03-11-2012, 07:22 PM
My Lincoln is pretty good, but then it is not really an American car, it is Canadian!
03-11-2012, 07:41 PM
Most people that buy American makde cars have no problems.. The percentage that do is high compared to German or Japanese cars.
For some twisted reason, I stillk buy american made products when I can.. It has nothing to do with chinas commie status.. They seem
to be growing away from that, economically speaking.
Originally Posted by KA4DPO
03-11-2012, 09:52 PM
I was scratching my head wondering how this thread wandered from a new Chinese handheld to the standard of US cars in comparison to European and Japanese. Anyway.... this may be of interest http://www.bjya.com/vx-1210e.htm. surprisingly for Chinese manufacture its very expensive, probably dollar and yuan exchange rates, or sumthin.
03-11-2012, 09:56 PM
I most say that on european roads I rather have a german or italian car then american, it does not as much have to do with qualety but rather roadhandeling, american cars are generaly made with long straight roads in mind so they have less use for being able to take fast sharp corners, probably also one of the reasons american fast cars are "muscle" cars (more power) and european fast cars are "super" cars (lighter and more grip).
Originally Posted by NI7I
73 de Andre PE1RDW
Proud holder of Winlink 2000 ban and DARES ban, both for questioning legality of actions
03-11-2012, 10:48 PM
That is VERY TRUE with Town Cars. They are designed for FREEWAYS, long, flat, straight and WIDE! Take a Town Car onto a windy road and it is QUITE a handful. And I did just that on a road up near Santa Cruz, CA last Thanksgiving. The WINDIEST TWISTIEST Road in the world! And it was a Good thing I was the ONLY car on the road, as I used every bit of it, BOTH LANES! Of course, the road was often only one lane wide. As I neared the end of the adventure, I passed a smaller car that didn't make it. It had gone OFF the road and was upside down. The passengers were OK thanks to airbags, and were calling Tow Service when I passed. But if I had to take that road again, I would want to do it in a MG-TC or Triumph TR-4. NOT a Land Yacht like a Town Car!
03-11-2012, 11:02 PM
Ah yes, our coast highway 1. Very interesting stretches it has, but also normal ones ( The Golden Gate Bridge is both CA 1 and 101). One can be especially interesting on summer weekends with lots of RVs and an occasional tour bus mixing it up with all the other cars and motorcycles.
Originally Posted by WA6MHZ
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.
03-12-2012, 02:43 AM
You obviously missed the news that a stock Mustang GT with the old live axle technology smoked the new BMW M3 on the Laguna Seca raod course. It would apear they handle very well. You may also have missed that a Cadillac CTS-V beat several Porches and Ferarries in SCCA competition.
Originally Posted by PE1RDW
And to get back on topic my Baofeng UV-5R will be in next week. I can hardly wait to be the first to have one.
i'm sorry you don't have the experience or understanding to realize that others possess a skill set that you seem to dismiss as fantastical.
03-13-2012, 03:09 AM
03-13-2012, 06:31 PM
Been reading on another forum that the new UV-5R has some issues with memory storage. It seems that the
radio tends to loose tone settings when powered down! It keeps the frequencies in memory but not the tone. Supposedly, the only way to avoid the problem is to be sure to get the programming cable. And program the tones from the included software and not from the radio itself.
Could be it is user error being reported but, there have been more than one reporting the problem.
Good luck Pat and others.
03-13-2012, 06:41 PM
No sign of it yet. Its on a SLOW BOAT from China!