How far will you have to drive for service on your Chrysler product??

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Pete E. Kruzer, May 16, 2009.

  1. I'm sure you can get it repaired at a local garage if it's out of
    warranty, But if it's under warranty you will want to have the repair
    done by a Chrysler dealer.
    How far will you have to drive to have a covered repair done? How will
    you get home? How will you get back to the dealer to pick up the
    repaired vehicle?
    Back to the older Chrysler product. I'm sure there's going to be
    problems with having parts shipped to a local garage since they can no
    longer run over to the dealer parts department. And of course the
    shipping cost will be added to the repair.
    I can't see how the company will survive these conditions.
    Since this is a Chrysler newsgroup, I stuck to Chrysler. But the same
    problems will be there for GM vehicle owners.
     
    Pete E. Kruzer, May 16, 2009
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    Jim Higgins Guest

    Why buy a Chrysler when you can get a Honda, Toyota, Nissan or Ford?
     
    Jim Higgins, May 16, 2009
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    lowbike1 Guest

    As i former Chrysler owner for over 20 years, i'm felling sorry for
    owners of these cars and trucks, IMO i think that some owners of
    Chrysler product will switch to orher brands that are not having
    prolems.
    what Chrysler & GM is doing is making it a whole lot better for these
    other brands, with a lot of GM & Chrysler dealers gone the more other
    brands will have to sell and service.
    Toyota and Honda will be laughing all the way to the banks and loving
    it,
    Thank you GM & Chrysler for giving me more work as well as more $$$$$.
    UMMM UMMM
     
    lowbike1, May 16, 2009
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    who Guest

    Where I live we're spoiled by too many dealers.
    That does give me a choice of where to get Chrysler maintenance and
    parts, which often isn't the closest Chrysler dealer.
    BTW we have 3 Chrysler dealers within a 15 minute drive, with many more
    on a 30 minute drive.
    Hopefully each reasonably sized town/city retains one dealer.
     
    who, May 16, 2009
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    who Guest

    Toyota and Honda have fewer dealers than the D-2, Nissan far fewer.
    I'm sure after dropping dealers the D-2 will still have more dealers
    than T or H.
     
    who, May 16, 2009
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    who Guest

    Yes if a Chrysler owner is having problems requiring a dealer and a
    dealer isn't nearby they will obviously look into other makes.
    Fortunately our Chrysler cars seldom have a problem and regular service
    is handled by a number of local small garages.
    When buying a new car a nearby dealer is a given, why buy a vehicle when
    you have to travel more than 20 or so minutes for a dealer?

    Yes Ford, Toyota & Honda will be happy, but many other makes won't be
    affected as they have very slim dealer networks.
     
    who, May 16, 2009
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  7. it's worse for gm parts so far we have not had any problems but told we will
    be gm is shuttiing down for 2 months and so are the suppliers
    here in michigan word went out last week to folks i know whom build parts
    for gm as major layoffs start
    support michigan buy american
     
    man of machines, May 16, 2009
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  8. it's not what gm and chrysler are doing to customers it's obamas ill fated
    near sighted plan thats doing it welcome to socialism
    As i former Chrysler owner for over 20 years, i'm felling sorry for
    owners of these cars and trucks, IMO i think that some owners of
    Chrysler product will switch to orher brands that are not having
    prolems.
    what Chrysler & GM is doing is making it a whole lot better for these
    other brands, with a lot of GM & Chrysler dealers gone the more other
    brands will have to sell and service.
    Toyota and Honda will be laughing all the way to the banks and loving
    it,
    Thank you GM & Chrysler for giving me more work as well as more $$$$$.
    UMMM UMMM
     
    man of machines, May 16, 2009
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    CopperTop Guest

    According to one of the national TV news outfits, Toyota has 1600 dealers
    in the US. GM has 7000 in the US. Lot's of room to cut lots of dealers
    and still have more than twice Toyota has. Don't know how many Chrysler
    had overall but probably many more than Toyota.
     
    CopperTop, May 16, 2009
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    Guest Guest

    Because I "don't want THEM!". I don't want a Kia, Hyundai, etc.
    either. My family has driven Chrysler products since before WWII, and
    we like them. I currently have two: a restored 1941 Windsor 4 door
    sedan, and my wife drives a 2007 Dodge Caliber



    "What do you mean there's no movie?"
     
    Guest, May 21, 2009
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    Steve Guest

    Because all of the above except Ford suck rocks, and because I (mostly)
    prefer Chrysler's lineup to Ford's. Definitely Dodges are far better
    trucks right now, until Ford gets the Navistar 6.0/6.4 diesel disaster
    ironed out. The Fusion is the most appealing Ford to me, but only
    because the Avenger/Sebring is so un-appealing.

    I don't get all the stupidity about "you won't be able to get service!
    Waaah waaah waahhh." Even if Chrysler folds completely, *someone* is
    going to buy the assets and keep car production going in some form
    (possibly multiple forms), and that includes service. Many of the
    dealers that are being cut loose from the franchise system may elect to
    stay in business as independents, but aside from that only a very few
    were cut loose in areas where there isn't ANOTHER Chrysler dealer within
    a few miles. In my town, ONE dealer was cut loose (and its generally
    regarded as one of the worst dealerships of any brand in the area)
    leaving "merely" FOUR other Dodge, Jeep, or Chrysler dealerships!
     
    Steve, May 27, 2009
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    Guest Guest

    Steve,
    I agree with you on Ford products(also GM). I prefer to drive
    Chrysler products, my family has always driven them even before WWII(I
    have a restored 1941 Windsor 4 door now). My wife's 2007 Caliber is
    great! We got back from a 1500 mile round trip, with air and going 70
    and got 31-33 mpg.
    I have to disagree with you ont he Avenger/Sebring, I think that they
    are nice cars, much different looking than all the Japanese/Korean,
    etc. same size models. We counted a lot of them on the highway during
    our trip, and the Dodge Ram was the most counted truck that we saw!





    "What do you mean there's no movie?"
     
    Guest, May 27, 2009
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    Steve Guest

    Well... opinions are very individual. My wife saw a current-production
    Sebring the other day and she said, "THAT is the Sebring! It looks just
    like any Honda!"

    To my eye, its much more generic than the Sebrings of 5 or especially 10
    years ago.
     
    Steve, May 29, 2009
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