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Discussion in 'Wackbag Home Improvement & Car Repair' started by mills, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    'nother $400. Fuckin car's falling apart. I think I agree with the guy who trashed Kias in my last thread from a few weeks ago. Like so many other products, they're built to be fine during the warranty period (10 yrs in this case), after that, good luck bro.
     
  2. Sinn Fein

    Sinn Fein Infidel and White Interloper
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    My father's friend needed an alternator for a Hyundai that was out warranty... $270 just for the part. WTF?
     
  3. Ballbuster1

    Ballbuster1 In The Danger Zone...
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    Most foreign car parts are getting higher in price if they're made outside the US.
    Taxes and shipping costs are doing that. Honda and Toyota have always been very
    high with that respect. All things considered though, most Jap/Korean cars are
    less to maintain than US cars and always cheaper than Euro cars.
    Benz, BMW, VW/Porshe/Audi, Volvo and Saab are all ass fuckers.
    British cars are just for queers.
     
  4. Sinn Fein

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    That price was at NAPA, not even the Hyundai dealer. They said there aren't as many outfits remanufacturing the Hyundai stuff compared to the Honda/Toyota/Nissan stuff so the prices are higher.

    I can get an alternator for my Honda for $100 if I needed one. But, I still got 4 more years of powertrain warranty so I'm good. :)
     
  5. B54

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    Should have just got a suicide knob.
     
  6. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    +1

    Exhaust leak now. How much do those run?
     
  7. Don the Radio Guy

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    If it's more than 10 years old, that's your problem. Kias didn't start being good cars until about 5 years ago.
     
  8. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    Again... did you look into reman parts?
     
  9. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    I will this time if it's expensive, but thanks for the reminder either way. I didn't know til after I posted that the symptom can result from a variety of parts failing. Waiting for the word.
     
  10. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    I don't doubt that but it's just funny that 3 things happen in a row just after the 10 year warranty has expired. Where have I heard that song before...
     
  11. Dikbag

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    How do you know they are good cars now. A Kia built 5 years ago isn't over ten years old yet.
     
  12. weeniewawa

    weeniewawa it's a man, baby!!!

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    I need an alternator for my 06 beetle and it is over $300
     
  13. Don the Radio Guy

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    Good point, but the build quality is obviously better. You can tell by driving one. The 2007 or 2008 Sonata I almost bought was every bit as good as an Accord or Camry in the build quality and feel. The Optima is the same as a Sonata now. Both brands make the top ten in J.D. Power's quality rankings most years. This year only Hyundai did, but Kia wasn't far behind.
     

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