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Burt
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Posted - 12/21/2017 :  06:34:28 AM  Show Profile  REPLY

Honda, Acura, Toyota, Lexus cars targeted by wheel thieves

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.
Thieves traveling in groups are targeting the tires and wheels on popular vehicles, police said.

Foxborough police officials said detectives from their department are part of a regional working group investigating the string of thefts. Investigators believe the thieves pile into a van or minivan to seek out their targets.


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"They mostly target newer model Honda, Acura, Toyota, and Lexus vehicles," Foxborough police wrote...

http://www.wcvb.com/article/honda-acura-toyota-lexus-cars-targeted-by-wheel-thieves/14472667

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Peter5
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Posted - 12/21/2017 :  10:37:26 AM  Show Profile  REPLY

One more reason to buy American.
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Burt
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USA
16801 Posts

Posted - 12/21/2017 :  11:31:13 AM  Show Profile  REPLY

quote:
Originally posted by Peter5

One more reason to buy American.


In my 68 years I bought one truck foreign car, Mazda Tribute, which was the cousin to the Ford Escape and that turned out to be a lemon.

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Peter5
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Posted - 12/21/2017 :  11:46:14 AM  Show Profile  REPLY
See me on Sunday's or be sure to mention my name
I promise you will be taken very good care of!

I agree. From my experience, with made in the USA its not necessarily bad engineering or workmanship, but the variation in quality of materials from year to year. Depending on the year a Ford truck can be an immortal workhorse or an ephermal pos rustbucket. Somehow the foreign manufacturers have produced a more consistent product.
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Burt
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USA
16801 Posts

Posted - 12/21/2017 :  1:07:33 PM  Show Profile  REPLY

quote:
Originally posted by Peter5

I agree. From my experience, with made in the USA its not necessarily bad engineering or workmanship...


Vehicles in general are made better today and with advances in technology, will probably continue so. In my day 50,000 was a lot of miles on a vehicle, today major things aren't going wrong until 175,000+. If you look at our inventory on www.semscars.net everything on the lot are vehicles we have sold multiples of and that have cause no major problems to the customers or the dealership. No question Toyota, Honda, Lexus, BMW, Audi, Suburu, etc. make quality long lasting vehicles but they are more expensive to purchase and to repair. We also like the Nissan, Kia, Mazda and Hyundai and carry a Toyota's and Honda's when we get them for a good price. All of our free loaners are Kia's - reason, we hardly ever see Kia's come back for repair...

Me, I'm a small pickup guy, my last 2 have been Ford Rangers, before that I had a GMC Sonomo and Chevy S10. Happy motoring and watch those wheels, check out Walmart in Plymouth for tires, you can get a decent Walmart brand new sedan tire starting at $58 that will last...

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TWMSeven11
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Posted - 12/21/2017 :  2:54:19 PM  Show Profile  REPLY
See me on Sunday's or be sure to mention my name
I promise you will be taken very good care of!

I think it's a crap shoot.
I have a 2004 Lexus ES330 with 171k that I have only had to put $500 into (except for regular maintenance)
My mother in law had a 2010 Caddy SRX that was nothing but headaches. The timing chain finally went at 70k and they got rid of it after only 5yrs
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empire
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Posted - 12/21/2017 :  7:26:04 PM  Show Profile  REPLY

This is why stealing tires is now popular: High performance tires which many vehicles are now requiring, even small Toyotas and Hondas,are expensive.

Starting At about $130 for 1 TIMES 4
To over $200 plus for a Michielin TIMES 4.
Than add fees and taxes TIMES 4

Wonder if the Felony Lane Gang is back in Massachusetts,adding stealing tires.

Edited by - empire on 12/21/2017 7:28:38 PM
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leroy
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1247 Posts

Posted - 12/21/2017 :  9:46:54 PM  Show Profile  REPLY

when honda and toyota were first getting huge here and detroit was on the
downslope there was an old saying about world auto economics. "the problem
isnt they wont buy our sh*t, the problem is we wont buy our sh*t" .
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MeredithCo
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Posted - 12/22/2017 :  08:09:45 AM  Show Profile  REPLY

Burt, I agree with almost everything you said but I disagree that Honda's and Toyotas are expensive to repair. BMW unbelievably expensive to repair- I would never own another one again. I have a Honda Pilot with over 210k miles on it. We have had a few Toyotas- very reliable cars and never had an expensive repair. We always keep our cars for at least 10 years. We bought Toyota and Honda new because the used ones were priced almost as high.

Years ago as you said you could never keep a car that long.
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s-mcgill
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USA
400 Posts

Posted - 12/22/2017 :  08:59:25 AM  Show Profile  REPLY

I'll hang onto my 2008 Tacoma , I only have 328,500 miles so far...
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Burt
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Posted - 12/22/2017 :  09:01:41 AM  Show Profile  REPLY

quote:
Originally posted by MeredithCo

Burt, I agree with almost everything you said but I disagree that Honda's and Toyotas are expensive to repair...


I do stand corrected, thank you, we will carry Toyotas and Hondas because they arw not expensive to repair. There was one Lexus we had in inventory and we were selling it for someone in town that had a stroke and couldn't drive any longer. It's all about affordability too, wait until I get my black six speed 67 GTO convertible some day...

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MeredithCo
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Posted - 12/22/2017 :  12:44:03 PM  Show Profile  REPLY

Did you sell the Lexus? Just wondering about the cost and the model year of the vehicle?
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Burt
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Posted - 12/22/2017 :  2:19:44 PM  Show Profile  REPLY

Sold, I'll get the details later.

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Burt
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USA
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Posted - 12/22/2017 :  3:55:22 PM  Show Profile  REPLY
See me on Sunday's or be sure to mention my name
I promise you will be taken very good care of!

2013 Lexus ES 350, 4 door sedan silver
56,910 miles
Mint condition

$18,995

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MeredithCo
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Posted - 12/23/2017 :  07:24:22 AM  Show Profile  REPLY

That sounds like a fair price. If I decide someday to buy used instead of new I will shop there.
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Burt
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USA
16801 Posts

Posted - 12/24/2017 :  11:39:32 AM  Show Profile  REPLY
See me on Sunday's or be sure to mention my name
I promise you will be taken very good care of!

quote:
Originally posted by MeredithCo

That sounds like a fair price. If I decide someday to buy used instead of new I will shop there.


Please do but you most likely will not find a lexus, bmw, mercedes or other high end foreign vehicle.

You can always check the latest inventory here.

http://www.semscars.net/used-inventory/index.htm

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