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07-09-2008 04:47 PM  9 years agoPost 41
Topher

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I still work on my cars. Yes, Ford believes in riveting everything and never using screw type fasteners. Ever work on a Honda? Theres not even enough space in the engine compartment to drop a quarter.

will wash your heli for a quarter

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07-09-2008 05:07 PM  9 years agoPost 42
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Other than changing a battery, I have never worked on a Honda.
I have had others service the fluids and brake pads/tires but other than that I have never had anything break. EVER!

170K miles on an Accord.
Currently at 6 years and 52 thousand miles on my current Civic. No problems of any kind. Muffler and exhaust system rust free.

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07-09-2008 05:27 PM  9 years agoPost 43
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Yea I work on my Hondas. I have an 98 Civic with 140K on it and its easy to work on. All it has needed was a timing belt wich took me about 4 hours to replace. I can get any part I need for it online for a reasonable price. The car get about 38MPG and has been great if you want relable no thrills transportation. I also had a 97 Accord that someone beat the crap out of. It was not pretty but it was reliable and ran better than my GM cars did. My life has gotten a lot easier since I started buying Hondas for everyday transportation.

I also have a 01 Yukon Denali with 105K on it. AC compressor went out, door switches went out, auto ride is out, rear main leaks, consel is falling apart, and the truck rattles when you go over bumps. I need a big SUV becase I have a family of 6 and need to tow a TT. Hopefully someday honda makes a big SUV that can tow!!!

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07-09-2008 05:31 PM  9 years agoPost 44
kryptik

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I've had 7 Fords over the past 20 years. Only one of them was a POS.
What does your wife drive?

If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn't ...

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07-09-2008 06:00 PM  9 years agoPost 45
quattrokid73

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Kirk, does the new Pilot have an increased towing capacity over the old one?

Aero-Model/Hacker Brushless/Mikado 2007

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07-09-2008 06:33 PM  9 years agoPost 46
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What does your wife drive?
Mercedes of course! and a Mazda Protege during the salty road season.

I drive a Ford Lightning for fun and a Dodge Dakota with 145K miles on it, still going strong!

Diejenigen, die nicht lernen aus den Fehlern der Vergangenheit bestimmt sind, zu wiederholen.

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07-09-2008 07:10 PM  9 years agoPost 47
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I like to drive my vespa for fun

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07-09-2008 07:13 PM  9 years agoPost 48
kirk

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Per the specs on the honda website:

4,500-lb Towing Capacity (4WD)

I need something that tows at least 8000 Pounds. I head west and the altitude is 10,000 feet so that makes it even harder to find something. The Yukon gets about 14mpg and most small SUV's (like the pilot) get around 17mpg which is also something that I consider. I would rather have the extra room for the dogs and all of the kids crap even though I loose 3MPG...

Reguarding the topic, I do not really care much for the new ford that is shown in this thread. I do like some of Fords SUV's like the newer expedition (I got a buddy who has a really nice one)...

Kirk

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07-09-2008 07:14 PM  9 years agoPost 49
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I like to drive my vespa for fun
Whadda Chick magnet!

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07-09-2008 07:26 PM  9 years agoPost 50
SSN Pru

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Yeah, I just ride it at night so my friends can't recognize me. I drilled the exhaust out too so it has a nice deep rumble reminiscient of a nice V-8 exhaust

The bad boy gets over 60mpg too so I can ride the stupid thing all I want. haha!

I like to do burnouts on it too. It's tough to work the throttle, break and lift the rear end up enough to let the wheels spin real good

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07-09-2008 07:51 PM  9 years agoPost 51
derek533

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^^Your words are completely meaningless with out pics and a video!!

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07-09-2008 08:09 PM  9 years agoPost 52
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Your words are completely meaningless with out pics and a video!!
Agreed! Video! Video! Video!

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07-09-2008 09:47 PM  9 years agoPost 53
quattrokid73

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hey man don't knock vespas. they will get you all the hot european chicks and all the snoody stylish chicks at the same time.

Aero-Model/Hacker Brushless/Mikado 2007

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07-09-2008 10:19 PM  9 years agoPost 54
SSN Pru

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Your words are completely meaningless with out pics and a video!!
Yeah Right! I will not be duped so easily!
hey man don't knock vespas. they will get you all the hot european chicks and all the snoody stylish chicks at the same time.
I forgot to mention my 22in. wheels with spinners. Man they are hot as hell on that damned Vespa! I have to carry a club with me everywhere I ride to beat the ladies back

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07-09-2008 10:23 PM  9 years agoPost 55
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Yeah Right! I will not be duped so easily!
What if we took up a collection? I'll pitch in $5.00 to see the video

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07-10-2008 03:35 AM  9 years agoPost 56
Inspector Fuzz

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@Umdpru

RE: your vespa.

You know what they say about fat chicks and mopeds?

They're both fun to ride....until your friends find out!!!!

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07-10-2008 01:55 PM  9 years agoPost 57
Learn to Fly

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Ever work on a Honda? Theres not even enough space in the engine compartment to drop a quarter.
Its because they dont need to be worked on.

Ford leaves you plenty of room to work on their crap!!! Ok I loved my Mustang GT, But I built it myself!!

91 Honda Accord EX wagon 300K+(speedo died at 290K) miles. Still ran great. Interior was shot from job, dogs...needed shocks, few other items. Cheaper to get another.

93 Honda Accord LX 250K, still ran great. Got hit a few times and did not want wife driving it anymore. Ran into guard rails, hit a tree at 30mph head on, held brick on gas at junk yard for 5 mins and it would not blow up!! WE TRIED SO HARD!!!

93 Honda Accord EX 175K still going strong, but again all whacked up from wife going to school. So may look at getting a 2000 Accord.

2004 Honda Pilot EX-L 110K, best car I ever owned. Great use of space, runs smooth, lots of power.

My Dad just got an 07 Mercury Mountaineer...I think its junk the way it rides compared to my car. Plus it just looks cheaply made. He was a Lincoln man before that...WHAT JUNK THEY ARE!!! hahahaha!!!

My opinion of course.


Jeff
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07-10-2008 03:08 PM  9 years agoPost 58
Topher

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Your opinion is similar to mine. My honda may not be that much fun to drive or look like much but the powertrain is solid. My stepdad has a 08 explorer(same thing as a mountaineer) and its very cheaply built. Reminds me of a VW.

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