You'll see some strange accidents if you spend some time in Bangkok, but this one is about as strange as it gets. How did this happen?
Though id share my experience with the Honda Accord manufactured in thailand and Honda service centers.
I own a 2003 Thai built Honda accord 3.0, currently with 65,000 Kmh, i would say that every once in a while the car has some issues. since 2003 ive had two power steering pumps fail, luckly replaced under waranty, the dashboard system faild once and they replaced the system with a new one. still under waranty. When i first purchased the car there was a problem with one of the cars rims, a small hole was found in the rim, due to manufacturing error, they replaced it with a totally new rim for free. A month before my waranty ran out, my sterio deck which also controls the aircon temp failed, they replaced that too.
I am living and working in Bangkok. Recently I bought a second-hand Toyota Soluna (Year 2000). I am pretty happy with my new purchase.
But I am looking for an User's Manual (in ENGLISH), for the Toyota Soluna of year 2000. Does anyone know how I can get one or from where can I get one.
I already wrote an e-mail to Toyota Thailand, but to no avail.
The car has the original User's Manual with it but unfortunately it is in Thai.
I wonder if anyone in this Forum would be of help to me ~ Would really appreciate anyone forthcoming with the Manual/Ideas/Suggestions on how I could get one.
Just wanted to share this short video in which Steve Coogan does a wonderful job of reminding us that there can be nasty consequences to driving fast!
It's from a British show so the speeds he is talking about are MPH.
Life was so much easier when I was a kid. I think most of you will be able to relate to this, as I am pretty sure life was easier when you were kids too. One area that life was easier was regarding the environment. Back then environmental concerns didn't go much further than making your bed in the morning and not littering.
Ignorance allowed me to dream of growing up and driving fast cars without feeling like I was a bad guy. Now we are aware of the pollution that is coming out of our cars exhaust and it serves to curb our enthusiasm for driving to some extent. Doesn't it?
I'm trying to follow the Eco-Car issue as closely as possible, and since I'm quite opinionated regarding it, I've chosen to put this sort of stuff on my blog rather than clutter up the main news area with my ranting.
If you've been reading my recent posts regarding it you might have learned that automakers in Thailand would seem to be less than receptive to the idea. At least that is what the Bangkok Post has been reporting. I found it hard to understand the reasons for the lack of enthusiasm for the idea. After all, the potential is there to sell more cars in a new segment, without overly impacting on the current model lines.
This weeks Bangkok Post Motoring section contains a trimmed version of my letter. I can't really complain much considering that they did contact me first and offered me the option to edit it down a bit myself. Still I feel that they missed out on a few points.
Here is the version of my email that they published:
The Bangkok Post runs a motoring section each week. I look through it for items that may be of interest but each week I am disappointed. Why? Because I find the writers focus on vehicles that are outside the scope of most of us, I mean if we want to drool over pictures of flash expensive cars that we'll never be able to afford to own, we can search Google images for them, or buy a glossy mag with colour images throughout.
What got me going today however, were the articles about the EcoCar project, one of which suggested that the EcoCar was not realistic.
Here are those articles, followed by my email to the Post. I welcome feedback, so if you think I've been too harsh, or if you have other thoughts on the EcoCar project and can shed some light on this, please do get in touch, or post a comment.
I'm a Honda S2000!
You live on the edge, and you live for the adrenaline rush. You don't need luxuries, snob appeal, or superfluous gadgets. You put your top down, get your motor revving, and take all the curves that life throws at you at full speed. So what if you spin out occasionally?
Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.