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(Consumer Reports)   The latest Consumer Reports' Annual Auto Reliability Survey has good news -- Toyota has rebounded nicely -- and some bad news -- apparently, it really does stand for "Fix Or Repair Daily"   (consumerreports.org) divider line 138
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2012-10-30 12:18:13 PM
Disclaimer: the MPG nubmers I reported are according to the the trip computer.

doing the full up, drive, fill up then calculate actual MPG, the car averages roughly 33MPG. Not too shabby for mixed driving, and I'm exactly overly-conservative with the throttle.
 
2012-10-30 12:20:59 PM

Lothar IB: Guess that depends on what you want in a vehicle then. Reliable = good for me. Being reliable is the main reason I bought my tacoma. It may not have had every bell and whistle some of the other trucks I looked at but it farkin works. The people I know with other brands have all had pricey repairs over the years. The most expensive thing I've had to do is replace my tires.


Yep, I wish my 98 Tacoma was roomier, but I needed cheap and reliable and I got it. All it's ever needed was fresh tires and wipers and a couple of batteries. That's it, and it's got 106,000 miles on the odometer. Not fancy, but damn dependable. Wish American automakers would realize that "reliable" is a serious selling point for a lot of us who can't afford to replace a car every 2-3 years.
 
2012-10-30 12:21:08 PM
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7407777/80361140#c80361140" target="_blank">SacriliciousBeerSwiller</a>:</b> <i>mysticcat: Most of Ford's reliability issues have to do with the audio system- Sync/my Ford Touch. It sucks.

It seems a bit disingenuous for CR to treat issues with the infotainment console the same as drive train problems for the purposes of reliability (especially when many competitors have no viable equivalent). I agree though, Touch kinda sucks, but I always found Sync to be pretty cool for the phone features alone. Once you get your cell connected to the thing, it's really hard to go back to life without it (if you're on the road a lot).</i>

Why is the <b>infotainment</b> system even considered part of the car? Is there an infotainment system that does anything that an iphone (or similar device) can't do? Make phone call, store and play your MP3s, give turn by turn directions? Okay, so it may be intergrated into the dash board and car speeakers, but so what.
My car gets 45 mpg, has 450 hp and does 0 to 60 in .8 seconds, but I envey you 10 terabyte hard drive.
 
2012-10-30 12:22:39 PM
I bought a new Ford F-150 in early 2010.
If i wrote everything that has gone wrong with this enormous lemon, i would fill the internet and you guys would be mad at me.
Oh and the dealership is so crooked it seems to be right out of a movie.

/exploding windows
 
2012-10-30 12:22:57 PM

Endive Wombat: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: mysticcat: Most of Ford's reliability issues have to do with the audio system- Sync/my Ford Touch. It sucks.

It seems a bit disingenuous for CR to treat issues with the infotainment console the same as drive train problems for the purposes of reliability (especially when many competitors have no viable equivalent). I agree though, Touch kinda sucks, but I always found Sync to be pretty cool for the phone features alone. Once you get your cell connected to the thing, it's really hard to go back to life without it (if you're on the road a lot).

I bought a 2012 Honda Accord last month and LOVE it. It was involved in a minor accident last week (biatch hit it while it was parked). Anyway, while it was being repaired, I was given a Limited Edition Ford Taurus to drive...wow...what a horrible, steaming pile of shiat of a car. You could not pay me enough to drive that thing on a daily basis. Yeah, it was fast, handled relatively well, smooth ride and all, but the internal design was horrific. Small windows, huge blind spots, glossy/reflective dash that the sun reflected right into your eyes...


Not a fan of the Taurus. You just hated the interior styling (I actually think the outside is butt ugly too). But even you admitted that it drives well. Still, the Taurus is a larger class of car than the Accord. It's gonna feel awkward even without those issues.

Either way, not sure which aspect of my post you were responding to.
 
2012-10-30 12:23:27 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: Part of Ford's business model is to make post sale money on parts. It actually funds the purchase of the car itself.


No that's GM's plan.
Make it last 36k miles, after that screw it, come on by your GM dealer and get a new one.
 
2012-10-30 12:25:30 PM
I think "reliability issues" reporting need to focus on stuff that actually matter.

There is a large difference between:

"OMG! My DVD / InfoTainment / Latte maker system is fritzy!"

to

"OMG! The brakes fall off when stopping going downhill!"
 
2012-10-30 12:29:12 PM

AirForceVet: I think I'll stick with Mazdas for a while longer.


If it's a pre-2010 Mazda, you probably still have Ford parts.

/06 Mazda 3.
//Farking Ford engine mounts LOVE to fail.
///Other than that, solid car.
 
2012-10-30 12:29:21 PM
Password protected for anything of substance.

DIAF, subby.
 
2012-10-30 12:29:30 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Katie98_KT: verbaltoxin: We just became a Subaru family in September. The wife has an '07 Forester. I think it's great and she loves it. In a few years I want to get a Legacy or Impreza.

love subarus. we always had one, but ended up getting a prius a number of years ago. Then our local dealership basically dropped their subaru business and went all toyota. As in, their mechanics trained on subarus were so bad that they farked up the one we had.
So, we own toyotas. It works.

Legacy GTs are pretty sweet. The two problems I have with Subarus is they don't seem to be competitively priced, and the non-turbocharged models all feel weak to me. But they all handle beautifully and are a joy to drive, turbo or not.

Toyotas, on the other hand, feel like I'm driving a Maytag appliance. Great, it's reliable. But there's a point of drive-ability below which all the reliability in the world won't justify the shortcomings, and Toyotas are way below that.

Honda was headed the same direction but all of a sudden seems to be getting back on track, at least with the Accord.

Bottom line is these days, most cars are reliable enough for that not to be the major differentiating attribute, as long as we're not talking German-scale electronics malfunctions.


agreed, the pricing on subarus is strange. I've heard its mostly due to the AWD, which is expensive (but one of the major benefits).

My corolla is extremely boring to drive, but considering my commute is 10 miles, to park in a train station (and soon will be 10 miles to park in a parking lot), its just.. not.. an issue.

also, I looked at the subaru WRX when it first came out, and the salesman said straight to my face that using premium gas was a benefit (this would have been 2002 I guess?) and I straight out laughed in his face. I'll give up a turbo for not paying for premium gas. fark that shiat.
 
2012-10-30 12:30:35 PM

unlikely: Elzar: I would rather give my money to the hardworking Japanese

Bad news for you: Your Toyota was probably built in Alabama or Kentucky


Mine was made in San Antonio, TX and I'm fine with that.
 
2012-10-30 12:31:16 PM

The more you eat the more you fart: xynix:
The more you eat the more you fart: bought a 2010 Kia Forte Koup SX.

Basically a Hyundai Elantra with some modifications. Made in Korea but they're shifting manufacturing over to the US Georgia plant in a year or two.

Yeah, it IS a Hyundai Elantra with just a handful of modifications. Still, it's actually become a pretty good car. Minus my issues with the dealership honoring the warranty for the injector, the car is been flawless.

It doesn't sound like much, but mine is an SX with the 2.4L engine with 173HP. It's quick enough to smoke a v-6 mustang in the 1/4 mile, but the absolute BEST part is that with just a CAI and a freeer-flowing exhaust (I have a Borla system on it), it will get 41mpg in top gear at 55mph, and at 75mph, it returns a solid 36mpg.

Mine is a 6-speed manual.


Smoking V6 Mustangs (300HP)? Getthefarkoutofhere.

/You Lie!
 
2012-10-30 12:31:57 PM
pbs.twimg.com
How do they deal with this? I'll be making a buying decision right here.
 
2012-10-30 12:32:42 PM

The more you eat the more you fart: Yeah, it IS a Hyundai Elantra with just a handful of modifications. Still, it's actually become a pretty good car


Oh yeah they're good cars and the warranty is awesome. It's just interesting how much the auto industry has changed in the last decade. The American auto industry is thriving, just not always the Big 3.

Northern_Pike: Oh and the dealership is so crooked it seems to be right out of a movie.


I had a Mustang Cobra .. the 1996 Mystic Douchebag one. I had that thing in the shop every month with something different breaking each time. At 40k they wouldn't honor the warranty on the clutch plate cracking (wtf that is). So I slowly drove it back to the dealership, handed them the keys, and told them to pound sand. Kind of hurt my credit though.. It was liberating when the owner called me and asked me to come get my car and I told him it was Ford's car and they could keep the farking thing.
 
2012-10-30 12:32:44 PM
My Ford is one of the best cars ever made. Reliable as all heck, roomy, and packed with features--or, at least, it can be if you so choose. Plus, it was cheap. Of course, they don't sell the british ford moneo in the USA, so most of you don't have a chance.
 
2012-10-30 12:33:16 PM

The more you eat the more you fart: It doesn't sound like much, but mine is an SX with the 2.4L engine with 173HP. It's quick enough to smoke a v-6 mustang in the 1/4 mile


No. Just...no. Not a current gen, at least.

From Google:
Kia Koup SX - approx. 16 sec 1/4 mile
Mustang V-6 - approx. 14 sec 1/4 mile

It's not even close enough for environment/driver differences to overcome.
 
2012-10-30 12:33:49 PM

AirForceVet: I think I'll stick with Mazdas for a while longer.


The big joke is that Mazada's are re-skinned Fords.

Well re-skinned european Fords. Mazda 2 = Fiesta, Mazda 3 = european Focus, Mazda 6 = Mondeo.

Ford USA took the Focus, which is a fantastic car and ruin it. That takes a real special kind of idiot.
 
2012-10-30 12:34:55 PM

Bomb Head Mohammed: My Ford is one of the best cars ever made. Reliable as all heck, roomy, and packed with features--or, at least, it can be if you so choose. Plus, it was cheap. Of course, they don't sell the british ford moneo in the USA, so most of you don't have a chance.


The 2013 Fusion is for all intents and purposes a Mondeo.
 
2012-10-30 12:36:14 PM

Norfolking Chance: AirForceVet: I think I'll stick with Mazdas for a while longer.

The big joke is that Mazada's are re-skinned Fords.

Well re-skinned european Fords. Mazda 2 = Fiesta, Mazda 3 = european Focus, Mazda 6 = Mondeo.

Ford USA took the Focus, which is a fantastic car and ruin it. That takes a real special kind of idiot.


The Mazda 6 changed from that platform a couple of years ago.
 
2012-10-30 12:38:09 PM
Love my 2011 Ford Fusion. I recommend it to anyone who wants a good, solid car with nice mpg (avg 28). Still not loving the Sync system but i can get used to it. Now the My Ford Touch system... not a fan. Parents have it in their 2012 Lincoln MKX and damn thing is too irritating to use.

/dad is a Ford retiree (35+ years on the job).
//will always buy Ford products.
 
2012-10-30 12:44:04 PM
I always do pretty much the opposite of what Consumer Reports tells me to do. With consistently good results.
 
2012-10-30 12:44:31 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: For cars, though, it HAS to be at least somewhat fun to drive. I can't stand floaty steering and schizophrenic suspension.


I disagree. The only things I look at when deciding what car to get are total cost of ownership over 10 years, if it fit everything I need it to, and safety. I don't care if it is fun or stylish because I consider a car just another appliance and can't wait for self driving vehicles.
 
2012-10-30 12:47:36 PM

HKWolf: Still not loving the Sync system but i can get used to it


Would be better if it were programmed to interpret statements resulting from frustration over its failure to understand your initial command. E.G., if I say "call Bob" and it asks me to repeat myself three times, it would be nice for it to comprehend "I SAID CALL BOB YOU STUPID F*CKING C**T". Because yeah, it gets irritating. Still an infinitely better and safer option than dialing/handling the phone itself, which I flat out refuse to do.
 
2012-10-30 12:50:05 PM
Article also says several Ford models are totally new designs and they cannot predict reliability.
 
2012-10-30 12:51:23 PM

Carth: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: For cars, though, it HAS to be at least somewhat fun to drive. I can't stand floaty steering and schizophrenic suspension.

I disagree. The only things I look at when deciding what car to get are total cost of ownership over 10 years, if it fit everything I need it to, and safety. I don't care if it is fun or stylish because I consider a car just another appliance and can't wait for self driving vehicles.


Hey, self driving vehicles will be great. But if I am spending my time controlling the vehicle myself, it better be engaging, because it's not as if you can spend that time doing something more fulfilling. Further, in crappy weather or "holy sh*t" events, good handling becomes a safety issue.
 
2012-10-30 12:56:27 PM

WordyGrrl: Lothar IB: Guess that depends on what you want in a vehicle then. Reliable = good for me. Being reliable is the main reason I bought my tacoma. It may not have had every bell and whistle some of the other trucks I looked at but it farkin works. The people I know with other brands have all had pricey repairs over the years. The most expensive thing I've had to do is replace my tires.

Yep, I wish my 98 Tacoma was roomier, but I needed cheap and reliable and I got it. All it's ever needed was fresh tires and wipers and a couple of batteries. That's it, and it's got 106,000 miles on the odometer. Not fancy, but damn dependable. Wish American automakers would realize that "reliable" is a serious selling point for a lot of us who can't afford to replace a car every 2-3 years.


Wife made me give up on my '94 (pre-Tacoma) pickup this year. I replaced it with a 2012 Tacoma. A warped head on the old one eventually led to a stuck valve. Truth told, it was probably my fault as the head warpage happened/started one summer about 5 years ago when it lost it's coolant through a pinhole leak in a brass fitting and the engine overheated. That fitting probably corroded because I had never flushed the coolant system. I guess 18 years and almost 180k miles wasn't too bad, considering the abuse I gave it. The only major fixes to it in that time were a new timing chain and new water pump.

Waylon Jennings: "Wish a Ford and Chevy would still last for 10 years like they should."
Me: "Wish a Toyota pickup would still last 20 years like it should."

/Still have the old one. Told my son if he could replace the head, he could have it.
 
2012-10-30 12:57:18 PM
I'm so glad my tax dollars were used to 'bail out' an auto industry that continues to fail.
 
2012-10-30 12:58:55 PM
Waylon Jennings Merle Haggard

/!!!
 
2012-10-30 01:02:15 PM
I just bought a Rav4, thus completing our transition to all Japanese cars (hubby has a 370z), and I'll never look back.

The Chevy Tracker I had *DID* last for 11 years and I put 150k miles on it, but what do you expect for a Canadian-built, Japanese car with an American badge slapped on it? I also didn't appreciate that it was the most cheaply made car on earth and somehow the engine overheated to the point that it melted one of the spark plugs.

Husband had two Audis in succession prior to his Z. Let me tell you something: never buy a goddamn German car unless you want to have it in the shop more than you have it on the road.
 
2012-10-30 01:26:04 PM

Urinal Cake Mix: I just bought a Rav4, thus completing our transition to all Japanese cars (hubby has a 370z), and I'll never look back.


I don't know about the Toyota (never owned one), but I love my Z. I went with an American car, actually an SUV, for a few years with no issues, but I just find Nissans much more stylish and fun to drive. My parents' Maxima has about 150,000 miles on it and only ever needed an oil change and new tires. I'll never keep a car that long, but it's nice to feel like I could.

/15,000 miles on mine and still loving it
 
2012-10-30 01:37:22 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller:
Not a fan of the Taurus. But even you admitted that it drives well. Still, the Taurus is a larger class of car than the


Drives well? Are you accustomed to driving horse-drawn rocks?
 
2012-10-30 01:38:21 PM
Don't understand why we still call them "American Car Company's" 3/4 of the parts are made in Mexico.
 
2012-10-30 01:41:18 PM
2004 cavalier LS Sport 4 door, bought it new, now has 159,000 miles. Only repairs have been the front wheel bearings, along with regular maintenance things like fluids, filters, brakes, S belt, etc. Still runs like new, interior is mint...front bumper has some stone dings, other than exterior is mint as well.

Its amazing what actually taking care of things can do.
 
2012-10-30 01:43:20 PM

DingleberryMoose: zipdog: Krymson Tyde: I thought it was Found On Road Dead.

No comment re: Pontiac.

I thought it was Farker Only Rolls Downhill.

farked on race day.


Farked Over Re-built Dodge
 
2012-10-30 01:44:12 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Carth: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: For cars, though, it HAS to be at least somewhat fun to drive. I can't stand floaty steering and schizophrenic suspension.

I disagree. The only things I look at when deciding what car to get are total cost of ownership over 10 years, if it fit everything I need it to, and safety. I don't care if it is fun or stylish because I consider a car just another appliance and can't wait for self driving vehicles.

Hey, self driving vehicles will be great. But if I am spending my time controlling the vehicle myself, it better be engaging, because it's not as if you can spend that time doing something more fulfilling. Further, in crappy weather or "holy sh*t" events, good handling becomes a safety issue.


Agreed. The upgraded struts, tires, and brake pads & rotors Ive installed have been wonderful. My car is far from a performance machine, but its very responsive due to the upgrades.
 
2012-10-30 01:44:23 PM
Never trust a pedestrian rag such as Consumer's Report.

Both my Aston Martin and Ferrari routinely get dismal reviews. The amount of skirt I get when driving about more than makes up for a few silly repair bills. Plus, we have to keep the lower class working.

Ciao!
 
2012-10-30 01:49:32 PM
You're all missing the most important point here:

Fix or repair daily is clearly the weakest car acronym ever devised. I mean come ON! Fix or repair? They're farking synonymous! Oh dear god how do I choose! I could fix it today, or hmmm! Maybe I'll repair it! fark off, it's only 4 words, you could at least manage to put forth a little effort and not repeat yourself by the time you get to word 3. It's like those damn songs that rhyme a word with the SAME WORD. GRAAAAAAAH

/grr. arrgh.
 
2012-10-30 02:07:21 PM

Rezurok: You're all missing the most important point here:

Fix or repair daily is clearly the weakest car acronym ever devised. I mean come ON! Fix or repair? They're farking synonymous! Oh dear god how do I choose! I could fix it today, or hmmm! Maybe I'll repair it! fark off, it's only 4 words, you could at least manage to put forth a little effort and not repeat yourself by the time you get to word 3. It's like those damn songs that rhyme a word with the SAME WORD. GRAAAAAAAH

/grr. arrgh.


Fix Or Replace ?
 
2012-10-30 02:15:50 PM
As someone who had fatal head gasket issues, overheating, and numerous other repair issues with her Subarus and has had no problems with the new Ford Focus other than initially adjusting to the weird transmission...meh. CR can suck it.
 
2012-10-30 02:16:37 PM
1997 Ford F-250 Crew Cap Pick Up. Dk Hunter Green 280,000 miles. Std. Tranny. Doesn't burn oil and has never left me on the side of the road in the harsh cruel world of Freedom, Wyoming. And everyone says, "wow still looks like new".
 
2012-10-30 02:19:06 PM
Figure On Repair Daily
 
2012-10-30 02:27:31 PM
Own Ford Ranger, engine from Germany. Ford failed to check head bolt torque specs before installing 4.0 engine in Ranger. No less than 7 trips to the Ford dealer with the answer of "Don't know why it leaks oil or pings". I fixed it after 6 hours playing with it.

3rd light leaks. Ford doesn't sell 3rd light or gasket for it. This year rear sliding window leaks.

Had 93 Nissan pickup, tranny made nosies, day one. At it's end everything leaked (head gasket, tranny, valve cover, etc). Wouldn't buy another Nissan.

Previous Toyota 4x4 pickup had zero issues @ 135K, when I sold it. I miss it. Will buy another pickup (Tacoma / Tundra).
 
2012-10-30 02:28:05 PM
Still can't compare to the Fix It Again Tony my aunt had for a few years. At least with American cars, you could work on them yourself if you were so inclined. (Not as true anymore.)

xynix: Because People in power are Stupid: Part of Ford's business model is to make post sale money on parts. It actually funds the purchase of the car itself.

That is Mitsubishi's profit model on the Eclipse and always has been. Sell a cheap ass car for cost and make it up on repairs.


Guess my experience with the 3G is why they stopped making them.

/2000 and still going - beat up body and electrical, but just won't stop running.
 
2012-10-30 02:34:39 PM

Amusement: Own Ford Ranger, engine from Germany. Ford failed to check head bolt torque specs before installing 4.0 engine in Ranger. No less than 7 trips to the Ford dealer with the answer of "Don't know why it leaks oil or pings". I fixed it after 6 hours playing with it.

3rd light leaks. Ford doesn't sell 3rd light or gasket for it. This year rear sliding window leaks.

Had 93 Nissan pickup, tranny made nosies, day one. At it's end everything leaked (head gasket, tranny, valve cover, etc). Wouldn't buy another Nissan.

Previous Toyota 4x4 pickup had zero issues @ 135K, when I sold it. I miss it. Will buy another pickup (Tacoma / Tundra).


You ever watch the Top Gear episode where they tried to kill a Toyota Hilux (Basically the Tacoma)? It's a classic.
 
2012-10-30 02:44:44 PM

phyrkrakr: Having just become quite frustrated over an issue with my '06 Ford Fusion, I feel this pain - but not too seriously. Mechanically, the car has been fine - no transmission, engine, suspension, etc problems whatsoever, and it's just now turned over 70K (2.3L 5spd).

But I had the battery go out on it last week. No big deal, but it's getting cold, didn't want to push start it in the snow, so I took it to the auto store and had it tested. They said dead, I got a new one, went home and put it in. Everything works great - car starts just fine, I only drop one screw, etc. But when I go to drive it somewhere, the damn thing won't come out of idle. Pedal to the floor, it won't get over 1200 RPM.

Turns out there's some computer-controlled throttle business that "learns" how you work the engine, and has to "relearn" after you disconnect the battery. So I have to let it idle for 10 min (up to operating temp + some extra time) then TURN ON THE AC to get it into "relearning" mode. After that, worked fine, but what the hell, Ford? If the battery is removed and replaced, the computer locks out the accelerator? That's ridiculous.


Mine forgets what idle is every time the battery is disconnected and wants to die every time it comes to a stop. You can either idle it for 15-20 minutes (it varies) with your foot on the pedal just lightly enough to keep it above 400 so it doesn't just die, or if you don't have time, you just drive it like a stick for a week or two, putting it in neutral and giving it a touch of gas when you come to a stop, until it accumulates enough idle time. It'll suddenly decide out of nowhere that 600 is the magic number, and all will be good again. Having had multiple dead batteries, I'm resigned to it now.

I have no idea why it takes 15 minutes to "learn" something that should take no more than 15-20 seconds, and I don't know why any auto needs to "learn" that it needs some revs to not die - it always picks the same idle in the end, so I'm not sure what it's learning, either.
 
2012-10-30 02:51:48 PM

bdub77: Amusement: Own Ford Ranger, engine from Germany. Ford failed to check head bolt torque specs before installing 4.0 engine in Ranger. No less than 7 trips to the Ford dealer with the answer of "Don't know why it leaks oil or pings". I fixed it after 6 hours playing with it.

3rd light leaks. Ford doesn't sell 3rd light or gasket for it. This year rear sliding window leaks.

Had 93 Nissan pickup, tranny made nosies, day one. At it's end everything leaked (head gasket, tranny, valve cover, etc). Wouldn't buy another Nissan.

Previous Toyota 4x4 pickup had zero issues @ 135K, when I sold it. I miss it. Will buy another pickup (Tacoma / Tundra).

You ever watch the Top Gear episode where they tried to kill a Toyota Hilux (Basically the Tacoma)? It's a classic.


Watched Hilux Top Gear episodes. Worthy viewing.
 
2012-10-30 02:58:14 PM

Eckyhade: 1997 Ford F-250 Crew Cap Pick Up. Dk Hunter Green 280,000 miles. Std. Tranny. Doesn't burn oil and has never left me on the side of the road in the harsh cruel world of Freedom, Wyoming. And everyone says, "wow still looks like new".


Ok thenlet's discuss FIAT...at my house in Italy where I am right now I drive a 2010 Fiat Panda Cross. 60,000km. Lease up in 6 months. more than 10 people have said when you turn it in let me know so I can bid on it. Scheduled maintenance isn't an inconvenience...it's an engineered part of the design.

People...you can't just put fuel in a car and expect it to retain it's performance or value. You have to use preventive maintenance. I can tell you're all a bunch of nasty abusers that blame anyone for any trouble on anything you own. Just run it into the ground and complain. That's why I'm well off and you're poor.
 
2012-10-30 03:00:01 PM
The actual article is here.

The first car that I ever owned was an 86' Ford Escort. This was around 1990 or so. I lasted a whole six months and nearly 3,000 miles before the engine seized up and died. Sold to scrap yard.

My next car was a 1980 Toyota Corolla. This was in the mid 90s. After several years and even an accident, finally a mechanic forgot to hook up the thermostat after I replaced a leaky radiator that caused the whole thing to overheat without my knowing (since the temperature gauge wasn't working). It wasn't until the second cylinder head cracked that the car actually died. Sold it to a different mechanic who eventually got it working again. Wouldn't be surprised if that one was still running to this day, too.

Currently driving a 1994 Toyota Tercel. One time I was driving from Detroit to St.Petersburg and cracked a cylinder rod, which somehow knocked out two cylinders, just outside of Atlanta and still made it to St.Petersburg before it actually died. Had to have to the engine rebuilt after that, but I figured the car had earned the love after that kind of achievement. Still driving it to this day (Since it was actually built in 1993, next year it will be turning 20). Exhaust is a bit loud, but otherwise still runs fine.
 
2012-10-30 03:01:09 PM
a '68 galaxie was one of the finest cars i've ever owned

a '94 t-bird was the biggest piece of shiat ever with everything going wrong all the time. door falling off? wtf?
 
2012-10-30 03:01:55 PM

zipdog: Krymson Tyde: I thought it was Found On Road Dead.

No comment re: Pontiac.

I thought it was Farker Only Rolls Downhill.


Nice. Anyone do Driver Returns On Foot?
 
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