Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
The New LHMarkmobile Is Going In The Shop  
User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3359 times:

Check this, the brand new 2007 Honda Element that I picked up three weeks ago has to go in for service already. A loud clunking noise has developed somewhere in the front suspension or brakes when I drive at city speeds (it vanishes at highway speeds).

Jesus, all I wanted was for the car not to break before we've actually entered the same calendar year as its model year.


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
27 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24961 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3359 times:

Has your pair of pink dice broken?


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3348 times:

That sucks.

Is it me, or is the quality of new cars going down? I've had my new Malibu in several times for adjustments and part replacement.

From what i recall, surveys done show quality is going up. Utter B.S. if you ask me !!

I feel your pain/anger/disappointment, Mark.



I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3343 times:

Thats what you get for rolling in a Honda Element. You were better off in your Beetle.

User currently offlineKazzie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3337 times:

Sucks dont it?

IN the few weeks i have had my new car I have:

- Been Towed
- Broken Down
- Been pulled over
- Broken the lock on the boot
- Had to get a replacement part

4 of them were in 1 day :|


User currently offlineBHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3273 times:

Quoting LHMARK (Thread starter):
A loud clunking noise has developed somewhere in the front

Have you considered leaving the Mrs. at home?



Breakfast in BHX, lunch in FAO, dinner in TIP, baggage in YYC.
User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3262 times:

I've never been a fan of the Element....

But for crying out loud..Honda is known for it's quality, isn't it??? Not good at all. I do hope they're paying for the service!


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3226 times:

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 4):
IN the few weeks i have had my new car I have:

- Been Towed
- Broken Down
- Been pulled over
- Broken the lock on the boot
- Had to get a replacement part

Two of those could probably have been avoided    .....

Tom at MSY

[Edited 2006-12-07 00:30:29]


"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3221 times:

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 6):
I've never been a fan of the Element....

But for crying out loud..Honda is known for it's quality, isn't it???

Quality, Schality . . . any car that looks like that OUGHT to be broke down . . . or fired upon!



 biggrin 


User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3216 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 8):
Quality, Schality . . . any car that looks like that OUGHT to be broke down . . . or fired upon!

Hey, dont' get me wrong....I agree totally!!!  Smile


User currently offlineKazzie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3211 times:

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 7):
Three of those could probably have been avoided

Ok!

Towed:

I parked outside my hotel, in between 2 other cars, no notices were visible at 3am in the morning...

Broken Down:

I had my car checked over a few days before

Been pulled over:

I wasnt doing anything wrong! A friend was following behind, we was driving slow, not to loose each other and looking for a Tesco or something at the same time, I got pulled over because the nice police man thought i was either drunk or very lost, which was neither!

Broken the lock on the boot:

I don't know how I done this, fixable though

Had to get a replacement part:

This was on a different day, getting the part that broke a few days previous fixed...

What Luck I have! All this on the day i was trying to get to a muse gig!


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3202 times:

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 10):
Broken the lock on the boot:

I don't know how I done this, fixable though

Boots over here must have a different connotation.....has to do with illegal parking, etc, and the meter maids/tow truck puts a metal hub cap looking thing that has a metal prong attached to it that keeps the vehicle from moving. I'd actually be quite impressed if one could get the boot off without the specific wrench-type tool needed to do that.....


Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21801 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3196 times:

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 11):
Boots over here must have a different connotation.....has to do with illegal parking, etc, and the meter maids/tow truck puts a metal hub cap looking thing that has a metal prong attached to it that keeps the vehicle from moving. I'd actually be quite impressed if one could get the boot off without the specific wrench-type tool needed to do that.....

Kaz's reference to the "boot" would be a reference to the "trunk" over here where we speak the more sensible version of English.   

And by the way, I think this is just one more strong piece of evidence that karma does exist.  Smile

-Mir

[Edited 2006-12-07 01:00:43]


7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3182 times:

ANC, you say that now, but my Element is the Swiss army knife of cars, and I can even parallel park in in a tight city space!

Plus, I think it's strangely beautiful in its own...haunting...way.

http://www.carnuttv.com/images/roadtest_images/2003_honda_element_rear.jpg



"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21801 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3179 times:

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 13):
I can even parallel park in in a tight city space!

So can I, after the BAFDT crushes the cars in my way.

signed,

ANCFlyer

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8465 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3171 times:

That looks like something that came out of Chernobyl.

User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3167 times:

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 13):
Plus, I think it's strangely beautiful in its own...haunting...way.

It kind of looks like a cardboard refrigerator box, but I still like it.


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

It looks like a London taxi.


One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineTrav110 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 536 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3158 times:

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 15):
That looks like something that came out of Chernobyl.

 rotfl 

Those wheels look terrible though... Come on, if you're driving around in that thing, at least opt for the alloy wheels.


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3148 times:

Mark...did you look under the hood for a stuffed cat?


Quoting Myt332 (Reply 17):
It looks like a London taxi.

Yeah...one of the new ones that Red Ken is inflicting on the city....



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16335 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3129 times:

Quoting LHMARK (Thread starter):
A loud clunking noise has developed somewhere in the front suspension or brakes when I drive at city speeds

Do you keep tying Nancy to the front wheels while driving around, to keep the front passenger seat from getting soiled? Maybe that's it.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineGlydrflyr From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3077 times:

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 16):
It kind of looks like a cardboard refrigerator box,

Methinks he put the wheels on the box the car came in, and musta thrown the car out by accident!



if ya gotta crash, hit something soft and cheap!
User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3060 times:

Id rather drive a Civic than that car LHMark...that says alot on this forum and my well known views about cars and what I think about the vehicle that you drive.

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3048 times:

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 22):
Id rather drive a Civic than that car LHMark...that says alot on this forum and my well known views about cars and what I think about the vehicle that you drive.

Wow. Hey Mark. Time to sell the rig. Soccer Lot was sober long enough to diss your vehicle. It must mean its a POS.


User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3039 times:

Yeah, well, after browsing through all the stolen German cars in Warsaw, he probably has a better handle on design aesthetic than I do.


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
25 LOT767-300ER : Are you related somehow to Chris Bangle and your preferences of design? I would smuggle in car parts or Ukrainian women in a Honda Element to Poland.
26 LHMARK : It's fixed. A nut was loose on one of the lower suspension arms.
27 KROC : LOT the Polish Gangsta. He steals shit then charges himself interest on his swag.
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Is The New Superman Meant To Be Jesus? posted Fri Jul 28 2006 14:59:57 by KLMA330
Update: Who Is Going To Win The Worldcup Final? posted Wed Jul 5 2006 04:10:57 by United Airline
Is Angelina Joli The New Princess Diana? posted Wed Jun 21 2006 16:51:25 by M&M
The World Is Going To End Tommorow At Midnight... posted Wed Jun 14 2006 04:30:57 by Jfkaua
Yayers! Emirates Is The New PSG Sponsor! posted Wed Jun 7 2006 10:57:40 by UTA_flyinghigh
"Internalization" Is The New Plagiarized? posted Tue Apr 25 2006 16:35:01 by DeltaGator
What The Heck Is Going On In SA?! posted Mon Jan 30 2006 11:02:23 by TWISTEDWHISPER
The World Is Going To END! posted Fri Oct 21 2005 21:55:09 by 777236ER
Daniel Craig Is The New James Bond posted Tue Oct 11 2005 17:46:56 by Slider
Who Is Going To The Swimming Pool Tonight? posted Wed Jun 1 2005 13:28:25 by 707CMF