The Car Thread

Felix

Addicted to Grunge
Last Thursday, one of the clamps on my exhaust system decided to break on me, leaving me with a very loud car. Was really lucky that the car dealer got it fixed properly by a fabrication shop, under it's warranty. Didn't need to argue with him to get it fixed, he just told us to bring it to his workshop and they will deal with it.

My family and I, have had some pretty piss poor service from people in the motor trade, but with how good this dealer has been, I have some faith restored that there are some decent ones out there (who are not friends of mine in the trade).

Managed to fix my missing drivers side sill plate and I've only got a few things to add for it to be cosmetically all sorted. I can't believe how quickly I have become totally smitten with the car. In the first 5 weeks, I've managed to clock up 1000 miles. When I last had my own car, I would average 3000 miles in a whole year!

Because of an odd quirk with how thick the rim of the steering wheel is, I had to change my driving position so I could see the speedo and by pure accident found a way that stops my lower spine from being compressed. I have been able to go out in the car when my back is really bad and after 20 mins, the pain has gone and I'm able to drive for about 90 mins without a break to stretch my back!

Worked out a couple of small things I want to do to the car this year, but next priority will be getting my Silver Jubilee up and running again. I've not had an amp since Oct and after speaking with the tech who did the work on my LP Custom, I know I'm going to have to fork out a couple hundred for a service/repair and correct replacement valve(s). It's just not the same playing my LP "unplugged".
 
The new Golf R has 40 color options. Most of which are a $2500 up charge. But I’d gladly pay that for a magma orange or ginster yellow Golf. Granted, I’m not in the market for a car, let alone a $45,000 one. Too bad these weren’t offered on the base tier Golfs when we got ours. I’m tired of looking at silver, black and white cars.
 

Magnus Pym

Grudges rot the soul
At a stretch I could just about afford the paint upgrade. The rest of the car would have to wait.

Edit. The UK Volkswagen website has only the 8 base colours and most of those aren't available. You can have it in grey only. I don't think they have set the website up for it yet.
 
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SemiCullen

Still haven't got the hang of Thursdays
A couple of weekends ago I went to an area dealership and replaced my 2013 Hyundai Sonata (which was beginning to have some engine issues -- that were all under factory recall, but the damage had been done -- with this:

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2016 Ford F150 XLT. I've been wanting a full size truck forever and finally decided to get one. I couldn't be happier (well, sure, the price could always be better, but I'm happy with my deal). It was a former lease and only had 24K miles on it. All I want to do now is go on drives :)
 

Wade Garrett

I am the projectionist.
A couple of weekends ago I went to an area dealership and replaced my 2013 Hyundai Sonata (which was beginning to have some engine issues -- that were all under factory recall, but the damage had been done -- with this:

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2016 Ford F150 XLT. I've been wanting a full size truck forever and finally decided to get one. I couldn't be happier (well, sure, the price could always be better, but I'm happy with my deal). It was a former lease and only had 24K miles on it. All I want to do now is go on drives :)
Nice! My car would fit in yours twice!
 

seanagnewa7x

Well-Known Member
A couple of weekends ago I went to an area dealership and replaced my 2013 Hyundai Sonata (which was beginning to have some engine issues -- that were all under factory recall, but the damage had been done -- with this:

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2016 Ford F150 XLT. I've been wanting a full size truck forever and finally decided to get one. I couldn't be happier (well, sure, the price could always be better, but I'm happy with my deal). It was a former lease and only had 24K miles on it. All I want to do now is go on drives :)
Nice one. If I lived in America a would 100p/c buy a big truck.

Out of curiosity what was the sonata engine troubles.
 

SemiCullen

Still haven't got the hang of Thursdays
Nice one. If I lived in America a would 100p/c buy a big truck.

Out of curiosity what was the sonata engine troubles.
So there were some manufacturer defects in some models. The coolant wasn't able.to flow properly in some. In others, there could be metal shavings in the oil. Mine had a cooling issue and I guess there were micro-cracks developing in the engine block. It was covered under the recall, but I was just ready for a new car.
 

AdiHughes

Sessions, Lessons & Shred
Gave my car a full valet on Sunday, polish, wax, the lot. Used to drive for a hire car/van company, valeting and safety checks meant a quick hoover, spray of autofresh, jet wash, and kick the tyres... Don't trust the buggers! Also used to get commission for finding damage :eek::eek:
 

drittal

Nerd on the Prairie
A couple of weekends ago I went to an area dealership and replaced my 2013 Hyundai Sonata (which was beginning to have some engine issues -- that were all under factory recall, but the damage had been done -- with this:

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2016 Ford F150 XLT. I've been wanting a full size truck forever and finally decided to get one. I couldn't be happier (well, sure, the price could always be better, but I'm happy with my deal). It was a former lease and only had 24K miles on it. All I want to do now is go on drives :)
2.7 or 3.5? I had a 2012 with the 3.5. It was a beast.




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