02-13-2009 06:59 PM
Within the next few months I'm planning to trade the sable in. I'm considering a prius, a crossover or a small suv. I don't know anything about Saturn, but the saturn dealer here just shut down about a month ago. What I really want is reliability. Having something that the manufacturer actually stands behind would be very nice!! I just don't think I'm going to find that in American made and that makes me very sad.
02-13-2009 08:25 PM
02-13-2009 08:47 PM
02-13-2009 08:53 PM - edited 02-13-2009 08:54 PM
02-13-2009 11:21 PM
I do know there were transmission issues with FOMOCO. I had a 1987 Mercury Sable which reached 120,000 in twelve years before I sold for twenty percent of original cost. Lucky, maybe. I was told by a friend that even back then the issue had existed prior to that year.
Something most people don't seem to factor into any company's transmissions is the terrain in which you live and drive. The people in the plains are not going through these things like folks in the Rockies and Appalachians. This is true for brakes as well. Another issue. I have an American and German auto presently. They happen to be trouble free. However if they required equal amounts of service and repair, the loser would be the German car. (part cost are breathtaking) This is true for a number of non domestics. Had the op's Transmission not been on a domestic product the thread could read quite differently since the bill would not have been $2400.00.
Having said all this; there are a lot of apples and oranges here. There is still room for those of us with individual taste. Auto hell for me would be driving a Camry; alot like the equivalent of a generic car. May be a good car, but boy does it have no personality.
Returning to credit issues.
02-13-2009 11:39 PM
My Toyota was a bonafide lemon.
My Chrysler has been an absolute dream.
02-14-2009 09:58 AM
Something most people don't seem to factor into any company's transmissions is the terrain in which you live and drive. The people in the plains are not going through these things like folks in the Rockies and Appalachians. This is true for brakes as well. Another issue. I have an American and German auto presently. They happen to be trouble free. However if they required equal amounts of service and repair, the loser would be the German car. (part cost are breathtaking)
02-14-2009 02:51 PM
I live in the mid-west. No moutains. Always stay on top of keeping the car serviced. My mechanic and the guy who fixed my transmission made sure I understood that the problem I had was not related to upkeep. It was an issue that has been common with this particular transmission.
Does anyone own a prius?
02-14-2009 03:01 PM - edited 02-14-2009 03:02 PM
My 2001 Sable got a new transmission at 109k in June, 2007. Yep, it's a known problem. High miles were put on by a single owner, my ex-fil. He maintained it impeccably. I sold it shortly before the warranty on the new transmission was about to expire.
I bought a Honda CR-V, have never liked an auto as much as my little wannabe-SUV. Another happy Honda owner.
Ford products? Not in the forseeable future.
02-14-2009 03:05 PM
Everything you pay monthly at the start will be interest so after paying on the account for 2 or 3 months the principle will still be nearly the amount you barrowed. The account will show PIF or paying as agreed for 7 more years.
What kind of car do you have that losy its transmision in 60K miles?
The account may not stay on your report for 7 years. In August 2007, I took out a $3500 installment loan and paid it in full in 4 months. The account reported to each of the CRAs but, as of last month, the account only reports on EX.
Perhaps an exception to the rule,