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Old 09-24-2022, 09:15 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
90 day: 35.35 mpg (US)

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90 day: 34.2 mpg (US)

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When I considered moonlighting with Uber, I had my 2006 TSX inspected as required, which was like 6 years old at the time. The shop said my caliper was seizing and a few other things I don't remember.

I replaced the caliper (myself) like a dummy, and afterwards realized why they thought the caliper was bad. My parking brake sticks when it freezes because there is a hole in the brake line, which accumulates water and then doesn't release when it freezes. A couple of times I drove about a mile before realizing the issue.

No shop is adept enough to diagnose such an issue. It takes someone with a knowledge of the history to identify it.

My question is, did you buy from a stealership, or the owner? You can always get the history from the owner, or realize they are evasive and avoid them. Stealerships are launderers of vehicles. They claim ignorance of all things, yet charge a premium price. Why some people pay a premium for ignorance is beyond me.
From a dealership and as far as I know, they bought it from an auction.
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BTW, is car #10 the ones you've owned, or includes all you've driven?
I believe that I have owned 10 personal cars in 22 years.
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