Owners' Reviews

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  • 2009 Mazda Mazda6 This car is amazing. I had the same problem with the key not working when starting the car, then I realized it was a simple batter replacement for the remote. Apparently those things barely last two years. It is annoying but an easy fix. My BIG problem has been the alarm going off randomly. I have taken it to the dealer several times and they did not know what was wrong. I thought it could have been the door latch since i noticed my open door light would come on occassionally while i was driving, but they claimed that was fixed. I finally had a fit and took it back again, the dealer said it was the door actuators on the back doors, but of course they reccommend replacing all four, just in case. To my surprise, it would cost me $450 per door to fix, thats $1800, NO WAY!!! I am a proud Mazda owner, so i called Mazda's corporate office in California. They claimed to never have heard of this problem, because no one else reports the issue to them. I tried to get them to issue a recall, but not enough complaints. I finally got them to cover half of the cost at warranty price. Now it will only cost me approximately $400 to fix the issue. I have not fixed it yet, but i am hopeful the issue is resolved. IF YOU ARE HAVING THIS PROBLEM, OR IF YOU LOVE YOU MAZDA 6, REPORT THIS ISSUE TO MAZDA. WITH ENOUGH COMPLAINTS, THEY WILL BE FORCED TO ISSUE A RECALL TO FIX THIS.
  • 1997 Ford Expedition I am only 17 and this is my 6th vehicle and this is by the the best one I've had, I love it, I just got it two days ago, but the people let their kid draw on the leather seats and so I have to get that off, but other then that it's great. It has 176,xxx miles on it I am kind of worried about, but as long as it gets me to CA and OR state I am fine with it :) I would recommend this suv to anyone and everyone!
  • 2007 Chevrolet HHR Beside the ignition recall ( which is still not fixed) Lets see I was in there in April . I got a letter at the beginning of the month of Oct that the parts should be in and fixed by end of OCT . Here it is Oct 30th and still no call on when it will be done). Only complaint that the headliner had to be refoamed because of some rattling. Otherwise all is good . Mine is a 2007 and just turned 51,000. I had a bad battery under warranty, but mine has been good to me .
  • 2011 Chevrolet Aveo5 I purchased my 2011 Chevy Aveo5 with 60,000 on it. Only prob I have had is the air filter was clogged and the cabin filter also. I asked if the 60,000 mile tune up was done and got the run a round. Well it's got 2 years and 40,000 on the certified warrintee so if the timming belt snaps it's on them. I changed the air filter, cabin filter, and spark plugs, WOW. The car woke up and goes good now. 108hp is alot less than 260hp which I went from but, the gas mpg makes up for it. Now it's turn the key and go. Oil every 3,000 thats it. Love it.
  • 2011 Nissan Versa Stay away from it. Especially the one with 6 speed manual transmission. To many problems. The quality of it is horrible. It's not reliable car.
  • 2000 Acura RL I bought a 2000 Acura RL with 90.000 mi 4 years ago. Now it has reached 100.000 mi. I went one time on a longer trip (6.000 km in 2 weeks, the car was driven up to its maximum through Germany and elsewhere), for the rest the car is used very seldom (my main car is Volvo 940). Shame to say I did not do absolutely any maintenance on the car, except changing 2 tyres. Not even the motor oil or any filter, as I em reluctant to give it to any local workshop, and always postpone to do it myself. The car still has its original timing belt, which can cost it its life as a repair would be impossible to undertake if the timing belt breaks or slips (I live in Holland, but I guess anywhere else if the timing belt fails it would be the end of the engine). It is kept in a garage so it keeps its nice look. There is no rust anywhere, and the paint finish is excellent. I find the interior made in a very quality manner and extremely user friendly. The sound of the factory installed hi-fi unit (Bose) is superb, and its controls are greatly designed. The car does not have too many and unnecessary gadgets or steering wheel switches, what it has is just enough for highly ergonomic use. Bad remark can be made to the fact that (at least on my car, and that is very strange to me) there is no light on the A/C control unit switches, so in the night it is not easy to choose the settings. I am planning to overhaul the brakes (rotors are causing vibrations at higher speed sharper braking, which considering the mileage I find normal and part of regular maintenance) and replace oil, ATF, cooling liquid etc and all filters. Also to somehow inspect the alternator for brushes wear, and replace all the belts, and timing belt and tensioners. Car behaves excellent on the road and is very easy to drive. I gave it all maximum ratings as I never experienced any problem, and it is obviously not perfectly maintained at all. Another minus point would be the design of the upper edge of the inside door panel (upholstery). This can probably understand only drivers of Volvo 700/900 series, as the design on the Volvo is unmatched by any car I drove earlier (possibly older Mercedeses can be compared to Volvo). The Acura inside door panel is at the "wrong" height (too high) and it is rounded (while the Volvo design is rectangular and wide enough so that the complete lower arm can be rested on it (with the window closed). There is an armrest on the Acura RL door panel, but it is too low and not suitable for me. I've had and driven many cars, and my belief is that Acura RL can be a very long lasting car if maintained used correctly.
  • 2002 Hyundai XG350 I really LOVED this car when I first bought it. I've had it going on my third year and it's falling apart ! EVERYTHING is expensive to repair and most mechanics refuse to work on them I've noticed. I could have bought an old beater for what it cost me to have a timing belt put in and now that it's been replaced, the two sensors behind the belt cover are bad. Crankshaft Position Sensor and the Camshaft sensor. I put new front brakes on it and as I was driving home from the mechanic's, the ABS light came on. I found out that the wheel sensor is bad and has to be replaced to get the light off. I'm trading it AS SOON as I get it fixed. I can't very well expect a decent trade in value with the check engine light and ABS light on ! :/ Also I might ad that the rear struts work fine, but make a helluva noise ! If anyone reading this comes across an 02-05 XG 350 or 350L as mine is WALK AWAY !!! Mine looks awesome, black w/black leather power moonroof, LOADED even has rear air but man...what a POS !
  • 2004 Hyundai Sonata It has been a pretty good car so far. It has almost 200,000 miles on it and runs good, sounds good. Also it gets up to speed. I have a v6 engine and the gas lasts me for a while as well. The only thing I have had to replace is the starter and the typical things like plugs, oil changes, other tune up stuff.
  • 2009 Mazda Mazda6 Love my car to death but I am ready to switch over to a regular car that has a regular key to put inside of a regular ignition and regularly start like all the other regular cars did before this upgraded irregular push start crap. Car responds to open door, lock door, pop trunk, and sound alarm all of which are located on the remote. The problem is, my car wont start at all. Paid a mobile mechanic for nothing and ended up towing it to a Mazda dealership. The mechanic says the car doesn't recognize the key which is causing the car to lock itself while the dealership says they don't know what's wrong. The brake pedal wont depress and the start button is red. So they are ordering new keys to reprogram them to the car and charging me $600 to do so. Is this right? I am screaming recall for electrical/technical problems on their part. Also this car sucks on gas.
  • 2001 Ford Focus Got my 2001 Focus from coworker with 156300 miles in May of 2013. Very good price, too good to reveal. Now have 169500 miles and only two problems have happened in the last 2 months. #1 the fuel pressure regulator malfunctioned and caused rough running till replaced after some difficulty diagnosing. Ford has none in stock so I pulled one off a junker. Will cost over $100 at Ford. Two days ago my pass. side front window fell out of clamps and broke both of the attaching clips to the actuating cable that attaches to the electric motor. I got the rear clamp/clip from the junkyard and installed but the unit for the front clamp/clip is different. It has two indentations to hold the cable ends. They appear to be very tight and am not sure I will be able to effectuate a repair easily. The car gets 25+ mileage and has the Ztec eng and is plenty peppy for me and I am not known for not keeping up. LOL>! Also replaced the tailgate struts, spark plugs and 2 bulbs. Been a Ford fan since 1948 when my folks moved from Philly to Kalamazoo in a 1929 Model A 4dr. sedan. Neat Huh?
  • 2012 Honda Accord I love my 2012 Honda Accord EXL. Very pleased!!!
  • 2000 Honda Accord My 2000 Honda Accord LX is a great car!! Very dependable!!
  • 2008 Kia Optima 174K I have changed the oil every 5K only second set of brakes, 28MPG, I wish AM radio worked better
  • 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 My truck is a crew cab,short bed 4wd 5.3 Z engine.I bought this truck in late 2010 from original owner with 22k on odometer.Like the truck very much, wish it had disc brakes on rear.I don't understand why GM does that.Heater controls are difficult to use, if you want just fresh air it puts airflow on floor only.It has nice stereo and speakers with overhead rear tv screen.
  • 1999 Dodge Ram Van 1500 We owned a 1996 dodge 1500 van it was a good vehicle.Bought a 1999 dodge 1500 van that turned into a total piece of crap!!! Paint peeled off and started having engine v8 problems at 86,000 miles.Headliner also coming down. What a Shame!
  • 2002 Toyota Corolla 235,000 miles now. Does burn 1/3 of a quart every 3,000 miles. Not bad considering many are burning much more. I started getting piston slap a month ago. Just going to keep driving it, not worth a bottom rebuild to do away with the noise. Brakes are perfect and parking brake holds on just two clicks. Did have a lot of worn out parts when I got it. Replaced the clutch at 220,000 -- still had the original Exedy. A/C is cold. Did flush out heater core because of poor heating performance and it helped. No electrical issues whatsoever. I have the LE model and it doesn't have ABS, which is what I prefer. And, I get 41 mpg in the summer (two weeks on one tank). I'd buy another one.
  • 2005 Suzuki Aerio I dont now wear is the Fan relay of my suzuki Aereo 2005 i dont have my manuel book pleace sen mi a foto wear it is.my email is littlehawk2344@yahoo.com Gracias Peter F.Hernandez
  • 2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 4MATIC Mercedes Benz is generally considered to be of higher quality, but we have experienced problems with our 2009 C Class that we never experienced with any other car. The sunroof glass fatigued and imploded into the car while driving on the highway, ignition problems prohibiting the car from starting, electrical gremlins that causes the passenger side front and rear lights to turn on randomly while parked which of course kills the battery. While it is a technologically advanced car as deemed by M-B they do not acknowledge any responsibility for these problems. M-B dealers treat you like royalty when you purchase a car but then treat you like a parasite when reporting such problems. My advice is to get rid of your Benz when the warranty expires to save yourself some VERY expensive unexpected repairs.
  • 2011 Audi S5 This car is so good!!!, I planned for two years to get one. I had an 01 A4 for 10 years and I loved this car from the day it came out. I have a 2011 premium plus titanium I got in Feb 2014. Driving this car is so much fun, and the build quality is awesome, with Audis flawless interior and the great 4.2 V8 it makes good noise. The grip is incredible, the only down side is the ride is a little rough if you have summer tires on it, but the fun more than makes up for it.
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Alero 99 alero black v6 2dr.Love this little car..You have to be handy because they do have there problems but nothing that you can,t fix yourself if your mechanically inclined...Bought it off an old lady who had it from ne w..55000mi..Dressed it up with 6 inch chrome panels and wheel wells,cold air intake new coils, plugs and wires,brakes, tires..Get more compliments on it than my Cadillac dts diamond white beauty..These cars are very well insulated from the outside no wind or road noise compared to a lot of new vehicles ive been in..
  • 1997 Chrysler LHS 171,000 miles. Engine is still very strong, quiet, smooth and dry! Sails along elegantly on the highway, very stable, wide wheel base. Rack and pinion repairs were costly and notorious I understand. Bushings go bad and you can replace them. Don't let the mechanic talk you into the entire rack when just the bushings are bad. You can save $500 by doing so! HUGE cabin,especially back seat, very nice, but a little chintzy overall. Musty smell from a/c. Never experienced that before. Smells like an old hotel room a/c. Honeycomb wheels need to be kept up biweekly, otherwise they gump up quickly with brake dust and make the car look sickly. Overall, solid, reliable vehicle if well maintained.
  • 2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Dont recommend buying one it's a money pit 3 fuel pumps installed problems with door locks,power window switches,had replace radiator due to cheap plastic part.ars,esp,and lights just came on problems with A/C.can't wait to dump this money pit.161,000 miles
  • 2012 Subaru Outback I have heard of maintenance problems with the 2012 Outback, by a competing dealer. ??
  • 2006 Pontiac Solstice 2006 Solstice with leather interior. Leather seats stretch out quickly and the bottom bunches up. Plastic dash and interior door handle bars are quick to get dirty but easily cleaned. Only problem it ever had at 88,000 miles now was a bad Solenoid in the transmission that caused a jerky when shifting to lower gears. Cost about $700 to replace due to transmission labor costs. Otherwise great car, tires have lasted more than a year. Steering is stiff and beware driving over bumps the suspension in the front tires is rather weak and will jerk you to the side no matter how tight you grip the wheel. Biggest complain with this car is lack of trunk space, best pro is standard parts making repairs and oil changes cheap.
  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz E550 4MATIC Endured the E550W Class Brake Pad and Rotor issue. Found a blog posting that noted an improved/corrective break pad. Passed the information on to my service representative. One good note, the dealer in Virginia Beach installed the new pads at no cost to me. The brake problem never repeated since. Sadly, MB was not the source of the correction, even after several attempts to resolve the issue with them
  • 1998 Mercury Mountaineer had my 98' 4.0 v6 for 5yrs now and its got 200k miles . regularly maintained by orig. owner got it from and no smoke,oil leaks or loss from burning it , great gas millage and power still . but as i have read above the issues im now having (i.e ) driver seat lever ,rear wiper , this n that n a few others are common. i love mine n not selling it ever
  • 2003 Nissan Murano Murano gear transmission systems is particularly problematic.
  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz S550 I paid almost 7K to add the monitors in the rear along with all the extras. I was told by the dealer I could use the screens for my laptop while using the built in WiFi in the car for internet. Turns out the internet is only 3G and HORRIBLY slow to the point I can barely send an email. The monitor connection is standard video only! Composite Video!! No HDMI or even VGA. I had to use an HDMI to Composite video adapter and the quality is extremely poor. A car of this value should absolutely come with the latest technology. The dealer has no idea what they are selling!
  • 2000 Dodge Dakota What a piece of junk 130, 000 miles and so far since owning this 2000 from brand new replaced the rotors the first year, heatercore, a/c compressor, rust is eating the roof in the corners and the latest is the gas tank straps have rotted through and the undercarriage is nothing but rust and parts are just falling off their mounting points.Then theirs the transmission just had to replace the governor and compositor after following all the mfg maintenance schedule . Don't expect this truck to last much longer before the frame just rust through, oh yes I must mention the front and rear bumpers are also rusting to the point of holes
  • 2005 GMC Yukon Denali I purchased the pickup new. You could add all the vehicles that I have owned in the past 37 years where the headlights burnt out or failed due to any electrical problems and would find that this truck has burned far more lamps than the past 37 years. The lamps have been changed each time with factory specification lamps. Mainly Daytime running lights and low beams.A number of dash light have burnt out. Another frustrating item is dash light changing intensity or even going out completely. Why no Recall on there Electrical System? Give me a good reason to stay brand loyal if they wont fix there problems!
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