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Continuing Adventures of The Jeep of Regret

By johnboy - 11 April 2013 59

After last week’s story about a little loved Jeep (fear not, stickers are coming back) the owner has today got in touch about its further woes:

While it is a funny sticker it is a serious matter.

This is a photo taken of the car today.

Broke down in peak hour traffic with my 4 and 6 year old daughter as my wife was navigating into an intersection.

jeep of regret

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Continuing Adventures of The Jeep of Regret
KB1971 6:30 pm 11 Apr 13

frasertag said :

@p1

Yes it was the clutch again.

Do you happen to rest your foot on the pedal while driving?

frasertag 6:16 pm 11 Apr 13

@p1

Yes it was the clutch again.

Pork Hunt 5:52 pm 11 Apr 13

KB1971 said :

Pork Hunt said :

Go to 126 Melrose Dr and buy a Land Rover…

Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated to the dealer, I am just a happy Defender owner.

Out of the frying pan?

Did I omit to say I was a happy Defender owner? Arguably the best 4wd (as opposed to soft roader or SUV) straight out of the box.
I chose Defender over Discovery for sentimental reasons as I learnt to drive in a Series IIA at 17.
The Disco is the most awarded 4wd ever and can surely trace it’s roots to the 90/110 /Defender.
If you are telling me Land Rovers are shite, then don’t bother…

KB1971 5:34 pm 11 Apr 13

Pork Hunt said :

Go to 126 Melrose Dr and buy a Land Rover…

Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated to the dealer, I am just a happy Defender owner.

Out of the frying pan?

Pork Hunt 4:49 pm 11 Apr 13

Go to 126 Melrose Dr and buy a Land Rover…

Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated to the dealer, I am just a happy Defender owner.

triffid 4:44 pm 11 Apr 13

arescarti42 said :

Care to enlighten the nice people then triffid?

Nope.

Felix the Cat 3:05 pm 11 Apr 13

America has a Lemon Law but Australia doesn’t. In Australia you have to just keep taking it back to the dealer for repairs until it is is fixed or the vehicle is out of warranty and then it is your problem/expense. Only other option is to cut your losses and sell it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemon_law

p1 3:04 pm 11 Apr 13

So, is it the clutch again, or something different?

And is it still under warranty? ‘Cause pending triffid’s input on the matter, a vehicle which fails this many times by the 60k kilometre mark is a rip off.

thebrownstreak69 3:00 pm 11 Apr 13

460cixy said :

You bought a jeep? Oh dear

Indeed. Sexy, but unreliable.

sarahblaec 2:26 pm 11 Apr 13

arescarti42 said :

I’d be investigating getting a replacement vehicle from Jeep at that stage.

You could probably quite reasonably argue that a new car that frequently breaks down is both not fit for purpose and not of merchantable quality under Australian consumer law.

NB: I’m not particularly well informed about these sorts of legal matters.

I don’t know much about this stuff either, but a few year’s ago my mum’s new car, after she’d had it only a week or so, developed a slightly irritating habit of stalling when turning corners. After many weeks and multiple attempts at fixing it, the dealer did eventually get it working properly, but despite the fact that it was obviously extremely dangerous they refused to refund/replace the car. From a common sense perspective you’d think that if the issue with the car was major and potentially dangerous that replacing the car would be the sensible thing to do – it’s not going to look good for the brand if the car is involved in a major accident caused by these faults, is it?

arescarti42 2:26 pm 11 Apr 13

triffid said :

arescarti42 said :

I’d be investigating getting a replacement vehicle from Jeep at that stage.

You could probably quite reasonably argue that a new car that frequently breaks down is both not fit for purpose and not of merchantable quality under Australian consumer law.

NB: I’m not particularly well informed about these sorts of legal matters.

No . . . you’re not, are you.

Care to enlighten the nice people then triffid?

triffid 2:14 pm 11 Apr 13

arescarti42 said :

I’d be investigating getting a replacement vehicle from Jeep at that stage.

You could probably quite reasonably argue that a new car that frequently breaks down is both not fit for purpose and not of merchantable quality under Australian consumer law.

NB: I’m not particularly well informed about these sorts of legal matters.

No . . . you’re not, are you.

tim_c 2:08 pm 11 Apr 13

arescarti42 said :

I’d be investigating getting a replacement vehicle from Jeep at that stage…

But that wouldn’t really solve your problem – you’d still have a Jeep!

Interestingly, the rego plate on the Jeep is “RiotACT”ed, but not the one on the tow truck?!

460cixy 2:02 pm 11 Apr 13

You bought a jeep? Oh dear

arescarti42 1:41 pm 11 Apr 13

I’d be investigating getting a replacement vehicle from Jeep at that stage.

You could probably quite reasonably argue that a new car that frequently breaks down is both not fit for purpose and not of merchantable quality under Australian consumer law.

NB: I’m not particularly well informed about these sorts of legal matters.

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