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    Killing the car guy?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: IndyIan</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I think everyone has their hobbies, and having interesting/high performance cars can be an expensive one. Also for those of us that have a significant commute, the main car...
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    Killing the car guy?

    [html]<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: MCompact</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: JHZR2</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
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    How much $$ do you usually put into your cars?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: KitaCam</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Reading here of a lot of DiYers....nice...but unrealistic for most people...1/2 the cost of a lot of repairs done at indie shops, even less than work done at dealers....keep that...
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    How much $$ do you usually put into your cars?

    I look at it like this, how much are you likely to spend on one car payment? $200, $300 (I'm not sure, I've never bought a new car)? Now, say you spend $800 on a repair, that's a lot of money. But, if you bought a new car you'd be paying say $300 a month for a payment, so that repair...
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    Killing the car guy?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: MCompact</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: greaper007</div><div class="ubbcode-body">$100,000 worth of cars, does he own a bank? I know...
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    Killing the car guy?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: MCompact</div><div class="ubbcode-body">My son caught the car/bike bug from me- he's not as much of a gearhead, but he likes nice cars. I can easily see him with a JK Rubicon and a Cayman S or Z4 M coupe in his garage...
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    Killing the car guy?

    It completely makes sense. If you live in a city, a car is a hassle. I used to love taking the subway in NYC or the Metro in DC. For a few dollars I could get to my destination and read the paper or a book at the same time.
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    Killing the car guy?

    Play around with the stem, seat and handlebars on your bike. I put some north road bars and a higher stem on my old mountain bike and I got a completely comfortable ride for less than $100. My dad has arthritis and back issues so I'm getting him the same setup on his mountain bike. You...
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    Killing the car guy?

    That's true now, but my parent's 1984 Toyota Van was completely assembled in Japan. Same goes with 70s 80s. Era Mercedes. I agree that the big 3 make reliable vehicles now. I was referring to older American cars that were lucky to go 80,000 without an engine or tranny rebuild. My...
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    Killing the car guy?

    It's a mixed bag. Gas is more expensive, but (many) cars get considerably better mileage than they used to. Cars cost a lot more, but they have a considerably better safety system than in the past. They also last considerably longer. From what I recall, up until about the late 80s most...
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    Anyone ever seen a strut mount go bad? Not bearing

    I'm not sure what Civic bearings look like, but I just changed out the struts on my 03 VW, I'd say that the mounts (rubber disc like things) were compressed to about 60% of their original size. So yes, they can go bad, though Honda might use a separate system. Chasing down squeaks in the...
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