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01 February 2010 @ 12:40 pm
Car advice please?  

Ugh, just took my insurance off the Beetle. Well, not all of it. It still has the part of the insurance that covers it in case something unforeseen happens like the roof of the garage caving in or something. But I don't see myself driving again until April or May because I simply cannot afford the part to fix it.

Does anyone know of any car models that have really good engine and transmission life? Having a car I paid $30K for die after $60K miles is really disheartening and having the person I got it from not help me at all makes me greatly distrust dealers. So I have decided to ask the consumers because I feel I will get a much more honest answer.

The one car I would love to get after this is all done is a Volvo, but unfortunately, I have heard they can be a real pain in the ass from people that own them.

Moral to the story: ALWAYS get an extended powertrain warranty.

I feel: cynicalcynical
I'm listening to: KQ Morning Show Playback
Elsie Coolingenwd_den_mum on February 1st, 2010 06:50 pm (UTC)
I've had friends who have had fantastic luck with Hondas and Toyotas. Both cars are nearly 20 years old and still going strong.
Lady Manson: misc - smg cute orangeladymanson on February 1st, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I have been hearing a lot of good things about both of those cars, so now I'm trying to lean towards one of them that has a lot of torque. I love a lot of torque.
vltavska: Clairevltavska on February 1st, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
I have a mitsubishi colt. One of the cheapest cars on the market in Australia, and so far it's been nothing but awesome. From the outside it looks tiny, but on the inside it's more like a small station wagon. I've had it nearly two years. I pretty much intent to have it for ten years. :)
But I guess if you don't have the money to fix the current one, it will be a while before you get a new new car? :(
Lady Mansonladymanson on February 1st, 2010 08:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's the problem of it all. I have to save up just to get the part. The Beetle is entirely paid off and I do love it, so I don't want to sell it at all. I would have a car payment that I couldn't really pay anyway. It's all very aggravating.
(Anonymous) on February 2nd, 2010 12:48 am (UTC)
Let´s think mmm all depend of how many years you want to have the car with you but a chevy works well. and also a escape and mondeo
Pageavenue57pageavenue57 on February 2nd, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)
ive been around cars all my life my dads a mechanice and i know a bit, from my own expierence older cavaliers are awesome i had a 94 and i put well over 200,000 miles on it and needed very few parts here and there and it was even in a bad accident in between there, now i have a dodge neon and i drive it everywhere been to chicago rhode island south carolina and its a 00 i live in pa so those are some distances...

stay away from grand ams nothing but trouble
- Inspiration, Like a Heartbeat, Is But a Whisperbl_graphics on February 3rd, 2010 01:24 am (UTC)
I'm a tried and true Mustang and Chevy Silverado girl. Between me and my family that seems to be all we've ever driven. They're easy to get fixed, pretty cheap to keep and they last.
Lady Mansonladymanson on February 3rd, 2010 05:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm SO happy to hear good Mustang news! I really want a 5th generation Mustang someday. :)
- Inspiration, Like a Heartbeat, Is But a Whisperbl_graphics on February 4th, 2010 03:13 am (UTC)
They're awesome. So far we've had '90, '92, '96 and '01 models, plus one from the early 80's, not sure on the year though. All have had tons of miles on them with no major problems. The only thing we ever did to them was normal wear and tear, nothing expensive at all. Our neighbor has a '08 model and is absolutely in love with it. And me personally, I want to find a nice restored '67. :P

Needless to say, we love our Mustangs!