7th Aug 2006, 15:07

GM no longer makes a quality car and they repeat their mistakes year after year without fixing or acknowledging the problems. I am a former GM employee and have always bought GM. However, with 2 kids in college, I can no longer afford the GM repair bills. My next new vehicle will not be GM.

Four out of my five cars have had the coolant gasket leak repaired ($800 a pop/3 vehicles I made a 50/50 split with GM and one was under warranty). The details were 2000 Grand Am 48,000 miles, 2000 GMC Sonoma 90,000 miles, 2001 Blazer 68,000 miles, 2001 Regal 3,000 miles. Recliner seat broke on Blazer, week later, recliner seat broke on Sonoma.

Door hinge & bushings bad on two GMC Sonomas. Now we are starting the redos - coolant leaking on Grand Am again after 14 months. Upper Ball joints replaced on Blazer at 66,000 miles and 16 months later, they need to be replaced again. The service man told me his wife's car has the same problem and he has replaced the ball joints twice in a year. This really makes me feel all better about spending the $500 to have the thing fixed. Just tact it on to the annual expense for oil changes.

These are just the items that have gone bad recently. Doesn't include the major items covered by extended warranty with a $200 deductible.

28th Mar 2007, 15:27

The reason for the recliner seats going out in such a close time frame from each other is simple, too many doughnuts.

14th Sep 2007, 21:54

I'm sorry, but the fact that you people are siding with GM and making it sound like this person is full of it is totally ridiculous. I had the same exact problems with my Blazer and I came from a GM only family! And I wouldn't say that I'll never buy another GM vehicle, just NEVER another Blazer, because they stink! And trust me: you don't have to do anything to the stupid thing to make it break down; it does that just fine on it's own!