WARNING: Woman On A Mission/Rant/Public Service Announcement, WHATEVER...... Long Post!!!!
This is what I bought 17 months ago,..........and was quite happy with until:
I stupidly moved the passenger seat back and everything in the car shorted out, had to be towed to the dealership......
Even after the oil plug came out (cross-threaded incorrectly by that friendly "electronic" robot that builds cars)...while driving down the interstate, but with the built in safety feature that holds a bit of oil in reserve so you don't burn up the motor (thank you very much)......but prevented me from realizing anything was wrong until I pulled into my basement and smoke comes pouring...and I DO mean pouring from the car, causing much stress as I was afraid I had another "short" in the electrical system and my car was on fire!
Then there was the time I got out of the car and the dash and dome lights stayed on for...well I'm not exactly sure how long.....I finally went to bed....but the battery was dead the next day.
But the love stopped when I pulled into the basement Thursday night and the ENTIRE electrical system went bonkers, even turning off the car and removing the key didn't slow it down a bit!! It would have been an AWESOME scene in some poltergeist movie, all the inside and outside blinking lights was quite impressive!! LOL!!
My husband decided to disconnet the battery but the battery was sizzling and oozing the contents of itself all over the place so we slammed the hood and hoped for the best.
After a sleepness night Thursday night (I was afraid something would spark and burn my house to the ground....oh...forgot to mention the car wouldn't go in gear so we COULD get it out of the house in case of fire either). I decided the love affair was over.....NO more chances........you had your 3 chances and it is SOOOO OVER!!!!!!!
After two full days of "discussions", the Dealership saw things my way, paid off my car, will have it towed (where by their own admission will repair and put on their lot to sell or trade with another dealership....... ultimately selling to some unsuspecting person which is SOOOOOO wrong).....sold me a new car for pretty much the same price I paid for the old one....got more for my money this time around....pays to do your homework and go in with documentation to back it up ladies....these guys just THINK we ladies are an easy sell!!!! Could be the knitting throws them off!! Hee! Hee!
I do like this car, but I don't like change....I like things simple and this car is SOOOO not simple.
I feel as though a training class should have been included just to operate it!! LOL!!!
I reached up to adjust the mirror to night driving and no little thingy to flip the mirror.......it just "knows" when it is night and when a car gets within a certain range something changes and the back windshield will turn green......reminds me of a story I had to read in 2nd year English/Lit....about a futuristic house that was all "electronic" and could sustain itself on it's own.... Come to think of it.....the end of the story wasn't a good one......GULP!!!! And now the cars can do all this stuff without your input at all!!!
LAWZY.....what's this world coming to!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know, I know....I'm showing my age!!!
I think some enterprising company should create a car that has doors that must be locked and unlocked with a key INSERTED in the door lock (gasp), windows that roll down with a crank knob (how CRUEL).... mirrors that must be adjusted by hand, (remember that feeling of having to roll down your window while going 60 miles and hour and adjust your side mirror.....while trying to maintain the integrity of your hair "do"??) LOL!!!
A car that requires a MECHANIC to fix anything that goes wrong........NOT ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS and a computer!!!
Such a company would make a KILLING I'm telling you!!!! Every old pooh like me would be lining up to get there name on the list! AND all the investors would be RICH, RICH, RICH I tell ya!!! SIGN ME UP!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!
OH......and if you find yourself contemplating the purchase of a 2006 Honda Accord EXL in the Carbon Bronze Purl color any time in the near future from Precision Honda in Jasper, Alabama, or in ANY STATE (because they trade off with each other).......let me know.....I have the VIN number....might be able to save you some trouble!!
I don't want something for nothing.....I'm like the Dyson commercial.....I just think things should work right!!!!!!
O.K. WHEW....glad I got that off my chest......I feel ALL better now!!!!!!!!!!!!