Monday, February 19, 2007

Random Thought #5: Chrysler? Crapsler!

Chrysler's suck. Really. See the picture? Chrysler, down the swirly.

Regular maintenance/tune-up actions can not be performed by the owner. You must take your vehicle into the dealer. For example, the fuel filter is supposed to be changed every 30,000 miles. What does it take to replace the fuel filter in the convertible? YOU HAVE TO DROP THE FUCKING FUEL TANK. Seriously. You have to drain it, drop it and then replace the filter. God forbid you'd have to replace the fuel pump. Guess where the geniuses at Chrysler put that? Inside the tank.

I just got off the phone with the Disservice Department. I'd called to find out how much it would cost to get my spark plugs and wires changed. See, it's impossible to do this minor little maintenance task yourself. Half the spark plugs are located in an inaccessible place (for the home mechanic) in the engine compartment. Guess how much it costs... gone on, guess.


Guess high, now.


I'm guessing that one dollar there is Chrysler's way of saying, "HA! We have you bent over the fender and we're not using lube! Take that! And a little more!"


Jane said...

This is the #1 reason that Hot Guy is resisting buying newer vehicles. He'd rather drive his ancient car forever so that he can continue to service it without a degree and/or a third and fourth arm.

I like walking through the car lots and popping the hoods and not recognizing anything remotely engine-looking. It's so future-y. Wheee!

Ima Wurdibitsch said...

You're a sick woman, Jane.

Hot Guy is smart. I'm going to have to break down and buy a new vehicle this year. It sure as hell isn't going to be a Chrysler.