Subject: Re: anyone ever return a DVD Recorder to Walmart?
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Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 05:04:56 GMT
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> Why do you think that car magazines do not give bad reviews on many
Locally, someone was selling a 2001 Jetta Vr6 on Usenet. I read their
ad and then searched on Google for "2001 jetta vr6" because I'm sort of
idly in the market for a new (used) ride.
Man, I thought VWs were good cars. I couldn't BELIEVE the stuff that
Jetta owners say they have suffered. When you pay ~$30K for a car,
you'd expect it to work right for longer than a few months. Out of the
two dozen-or-so owner reviews I read, only two, maybe three, actually
liked their car. Everyone else was either enraged, digusted or
despairing. Many were treated like criminals at the very dealership who
sold them their defective scrap metal.
Pretty much everyone agreed that it was a real nice-looking lemon,
Tie this information in with a next-door neighbor who had months of
similar horrifying experience with his Brand Spanking New Passat
(except that the dealership was apparently much friendlier to him than
it was to those Jetta owners) two years ago, and I can tell you what
kind of car I WON'T be considering when I'm ready to buy.
Still, the point is, all those people lost a LOT of money; in some
cases it sounds like they almost literally threw it away. Without a
return/exchange privilege, sellers need not be accountable for the
stuff they peddle and buyers can be victimized.