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which car should i take to oregon this x-mas
Posted 26 September 2003 - 07:30 AM
we have the 86 turbo wagon (288k original) runs great, no leaks, no funny noises, doesn't burn much of anything, new clutch, etc.. BUT, i am gonna have to get the cv's changed.. now the kicker is the mileage, and the black tar like stuff i keep gettin offa the radiator cap.. the car doesn't use any coolant, or ever need refilling.. it does get warm (not overheating tho)sittin in traffic unless i turn on the electric fan (only fan on it) and when i do check the coolant, the radiator cap has this black tar like stuff on it..
the other choice i have is to take the 89 acura integra (automatic and 170k) it smokes a little, burns a little oil, the auto trans had a problem awhile back shifting, a trans flush seemed to fix that. bout all i would have to do to it before we left is change the timing belt and water pump, front end alignment and maybe some tires.. drivin this i worry about the transmission goin out half ways there, so i'm not sure what to drive
any suggestions on what i should drive on this 6k mile trip.. i've driven the soob 12k since feb. this year.. only had the acura for about 4k miles... both get 30+ mpg, both are comfortable, both drive well, but any opinions would be appreciated... i do know if i drive the ole soob and i break down somewhere, i could prolly get some help from some of you all.. with the acura i'd be up a creek without a paddle, lol.
Posted 26 September 2003 - 08:40 AM
Brand new (or nearly so) car, breakdowns are someone elses problem. If you have coverage on your personal cars you can safely waive the insurance.
There ya go, have a good trip!
Posted 26 September 2003 - 09:00 AM
Posted 26 September 2003 - 09:55 AM
how do you know the 288k is original?
Posted 26 September 2003 - 10:09 AM
i had to put a clutch in it, and i replaced the trans with one that didn't whine.. so i guess its not completely original.. but pretty dern close..
Timing belts were done shortly before i bought the car, so they don't have but maybe 15-20k on them...
as for selling the acura, don't think that'll happen.. its too nice, and noone will give me what i want for it since its only got a bluebook of like $1200... i think my soob bluebooks for more than the acura, even with all the miles..
and i'll only be 24 by the time we leave so renting a car is outa the question... would definitely go that route if i could tho
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