10 years is not much more than the warranty period John? Come on - you're
just trashing now. Sure - those things will fail. Some of them will
anyway. I've had plenty of GM's that have crossed over 200,000 without most
of those problems. Are you suggesting that any other car won't experience
similar problems at 10 years or 200,000 miles? I didn't think so.
That is my experience. I understand mechanical parts wear, things break,
etc. But when non-moving parts fail in a few years, you do have to wonder.
If I bought a new car every two years, I'd not hesitate to buy GM or any
brand. I like to buy new, then keep the car for a long time. I've had a
couple for 14, 15 years. Primary car get the high miles, then becomes my
wife's and gets less than 3k a year, only because I take it once in a while.
My '91 Regal is running as good as the day I bought it, but is at an age you
expect things to happen. AC does not work, radio has problems at times,
needs a brake caliper, exhaust system (still the original ! ) To fix the
major faults, it would cost me about $1500 to bring the car to a condition
to make it worth $900 book value. Intention was to replace it with the
LeSabre, but I think it will just fall apart soon and dissolve in the rain.
I also looked at a few used cars. Most are price according to the age/miles
and are not a bargain at all. Sure, initial price is lower, but 25% off
original price with 25%+ of potential miles used is not a bargain. The
"driven by a little old lady" cars are rare finds.
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