Understandable, but sorry to hear that you had to do this.tmundal said:As a GM dealer employee in uncertain times :help:, with a high payment, I had to trade my 08 in and reduce my payment with another vehicle. I do plan to keep tabs on the forum and provide any parts related assistance I can from time to time though. :beer:
It's completely understandable. Sorry to hear you had to give it up. Can I ask what you replaced it with?tmundal said:As a GM dealer employee in uncertain times :help:, with a high payment, I had to trade my 08 in and reduce my payment with another vehicle. I do plan to keep tabs on the forum and provide any parts related assistance I can from time to time though. :beer:
I will check later today, I am not on-site today.mtnbound said:Bummer to hear, but the Accord is a pretty nice set of wheels in its own right.
Are you still checking your Willamette Auto email address? I had sent a parts inquiry to that email addy.
Now I know how the CIA felt when we lost one to the other side during the cold war!tmundal said:06 H***a Accord. Didn't want to go quite as small, but it was a cherry that got traded in, and I couldn't pass up the opportunity
You are a GM dealer employee, and traded for a honda??tmundal said:06 Honda Accord. Didn't want to go quite as small, but it was a cherry that got traded in, and I couldn't pass up the opportunity
But given circumstances.. Gotta do what you can.MRBUICK said:You are a GM dealer employee, and traded for a honda??
Talk about biting the hand that feeds you...............
:ditto:bonk1313 said:But given circumstances.. Gotta do what you can.
Because of GM's high prices, and current situation, that is what caused some of the problem.
I am sure that he didn't want to have to do this, I don't think we should make it any harder or uncomfortable on him.
We all have the freedom of choice to buy whatever we want. But I'm hearing more and more about how "American" Honda, Toyota, and the other foreign transplants are. We need to separate reality from the propaganda and false perceptions. Sure, some Hondas have been assembled in Marysville for many years. But when they first opened, the argument was that the "transplants" would buy components from the once-dominant and once-thriving American auto parts industry. It never happened as promised. In fact, Japan's greatest exports to the U.S. are autos, and auto parts. The "transplant" assembly pants are supported by many workers and new factories in Japan, and Germany, and Korea.Blue_2009_SLT2 said:A couple of points to ponder:
1) The Accord became the first Japanese car to be produced in the U.S in 1982, when production commenced in Marysville, Ohio at Honda's Marysville Auto Plant.
Source: Wikipedia- North American Accord. Sure, it's a foreign company, but US workers put it together.
2) He bought a USED car from the dealer where he works. This put more money into the GM dealer than if he had bought a domestic car elsewhere. Had he bought a new car assembled overseas, that would be a different story.
Guess I better delay the plans to buy an S2000 to replace my RX-7. Oh well, wasn't sure if a V8 would fit in there anyway.
For what it's worth, I'm not sure how good they are nowadays, but in 2000 we bought a 1996 Bonneville SSEi (factory supercharged 3.8L series 2 V6) w/ 100K miles on it in Iowa and drove it halfway across the country with one flat tire being the only issue. We both loved that car (which is saying a lot for me for a car w/ 4 doors and a sissy stick an automatic trans ) and it would start in a microsecond- only one I've ever had like that for some reason. Due to our driving patterns, we couldn't keep putting 25K/year on it, but I have no doubt it would have gone 200K miles. Sold it when I ran out of garage space and had another project on the way.tmundal said:In my own defense... If I thought for one second a Pontiac G6 would last 200k, I would've bought one. But I'm not even sure GM will make parts for it in a month from now.
And to the person looking for the parts price quote, The freight is a KILLER on that. I couldn't touch retail at your local dealer on it.