really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #1

Oct 222001


  • miles
This noise hasn't gone away no matter which brand of oil filter or weight/brand of oil I use. The dealer says it's a normal characteristic of this engine. I test drove an identical vehicle and it purred like a kitten. Seems like they're stalling and brushing me off.

- Flint, MI, USA