Car Problems

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by LazyE, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Just for you, nynj, just for you......
     
  2. your pier

    your pier Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2013

  3. HaydukeLives!

    HaydukeLives! Well-Known Member

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    Mar 24, 2015
    I got an outback too. I bought it with 140k, head gaskets are done, I put 50k on it this year. It's perfect, can fit all my boards and my bed when I travel, got a cargo box for it and I could live out of it easily. Very little Maintenance, great in winter.

    I'm a lesbian and it runs on granola.
     
  4. Z

    Z Well-Known Member

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    Oct 17, 2012
    I just bought a Toyota Highlander Limited (USED). I had to make a choice to fix (Head Gasket ) on my Toyota Tacoma 4x4 204,000 miles or cut it loose and get another vehicle.
    I found the Highlander with 80,000 miles for $10,000 and it looks and drives like new.
    IMO, Toyota's are so freakin reliable, I hate to spend $ on anything else....
     
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  5. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    I hate to say it- but I would go with a foreign company- they just last longer.

    I have a Nissian frontier- the thing just keeps on running. Toyota is basically the same.


    I would also advise to look into getting something certified pre owned from the dealer. And get the extended warranty. I think a lot of ppl forget the warranty- I use it all the time. I bought my truck with 40k and got the extended warranty to 100k for like $1500. At the time I was unsure- but have since had my bearings replaced and the whole rear end (the whole axel) under warranty.

    It's a little more money- but might be worth it. If you don't have a lot to spend- maybe just get something super cheap that you only expect to last a year.

    The suberau is a really nice car too- one of the safest too and becoming more popular. I'm actually looking into getting an outback. I had rented an old one years ago in Cali and drove it down thru baja Cali - I don't know how we made it- I thought the car was going to fall apart the whole time plus the clutch slipped the whole time too(it needed replaced) but some how we made it
     
  6. LazyE

    LazyE Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2014
    haha The lesbians that live by me have a highlander.

    My first 2 trucks were a datsun and a toyota that I bought used. I abused them and they ran forever with only minor repairs. I've had 3 fords and 2 of them nickeled and dimed me on the repairs and at some point needed big $ repairs so I'm definately not going that route again. Appreciate the input!
     
  7. trevolution

    trevolution Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    i have a 2003 subaru forester. I dont think its a cool car, and aknowledge its a total lesbo wagon. It is however hard as **** to kill.

    that being said, it has made it coast to coast 4 times, and from maine to florida at least 10 cumulatively also making it through my first years driving a stick and being a general dumbass.

    In addition for the past 3 years it has made this terrible god awful noise. Like the worst noise a car can make whenever I turn the wheel to far the the right or left. It sounds like someone is bouncing a basketball on the side of my car every time i turn. Like HARD, the whole ****ing car shutters and shakes and sounds like impending doom.

    Regardless, I have driven it despite that noise from east to westcoast (more than 3000 miles each trip) a total of 4 times since it started making that noise. I did the whole pacific coast highway for 2 months with that noise, and everytime I take it in for an oil change or a tune up or whatever the guy behind the counter says "theres no way in hell I would drive that thing home" let alone take it across the country. My local garage and family mechanic says its fine and should last. Alot of my friends still refuse to get in that car with me but i just call them pussies. This one shifty southern mechanic i met in foodlion in north carolina said that one day the whole front end will explode and shower me with shrapnel as the wheel falls off if i dont get it fixed. Oh well. So yea, i guess get a subaru.
     
  8. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    iv had a ford for a while now.had 2 of the exact same cars.now I know a lot of people say they are pieces of shyt,which is true,but I got my ford many years ago with 150k (highway miles)..car lasted til 270k miles until I pulled the plug.now best believe with all them miles,a lot of shyt stopped working lol.power steering pump was out,suspension all messed up,misfiring,etc.at the end it was only a radiator hose and instead of fixing it I said fuk it and junked it.
    now years later I found the same car,right after sandy since I lost my car in sandy,with low miles and good price.this car only has around 130k miles,and being the last one lasted til 270 I got some faith in it,but the car smokes for some reason.doesnt overheat or nothing,just smokes at stoplights.i drive away and the smoke goes away.other than that the car runs great
     
  9. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    btw top local point legend ryan mack currently has an older Subaru outback he selling for 1 grand.
     
  10. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    I bet its ur cv axles ,easy fix btw.yea lot of people don't know but even after shyt breaks on cars its still drivable.its mainly the engines accessories that go like alternator,pumps,hoses,etc..the original block and head rarely ever die unless u drive to cali with no oil lol.i contemplated buying a new car but my buddy talked me out of it saying its easier to spend 2 grand fixing all the problems than it is to start financing a car for the next 4 years
     
  11. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Caps right-those be your cv joints.
     
  12. surfsolo

    surfsolo Well-Known Member

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    Apr 1, 2009
    Jeep circa 2001 FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Or Honda/Toyota; cars are a huge drain on travel fundz.
     
  13. Exit98

    Exit98 Well-Known Member

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    Aug 3, 2008
    Did he bang Brettana (sp?) in the back? If so, I'll give him $50
     
  14. HaydukeLives!

    HaydukeLives! Well-Known Member

    396
    Mar 24, 2015
    That's exactly what it is, Cv joints get it fixed and drive another 100k
     
  15. trevolution

    trevolution Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    see i thought it was the cv joints but got those checked and most peoples said its not that. only would cost me 100 bux or 2 if that was the case. I think its the front right AWD differential.
     
  16. HaydukeLives!

    HaydukeLives! Well-Known Member

    396
    Mar 24, 2015
    mine makes a slight shutter when turning, its normal. replacing the whole diff would be extremely expensive. they would probably try to do the axles too. Is it retaining fluid? Only heard of the differential going if it ran dry, or was off roaded too hard. If the Diff plate is leaking and the diff is drying up, try getting the gasket fixed and a new plate. Inexpensive.
     
  17. brewengineer

    brewengineer Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2011
    I have an 04 Pathfinder, and it is a great SUV. I can't recommend the new ones though. They look like minivans. I would also look for a 4Runner. They run forever. If I had money to burn, I would be picking up the new Diesel Nissan Titan. That is an amazing engine, though I am a bit biased.
     
  18. Zippy

    Zippy Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    I own 3 toyotas and a honda right now, all bought new. I have owned many others from subaru, geo, hyundai and nissan. None were anywhere near the reliability of the hondas and toyotas. The crv is a great mini suv
     
  19. 1vin

    1vin Well-Known Member

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    Aug 24, 2009
    You cant go wrong with a Honda or Toyota. esp if its a certified. A jeep cherokee box body 4.0 liter is hard to kill easy to work on. Ive always like the old volvo 240 wagons great surf ride.
     
  20. Zippy

    Zippy Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    Grew up with my family only buying american cars and trucks. I have driven in some new american vehicles straight from the lot and they feel rock solid. Problem is they require more effort and money to keep them going in the long run. All of my toyotas nad hondas have never had an engine problem. Things have needed replacement like alternators, brakes etc but we have never had an issue with the actual block, pistons, gaskets etc. all the other stuff i can handle myself so they are great.