Always Get the Extended Warranty on a Chrysler.....

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  1. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    For some background I helped my mother get a Sebring back in 2004 for a crazy deal at 14,000 which was ~10k off sticker price.

    Now the crazy part they just replaced the whole engine :eek1

    In the past they have replaced the transmission twice, ball joints, and the full front suspension. I'm kind of curious in case anyone here has experience with Chrysler service....how much has she gotten out of the warranty?
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  2. perterra

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    All the ones I have owned were great for the first 60,000 miles. Then they broke so often that they had to be towed to the car dealership to trade in.
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  4. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Awful Kanauphyl

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    ^ What he said. Any I have owned were built for 60,000 miles, no more. I wish I could say better things aabout our Tundra, but that's another thread.
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  5. josjor

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    Almost exactly the opposite of my experience with a Sebring.

    We bought a barely used 1997 convertible in 1997. That was the one with the Mitsubishi engine/trans. My wife doesn't drive many miles so in 2011 when we traded it off last year it only had about 75,000 miles on it. The drivetrain was absolutely rock solid. Everything else, in other words any thing that Chrysler had a part of actually making or assembling, was falling apart. Miraculously, the extended warranty my wife insisted we buy didn't cover one damned bit of that stuff.
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    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Pretty much everyone I know that's had any kind of Chrylser product has ended in some kind of horror story. My college room mate bought a used Grand Cherokee against my advice and put an engine and a rear end in it, at the same time, after about 10k and it only had about 70k on the clock.
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    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    :ear

    I'd actually like to hear that one.....start it up!
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    well there's your lack of problem! :deal
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    My 89 Jeep/Chrysler wasnt bad, drove it for 125,000 miles pretty much trouble free, but it had the AMC 4.2 I6. Been 20 years since I owned a Dodge, wont likely own another unless they give them away.

    I owned 2 in the 80's and drove a couple as company cars in the mid 90's
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  10. CA Stu

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    I bought an 09 Ram 1500 in Dec 2008, right when Chrysler was struggling to stay in business.
    As an incentive, my truck came with a lifetime guarantee on the entire powertrain for as long as the original owner (me) owns it. :D

    I plan to keep this truck forever.

    Plus, I know 2 guys who have bought brand new Ford Raptors, one of them had a power steering hose take a shit and had to wait a couple of weeks for a replacement, and my Dodge is faster than those shitpiles. :D
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  11. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    I REMEMBER when they were doin that! The local Chrysler dealer on La Brea (that is now gone) had a buy one, get one free deal. Buy an SUV, get any car of equal or lesser value, free.
    I actually debated about going down there to get something with a lifetime warranty but I wondered if they would honor it, especially if they went out of business.

    I have the same engine in my CJ-7......Im surprised it made it to 125k!

    :lol3
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    '02 wrangler. Oil leaks at 20k, ticking at 30k

    '04 grand cherokee. Wheels came of the train at 42k. Oil leaks, klunky drive train. Rattles and creaks. Slipping tranny.

    '07 ram 1500. Biggest piece of shit I have ever owned. 4x4 problems, tranny problems, computer problems all before 30k.

    I have a fist full of maintenance receipts for each one but they still fall apart.

    If they offered me a new ram for free I would pass. There's a reason they are so willing to deal on them. You get what you pay for.
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  13. Dingo Joe

    Dingo Joe Frick You...

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    slow learner...
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  14. CA Stu

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    96 Ram 1500 ran great , 80k miles when I traded it in on
    01 Ram 2500, 82k miles, runs like a top, still own it
    05 SRT-10 Ram, sold it with 24k miles, ran strong
    09 Ram 1500, 50k miles today, runs strong and great.

    That's 230k+ miles in Ram trucks for me so far....maybe it's just you? :D
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  15. josjor

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    That was kind of my point. Mitsu stuff: strong. Anything Chrysler had a part in: weak

    You never owned one over 82k. I've got 195,000 and a little over a decade on my F150 and I've done an alternator. That's it. Ever.
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    Other than the valve cover leaking oil it was perfect.
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    dakota #1
    125K miles traded 87
    Dakota #2 bought new, no issues except divorce caused sale
    dakota #3 bought with 18K sold at 125K still running AFAK. Paint fell off Block busing for distributor went bad, cost 300 to repair.
    Dakota #4 fine until traded at about 50K
    Dakota #5 prior savage, it is a beater truck, burns oil and the ac quit but it is a 91.

    Dynasty 167K when the AC quit and I sold to a friend for their kids. Updated tranny controller and that was it.
    His kids could not kill it either until the 3d wreck.

    Some folks do not get along with chrysler, and I do not know why

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  18. perterra

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    If I didnt drive any more miles than you are I wouldnt sweat it too much. If you decide to keep driving that 2500 much longer get a good towing policy.
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    The only Chrysler I ever had was a 96 Neon I bought after driving one set up by Skip Barber.
    I beat hell out of mine and it never skipped a beat.
    I think it was as good or better than many cars at the time.
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  20. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Jack of all trades, master of none...

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    I am amazed anyone actually still buys Chrysler products.....:deal


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