The Right Vehicle
Robert Sharek (drdaddy@COMPASS.NET)
Tue, 5 Sep 1995 23:23:12 -0400
I know that this is a Scouting area, not to be used for personal
vendettas, but I think whne you read this, it might help in a scouting
sort of way. It is a JEEP story, a tale of grief and relief.
Two years ago, after depending on all my buddies in my troop for canoe
transport, I splurged and bought a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Nice looking,
REAL comfortable, but, a piece of crap from a company that couldn't care
less. (getting the drift)
I am writing here because many, many, many scouters asked how I liked the
car (um, truck), and I let them know what troubles I had.
I have had the car in the shop 5 times for warranty service, not
including tunes and oil change. Headlight burned out, 2 passenger side
power window motors, driver's power winder motor, intermittent windshield
motor, rear windshield wiper motor have all been replaced. New parts
needed for control arms in linkage were replaced after 2 months new.
Rear view mirror fell down! (This one they said that this Chrysler dealer
replaces the mirrors at least 10 times per month in S. FL.) I have been
living here 21 years and never had a mirror fall down!
The last straw was driving in Key West at 10:00 PM and the car just dies
in the middle of the street! Towed to my hotel, towed to Chevy dealer on
Sat,(only mechanic on island), towed to Chrysler dealer on Mon (they said
"nothing wrong!), towed to Toyota dealer who replaced coil and
distributer cap, flat bedded 250 miles back home.
Chrysler couldn't care less at 200 miles on odometer, 7,000 miles or
now. Well, I won't be schlepping any more canoes. Got a charcoal grey
Lexus ES 300 Monday.
Jeep/Chrysler was told I would let people like y'all know. You can guess
how much they cared.
Wow, I feel better. Thanks for sharing the bandwidth.
Never shirking, just sometimes lurking.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City