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      06-09-2006, 02:51 PM   #1
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My six month old car blew a strut!!

No, not my E90... It's never been in the shop for anything.

Actually, it's my wife's 2006 Honda Civic that the strut blew out on. Ain't that something? I guess Honda's aren't as bullet-proof as I thought. Actually, I love Honda's and accept that things like this happens. I just thought is was funny that it happened to such a new car.
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      06-09-2006, 03:02 PM   #2
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I have heard of a couple of folks having serious front-end suspension problems with the 06 Civics.
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hmmm..were you in the car with her? If not, do u think she hit something? How's vegas these days? (I'll be out there in a month)
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I don't think she hit anything because the alignment is still spot-on. Normally, if you hit a pothole to blow out the strut, the alignment goes to shi*
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Vegas is HOT, but still a pretty cool place to live.
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did it leak oil all over the place or just start handling terribly? or both
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did it leak oil all over the place or just start handling terribly? or both
Over about a two-week period, it started to progressively make a harsh metal-on-metal sound as you went over speed bumps.
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nasty...

glad it was caught before it became a serious problem!!
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No, not my E90... It's never been in the shop for anything.

Actually, it's my wife's 2006 Honda Civic that the strut blew out on. Ain't that something? I guess Honda's aren't as bullet-proof as I thought. Actually, I love Honda's and accept that things like this happens. I just thought is was funny that it happened to such a new car.
This sounds like a very serious safety issue. I would suggest that you refer to the front section of the Owner's Manual, where you will find the name and tel. number for reporting safety issues.
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Was she trying to drive it like a BMW and it just couldn't handle it?
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I have researched the new Hondas a bit. The coupes are having quality issues. The rear windows have on occasion blown out, and in many cases come loose. The alignment on some Civics is really off, that is they drift all over the place and can be dangerous.

So they are pumping these things out like crazy, since they are such a good deal, but I'd be interested to see Initial Quliaty numbers on this 8th Gen Honda.
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Was she trying to drive it like a BMW and it just couldn't handle it?
It's funny because even when she does drive the Bimmer she doesn't drive it like a Bimmer.... She's one of those 'delicate' drivers....
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That's how my wife drives. Her X5 gets better mileage than my 325 LOL!!!!

She just glances at my car and the mpg reads 10 higher!!!
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