12th Jan 2012, 16:04
Well, since you feel the need to follow my posts, let me explain; I had an Ascender, which is an Isuzu, but a twin to the Trailblazer. No one seemed to know what it was, nor did they take my word on it when I told them. While I was in the process of finding a competent mechanic, I had to go to the Chevy dealer with it about 4 times. I got lucky though, as they weren't one of the dealers in GM's network that dupe everyone for repairs, but I spent over $1,000 there nonetheless. It was the last dealer experiences I have had for after warranty repairs. Of course I stopped buying GM vehicles, so I never have had to have any repairs on anything that wasn't covered.
My Ford has only had a minor issue, but was covered under warranty. ALL of my import branded cars have never been to any dealer service shop for anything other than routine maintenance, and even that was only if it was a free service like on my Toyota now.
Does that answer your question adequately?
16th Jan 2012, 09:59
Update. I am the owner of the car. My transmission work came out to $2679.54, so now I have Park again... but the car lasted only 150 miles. Now I've lost reverse, and 3rd as well as 4th. They are saying it might be the shifter :( which is another $400 bucks. Had they not thought about checking that before they started to scream it was the transmission. So I'm done.
16th Jan 2012, 10:03
Will never own another Toyota or Honda. Had a 2005 Civic Hybrid and a 2007 Toyota Camry. Biggest pieces of crap on this planet. Worse than my Focus. Look at the 2008-09 Accord and the 06-08 Civic, as well as the 2007-09 Camry, on this site... And the Honda Civic and Accord are like the 3 and 5th worst cars sold due to transmission issues. They are right behind the Explorer and the Dodge 2.7. It's just they have a great marketing team. We have learned that every car is gonna have its issues. So that's why I'm just gonna get another Outback.
30th Jan 2012, 12:41
Another post from the owner of this car... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nonuks_eZS0&list=UUEbLcRtTs8vTNfDKwAnWT9A&index=1&feature=plcp
This is what it is doing now... so... so much for my "new" transmission.