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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-07-04, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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Almost the last straw

So, today I was just driving around the Uni parking lot, making my way out, and all of a sudden, the accelerator pedal just fell to the floor and it slowly came to a stop..

Between replacing every bush, balljoint and brake-related part in the car, and having the headgasket go the week after, and a hose burst the week after and this cable snapping this week, I am totally, totally ****ing pissed off at this car. Uni is piling on the bullshit assignments right now, and this is just a total ****ing shit of a time for things to go wrong, so of course EVERYTHING goes wrong..

I don't know whether to blame it all on ford, or just on the age of the car, but I will most likely be going for a Jap car next time around.. I haven't felt this totally ****ing defeated (and broke) in I don't know how long.. With two assignments due tommorow, on top of it all, ugh.. **** it

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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-07-04, 01:25 AM
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Re: Almost the last straw

It all depends on the type of car you're after and your budget, but Japanese cars are generally the most reliable you can get.

And to anyone who argues this, I would like to direct your attention to:

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post #3 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-07-04, 01:29 AM
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hahaha, Ive gone from a jap car to the Ford. My 180SX had things always braking but you expect that from modifyed cars, im going back to basics hence buying the Falcon and hoping for some trouble free motoring. But in the end it comes down to the car the driver lots of other things unforunately we cant blame manufacturers, only in some rare cases.
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post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-07-04, 01:51 AM
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Sorry to see you've had such a bad run. Sounds like you've just had the throttle cable disconnect in the engine bay? A frustrating inconvenience to say the least.

That said, I have owned both and I'm using my Falcon as a daily driver and the Jap car as a weekender - the exact opposite to my original plan.

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Re: Almost the last straw

yeah i had a few weeks like that recently.
maybe its a spring thing? lol
ill stick with the ol ea for now. maybe ill learn to like the thing agin after i spend some quiality time with it (needs swaybar bushes, engine mount and wheel bearing) to be done on w/e by me after all the work ill prolly think that if it was worth a weekend of my time i must like it deep down inside

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Don't give up Juarez, the more you fix, the less that can go wrong. (hopefully)

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post #7 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-07-04, 02:21 AM
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Mate, if you own a car that old (i dont care if some of you guys think EAs are the greatest cars ever made, theyre old O-L-D) you've gotta expect it to absolutely chew thru money due to having to replce stuff. Shit, my EF isnt even 10yrs old and its already starting to piss me off enough that im going to fix it, sell it and never buy another E Series ever again.

All part of the 'fun' of owning a car i guess!

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Hah, sounds like my week.
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post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-07-04, 03:25 AM
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Hi guys,

yeah i hate to say it but the old EA falcon is 16years old. Shit my EA series II just had its 15th birthday this month (build date10/89). I will never buy an e-series again either, definately going back to a jap car. I have nearly replaced the entire car and just finally I have had about 1 year of trouble free motoring. But the 2 years before that, the old EA had something going wrong with it every month. All up I have probably thrown 3 grand into a car that was only suppose to get the misses to the shops and back. Oh well, I probably should have brought a corolla or camry.

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we cant live without our cars but, so there worth every penny :)

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