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by bk7794
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: RANT: I have been looking for cars for too long and now I'm sick of all of them.
Replies: 45
Views: 4116

Re: RANT: I have been looking for cars for too long and now I'm sick of all of them.

I would take a 100k+ Honda Accord at a "premium" versus a base/middle trim Focus 10 times out of 10. There's a reason why Honda/Toyota doesn't depreciate in value and hold resale values... there is a reason why American cars don't. I've lived it first hand There are multiple reasons. One ...
by bk7794
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: RANT: I have been looking for cars for too long and now I'm sick of all of them.
Replies: 45
Views: 4116

Re: RANT: I have been looking for cars for too long and now I'm sick of all of them.

Are you comparing apples to apples here? Sounds like you're comparing numbers for cars that aren't in the same class and aren't priced equally when new. Probably not lol. Then again, the Focus was approx 20-22k. I get they're different...but still. Also, good luck negotiating that down. I should tr...
by bk7794
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: RANT: I have been looking for cars for too long and now I'm sick of all of them.
Replies: 45
Views: 4116

Re: RANT: I have been looking for cars for too long and now I'm sick of all of them.

Here click me is an example of the insanity. 13k for a car that has 100k miles on it. It's almost beater status to most people at that point. It isn't just with Hondas...American cars do it as well. I hhate when dealers can't put the transmissions into the correct category Click me Wow, I know click...
by bk7794
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: RANT: I have been looking for cars for too long and now I'm sick of all of them.
Replies: 45
Views: 4116

Re: RANT: I have been looking for cars for too long and now I'm sick of all of them.

I feel the ultimate daily is a car you don't care about. Not quite. If you don't care about it then you won't fix the little stuff that inevitably breaks. Then one day you realize you absolutely hate that uncomfortable unpleasant piece of crap that now additionally has every damn thing broken, and ...
by bk7794
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: RANT: I have been looking for cars for too long and now I'm sick of all of them.
Replies: 45
Views: 4116

Re: RANT: I have been looking for cars for too long and now I'm sick of all of them.

The annoying thing about my car is that someone vandalized it...and I Don't really want to sue my own insurance over it. So everyday I've gotta look at it. Every time I bring it to a body shop, they quote me 800 or so bucks to get it done. I remember on CL a long time ago I saw this Camry with the v...
by bk7794
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: RANT: I have been looking for cars for too long and now I'm sick of all of them.
Replies: 45
Views: 4116

RANT: I have been looking for cars for too long and now I'm sick of all of them.

So I'm burned out looking at cars. I've actually started looking at automatics. A freaking Land Rover and a Lexus were the latest on my list. The 250 with a stick keeps coming up though. How does one get by that new car fear? The other week I was going to look at a brand new Tacoma. I then clipped m...
by bk7794
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Notchy when coming out of gear
Replies: 11
Views: 3627

Re: Notchy when coming out of gear

What about Motor mounts? Is the shifter connected via cable or rod?
by bk7794
Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Clutch Smell???
Replies: 29
Views: 4881

Re: Clutch Smell???

When you breathe in, your lungs burn. Think about walking around in your favorite congested city, New York City for this example. You walk around and you breathe in but you get scratchiness on the way down. That's brake stink. You slam on the brake and ride the brakes down a long hill...thats burnin...
by bk7794
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: bk7794s 2000 Honda Civic
Replies: 21
Views: 3777

Re: bk7794s 2000 Honda Civic

Welp! My car was vandalized. On Halloween. A massive dent about 10 inches wide on my rear quarter panel.

Car is driveable...just looks like crap now. Huge bummer. Paint is still in good condition and there is no rust.
by bk7794
Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Angular Gas pedals
Replies: 23
Views: 3732

Re: Angular Gas pedals

Normally, I am not too picky about pedals. I do like them a certain way, but I've hardly had issues getting used to certain variations and positions. Until I drove a rental Ford Expedition a few weeks ago. The brake pedal's placement was so awkward, that it was forcing my knee to be twisted in a wa...
by bk7794
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Angular Gas pedals
Replies: 23
Views: 3732

Re: Angular Gas pedals

When did you buy a Mazda?
by bk7794
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Angular Gas pedals
Replies: 23
Views: 3732

Angular Gas pedals

You know what I've been finding? Brake pedals that are too far left. I drive a Camry every now and then and find that the brake pedal to be so far over to the left. It makes sitting at a light pretty obnoxious. I have also been noticing that many automakers make their gas pedals completely straight ...
by bk7794
Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Downshift Fail!
Replies: 27
Views: 2638

Re: Downshift Fail!

Last week I was driving my car. Downshifted into third and for some reason started letting the clutch out before I put it into third. Needless to say I felt and heard the gears grinding. Third still works as before. Doing it once in a while won't do any excess damage. Just don't make a habit of it....
by bk7794
Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Downshift Fail!
Replies: 27
Views: 2638

Re: Downshift Fail!

Last week I was driving my car. Downshifted into third and for some reason started letting the clutch out before I put it into third. Needless to say I felt and heard the gears grinding. Third still works as before. Doing it once in a while won't do any excess damage. Just don't make a habit of it.
by bk7794
Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Has anyone thought about buying an Automatic?
Replies: 47
Views: 3637

Re: Has anyone thought about buying an Automatic?

I do have to admit I have thought about going automatic for a bit. Though I just know I am going to be bored with it in about 2 weeks time. I'm really hankering for one of those Chevrolet SS/Camaro

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