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#4544798 - 10/16/17 08:23 AM Cross it off the list
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 17116
Loc: Ontario, Canada
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.
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#4544805 - 10/16/17 08:26 AM Re: Cross it off the list [Re: StevieC]
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CVT's and Turbo engines.
Newest irritant is stop/start.
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#4544807 - 10/16/17 08:27 AM Re: Cross it off the list [Re: StevieC]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 35880
Loc: Great Lakes
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.
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#4544814 - 10/16/17 08:29 AM Re: Cross it off the list [Re: StevieC]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
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Oh yeah Start/Stop feature that can't be disabled. Automatically crossed off!
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#4544815 - 10/16/17 08:30 AM Re: Cross it off the list [Re: StevieC]
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Toyota RAV4 comes to mind as avoiding all those "issues". ?
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#4544816 - 10/16/17 08:30 AM Re: Cross it off the list [Re: Quattro Pete]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 17116
Loc: Ontario, Canada
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.
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#4544821 - 10/16/17 08:33 AM Re: Cross it off the list [Re: StevieC]
bullwinkle Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 7671
Loc: 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.
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#4544823 - 10/16/17 08:34 AM Re: Cross it off the list [Re: StevieC]
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Registered: 03/02/13
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I cross off anything new that has rear drum brakes and hubcaps.
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#4544836 - 10/16/17 08:44 AM Re: Cross it off the list [Re: StevieC]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 29789
Loc: 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.
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#4544838 - 10/16/17 08:46 AM Re: Cross it off the list [Re: Danno]
Virtus_Probi Offline


Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 3970
Loc: 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.
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#4544842 - 10/16/17 08:47 AM Re: Cross it off the list [Re: StevieC]
JustN89 Offline


Registered: 06/27/17
Posts: 477
Loc: 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.

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#4544846 - 10/16/17 08:48 AM Re: Cross it off the list [Re: StevieC]
Uregina09 Offline


Registered: 06/07/09
Posts: 267
Loc: Canada
I cross any Dodge/Chrysler products off my list.
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#4544847 - 10/16/17 08:50 AM Re: Cross it off the list [Re: Uregina09]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 17116
Loc: Ontario, Canada
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.
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#4544849 - 10/16/17 08:51 AM Re: Cross it off the list [Re: StevieC]
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 7158
Loc: 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
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#4544852 - 10/16/17 08:52 AM Re: Cross it off the list [Re: StevieC]
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Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4064
Loc: North Carolina
For me it's:

1. Cloth
2. CVT

I'm pretty much good with everything else.
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