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Old 04 Jul 2012, 11:44 pm
Doug
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Default 2003 Accord auto 4 cyl

I've got low miles on my car, around 75,000. It runs great except
for paint chipping off front of hood near light and side of
windshield. Is there any warrantee for this paint chipping off? I'm
the original owner, if that matters.

Also, I haven't made up my mind if I'm going to keep this car but I
think within a year I'll need new tires. At one time I put Michelins
on them (pleased with them a lot) and they are beginning to show signs
of wear after around 50k. I'm thinking of replacing them with less
expensive tires of decent quality maybe good for 30k to 40k miles to
save money in case I don't keep her (may give her to an inlaw). Any
recommendations ?
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Old 05 Jul 2012, 07:18 am
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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Default Re: 2003 Accord auto 4 cyl

In article <o66av7t59i9pu4hfrqr9p0v6p6cl7hf9oc@4ax.com>,
"Doug" <noemailaddress@msn.com> wrote:

> I've got low miles on my car, around 75,000. It runs great except
> for paint chipping off front of hood near light and side of
> windshield. Is there any warrantee for this paint chipping off? I'm
> the original owner, if that matters.


No, that's a normal maintenance item. That's what happens when you
shove a painted metal panel down the road at 70mph.


> Also, I haven't made up my mind if I'm going to keep this car


Can't speak to the tires in detail, but overall just get new tires and
paint the hood and move on for 9 more years. Problem solved.
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Old 05 Jul 2012, 07:23 am
Tegger
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Default Re: 2003 Accord auto 4 cyl

"Doug" <noemailaddress@msn.com> wrote in
news66av7t59i9pu4hfrqr9p0v6p6cl7hf9oc@4ax.com:

> I've got low miles on my car, around 75,000. It runs great except
> for paint chipping off front of hood near light and side of
> windshield. Is there any warrantee for this paint chipping off?




No. Those are called "stone chips", and are the sole responsibility of the
owner. Corrosion due to stone chips is not covered under the corrosion
warranty. It will say this in the warranty booklet that came with your car.

You can buy special touchup paint at most auto parts places, plus the
dealer.



> I'm
> the original owner, if that matters.
>
> Also, I haven't made up my mind if I'm going to keep this car but I
> think within a year I'll need new tires. At one time I put Michelins
> on them (pleased with them a lot) and they are beginning to show signs
> of wear after around 50k. I'm thinking of replacing them with less
> expensive tires of decent quality maybe good for 30k to 40k miles to
> save money in case I don't keep her (may give her to an inlaw). Any
> recommendations ?
>



Go to Costco. Buy whatever they recommend. With your annual mileage, it
won't much matter what you get.


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Old 05 Jul 2012, 08:23 am
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On Thu, 5 Jul 2012 12:23:03 +0000 (UTC), Tegger <invalid@example.com>
wrote:

>"Doug" <noemailaddress@msn.com> wrote in
>news66av7t59i9pu4hfrqr9p0v6p6cl7hf9oc@4ax.com :
>
>> I've got low miles on my car, around 75,000. It runs great except
>> for paint chipping off front of hood near light and side of
>> windshield. Is there any warrantee for this paint chipping off?

>
>
>
>No. Those are called "stone chips", and are the sole responsibility of the
>owner. Corrosion due to stone chips is not covered under the corrosion
>warranty. It will say this in the warranty booklet that came with your car.
>
>You can buy special touchup paint at most auto parts places, plus the
>dealer.
>
>
>
>> I'm
>> the original owner, if that matters.
>>
>> Also, I haven't made up my mind if I'm going to keep this car but I
>> think within a year I'll need new tires. At one time I put Michelins
>> on them (pleased with them a lot) and they are beginning to show signs
>> of wear after around 50k. I'm thinking of replacing them with less
>> expensive tires of decent quality maybe good for 30k to 40k miles to
>> save money in case I don't keep her (may give her to an inlaw). Any
>> recommendations ?
>>

>
>
>Go to Costco. Buy whatever they recommend. With your annual mileage, it
>won't much matter what you get.



You got me to wondering, if I did a tire change at Sams Club, is it
safe to assume I would save money over Discount Tire (in Texas)
without checking into details ? In the past, I only went to Discount
Tire for tire replacement.
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Old 05 Jul 2012, 09:29 am
Jim Yanik
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"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in news:elmop-
52E843.08183605072012@news.eternal-september.org:

> In article <o66av7t59i9pu4hfrqr9p0v6p6cl7hf9oc@4ax.com>,
> "Doug" <noemailaddress@msn.com> wrote:
>
>> I've got low miles on my car, around 75,000. It runs great except
>> for paint chipping off front of hood near light and side of
>> windshield. Is there any warrantee for this paint chipping off? I'm
>> the original owner, if that matters.

>
> No, that's a normal maintenance item. That's what happens when you
> shove a painted metal panel down the road at 70mph.


yeah,be careful to not follow trucks closely,their tires tend to throw up
road debris,like stones. Especially don't closely follow sand/salt trucks
in the winter.
>
>
>> Also, I haven't made up my mind if I'm going to keep this car

>
> Can't speak to the tires in detail, but overall just get new tires and
> paint the hood and move on for 9 more years. Problem solved.
>


paint and new tires is a LOT cheaper than buying a new car,and you already
know what shape your present car is in.
Plus,your older car will likely weigh much less,have better real world
mileage,and also have far less complex systems for which parts and repairs
can ONLY come from the dealer/Factory.
(I'm thinking of integrated,computerized climate controls/sound
system,nav systems,etc.)

the older car will also have fewer air bags.
If you do get in a collision,costs for replacing air bags and cover panels
will be lower.

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at
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dot com
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Old 11 Jul 2012, 11:02 am
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Default Re: 2003 Accord auto 4 cyl

Jim Yanik wrote:
> "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in news:elmop-
> 52E843.08183605072012@news.eternal-september.org:
>
>> In article <o66av7t59i9pu4hfrqr9p0v6p6cl7hf9oc@4ax.com>,
>> "Doug" <noemailaddress@msn.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I've got low miles on my car, around 75,000. It runs great except
>>> for paint chipping off front of hood near light and side of
>>> windshield. Is there any warrantee for this paint chipping off? I'm
>>> the original owner, if that matters.

>>
>> No, that's a normal maintenance item. That's what happens when you
>> shove a painted metal panel down the road at 70mph.

>
> yeah,be careful to not follow trucks closely,their tires tend to throw up
> road debris,like stones. Especially don't closely follow sand/salt trucks
> in the winter.
>>
>>
>>> Also, I haven't made up my mind if I'm going to keep this car

>>
>> Can't speak to the tires in detail, but overall just get new tires and
>> paint the hood and move on for 9 more years. Problem solved.
>>

>
> paint and new tires is a LOT cheaper than buying a new car,and you already
> know what shape your present car is in.
> Plus,your older car will likely weigh much less,have better real world
> mileage,and also have far less complex systems for which parts and repairs
> can ONLY come from the dealer/Factory.
> (I'm thinking of integrated,computerized climate controls/sound
> system,nav systems,etc.)
>
> the older car will also have fewer air bags.
> If you do get in a collision,costs for replacing air bags and cover panels
> will be lower.
>



I agree but the mentality of most people yearns for a new car every so
many years. Nothing like being trapped into payments for life!

Meanwhile, there are a few of us that prefer old tin and spend our money
on other stuff.

Life goes on...

JT



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Old 11 Jul 2012, 12:29 pm
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On Wed, 11 Jul 2012 11:02:25 -0500, GrumpyOne <Grumpy@nowherenot.net>
wrote:

>Jim Yanik wrote:
>> "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in news:elmop-
>> 52E843.08183605072012@news.eternal-september.org:
>>
>>> In article <o66av7t59i9pu4hfrqr9p0v6p6cl7hf9oc@4ax.com>,
>>> "Doug" <noemailaddress@msn.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I've got low miles on my car, around 75,000. It runs great except
>>>> for paint chipping off front of hood near light and side of
>>>> windshield. Is there any warrantee for this paint chipping off? I'm
>>>> the original owner, if that matters.
>>>
>>> No, that's a normal maintenance item. That's what happens when you
>>> shove a painted metal panel down the road at 70mph.

>>
>> yeah,be careful to not follow trucks closely,their tires tend to throw up
>> road debris,like stones. Especially don't closely follow sand/salt trucks
>> in the winter.
>>>
>>>
>>>> Also, I haven't made up my mind if I'm going to keep this car
>>>
>>> Can't speak to the tires in detail, but overall just get new tires and
>>> paint the hood and move on for 9 more years. Problem solved.
>>>

>>
>> paint and new tires is a LOT cheaper than buying a new car,and you already
>> know what shape your present car is in.
>> Plus,your older car will likely weigh much less,have better real world
>> mileage,and also have far less complex systems for which parts and repairs
>> can ONLY come from the dealer/Factory.
>> (I'm thinking of integrated,computerized climate controls/sound
>> system,nav systems,etc.)
>>
>> the older car will also have fewer air bags.
>> If you do get in a collision,costs for replacing air bags and cover panels
>> will be lower.
>>

>
>
>I agree but the mentality of most people yearns for a new car every so
>many years. Nothing like being trapped into payments for life!
>
>Meanwhile, there are a few of us that prefer old tin and spend our money
>on other stuff.
>
>Life goes on...
>
>JT
>
>


I agree in most cases. In my case, I might be doing cross country
driving (not sure yet) so I think I'd rather do this with a new car
instead. If I don't do this, I'll likely keep the car longer. In my
case, I have never gotten tired of my cars but changed them for other
reasons.
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Old 11 Jul 2012, 04:29 pm
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"GrumpyOne" wrote

> I agree but the mentality of most people yearns for a new car every so
> many years. Nothing like being trapped into payments for life!


Not everyone has to make "payments" on their new cars.

> Meanwhile, there are a few of us that prefer old tin and spend our money
> on other stuff.


That's your preference, and not an unwise one.

In the meantime, my '04 Accord runs great at 81K, but I am considering
buying a new car next year. I am wondering if by then I will have to start
spending money on repairs and extra maintenance for the '04.... a crapshoot,
I know. I can likely put it off to 2014. One thing I do not want to give up
is the generous seat depth of my car. I have long legs, and I love the extra
thigh support these seats give me. It's a lot more than that in any of the
three Civics I previously owned, and it seems in the mid-sized cars like the
new Camry and Accord, they may have shortened the depth. I sat in a 2012
Camry and that's how it seemed to me. I will wait to try the 2013 Accord
before deciding anything.

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Old 12 Jul 2012, 07:34 pm
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"Howard Lester" wrote in message news:jtkr7g$7s3$1@dont-email.me...

"GrumpyOne" wrote

> I agree but the mentality of most people yearns for a new car every so
> many years. Nothing like being trapped into payments for life!


Not everyone has to make "payments" on their new cars.

> Meanwhile, there are a few of us that prefer old tin and spend our money
> on other stuff.


That's your preference, and not an unwise one.

In the meantime, my '04 Accord runs great at 81K, but I am considering
buying a new car next year. I am wondering if by then I will have to start
spending money on repairs and extra maintenance for the '04.... a crapshoot,
I know. I can likely put it off to 2014. One thing I do not want to give up
is the generous seat depth of my car. I have long legs, and I love the extra
thigh support these seats give me. It's a lot more than that in any of the
three Civics I previously owned, and it seems in the mid-sized cars like the
new Camry and Accord, they may have shortened the depth. I sat in a 2012
Camry and that's how it seemed to me. I will wait to try the 2013 Accord
before deciding anything.

I kept my 06 Accord couple I4 with 95k miles and bought (new) a 2005 S2000
with 32k miles on it for a lot less than a new Civic.

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Old 12 Jul 2012, 10:57 pm
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In article <w2KLr.22845$cE7.21503@newsfe13.iad>,
"tww1491" <twaugh5@cox.net> wrote:

> > I agree but the mentality of most people yearns for a new car every so
> > many years. Nothing like being trapped into payments for life!

>
> Not everyone has to make "payments" on their new cars.


Regardless, buying a new car every few years is hellaciously expensive
compared to chilling out and using the car for longer. It doesn't
matter whether you finance the car or pay cash, the expense is still
there and it's still huge.
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