get injured while using one of their tools. That could also attribute to the high cost of their tool
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Snap-Off tool carts use to be made here in the US. Now they are made in China, but cost the same if not more now.
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been having a fun week, sunday the temps were negative, my blower didnt want to work, then my father inlaws broke a belt, water line to the dishwasher froze monday, the bonnie needs inspection and the fuel filter rusted a hole in it. got to replace everything on the feed side and cant run my heater in the garage because the fuel fumes everywhere. ugghhh so sick of winter its not funny
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