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MINI Cooper, Volkswagen New Beetle, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Subaru, Mazda, Coupe, Hatchback
Dec 23, 2002 (8:31 am)
Given the deals you can get on an '02 Si, you oughta think about shopping. I picked mine up Friday, and I love it. I didn't have to bargain hard and paid less than 16K and 1.9% for 5 years (not including TTL).
#45 of 52 Rivertown SI
Dec 23, 2002 (12:07 pm)
Where did you buy your SI? I have only found one in the Boston area. They wanted list!!!! When I asked why the salesman said "We don't get any discount from Honda".No wonder the auto industry has such a bad name. I would not mind driving a distance for a good deal. Can anyone else help?
Dec 23, 2002 (12:56 pm)
I'm in Memphis and bought here. Take a look at the "Honda Civic Owners: What did you pay?" discussion. Lots of good info there, including a link to a Chicago dealer who confirmed a quote to me of $15,0++. I also got lots of good info about dealers and inventory by going to Honda's site and doing dealer locate from there.
Dunno if you wanna come this far, but my dealer had at least two white ones and at least one black one last Friday. Dobbs Honda on Covington Pike; I liked my salesguy - Heath Langston.
#47 of 52 What's your break-in procedure?
Dec 28, 2002 (1:26 pm)
Just got a MINI Cooper S which I'm very very happy with. The officially published (in the owner's manual) break-in procedure is for the first 1,250 miles, absolutely no full throttle acceleration, no exceeding 4500 RPM (torque peak is 4000, hp at 6000), vary RPM. Once you hit 1250 miles, you can gradually increase rev limit.
This seems more restrictive than other cars. What is the official break-in procedure for your car? Looking for Focus SVT, Civic Si, Beetle turbos, etc.
#48 of 52 hdoug - Si break-in
Dec 28, 2002 (2:13 pm)
I'm breaking in a new Si. The manual says to 'avoid' full throttle starts for the 1st 600 miles and hard braking for the 1st 200 miles.
#49 of 52 BREAK IN PERIOD
Dec 30, 2002 (8:39 pm)
Just got back from dealer today. Have an '03 with about 600 miles and asked about what they suggest as far as break in period goes. They told me that I should take it easy until first oil change at 3000 miles. No hard accelerations, etc. Makes sense to me..
Jan 06, 2003 (9:18 pm)
Well, my new 03 Beetle isn't a Turbo but the break in also says no full throttle or high revs for the first 600 miles. But, the interesting thing is that it says not to go over 75% of the maximum speed on the speedometer which works out to be 105 M.P.H. You tell me how I am suppose to get a Beetle up to 105 without full throttle and hi revs. I listen to the Car Guys advice of no high revs and to vary the speed and revs for 1000 miles(I think it's 1000) miles. I get very high mileage on my cars so I must be doing it right.
Jul 01, 2003 (7:23 am)
C'mon guys, the MazdaSpeed would win any competition hands down