2001 Saturn L300 from North America
I really like it
First (two years ago) the transmission had problems and it cost me over $600.00. Now the car stalled 2 weeks ago, but started back up. Today, however, it started making a weird rubbing sound and smelled like burning rubber. Took it to friend mechanic and he said the compressor on the air conditioning was rubbing together, hence the smell, and that it should turn freely in his hand, but it was fused together. Two years ago I had him put freon in the car as the A/C did not work. The freon has run out again. He called the local Saturn dealership and the price for the part is $600 plus his labor. He can't buy the part anywhere else because it is not an after market product. But he said he could buy a re-manufactured part at Schrams for about $150 plus his $400 in labor. But no guarantee. I don't know what to do. Would the above cause my car to stall? Will this fix the problem? Should I spend approximately $600 on a repair job that is not guaranteed as opposed to a $1,000+ guaranteed repair. My car is sitting at his garage and I have to have a car to work. Help!
Should I get rid of this car?
Should I spend the $600 or $1,000?
What should I do?
Yeah, I'm a woman.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 11th March, 2008