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Old 05-14-2023, 03:05 PM
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Originally Posted by motordavid View Post
Cogent comment, and while it may not apply to every car, appliance, machine, or product made during those times, it is very reasonable. And, I suspect the 'hangover' still applies, combined with considerable cost cutting and outsourcing of both labor and sub products.

Fwiw, my '02 Vette Vert, bought new 21 yrs ago, now with 80,000 miles, runs like a top and is TheBest car I have owned in 60 yrs of lots of different cars. Old school, low(er) tech, etc. But, I still Jones for a cream puff C7...

Just bought my wife/TheBoss, a new BMW X3 and hope it is screwed together as well as our '01 X5, (still have it, 130k miles and 2nd best car I have owned), and her traded in 2017 X1.

Sorry to read of OP's SUV stopping dead, but I am sure it is 'fixable', and the new cars have so much 'tech' and electronics, interconnections and gizmos that it is almost remarkable to me that they start and run.
GL, mD
2009/10 was the same way. Workmanship and quality control plunged with so many people nervous, worried, anxious, depressed after being foreclosed upon or knowing they soon would be. Lots of couples divorced as a result as well. Affected workers were not real concerned about maintaining quality at work. It took a few years to get quality back. This applied to almost every industry in 2008, 2009, 2010.
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Old 06-23-2023, 01:13 PM
Location: SW Florida
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Hi everyone, it's "Mr. Avalon08" (haha, it's Ms.). Sorry for the delay in updating, I went out of town immediately after getting the car back. The dealer fixed it under warranty, it was a fuel pump delivery sensor or some such electronic thing. Took about five days to get it. They loaned me a Buick Encore (not a comp to the Terrain but it was a pretty peppy little thing).

I immediately then drove it 1000 miles up North and then back again a month later. The car is big, clunky and slow. I never feel confident pulling out in front of oncoming traffic. I was on the interstate yesterday and I stepped on the gas to accelerate. It hesitated then the oil light flashed. OMG, I thought, ANOTHER problem, and I'm 300 miles from home??? (I just had the oil changed at the first service.) The light went out but then I was leery about stepping hard on the gas. Ugh.

Granted, the car was loaded with stuff but nothing super-heavy. I know the 2018 Terrain I rented didn't seem so slow and heavy, but this model is an AT4. Maybe heavier, I don't know.

Well, only two more years on the lease...
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