<VV> Warranties : Was "Don't knock those Chrysler products"

Charlie chaz at properproper.com
Sun Jan 18 02:05:15 EST 2015

Just curious ~

How many Corvairs had their radiators repaired under warranties that were
billed as Chevelles or Novas? 

My brother wrote a database (with my help) to calculate "cost per vehicle
per visit" to keep track of who was fixing what.  (I suggested that he add
"cost per <issue> per visit" since mechanics were slipping in non-warranty
repairs and billing under the warranties, which his algorithm did not

To Jim Becker:
Why were they "dinking" with the hood latch when you took it in for

And why were you looking under the hood for new paint dots when you went to
pick it up?

I guess they would "fix other campaign issues" because they can bill
Chrysler for anything they can find, and get paid for it, so that makes


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Subject: Re: <VV> Dont knock those chrysler products

American Motors and Renault both had push button transmissions too.

Based on my experience, Wiki was too kind to the Aspen/Volare.  After doing
much research, the woman that later became my wife followed Consumer Reports
recommendation and bought a '76 Volare.  It was a constant series of
problems.  When you took it to the dealer for one of the myriad problems,
they would "fix" other campaign issues and not even mention that they were
(for example) dinking with the hood latch when you took it in because it
liked to stall 25 feet after you pulled out from a stop sign.  I developed
the habit of opening the hood and looking for new paint dots whenever I went
to pick it up.  This car was second only to a Porsche 911T as the most
despised car that I have ever had to deal with.  Ironically, my wife was
buying this thing about the same time I was dumping the Porsche.

Jim Becker

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