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Posted 27 September 2013 - 07:32 PM
I have a 2000 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 1.8t.
So far I've fixed an oil leak from a broken oil cooler o-ring and replaced a faulty ABS module. Dunno why but it's very fun to work on it
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Posted 27 September 2013 - 11:41 PM
I do not like working on cars, but I will do oil, brake, transfer case and differential fluid (not much because it smells) changes, as well as other relatively simple things like starters and tune-ups, when I am out of warranty. Not tune-ups, because they're not covered by warranty.
I have put in an automatic starter, an aftermarket backup camera, and use my 1st gen Nexus 7 as a GPS device. I don't plan on doing anything else.
I wanted a Chevy Equinox, but Hyundai finance was willing to give me 0% interest, whereas Chevy wanted 1.9%.
I get about 23 - 25 mpg, usually, which is just as good as my old car, the 2001 Kia spectra I bought when I was poor. Well, poorer
This post has been edited by farrell2k: 27 September 2013 - 11:42 PM
Posted 29 September 2013 - 01:26 PM
Mostly it's for fun and road trips home because yay subway. I get about 29 MPG combined and I don't eff around with the accelerator.
I haven't done any work on it yet - it's still under warranty, etc. There's apparently a nice bolt-on turbo coming that could provide a little HP boost.
It also got hit by a Honda Accord who ran a stop sign a couple weeks ago (just got it back), but thankfully the damage was superficial and her insurance company footed the ~$1300 bill (repaint bumper, replace scuffed rim).
So scary. Every time I get in my car the first order of business is to get the hell out of this city and away from its terrible drivers.
This post has been edited by xclite: 29 September 2013 - 01:27 PM
Posted 29 September 2013 - 01:38 PM
Not really a cool car but it gets the kids to school.
I have a pit in my garage so I have replaced the exhaust, the sump and brake pads, myself (well me and the neighbour cos sometimes you need an extra pair of hands).
Really good excuse to have a few beers with the next door neighbour.
Yeah sure honey just fixing the car, 2 hours later.
Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:11 AM
Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:54 AM
This is south florida, flat roads and moderate temperatures, a car that goes vroom for cheap is exactly all I need.