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Old 31st January 2013, 05:19   #1861
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Interesting Application, since I am always listening to my ICE Road noise rarely bothers me
I listen to ICE too and G35 has great sound insulation. But on highway trips, if others are sleeping, i tend to lower the music in which case the noise increases. Just goes to show how crappy Kumhos are. Can't wait to switch to better tires.

I know Honda's has even worst tire and road noise. I rode in a 2012 Accord coupe and i do agree but then the music was not on so may be it was alleviated. I guess the sedan will be the same when it comes to tire and road noise.
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I listen to ICE too and G35 has great sound insulation. But on highway trips, if others are sleeping, i tend to lower the music in which case the noise increases. Just goes to show how crappy Kumhos are. Can't wait to switch to better tires.

I know Honda's has even worst tire and road noise. I rode in a 2012 Accord coupe and i do agree but then the music was not on so may be it was alleviated. I guess the sedan will be the same when it comes to tire and road noise.
Yeah Accord's are notorious for Road Noise, but I am ok thanks to the premium Audio kit on my Trim. Having said that i will surely try what you did.

I usually disable rear speakers & sub when my kid is at back or in case people are sleeping
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Ok Here is Something I saw online, Interested?
LOL
No man. I dont think I can handle a car that will get so much attention!

Btw, I think I somewhat know the person who owns that charger.
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Friends, I reached US recently and was in search for a used car. I came across several good deals for 2010 Accords, but after going through the carfax I observed that some of these had some manufacturer recalls. I have seen two recalls for these models

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Manufacturer Safety, Emission or
Non-compliance recall issued
Recall # R21
08-2010 ACCORD NOSE MASK

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Manufacturer Safety, Emission or
Non-compliance recall issued
Recall # R89
SECONDARY SHAFT BEARING

I would like to know from experts here, if it is safe to go for a car which had such recalls. I am concerned not only from a reliability point of view, but also from a resale perspective. Will it be tough to find a buyer for these if I plan to sell it in another 1 or 2 years?

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Friends, I reached US recently and was in search for a used car. I came across several good deals for 2010 Accords, but after going through the carfax I observed that some of these had some manufacturer recalls. I have seen two recalls for these models

I would like to know from experts here, if it is safe to go for a car which had such recalls. I am concerned not only from a reliability point of view, but also from a resale perspective. Will it be tough to find a buyer for these if I plan to sell it in another 1 or 2 years?

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The recalls are designed to be fixes (bandages, some people might argue) by the manufacturer to solve known issues in the current model line.

You should be worried if there's a recall out for your model and it hasn't been performed.

For a 2010 Honda you will have no problems with resale.
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In addition to what aah mentioned, the first recall is related to a Nose Mask, so its applicable only if you bought the then OEM Nose Mask. The new ones are fine & mostly you wont need it
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Just did a small update on my Corvette ownership if any member here is interested in following up.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post3030978 (Owning a V8 Sports Car - The Chevrolet Corvette)
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Just did a small update on my Corvette ownership if any member here is interested in following up.
Nice! Didn't know you were maintaining a thread for the car.
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Amitoj - How easy is it driving the Charger during this weather?
Just be extremely cautious and careful, Two of my colleagues with RWD coupes have spun out in the Interstate and met with serious accident. Both of them are excellent and very careful drivers.
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Amitoj - How easy is it driving the Charger during this weather?
Just be extremely cautious and careful, Two of my colleagues with RWD coupes have spun out in the Interstate and met with serious accident. Both of them are excellent and very careful drivers.
Thanks for the warning TR!
The charger i have is AWD, although that still does not mean it wont lose traction on icy surfaces though. So far i have survived the winters without any problem.
In fact, last week (Monday) i decided to take my wife's Focus instead of Charger when there was still snow on the road (I had taken my car to a car wash on Saturday and didnt want it getting dirty so soon ) Now that was a bit of a challenge to drive.
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^^ Heh, Glad to hear that . . Off late lots of spin outs here due to the slick, and most of them were Mustangs. And then there is the issue of somebody else ploughing you from behind..

EDIT : Quick qn, Where do you guys generally buy the All weather Floor mats from?

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^^ Heh, Glad to hear that . . Off late lots of spin outs here due to the slick, and most of them were Mustangs. And then there is the issue of somebody else ploughing you from behind..

EDIT : Quick qn, Where do you guys generally buy the All weather Floor mats from?
If your area has PepBoys or Autozone, these places will carry atleast a few different brands(WeatherTech or Husky Liners). But if you just want any, walk straight to the Auto aisles in Walmart, Target and likes..

Not aware of the popular brand choice for mats
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If your area has PepBoys or Autozone, these places will carry atleast a few different brands(WeatherTech or Husky Liners). But if you just want any, walk straight to the Auto aisles in Walmart, Target and likes..

Not aware of the popular brand choice for mats
I just picked up something from Sams club in October.. It was a walk in split second decision. I guess I wud put my carpeted mats back in April once all the salt and snow is done!
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Hi, can anyone suggest me a good battery brand available here in US? This is for my 2006 2.0l Mazda3.

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Hi, can anyone suggest me a good battery brand available here in US? This is for my 2006 2.0l Mazda3.

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If you have a costco membership, just get the battery from there. Its a decent battery with an excellent warranty.
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