its a bit ridiculous when b15 suspension is 1/2 the price of b14 for adjustables. and that brake pads cost close to 10x more for b14 than b15.
my most urgent fix i need to do is the horn. it only works when i push in the button at a certain angle. I think I can fix this as soon as I can get a decent soldering iron.
I only changed suspension once (APM brand) and seems okay so far. Not sure about adjustable ones.
Haha it seems like we have the same issue. My honk sucks too, only certain angle/press really hard then I get the sounds out. Positive side is... less road rage
A lot of japanese cars from the 90s will still keep going with little maintenance.
When you buy brakes, the forward brakes need to be stronger than rear, this gives more stable braking. Its an old practice to improve braking, but rear brake bias lets you corner while braking.
Sure the maintenance seems like a lot, but may be way cheaper than buying a new car. Add up all the costs and see.
And thanks for the tips. Definitely not skimping on the brakes and also my wheels when I change it next. Skidded a few times and decided I'm gonna get better tyres and brakes for the future already
Yeah I do add up all the cost that I run into maintaining this car and it is in fact cheaper than paying for another entry level car.