posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 04:30 PM
Red Flag! We bought a lemon.
correction, you bought a new car with a manufacture or material defect.
lemons are cars that are purposely sold as being sound transportation yet are total junk. they know they're junk but they're lying to you
such as the seller claims thats the car is sound and well kept and blah blah blah and no sooner do you get it off the lot the engine blows up the
brakes go out and the transmission pukes parts all over the road. in other words they sold you a used turd with nice wrapping paper. imagine getting
a present on xmas day thats wrapped up in really nice expensive paper and has ribbon around it and a nice card only to find its has a dog turd in it.
thats a lemon. they gave you the impression you were getting something you didnt. they gave you the impression you were buying a new car and you did
buy a new car.
new cars are not lemons. they are new cars with manufature and/or material defects. you even said it was a new car. honda didnt not purposely sell
you a new car that they knew was bad. they probably didnt have a clue then that the transmission was going to go bad. this happens alot, doesnt make
it a lemon. it falls under warranty or recall, not a lemon.
i use to work on cars....glad i dont anymore. i got tired of looking at lemons for prospective buyers and having to give them the bad news. they
always looked so sad.
lemons are USED cars, not new cars. new cars have warranties and recalls, used cars (after so many years) dont have a warranty although they may
still be eligible for certain recalls, like safety recalls.
i remember the focus had bad bearings in the back and when they failed....things literally fell apart. ford had a big recall for that a couple years
ago. they didnt and couldnt know that was going to happen. they're new cars after all. a car that is designed and built and yet not yet driven
looks really good on paper and they hope nothing goes wrong with it but i have yet to see a car without a recall of some kind. no car is immune from
the recall or defects.
the great thing is it was a new car and even if it wasnt being recalled it still had the warranty, free for you either way.