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I'm really glad Scott went with the extended warranty on it. I know they usually tell you not to get those, but it has been a Godsend for me. My car has been towed to the dealer YET AGAIN. However, FREE again. I'll have my $50 copay to get it fixed, which we think is probably the starter or alternator. We tried jumping the car off to no avail. It just sat dead as a brick in the driveway.

This just months after the transmission exploded.

Which was just months after a piston stopped firing.

The extended warranty and my roadside assistance is up in January. Guess who is getting a new car in January????

With an extended warranty, no matter what the 'experts' tell you.


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Sep. 5th, 2007 02:17 am (UTC)
What kind of car?

And omg your icon.
Sep. 5th, 2007 03:11 am (UTC)
2002 Ford Windstar

NOTHING but trouble from the day we bought it.
Sep. 5th, 2007 12:53 pm (UTC)
Sad to say, I am a big believer in buying American but when it comes to the automotive world...I just can't argue that Toyota, Nissan, Mazda & Honda are unbeatable.

I'm sorry to hear what a craphole it's been!
Sep. 5th, 2007 05:56 am (UTC)
Hells yes! Always always always ALWAYS get an extended warranty. My new Jeep has an extended warranty, with an option to extend it even further once the initial warranty has expired. Damn right!
Sep. 5th, 2007 01:41 pm (UTC)
I agree about the warranty, and you should use it fully!
I have a 2000 Windstar and the only problem I have had is that my heater is not working properly. Its just a valve thats stuck and wont cost much. I did get tons of work done on lil things before my extended warranty went up on the vehicle. A sensor changed, new rings on the engine, and a few other things but honestly, this van has cost me less than the past 2 Aerostars I had. We took it in and had a mechanic write down everything that was covered that needed to be done. I took it to Ford and they did it all. I had one thing to get fixed on my own, which was a hub bearing that went a year later. Not the end of the world. It made it from Chicago to North Carolina and back without issues and Im about 200 miles from crossing that big 100K.
Im sorry you are having such bad luck, I know when my parents bought my moms 4th Grand Am it wasn't out of the lot a week and she had to take it back for multiple things and its been like this since. None were massive like yours but I honestly feel there is always one person working on a line who doesn't finish a job and messes up the whole vehicle for the person buying it. My family is known for busing the same vehicles repeatedly. I buy the Ford Vans, My mother and her grand Ams, My step dad is on his 3rd Hyundai and I had one as well, and our house has owned 3 Saturns as well. Everyone of us has had a lemon in the lot, I think its common.
Sep. 5th, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC)
*knods* Yup, the extended warranty saved me as well, within a year, actually. Of course, now the 100,000 miles are waaaaay gone, and we didn't extend past that one. *crosses fingers*

War Eagle, btw. We nearly lost our asses/dignity on that one, eh? ;) And you know, of course, that Bama is well on their way to their 14 billionth national championship since they beat *insert random high school team here* last weekend. ;)
Sep. 6th, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
I personally believe .. that U.S. Americans .. such as, The Iraq, should not have cars, such as. And Brake Fluid, carburrater, South Africa. For our children.
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