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  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    The site was down this morning or something, but it's all fixed now.
  • chikoochikoo Posts: 3,008
    i agree....
    but then which dealer service is not?

    Meade...u mentioned meineke..and i don't know but in my head i had meineke in the same class as jiffy lube...and i don't want anything going wrong with my brakes....happened to me once in India with my suzuki..after change of brake pads, the very next day the brakes failed right in lane merge....very scary....
    So "even if I burn my money", i would like a good job done and over the years, I have really learned to trust my dealers service(not for price...but quality of service)....

    anyway brake pads were $83 and labor $85 for the change....

    and thanks meade and maltb.....I called the 800 number and YES...they have a FREE kit which will put those ISO latches onto my car....the CR from mazda will be calling up my dealer and set up an appointment for the fitment.

    thanks again!
  • chicagoprochicagopro Posts: 1,009
    If you're not at MAPP, I will pop you in the nose when you come to Chicago.

    :)
  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    Who wet your Wheaties this morning? :) Just kidding. I am going to try to come in the morning/afternoon, then leave around 5pm or so and get to my friend's place. I mean come on now, she's turning 30. That's like a monumental thing, especially for a woman. :)
  • protege_fanprotege_fan Posts: 2,405
    I think it's been said before, but for really minor changes, like oil and brakes, "grease monkeys" are usually sent in to do the job...not the "master" mechanics. True, the dealer should have more knowledge about your particular car, but I think brakes are brakes.
  • chikoochikoo Posts: 3,008
    for the same service that my dealer did they gave me a ballpark figure of $140 + tax.

    meineke...no way...
  • chicagoprochicagopro Posts: 1,009
    Okay, then...glad we got that settled :)
  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    PF: You meant to address that post to Chikoo, nost Ashu. Keep up! :) Just kidding.

    Chikoo: I had the brake pads replaced on my 1999 Protege DX at Goodyear, and never had problems at all. I put about 10K on them, before I traded the car for my 2001 ES. The tuner-up was a different story (they messed it up and made the car idle roughly), but the brakes were fine.
  • chikoochikoo Posts: 3,008
    are u talking to me (chikoo) or Ashu?
    I was the one talking about brakes...not ashu..

    anyway, grease monkeys or not, the fact is that it is finally checked by the QC guy and I trust him for his knowledge about Mazda cars.
  • chikoochikoo Posts: 3,008
    right.....but once u get a brake failure on a highway... i think u will understand what I mean...;)
  • mdaffronmdaffron Posts: 4,421
    "Sorry, but I would think using both would make for an even safer install."

    Do I have to inscribe it on your head with a hot soldering iron? YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO USE BOTH! Doing so, according to the manual, makes the seat less safe! Geesh! Why are you arguing with me about this? The LATCH/Isofix system REPLACES -- NOT COMPLEMENTS -- the seat belt attachment!

    Do you wash the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher too?

    Meade
  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    Been there, done that. I was driving my 1988 Aries and the brakes went out, because I ran the pads down so far that the caliper was sliced. I lost brakes at about 45mph, and about 8 miles from home. I drove the rest of the way home too, and made it fine. The scariest moment was when this car cut me off. I got stopped my locking up my back wheels. Next time, I will park the car and have it towed. :) Also, I won't let the brakes get down that low either. :)
  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    I understand what you are saying, you doofus. I said that you would THINK that using both would make the seat safer. Not the opposite. Get a grip!
  • chikoochikoo Posts: 3,008
    >>>Do you wash the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher too?<<<

    I always have a tiff with my wife on this matter... she wants to clean em and put it in the dishwasher...???? why do I need the dishwasher then??
  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    Keep up! :)
  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    That's just an all around waste of energy to rinse the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. What the hell did I buy a dishwasher for if I have to rinse the dishes? My dad does that sometimes, and it just infuriates me. It's unnecessary, and a waste of energy and money too.
  • protege_fanprotege_fan Posts: 2,405
    Oh if only I were going to MAPP...Splash!!
  • chikoochikoo Posts: 3,008
    but your brakes failed because of U....

    mine failed because of the grease monkey who had an idiot for a supervisor...

    think I will trust those service chains again?
  • mdaffronmdaffron Posts: 4,421
    "Sorry, but I would think using both would make for an even safer install."

    Do I have to inscribe it on your head with a hot soldering iron? YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO USE BOTH! Doing so, according to the manual, makes the seat less safe! Geesh! Why are you arguing with me about this? The LATCH/Isofix system REPLACES -- NOT COMPLEMENTS -- the seat belt attachment!

    Do you wash the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher too?

    Meade
  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    Don't mind if I do...

    Wake up Meade! :)
  • mdaffronmdaffron Posts: 4,421
    I have purchased THREE child safety seats in a year's time -- one rear-facing one for Sean when he was first born, and more recently two forward-facing convertibles to use until he reaches 80 pounds. I have read the magazines, done the comparos, read ALL the instructions (I always do) -- heck, we even attended a child safety seat CLASS at our hospital (a two-night class) before Sean was born!

    Tell me, Mr. Child Safety Seat expert -- how many children do you have? How many child seats have you purchased? How many instruction manuals have you read? How many classes have you taken?

    Please temper your expertise with experience.

    Meade
  • mdaffronmdaffron Posts: 4,421
    Very interesting. I didn't post it twice! Edmunds has been screwed up all morning -- it appears it's even more screwed up than we thought!

    Meade
  • chicagoprochicagopro Posts: 1,009
    Please see post #12312.
  • mdaffronmdaffron Posts: 4,421
    Please see post 2016 in the Yahoo! group.

    Meade
  • chicagoprochicagopro Posts: 1,009
    ...anybody driving anywhere interesting in their PROTEGE?

    I'll start off:

    Driving out to the burbs for the first-ever Chicago-Area Protege Picnic. Even though the weather forecast is WAAAAAAAAAY bad, a few of us are going to stand around in the rain and admire each other's very wet rides. For me, it will be an experience not unlike driving through the car wash :)

    Anybody else?

    --Dale
  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    I will be driving to Virginia, Washington DC, and Baltimore, but in my VW. :) Next weekend, it's DC and then New Jersey. No wonder I have so much mileage already. :)
  • chicagoprochicagopro Posts: 1,009
    No joke!
  • mdaffronmdaffron Posts: 4,421
    D.C. and Baltimore are no more than 50 miles from each other, and D.C. and Virginia butt up to each other. That's like you saying you'll be going to Chicago, Indiana and Lake Michigan, Dale. How far into VA are you going, Paul? You know I'll be very upset if you ever pass through Richmond and don't let me know about it ... I wouldn't want to have to push your Jetta into the James River too!!! ;-)

    To answer Dale's question: We're packing the P5 full of "junque" and taking it to a ... YARD SALE Saturday morning. It's our homeowner's association's "spring cleaning" community yard sale. I'm not a yard sale person -- but if I can make a few hundred bucks from a bunch of browsing weirdos, I guess it's worth it to stand in a parking lot for four hours.

    Meade
  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    Number one, you used my title. :) Just kidding.

    I know, they are not that far apart. I didn't wanna feel left out though. :)

    I am going to be passing through Richmond in July. I am driving to NC for my dad to see our relatives (ugh). I will be with him, and we are leaving late at night though (like 10pm or something) and driving all night to go down. On the way back, I might have to give you a call or something to stop and say hello. That's not until July 5th or something when I will be coming back though.

    My next big trip after NJ and the MAPP III is going to be driving to Chicago for Memorial Day weekend. I am probably not going to take the Jetta on that one though, because I don't wanna put all those miles on my car. Maybe I will get lucky and have to take my car to the shop or something, and get a loaner for the trip. :) Just kidding.

    Oh, and I am going to Florida in October as well. Then New York for Christmas.
  • chikoochikoo Posts: 3,008
    welll u certainly have lotsa time.... if only I could..... wish....wish...

    drive carefully in the night.....
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