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Discussion in 'Auto News & Rumors' started by vipergg, Feb 2, 2020.

  1. vipergg

    vipergg Well-Known Member

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    #1 vipergg, Feb 2, 2020
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  2. FThorn

    FThorn Well-Known Member

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    I had heard precisely the opposite slam/argument when Chrysler introduced 7 year 70 or whatever the mileage was at first. People I heard or told me if the product was good, you wouldn't need a warranty. Or something along those lines.
     
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  3. Doug D

    Doug D Virginia Gentleman

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    As potential buyer a long term warranty tells me the manufacturer stands behind their product and has confidence it will last that long without any issues. I was really disappointed when Chrysler shortened the factory warranty to 5 years / 50,000 miles (bumper to bumper).

    The 7/70 plan Chrysler Corporation offered in the early 90's was on the drive train only. In '92 my wife and I purchased a '92 Acclaim (new). The warranty option was 1) 3 year / 36,000 mile bumper to bumper or 2) 12 month / 12,000 mile bumper to bumper and 7 year / 70,000 mile on the drive train (engine/transmission). Since we tend to own and keep vehicles for a long time, we chose for option 2. Either way it was wash as the vehicle never needed warranty service. FWIW - the Acclaim had accumulated 302K miles by the time I parked in 2003 (heater core blew). At 191K miles (well out of warranty) the bullet proof 3 speed transmission was replaced (worn clutches).
     
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    97 plymouth neon expresso Well-Known Member

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    And if the product is good, offering a great years/mileage warranty shouldn't be a problem or expense for the manufacturer
     
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    97 plymouth neon expresso Well-Known Member

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    page2171 Well-Known Member

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    So, kind of like FCA, except without the great warranty?
     
  7. hmk123

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    FCA might have some issues but I would argue it also has very proven powertrains like the HEMI and the Pentastar.
     
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    vipergg Well-Known Member

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    Pentastar is good but the 5.7 Hemi has more than it's share of very early waterpump failures and cam issues .
     
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    The 5.7 Hemi is the reason the company is still around, 3.6 and 2.4 are basic engines that just work without the complexity of Turbos. Ford spent Billions going Turbo crazy and that is not working out very well.
     
  10. 97 plymouth neon expresso

    97 plymouth neon expresso Well-Known Member

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    The 3.6's are starting to have rocker/cam issues also
     
  11. Doug D

    Doug D Virginia Gentleman

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    All I can tell you is the 5.7L Hemi in my '06 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT (268K miles) is purring just fine.
     
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    Powdered Toast Man Move along, nothing to see here

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    I have friends who have owned/own Hyundai vehicles. Yes they have a long warranty and it looks great on paper. In reality, Hyundai fights their customers and pushes back on warranty claims. I've heard multiple people complain that they "had to jump through hoops" to get warranty repairs finally approved after months of wrangling.
     
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    I've heard there same type of stories here about FCA vehicles.
     
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    And BMW, Audi, Ford, GM, etc... Toyota might still be an exception...
     
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    I disagree with that, from what I've seen, Hyundai bends over backwards to take care of legitimate claims and it's customers.
     
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    I had a relative with a Hyundai Sonata. When their car was in for an oil change (it was probably 2 years old then) the service writer asked them if they could leave the car overnight as they'd like to replace the outside door handle assemblies because the paint had peeled off of them.

    Could you imagine an FCA (or any previous version of Chrysler) dealer volunteering to make a cosmetic warranty repair on a 2 year old vehicle?
     
  17. Powdered Toast Man

    Powdered Toast Man Move along, nothing to see here

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    I have a friend who owns an Elantra. It had one of the million recalled engines from a couple years ago. He actually HAD the engine go bad (contamination of metal fragments destroys the block). Hyundai fought him for 5 months on whether they would even approve the claim despite the car being both under warranty and part of the recall. They finally relented and ended up having to replace the entire engine.
     
  18. Powdered Toast Man

    Powdered Toast Man Move along, nothing to see here

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    That's a good dealer right there. FCA dealers are great at caring for you in the front door when it's the sale part but lousy at the ownership experience part.
     
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    Ironically, this Hyundai dealership operates out of a property that used to be a Dodge dealership. You can tell from the inside used car and service signage.
     
  20. dodgeismycar

    dodgeismycar Well-Known Member

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    Who exactly is Hyundai?
    The scope of that company and all its various components is huge.
    I am curious, how much money does Hyundai receive from the Korean government,if any?
     

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