I just took my car in to get serviced 3 weekends ago (it had hit over 90k miles and I’ve been driving it a lot for work). Over $900 for the maintenance + brake fluid replacement, but the car needed some TLC. It was feeling great, smooth, pretty amazing. Went on a short girls’ weekend road trip a couple weekends ago, and it was feeling super smooth.
To cap off what would’ve been a great and relaxing 3-day weekend, the check engine light came on yesterday afternoon, the D for drive kept flashing on and off (even if the car was in Park, Reverse, or Neutral) and it made this Ka-CHUNK sound every time the car shifted (it’s an automatic transmission).
ARGH! Took it in to the dealer immediately and they were able to diagnose it as a transmission “clutch pressure” switch that needed to be replaced, for $700. But it was able to be done last night. Fine…but when I went to pick it up right before closing, they had realized it might be something MORE…. so they immediately refunded my $700 and now I’m on standby until later this morning when they call and tell me what’s really wrong. One guy mentioned they might need to replace the whole transmission.
NOOOOO! At which point, Mr. Bacon thinks it’s time to trade the car in. NOOOOO! Hondas are supposed to last forever! It’s a 2007 Honda Fit Sport with 92,000+ miles on it. It’s paid off and I like not having a car payment every month. But I’m afraid to dump $3,000+ into a car that may end up having more problems. Is it too much ask for it to last 3-5 more years? Just give me more time to pay off my student loans, pay for a wedding and buy a house, please!