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#711 of 863 Re: '99 Camry accident repair [kyfdx]
Feb 10, 2011 (7:41 am)
Sorry.. not in the "buy the kid a new car" camp... and, I've got a 17-yr-old.
#712 of 863 Re: '99 Camry accident repair [suydam]
Feb 10, 2011 (3:19 pm)
Since your mechanic says the car is sound, and your daughter is happy with that Camry, the problem is solved. Many Camrys go well over 200,000 miles, with normal maintenance and repairs. The big plus here, besides the convenience of already owning it, is that a major cost of ownership, depreciation, is behind you.
One negative is that somebody on a tight budget will be deprived from buying a cheap set of wheels.
#713 of 863 Re: '99 Camry accident repair [srs_49]
Feb 10, 2011 (5:31 pm)
with all due respect your priorities in life seem really wierd to me.I must be totally misreading these posts because .........................
#714 of 863 Re: '99 Camry accident repair [suydam]
Feb 10, 2011 (7:06 pm)
Good decision. I did that for my daughter a few years back.
#715 of 863 Repair or trade in my '06 Sonata???
Jul 21, 2011 (3:14 pm)
Should I get 06 Sonata (w/ 70K miles and paid off) A/C compressor replaced ($1400) or trade in for '11 Elantra?"06 Sonata is paid off for past 6 months - has almost 70K miles on it. In good condition except A/C compressor needs to be replaced - blowing hot air. Don't want to spend $1400 on repairs if it's going to keep costing money and losing trade-in value- is it time to trade in for an Elantra and get the benefit of a new car and warranty and better gas mileage at a good rate - I have been pre-approved for a %3.0 loan.
#716 of 863 Re: Repair or trade in my '06 Sonata??? [lmolina]
Jul 21, 2011 (5:15 pm)
$1,400 to replace the compressor?
How much for one that's not made out of Silver?
Shop this job around to some independents... unless the compressor died in a big way and you have to change the condensor and backflush everything this seems very high to me.
#717 of 863 Re: Repair or trade in my '06 Sonata??? [lmolina]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jul 21, 2011 (7:42 pm)
You need to shop around for a better price.
#718 of 863 Re: Repair or trade in my '06 Sonata??? [lmolina]
Jul 22, 2011 (3:42 am)
I just replaced a compressor on my vibe at the dealer for less than $ 500. The price you were given seems outrageous. Also, 5 years for the compressor to last would make me think twice about buying another Hyundai.
#719 of 863 Re: Repair or trade in my '06 Sonata??? [suydam]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jul 22, 2011 (7:02 am)
If the compressor seized and threw metal debris throughout the entire AC system, I could see the large bill of $1400, since every component would have to be replaced in the system.
#720 of 863 Re: Repair or trade in my '06 Sonata??? [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 22, 2011 (8:38 am)
Gonna be hard to get a decent trade in allowance with the AC not working, on a 5 year old car and reasonable miles.
I would shop around, look for an independent shop that would be more flexible in working with you.
Also, you could just drive it with the windows down .