Originally Posted by eltatertoto
its fine. i should have cooled down before i responded.sorry for the rant everyone. but at this point when it comes to my car/gm im just completely burnt out/bitter on the subject. i used to think maybe i just got the bad apple, but when my parents called me with an "update" of sorts and told me my grandfather who has owned nothing but gm his entire life bought a camry and my dads park that has less than 80k on it has 2 more non functioning windows and the rack n pinion is ruined i just sorta gave up. and ontop of that the next day i get a huge *** rock in my windshield that instantly spidered 2 inches and i take it to midas and find out my 5 month old wheel bearings are bad and i dont have the shop tools to change them. ive only got a set of craftsman and a trunk jack. i dont even have a rubber mallet to knock the axles out let alone a torque wrench jackstands or a 32mm socket and steering wheel puller.
as for the warranty, i made the mistake of doing the get a quote thing on the gm website, and since about june nomatter what i say to them the dealer keeps harassing me via phone call. so one day i asked what the warranty on a cruze base model was and thats what they told me. it could have been the wrong info or the dealer could have messed with the warranty, i dunno. but if i were given the choice id go with the evo right now. i cant stand mitsu i think the car itself is too small and ugly as all hell, but a ten year warranty is hard to pass up. not that ill make enough to buy the only evo id ever own which is the evo lancer with the 2nd engine down from the top. same top speed, less acceleration better fuel economy.
as for money, its true money is tight but im making enough off of the gf'* coworkers... seems that everyone in the scientific community makes good money but drives shitty cars and they arent interested in getting new ones.... so till i can find a job (which admittedly i have been looking alot less and focusing alot more on getting grants and applying at tech schools for next year) thats keeping a decent amount of money in my pocket.
for the record i wouldn't pay 110 for this game if i thought it would affect my daily life. but the ps3 i had a choice of $300 store credit or less than $200 cash way back when so the credit has just been sitting there. and forza is about the only game i play. im addicted to racing games and forza is the only simulator on xbox.
on the forza subect, heres a few random cars... not sure why they added the sonic or h1 but whatever lol. if you zoom in you can read the descriptions. i am immensely looking forward to that syclone
Nah man, it'* cool. I jumped to conclusions and you defended yourself. That'* your right to do so.
On the GM thing, I dunno what to say about that. I dunno if you got the bad apple or if I've always gotten lucky. I've only ever had one major thing ever go wrong with any of my GM'*, and the warranty took care of it.
My 2001 Camaro had the catalytic converter get clogged, GM replaced it under the 80k emissions system warranty. The other two "major" things that went wrong with that car was that the drivers side window stopped working in 2008, replaced it myself. 7 years ain't bad out of a window motor. Then the back glass separated from the conv top. That one was my fault though because I took it through an auto car wash which in the manual it says NOT to do that.
My 2007 Avalanche had the clutch packs go bad. 2nd-4th completely exploded on me while I was driving. Warranty covered it, but I'm sure my driving didn't help it. After I got it back I added a transmission cooler to it, and never had a problem again.
Now, my 2002 Bonne. It'* been out of warranty since I bought it. No big deal though. Two things have happened to it. First, passenger side window motor failed. Didn't have the space or the tools so I let the mechanic do it. $200, not bad. Then right before I left for Iraq, it didn't wanna stay running. I don't remember exactly what it was, but the mechanic fixed it again. $300. Also, I went to change the factory stock battery. Yes, the one that came in the car when it was bought new, in 2009. Dang thing was so old that the side posts snapped off. Buddy at the mechanic charged me $25 to clean up the acid spill and get the stuff off the posts so I could get a new battery.
So, three cars. Two of which are now "old", and no reoccurring significant problems. I'm truly sorry to hear about all the problems you've had with your family of cars.
Now, onto Forza. That game looks sweet. I was looking into getting Forza 3, but if that'* coming out I might as well wait.