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People Cheap with Maintenance. #4667664
02/16/18 11:10 AM
02/16/18 11:10 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 183
Detroit
Kurtatron Offline OP
Kurtatron  Offline OP
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Detroit
Do you guys know any people like I do? It really frustrates me. There are people that have a cheap complex, to the point it is annoying to neighbors. You know the types. Donít want to eat out at anything fancier than KFC. Complain about parking fees. Complain about National park fee tickets. This behavior translates into car ownership habits as well. I am all for financial responsibility, but when it comes to owning a 20 year old rust bucket that's leaking fluids, awfully worn suspension, I just think these types are possibly endangering the public. I have heard stories of someone snapping an axle in half due to never replacing the cv joint, clutch failure due to never replacing clutch fluid, engine failure on the freeway. Does this irritate you guys as much as me? There comes a point when I think people should just replace old cars, just out of consideration of involving someone else in in their catastrophic breakdowns.

Last edited by Kurtatron; 02/16/18 11:11 AM.
Re: People Cheap with Maintenance. [Re: Kurtatron] #4667669
02/16/18 11:14 AM
02/16/18 11:14 AM
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Wet side WA
JohnnyJohnson Offline
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Wet side WA
Cheap no that's what PC call the extended Maintenance policy. Standby and listen to the logic behind to program. popcorn

Last edited by JohnnyJohnson; 02/16/18 11:15 AM.

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Re: People Cheap with Maintenance. [Re: Kurtatron] #4667670
02/16/18 11:14 AM
02/16/18 11:14 AM
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Storrs, Connecticut
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Storrs, Connecticut
I don't know many people who are cheap in that sense, but I do know people who are really just ignorant about maintenance. Some of them are the opposite of cheap interestingly enough, and spend thousands on stuff they shouldn't need to.


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Re: People Cheap with Maintenance. [Re: Kurtatron] #4667673
02/16/18 11:15 AM
02/16/18 11:15 AM
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A Highway Near You
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A Highway Near You
If I lived in Detroit and had to drive on those roads (*cough 696 cough*) I wouldn't spend money on fancy transportation period.


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Re: People Cheap with Maintenance. [Re: Kurtatron] #4667675
02/16/18 11:15 AM
02/16/18 11:15 AM
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Posts: 36,276
Great Lakes
Quattro Pete Offline
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Originally Posted By: Kurtatron
There comes a point when I think people should just replace old cars, just out of consideration of involving someone else in in their catastrophic breakdowns.

Agree. It's just hard to identify that point sometimes. smile

I can understand people not wanting to dump money into an old beater car. Instead of fixing it, they could be putting that money toward a new car, but I can also understand people not wanting to have a car payment for the next X years.

But if the vehicle is dangerous to drive, then money does need to be spent one way or another.


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Re: People Cheap with Maintenance. [Re: Kurtatron] #4667678
02/16/18 11:16 AM
02/16/18 11:16 AM
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Onondaga County
Miller88 Offline
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Onondaga County
Looking at 2/3 of my fleet, I may be that person.


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Re: People Cheap with Maintenance. [Re: Kurtatron] #4667680
02/16/18 11:17 AM
02/16/18 11:17 AM
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SW Ontario Canada
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Yes, it is annoying. If the local police, state, provincial government doesn't act to remove cars that endanger the owners or other people, then the problem will continue.

Politicians are afraid to enforce minimum standards for vehicle safety because it comes across as a tax against the poor. My view is that - sometimes - the poor need to be protected from themselves. Now I zip up my flame suit :o)


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Re: People Cheap with Maintenance. [Re: Kurtatron] #4667681
02/16/18 11:17 AM
02/16/18 11:17 AM
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New York City
SeaJay Offline
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New York City
Originally Posted By: Kurtatron
Do you guys know any people like I do? It really frustrates me. There are people that have a cheap complex, to the point it is annoying to neighbors. You know the types. Donít want to eat out at anything fancier than KFC.


You get frustrated because your neighbors don't want to eat out at anything fancier than KFC?

Lots of things in life to get frustrated at, this does not seem to me to be one to worry about.

Last edited by SeaJay; 02/16/18 11:17 AM.
Re: People Cheap with Maintenance. [Re: Kurtatron] #4667691
02/16/18 11:25 AM
02/16/18 11:25 AM
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Posts: 1,769
Ca.
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Ca.
I know people that make being cheap an art form and have seen all kinds of excuses for lousy maintenance.

Had an employee with a honda had a timing belt snap at 150K - took out the engine.
I reminded him on his particular car the manual called for it at 60K and he went nearly 3X the time.
The sales guy told him outside of oil changes "hondas never need maintenance".

We call it an "ID10T" error.

It isnt just cars - I had one guy that waited to come into the office everyday to take a dump because he didn't want to buy toilet paper.

UD


Uncle Dave
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Re: People Cheap with Maintenance. [Re: Kurtatron] #4667695
02/16/18 11:29 AM
02/16/18 11:29 AM
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Posts: 1,992
America
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Originally Posted By: Kurtatron
Do you guys know any people like I do? It really frustrates me. There are people that have a cheap complex, to the point it is annoying to neighbors. You know the types. Donít want to eat out at anything fancier than KFC. Complain about parking fees. Complain about National park fee tickets. This behavior translates into car ownership habits as well. I am all for financial responsibility, but when it comes to owning a 20 year old rust bucket that's leaking fluids, awfully worn suspension, I just think these types are possibly endangering the public. I have heard stories of someone snapping an axle in half due to never replacing the cv joint, clutch failure due to never replacing clutch fluid, engine failure on the freeway. Does this irritate you guys as much as me? There comes a point when I think people should just replace old cars, just out of consideration of involving someone else in in their catastrophic breakdowns.


Mind your own business and you will have fewer reasons to be frustrated.

Re: People Cheap with Maintenance. [Re: Kurtatron] #4667701
02/16/18 11:31 AM
02/16/18 11:31 AM
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Posts: 1,833
Texas
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Texas
Originally Posted By: Kurtatron
Do you guys know any people like I do? It really frustrates me. There are people that have a cheap complex, to the point it is annoying to neighbors. You know the types. Donít want to eat out at anything fancier than KFC. Complain about parking fees. Complain about National park fee tickets. This behavior translates into car ownership habits as well. I am all for financial responsibility, but when it comes to owning a 20 year old rust bucket that's leaking fluids, awfully worn suspension, I just think these types are possibly endangering the public. I have heard stories of someone snapping an axle in half due to never replacing the cv joint, clutch failure due to never replacing clutch fluid, engine failure on the freeway. Does this irritate you guys as much as me? There comes a point when I think people should just replace old cars, just out of consideration of involving someone else in in their catastrophic breakdowns.

Sounds like you and your other " concerned " neighbors need to start a fund raising effort to help said person out of their situation .

Remember , give until it hurts , and then give some more . Remember , it is for the children .

Re: People Cheap with Maintenance. [Re: Kurtatron] #4667708
02/16/18 11:38 AM
02/16/18 11:38 AM
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Posts: 1,833
Texas
WyrTwister Offline
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Texas
Maybe you mis-interpreted it . Perhaps the thought so much of his employer he wanted to share some of him self ?


Wyr
God bless
Re: People Cheap with Maintenance. [Re: WyrTwister] #4667709
02/16/18 11:38 AM
02/16/18 11:38 AM
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wv
krismoriah72 Offline
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wv
Last I checked there are plenty already policing what others do.

Re: People Cheap with Maintenance. [Re: Kurtatron] #4667712
02/16/18 11:39 AM
02/16/18 11:39 AM
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Utah
CKN Online content
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Utah
Originally Posted By: Kurtatron
[b]Do you guys know any people like I do? It really frustrates me. There are people that have a cheap complex, to the point it is annoying to neighbors.[/b] You know the types. Donít want to eat out at anything fancier than KFC. Complain about parking fees. Complain about National park fee tickets. This behavior translates into car ownership habits as well. I am all for financial responsibility, but when it comes to owning a 20 year old rust bucket that's leaking fluids, awfully worn suspension, I just think these types are possibly endangering the public. I have heard stories of someone snapping an axle in half due to never replacing the cv joint, clutch failure due to never replacing clutch fluid, engine failure on the freeway. Does this irritate you guys as much as me? There comes a point when I think people should just replace old cars, just out of consideration of involving someone else in in their catastrophic breakdowns.



Kinda like guys that drive a radius of 50 miles to buy oil at .50 cents a quart.......that's pretty "cheap" as well.

Last edited by CKN; 02/16/18 11:40 AM.
Re: People Cheap with Maintenance. [Re: Kurtatron] #4667713
02/16/18 11:40 AM
02/16/18 11:40 AM
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Posts: 7,514
Marshfield , MA
andyd Online content
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Marshfield , MA
MA has an annual safety and emissions test. Does your state?


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