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Old 02-14-2006, 12:46 PM   #11
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Let's put it this way. The

Let's put it this way. The government is there to improve our ozone and stuff their pockets full of money. Our economy depends a lot what's in those trucks.

Our economy depends on foreign oil, the more we use the more our government gets rich and so do the oil companies. I wouldn't be surprised if Ford came out with XXL Excursion.
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Old 02-14-2006, 03:03 PM   #12
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we have bi-annual testing in

we have bi-annual testing in ontario. $35 for the test.

to address the potential socio-economic impact, if the car fails, there's an upper limit on the repair costs - if the vehicle repairs would exceed that, the owner can get a "conditional pass" good for 2 years until the next test (and presumably enough time to either fix the problem or get another car).

of course i was nervous when i brought in my old accord with 340,000+ kms on the clock. but it passed with flying colours, barely registering the emissions that were being tested (of course I kept it tuned within an inch of its life).

i watched from the waiting area as the mechanics in the shop passed around the print-out of my car's results. they were amazed that it did so well. (and it did just as well 2 years later with 370,000+ kms).

the only mod on the honda that i changed "back" for the test was the timing. i put it back to spec for the test, then advanced it again afterwards. i don't think it would have failed me, but didn't want to take a chance.
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Why did you retire the car,

Why did you retire the car, was it too expensive to keep it working?
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Old 02-14-2006, 03:26 PM   #14
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Quote:was it too expensive

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was it too expensive to keep it working?
With the money you said you put into your car you could put a new engine in that accord every week and be paying less than you do now.
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yeah, i was spending roughly

yeah, i was spending roughly $800/yr on repairs & maintenance. plus annual rust touch-ups.

figured i could do better with the metro - and nobody was as surprised as me: firefly #1 and #2 have been the most trouble-free cars i've owned.
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I have nevr had much problem

I have nevr had much problem with PA emmisions/ inspection. Sometimes i need tires or brakes.

I put on my passenger side mirror for inspection. I didn't want any trouble.
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