Originally Posted by stevewhiteparts
[...]no one cares about the truth anyway[...]
Well, I do and I trust you, Luke. But I don't have a Challenger yet and I'm compelled to research it before I'm able to buy (about 2 months left). And the reason why I'm so cautious and gullible about every little issue is my experience with the Charger, a very similar vehicle I bought in confidence as a CPO with low miles: almost every
problem that came up online showed up on my car. Some were acknowledged and fixed by Chrysler (that stupid pink BTSI part); other weren't. Redardless, the common pattern I saw on Charger forums is that most owners were in denial
and kept repeating as a mantra, "drive it like you stole it - it's a tank", while blaming the victims for exaggerating or abusing their cars (are they "tanks" or not?
takes on a different meaning when it happens to you
, as all those affected here (some several times!) know all too well. And warranties have deductibles while Dodge rarely pays for rentals, which really makes it feel like a roll of the dice when you buy a car as a daily driver.
In spite of all, I'm personally bent on not turning my back on Dodge (it's not like GM or Ford are so much better anyway) as I really
like the products. But I do take everything I read on CT very seriously while trying to stay positive and realistic. A timing chain failure event is not something you brush off as minor inconvenience, like the cracking rocker claddings.