Make more sense to turn it into a chicken coop but I can see the health benefits to the owner of seeing the thing smashed to pieces.
I feel for him I had a 2007 2500 ram truck that was in the shop almost 1 weekend per month finally got rid of the P.O.S. and vowed not to ever buy another chrysler product unless it was 1968 or older
Reminds me of my new '93 Grand Cherokee. It left me stranded in the middle of no where twice with bad coils. Once on the road near Jackson, TN and another at a state park. Both times I had to wait until Monday for a dealer to open. Both times they robbed a coil from a new vehicle off the lot. Shortly after that, I got a recall notice to replace the coil.
Another time, a bolt broke in the right front control arm (A-frame) while I was exiting the highway. When I touched the brake to start slowing down, the vehicle shot off to the right and nearly ended in a ditch. I was able to crawl it back to the nearby dealer. After that, I received another recall notice to replace all the bolts in the front end.
That was in the first three months of ownership. After about four months, the engine started to sound like a thrashing machine. The dealer had it for about a week and it came back a little better but still sounded like a diesel engine and Chrysler said that was normal. Yeah right, but it was a gas engine. I was done with it. And done with Chrysler.
Looks like Chevy is in trouble again with nearly every car they produced over the last five or six years being recalled.
Glad I'm keeping my old Fords.
I feel the guy's pain, buy why be stupid about it? I'd rather have the $22000 they offered him than to go through all the monkey business he's planning. Call it cost of education.
I had a PT Cruiser, 2005. A water pump replacement cost $1,087.00 and could not be performed by my trusted mechanic. I tapped someone at a stoplight at less than 8 miles per hour and the car was totaled. (to replace the airbags was more than the car was worth).
A lot of modern cars are like that, if the airbags deploy, the car is totaled...
Ken, a coworker of mine had an early 90s Gran Cherokee. She had that thing in the shop constantly. Ended up having to get a lawyer to make the dealership take it back. I've read on the web a time or two over the years that those years of Jeeps, particularly the Cherokees were prone to multiple issues.
Still waiting on any issues with this one. Great reliable workhorse with a straight 6 ohv. I love it!
Nevin, That yellow car looks to be a four cylinder to me. Nice car! What is it?
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
That's a 1914 EX25 Buick. Been in the family over 60 years now.
His donation stream to completely destroy this car is growing ... August 02 2014 - seems we may be able to watch it on TV.
Hope he achieves his target, this cant be good news for Chrysler Australia or Chrysler HQ in the USA.
I believe our Jeeps are built in South Africa and Asia not the USA.
Bad, bad boy.
I could think of a few mountain roads that he could prop the throttle open and jump before it went over the edge, or he could have it flown to Iraq or Syria and let the rebels practice bombing techniques with it.
Terry, think you may be on to something with the Iraq/Syria donation idea; but perhaps since the vehicle is such a lemon better to donate it to ISIS Sunni extremists. Hopefully, the vehicle would break down on them and the vehicle, as well as it's occupants, would be dealt with by US drones or Kurdish/Shia forces. Unfortunately, ISIS have captured USA made FORDs from cut and run Iraqi police and soldiers. Note the black ISIS flags in the photo.
Just another attention seeking idiot. Take the 22,000 and go buy a decent vehical and move forward.
I have a 2002 PT Cruiser, a 2004 Ram 2500, and a 2011 Jeep Patriot.
I had to replace the computer in the PT once, and I think it was my own fault. I put the battery charger on "RECON" cycle without disconnecting the battery cables.
The Ram truck is just soldiering on and hasn't been to the dealer except for scheduled maintenance.
The Jeep had to have new rear wheel bearings installed and a loose rubber door seal re-glued, - both under warranty. I think that is a pretty good record. Yes, I used to work for Chrysler.
As usual, I agree with Mack's logic. Unfortunately, the guy feels he has to make a point. I suppose someone gives a rip (somewhere).