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Old 10-26-2018, 12:03 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Old 10-26-2018, 12:05 PM   #32 (permalink)
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A fluid and filter change is all that is required. However it is critical as ATF fluid breaks down over time. It is also important to put in the correct type of fluid per the manufacturer’s spec.
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Old 10-26-2018, 12:10 PM   #33 (permalink)
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A fluid and filter change is all that is required. However it is critical as ATF fluid breaks down over time. It is also important to put in the correct type of fluid per the manufacturer’s spec.
Agreed, but the common thread is that transmissions die under the operation of these 2 individuals. Plenty of other people I know drive older cars, and similarly neglect maintenance, and don't have dying transmissions. I know it's anecdotal, but I also see the similarities in the way the 2 people drive.

Give me a Camry and I'll drive it 300,000 miles without a single ATF change. Not saying neglecting maintenance is fine, only saying that many (most?) people don't keep up on these things and they don't have problems. BTW, the Camry manual only says to check the fluid every 30k miles, and says nothing about a change interval. Other cars specify an interval of 100k to 150k miles.
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Old 10-26-2018, 09:13 PM   #34 (permalink)
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follows people too close in traffic and uses the pedals as on/off switches. Even when nobody is on the road, she'll alternate between heavy acceleration and backing completely off the throttle, often causing a downshift and then an upshift.

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Old 10-31-2018, 11:10 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Found a 2013 C-Max hybrid SEL with all options, a reconstructed title, and 44,000 miles on the odometer. Talked the Russian down to $7k on it. Sending the poor girl to get it this morning.

It had been rear ended but I see no frame damage, the repair was made with OEM parts, and everything functions properly.
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Old 10-31-2018, 11:12 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Sounds like a nice find to me. I'd be all over that haha.
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Old 10-31-2018, 11:20 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Yeah, I'm jealous now because it's a nicer car than anything I have, and I paid $13k for a branded title Prius Plug-in that was 2 years old, and $17k for my TSX when it was 4 years old.

The silly thing is, our friend kept having me look at ads for things like a Jeep Compass AWD, and other SUV/CUV with automatic transmissions. She'll blow the tranny for sure, especially in something as shoddy as a Jeep. That rubbish heap has a meager 155 hp motor that gets 23 MPG. Edmunds comment was why would you buy the Compass when everything else in the class is better.

There was controversy when it came out because Ford rated them at 47 MPG, but it turns out they are more like 40 MPG in the average owners hands. I'm hoping our friend can crack 40 MPG and get addicted to saving money at the pump.
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Old 10-31-2018, 01:39 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Congratulations from Ford C-max hybrid Question how does sheet metal look like? no rust? Because in Europe, Ford knows that after 2 years, rust eats the whole car
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Old 10-31-2018, 02:13 PM   #40 (permalink)
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No rust. We don't use salt in Oregon, so rust is hardly ever an issue.

The friend is headed to the DMV as we speak. Hoping this car serves her well despite her driving style.

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