I got rid of the old POS that was giving me all the drama took my sorry credit rating, sucked it up and went to DriveTime.
I bought a newer model with the assertion that it would be a quality used vehicle
so I could avoid car drama altogether...
Enter the faint smell of oil when I turn on the AC, which is starting to shut off when I idle. Hmmm... suspicious.
I take the car in for it's 3000 mile maintenance and oil change... being a responsible car owner and all that jazz.
**Que the dramatic music crescendo**
My 2007 PT Cruiser is leaking oil from the head gasket. That is a MAJOR repair.
Luckily, the car is still covered under the limited warranty of the dealership. So, they pay for a new gasket and a for the head to be re-machined. Oh, and that AC problem? it's the engine cooling fan motor. It doesn't work. That's NOT covered under warranty. Yay.
So I pitched a wall-eyed fit and used terms like Lemon Law and they saw fit to cover the cost of the part, and I would cover the cost of labor.
I also called the Better Business Bureau and submitted a complaint. The whole premise behind DriveTime is their thourough inspections and ACE Mechanics that make sure they are selling a quality product. Then they want to give me a hard time about my warranty.
The BBB said I had grounds to submit a complaint, so I did.
I am usually the person to get my ass corn-holed by car dealerships, but I've decided to be the squeaky wheel and get the oil.
So far it seems to be working.
I'm just so PISSED OFF!! I mean, what did I do in my past lives to incur this bad of car karma??
Now, I'm just waiting for the other hubcap to drop. I'm taking the car to MY mechanic and having him do a thorough inspection of the vehicle.
Keep your fingers crossed, flist.
And you want to know the absolutely fucked up thing about having car drama???