Can you show me one manual for a car built in the last 20 years that supports your claim of replacing them as normal maintenance? They are like a clutch, won’t last forever, but you shouldn’t need to replace them every 30K miles, even on a taxi.
<sarcasm> This never happened back when we all drove pick-up trucks. </sarcasm>
Either I warmed up to him, or he was the most improved host of the season, because I no longer see anything wrong with this.
By my understanding, they are selling as fast as they can make them. As of last Saturday, my local dealer had only received 10 of them and had sold 9.
In addition to this, once the manufacturers start competing on mileage, the vehicles often (not always) get worse at what they need to be doing. The people who buy these trucks don’t need them to constantly be trying to find a higher gear, but I suppose an ECO button like Honda uses wouldn’t be bad for when they are… Read more
Isn’t that roughly the same naming scheme they’ve had for 10+ years?
I think lots of American’s like hot hatches, we just didn’t get many here 10-15 years ago because they would’ve cost as much, or more, than some of the other performance cars of the day.
That list really isn’t that bad, seems normal. I’m a perfectionist and have to fix everything that breaks, leaks or otherwise doesn’t function as it used to, so I’ve found that keeping a car past 200K isn’t worth my time/money like it used to be. Read more
After federal credit, it’s about $22k.
The e-golf starts at $29k.
It’s taking up the slack in the suspension bushings.
About 12 years ago I bought a $400 impact wrench and have never had a problem. My advice is don’t be penny wise - pound foolish when it comes to buying the right tool for the job.
I agree with Alex. People like to wax poetic about ‘90s Hondas, but having driving some lightly modded versions in the last few years, like a ‘97 Civic sedan and a ‘95 Integra GSR, I can confidently say they aren’t that great in stock form. Nobody would buy them.
The thing is, there are plenty of cars that below median people can afford. You don’t have to buy the Honda Accord Touring for $34k as the LX can still be had for $20k. In other words, it’s not like the average price of new cars means there aren’t options available.