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so, on thursday we drove down here with no air conditioning. saturday we took it to the dealer here, and they "fixed" it relatively quickly - wiring error, basically. however, yesterday the entire ventilation system went on the fritz, so now we're waiting yet again for the dealer to fix it, and hope it actually *gets* fixed this time.

we're going to be looking into the lemon laws when we get back. this car is four months old, yet we've had to take it in for non-routine maintenance three times (not counting today), and none of those times has our problem actually been fixed. *sigh* (2002 4-door 4wd chevy tracker, for those who are interested. I'm happy enough with how the car runs, but I'd rather not keep having to take it into the dealer every two weeks, even if they are paying for it.)

the plan was to demand the car by 9:30, and hopefully actually get it by 10. then with any luck we'll be home by 8 or 9 tonight.


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May. 28th, 2002 08:15 am (UTC)
a few things to consider
Is your Tracker the first model year of the Chevy Tracker?
Were major changes made to the model this year?

If either of those answers is yes, you're just stuck with it. First-year models are notorious for being full of random bugs (just like code), which you'll just have to deal with getting fixed. Not all bugs in the system are worked out before the car is mass produced and sold, that's what the first year of release is for. That's why I won't buy a first-year model. ;) Think of a first-year model car as a Microsoft product that'll need service packs for a couple years.

If the answer is no, then I'm not sure what to tell you and you should definitely look into the lemon laws. You could always just raise a big stink at the dealership where you bought it, and insist on having it replaced with a 2003 model when they come in (if you don't want to deal with another 2002 model). Good luck, either way - having a car in the shop all the time is no fun, especially when it's a new car!
May. 28th, 2002 09:36 am (UTC)
Car troubles bad.... Good luck on getting home safe and sound. Sorry I didn't get to hang at all yesterday!!!!
May. 28th, 2002 08:28 pm (UTC)
speaking about crappy cars, check out this site; this guy is more bitter than a pound of pure caffine. And I think he's got the right, too.

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