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Lynnes nissan Complaint - Nothing but trouble

Review by cheezedofff on 2010-06-23
SUSSEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY -- In April of 2008, My father and mother chipped in and got me a car for $9,000 from Lynnes Nissan in Sussex county, New Jersey. It was a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. My fault for not getting the car fax I guess.
After 5 weeks the brakes went. It cost me over $1,000 to fix because it ran down to the rotors. Shortly after this, for several months, the electrical system kept screwing up. Either the rpms would run into red zone for first 20 miles/hour and then kick in or, especially if it rained, it wouldn't turn on at all. Forget how much this cost. Took it for repairs several times. That summer the window broke in the down position. Was fun driving home in the pouring rain. Friend fixed that. The I noticed problems with the coolant. thought it was leaking. so I kept coolant in my car. Finally, on black Friday, I blew a gasket. $2000 to fix. I didn't have the money, so the mechanic was "kind enough" to buy the car for $500. dollars.
I called Lynnes several times and even emailed them with my complaints. Was not aware of lemon laws and lynnes Nissan never responded. I emailed them and all I got was a salesman trying to sell me a car.
Comments:3 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-06-23
Posted by MRM on 2010-06-23:
It is a 5 year old car with alot of mileage. Expect to have several repairs and maintenace to the car.
Posted by saj80 on 2010-06-23:
Don't think lemon laws apply to older vehicles, and a Carfax would not have indicated mechanical problems, only accident and major repair history. You need to have an independent mechanic inspect a vehicle prior to purchase, and obtain a Carfax only for vehicle history information.
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2010-06-23:
You should have had a mechanic check out this vehicle before you purchased it. Just because it came from a new car dealership does not necessarily mean that it's a perfect car. Chances are that this car was abused or driven hard, and in the case of the coolant, that the improper coolant was used-GM cars from the late 1990's-on used Dexcool, and some early GM vehicles with V-6 engines did have issues with sludging and head gasket failure with Dexcool coolant-probably your 2003 Alero was one of those cars. Mixing the old-fashioned green antifreeze with Dexcool will cause cooling system problems as well. You probably also bought this car "as-is", without a warranty or service contract.

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