what started off as a great looking, good fuel economy and decent performer has morphed into a money pit.
this car was purchased new in 2011 and currently has 73k/miles; it has been serviced only at the dealer and highway driven. the car's stereo screen went out about a year ago and since it was over their "select" electronic warranty, i would have to replace it - cost $800 installed.
on top of this slap to the face, the new part would have a 1 yr/12k warranty.
if the original factory piece went out after 1 year, then why wouldn't the new one? now the shifter doesn't recognize the vehicle is in park all of the time when you park it. not covered & cost over $300 for a non essential part.
appearance - starting to rust in spots.
fuel economy - now down about 20% vs. new
actually have one that people can use.
if you build crap at least have the decency to cover it.
it appears that a fair amount of these folks could care less about fixing a car as long as they get paid.
honoring a warranty is the best way to get & keep customers.
maybe make something that could go down the road for more than 2 years.
it's appalling that people have actually paid for these things - at least mine is a company lease and I'm thankfully out in 6 months.