Will it never end?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

When we bought our "new" '06 Vue, a baby was on our mind, but equally so some type of awareness of an acceptable MPG. We thought the Vue as a model was a good mix of our wants/needs . . . that's why I could not explain the weight on my heart of pulling the trigger to purchase the one that we did. It was the color we liked, great mileage and the best price in the Cities . . . and yet, my heart told me "No." I just had this check in my spirit that it was not right. But I eventually dismissed it as my anxiety concerning adding a new car payment into the mix and not that it addressed the specific vehicle.

I really hate telling myself I told you so. In fact I loathe it. But that's exactly what is sing songingly bouncing through my head right now.

Following all of these frustrations, after a weekend of not using the Vue and letting it sit in the driveway, I went to drive it on Monday . . . low and behold the key fob did not unlock the door. Thinking it was a dead fob battery, I grabbed Tony's, which also didn't work. I finally manually unlocked the door and tried the power locks . . . which of course did not work either. Tony still wasn't home from hunting at that time, so I just left it at that and drove the car to work instead.

After a long and frustrating night last night, we've come to realize it is not a problem with the battery because after charging and running strong for 5-10 it will suddenly die. Tony started researching online and against our hopes, he found quite a few others voicing the same problem for the model and year. Want to know the best part? It can cost $800 to fix.

I hate, hate, hate telling myself I told you so.

23 comments:

Andrea said...

Oh, my dear, that royally stinks! But don't be too hard on yourself...how were you to know this was going to happen?

I hope you can get this fixed and it won't cost you $800.

Amber said...

It's funny that they don't have some sort of recall on it if it is happening to so many vehicles.

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*Kimmie* said...

Best of luck!!! Payments on car troubles always seem to be the most troubling.

Heidi said...

That stinks!!! Hopefully, there is some type of recall and you won't have to pay to have your new car fixed.

Lindsey said...

Aww man I'm sorry, that totally stinks!

CageQueen said...

I know this is not going to be ANY consolation whatsoever, but here it is. My husband is a mechanic and my father is a car dealer. Aside from the poor reputation of Saturns, I say with complete honesty that ANY car you bought will have problems. I know some people are Ford people, or Chevy people, etc. but the truth is: ALL car makers have issues. Dodge is notorious for electrical problems, for example. If you bought it certified used, then it should be covered under warranty. If you bought it from a private party you're likely out of luck. Such are the risks with used cars. I know it sucks. I'm so bummed for you. But, car maintenance is inevitable. Unfortunately you got your issues on the front end when you shold be enjoying the darn thing. Sorry, again.

Sarah said...

Uggghhh! That sucks! Don't kick yourself--you couldn't have predicted that this car would have some issues... I hope it gets worked out.

HBee said...

Hi! Thanks for the sweet bday wishes. :) What a bummer about your car. I want a new car eventually, I'm pretty sure I'll be staying away from Vues... Hope all else is well.

Kristal said...

Oh no, that sucks Leah. :( I hate stuff like that.

Chelsie said...

That really sucks! I hope you guys get all that fixed soon. Nothing is worse than all those unexpected expenses!

ka1t_lyn said...

Oh, how royally not fun. Car maintenance is one of the most inevitable, yet frustrating, parts of being a car owner- especially on a "new" car!

AJ said...

Sounds like my '94 Grand Prix and it's brake and tire issues. It was just that year and model of car that just didn't do so well in those areas.

You know I want to say "I told you so." But I won't ;) Perhaps the alternative (starts with E and ends with scape) is having problems too.

RLH said...

I read your comment on my blog...whoo hoo my first comment. I came across your blog on the nest. I am a nestie too. But I am going to re-read some of your blog to see if I can try to remeber what sparked my interest.

Sea-Squared said...
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Sea-Squared said...

Oh dang it. I'm sorry, that really stinks. Unexpected car expenses are the worst. They are worse than regular unexpected expenses. Well, I think so at least.

L Sqaured said...

ughh what a nightmare! I will pray that things get resolved..I hate car troubles!!

Joi said...

Sorry, Leah.

Hope it gets fixed for way cheaper somehow!

That Girl said...

My mom wanted a minicooper for ever. She LOVED her mini for the first week. Now she hates it. She hates that there's no room in the car, she hates that there's no trunk space. We all have 20/20 hindsight.

abby said...

Oh ick! Well I guess one bright side is that you got the car far enough ahead of time that you're getting all the kinks worked out before the little kiddo is actually here. Hope it all works out - and cheap!

Sarah said...

oh no!! I am so sorry~ I hope that my view doesnt have any issues. Is yours a hybrid?

AmberDenae said...

How frustrating!!! That is so annoying. You'd think there would be some sort of recall on it, maybe? Oh I hope it doesn't cost that much to fix and you get a miracle!!

Jeannie said...

Ohhh! That really sucks! I'm sorry your vehicle in such a pain..

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