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Old 09-17-2022, 11:15 AM   #205 (permalink)
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Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 24.19 mpg (US)

Lafawnda - '01 Honda CBR600 F4i
90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

Big Yeller - '98 Dodge Ram 2500 base
90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

Prius Plug-in - '12 Toyota Prius Plug-in
90 day: 57.64 mpg (US)

Mazda CX-5 - '17 Mazda CX-5 Touring
90 day: 23.6 mpg (US)

Chevy ZR-2 - '03 Chevrolet S10 ZR2
90 day: 17.14 mpg (US)
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Start at $9k and let them talk you down to $7.5

You probably already know this, but 2001 and prior model years all had non-interference engines and timing belts. They would use up the belt like clockwork right around 90k miles, so it was one of those not optional maintenance tasks, but at least the engine wouldn't grenade if you didn't get to it in time.

2002+ went to interference engine and a timing chain. The chain in theory should go as long as the engine. Hopefully it would merely skip a tooth before letting go catastrophically. I've got no experience with what happens when a timing chain wears too much.
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