I love my car. My car is the best investment ever


#1

I went and spent some money today on my car.

I’m a paranoid person. As any car guy will tell you. When you hear strange clicks or any noises in your car it makes you paranoid about your baby. Right?

I would hear some occasional noises and feel some vibrations every now and then. Dunno what they are, but they’re there.

So I took my car into Honda today for some preventative maintenance. I have 68,990 miles on the car. That’s 30k in almost two years, thanks to delivering pizzas for a year and a half. Yet, I’ve yet to have a major engine problem at all.

I had my timing belt replaced, and since they came in a package I had the serpentine belts replaced. I did not want to have a repeat of what happened on my escort at 90k miles - timing belt snapped, valves supposedly bent, head needed reground. 2 grand later and it ran better.

I also had a 4 wheel alignment. MY GOD the car rides just that little extra bit better… like it’s on rails. The slightest movement in the wheel will cause the car to swerve more abruptly than it did before… I like that. Steering on this car is A+ IMO.

I wanted to have my CV joints checked. I didn’t want a bad CV to cause a major failure while driving it. I get back to the dealer and they told me that the CV joints looked almost perfect. no rips, no tears, nothing. On any of them. I was amazed, it made me smile ear to ear to know that I bought a car that can have the crap kicked out of it with racing, 100 mph trips down the highway, sudden stops, and nothing breaks.

I had my oil changed - I was only 11grand over my last oil change. only. :tard

In short - I absolutely love this car. There is nothing about this car that I would change, except that I wish it was a 6 speed.

Loves:
handling, damn near indestructable parts, awesome reliability, low cost of maintenance… I only spent 273 on all this… and that was from the dealer. Gas mileage.

Hates:
I dunno, short gearing causes higher speed high RPM operation. I wish Honda had made a 6 speed that was compatible with the B series engines. I would have swapped that at the first chance.

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#2

Ive been borrowing my sisters honda for awhile, noticed a ticking noise when driving it, and i popped the hood tro see if i could see something… nothing there, so i said to my sister “hey rev it for me, i usually only hear it when on the gas” and boom i spotted it, a tear in the power steering belt was hitting the underside of the hood.

other then that its been running perfectly… although her car needs new brakes casue they are starting to warp


#3

Nice! :banana


#4

Glad to hear you got the SI fixered up and it’s running better.

I love my car as well and it’s worth every penny. Sure, I’d LOVE to have a mach1 or cobra, but when it comes down to it… I love my car so much that I couldn’t part with it. It’s my baby.

I don’t think I’ll ever sell this stang. Maybe I’ll just keep adding on to the collection.


#5

yea Im thinking about eventually buying a lude for myself. Its no doubt that hondas are good cars, but I just cant go from driving my car to a civic. It’d drive me nuts. just to slow.


#6

[quote=2000Si]I went and spent some money today on my car.

I’m a paranoid person. As any car guy will tell you. When you hear strange clicks or any noises in your car it makes you paranoid about your baby. Right?

I would hear some occasional noises and feel some vibrations every now and then. Dunno what they are, but they’re there.

So I took my car into Honda today for some preventative maintenance. I have 68,990 miles on the car. That’s 30k in almost two years, thanks to delivering pizzas for a year and a half. Yet, I’ve yet to have a major engine problem at all.

I had my timing belt replaced, and since they came in a package I had the serpentine belts replaced. I did not want to have a repeat of what happened on my escort at 90k miles - timing belt snapped, valves supposedly bent, head needed reground. 2 grand later and it ran better.

I also had a 4 wheel alignment. MY GOD the car rides just that little extra bit better… like it’s on rails. The slightest movement in the wheel will cause the car to swerve more abruptly than it did before… I like that. Steering on this car is A+ IMO.

I wanted to have my CV joints checked. I didn’t want a bad CV to cause a major failure while driving it. I get back to the dealer and they told me that the CV joints looked almost perfect. no rips, no tears, nothing. On any of them. I was amazed, it made me smile ear to ear to know that I bought a car that can have the crap kicked out of it with racing, 100 mph trips down the highway, sudden stops, and nothing breaks.

I had my oil changed - I was only 11grand over my last oil change. only. :tard

In short - I absolutely love this car. There is nothing about this car that I would change, except that I wish it was a 6 speed.

Loves:
handling, damn near indestructable parts, awesome reliability, low cost of maintenance… I only spent 273 on all this… and that was from the dealer. Gas mileage.

Hates:
I dunno, short gearing causes higher speed high RPM operation. I wish Honda had made a 6 speed that was compatible with the B series engines. I would have swapped that at the first chance.

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Sounds like you have been smoking dope :cool


#7

I should hope your motor is just about new with 70,000 miles on it. My Toyata Truck has over 195,000 mile on it and all I do to it is brakes and oil.


#8

You been smoking dope too


#9

Not, I just don’t fix the small shit.


#10

Re: RE: I love my car. My car is the best investment ever.

Of course it will if that’s the way you think about it.

I’ve driven Mustangs and Camaros before… no, not the V6s.

Impressive torque? sure… but it’s nothing to write home about IMO. I’m happy with the mileage and the outstanding reliability.


#11

:agree