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KARNUT

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  1. More than a few times in my life a car dealer forgot to disclose a problem they knew about before hand that’s with new or used cars. Anything that has to do with cars is a game and mostly a scam. I had one after the deal was made on a CPO for my daughter. They called me and said the couldn’t certify it unless I put two new tires on it. I had to buy them there. So I passed. Buying a new vehicle is the biggest gamesmanship there is. So I don’t think I’ll burn in hell if I don’t disclose everything to the dealer. I don’t think anyone else will either. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I carry around a duster in the glove box. I also have a reflective widow cover. Sometimes but rarely I use an interior cleaner. I come a long ways from using dish soap for car washing. I did lots of car waxing those days, wonder why?[emoji1787] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. If you mention rubbing alcohol they may say that’s the cause. I was watching a program about sanitizing and cleaning vehicle interior. It was informative about what to use. People have been using bleach and doing damage. I would imagine rubbing alcohol is a no no on certain surfaces. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I’ve always run KOs on my trucks. I never had a flat. Sometimes I would work in Austin where thorny bushes reside on their ROWs. I found a good mix of quiet on road with aggressive enough tread for off road. I never tried anything else because these work for me. Nothing worse than traveling on the HWY hearing tire noise. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I’m surprised that anymore than six forward speeds are needed. It’s no wonder the gears hunt with so many. Coming from a family business there were times we get identical trucks. My father got automatic, I’d usually get a stick for pulling. We we’re still running loud pipes with megaphones tips back in 95 with our V-10 Rams. Following him home from a equipment show I’d here his RPMS changing on hills where I having a stick I’d stay in 5th gear. I’d usually get better fuel mileage. Probably it not being a fuel mileage reason. It’s probably has to do with heat. Remember back to the 3 speed automatic it would take a little more throttle to get them to down shift. I’m with you I’d get a stick in everything if available. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I have on two vehicles an 05 Hyundai Elantra. It already had 10years and 100K drive train. For a little more I added everything. It’s going on third family member. It was our first Hyundai and a fairly new product. Never needed it. Second was a 11 Genesis. It just went off at 100K miles. Same deal. It came in handy. The nav, backup camera radio combo failed just after the 6-60 bumper to bumper. I came out ahead with the 700$ replacement. No out of pocket. If I was to buy an expensive new vehicle I’d spring for extended warranty. Only if it was at the dealer and of course discounted. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. My 14,5.3,345 geared GMC got 22-24 mpg with a 6 speed. 70-75 mph. My 01 Avalanche 5.3 4 speed 373 geared at 172K miles get 16-18 mpg. So I averaged about 4 miles per gallon better with my 14 GMC at the same mph. My in town is about the same at 16 mpg. So all that added technology that added more expensive wear items internally. I’ll pass. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Then you add costly things most people could care less about. Cylinder deactivation and a 8-10 speed transmission in a 1/2 ton. No transmission dip stick. No thank you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. If I found one that nice that old I wouldn’t chance it. But I don’t open sun roofs either. I usually seal them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. It really doesn’t matter, generally. It’s the best guess. My wife’s car the battery in the truck. At 4 years old I started asking, how long. They couldn’t say. Lucky it was in the garage when it failed at just over 4 years. The second one is 6 years old same kind. I’m going to change it just before winter. Like most things auto, best guess. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. If you can get documentation that this is a frequent problem that can’t hurt. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. As I get older I find myself in the same boat as far as yard work. The other factor here is the heat. I’ve been experimenting with roses and morning glory with good results. Meaning I don’t kill them as quick. With my past work schedule I didn’t do much besides law mowing before retirement. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Right out of warranty would be 66K. Almost 10K doubtful. If you’re a frequent flyer and bought multiple vehicles their and use their service department. Maybe. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I do the dipstick pull and refill, I don’t do the flush method. Everyone I know who keeps their GMs over 200K miles goes that way. That’s why I did. I’m new to the high mileage club. I’m usually done at 100K miles or close to it. I don’t like the new GM stuff so I’m trying this out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. There’s still good older trucks to be found that are in decent shape. I see them regularly. I have one. As long as it looks good I’ll drive it. Probably less than 10K miles a year. If I wasn’t retired I’d buy a new like I did every two years around 100-120 K miles. I’d probably lean towards Toyota because they haven’t messed with the thing too much. Unless I could get a GM so much cheaper that extended warranty would cover the difference . It’s been the reason I did stay with GM for the last several new rides. I know a few people that have switched to Rams. They have been happy with them. I was pretty much the only person in my world driving GMs. Most my customers drove 3/4 tons usually Fords. They were rode hard and kept going. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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