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Old 12-13-2005, 11:38 PM   #11
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thats the less reliable car i have own, i had 2 honda before , the last one was modded and reving at 8000 rpm everyday, was running like a charm,


what i got on the bonny in less than 2 year:

-3 wheel bearing
-Lower intake manifold.
-Boost control solenoid
-Pressure solenoid (tranny)
-Steering positionning sensor
-Problem with ELC.
-Crankshaft positionning sensor.
-Brake are ready to change.
-Intermediate shaft
-O2 sensor
Waiting for something else soon



BUT, i still love it


Even if sometime i think about how honda was reliable, it was a 91 and the only thing that broke was one motor mount that become loose.
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Old 12-13-2005, 11:45 PM   #12
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well not many 2000+ cars are that reliable anymore, especially hondas, I have known several people with 2000+ hondas/acuras/maximas, etc, and all have had quite a few problems.

they flat out dont make em like they used to, not NEARLY as much R&D and all the money is spent on marketing and trying to make each car look the same as another brand or manufactuer, and with body styles changing every year, and parts changing every year (often parts are NOT changed to be "better" just because they need to "fit" or a different or more often a automotive manufacturer found a cheaper person to make the part for more so they can make 10 bucks extra on each car)

this seems to be true with pretty much all manufacturers. just look how reliable old nissans, hondas, and 3800 cars USED to be. good luck getting any 2000+ to 300k (like a lot of 87-99 h bodies have made it) without TONS of repairs.
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Exactly. I've been driving my T/A, which has almost 200k on it for 4 months now (about 7k miles), and I've put $7.99 into it because the trans mount broke due to hundreds of 3k clutch dumps with tires that stuck. I beat the **** out of it and nothing breaks...

They just aren't built like they used to be.

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Wow ! You sure stirred up a hornet'* nest with that last post dbtk2. I read the list of repairs you posted. To me that don't sound bad at all. I think you're expecting way to much from a car. If you want that kind of reliability, then you have bought yourself a Caterpillar bulldozer. Are you complaining about having to do the maintenance or the expense ? Are you turning your own wrenches or paying somebody else to do it ? And about the power windows, it'* probably the cable on the regulator that is broken and not the motor.
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Wow ! You sure stirred up a hornet'* nest with that last post dbtk2. I read the list of repairs you posted. To me that don't sound bad at all. I think you're expecting way to much from a car. If you want that kind of reliability, then you have bought yourself a Caterpillar bulldozer. Are you complaining about having to do the maintenance or the expense ? Are you turning your own wrenches or paying somebody else to do it ? And about the power windows, it'* probably the cable on the regulator that is broken and not the motor.
read the rest of the replies n00b
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i think people need to not list maintenece items, such as tires, brakes, 02 sensors, battery, etc
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Honestly it sounds like the originator meant through sarcasm that they are please with their car and wanted to share that with the club.
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Default i agree, i think the 2000 ssei is a group of lemons!

I've had mine for three years now, since 43k.
Heres my list:

Intermeadiate Shaft
Leaking moonroof
Leaking Trunk
Oil Pressure Sending Unit
Both Wheel Hub Assemblys
Repair Wiring Harness 4 times due to water damage (all different leaks)
Drivers Door Module
Also have half of LED'* out in stereo head unit
Leds also burned in half the switches
Rear driver window motor

Seems like every few months something goes wrong!
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i understand your sarcasim... HOWEVER... ill disagree

i have only owned his car for a month or two, i know its on its 2nd tranny, 2nd engine, and TONS of lil stuff needs to be fixed... but thats why i bought it
Hazards of making that SSEi the 4th fastest on the planet. Adam put that car through hell.
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Just think if you had that Honda you could have changed 2 rubber timing belts by the time it reaches 120K at $300 - 400 a pop. Then theres the external rust issue and possible blown head gasket.
I know your just being sarcastic but once you reach 160k and had no major engine problems your doing well.
I'll never understand the Honda thing though.....
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