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Old 10-21-2010, 03:49 AM   #16
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I don't understand why you would own a car you can't afford to maintain in the first place.


But not all people think that way. I've seen guys buy these cars and as soon as something went wrong with, it was parked for months while they saved up the money to get them fixed. Another thing that blows me away is that they will buy insurance for a select amount of months and then drop the insurance when winter rolls around. That means you can't drive the car on very nice winter days, which would drive me crazy since I do it all the time. That also means that you end up paying more for your insurance in the long run.

Like I said before, these cars are cheap to buy, but not cheap to own.
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But not all people think that way. I've seen guys buy these cars and as soon as something went wrong with, it was parked for months while they saved up the money to get them fixed. Another thing that blows me away is that they will buy insurance for a select amount of months and then drop the insurance when winter rolls around. That means you can't drive the car on very nice winter days, which would drive me crazy since I do it all the time. That also means that you end up paying more for your insurance in the long run.

Like I said before, these cars are cheap to buy, but not cheap to own.
I hardly get to enjoy my cars at all, this year I never even went back to the states. I am told they still drive nice by my mother and sister.
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So you don't agree?
No, i don't agree. With that line of thinking, you'd be in the same boat no matter what car you had if it was your only car. You'll be facing the same problem with any modern car. Nothing is cheap to work on these days.

P.S. You can get 6qt cases of Mobil 1 at CostCo for like $40. I have three cases sitting my garage! Plus, i've been reading there's a current run of coupons out there taking $9 off the price!
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:48 AM   #19
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You have to ask the question completely. I said that these cars don't make good daily drivers as your only car.

When something breaks and you don't have the capability or the facilities to do the repair yourself then all of a sudden, you're at the mercy of some dealership's bottle of KY-Jelly. Let's face it, C5's are cheap to buy but not cheap to own (that's if you stay on top of your repairs and periodic maintenance). I just changed my oil yesterday. It cost me $72 for 8 quarts of Mobil 1 oil and a Mobil 1 filter. I could have skimped out and bought some cheap stuff but that's not the way I roll. I've seen cars that are owned by guys who skimp and their motors usually look like crap and are evident of their shade tree ways. Don't even get me started on their paint and interior.

If you are a struggling college student or working a dead end job flipping burgers, this is not the car you want to have as a daily driver. I'm not saying that the OP fits this category in any way, I'm just saying.

So you don't agree?
These cars are used in Los Angeles everyday of the year as daily drivers
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Ok thx junkman its only done it twice since then but now ill get right on it. Ive got 76 000 miles on my clutch so im gonna have to replace it one day ill just do the flywheel at the same time. I do think it can cost a lot of money. Spent 600 dollars just to the the fricking pop up lights to pop.
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No, i don't agree. With that line of thinking, you'd be in the same boat no matter what car you had if it was your only car. You'll be facing the same problem with any modern car. Nothing is cheap to work on these days.
I'll start another thread where we can go into more detail. I don't wanna keep jackin' my man's thread.

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Ok thx junkman its only done it twice since then but now ill get right on it. Ive got 76 000 miles on my clutch so im gonna have to replace it one day ill just do the flywheel at the same time. I do think it can cost a lot of money. Spent 600 dollars just to the the fricking pop up lights to pop.
Oooh man, that's crazy! Whoever you took that to, don't go back! They robbed you!

As for the flywheel, I didn't say it was bad, I said not to damage it by continuing to using the car with the starter all jacked up. To replace the flywheel, you have to pull the entire motor. That's not anything you want to do if you don't have to. Replacing the starter consist of dropping one section of the passenger's side exhaust. Easy job that becomes a nightmare if you neglect it and break off some teeth of the flywheel. Worse yet, you break the chunk of aluminum that holds the starter to the engine block. You have already read about that nightmare!
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I don't get it... why does this problem make these cars not good DDs?
...I don't believe AJ meant only this problem, but problems in
general, if its your only ride and you can't afford a clutch or
what not, friends and public transportation is looking mighty
good about now.....

... with AJ.....
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...I don't believe AJ meant only this problem, but problems in
general, if its your only ride and you can't afford a clutch or
what not, friends and public transportation is looking mighty
good about now.....

... with AJ.....
That's what I meant. That reminds me, I forgot to start that thread...
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