|Pintos the crap car of the 70's|
They also went through and made a to do list. Sigh. I did some checking and since there are sensors in the tires, the best deal that I could get was at the dealer. Then they started to rattle off a bunch of things that would love to fix for me.
The check engine light was on and Den said he thought that it was the air filter/air filter area. He was right. They said that it was a hose with two sensors on it and would cost $240 to replace it because it had a crack. Ummmmm yeah, I need to hand the phone off to my husband. I'm sure he would have had my head on a platter if I paid that kind of money for a hose. Den told him no and then later told me that a piece of duct tape would literally fix it. We always try to keep our vehicles in tip top shape but I can't see replacing a hose when $.05 worth of tape will do the same thing. They also said that it needed gaskets for a mere $534. UGH and they wanted to replace the hose on the power steering. Den told them to do the tires and the bushings since that was something that he couldn't do(you have to pull the frame apart and he doesn't have the tools). So when we went and picked the van up, the guy admitted that they never even looked at the gaskets or the hose for the power steering, they just quote those by the miles on the van. UNBELIEVABLE!
The good news is I feel I didn't get completely raped at the dealer. We spent $1134.88 and I got new tires, bushings, and they fixed three recalls. The tires alone were almost $800.
Now you are caught up on my car issues. We have spend $1327.97 so far this year on vehicles and it is still only January. I just keep telling myself that as soon as this is fixed we won't have anymore problems for the year. No really, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Still a dreamer,
PS-Deb Coy is the winner of the $25 restaurant.com gift code. Congrats Deb! Please email me your info and I will get that right out to you!