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It's waayyyy to easy.........

jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior MemberPosts: 10,164 Senior Member
...... to buy a new vehicle!

My wife finally got fed up with putting $100 of 93 octane in the Audi every week and still fouling plugs every year.. She was headed into town to get tires put on it when the check engine light came on for misfires. Just did plugs and coils a year ago

We went to Pittsburgh last week and she saw a new Jeep Compass she liked. I mentioned it was one of the few that had a manual transmission.... She like to drive a manual..

So she stopped in the local Jeep dealer and traded.....

They had to bring in a manual from hours away because no one drives them any more.... Why keep in stock?

While doing the paperwork they used my truck for owner loyalty rebate. So they got my VIN from insurance card.

When I took her to pick up Compass the sales manager said he could put me in a new 4x4 lease for $50 more a month than my current truck. I had planned on buying it because 5 trips back and forth to Florida killed my 12,000 per year mileage. So I said no thanks. Sneaky booger had a Bighorn brought up to the front door and as we were leaving said, "I can put you in that for $36 more."

I told him I couldn't. Owed to much for mileage on old one and still a year from end of lease. Well if you are getting another vehicle from dealer..... Mileage doesn't matter. Only matters if you turn in to lease company...

Soooooo.....


"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson

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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,663 Senior Member
    Get manuals while you can...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,921 Senior Member
    Yeah...Damned Jeep dealers....In July, we went browsing while my truck was down for a transmission replacement...poked our heads in a Grand Cherokee and an hour later we were driving it home...
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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,783 Senior Member
    That just happened to wife and I.  Brought our 2 year old cars in for service walked out with two new cars...
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,094 Senior Member
    I've gone into the local dealer to get the wife's car serviced, with a "monkey butt" attitude frequently enough that I'm surprised the sales staff hasn't stocked up on 


    They know better than to approach me. 
    Probably me telling the service manger roughly I hope you've made all the money you need off my truck, because you won't get another dime, 
    Along with a few passages from TennMike's book of "magic words and phrases". loud enough that everyone in the building heard me

    The BBB Complaint I filed probably helps too. 

    For the record, I ONLY take the wife's vehicle their because she thinks that will protect her "Lifetime warranty" (Not worth the paper it's written on IMO)


    Congrats on the new vehicles, their "jedi mind tricks" don't work on me
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,164 Senior Member
    They are just trying to make a living the same as anyone dick . No need to be a dick.
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,742 Senior Member
    Congrats! I'm not a huge Chrysler fan, but the newest rendition of the Ram has my attention. They've really outdone themselves with the performance and creature comforts. 

    My Tacoma is paid off and shows no signs of being unreliable yet, but if it came to a tragic end the Ram would be on the short list. 
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,164 Senior Member
    Congrats! I'm not a huge Chrysler fan, but the newest rendition of the Ram has my attention. They've really outdone themselves with the performance and creature comforts. 

    My Tacoma is paid off and shows no signs of being unreliable yet, but if it came to a tragic end the Ram would be on the short list. 
    I am not brand loyal. I would take a GMC or Ford (Chevy and Tundras are ugly IMO)........ Ram always has the better deals
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,915 Senior Member
    Congrats on the new truck.  I have always considered the Ram the better looking of the bunch, even if I am a Silverado fan.  
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,164 Senior Member
    I actually like the Rams with body color grille and bumpers more...... but went with the deal. 

    The sales guy said this deal had been the most popular he's ever seen. They can't keep a Bighorn on the lot. The one I got was supposed to be picked up that day by someone. They cancelled until Monday and lost their spot...
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • GilaGila Posts: 1,828 Senior Member
    edited November 2019 #11
    I don't have a problem with "monkey butt", mostly because I have the mod monkey on my back...  :o

    The site is buggered again.  I now have to respond to every thread in order to make them update for me, otherwise they will disappear into lala land...  :/

    No good deed goes unpunished...
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,663 Senior Member
    The "bold=contains unread posts" feature isn't working correctly AT ALL.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • HappySquidHappySquid Member Posts: 383 Member
    Gila said:
    I don't have a problem with "monkey butt", mostly because I have the mod monkey on my back...  :o

    The site is buggered again.  I now have to respond to every thread in order to make them update for me, otherwise they will disappear into lala land...  :/
    zorba said:
    The "bold=contains unread posts" feature isn't working correctly AT ALL.


    IT must have a new intern :(
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,164 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Get manuals while you can...
    When they called the other dealer to get it sent up to this dealer 1) they couldn't find anyone who could drive a stick to drive it and 2) they were glad to be rid of it. They had someone new ordering who ordered two by mistake
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • kansashunterkansashunter Senior Member Posts: 1,814 Senior Member
    We have had good luck with my wife's 300 but I have had so much trouble with my jeep that I have swore off Chrysler products. I had planned to buy a new pickup when I retired but I guess it will be a GM. I did just buy another jeep but only because nobody else made a rhd. When I retire it will go away.
  • KMT2KMT2 Member Posts: 360 Member
    Yeah My silverado, had turned 250k on it and well with one rebuilt trans and a very well maintained vehicle, I was looking. Well with one totaled test drive truck to my name I realized the Colorado had some seriously good ratings for drash and roll over. So I sold the truck and picked up a new Colorado, with the 2.8 diesel. That was 6 months ago. And not really leaving the state of michigan for any travel( Michigan city IN is not leaving the state) Im at 13700 and 313 hours on the motor. She runs great, though I don't like to push her over 85. and though she is smaller, the truck is doing fine.
    Just wish I had a few more HP's but she is a torque lil sucker. Been happy. But it will be a bit more time before the warranties are up. First time I got an extended warranty. ONly cause I did not know how the 2.8 lt would operate. Yeah them dealerships can suck ya in if your not careful.

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  • BamaakIIBamaakII Posts: 274 Member
    My daughters jeep did a software update. And after a mile it went into limp mode.  Limped it to the dealer and they said oh its a bug, we have an update.
  • AccipiterAccipiter New Member Posts: 885 Senior Member
    BamaakII said:
    My daughters jeep did a software update. And after a mile it went into limp mode.  Limped it to the dealer and they said oh its a bug, we have an update.
    I hope to never drive a car that does a software update.
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,152 Senior Member
    Accipiter said:
    BamaakII said:
    My daughters jeep did a software update. And after a mile it went into limp mode.  Limped it to the dealer and they said oh its a bug, we have an update.
    I hope to never drive a car that does a software update.
    Same here.  That seems pretty stupid.
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