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Cross it off the list #4544798
10/16/17 07:23 AM
10/16/17 07:23 AM
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ON, Canada eh?
StevieC Offline OP
StevieC  Offline OP
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ON, Canada eh?
So when auto shopping what do you cross off the list?

For me it's:

1) CVT's
2) Direct Injections
3) Most Turbos
4) Most 4 cylinders although I goofed and bought one.


'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - AMSOIL SS 5w20
'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF
Re: Cross it off the list [Re: StevieC] #4544805
10/16/17 07:26 AM
10/16/17 07:26 AM
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CVT's and Turbo engines.
Newest irritant is stop/start.


2012 Honda Accord LX-P 94K
2008 Ford Mustang Pony Package Convertible 17K
2006 Honda Odyssey EX-L 76K
2003 Ford Ranger 3.0 Supercab 113K
Re: Cross it off the list [Re: StevieC] #4544807
10/16/17 07:27 AM
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Great Lakes
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Originally Posted By: StevieC
So when auto shopping what do you cross off the list?

For me it's:

1) CVT's
2) Direct Injections
3) Most Turbos
4) Most 4 cylinders although I goofed and bought one.

I would like to cross off all the above, but then there is going to be very little left standing.

I typically also cross off FWD.


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (PUP 0W-40 SRT)
Re: Cross it off the list [Re: StevieC] #4544814
10/16/17 07:29 AM
10/16/17 07:29 AM
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ON, Canada eh?
StevieC Offline OP
StevieC  Offline OP
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ON, Canada eh?
Oh yeah Start/Stop feature that can't be disabled. Automatically crossed off!


'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - AMSOIL SS 5w20
'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF
Re: Cross it off the list [Re: StevieC] #4544815
10/16/17 07:30 AM
10/16/17 07:30 AM
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Posts: 2,320
Northern Ontario, Canada
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Toyota RAV4 comes to mind as avoiding all those "issues". ?


2016 Sorento SX V6 AWD
2015 KIA RIO SX
2010 Mazda 3 2.0L
2009 Venza V6 AWD
2013 Sonata 2.4L RIP in write-off crash
Re: Cross it off the list [Re: Quattro Pete] #4544816
10/16/17 07:30 AM
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ON, Canada eh?
StevieC Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Originally Posted By: StevieC
So when auto shopping what do you cross off the list?

For me it's:

1) CVT's
2) Direct Injections
3) Most Turbos
4) Most 4 cylinders although I goofed and bought one.

I would like to cross off all the above, but then there is going to be very little left standing.

I typically also cross off FWD.



I have only ever owned FWD and it's been fine for me daily... Not saying RWD/AWD/4WD isn't required but that I think FWD today is pretty good.

Also there is still lots of choices with all that above crossed off.


'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - AMSOIL SS 5w20
'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF
Re: Cross it off the list [Re: StevieC] #4544821
10/16/17 07:33 AM
10/16/17 07:33 AM
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Posts: 8,309
Cincinnati, OH, USA
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
Originally Posted By: StevieC
Oh yeah Start/Stop feature that can't be disabled. Automatically crossed off!
Don't forget the dreaded AFM (Active Fuel Management), contributor to oil burning GM engines.


06 Ram 3500 CTD 4X4(FG Venturi), 93 GMC C3500 6.2, 89 F-450 7.3, 98 XJ 4.0(XG8A), 05 xB(XG3600), 18 Transit 3.7, 03 Merc Grand Marquis 4.6 2V(XG2)
Re: Cross it off the list [Re: StevieC] #4544823
10/16/17 07:34 AM
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I cross off anything new that has rear drum brakes and hubcaps.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Wanted: 2019 Ford Ranger
Re: Cross it off the list [Re: StevieC] #4544836
10/16/17 07:44 AM
10/16/17 07:44 AM
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NY
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NY
Originally Posted By: StevieC
So when auto shopping what do you cross off the list?

For me it's:

1) CVT's
2) Direct Injections
3) Most Turbos
4) Most 4 cylinders although I goofed and bought one.


Pretty much my list with stop/start added.


God Bless Our Troops

Re: Cross it off the list [Re: Danno] #4544838
10/16/17 07:46 AM
10/16/17 07:46 AM
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New England
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New England
Originally Posted By: Danno
Toyota RAV4 comes to mind as avoiding all those "issues". ?


Until they dropped the V6...I might have bought a 2014 if they hadn't thrown away the best option available for the vehicle.
I would have needed some evidence that the AWD system had been improved, though.


2014 Forester XT, 90000 miles
Last Change;
M1 5W30 d1G2
Tokyo Roki 15208AA170 filter
Re: Cross it off the list [Re: StevieC] #4544842
10/16/17 07:47 AM
10/16/17 07:47 AM
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DFW
JustN89 Online content
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DFW
The only thing that is an auto-disqualification for me is the auto start/stop.

Turbos have proven to last a long time when done properly. I was a skeptic of Ford's Ecoboost engines, but if I were to go buy a truck today, it would be the V6 Ecoboost. If they have one without auto start/stop, that is. Looks like most 2018s will have it.

Re: Cross it off the list [Re: StevieC] #4544846
10/16/17 07:48 AM
10/16/17 07:48 AM
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Posts: 304
Canada
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Canada
I cross any Dodge/Chrysler products off my list.


2018 Ford F150 with 2.7 Ecoboost: Valvoline Full Synthetic 5W30 and Motorcraft FL2062
2016 Toyota RAV4: Pennzoil Platinum 0W20 and Toyota 04152-YZZA1

Re: Cross it off the list [Re: Uregina09] #4544847
10/16/17 07:50 AM
10/16/17 07:50 AM
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Posts: 21,245
ON, Canada eh?
StevieC Offline OP
StevieC  Offline OP
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ON, Canada eh?
Originally Posted By: Uregina09
I cross any Dodge/Chrysler products off my list.


Yeah this lemon of a Journey will be my last CryCo product.


'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - AMSOIL SS 5w20
'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF
Re: Cross it off the list [Re: StevieC] #4544849
10/16/17 07:51 AM
10/16/17 07:51 AM
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Posts: 7,810
Marshfield , MA
andyd Offline
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Marshfield , MA
All but item 4. A good I 4 in a light chassis provides great handling and fun. For the average guy, it provides fun driving a slow car fast. Plus the mechanic in me is scared by the timing chains/belts required in an OHC V6 grin2


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
Re: Cross it off the list [Re: StevieC] #4544852
10/16/17 07:52 AM
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Posts: 5,098
North Carolina
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North Carolina
For me it's:

1. Cloth
2. CVT

I'm pretty much good with everything else.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
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