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Old 06-06-2001, 11:49 PM
JDUB JDUB is offline
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The Jap cars like Toyota run good for a long time. But the dealer parts are EXPENSIVE! Just some examples manual rack and pinion $380, or fix yourself inner tie rods $107 each and $ 32 for the boots and $36 for the tie rod ends. Rear tailing arn tie rods were $40 but only require 2. The engines last a long time the other stuff is not heavy duty enough. High mileage over 150k the manual trans will pop out of high gear (typical). Clutches can't take any abuse, and automatic transmissions performance is joke if it's a four cylinder. The unibody structures don't have a lot of welds holding them together unless it's an Infinity, Lexus etc. The small cars like Tercel and Sentra are equivalent to a go cart, the parts are very light duty.
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