I bought a lemon, and learned so much about cars :-X
Take a look at these cars. Which one would you buy? Which one is the most reliable? I've owned all three, and I love my Nissan 1991 Stanza xe. It is most reliable, always there for me. I've had transportation since I was 17. I take good care of her, I change the oil synthetic, every 10 thousand miles. She gets a tune up about every 30, spark plugs cap and router. Flush the transmission fluid. Change timing belt, and water pump every 60 or so.... She's lasting, and she is always reliable. I can take her on the high way, she accelerates. Get's me where I need to go.
I loved the Toyota Avalon XLS. I thought it was just a beautiful car. It got hit by a semi, and the insurance totaled it :( It was a v6, accelerated so fast. It need it's alignment done, that's all. It was a 1998 with 180,000 miles. We put a new timing belt. The interior was beautiful, it had a sun roof. I almost cried when the tow truck came to total it.
We just got a new PT CRUISER from Chrysler. Now, with this car, I really got a schooled on cars. I know so much about cars now 0_o it's just how I learned was a hard, difficult, agonizing lesson. It's a 2006, with 55,000 miles on it. It overheated 3 days after buying it. The person that sold it to us, sold us an unreliable car, that over heated. Jesse, my husband, knew it would. He goggled these cars, before he bought it, and read about over heating issues. When he bought it he asked the guy, "Is this car going to over heat on me". he said no. He was full of it. Before Jesse test drove it, the person that sold it to us said "Don't drive it to far". Oh my gosh, I didn't know this. Jesse should of just left. He knew, he is intelligent enough, he was being impulsive. He was hypnotized with how new the car was, and how low the millage was. It was cheap. He said since we are friends with his friends, he'll give us two grand off, a discount. That was b.s., since you're dumb enough to buy this car from me, a PT Cruiser 2006 with 55 miles on it, and at such a low price 4,700, I'm making money off of you. So, Jesse wanted to fix this problem. At least he is trying. We went about it wrong, and spent our savings that we need. Now, we're late on the mortgage. That should be a different blog. Anyway, They guy told us to put in a new thermostat, bla, bla, bla. Then a new gasket. Yeah right. You don't sell a car messed up like that. So, we put in a new thermostat, water pump, timing belt, new fan, and fan relays. We also replaced the radiator fluid 100 freakin' times. We have a nice mechanic friend! He does it, and a good job too, for a very reasonable price. Still over heating. We took it to Chrysler, to have it diagnosed. They rip you off. Don't go to a dealer, unless you make over 100 grand a year. They just say needs new cooling fan module. They'll tell us more, and fix it for $800 to start. Haha not falling for that. That's not even what's wrong with it. So now, we have the guy that sold us the car. After going through this hell, we call him up, tell him everything we have done, he said he'll fix it, it needs a new gasket, or a new head. But we pay half. Jesse says we don't have the money. I tell him, oh no, this guy needs to be served lol, he lacks character. He is ripping you the hell off. You need to tell him, be assertive. He's ripping you, and your family off, and you're letting him. He calls him up, and tells him off. Now, he admits he sold us a car with a cracked head. Fine, you fix the damn thing yourself, because we have rights, what you did was illegal you dishonest prick, and you're not gonna get away with it on my watch, bitch haha. Now he is fixing it. I told him you're not gonna just patch it up, I wanna watch your mechanic do it, and you are going to pay the bill. I want this car like new. I know my rights, and I will get an attorney and sue your ass. When I went to see him, he looked ashamed. Well, good! maybe he will learn, and develop better character for his business. Or maybe, he'll make a bad decision, and I will have an opportunity to reveal some light on "his business", to the public, Who knows? not now. So, now moral of the story is is this. If something like this happens to you Google that Sh*t, look the laws up. This is wrong. Be preventative, know your stuff, and use intuition when you buy a car, don't get in this position in the first place. Don't get into a car fast, don't be compulsive, take your time. If it's too good to be true, it's too good to be true.
So, if this happens to you this is what you can do.... File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/autos/aut03.shtm when you submit a complaint, you get an email with a confirmation code, and a phone number, call them! Print this up, and show the person that sold you the car. Federal Trade Commission "Protects American's Consumers". It's illegal to sell a car, and not go over the history, enclose what's wrong with it, etc. So, here is a video on how to file a complaint: http://www.ftc.gov/multimedia/video/scam-watch/file-a-complaint.shtm GOOD LUCK! Details about the law that they are breaking: http://www.lemonjustice.com/lemon-law/CO_lemon_law_used.php Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices (UDAP) laws. Broke this law too. Finally, get an attorney, they have free consultation. Use them, it's worth it. You get money in the end, because you'll win! Print all this up and take it to the a hole that sold you the car! Just because they're dishonest, doesn't mean you have to be! Look, you broke the law concerning this car you sold me. This is the action I'm taking. Be upfront. Honesty is the best policy. I'm being honest with my intentions. Just because you tried to screw me doesn't mean you can get away with it. If you can learn from this, good, don't let them get away with this....
I love my Nissan. It might be old, but it is so reliable. It gets up and goes. I can take my kids to the Zoo, or down town, we go every week, with that car. I'm never car-less. I think I should sell the PT cruiser and buy a old Jap car for 200 dollars, give it a tune up, replace the timing belt, and water pump, maybe the axial? sp? and cb joint. Then, use a small business, or mechanic friend. Watch me save thousands over the years, and have reliable cars. My friends, and other people make fun of me for having such an old car and laugh. I have a reliable, speedy, smooth running and driving car. Guess what? I laugh at you, the joke is on you. ahahahaha. My friend told me old cars are made better. Actually, a few friends told me that. I wonder if they're right....?