"The cars to avoid" thread - Page 2 - 600RR.net
Off Topic & Flame Thrower All non 600RR related banter goes in here...
Sponsored by: Sharp Turn Motorsports

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 02:39 AM
AMA Supersport Racer
SilentSun's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,116
Thanks: 164
Thanked 159 Times in 144 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
I dont really have any negative opinions about cars sorry...

To me, even my 87 Toyota corolla was cool - that things was an un-dent-able tank, none of this automatic gears, power steering or powered windows crap that you see kids learning to drive in these days...

If you're looking for a good mid range car that you SHOULD look into however, then an 08 Mazda 3 hatch is the bombdizzle, plus you could prob pick up a nice cheap Maxx or MPS secondhand.

09+ look kind of shiz, plus the build quality (interior, etc) looks a bit cheap with all the crappy plastic - that said, the newer models have more goodies in them than the old ones.

I have put my 08 Maxx through hell and back (driven from one side of Aus to the other, off roading, wanna be rallying, beach campouts, -5C/+40C heat) and yet she's still going strong :D

One negative tho, is that over 80km's the road noise gets a little loud, so you just have to make sure you crank that music up.

600rr 11
SilentSun is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #32 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 07:23 AM
Knee Dragger
Paveran's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 125
Thanks: 1
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Originally Posted by Mr.Cannon View Post
98-02 Honda Accord automatics
I loved my sedan and had only one problem:
The auto trannies on these will* fail. Mine failed at 45k, was replaced under warranty with another trans that started making noise and turned out to be failing again within days and got replaced again, I then did a 5spd swap and sold the auto to a guy who's trans failed and he hit me up a couple months later saying it was slipping on him.

5spds are awesome and have basically no issues
I have had personal experience with that; my recently replaced Honda Prelude had the 4 speed auto gearbox (tiptronic); it first went at around 110,000 km's and it needed a number of parts replaced including the casing and a very hefty bill; it went a 2nd time at around 150,000 km's and after trying for a few months to find a reasonably priced way to get it back on the road I gave up. The engine also had to be replaced when a screw holding the timing belt tensioner broke and my mechanic reckoned it would be cheaper to replace the whole thing rather than do a rebuild.

I have replaced it with a Saab 2007 2.0T Saab 9-3 convertible that I bought with 24,000 km's on the clock (dealer verified) that so far runs like a dream (at least the first 3,000 km's I have done on it. I never liked drop tops but after 3 years and 37,000 km's on my CBR I could not think of having a closed car anymore

Click image for larger version

Name:	Photo 05-09-2012 11 48 07.jpg
Views:	31
Size:	96.4 KB
ID:	30733
Click image for larger version

Name:	Photo 05-09-2012 11 47 55.jpg
Views:	30
Size:	90.2 KB
ID:	30734

Last edited by Paveran; 11-11-2012 at 08:43 AM. Reason: Added pictures
Paveran is offline  
post #33 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 10:10 AM
Moto GP Racer
03cbr-rider's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Rochester, ny
Posts: 5,662
Thanks: 205
Thanked 587 Times in 464 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Originally Posted by Nuttynu View Post
Lamborghini ...... Yup
What? you don't have one.

Your random animal facts expert.
03cbr-rider is offline  
post #34 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 10:28 AM
BOTM Winner 09/12 Repsol DaRizzo And Don't U Forget It
-Rizzo-'s Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: East Lansing, MI
Posts: 17,471
Thanks: 19
Thanked 601 Times in 561 Posts
Feedback Score: 26 reviews
Originally Posted by TGR-MAVERICK View Post
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Supercharged

Just a piece all around, chassis had surface rust within a year of owning it, and I live in Florida, no salted roads.
I own a 06 cobalt ss, thing is poorly built inside. It's just kinda cheap, but it's also because it's a fairly inexpensive car.

Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com App

2003 600RR, 14 Subaru WRX & 95 Civic CX Hatch
East Lansing, MI)

September 2012 BOTM

My Build
-Rizzo- is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the 600RR.net forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome