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Re: Our talks about "Modern" crap products...Yesterday, I chatted quite a while with our Mechanic.

May 06, 2024 07:02AM
I bought my 2015 Toyota Camry in 2018. It had 32,000 mi on it at the time and has never been wrecked. Since I only drive around 4,000 mi a year, all I've had done are oil changes. My son has a 2014 Toyota Camry that we bought 2 years ago and my daughter has a 2020 Mazda 6 that we got last summer. We are all very happy with our cars and they haven't had any problems whatsoever.

I drove a Mazda 626 from 1986-2018. Loved that make and model and bought a new Mazda in 1986, 1990, and 2000. When I bought my first one Consumer Reports had the Toyota Camry as the #1 car and the Mazda 626 as the number 2 car. I chose the Mazda because they had a 2-door hatchback model and Yoyota didn't. When my 18 yr old Mazda was about to bite the dust, I wanted a car that would hopefully be my last cart but finding a Toyota with low miles was tough. It's not a car people are willing to sell so inventory is low. But I got lucky and found just what I was looking for. I love my car. I think I could probably sell it today for more than I paid for it but I have no desire to do that. It's a great car for me and at my age, after 50 yr of driving a stick shift (all my Mazdas and VW beetles had them) I'm also glad I made the switch from a stick shift to an automatic.




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  Our talks about "Modern" crap products...Yesterday, I chatted quite a while with our Mechanic.

Ramgator102May 04, 2024 02:43PM

  Almost none of this is accurate

LesBaker36May 05, 2024 03:02PM

  I disagree.

Ramgator34May 05, 2024 03:32PM

  This is you complaining about things that aren't real

LesBaker24May 06, 2024 01:30PM

  My rant is backed up by THREE Mechanics at a highly respected Automotive.

Ramgator19May 08, 2024 03:39PM

  Just 12-13 years ago, Honda Elements were EVERYWHERE.

Ramgator14May 08, 2024 03:44PM

  Dude its fairly common knowledge dealerships are a rip off on parts and service

LesBaker19May 09, 2024 03:33AM

  Talked to a Nissan Service Manager about that about 7 years ago.

Ramgator17May 09, 2024 09:22AM

  I would argue that....

JamesJM41May 05, 2024 03:36PM

  Yes! I have very minimal Mechanical skills but even so....

Ramgator22May 05, 2024 03:40PM

  Your right Les

ScRAM20May 08, 2024 04:47PM

  Call yourself lucky. You can call ME wrong all you want . Mine is just opinion.

Ramgator17May 09, 2024 02:23AM

  That's insane I do believe Hondas and Tototas are bullet proof

ferragamo7916May 09, 2024 02:47PM

  My 1993 Civic went for 212,000. I REALLY should have kept it.

Ramgator14May 09, 2024 04:02PM

  We had a few Chevy pickups....

JamesJM16May 09, 2024 04:52PM

  Re: Our talks about "Modern" crap products...Yesterday, I chatted quite a while with our Mechanic.

SeattleRam34May 05, 2024 06:36PM

  We have decided Toyota will be next. USED to be Hondas for my Wife.

Ramgator23May 06, 2024 03:37AM

  I have owned one Toyota...

JamesJM25May 06, 2024 01:11PM

  I REALLY want a Tacoma truck but will probably get a Carolla. Thing is....

Ramgator12May 06, 2024 04:09PM

  These days....

JamesJM21May 06, 2024 04:37PM

  Try looking at a Nissan Frontier

RAMbler18May 08, 2024 04:13PM

  I have a Nissan Frontier

sstrams16May 08, 2024 04:26PM

  I'll be told I'm wrong by Board experts but cars have little value at all as soon as you drive off the lot.

Ramgator21May 09, 2024 02:34AM

  REally I had 2004 and 2009 CRV

ferragamo7927May 06, 2024 06:17PM

  Ex and I bought one in 2007. Yes they were but....

Ramgator27May 07, 2024 01:44PM

  Re: Our talks about "Modern" crap products...Yesterday, I chatted quite a while with our Mechanic.

MamaRAMa29May 06, 2024 07:02AM

  Re: Our talks about "Modern" crap products...Yesterday, I chatted quite a while with our Mechanic.

SeattleRam15May 06, 2024 12:00PM

  YT car channels

SeattleRam15May 06, 2024 12:10PM

  How many of you with push button start vehicles

IowaRam26May 09, 2024 05:08AM

  I did something much worse....

JamesJM15May 09, 2024 06:08AM

  Re: How many of you with push button start vehicles

21Dog18May 09, 2024 06:09AM

  Same here.....

JamesJM21May 09, 2024 06:41AM

  Did you.....

ScRAM23May 09, 2024 08:49AM

  NO...

JamesJM16May 09, 2024 10:44AM

  Anyone have a car that shuts down every time you stop??

Ramgator21May 09, 2024 09:17AM

  Both our Jeeps do that

IowaRam23May 09, 2024 12:55PM

  That CANNOT be good for an engine.

Ramgator15May 09, 2024 03:53PM

  The only thing that might save the engine..

sstrams17May 09, 2024 03:57PM