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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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frasertag 11:23 pm 26 Jul 13

vet111 said :

frasertag said :

I meant to add the other day, after seeing you broken down again – if you would like any help negotiating the various roads of trying to get some satisfactory recompense for your jeep, let me know – I’ve got a pretty good history of dealing with the likes of car dealers.

Yes, that was me broken down again, this time it was not directly clutch related, I was unable to get the car into any gear but 2nd or reverse, this was due to the plate that aligns the gear linkages moving.

Still rendered me offline and a tow track to be called.

We did 280k with our old faithful GT Forester, I only got the Jeep because I looked at the KM’s on the Forester and thought, its probably time to let it go before it actually forms any major faults.

Anyway’s keen to hear how you might be able to help.

Also have
http://www.haveyouseenmyjeep.com
Send me a private message if you want.

Many thanks for the support.

vet111 10:48 am 25 Jul 13

frasertag said :

KB1971 said :

What is actually failing in the clutch? The activation? Thrust bearing? Pressure plate?

Sorry I have not explained it thoroughly in this post, my previous comment on the “funny stickers article” I had explained in more detail what had been failing.

As stated in a post on that comment

frasertag said :

The major issue is that it has suffered 5 clutch related failures which has rendered the car immobilised. One time this happened while my 4 year old daughter was a passenger I had just stopped at a stop sign, proceeded to cross a busy intersection (up hill) I went to shift from first into second and the hydraulic clutch master cylinder failed I was stuck in neutral in the intersection.

A combination of master cylinder and slave cylinder’s failing have been the fault.

I am going to file a complaint with the CTTT as recommended today by the dealership.

I meant to add the other day, after seeing you broken down again – if you would like any help negotiating the various roads of trying to get some satisfactory recompense for your jeep, let me know – I’ve got a pretty good history of dealing with the likes of car dealers.

MrBigEars 10:27 am 25 Jul 13

devils_advocate said :

I doubt the ads had much to do with it, it’s more that the hiluxii (and landcruisers and prado) are just indestructable in every aspect.

Mining outfits also love the bejesus out of the Hilux (and to an extent the LC Workmate), because it’s easy to add the necessary safety/OHS features. I’d expect they’re a significant percentage of Toyota 4WDs purchased.

devils_advocate 9:46 am 25 Jul 13

Roundhead89 said :

Certainly a far cry from Toyota’s jump for joy and Dancing On the Ceiling ads which have been running now for almost 30 years and have assisted in making the HiLux ute Australia’s biggest selling car.

I doubt the ads had much to do with it, it’s more that the hiluxii (and landcruisers and prado) are just indestructable in every aspect.

Roundhead89 7:08 pm 24 Jul 13

vet111 said :

Alas, I saw the Jeep of Regret broken down (I assume) last night on the Monaro Highway just past the Calwell turnoff. I hope it’s not too bad and costly for you.

Seriously, wouldn’t you expect Jeep to just pay for a replacement car by now? This is seriously the worst advertising ever….

Yeah, I’ve seen those ads and they certainly leave me with a negative impression of the product. Everybody saying “I bought a Jeep” with this unhappy, regretful tone in their voice. It’s almost as if they foresee the problems they will have with it. Certainly a far cry from Toyota’s jump for joy and Dancing On the Ceiling ads which have been running now for almost 30 years and have assisted in making the HiLux ute Australia’s biggest selling car.

vet111 4:40 pm 24 Jul 13

Alas, I saw the Jeep of Regret broken down (I assume) last night on the Monaro Highway just past the Calwell turnoff. I hope it’s not too bad and costly for you.

Seriously, wouldn’t you expect Jeep to just pay for a replacement car by now? This is seriously the worst advertising ever….

Postalgeek 11:17 am 15 Apr 13

Ben_Dover said :

Nothing screams; “I Have A Tiny Penis!! louder than driving a jeep.

Hummmmmmmmm…..er I don’t think you need to cast your net very far to find serious contenders.

Ben_Dover 11:01 am 15 Apr 13

KB1971 said :

Ben Dover: So if I want a Jeep Wrangler to actually go 4WDing in rather than posing around Manuka in a Z3 (which is really what they are good for as BMW build far better performance vehicles than a Z3) then that would mean I had a small penis?

I’m afraid so. But don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone.

KB1971 9:27 pm 14 Apr 13

hoody said :

I’ve had 3 Wranglers and they’ve all been excellent, 100 % reliable vehicles. I stacked one down in the Budawangs, drove it home and the insurance company wrote it off. I wouldn’t buy a Patriot though.

Yeah, the Patriots seem seem to be having a fair amount of problems……one look at the complaints on the NHTSA website and the complaints about them are about 4 pages long.

Ben Dover: So if I want a Jeep Wrangler to actually go 4WDing in rather than posing around Manuka in a Z3 (which is really what they are good for as BMW build far better performance vehicles than a Z3) then that would mean I had a small penis?

Very Busy 9:20 pm 14 Apr 13

As an ex Landrover Discovery D2a owner, I’m very happy with my Pajero.

hoody 7:17 pm 14 Apr 13

Just to be fair I also once had a 1975 Range Rover, which was also an excellent 4wd, although getting the SAAS seats certified for ACT rego cost me an arm and a leg.

hoody 7:02 pm 14 Apr 13

I’ve had 3 Wranglers and they’ve all been excellent, 100 % reliable vehicles. I stacked one down in the Budawangs, drove it home and the insurance company wrote it off. I wouldn’t buy a Patriot though.

Pork Hunt 3:02 pm 14 Apr 13

I don’t see what the fuss is all about, there’s only one Jeep…

Ben_Dover 11:02 am 14 Apr 13

NoImRight said :

Ben_Dover said :

Nothing screams; “I Have A Tiny Penis!! louder than driving a jeep.

BMW Z3….?

Nope that car is good for it’s purpose. There is NOTHING fit for purpose about a jeep. Unless you want to be seen as a tiny penis Yank.

KB1971 10:55 pm 13 Apr 13

bobzed57 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.

Mate I can send you a picture of my D3 on the ship from Bamaga to Cairns. I’m still nervous about driving it out of telephone range.

Heheheehehehee…That is what I am talking about…….I do have to admit though is that they have improved but not to the same level as other more popular makes. They have improved over the years, no longer do you have to carry a spare axle with you but they are a long way from being the ultimate buy one because you like it, not because it is the bestest ever. Take the seating position for instance, every time I get in a Defender I need to open the window to let my right shoulder be comfortable ( and the rest of my seating position) ………if I could sit in the thing I probably would own one.

bobzed57 12:31 pm 13 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.

Mate I can send you a picture of my D3 on the ship from Bamaga to Cairns. I’m still nervous about driving it out of telephone range.

460cixy 11:45 am 13 Apr 13

KB1971 said :

gungsuperstar said :

Here’s going to be an unpopular opinion…

It serves you right for buying a Jeep. No self-respecting four-wheel-driver would buy a Jeep in a million years. And if you’re not a “four-wheel-driver”, why the hell own one of these petrol-guzzling, environment-destroying, people-maiming, new-age “mums taxi” Toorak tractors for the purposes of suburban driving in Canberra?

I don’t have too many bugbears that are irrational, though I’ll recognise that this borders on being in that category – as far as I can tell the only reasons that people buy these pieces of garbage for suburban driving is a) because they think “additional safety” means protecting yourself while destroying the poor sod you run into; b) because they think big car=status, when really it only shows them to be a douche bag with little regard for other road users; c) because they think it gives an entitlement to intimidate others on the road, but only achieves mayhem because no one wants to be run into by the bloody things.

In my dictatorship, you’d need a specific license for these garbage vehicles that can only be obtained once a legitimate reason can be provided for needing one. Being a crap driver and needed the “added safety” is not a legitimate reason. Nor is the intention to intimidate other road users.

In your dictatorship, once I get my licence & buy a new 4by, will it come with an AR15 as a bonus? (what you described is exactly how you get a firearms licence.

Yes please or a Ruger mini14

milkman 10:50 am 13 Apr 13

Deref said :

neanderthalsis said :

NoImRight said :

Ben_Dover said :

Nothing screams; “I Have A Tiny Penis!! louder than driving a jeep.

BMW Z3….?

No, that’s a pre-op TS hairdresser.

In the tiny penis stakes, it is any car fitted with a stereo system worth more than the car or an exhaust system that turns the tinny whine of a 2L into the thrust of a Rolls Royce jet engine.

Deref’s First Law of Exhausts: the size of the driver’s penis is inversely proportional to the width of the exhaust pipe.

And directly proportional to the width and looseness of the vagina.

Deref 9:40 am 13 Apr 13

neanderthalsis said :

NoImRight said :

Ben_Dover said :

Nothing screams; “I Have A Tiny Penis!! louder than driving a jeep.

BMW Z3….?

No, that’s a pre-op TS hairdresser.

In the tiny penis stakes, it is any car fitted with a stereo system worth more than the car or an exhaust system that turns the tinny whine of a 2L into the thrust of a Rolls Royce jet engine.

Deref’s First Law of Exhausts: the size of the driver’s penis is inversely proportional to the width of the exhaust pipe.

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