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Old 4th August 2013, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by mcalleyboy View Post
I thought about getting a tricycle first thing and wished I had bought it new, dang. My wife bought this car and it needs to much work, she brought along a local mechanic and he said it was good, LOL, good for him, lol, dang...If I could sue him I would, he would be the first person I have ever taken to court for money.

Windows all messed up, no air what so ever, no fan, nothing, drive pulley needs fixing every so often, can't get parts the break system needs to be completely overhauled, brakes work and I changed the pads but when I took everything apart I could see that I need new rear end rims and a parking brake, I can do the parking brake.

The positive things about the car is the engine seems to be good, it doesn't burn oil at all, I don't need to put oil in, just change it, bought new tires 3 years ago and they still look new, tread and all, front end been completely overhauled, bearings, shock struts.

We had the car for sale at 65,000P same price I paid for it and then put another 50,000P to make it worth while driving, my wife tried to sell it and the guy only offer us 40,000 Peso's, gonna keep it for now but I will eventually get tricycle too.
I sure know what you mean on the cost of parts and repair etc. Eats you alive just to keep it drivable. Then there is the license fee and insurance every year. For those reason too, our trike has been the best thing. A good quality tire in our area is only about P1,100. For oil changes it uses only one liter on each oil change. Uses only one spark plug rather than 4, 6, or 8 for a car or van. A complete tune-up still only costs me P100. Yep, I'll keep our trike and when time, I'll buy another one. I just want nothing to do with the "local" Honda 155's. Seem to be sub standard with a host of design flaws built in.
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