Perhaps you are biased.
I have owned everything with little
brand loyalty. Ford, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Dodge, Jeep, Porsche,
BMW. 25 vehicles at last count. I've never owned a Japanese
vehicle yet recognize their quality. If you are wondering, the
Dodge was a horrible vehicle too. I should have learned from that
I was completely open to buying the
best vehicle. Now, I am biased. Any Car but MOPAR.
Why did you doing this?
Because I was pissed off and I have a right
to express my opinion. Hopefully others will
consider my opinion valuable. I'm not trying
to damage D-C. I just want to bring to their
attention a problem that I had that was never resolved
in their organization. Thank God we have some
remaining freedom of speech in this country.
What qualifies you to make opinions
about automotive quality and service?
Uh.. Buying cars? Buying
lots of cars? Driving lots of cars? Giving somebody
my money and expect them to deliver the goods?
How about just being old? Maybe I drive a
lot? Maybe I read a lot?
What makes anybody an expert?
I have above average mechanical ability.
I've been the chief mechanic at a service station in my younger years.
I continue to maintain my own vehicles when repairs are not covered by
warranty. I recently did a complete restoration of my Corvette. I know what I'm doing with a vehicle. It's my
hobby. I can still diagnose and fix problems the first time better than
most mechanics in a 5-star dealership around here.
You are a jerk. You just whined and
complained. You never let the dealer do their job.
Sure, sure. Whatever you think.
this is the only conclusion you can reach after reading all the
information on this site including the links to other sites, then I'm not going to convince you in
this section of the site.
The car and dealer service sucked.
I'm right. You are wrong. I am right about you being
You must be the only person that has
problems. Are there other sites?
They are everywhere. Check my list of links.
Lemon Law protection?
No. Too late. Also, I think
it would be quite a battle since several of my "problems"
can't be duplicated by the dealer so they haven't even tried
to fix them.
How long did you own the vehicle?
Bought it in September 1999.
As of May 2001, it had 36,000 miles on it.
Dumped it June 2002 with 56,000 miles.
did you buy it if it is so bad?
On paper, the vehicle seemed
like an exceptional bargain. Except for a few
subjective criticisms that I have listed, the problems
did not show up in the limited test drive.
I was taken by the styling and the Motor
Trend "Car of the Year" rating. I forgot
that Motor Trend also named the Chrysler "K" cars
"Car of the Year" back in the 80's.
didn't you just dump it and buy something else?
Like I have piles of cash to
throw away every time somebody sells me a product that
sucks. Most reputable companies will try to rectify
the situation. I've had a problem or two with other
makes of cars. Sometimes it took a second trip to the
dealer. But they always fixed it.
We do have financial
priorities. This car depreciated rapidly because of
the brand and because of the mileage. I have now
dumped it almost 3 years and 56,000 miles later.
So what are you driving now?
A 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII, a 1977 Corvette, and a
1991 Jeep Cherokee.
The Lincoln has been virtually problem-free and
annoyance-free for the 40K miles I've owned it.
Dealer service from Lincoln-Mercury dealers has exemplary.
The Jeep, a design
prior to Chrysler takeover and the Daimler-Chrysler
merger, has been an exceptional vehicle.
However, a trip to the same D-C dealer's parts
counter for a part for the Jeep reminded me of the
rude, incompetent service I experienced in 300m back
in 2000 and 2001. Nothing ever changes.
They still suck. I just wonder how they get by
with it. Does D-C ever check they quality of
service that their 5-star dealers provide?
these problems really that big of a deal?
To me, yes. To Daimler-Chrysler, obviously
not. That's why they are not fixed and some of
the problems were still being built into every 300m coming
off the assembly line and the dealers don't care to
fix them. I lost a lot of time and spent a lot
of money on rental vehicles. The car was rarely
fixed when I returned days later. I don't have
the luxury of going without a car for days.
the problems escalated by the dealer?
According to the service manager, yes. Regional
said don't fix the problem unless you can see it.
I have no proof anything was ever done.
ever contact you?