Dang, One little comment about the Civic Si sure opened up a can of worms!
Actually in a related comment, i was playing a bit of leapfrog yesterday with an Eagle Talon. We were even at the light but unfortunately it was only a short distance to the next light and the traffic was backed up from that one. I had to move over behind him to take the entrance ramp onto the Interstate, and thought he seemed to be moving pretty slow on the curve. Another thing that impresses me about the Bonneville- i can corner pretty well for it being such a heavy car. Those 225/60-16'* do their job.
Was Covington'* price too high? What should the repair normally cost
I started to document this under http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...pic.php?t=4993
and the situation has gotten worse:
early May: Traction off/ABS/SES lights coming on sporatically. Brought it in, $1100 for a new Pressure Modulator Valve (apparently the most expensive part of the ABS system).
two weeks later: Traction off/ABS/SES lights coming on sporatically. $500 for new speed sensor on right front wheel.
two days later: SES light coming on at times. Brought it in and they said "old codes are reseting, all codes related to problems you had before you brought it in the first time. We cleared the history codes and now the light hasn't come on again." They had the balls to charge me $80 to tell me nothing was wrong with my car, except the codes needed clearing (which unless i'm mistaken, should have been done EVERYTIME i brought it in for work).
Last time i was there the service guy finally said, "If it comes on again i won't charge you for the diagnostic- and i'll do my best to get you a loaner". That'* a good thing since i'm a single guy with a single car who is sick of asking his friends for favors.
Guess what happened this morning? Yup, SES light came on again. WTF??
Rant over, let the comments begin.
PS. Even with SES/Traction Off/ABS lights flashing rapidly, my sick and wounded car has more torque than a Civic Si.