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Toyota is Out of their Goddam Minds

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by jandrews, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. jandrews

    jandrews [OP] Carolina Alliance Southwest Region Ambassador

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    So today, my 2003 Matrix, after 8 years and a little over 175,000 miles, had its catalytic converter go bad. Had Advance Auto pull the code, called up my local dealer, who is usually pretty good, and inquired about a OE replacement.


    Thirteen. Hundred. Dollars.

    Thirteen HUNDRED dollars.

    THIRTEEN. hundred. fucking. American. Dollars.

    And that was just for the part.


    When I got done GUT LAUGHING at the service lady over the phone, I informed her I'd be buying an aftermarket universal cat for about $100, paying an exhaust shop about 30 minutes of labor to have it welded in, and thanked her for her time.

    What the hell is IN that OE Cat? Platinum or something?! :D


     
  2. Unknown

    Unknown He who angers you conquers you

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    98_Mud_bug 98_mud_bug

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    you spelled damn wrong ha ha ha
     
  5. AriZonaD54

    AriZonaD54 BANNED in 49 states...

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    Not surprising at all. This is why thieves jack peoples cats from their vehicles with sawzalls. The honey-combs is where its at!

    That being said... it certainly blows that its big money.. but hell, what isn't these days!
     
  6. jandrews

    jandrews [OP] Carolina Alliance Southwest Region Ambassador

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    I don't mind paying big money when there's a reason. But this is fucking ridiculous when you can get an installed solution for 1/10th the cost.

    If it came with a blowjob while I waited for the install, maybe.
     
  7. crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
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    Yup...Pretty standard answer- IDK what engine your Matrix has-but the 2.4L 4-banger in my tC was gunna be like 900 bones.

    Insane...but true.
     
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    Thank god you don't own a BMW or Porsche. You don't want to know what the OE cats cost on those cars.
     
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    That better be some damn good head.
     
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    1ZZ-FE 1.8L Four.


    Agreed. I wouldn't settle for some nyah nyah there-I-did-it shit. I want at least 15 minutes of quality, and she better be convincing.
     
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    Hey used part of your post as my sig lol FUNNY AS SHIT
     
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    Jk its not working
     
  14. rhodehard09

    rhodehard09 sometimes nonsense is the only sense someone has

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    thats what the "clean-air act" buys you!!!!!
     
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    Wile Back in the game!

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    Only surprising part of your story is that there is an aftermarket cat for $100. Catalytic Converters are crazy expensive and always have been.
     
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    So you want to live and have your ancestors live with poisoned air? Start crapping in your back yard and live with that poison.
     
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    Per magnaflow's website, this is correct for my application:

    http://www.amazon.com/MagnaFlow-Outlet-Universal-Fit-Catalytic-Converter/dp/B002MEOP3U

    Don't know where you got this, but I'll play:

    I don't much give a shit about poisoned air, myself or ancestor-wise. We all gotta die from something. If it ain't gonna be smog, it's gonna be smoking and alcoholism. Get over it an pick a vice.
     
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    That's insane. I knew they were pricey, but DAMN!
     
  19. rhodehard09

    rhodehard09 sometimes nonsense is the only sense someone has

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    actually my ancestors lived with much cleaner air than we have now.
    our exhaust is only a minute part of the problems with clean air
     
  20. dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    Aftermarket cats are actually reasonably priced.
     
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