For 6 days.... before the radiator they installed failed. Poor installation, and it leaked out.
Not only did my car die again, the engine overheated to the point of being ruined. What was an $800 fix is now close to $8000.
The dealership? "Not our problem."
I sued them, as any sane person would. Luckily, I had a local dealership work with me. They were going to loan me a rental in the meantime, and not worry about payments until I got things settled.
Well, 4 months and $4000 in rental fees later, they've changed their mind. I need to give the car back by the end of this week, and now they're hunting for money I don't have. Lawsuit isn't settled, and the settlement was going to pay for repairs and rental fees.
I'm still weeks from my court date. After the judgement, I don't know how long it's going to take before I actually get my settlement.
...if I win...
I travel for a living, and as of Friday, will not have a working car. Not in a position to buy one myself. How screwed am I?
...and close friends wonder why my stress levels are through the roof.
So, I'm selling adspace on my blog, but if anyone wants to give me a car, wrapped in whatever ads they want, I'll drive it around a 6-state area and pimp your wares...
...contemplating a 2nd job as a gigolo... too bad I'm not that attractive... or have a way to get from hotel to hotel...
If you were in this situation, what would you do? I'm out of ideas.