I hate this car Part II
By vlv723 10-20-2008 08:27 PM
Here we go again. I just had the car serviced last month. The only thing was for me to buy new tires, which wil run about $400.
Then on Thursday, on my way to work, the check engine light came on. I called the dealer this morning and since they can't give me a damn loaner car for me to use while my car gets checked, I have to wait til Friday to get it checked out.
Before I go further, here is the list of me going back and forth to the dealers
-Check engine Light= recall
-Another check engine light= my aunt borrowed my car and didn't tighten up the gas cap. Cost me $25.
-35k service, before my 2000 mile cross-country trip from LA to Nashville
-Steering wheel column defective
-40k service, VW dealer charging me $400 for the service. Took it to an independent mechanic who charged me $100 less.
-Holding off on buying new tires
-Check engine light on Thursday
9 friggin problems since I took over the lease. I now regret selling my Honda Civic.
If VW doesn't see any issues with the car, they're going to charge me $93 just to look at it. WTF!
After that, I called my brother and he's finally going to help me purchase a new/used car. My criteria will be a Japanese car (Honda, Toyota, Nissan), takes regular 87 octane gas (as the Passat only takes premium), and goes over 30 MPG on the highway.
Should I just take it to the dealer anyway to get that checked out? The car runs fine but $93 is a lot of money just for them to run a diagnostic check. That POS Passat is going to be traded in.
Otherwise, I've asked my roommate, who works at a Honda Dealership, will try to get me a special deal on either a Honda Fit or Honda Civic.
If everything pulls off in my favor, I would be driving a new car at the end of the month. Otherwise, between now and the end of the year.
|Comments (Total Comments: 8)|
|klingon666 - 10-20-2008, 08:50 PM|
|gunm - 10-20-2008, 10:19 PM|
- 10-21-2008, 12:50 AM
Updated 10-21-2008 at 01:03 AM by ivanctorres
|l337m4573rpyr0 - 10-21-2008, 12:51 AM|
|crunchewy - 10-21-2008, 11:13 AM|
|tomaway - 10-21-2008, 02:07 PM|
|cdrober - 10-21-2008, 06:07 PM|
|necrojustice - 10-23-2008, 10:39 AM|
|Recent Blog Entries by vlv723|