Vac pump won't quit running - suggestions?

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Re: Vac pump won't quit running - suggestions?

Postby AHTOXA » Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:09 pm

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AHTOXA wrote:Finding a used Forester in the trim I want is even more difficult thank new, and all I ask is a manual that's not a base model. No way I'd ever find used. Plus, I'd likely have a higher interest rate on used and since they don't depreciate much, I'd be basically spending very similar money for something that's used. Doesn't make much sense.

Did you testdrive one?? When I checked last night it looked like Dallas didn't have any manuals but one is on the way, and Plano had a base model and a premium on the way. Of course, those online listings aren't always right, as I learned from following the honda listings.


Yes, I actually test drove that base one at Plano. And the sales guy is supposed to call me when that '16 premium manual gets here.
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Re: Vac pump won't quit running - suggestions?

Postby comingbackdown » Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:10 am

Forgive me if I am mistaken, but were you not the one that I told "I drive a base model for work every day. They suck."
I was slack jawed after our 2012 snapped a sway bar link in under two years. It wasn't horrible rusty, it just let go. Because they wait several years to release some things to aftermarket, we didn't have one. Dealer didn't have one. Nobody within 100 miles of here had one. What could have been a fifty dollar expenditure for a premium part and less than half an hour's labor cost us a couple hundred dollars FOR PARTS. Mind you I would never post such a thing anywhere, this is coming from someone who isn't me and I will disavow all knowledge of said incident if queried by anyone from a higher pay grade.

On the bright side at least your brake job won't take almost 18 total hours over three days a week apart and close to $250 worth of parts/tools expenditure. *explanation to follow in different thread about new ride* FML.

My advantage as far as vehicles is I get to talk to the guys on the front lines fixing them every day. The most common description I hear of the Sonic is "You drive that piece of shit for work?"

Then again, this is all personal experience, but I was foaming at the mouth the moment I saw external torx on the damned engine cover...
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Re: Vac pump won't quit running - suggestions?

Postby potownrob » Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:57 am

honda fit ex manual FTW (if the forester and ST don't work out) 8)

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Re: Vac pump won't quit running - suggestions?

Postby AHTOXA » Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:08 pm

potownrob wrote:honda fit ex manual FTW (if the forester and ST don't work out) 8)



Nah, I might as well fix and keep the Sonic rather than get into another vehicle with the same size and even less power. If I'm going to do this, I'm going to make it worthwhile. If not, I'll fix the Sonic and drive it for another couple of years or until I get fed up with it nickel and diming me.
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Re: Vac pump won't quit running - suggestions?

Postby Rope-Pusher » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:14 pm

AHTOXA wrote:
potownrob wrote:honda fit ex manual FTW (if the forester and ST don't work out) 8)



Nah, I might as well fix and keep the Sonic rather than get into another vehicle with the same size and even less power. If I'm going to do this, I'm going to make it worthwhile. If not, I'll fix the Sonic and drive it for another couple of years or until I get fed up with it nickel and diming me.


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Re: Vac pump won't quit running - suggestions?

Postby potownrob » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:19 pm

I feel dirty and insulted that you would compare the sonic to the mighty fit. I bet you haven't even driven one. They are quick and more versatile and no cheapness. I'm gonna have to take a shower now. :x
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Re: Vac pump won't quit running - suggestions?

Postby AHTOXA » Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:44 pm

potownrob wrote:I feel dirty and insulted that you would compare the sonic to the mighty fit. I bet you haven't even driven one. They are quick and more versatile and no cheapness. I'm gonna have to take a shower now. :x


I'm not hating on the Fit, bit I'm not going to get into another economy hatch. I know they are more versatile, but I really would like something more. Either more performance or more utility; currently leaning towards more utility. The Fit just doesn't do it for me, I suppose.
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Re: Vac pump won't quit running - suggestions?

Postby watkins » Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:13 pm

potownrob wrote:the mighty fit

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Re: Vac pump won't quit running - suggestions?

Postby potownrob » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:34 am

AHTOXA wrote:
potownrob wrote:I feel dirty and insulted that you would compare the sonic to the mighty fit. I bet you haven't even driven one. They are quick and more versatile and no cheapness. I'm gonna have to take a shower now. :x


I'm not hating on the Fit, bit I'm not going to get into another economy hatch. I know they are more versatile, but I really would like something more. Either more performance or more utility; currently leaning towards more utility. The Fit just doesn't do it for me, I suppose.
fair enough, i suppose 8)
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Re: Vac pump won't quit running - suggestions?

Postby potownrob » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:54 am

watkins wrote:
potownrob wrote:the mighty fit

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guilty as charged :D :twisted: :mrgreen: :lol:
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Re: Vac pump won't quit running - suggestions?

Postby Jastreb » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:28 am

Sorry to hear that Tony. You'd think this is something that would be grounds for a recall, since, you know, brakes are kind of important. But we've all seen how GM handles those...

Also, y not consider a Mazda3 hatch?
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Re: Vac pump won't quit running - suggestions?

Postby AHTOXA » Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:02 am

Jastreb wrote:Sorry to hear that Tony. You'd think this is something that would be grounds for a recall, since, you know, brakes are kind of important. But we've all seen how GM handles those...

Also, y not consider a Mazda3 hatch?


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