My '01 LeSabre has:
broken heated seat
replaced temperature sensor
cruise control switch held in "on" with a broken piece of toothpick
rebuilt transmission ($2600)
wheel bearing replaced (not just the $4 bearing, but the whole damned $200
front rotors replaced
vents on passenger side stuck in cold air position
Leak in brake system (been too cold to check and crawl under with an injured
Ignition coils replaced
To make this woodworking related, both rear windows are held up with a piece
of wood. No kidding, about three months apart the cable system mechanism
broke so I removed the door panels and wedged them closed with a notched
stick and replaced the panel.
I used to laugh at people that bought Hyundai when they first came here.
Bought an '07 Sonata and it has 51,000 perfect miles. It also has every
luxury feature that the Buick has, handles better and is faster, for 10
My wife bought an '08 Sonata. She was impressed with the safety features. I
was impressed by the fact that I could sit in it and not bump up against
anything. It was roomy for a big guy like me. They wanted to sell us an
extended warranty. But it has been just fine and we have heard good things
from other people.
I was reading some reviews about the Hyundai SUV's. They consistently were
rated less than many others. Including some others I knew were problematic.
I looked a little closer. The problem was that they did not have the big
engines in them. Which might be a problem for pulling trailers, etc. But
not for everyday driving.
So I checked the gas mileage of different SUV's. Hyundais did quite well.
Some old habits die hard. The Hyundais were being marked down for having
good gas mileage! And Detroit wonders why they are having problems.
I read where Buick won some sort of JD Power award beating out Lexus.
What's that tell you about JD Power? Take a look at
http://www.jdpower.com/autos/Buick/Enclave/2008/SUV/ratings . Seems it
didn't get a 5 ball rating in any category but won the "Most Appealing
Midsize Multi Activity Vehicle" award. Zowie.
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