FCBO Gold Member
- Aug 18, 2015
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- Chico, California
I say the same about hybrid cars; who wants to pay $3,000 to replace all of those batteries?I totally understand that. I run them all into the ground.
Bad thing about resale is, if the car is only worth a couple grand and this Uconnect craps out and it's 3 thousand to replace just to get the HVAC to work again. What do you do? Or worse yet bringing Dave's cheap Chinese electronics into play. Car is worth 2k repair is $1500 with aftermarket parts, last 2 years. Now car is worth $1800 and repair is another $1500. How deep are you going into a hole on a car that should be worth 5-6k, but because of the nice gadget stuff that sold the car on the front side lowers its value twice as fast as the mid range model.
The other side is just lease a car, by the time it starts nickel dining it's long gone.
Basically it comes down to cars suck until they become a classic.
However, the Uconnect and the HVAC are not connected. Uconnect is a program I pay for; it monitors all of my systems and tells me if I need service. If I don't pay for it, it stops operating, but my Durango will continue to run. I think you are very incorrect about your complaint.
Lease?? Did it once; never again. I am convinced that people lease so that they can impress their friends by driving a car they can not otherwise afford. No thanks.
Also, some of the things you are describing can apply to any car that was built with an ECM. What happens to an '85 Fifth Avenue if another Lean Burn component cannot be found? In California it's junked because it won't pass Smog, and factory equipment is required. These are concerns for any car that has been built since 1980. Don't know about you, but I am not going to rely on a 40+ year-old car to be my daily driver.