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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,393
    @graphicguy - yeah it stinks that the part is on back order. They are giving you loaners to use free of charge (nice ones to boot). It's not like they are giving you a Yaris from Enterprise. I say wait it out.

    I'm impressed with the low cost of maintenance for my Dad's 2015 Tahoe. The dealer service department is great too.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2015 Infiniti Q40 AWD, 2017 Honda Pilot Touring AWD

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 23,614
    nyccarguy said:
    @graphicguy - yeah it stinks that the part is on back order. They are giving you loaners to use free of charge (nice ones to boot). It's not like they are giving you a Yaris from Enterprise. I say wait it out. I'm impressed with the low cost of maintenance for my Dad's 2015 Tahoe. The dealer service department is great too.
    What did they do to fix the electronics problems from the tire store?

    2015 Cruze 2LT, 2014 Malibu 2LT, 2008 Cobalt 2LT

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,360
    OF, Mackabee was mr to be continued. Great guy.

    GG, I would let this one slide, and drive the loaners. And when you get it back, go shopping.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,248
    edited January 2017

    Fezo flits in and out sometimes. Some of the more nefarious posters I can recall from "back in the day"...PCH 101, whom I think Isell did battle with. Someone mentioned madmanmoo...he was "colorful". RoadBurner...you've been around for awhile.

    I remember when Kirstie was "new" here.

    I'm sure there are more that I'm forgetting from the '90s.

    My previous persona(div2) lasted from 1998-late 2006; it came to a head when a host deleted one of my posts-that called out an imbecile-with a warning and I replied as follows:

    Happy holidays! It's nice to see that Edmunds "Protect the Moron" philosophy remains in full flower- at least in the 2007 3 Series Topic. Most of us are betting that you'll delete any critical posts - even if "lxxxxxman" claims the world is flat. Oh well, armed with that room temperature IQ I'm certain that he(it?) will make a positive contribution to every BMW topic he participates in. And if he develops opposable thumbs, who knows how far he may go?

    Roadburner arrived in mid-2007.

    B)


    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • jmonroejmonroe Pittsburgh areaPosts: 8,361
    jipster said:



    Mitsu is one of the best. Lennox is no longer the good company they apparently once were. I would look at Daikin/Goodman, Fujitsu, or LG. With these a lot depends on the quality of the installer and their stability should you ever need them for warranty in a few years.
    I concur....the quality of installation is more important than brand. I had heard that most of the internals are made by just a few companies to begin with, and the brands just integrate them together.

    I have a Goodman that's about 5 years old and couldn't be more pleased. Lots of Carrier, Lennox and others disparage Goodman. But, I think it's because a lot of installers represent higher margins than Goodman offers.


    WHEN I HAD A HVAC SALESMAN OUT ABOUT A MONTH AGO, I ASKED FOR A QUOTE FOR A GOODMAN FURNACE AND A/C SYSTEM. HE SAID I DIDN'T WANT TO GO WITH THAT BRAND, AS THE COMPANY IS POOR IN PROVIDING PARTS IN A TIMELY MANNER. HAD ONE OTHER SALESMAN "DISPARAGE" THE BRAND AS WELL. MOST OF WHAT I'VE READ IS THAT GOODMAN IS COMPARABLE TO THE OTHERS. FINDING A GOOD INSTALLER THE KEY.

    When I was looking to replace the original Lenox furnace and A/C back in August of '08, I got quotes from several reputable outfits and all of them gave me a price for their name brand (Carrier, Trane, Lenox etc.) and all quoted an off brand of some type but Goodman was the most often one they quoted. The part than floored me was that 2 places that quoted Goodman were higher than the Lenox I finally went with.

    When the Lenox guy was sitting in my kitchen giving me his quote I asked him about his off brand, his response was he only dealt with Lenox.

    The funniest part about getting quotes was from the guy my cousin recommended. He dealt only with Rheem and his price was more than any of the others and much more than the Lenox guy. Like $1200 more. When I told him he was way out of line he wanted to know who I got a better quote from, I told him and he said, and I still can't believe he said it, "I wish you had told me that before I came out here. I can never beat that guys price". :o Still shaking my head about that.

    I'm not saying Lenox is the best out there but when I get a price for a name brand from a place with a very good reputation, that is less than a so called off brand, I'm going with the name brand.

    FWIW, I have recommended the place I bought from to 3 guys I worked with and all of them have asked, "how can he be that much lower than the other outfits, my response was, "I don't really care if he's stealing them but if he is, he's been getting away with it for a long time. So he must be good at that too".

    One last thing, if my furnace quits this Winter or my A/C quits this Summer, I'm coming after someone in here. Remember that so you can't say I sucker punched you. :@

    jmonroe

    '15 Genesis V8 with Ultimate Package and '12 Legacy Limited 6 cyl

  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,600

    My previous persona(div2) lasted from 1998-late 2006

    I remember div2 but didn't know until now "the rest of the story."

    Remember Pat the moderator? She sent me hate mail from time to time, but I never got banned. She died years ago too.

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,864
    Pat was very nice. I had gotten a few of her emails as well. I don't remember the poster's name, but there was someone who bought and grossly overpaid on an old Dodge Stealth and everyone was all over it.

    GG, I'd give them a little time and see where it goes. In saying that, if it were me this would be the last straw. If the car gives any more BS it would be time to move away from Caddy for awhile.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra (for a little longer) / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • houdini1houdini1 Kansas City areaPosts: 7,909
    edited January 2017

    My previous persona(div2) lasted from 1998-late 2006

    I remember div2 but didn't know until now "the rest of the story."

    Remember Pat the moderator? She sent me hate mail from time to time, but I never got banned. She died years ago too.

    Yes, I remember her well. Threatened me with banning more than once just because our opinions differed. Didn't now if she was a man or woman for a long time.

    2013 LX 570 2016 LS 460

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490

    OK....need some advice (again) from the peanut gallery. Called the dealership yesterday about the status of my CTS. Seems the wiring they need for it is still on back order. Doesn't make much sense to me...how can wiring be so difficult to get. Dealer service manager doesn't think I should drive it as it may be a safety hazard.

    Given they're letting me drive some very nice, brand new vehicles as loaners (an XT5 and now a CT6), I'm not too off put.

    But, the CTS has been in their shop for 2 weeks. Another couple of weeks and that's a month....when lemon law kicks in.

    Not wishing that will happen, but what if it does given past history? Go through the hassle once again?

    Let me hear 'ya!

    The "wiring" is probably a harness (or part of a harness most likely) and yes, that can be difficult to source. It's not a part that comes up as a replacement very often. If it's a one-time fix and it works, then it's really no different than anyone else's warranty claim on this board. I think you are more a victim of logistics in this case than the car itself being defective----but we'll see. It's you that has to deal with it, not me.
  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 10,494
    During my walk this morning at the Boca Mall, I stopped into Sears to look at TV's, Washer/Dryer combos and a new vacuum. Thought I would kill three(3) birds with one stone, kinda. I walked into the area where they have appliances and the first thing I thought of was, "...good grief, these departments resemble a Ghost Town from an old John Wayne flick...!" For the life of me, I could not find a salesperson or a consultant or a manager anywhere. I waited about 5-minutes hoping someone would show up - but no, nada, no one, nyet! All three departments were uncovered by sales help. Boy, things must be pretty bad at Sears if they can't afford help.

    So, I decided to finish my walk and I went into Loews not far from where I live. There were lots of consultants and stock people and associates in just about every aisle. I asked where their vacuum cleaners were and I was directed to the correct aisle. The/my vacuum that my cleaning girls have been using is an Electrolux canister - and has to be at least 35-40 years old because I remember my mother had it at their first apartment in North Miami Beach back in the 70's. The girls mentioned to me that the bag was full and they did not know where to find a replacement. I looked all over the house, but couldn't find one. So, since it was pretty old, I decided to not bother trying to get replacement bags and just get one of those new fangled uprights that don't use filter bags. As I'm looking, what do I see hanging above the vacuums - replacement bags for Electrolux canister vacuums built after 1950 with a couple of exceptions. So, I figured what the heck - bought the bags ($7.00) and now when the cleaning girls come next week again, they can put a new bag on the vacuum. It still works beautifully - so why spend several hundred bucks on a new vacuum if all it needed was filter bags? B)

    I then looked at their upright washer/dryer combos. They don't make very many that are 24' wide, with dryer on top and washer on the bottom - and they run about $1000.00, no matter what brand you buy. I decided to wait until the existing GE units blow up - the combo I have is 27 years old. I doubt they make them that good anymore.

    As for the big screen HDTV, I found out from our maintenance department that the concrete walls can be drilled into - they do it all the time. But it is a specialized installation - best to have the store where I buy it put it in.

    So, that's my morning and early afternoon in a nutshell. Definitely accomplished a few things, for sure. :D

    2018 Mercedes S450

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    It's easy getting customer assistance at Sears---just slit your wrists and lay on the floor screaming and someone will be over to help you within 15 minutes.
  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 24,769
    GG, To use a pun....Just Ride it Out.

    They are doing everything possible to fix the problem, and you get to try out some nice loaners. Once you get the car back it might be time to start considering your next move.

    BTW....I wonder if other luxury brands get these problems.....we have had about 10 since 2004 and I don't recall anything even close to your current problem or your other problems.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • jipsterjipster Louisville, KentuckyPosts: 5,722
    tjc78 said:
    Pat was very nice. I had gotten a few of her emails as well. I don't remember the poster's name, but there was someone who bought and grossly overpaid on an old Dodge Stealth and everyone was all over it. GG, I'd give them a little time and see where it goes. In saying that, if it were me this would be the last straw. If the car gives any more BS it would be time to move away from Caddy for awhile.
    I believe that was ttbaxxon that bought the Dodge Stealth. He was bragging at length over the car and deal. It had a lot of new parts. When he finally told the amount of money he paid, he was razzed a bit for overpaying.
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,248
    edited January 2017

    My previous persona(div2) lasted from 1998-late 2006

    I remember div2 but didn't know until now "the rest of the story."

    Remember Pat the moderator? She sent me hate mail from time to time, but I never got banned. She died years ago too.

    Pat was the moderator that banned me. To say we didn't get along was a massive understatement; I always had the impression that she had it in for me. Other moderators deleted my posts from time to time but in those cases it never seemed that it was personal. It was still sad to learn of her passing.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 23,614
    driver100 said:

    GG, To use a pun....Just Ride it Out.

    Well, that's my laugh of the day award winner!

    2015 Cruze 2LT, 2014 Malibu 2LT, 2008 Cobalt 2LT

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 23,614
    edited January 2017
    I always enjoyed Pat. I occasionally communicated with her about posts. I don't recall that she every deleted any of mine but if she did I'm sure my post needed to be deleted. I perceived her to be job oriented in a good way. I was very sad to learn she had passed. I had thought about sending her a note after handling a few rude posters. I'd never speak ill of those who passed, but I don't recall anything.

    Everyone here is just doing their job trying to make the forums operate as well as possible. And getting back to cars, I'm waiting for car show season to start again. Today is get your milk and bread day because there's a forcast of 1-2 inches tomorrow, snow that is, and everyone over 40 is driving to the Kroger store to get bread and milk in case we're snowed in for 12 hours here in the frigid North. Please do not post the temperature in Boca Raton today. Please! LOL

    2015 Cruze 2LT, 2014 Malibu 2LT, 2008 Cobalt 2LT

  • carnaughtcarnaught Desert SWPosts: 2,772
    edited January 2017
    I remember the host Pat. Someone called her sheriff Pat. I remember that we didn't know if Pat was a he or she. Besides shipo, how about posters Merc1 and Tagman? There was also an outrageous poster named Shefboyaredee (?sp), who apparently got dismissed.
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,883
    houdini1 said:

    My previous persona(div2) lasted from 1998-late 2006

    I remember div2 but didn't know until now "the rest of the story."

    Remember Pat the moderator? She sent me hate mail from time to time, but I never got banned. She died years ago too.

    Yes, I remember her well. Threatened me with banning more than once just because our opinions differed. Didn't now if she was a man or woman for a long time.
    She was the one who banned me from the Forums discussion page (a topic related to the forums themselves as they were at the time). I found her somewhat unreasonable, but who knows what orders she had been given. We had email discussions that were to no avail as well. I wasn't a fan.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 2,850
    abacomike said:

    During my walk this morning at the Boca Mall, I stopped into Sears to look at TV's, Washer/Dryer combos and a new vacuum. Thought I would kill three(3) birds with one stone, kinda. I walked into the area where they have appliances and the first thing I thought of was, "...good grief, these departments resemble a Ghost Town from an old John Wayne flick...!" For the life of me, I could not find a salesperson or a consultant or a manager anywhere. I waited about 5-minutes hoping someone would show up - but no, nada, no one, nyet! All three departments were uncovered by sales help. Boy, things must be pretty bad at Sears if they can't afford help.

    So, I decided to finish my walk and I went into Loews not far from where I live. There were lots of consultants and stock people and associates in just about every aisle. I asked where their vacuum cleaners were and I was directed to the correct aisle. The/my vacuum that my cleaning girls have been using is an Electrolux canister - and has to be at least 35-40 years old because I remember my mother had it at their first apartment in North Miami Beach back in the 70's. The girls mentioned to me that the bag was full and they did not know where to find a replacement. I looked all over the house, but couldn't find one. So, since it was pretty old, I decided to not bother trying to get replacement bags and just get one of those new fangled uprights that don't use filter bags. As I'm looking, what do I see hanging above the vacuums - replacement bags for Electrolux canister vacuums built after 1950 with a couple of exceptions. So, I figured what the heck - bought the bags ($7.00) and now when the cleaning girls come next week again, they can put a new bag on the vacuum. It still works beautifully - so why spend several hundred bucks on a new vacuum if all it needed was filter bags? B)

    I then looked at their upright washer/dryer combos. They don't make very many that are 24' wide, with dryer on top and washer on the bottom - and they run about $1000.00, no matter what brand you buy. I decided to wait until the existing GE units blow up - the combo I have is 27 years old. I doubt they make them that good anymore.

    As for the big screen HDTV, I found out from our maintenance department that the concrete walls can be drilled into - they do it all the time. But it is a specialized installation - best to have the store where I buy it put it in.

    So, that's my morning and early afternoon in a nutshell. Definitely accomplished a few things, for sure. :D

    In the news today is a story about Sears and additional store closings. My MIL retired from Sears and took pride in her work and was proud of the company. She retired before KM took over. Sad.

    2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2013 Honda Accord EX, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 10,494
    edited January 2017
    Just got back from buying a new TV at Best Buy. They are going to install it in my bedroom next Wednesday morning. I got a Vizio Ultra HD 4K HDR TV, 50" (55" was too big for a small room). With the installation bracket that allows you to tilt the TV, installation, etc., including tax, it came to $1028.00. They charged me $649.98 for the TV, $70.00 for the wall bracket, and $250.00 for installation and set up. Based on my research, this TV, which had the 4K HDR, was the best deal for the money. It has 240 hz, which is the top rate for HD. I just hope and pray I made a good decision - according to my brother, it was. But, who knows? :o

    2018 Mercedes S450

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,360
    car show coming soon! Highlight of my social season. Going 3 weeks from this coming Saturday in Philly.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    Once you learn to use the remote and all the APPS on the screen, you'll be fine.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,360
    oh yeah. for TVs. Either get one with a keyboard remote, or download the app to your phone/tablet that runs it. Because trying to set up the smart TV stuff with the plain remote is a horrible experience.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,883
    stickguy said:

    oh yeah. for TVs. Either get one with a keyboard remote, or download the app to your phone/tablet that runs it. Because trying to set up the smart TV stuff with the plain remote is a horrible experience.

    If it is anything like my Sonys, forget about the smart TV stuff unless you have a wired connection. Sony is hopeless without that. Even with it, it is as slow as cold molasses.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 10,494
    stickguy said:
    oh yeah. for TVs. Either get one with a keyboard remote, or download the app to your phone/tablet that runs it. Because trying to set up the smart TV stuff with the plain remote is a horrible experience.
    That's why the "GEEK SQUAD" is setting everything up for me!!!  B)

    2018 Mercedes S450

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,360
    as you go along, you need to be able to add apps (well, they are included in the TV, but you still have to sign up for the service and enter your ID/password).

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • jipsterjipster Louisville, KentuckyPosts: 5,722
    jmonroe said:
    Mitsu is one of the best. Lennox is no longer the good company they apparently once were. I would look at Daikin/Goodman, Fujitsu, or LG. With these a lot depends on the quality of the installer and their stability should you ever need them for warranty in a few years.
    I concur....the quality of installation is more important than brand. I had heard that most of the internals are made by just a few companies to begin with, and the brands just integrate them together. I have a Goodman that's about 5 years old and couldn't be more pleased. Lots of Carrier, Lennox and others disparage Goodman. But, I think it's because a lot of installers represent higher margins than Goodman offers.


    WHEN I HAD A HVAC SALESMAN OUT ABOUT A MONTH AGO, I ASKED FOR A QUOTE FOR A GOODMAN FURNACE AND A/C SYSTEM. HE SAID I DIDN'T WANT TO GO WITH THAT BRAND, AS THE COMPANY IS POOR IN PROVIDING PARTS IN A TIMELY MANNER. HAD ONE OTHER SALESMAN "DISPARAGE" THE BRAND AS WELL. MOST OF WHAT I'VE READ IS THAT GOODMAN IS COMPARABLE TO THE OTHERS. FINDING A GOOD INSTALLER THE KEY.
    When I was looking to replace the original Lenox furnace and A/C back in August of '08, I got quotes from several reputable outfits and all of them gave me a price for their name brand (Carrier, Trane, Lenox etc.) and all quoted an off brand of some type but Goodman was the most often one they quoted. The part than floored me was that 2 places that quoted Goodman were higher than the Lenox I finally went with. When the Lenox guy was sitting in my kitchen giving me his quote I asked him about his off brand, his response was he only dealt with Lenox. The funniest part about getting quotes was from the guy my cousin recommended. He dealt only with Rheem and his price was more than any of the others and much more than the Lenox guy. Like $1200 more. When I told him he was way out of line he wanted to know who I got a better quote from, I told him and he said, and I still can't believe he said it, "I wish you had told me that before I came out here. I can never beat that guys price". :o Still shaking my head about that. I'm not saying Lenox is the best out there but when I get a price for a name brand from a place with a very good reputation, that is less than a so called off brand, I'm going with the name brand. FWIW, I have recommended the place I bought from to 3 guys I worked with and all of them have asked, "how can he be that much lower than the other outfits, my response was, "I don't really care if he's stealing them but if he is, he's been getting away with it for a long time. So he must be good at that too". One last thing, if my furnace quits this Winter or my A/C quits this Summer, I'm coming after someone in here. Remember that so you can't say I sucker punched you. :@ jmonroe
    Well, your system is only 8 1/2 years old. I think we should all be safe for another 4-5 years. ;)



  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,111
    Sears is a sad shell of itself. In our condo we had to replace all the appliances and get a new TV so I got very familiar with Sears, Home Depot, Costco and Best Buy. Best Buy is much improved since it's early days. I'm getting their Geek squad to set up my wireless system as it still doesn't connect to the TV I just got. They have been pretty helpful. The only mark against them is that they have the highest installation fees of any of them. Fortunately they had a sale on routers that bundled the install as part of the promotional price. I'm sure they will do a great job with your install. Pluses for their easy installation scheduling too.
    I did get a high efficiency washer and dryer and also a Bosch dishwasher from Sears. They had a killer summer sale that made their inefficiencies worth the hassle. I pretty much had to beg them to allow me to buy something.
    '14 Buick Encore Convenience
    '17 Chevy Volt Premiere
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,883
    Goodman started out as a bargain brand of HVAC stuff and was not the best. But they built a good-sized share of the market and a few years ago was bought by Daikin. Now they are developing some very good products as a result of that. Lennox built a good reputation based largely on marketing, but I know several people who have bought their systems and have had problems fairly early on, and had a heckuva time getting the company to stand behind them. Parts seem to fail with regularity. I know when I got quotes for my ductless system last year, the Lennox quote was initially on the low side (though not super-cheap) but the company bundled a service agreement into it which raised the price considerably. They said you needed that if you wanted the full warranty. That left me with a bad taste in my mouth and I passed.

    The companies that produce good ductless systems (Mitu, Fujitsu, LG, Daikin) tend to be ones that are fairly new to the sector, whereas older-line companies like Lennox, Trane, York and others are still somewhat tied to their old tech.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

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