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Performance Pontiac Chesapeake Va Complaint - Transmission Replacement

Review by breezy on 2004-06-01
VIRGINIA -- I purchased a brand new 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT in 99 and loved it as the yrs went by I noticed things going wrong the most major thing was at 64k miles the parking pin broke off and went up into the transmission and got grinded up in the gears it ended up costing me over $2000 in work I tried to get GM or the dealership to cover this but they said after 60k miles they could do nothing. I now am having to change the struts on front and its another $400 in repairs. I feel that the transmission shouldnt of gone out this fast and will never purchase another GM auto truck or otherwise I also have several friends with the same problems. From now on I will only purchase Toyota, Honda or Nissan which are all foreign and made better.
Comments:4 Replies - Latest reply on 2004-06-09
Posted by melissa.messner.ni1q on 2004-06-02:
I wouldn't be to fast to jump on the foreign bandwagon...many foreign cars are 2-3 times more expensive to repair than American made cars. Keep that in mind. My sister bought a Honda, and when it had just over 37k on it, she took it in for a tune up, only to discover that she'd have to pay close to a $1000 to get repairs done. Why so much she asked? Because the parts are foreign, and cost more to get in than American made parts. Be wary...
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-06-02:
Melissa, Your sister got hammered, Quick question Where do you think "foreign" car manufacturers get the majority of their parts from???? That's right in the United States. Where do you think most "foreign" cars are built??? That's right, here in the U.S. Now where do you think alot of "domestic" cars are built??? Try Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and now Australia. You would be hard pressed to find a vehicle that is completely built in one country anymore.
Posted by justUNbelievable on 2004-06-02:
I don't know much about cars but I do know I witnessed a 14, 15, or 16 year old Honda turn over its 200,000 mile marker during its trek from Syracuse, NY to the Albany area. Some repairs but nothing outrageous. I witnessed a guy exiting his Honda Civic crediting it with 229,000 miles. I have always tried to stay loyal to American brands. But honestly, what I have witnessed just supports the sale of these Japanese brands. What I am told about their quality assurances is that Any worker who detects a deficiency on the assembly line has the power to shut it down for immediate corrective action. HUH! Try that on for size in the U.S. factories, if there even are any anymore!! PS. Hyundai offers the best warranty; 100,000 miles or ten years, according to my buddy who excells at research.
Posted by terrapin8180 on 2004-06-09:
I have a 97 mitsubishi eclipse with over 140,000 miles on it. I have had it for 5 years now and I do a lot of traveling in it and so far
( knock on wood ) the only thing that has gone wrong was the timing belt which was about $1700 to fix which is good considering the years and the mileage on it. So hey don't rule out foreign cars just yet.

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