Scott's Rants and Raves 2006 Archives
This site is best viewed in 1024x768 resolution.
My Opinion of Chrysler - Volume 6, Issue 1 - April, 2006|
I'm still on a break from updating this webpage but I had to post the following letter I sent to the Chrysler Corporation:
I would be considered a loyal Chrysler customer because I've owned 2 minivans, a 1999 Plymouth Voyager and currently a 2002 Chrysler Voyager.
Both were purchased from Gary Barbera in Philadelphia, PA.
I am a "car guy" and take very good car of my cars. I do most of the maintenance on all my cars and have never had any major problems with my
daily drivers......until now.
The 2002 Voyager is only 4 years old with only 36K miles yet the transmission is being replaced today at Barbera's. The transmission is one thing
I leave to the dealership to service and it was done by Barbera's 2 years ago when there was approx 20K miles on it. 3 months ago the trans started
showing signs of problems when it began have problems shifting. I took it to Barbera's but they found nothing. 2 days ago it totally lost 2nd and 3rd
gear while my wife had my 2 year old son in the car, going to pick up my 8 and 6 year old daughters from school. My wife was stranded until I could
get there and nurse it to Barbera's using only 1st gear.
When I purchased my Voyager, the warranty was only 3/36 not the 7/70 it is now so you see Iím out over $2,600 for a new transmission.
The service manager at Barbera's said he could do nothing for me and claims it's rare for these transmissions to fail. I know for a fact that is a
total lie. A simple search on Goodle.com finds thousands of hits on the failure of Chrysler transmissions. I am not happy about this. I can tell
you I will NEVER buy a Chrysler product again and I will make sure everyone I know doesn't either. That may seem like an idle threat but I am always
asked for my opinion when family and friends are considering purchasing a vehicle. I also run the NovaResource.com webpage.
Fortunately, the new transmission is guaranteed for 3 years and 36K miles......and that is about how long I will keep it. Within that time it will
be replaced with another minivan from somebody other than Chrysler.
This is a shame because I was considering a Charger R/T or the new Challenger but not now.
Goodbye Chrysler, for good.
Again, I'm still taking a break from updating NovaResource.com for a little while. However, feel free to send your pictures for the galleries. I am
storing them and will get them into the Galleries eventually. Also, I will still answer and Nova questions you email to me.
Follow NovaResource on Instagram and YouTube
If you would like your Nova featured on the NovaResource Instragram feed,
send pictures and a short description to email@example.com
||Copyright © 2006 Scott Windle
||Created on: 04/26/06