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Saw some leaked photos the other day, it looks like a baby Model S, I would say it looks better than the S.
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Everyone I know with an MDX loves them and racks up 300,000 miles or more easily without maintenance issues.

RDX is pretty good bang for buck. Quite roomy too. I don't like Acura styling, but if people are looking for practical luxury, then I think it does the trick. TSX wagon is too ugly.
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Dealer wants $1000 after tax to replace rear brake pads, calipers, and resurface the rotors. =/

LOL. Why do your calipers need to be replaced? Just get new rotors?
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rented a Hyundai with 23K miles. Was fine.



note: rented in Puerto Rico, which apparently eats cars for breakfast. On the sheet where the dealer circles any damage prior to renting the car out, he just circled the whole car and said "don't worry about it". I must have bottomed out 10-12 times total and nearly slammed 2 or 3 unmarked speed bumps (note: presumably speed bumps). Did not hit any iguanas, though must have passed a dozen dead ones on the side of the road.

Ended the trip in a fairly swanky neighborhood and one of the neighbors had what I think was a 911 GTS. Could help but think "what, exactly, is your plan with that thing here?"
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Nissan Leaf for the GF. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif I always wanted one growing up.
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LOL. Why do your calipers need to be replaced? Just get new rotors?

 

They said that the calipers are sticking, which is what is causing the bit of a weird feel in the brakes.  When I brought it in for an oil change last time, they said I had 5-10k miles left on the rear brakes and noted the problem with the calipers.  They said they can try lubricating the calipers to see if that works. 

 

We'll see what they say when I bring it in next week for an oil change.  I should have a few thousand miles left on my brakes.  I can have them try lubricating the calipers then, and if it doesn't improve, get the calipers with the rest of the brake work.  The caliper work is almost $1000 on its own if I do it separately from the pads and rotors.

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Nissan Leaf for the GF. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif I always wanted one growing up.

A nissan leaf or a your own GF?



You must be fairly young, to have wanted a Leaf growing up, as they were announced in 2010.
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

They said that the calipers are sticking, which is what is causing the bit of a weird feel in the brakes.  When I brought it in for an oil change last time, they said I had 5-10k miles left on the rear brakes and noted the problem with the calipers.  They said they can try lubricating the calipers to see if that works. 

We'll see what they say when I bring it in next week for an oil change.  I should have a few thousand miles left on my brakes.  I can have them try lubricating the calipers then, and if it doesn't improve, get the calipers with the rest of the brake work.  The caliper work is almost $1000 on its own if I do it separately from the pads and rotors.

What kind of car is this? Is this is a dealership quote or independent shop? I would try caliper lubrication before a full replacement on the calipers. And yeah I was hoping the $1000 was not just for pads and rotors.
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

rented a Hyundai with 23K miles. Was fine.



note: rented in Puerto Rico, which apparently eats cars for breakfast. On the sheet where the dealer circles any damage prior to renting the car out, he just circled the whole car and said "don't worry about it". I must have bottomed out 10-12 times total and nearly slammed 2 or 3 unmarked speed bumps (note: presumably speed bumps). Did not hit any iguanas, though must have passed a dozen dead ones on the side of the road.

Ended the trip in a fairly swanky neighborhood and one of the neighbors had what I think was a 911 GTS. Could help but think "what, exactly, is your plan with that thing here?"
I hope you got the fuel option. That fucking airport doesn't have a gas station within 5 miles
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I hope you got the fuel option. That fucking airport doesn't have a gas station within 5 miles

there's one right across the street from the airport
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Originally Posted by horndog View Post

What kind of car is this? Is this is a dealership quote or independent shop? I would try caliper lubrication before a full replacement on the calipers. And yeah I was hoping the $1000 was not just for pads and rotors.

If it's just the caliper pins it shouldn't be much shop hours, but if they are to take the caliper apart to remove it, the labour itself is probably the same amount of time as replacing the calipers. Although it's doubtful that all four calipers would be sticking, requiring replacement of all four.
post #21493 of 26370
I have some friends that work there and I'm wearing one of their fleeces now. I have seen the 3. I likely think it does 0-60 in mid 5s to mid 6s across what are likely 3 lines. It'll likely going to use nearly the same differential torque vectoring and PID on the software (minus the front motor) that it's big brothers do. The S does something amazing when it comes putting down torque. The X takes it to a new world.

Internet experts, please weigh in.
post #21494 of 26370
The fanboi is strong in you.
post #21495 of 26370
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Originally Posted by horndog View Post


What kind of car is this? Is this is a dealership quote or independent shop? I would try caliper lubrication before a full replacement on the calipers. And yeah I was hoping the $1000 was not just for pads and rotors.

 

 

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If it's just the caliper pins it shouldn't be much shop hours, but if they are to take the caliper apart to remove it, the labour itself is probably the same amount of time as replacing the calipers. Although it's doubtful that all four calipers would be sticking, requiring replacement of all four.

 

Car is a 2007 Lexus GS 350.  Rear brake calipers only.  Front brakes are good.  I didn't look at a detailed quote or anything, but I imagine it is all labor.  I can get the calipers online for $80/ea.

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