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    Honda reliability

    My recollection is that the majority of the early 2000's Honda automatic transmission issues were related to the V6 motor in the Accord and TL.
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    Wax recommendations

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Joel_MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I like to use Klasse AIO with Collinite 845 over the top of it. Great shine, and it's about as durable and long-lasting as you can get. </div></div> I've used this combo as well...
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    Stealerships and cabin filters

    I've seen the same at the Toyota and Subaru dealer. It didn't take me more than 15 minutes for the first time I did it on either car. Now the engine air filter on the Subaru was a bit of the PITA, but the cabin air filter was nothing.
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    Feedback on Jump Start Packs?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Vikas</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Read the reviews and then roll the dice. </div></div> Yup, that is about all you can do and it is nice we have the resource to use. On the other hand, "reviews" have all but...
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    Feedback on Jump Start Packs?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: raytseng</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Do you really want a lead-acid type, versus the new-fangled lithium ion ones? </div></div> I see what you are saying now that I read up on it a bit. Honestly, I looked at them...
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    Feedback on Jump Start Packs?

    Meant to put that in the OP. Just jumping a Subaru Outback 3.6R and a Prius. No 6.7 Powerstroke here. So I'm sure most consumer grade jump packs have the juice I need, even when the battery is stone dead like today.
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    Feedback on Jump Start Packs?

    I'm kind of out in the middle of nowhere and left a dome light on (there was a flood light hitting the I didn't see it at night). Luckily there was a maintenance guy coming to the house, so I got a jump. Otherwise, I would have needed a tow truck to come down a dirt road. I've been...
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    C&D - WRX vs GTI

    Eh, C&D treats the GTI like the 3 series now. Wins everytime, even if the scoring doesn't seem to add up. Don't get me wrong, I'd have a tough decision to make between the two and GTI might get the nod now just because there is no Rex hatch right now. With an extended warranty though I'm...
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    '06 Elantra limited rough/hard start

    How old are the plugs? Probably be my first guess.
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    2013 Ford Edge - over heat question

    I take it the dash doesn't have a temp gauge? Seems the manufacturers want us to be able to observe less and less and just "trust" the computer. I was thinking cooling fan too. Is the evaporator sandwiched in with the radiator?
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    How do you know when shocks need to be replaced?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: dblshock</div><div class="ubbcode-body">200k and going strong on the Accord. </div></div> When I got rid of my old Civic with 213k,the shocks were original. No bouncing, no uneven tire wear. I kept waiting for the...
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    Fancy Stud Finder from Costco

    I'd be in for one if it works well. I have two I use now because I don't trust either of them. When I've been mounting TVs, there isn't room for error.
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    2014 Honda civic LX price?!

    Dealer near me is advertising $159/month for 36 on a Civic LX. Honda itself is advertising a zero down 36 month promotion for an Accord LX for 240 a month. So yeah, I'd say you can do better. Unless your credit is not good, and then all bets are off. Leases still rely on good credit to...
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    Daily commute $$ to work toll/gas/parking

    About 90 miles round trip for me. Prius averages about 46 mpg because I probably drive too aggressively. Need to learn how to coast more and hypermile. 1.9 gallons of fuel * 3.50/gal (current) = $6.65 Toll Road #1...usually use twice a day = $2.50 * 2 = $5.00 Parking is negligible. My...
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    Post your latest detailing activity

    Saw my wife's car was splattered by a avian attacker, so I put my own car on the shelf again. Just a quick clean up. Duragloss 901 with a CarPro Wool mitt Pinnacle wheel cleaner with a Daytona speed master brush Finish with Duragloss Aquawax spray on. I had the Aquawax sitting around for...
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    Griot's Garage Machine Sealant Kit $200

    I have not had an opportunity to use it yet, but I grabbed one of the Amazon kits during Christmas season when it had a coupon. Basically the same kit but with towels and a couple pads. After consistently missing the deals on the standalone polisher, I just grabbed the kit. I see now they...
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    use collinite 845 for the first time... love it!

    I'd have a hard time straying from 845 as what I'll apply when I try to do a proper detail. I don't always have time to do the cars as regularly as I want, and 845 has shown impressive longevity. I could swear I've seen reports of 845 in AutoZone, Advance and Carquest locations, but it...
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    Double Edge Safety Razor

    I use an E1 Gillette "Red Tip", similar to yours. I have several others as well, ranging from a Gem single edge from the teens to a "modern" razor by Edwin Jagger. Don't miss paying for Gillette Fusion cartridges and like seeing solid American made products from the past.
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    Best Jack Stands for home mechanic work??

    I like HF for buying tools that I might not use very often (or potentially only once). Instead of struggling with the wrong tool, or I suppose renting one, you can buy one for a reasonable price. For ratchets and tools that I will probably use regularly, I still prefer to pay for quality. I...
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    Michelin Defender Winter Performance

    I had the Harmony, the model before they became the Defender and it was pretty good. Better than the Pirelli P4 I had in between two sets of Harmonys for sure.