Does anyone else feel my frustration at DC with the plastic garbage they built our first gen. Intrepids?
Have anyone of your headlights gone out and the thin, brittle plastic that holds the screws just crack when you remove the screws?
Now my drivers side headlight jiggles at highway speeds, well until I put some oil in the engine and left the cap on the headlight and it became wedged between that and the hood. That was actually kinda cool, I popped the hood to figure out why it wasn't jiggling and noticed the cap, that's a lot cheaper than a $60-80 headlight assembly!
Having problems removing the screws to get to your air filter? The cheap plastic just cracks, on one of them; then the other strips out the plastic.
Drill out the screws and rig it, now you need a screw driver and an open end wrench just to get to your air filter!
Has your high beam switch went out?
This is actually kinda interesting. I'll make the story short though. My headlights would not work because the switch thought the high beams were on. I took the steering column cover off, and removed the "assembly" that houses the wiper/turn signal arm, hazard switch, and high beam switch. I has 4 screws holding it together. I disassembled that and found two boxes, one was the high beam switch. It was burnt up from over heating. I went to the dealership to purchase the high beam switch, well. It is not a serviceable part, you need to purchase the whole assembly for $150! If a moron (me) can take it apart and figure it out then why? Why do you have to purchase the whole assembly when the one bad part that slips right out and can be replaced no problem not be purchased separately?
Well, I currently do not have the ability to turn on my high beams, but at least my headlights work without spending $150!!
How do the black things between your rear door window and back window look?
Cracked and their pretty gloss coat is peeling off. That's gonna cost you between $100-150!
I understand things wear out in time but man! Couldn't they have thought about how cheap the plastic that they used is?
Then next time a car pulls out in front of me I'm hitting the wrong petal!! I'm not going to pay over a hundred dollars for cheap parts that should last more than 5 years or the 60,000 miles when they broke. The headlight assembly should be built to last for the life of the vehicle, or have easily replaceable parts!
I love my car and even though I am upset with DC, would not give it up for another. It's just annoying!!