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markz2kmarkz2k Posts: 112
edited March 20 in General
Excuse me, but where's the restroom? :)
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  • Down the Hall, past Warranties, you'll see a sign that says Danger, High Voltage. It's right in there.
  • markz2kmarkz2k Posts: 112
    OW! That hurt! I'm gonna sue! :)
  • seeligseelig Posts: 590
    to that too........say 60/40 sound bout right?
  • Nope, you can't. There was a sign on the door.
  • markz2kmarkz2k Posts: 112
    60/40 is ok with me. Just have to convince the jury the sign didn't matter. (Shouldn't be too tough.) Maybe Edmunds should just settle? Exclusive use of an '02 BMW 330I for 3 years will do.
  • seeligseelig Posts: 590
    now thaat's a sweet machine.....wifey wants the 328I convert............but yeah, i didn't see a sign either......i think we got em......<;)
  • Next time, no witnesses........
  • markz2kmarkz2k Posts: 112
    So, do I come down to the LA offices to pickup my 330, or will you deliver? :)

    BMW just did the "Drive to find a cure" (for breast cancer) event out here, I got to drive a 330 (and 325, and X5, and 540, and 530, and 740, and Z3) for 10 miles each. What a blast! Check out BMWUSA.com for when they'll be in your neighborhood.
  • Has anyone had any success getting Ford/Nissan to pay for replacement of broken exhaust manifold bolts when vehicle is out of warranty? Mechanic told me the heads must be removed to gain access to drill out the broken studs. Are there any other fixes available? Per the NHTSA site "consumer complaints" this is a common problem for this model. Some have had it done 2 or more times.
  • hrvathrvat Posts: 18
    Hi:

    It seems this website is quite different from the last time I was here. Previously, if I wanted to read reviews from the posters here, I would simply go to Nissan (for example) and then click on REVIEWS and it would take me to all of the postings for that specific car and model.

    How do I access this page?
    Heeeeeelp!!!
  • Hello and welcome back!

    Did you access the Nissan(or whatever make/model) from the home page? Click on New or Used, choose the make, then model. At the top of the info page for that model, click on Reviews. At the top of the page under the title "Overview", click on "Consumer Ratings & Comments".

    Hope this helps!

    KarenS
    Senior Host
    Owner's Clubs

    Karen-Edmunds Community Manager

  • My vehicle was not driven for about 4-5 months. When I tried to start it, the battery appeared to be dead -- so I called AAA. They said it wasn't the battery, but the starter. The vehicle was towed to a dealership who called the next day to say it was the battery. But, they needed to perform a complete diagnostic test which required a new battery. Fine -- So they called back 3 hours later to say that the engine had to be replaced because it was locked up. The rebuilt engine is not available so they have to order it new at a cost of $7500.00. I told him to stop working.

    How could they perform any type of diagnostic test if the engine was "locked up". Where else can I go to get the engine replaced, if necessary? or do I want to have this current engine rebuilt?? It is a 5-speed, V-6, 2.5L. It has about 57000 miles on it, excellent maintenance history and no prior problems. Now what???
  • tan7tan7 Posts: 5
    I bought my Audi A4 just two months ago and at 300 miles i already heard some tick sound at the passenger side,i bring the car to the dealer and they told me that it was a suspension bushing. they order the part and after two weeks of waiting for the part finally came. they said they fix it,as soon as I came out of the dealer lot i still heard that tick sound.I called them the following day and they told me that the mechanic test drove it and they dont hear anymore sound.they put more than 50 miles on my car in one day and they dont hear the tick sound. is there any honest dealer in LA I dont want to go back again in KEYES AUDI. I have a bad experience in that place.
  • TAN 7----You can get the name of another dealer by calling: 1-800-FOR-AUDI

    MMAKHER--this is a very odd story that doesn't make sense to me as presented. What it sounds like is either a) you stopped driving the car when it started making horrible noises and was ready to seize up or b) you just shut down a normally operating engine and it seized up by itself?

    Possibly this is a mis-diagnosis, in that the starter motor has jammed in the flywheel, and this will keep the engine from turning and of course the starter from operating. I suggest you have the starter removed and then test for a seized engine. This is a proper diagnosis.

    CONTOUR6--if you don't see this subject in the list of our discussion here, start a new discussion on the Villager intake studs and see if someone has had any luck tracking down some sort of "hidden warranty" on this.

    Mr. Shiftright
    Host
  • mjbwrtrmjbwrtr Posts: 172
    i was driving down the highway tonight and i remembered that someone told me to shift to neutral in my automatic Ranger to get better mileage. i wanted to see if there was truth to it so i shifted. well...the gearshift slipped past "N" into REVERSE. the truck made a "wham" noise and acted as if it had hit a bump, in the split second it took me to return to "drive."
    no strange noises since and no problems. i am sure someone, somewhere else, has done this before...any advice? i am under warranty...should i take it into the service department on monday and admit what a retard i am?
  • Well NOOOOOOOOOOOO....you don't wanna do that.

    You're probably fine. If it didn't break, you're lucky.

    And who is giving you this kind of advice? Shifting a car into neutral is dangerous...it's tough on brakes and you have no power for maneuvers.

    Consider that you got a shocking but not drastic lesson in not listening to well-meaning people who don't know too much about cars.
  • cacoscacos Posts: 1
    Somebody knows where I can take my old Audi (1987) to repair?. Quality but cheap near Phoenix..
  • Well, quality and cheap don't often go together, but quality and fair might.

    Gee, I wish you were Bay Area on west here I could hook you up.

    If it's just straightforward work, a VW specialist would feel pretty comfortable with your car, except for the Quattro system perhaps.
  • Does anyone know where I can find information on how to spot whether a car has had body repair performed on it? Ideally, something showing pictures of telltales signs of structural damage, etc.

    Thanks,
    Jon
  • Here's a site with a few tips:


    http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/ppd/bcp/car/usedcar.cfm


    I'll tell you one thing though Jon...if the car was repaired well, you may never be able to tell. Mostly its the bad jobs you can spot.


    Also, you can pay a small fee to www.carfaxonline.com, and submit the VIN #, and they will tell you if the car was ever totalled (but they can't tell if it just had a fender bender).


    First thing I look for is overspray...where paint appears on tires, rubber seals, door locks, etc. And a small magnet is a great tool for detecting plastic bondo...but keep in mind of course than many bumpers and rocker panels these days are not metal!

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