Date: 13 Aug 2006 08:16:43 -0700
From: "Jon R. Pickens" <>
Subject: Re: 9000 CS vs. Aero...what's the difference?

Man... you don't even want to know... On second thought, you're asking, so I'll tell ya! I spoke to the salesperson I'd been dealing with via phone on Monday. I told her about all the problems the car had, and she assured me that the major things would be resolved. The car was towed to a shop on Tuesday, where it remained until yesterday morning (Saturday). I went to the dealer yesterday afternoon to check it out. I get in, start it up (takes a few seconds longer than I'd prefer). A/C is NOT cold, and the "check engine" light is still on. I get out on the road and realize that the wheel bearing wasn't even fixed. I immediately went back, and told the owner that there must have been a misunderstanding. I was mistakenly under the impression that having a car in the shop for nearly 5 business days would result in some actual work being performed on it. He didn't really know what to say except, "Yeah, well, that bearing's been drives GREAT doesn't it?!?!" I told him, "No, it's horrendous. Next time maybe the mechanic should try replacing the wheel bearing that's actually bad." I explained that the terrible noise and vibration was still there, and that the other two problems weren't resolved. Here's where it gets stupid... This guy had the balls to look me in the eye and say, "well, if I fix those things, I'm going to have to raise the price of the car substantially." I'm not sure, but I think that may be illegal. If nothing else, it's highly unethical. The car was and IS advertised with A/C and power everything, etc... if those options don't work, then they may as well not even be there, and none of those problems are disclosed in the ad. Have a look at it: It's advertised as having X options for Y amount of money. I expect that I should pay Y dollars and get a car that functions as advertised. It's funny...I thought of buying the car and just to get it fixed, taking it back and using the advertised "3 month warranty". If it's advertised as having A/C, and it turns out that it doesn't work after the sale, wouldn't he be obligated to fix it for HIS cost per his own warranty? Besides, all of this is irrelevant. I asked *specifically* that the car be EXAMINED...NOT fixed. I wanted to know what was wrong...You know, specifically what the problem was--not the symptom. The A/C doesn't work and I want to know why...the 'check engine' light is on and I want to know *why*. If it was going to be a cheap fix, I could justify buying the car as is. He'd offered to knock $1000 off the price to take it as is. But as I've told him repeatedly, I can't spend that much on a car without knowing what's wrong with it. If it was a mid-80's Chevy truck I'd be good :-P But as I told him, I don't need *another* half-functional Saab. I already got one. So, hopefully tomorrow I'm going to go have a look at the automatic Aero coupe--for less money. This really is tough on me...My rear axle in my truck went out on July 3rd, and since that time I've had to share my girlfriend's Chevy Tahoe with her. Working it out has been, um...interesting to say the least. ~jp Nasty Bob wrote: > Jon R. Pickens wrote: > > Gonna pick up the CS this weekend probably...that seller is actually > > interested in selling cars. > > So Jon, we're all dying to know.... > how are you getting on with the CS > ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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