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    Honda bodyshop bites hard core

    Just my .02 from my own recient experience.

    Not paying attention to my driving (computer, supprisingly not a factor) bam - I ugly toyoa into my drivers side door. oops.

    Inshurence = total pain in the ***!!! Safe Auto = pile of $h!t
    They neglect to process half my claim, so I pay for it out of pocket, and after 2 months am still chasing them down for my $$$

    Body shop returns car with :
    Broken Windshield not replaced
    Cracked Center Console not replaced
    Window off track / wont role up
    paint EVERYWHERE - lousy job masking car, wheel wells are now white
    (along with various pieces of trim that should be black)
    Foglights came back non operational - fuse was blown.
    mercury switch that used to attach to underside of hood - dangeling

    The biggest upset -
    AC didnt work after I got the car back.
    but it was only non working at low speeds. (wehat the !!?!?)

    I think to my self - ok , no way in hell im paying dealer prices- I take it to good year service center. (big mistake)

    After a DETAILED description, They immediately inform me the system is overcharged with Freeon coolant. they ask if any work was done on the AC system, I tell them No, just body work, and they said ok, well we can drain and refill the system for 179.00 (turns out they recycle it so thats bu!! $h!t anyway)
    So I smile and knodd, and say " I really dont think thats the problem, is there a garentee / warentee on the work ?" they ashure me its all covered if it turns out to be something else.

    They "flush and recharge the system" 170.00, and send me on my way.
    next day, blazing hot, fire up the ac - no go.
    I dring it back to good year. They call up and say hey " your freeon is over charged, has anyone worked on the system" i said , NO!, you f#@! ing iddiot , thats what you said last time !!!! they said oops, ok, we will keep looking it over. 3 hours later - it appears some sort of leak stop / sealant was injected inot the line. this is clogging the system. We dont know if it can be cleaned, we cant clean it, we recomend replacing the dryer, compressor , evaporator, and all the lines. I said "your f$%#ing nuts !

    Car goes to Honda Service Center..

    5 minutews later -
    Turns out - they disconnected and painted over 3 (YES 3!!) vital grounding posts causing the compressor cooling fan to not run.

    Honda Service Center invoices Honda Body shop for 166.00 for removing masking tape from the washer on the ground wire.
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    ya all dealer garages charge $50 just to open the hood it seems.
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    at least the dealer fixed it?" thats what im understanding?

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    ahahah reasons why not to buy a jap
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    Quote Originally Posted by V_C_F_666
    ahahah reasons why not to buy a jap
    be more specific and say a Honda not a JAP.

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    thats why Im glad I have family friends that are mechanics hehe, and ya, Im Polish, their Polish, and dont rip us off, AT all

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    sorry i hate all jap cars. I only like a few. they look so gay with all the things peple are doing to them after the F&F "movie" came out.
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    "sorry i hat all jap cars. I only like a few. they look so gay with all the things peple are doing to them after the F&F "movie" came out."

    LOL whats F&F and the idiots at the garage got to do with you hating those cars?

    Put it this way I can hate some cars, like the BMWs, Golf GTis, Vauxhal Nova, Corsa, Renault 5 turbo. It got to have those GT/turbo/injection on it...or even better a "MAXPOWER" stickers at the back

    I have never seen one whos not in a hurry, cut you up, race you...they always seems to all drive like an idiots. You will find that after those hard racing they just wanna park the car by KFC which is a few meter away from where they saw you.

    When you invite them to go on an open track day...take the corner at 100MPHs, their balls seems to shrink when their hear "race track" and they have to take on the "big boys" and not some old granny whos fallen asleep on the wheel

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    In UK we have something like MOT, you take your car for a test when its more than 3 years old. The mechanics told me that mine failed as the exhaust emission is too high. I said "ok Ill sort it out myself", he then interupted me and said..."your lambda sensor is gone, we may also needs to change your whole catalyst system that will cost you 400 = 634 USD". I was speechless...he then said "would you like us to carry on with the repair?" I finally recovered from my shock and told him..."but Mr my car dont even have a catalytic converter as it was made before it became compulsory."

    I said "the reason why its probably high on emissions now is because I just serviced the car and reset the computer, it needs some time to settle down and set all the right parameter."

    He angrily answered me "are you telling me I can just drive around your car in the block and that will fix your problem?" I said "no but its better than changing something that never existed and charge me 400 for it."

    LOL what an idiot...thats one reason why I never take my car to a garage if I can help it.

    I took the car to my brothers place and meaure the emission level, turn the mixture down a little...problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V_C_F_666
    ahahah reasons why not to buy a jap
    that has got to be the most ignorant a$$hole statement i have ever heard here.

    come one. act like an adult and get your racist a$$ out of the 1940's. this isnt WW2 anymore.

    and then you mention that you hate "jap" cars... what the hell is that. so F&F people are idiots... i agree. but, did you actuall see the movie.. have you seen anyone driving around in a FORD focus with a giant bodykit, wing, graphics, and for that matter, how bout some of the assklowns that do it the the POS "muscle" car that you drive. bloated, underpowered, and a convertible is not as fast as a hardtop...isnt 205 HP a bit weak for a "muscle" car. i mean, my friend's (eeek, import) eclipse has that much HP out of an engine that is 60% of the size of yours... a 3 liter V6.

    i mean, what is wrong with the world today... ****, you are the epitomy of the ignorance and stupidity that spews from the social misfortune that has become our society....

    bleh...
    im done...

    ~mike

    edit...
    its a good thing only imports do that kind of crap...
    http://gallery.domestictunerz.com/details.php?image_id=17
    http://gallery.domestictunerz.com/details.php?image_id=55
    http://gallery.domestictunerz.com/details.php?image_id=455 (is that one of the "rare" racing festivas?)
    http://gallery.domestictunerz.com/details.php?image_id=840
    the list goes on and on...
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