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MOther of god. Fuck. Story of my life! Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
4th Dec '12

This fucking car. I bought it in March. It's a 2001 Sebring LXi coupe and it had 55k miles on it when I bought it. It was fantastic. It now has 77k miles. Whatever.



Just over a month ago, my fucking tire blew as I was going 80 down the highway. Scared the hell out of my friend. $150 to replace.



Then I find out it needs a new battery. Not that expensive. $75



Sunday, another tire blows out. $165.



I need two more tires because clearly these expensive ass Cooper tires aren't holding up. $330



I need brakes and rotors all around. $400.



I need an oil change. $100.



FML. All at fucking once!!!



I wish it was feasible for me to ride a bicycle everywhere.



/endfuckingrant

OmegaDucks! Japan 615 posts
4th Dec '12

Oh that sucks so bad. When it rains, it pours.

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting Michael Westen:" This fucking car. I bought it in March. It's a 2001 Sebring LXi coupe and it had 55k miles on it when ... [snip!] ... oil change. $100. FML. All at fucking once!!! I wish it was feasible for me to ride a bicycle everywhere. /endfuckingrant"


Get a Honda. You won't be sorry. 8)

Brandi Milam (girl); 3 angel babies; Tucson, Arizona 574 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting Michael Westen:" This fucking car. I bought it in March. It's a 2001 Sebring LXi coupe and it had 55k miles on it when ... [snip!] ... oil change. $100. FML. All at fucking once!!! I wish it was feasible for me to ride a bicycle everywhere. /endfuckingrant"

You can change the oil yourself and it wouldn't cost much other than the oil and the filter and the oil catching pan.

IDID-VBAC 12/09 2 kids; Alaska 44106 posts
4th Dec '12

Ugh, sorry it is all at once. I just put 2 new tires on my car and I need to replace the other 2 soon as well.



Hubby just replaced all of his tires and he needs new brakes.



I hate cars lol.

Commander Shepard 18 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 6447 posts
4th Dec '12

That always happens to us too. I hate it. I miss my Mazda. :(

Tikaytasha 17 kids; New York 11503 posts
4th Dec '12

I got ya beat.



Replaced starter twice this year $300
Radiator and fuel pump $800
Alternator $600
Breaks, tires & rotors $600



...ALL within this year. So I feel your pain!

Danielle: Jack&Basil'sMom 2 kids; Raleigh, North Carolina 14528 posts
4th Dec '12

Could you goto Autozone and buy one of those troubleshooting type books and do the labor yourself, so you just have to buy parts?



That's what I've been doing since I bought by first car.



Saves sooooooooo much money and it's pretty easy too!



:)

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting Back to Noob Status:" Get a Honda. You won't be sorry. 8)"


The shitty thing is I almost bought a fucking honda accord like 45 minutes before I bought this. But I thought I needed a bigger engine for whatever stupid reason. This thing gets a whopping 20MPG in town and like 24-25 on the highway.

B♥Z 2 kids; Williamsport, Maryland 14245 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting Back to Noob Status:" Get a Honda. You won't be sorry. 8)"


:!:



Mine has over 100,000 miles and runs great still!

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting Brandi Milam:" You can change the oil yourself and it wouldn't cost much other than the oil and the filter and the oil catching pan."


I do change it myself.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting IDID-VBAC 12/09:" Ugh, sorry it is all at once. I just put 2 new tires on my car and I need to replace the other 2 soon as well. Hubby just replaced all of his tires and he needs new brakes. I hate cars lol."


Well my goal was to make it so I only had to replace one axle worth of shit at a time but I don't trust the older tires to do that now.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting Commander Shepard:" That always happens to us too. I hate it. I miss my Mazda. :("


I'm seriously looking at a Mazda 3 or Mazda 6.



Also I'm likely moving to Jax soon! Lol

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting Michael Westen:" The shitty thing is I almost bought a fucking honda accord like 45 minutes before I bought this. ... [snip!] ... I needed a bigger engine for whatever stupid reason. This thing gets a whopping 20MPG in town and like 24-25 on the highway."


Gah! Yeah, I have a Honda Accord and it is a thing of beautiful, and it has a 100,000 mile warranty.



Lesson learned. I also had a Chyrsler and it was a goddamn lemon. :?

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting Tikaytasha:" I got ya beat. Replaced starter twice this year $300 Radiator and fuel pump $800 Alternator $600 Breaks, tires & rotors $600 ...ALL within this year. So I feel your pain!"



God that sounds like my Aviator. That thing... We had that POS for 6 months. That's it. And put $4k in repairs in that stupid thing. Never did figure out what the main problem was.