Power steering system shot.

mills

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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.
 

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My father's friend needed an alternator for a Hyundai that was out warranty... $270 just for the part. WTF?
 

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My father's friend needed an alternator for a Hyundai that was out warranty... $270 just for the part. WTF?
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.
 

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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. :)
 
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Should have just got a suicide knob.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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...
 

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

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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.
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.