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        07-20-2012, 12:23 AM
      #11
    Green Broke
    Haha me dos...at least in this case...after its third trip to Firestone I retired it and got my Escape brand new...wish I had gotten my truck but oh well next year ill get it haha!
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        07-20-2012, 01:26 AM
      #12
    Trained
    I was listening to some car consumer report the other day. It said cars are designed to only last 10 years before they break down, how nice.
         
        07-20-2012, 01:45 AM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Well it fits...the mazda is 10 this year....grrrr ima push it off a bridge...or sell it to a chop shop...i swear haha
         
        07-20-2012, 01:46 AM
      #14
    Green Broke
    Then again. My dad had a 20 yr old honda that he drove the 2 hours to work every day and sold it to a kid who used it for 3 more years before his brother broke all the windows....idk haha
         
        07-20-2012, 02:37 AM
      #15
    Showing
    I am no stranger to car trouble.. mine would physically shut down WHILE I was on the highway. The brakes wouldn't work.. it wouldn't start, it'd lock me out..

    Just... URGH.

    I don't think it's you, I think it's just bad quality cars.
         
        07-20-2012, 02:55 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    ^^ maybe sky! I hope so. I don't want my escape to break down too!

    So my parents and I decided....were not even going to try and fix it...im going down tomorrow to pick it up, and im going to bring it back to my barracks and let it die in the parking lot.
         
        07-20-2012, 03:49 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
    I am no stranger to car trouble.. mine would physically shut down WHILE I was on the highway. The brakes wouldn't work.. it wouldn't start, it'd lock me out..

    Just... URGH.

    I don't think it's you, I think it's just bad quality cars.
    Wow, that would scare me to death!

    I had this experience (no brakes) happen w a mere "go cart". I had only "participated" in riding one for the kid's sake. The brakes were just - non-existant.and it kept going faster! NEEDLESS to say...never again, but to lose your brakes in a REAL car, on the highway??!! WOW!
         
        07-21-2012, 03:08 AM
      #18
    Green Broke
    That's all a bit strange.

    My mother used to have a car and a mechanic who was really great and all and affordable, but she'd bring it in to get fixed and a few months later, something else would break. Again and again. She ended up going to a different mechanic and it stopped breaking - maybe it was just a coincidence, but perhaps you should try a different mechanic?

    If you're not going to fix it, you can sell it for parts. You won't make your money back but it's better than nothing. Like for my car, just to buy one front headlight is $100 second hand. If you've replaced a lot of things they'll be practically new parts. Pull it apart and sell things on ebay or something.
         
        07-21-2012, 04:47 PM
      #19
    Green Broke
    Saskie- I've had it at 3 different mechanics. So its not just somebody trying to rip me off.
    Its just getting old and falling apart. Like I said its ten years old this year so im not really suprised. As of right now im just going to pick it up from my friends, bring it back and use it till it dies. Then ill probably take it to a yard and see what I can get for it.
         
        07-21-2012, 08:31 PM
      #20
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Missy May    
    Wow, that would scare me to death!

    I had this experience (no brakes) happen w a mere "go cart". I had only "participated" in riding one for the kid's sake. The brakes were just - non-existant.and it kept going faster! NEEDLESS to say...never again, but to lose your brakes in a REAL car, on the highway??!! WOW!
    Yeah that was terrifying.. it happened more than once too. The first time was on a dead quiet time on the highway, but after that it happened during the day, etc. :/

    Glad I sold that car to someone that fixed him up and now he runs fine.
         

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