- Jan 27, 2004
- Richmond, VA
blame Scotty Kilmer
I would think that auto's like VW Audi etc....would be the most problems...My friend bought a new A4 Audi in Scottsdale and it stopped before he got it home.....had to call the dealer to send a truck with 15 miles on it....something with the computer.I haven’t had good experience with the 2001 Cherokee considering the engine went at 108,000. I have heard nothing but bad from most modern Mopar owners but we have a lot of people that like them here. Personally I would not go near another one with a 10 foot pole. Everyone calls me bias but it’s just from my experience and when you know Mopar mechanics and salesman you would understand too. And since I started at the independent shop it has been our 3rd most worked on vehicle brand anything with a Mopar. . .
The owner never told me it broke down and only admitted it after I asked him why he was driving another car when he just bought his Jeep.Not too embarrassed to tell you he broke down, but too embarrassed to tell you what broke?
Haha exactly VW/Audi are always coming into our shop that’s number one on the list and Chevrolet is second and Mopar stuff third. So definitely not the worst. I love Toyota and Ford and I don’t disagree with you one bit on the Toyota prices and not to mention they could care less about the customers and their concerns or issues. My brother in law had a 1989 Camry and got rear ended and totaled it he was so disappointed and I was too because it was an excellent car.I would think that auto's like VW Audi etc....would be the most problems...My friend bought a new A4 Audi in Scottsdale and it stopped before he got it home.....had to call the dealer to send a truck with 15 miles on it....something with the computer.
Somebody asked about my 09 Ram with 155k miles i sold to a guy who was going to use it to tow his fishing boat on the weekends....as far as i know its still going with about 170k+ miles on it now....it was also 4 wheel drive.
In buying Jeep 3.6 over Ford Exploder ...I will not buy any eco /turbo anything.....im not paying 40k for a 4 banger turbo.
The best car I ever owned was a used 90 Toyota Camry 4 cyl I bought with 18k miles.....I drove to 240k miles and gave it to my wife daughter to learn to drive in....she was hit in 3 months and car was totaled. My little 73 Datsun truck was one of the best trucks ive ever owned....my father used it in his biz after i left for college to deliver washers/dryers/dishwashers etc....and he had over 200k when i was hit by a large truck on a freeway and the driver was killed in it.
I dont think Japanese cars are as good as say back in the early 90's ....plus they are so expensive and Toyota wont budge on prices....its almost the sticker price is the price now....I tried to buy a 4 runner before the Jeep and it was 42k base....dealer would only drop 1k off the sticker....My Jeep Limited was 37k sticker and I paid close to 31k.
Is the Toyota 4runner a better SUV ....I would guess so..but for almost 12k diff in price....not worth it to me.
Im 63 retired and only drive about 7-8k a year now...im sure the Jeep should last me the rest of my life I hope.
Ive never owned a GM auto and never will....my father bought them...even though they fell apart...my mother bought a 76 Vega when i was a Senior in HS. I told her buy a Datsun B210 ......nope she would never buy those crappy cars.My new 77 power wagon had a short that created starting problems. Dealer couldn't fix but a local mechanic figured it out and it was good from there on. My 98 neon RT had the infamous Head gasket/oil leak that was common on these models. Dodge wouldn't cover it but the dealer that sold to me did. I have had three More since then with no issues.
Don't get me started with the GM Vehicles I have owned!!
Everyone hates Chrysler because we have repeated threads like this with the same folks repeating the same posts.
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Sounds like you got luckyWe had three 2014 Caravan C/V cargo vans in our fleet.
All three had transmissions rebuilt at 60k miles.
Two had their transmission go out again at 150k miles.
One lost an engine at 130K - all had 3.6 V6.
Always wanted an Audi A4 but still too chicken despite hearing reliability is not bad.Haha exactly VW/Audi are always coming into our shop that’s number one on the list and Chevrolet is second and Mopar stuff third. So definitely not the worst. I love Toyota and Ford and I don’t disagree with you one bit on the Toyota prices and not to mention they could care less about the customers and their concerns or issues. My brother in law had a 1989 Camry and got rear ended and totaled it he was so disappointed and I was too because it was an excellent car.
I had an earlier Grand Caravan that I ordered after Iaccoca went on tv and promised they had fixed the transmissions on them. It stranded me on I-95 and took weeks for the nearby dealer to put a rebuilt trans in that never shifted right. Last MOPAR for me. I had an extended warranty on it and they spent over $8k on it.Had a transmission issue with my 2015 Caravan at 88,xxx kms (54k miles). Had to change the torque converter. Was proactive changed some of the fluid and filter early, but it failed 6 months after warranty. I have done some towing with it and hauled shingles etc for home Reno's.
I'm a bit ******, but I saved over 10k from buying a Sienna and it was zero percent interest for 5 years. So I'm farther off ahead payment wise. I think their is hate for FCA products because of some of these weaknesses in designs. Guy I know had a charger with the Hemi and had the valve seats fail and he had to pay over 5k to get the engine rebuilt. He couldn't walk away because he bought the car used and was still making payments on it.
+1 I'll play. I love both my Jeeps. In fact when the time comes I'll buy another. FTR long time Ford lover, not so much anymore though. Honda or Nissan, not after working at high volume dealers and selling them.Here we go