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Grimsby Ontario Canada.
Grimsby Ontario Canada.
Jim as cars go it has been very good and had a few probems. Door handles breaking, starter lead corroding, needed a set of shocks, then the throw out bearing. I think the car has 220,000 KM or about 130,000 miles. Now in comparison in 2014 I ordered a Ram 2500 4 door pick up truck with the Cummins 6.7 L engine with a d 6 speed manual transmission. At 24,000 KM (16 K miles) the SCR ( CAT) needed to be changed, while at the dealer the dual mass clutch blew apart while the tech was driving it. The water pump was also on a recall as it would seize and burn the drive belt off causing and engine fire. The lower track rod attachment had to be re-engineered due to frame departure. At 50,0000 KM an engine oil leak developed and the rear main seal was changed and at that time I had a South Bend single mass clutch installed while the dealer was attempting to solve the oil leak problem at my expense $2,500. Their efforts were not successful and the truck then had several returns to the dealer totalling 8 weeks being at the dealer last year. This included changing the oil pan 3 times and on the 2nd time at another dealer while driving the truck to take it to the shop the dealer blew the South Bend clutch, now my problem. The dealer changed the rear main seal again, oil pan and the camshaft seal at the back of the engine which was the cause of the oil leak. I ordered a new clutch from South Bend and $1,200 latter it arrived and the dealer charged me $500 to install it. Oil leak solved. This winter the truck would not start, needed 2 batteries $632.00. Last week while cleaning up the truck I noticed that the front fenders have several spots that they have rusted through. The dealer has informed me that Ram will cover the repairs. The truck has been oil sprayed every year since I have purchased it. So in my mind the Fiat is the better vehicle.
At Bob Martins in Radcliff Kentucky
Jim that is the plan, a 3 day visit then we pack up and move out to FFO 2019, spend some extra days then head home on the 15th.All cars brands have their problems and I have owned many brands. I just don't like buying a vehicle that seems like a guaranteed headache. I now use Hondas as my appliance vehicles for every day. We have 3 Hondas, 4 Fiats and one Ford E150 van with a wheelchair lift in our fleet. The 3 old Fiats require the most attention, as it should be.
Say Hi to Bob and your wives for me. I hope the weather cooperates at FFO for your trip. At least I am guessing that is why your are at Bob's.