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#28146 of 32330 Daughter's friends' mom
Nov 12, 2012 (9:36 am)
She got a CR-V LX AWD, silver. Came by yesterday to show it off.
Traded in a 2003 Mazda Tribute (had bought that from CarMax used) that was starting to fall apart.
#28147 of 32330 Re: Bad News [sandman_6472]
Nov 12, 2012 (10:14 am)
Text'd the Mrs. and told my guy to hold off for now. The quoted price is $440, not to bad but...! Along with the a/c issues, it's something to think about. After a brief discussion, bottom line is she loves her car, doesn't want to spend the $10k or so for a new one and doesn't want a '13 model...go figure! I do understand her point here...a little bit.
1) Fix the motor mounts
2) Fix the motor mounts and the A/C
3) Do nothing
4) Get a new car
You've been living with the A/C problem for some time now, so don't see any reason to invest money there.
The motor mounts, however, are a different issue. By not fixing them, don't you risk the exposure to more problems as the engine moves around in the front of the car?
Back in college, I had a '79 Pontiac Sunbird with a 4-speed manual. Was involved in an accident (not my fault) that resulted in some front end damage. I suspect that there were mechanical issues that were not addressed during the repair, including broken motor mounts.
Eventually, it led to problems with the transmission since the engine was twisted and got out of alignment with the transmission.
Is something like that possible with your Mazda?
#28148 of 32330 Re: Bad News [sandman_6472]
Nov 12, 2012 (4:50 pm)
I feel for ya! I replaced two motor mounts on my Escort a couple summers ago, and it felt like a new car afterward! The total damage was about $50.00, though, as I just bought the parts and replaced them myself.
I love the internet age, but one advantage of hanging out at a local haunt is that we'd be swapping out those mounts for you rather than speculating on the topic....!
#28149 of 32330 Re: Picked Up [ateixeira]
Nov 13, 2012 (1:37 am)
C'mon now that's just about the least likely vehicle to crash in to you
Ha, that's the SECOND altercation with a minivan I've had.......remember March 6, 2011? That was a Honda Odyssey that caused that accident, this time it was a Chevy Uplander minivan that hit the truck in the parking lot. Anyone else see a pattern??
I never realized how many darn minivans are out there until I started trying to avoid them.......both on the road and in parking lots!
Winter is here and I feel like I'm learning to drive all over again, it's been 6-7 years since I've had a truck or any vehicle in the winter without stability control. Almost swapped ends today at an intersection, startled me when the back end of the truck started coming around. Need to find an icy parking lot and play teenager I guess. A least the truck has winter tires, is heavy, long, slow to slide, and easy to get back under control.
And NO I won't be trading Chippy in on a truck with stability control, there will be no more punches to my card!
#28150 of 32330 Re: Picked Up [akangl]
Nov 13, 2012 (4:25 am)
'...no more punches to my card! '
Famous last words...
Pool, anyone ?
#28151 of 32330 Re: Picked Up [rayainsw]
Nov 13, 2012 (5:24 am)
I take Dec 30th.
#28152 of 32330 Re: Picked Up [akangl]
Nov 13, 2012 (7:44 am)
Yeah, if memory serves, the heavy duty trucks were one of the last vehicles to add stability control.
#28153 of 32330 Re: Picked Up [akangl]
Nov 13, 2012 (10:57 am)
I believe you, but you're experience is atypical.
I remember getting a quote for the van and a crossover SUV at the time, and the van was $180 less. Every six months! So $360 a year less. Incredible.
#28154 of 32330 Re: Bad News [michaell]
Nov 13, 2012 (11:51 am)
Bottom line...the car gets new motor mounts tomorrow as she wants to keep her baby. When the a/c does crap out completely, we'll deal with it then. She decided she wants a '14 model so she made her decision. One thing though, I hardly ever drive her car...only for maintenance actually. Now more than ever, I don't want any failure to happen when I'm behind the wheel.
#28155 of 32330 Re: Picked Up [rayainsw]
Nov 13, 2012 (1:42 pm)