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1&1 We're Done! 2 kids; Nevada 10963 posts
4th Dec '12

Ive been having the same problem
Got new tires-400
needed chains to get home from Cali-50
new battery-75
replaced serpentine belt-38
new alternator- 100
and currently waiting on pay check to replace power steering pulley which is going to be 13 for the part but I have to rent some tools we dont have thats another 30 bucks.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting Danielle: Jack&Basil'sMom:" Could you goto Autozone and buy one of those troubleshooting type books and do the labor yourself, so ... [snip!] ... buy parts? That's what I've been doing since I bought by first car. Saves sooooooooo much money and it's pretty easy too! :)"


Well my dad and my friend do the labor for brakes and rotors and I just pay for parts. But my dad lives in Ohio and my friend doesn't have the thing to put tires on rims so I have to pay for that.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting B♥Z:" :!: Mine has over 100,000 miles and runs great still!"


My dad just sold his '89 Accord. That thing had 447k miles on it and still ran like a champ!!

Commander Shepard 18 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 6447 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting Michael Westen:" I'm seriously looking at a Mazda 3 or Mazda 6. Also I'm likely moving to Jax soon! Lol"


I had a 2007 Mazda 3 when I was pregnant with DD. I loved it, but I lived in Alaska. After she was born, I felt so unsafe on the icy roads so I got a 4WD Hyundai Tucson. I liked that too. Then the damn transmission dropped and it was going to take them 6 months to fix. So I traded it in for the stupid Ford Fusion I have now. We went upside down on the stupid f**king thing, we're paying $500 a month. I miss my Mazda! Lol

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting Back to Noob Status:" Gah! Yeah, I have a Honda Accord and it is a thing of beautiful, and it has a 100,000 mile warranty. Lesson learned. I also had a Chyrsler and it was a goddamn lemon. :?"


Well this is fine mechanically. But ALLLLLLL of the maintenance shit needs done at once! I love my car but jesus! I want a Pilot! Lol. But I'll likely be moving out of the snowy area so that's pointless.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting Commander Shepard:" I had a 2007 Mazda 3 when I was pregnant with DD. I loved it, but I lived in Alaska. After she was born, ... [snip!] ... stupid Ford Fusion I have now. We went upside down on the stupid f**king thing, we're paying $500 a month. I miss my Mazda! Lol"


How did the 3 fit a RF carseat? That's the only thing that would make me go for a 6 instead is the room. But if it's comfortable I'm good with it. Though anything is better than RF in a 2door. Lol

Commander Shepard 18 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 6447 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting Michael Westen:" How did the 3 fit a RF carseat? That's the only thing that would make me go for a 6 instead is the room. But if it's comfortable I'm good with it. Though anything is better than RF in a 2door. Lol"


I had her behind my passenger seat. My sister came to visit us and fit in the front seat comfortably if I remember correctly. She's 5'8". It was just DD and I at the time, so I never really paid attention.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting Commander Shepard:" I had her behind my passenger seat. My sister came to visit us and fit in the front seat comfortably ... [snip!] ... front seat comfortably if I remember correctly. She's 5'8". It was just DD and I at the time, so I never really paid attention."


Well I hardly ever have anyone in the front seat. If I do, I'm usually at drill so I don't even have seats in my car. Lol. Hmm. Definitely something I'll ponder!!

SuperOvulator;♥ ;] 2 kids; North Carolina 9984 posts
4th Dec '12

How the hell does an oil change cost $100?? I pay $20 for mine :?

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting SuperOvulator;♥ ;]:" How the hell does an oil change cost $100?? I pay $20 for mine :?"


Full synthetic. MUCH better on the car. And lasts a lot longer.