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Old 09-10-2019, 04:53 PM   #721 (permalink)
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Should I buy another Accord? :)

One year older, an additional 16,000 miles, still an automatic (so no 35 MPG), the U means it is a California version or something--a little less power and a more expensive catalytic converter. The CEL means that I would rather troubleshoot my occasional misfire, but what are the chances it is something minor, a million-to-one? https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...6290352923472/

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Old 09-11-2019, 08:27 PM   #722 (permalink)
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Found out this evening that a friend of a friend traded in her immaculate, relatively low-kilometers '08 Prius for peanuts a couple of weeks ago because the "transmission went".
Ah, the Used Car Department's dream...

The transmission in my wife's 2011 minivan with 211,000 miles went a couple months ago. Halfway home from the 1000 Islands. The rental, the one way U Haul with trailer a few nights later to get it home and gas for the U Haul ran about 8 or 9 hundred. The replacement transmission was a $100 deductible.

Hopefully I can stall on replacing the minivan until spring. A pair of snow tires is a lot cheaper than 6 months of payments on the minivan she wants to buy.

Hopefully I'm not trying to sell a 9 year old minivan with a quarter million miles next spring, but I don't know where I can stash it. It's too good to get rid of but not good enough to sell.
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Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
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Old 09-12-2019, 03:08 PM   #723 (permalink)
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The transmission in my wife's 2011 minivan with 211,000 miles went a couple months ago.
What kind of Honda Odyssey is it?

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What did you do here? Such a great summer playground.

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Not with an autotragic transmission you shouldn't!
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:48 PM   #724 (permalink)
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Not with an autotragic transmission you shouldn't!
Thank you for using this lovely term, I didn't know anybody else did so. I have had one auto in the last 7 years and I hated every moment of it (I needed a commuter car on the quick and it was the first $500 car I found that moved under it's own power.)
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Old 09-13-2019, 08:12 PM   #725 (permalink)
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I was sorely tempted by a 2004 Sentra with 104,000 miles for $995.

They want $3,000 for a Saturn, but got rid of the Sentra for "$1,000."

This is the dealership two towns over that had a 2010 Prius for $2,000 and then a 2008 Prius for $2,600: https://showlow.craigslist.org/ctd/d...963942457.html

The 2010 was supposedly nearly $2,600 out the door, so would the Sentra have been $1,300, $1,600, or something else?

I don't know!

It is not on their website, though, so it probably sold, just like the Aveo the same price.

Does anybody want to guess what I do not want?
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I'd do some research. Nissan started using CVTs on those cars at some point, and back then they really did not last. A friend sold one with under 100k miles and he was starting to notice issues with the transmission. I do believe it was a newer body style though.
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I definitely would have researched it, although I was focused on fixing my two Hondas. Unfortunately, I broke something on each of them yesterday. It looks like I will be paying $90 to rent a car.

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