While some in California are fortunate enough to own vehicles just for fun, purchasing a car is a necessity for most consumers. Car buyers, especially parents, look for reliability to get them to work and safety to transport their children. For this reason, they may make the extra investment in a new car. The last thing a hard-working parent needs is to deal with lemon law violations after making numerous trips to the mechanic for repeated repairs on a new vehicle.
October 2018 Archives
Most people in California purchase pickup trucks, especially heavy-duty trucks, because they want to haul things. Manufacturers of pickup trucks often use their dependability as a selling point. However, dependability does not always refer only to the way the engine runs. When it comes to a truck, the body of the vehicle must be strong and reliable. One manufacturer is receiving complaints that its truck has a serious flaw in its body.
From the time they are old enough to imagine getting a driver's license, many in California and across the country envision themselves behind the wheel of a dream car. For some, it is a classic convertible, and for others, it is a sleek luxury sedan. One of the most popular vehicles sold in the United States is the Jeep Wrangler. While the distinct style of the Jeep make it a must-have for thousands of car buyers, some Jeep owners are learning that their dream car has a serious defect.
As long as there have been automobiles, there have been mechanical, structural and other problems with them. The difference is that in modern times, automobile manufacturers are supposed to put safety over profits, but in many notable instances, that has not happened. Below are some recall scandals that California car enthusiasts may remember.
Before buying a new car, it is typical for consumers to take a test drive. However, there is often little chance to really get a feel for how the vehicle will perform until the papers are signed. Fortunately, consumer advocates like "Car and Driver" perform long-term test drives and report on the results. Those results were not so encouraging for California consumers in the market for the latest Alfa Romeo.