It's time to get rid of my Hospice Mobile.
I hope Honda will take me back after I dumped them rather unceremoniously nearly three years ago. At the time, I felt deep for guilt for buying a foreign car during the financial crisis and blindly leapt into the arms of Ford. In return, I was given a small SUV loaded with some amenities, but mostly with transmission problems. Problems that are well documented when I surf the web, but denied by the service manager of my dealership. I hate being made to think I'm imagining my problems, or worse, lying and making them up. Especially when the problems are dangerous--like a suddenly non responsive transmission coming to a stop at 70 mile per hour speeds. Yeah, maybe my service rep didn't build the car, but either he's a complete idiot to be unaware of throttle body problems, or he didn't want to fix the car because it wasn't at my cost--it was at Ford's expense. I'm going with the latter excuse.
Oh, my Escape is finally running like it should have three years ago and the throttle body replacement was under warranty, but this work didn't happen without what seemed to be a test of wills between me and the dealership. In two more years, this vehicle will be free and clear, but what will I own? I fear it'll be a heap of junk on wheels, and what's the point of that? Before I make another payment, it's time to trade in this lemon.
I want a vehicle like my last one (an Accord) that only ever received routine maintenance and never had any problems. Unlike my Hospice Mobile, it was built to last.
Tomorrow morning, I'm going to go have a look-see at what my old love has to offer.