I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: OT - Need a daily pavement-pounder. Opinions?
No Mazda? I like my Mazda, heck of a decent vehicle.
We have owned exactly 2 VW's, and both had problems. Every one I have ever seen is also quirky as hell. I stay away from them now. A friend got 460,000 miles out of his Jetta, why not one of them? Who cares about looks, you need reliability. A friend just got a diesel Jetta for $1,000, gets 35 mpg.
Honda's are nice, longevity is good, as is the ride, but parts can get pricey. Up here people run Saabs, expensive sounding name, but they're actually cheap to run, moreso than the Honda's.
You've got the right idea about looking up parts. Look up starters, CV shafts, and exhaust parts. Don't forget the plugs, cap, rotor, wires, air filter, and timing belt. Check out the electrical system, it's trhe hardest to diagnose and the most expensive to fix.
Winter Harbor, Maine
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled!
It's a Jeep, Chevy, IHC kinda thing!