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    • Ultimately, this scenario is exactly why we chose new over used. We could have purchased a nicer model of an older car for the same money, but we would be out of luck in the case of a catastrophe. I’m not happy, but things are working the way they should, at least. And there are always Sidecars at home at the end of the day. 😉

  1. Oh no! I totally feel your pain…the car I have now was my first brand new car and it has felt like it has always carried a little black rain cloud around it and I wished I had returned it the moment I drove it home and I found out the dealer had lied to me about the functionality that had come with the car. I am still driving it years (and lots of headaches) later and wish I had done something sooner. Best of luck girly!

    • That was what I did with my last car. Something didn’t feel right about it, but I put it off, figuring it was all in my head, and I was wrong. I’m trying to trust my intuition more. I’m so sorry you’ve been through that! 🙁 Dealerships are definitely not my favorite place…

    • I am extremely unhappy about the situation, but blowing up about it only serves to delay a resolution. Ultimately, I just want a fully-functioning car again. Doing whatever I can to work toward that. (The Sidecars certainly help with the calming… 😉 ) Thank you!

  2. Isn’t there some kind of lemon law?! I mean, I don’t know much about it but it seems like there has just been too many problems. They should make it right and give you a different vehicle. Isn’t that a thing? Maybe? It should be!

    • There is a lemon law, but it doesn’t quite qualify yet. Or it does, depending on your interpretation of the law.

      Traditionally, there needs to be 4 failed “reasonable attempts” at fixing the car in the first 2 years or 24,000 miles, which it’s now back in the shop for attempt #4. Or, if the car has been in the shop for cumulative 30 days in the first year for any reasons at all, that also qualifies it. Today is day 19. Basically, I’m biding my time now.

      There is another way to qualify: if the problem is determined to be a safety issue. In that case, there needs to be only 2 failed attempts at fixing the issue. But if you file for lemon law and lose, you can’t refile for the same problem. Who determines what a safety issue is? I think a car that stalls is unsafe, but who’s to say they would agree in arbitration? I’d rather wait until I’m sure it meets the requirements than lose over a technicality.

      In the meantime, we’re back to working with the corporate office in finding a resolution. And hoping that maybe they’ll just step up and realize this is getting ridiculous.

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