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Old 12-02-2018, 11:24 PM
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Chrysler is only ready owned by a non American company just like Budwiser.

every GM part I had gotten in the last year is made in China.
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https://www.usatoday.com/story/money...uv/2231316002/

Reports: Fiat Chrysler to open factory to build SUVs in Detroit

Fiat Chrysler is planning on building an assembly plant in Detroit. That is good news. The only caveat is that they are going to have to do something about the dependability / quality of their products if they wish to compete. I, personally, like Chrysler styling. I am, however, not impressed with their dependability ratings. I came close to purchasing a Jeep Grand Cherokee for my wife in August. After much research, she opted for a BMW instead. We will see if that was a good choice or not...time will tell. So far, she loves her car. I can't drive the thing; there are too many electronic functions, buttons and displays for my taste. I'll stick to my old-school platform.
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Whatever you do buy the best BMW factory warranty you can get. Then when the nifty electronics quit its BMWs problem not yours. A good friend went through hell with his BMW while it was still under the normal warranty they simply could not fix the issue after five trips back to dealer. The warranty was getting near expiration he called me looking for advise,mine was call BMW hot line and yell help. He did just that got someone helpful and honest. Asked where he was taking car and said he would be back soon. The return call was (not naming dealers) stop going to dealer A dealer B is only 20 miles away and they can fix it dealer A has a poor record. Took car to B and problem gone first visit. Yes Jeep and Chrysler are bad. My Godson has my old special education school transportation business and they have about 15 Chrysler mini vans in the fleet. He told me "They are putting me in the poor house". He had Ford Aerostar vans before age forced him to retire them said he spent 1/4 on them compared to the Chryslers.
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Reports: Fiat Chrysler to open factory to build SUVs in Detroit

Fiat Chrysler is planning on building an assembly plant in Detroit. That is good news. The only caveat is that they are going to have to do something about the dependability / quality of their products if they wish to compete. I, personally, like Chrysler styling. I am, however, not impressed with their dependability ratings. I came close to purchasing a Jeep Grand Cherokee for my wife in August. After much research, she opted for a BMW instead. We will see if that was a good choice or not...time will tell. So far, she loves her car. I can't drive the thing; there are too many electronic functions, buttons and displays for my taste. I'll stick to my old-school platform.

Just make sure you get rid of it before it goes out of warranty!!
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Just make sure you get rid of it before it goes out of warranty!!
We purchased a solid extended warranty...The BMW extended warranty is actually a very good deal/idea. The warranty covers regular maintenance on all fluid changes, flushes, brakes, etc...as well as an extended bumper to bumper and extended drive train coverage. We even warranted the windshield against chips / breaks...The windshield thing is actually a separate added insurance policy. It covers the replacement cost and chip repair of a windshield with no deductible. I was sold when the dealership informed me that a replacement windshield starts at $1200. It has a heads-up display feature; I guess that is why it is so costly. Again, I never drive it...it is my wife's vehicle. I think it was too expensive...I was all ready to buy a loaded Subaru Outback wagon for her...She said that it was an ugly car. She shopped online, and found the BMW. I agreed to buy the car...you never know what I may want her to agree to one day.

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The factory extended warrantys are the way to go on anything today. I have a good friend retired from AT&T his wife forced him to get rid of their 06 Grand Marquis (only 22k miles) and get a Toyota Hybrid Avalon $42000.00 (52 MPG) and has more gadgets than you can believe all electronic. He purchased the most expensive warranty they sold eight years bumper to bumper. His thought "If it sneezes its their problem not mine". Oh and his wifes reason for the $42k purchase "We have to be green". The car now has 11K miles and most of their driving is done in the 2015 Police Interceptor Explorer bought here.
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will now you know what green means. green going our of you hip i never buy the extended warranty, I don't keep them that long and you can get one at your bank for half what the dealer will sill you one for. it doesn't start until the factory one goes off and you pay for it from day one. but then again I not buying another new rig till they get rid of the center counsel. if I hit the lotto I would get me a old one rebuilt and have a new car. doing that with 60 stuff why not 90s. you can get a 90s car for 3 grand put 10 or 15 back into one and your way ahead of a 2019 price.
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will now you know what green means. green going our of you hip i never buy the extended warranty, I don't keep them that long and you can get one at your bank for half what the dealer will sill you one for. it doesn't start until the factory one goes off and you pay for it from day one. but then again I not buying another new rig till they get rid of the center counsel. if I hit the lotto I would get me a old one rebuilt and have a new car. doing that with 60 stuff why not 90s. you can get a 90s car for 3 grand put 10 or 15 back into one and your way ahead of a 2019 price.
I thought the same, ED....Turns out that that, at least with BMW, things have changed. They used to include the warranty in the purchase price of the vehicle...that is one reason why they were so expensive....They still have a warranty, but it is nothing like it used to be. Now they still charge a lot for the car, but they don't include the incredible warranty that they used to.

The BMW extended warranty is actually a good deal. It covers EVERYTHING. The warranty was not that expensive...pads and rotors service/replacement on this car will run about $1800 per axle...The warranty more than pays for itself with the regular maintenance alone.
I am not sold on extended warranties for most purchases, in fact, I am pretty sure most of them are a scam; however, in this case it makes sense.

I just wish some company would build a vehicle that was reliable and that they were willing to stand behind without an additional financial investment from the buyer.
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Your choice but i would not buy one f I had to buy a warrantee also.
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