Total 2003 HCH Cost-
HW Items purchased from 79k to 200k miles as follows:
2 sets of tires
1 speed sensor (drove thru deep puddle)
1 set of spark plugs
1 set of ft brake pads
1 fuel filter
Fluid change maintenance from 79K to 200k
miles as follows:
* Several 0-20W/0-30W oil/filter changes (8k mile intervals)
* Two CVT fluid changes noting I assumed to change oil every 100K miles until I noticed the transmission was slipping and read my OEM operators manual stating to change trans. oil every 30K. After changing the oil the first time THE TRANSMISSION QUIT SLIPPING and I make sure to change this fluid at recommended intervals.
* One Antifreeze change
Car runs good(mildly abused)
Dash MPG indicator, arm rest, & CVT smooth acceleration.
Design a CVT that doesn't require such a frequent oil change.