Every penny you have. Mortgage your house, sell your children into slavery,
get your wife out on the corner turning tricks. Do whatever you have to do to
spend as much as you possibly can. You won't regret it.
"That's funny, every Ford I've owned so far has been a complete lemon.
My wife's Mercury Sable has had 3 (going to be 4, probably)
transmissions in 6 years.
So tell me how wonderful Ford is again?"
So you have one at 6 years, and 3 transmissions. That's a lot of transmissions
even for junk, what is your wife doing to them? Were they new, rebuilt or
junkyard? Sounds like something is missing from the story. Why didn't you just
get rid of it? What about this other lemon? What model was that? What was so
wrong with it that you classify it as a lemon? Something tells me you are making
mountains out of mole hills. I doubt the story is quite as you are implying.
Absolutely nothing. They're lasting just over a year each and we'd
like to get rid of it, but it has to run first! The last tranny
lasted 14 months and it's out again. It's sitting at a new tranny
shop right now waiting to be pulled apart.
Let's see, the first time it failed was 2 years after we got the car
new. That got replaced but we were never really happy with how it ran
in first gear (delayed shift) but it was the best the dealership could
do. 18 months later, it was gone again. Took it to a local tranny
shop and they put 2 transmissions into it, the first one was a rebuild
on the Ford tranny in the car, the second was a complete rebuilt
because they couldn't make the other tranny work. Now, 14 months
later, that tranny is gone and grinding with internal problems. I
won't know how bad until they pull the thing on Monday.
At $1500 a pop, this is hardly a mountain out of a molehill.
You say it's not right, appreantly they agree but say it's the best they can do?
And you buy that line? If it is not right, it's not right demand it be fixed,
you shot your self in the foot on that one. By the way I have land on a real
nice Florida key I would like to sell you.
Not bad for not working correct from the first repair, I'm betting that if you
had them fix it correctly you would still be on the first replacement, your
fault. The technicians fault for not getting it correct the first time.
Sounds like poor quility work, not a lemon of a car problem.
Still, what is this other lemon you say you have and what problems is it having?
I said it once and ill say it again... for cars i would buy a saturn
havent seen many problems with them at all and everybody but me in my family
On the other hand.... if you need to haul stuff (wood, atv's, put weight
or a lot of crap in an automobile go with a ford truck)
I love my F250 with the bottom of my heart!
I believe he was asking advice on the price one should pay when
purchasing a new car. Another persons experience, good or bad,
with any particular vehicle is no indication of what another
person may experience with their particular vehicle. Every
manufacture makes some on occasion that are not up to their build
standards. That is why they all offer a warranty, including
Rolls Royce. Toyota for instance is touted by many to be one of
the best choice, yet if you go into a Toyota NG you will read
many complaints from owners of everything from rattles to bad
engines and transmissions and Toyota cost a lot more to buy than
comparable Ford models. Does that mean that nobody should buy a
Toyota, certainly not.
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