Yeah......that's right ...........no charge !!!!
Did you notice that he also replaced the Alt at no charge ???
In addition, a few days ago he agree to have the trans flushed and drained at the same time he has his 300M trans serviced this week !!!!
He has a close friend at the Dodge Dealership just one block from his shop (they both are only 5 miles away from me !!) He always gets his vehicles worked on by him and has a strong business relationship with him.
I was telling him I wanted to get the service records on the Trep from the former owners. Wanted to know where they took it cuz there are Four chrysler dealers nearby and I could not find the records at the dealer they bought it from. I wanted to do the trans flush cuz it seems this model has alot of trans probs.
Then he said......
"well. if you want it flushed I'll get that done for you when I have my 300M worked on." I was shocked that he volunteered to have it done......FOR FREE !!!!
I mentioned that I wanted the diff drained and filled also, and that I be glad to pay for it. We'll see if he does and if he charges me for it.
This guy has been so nice throughout the whole deal. I am feeling better and better every day about my purchase and the reliability of the follow-up, should it become necessary. I think a big part of his flexibility was that I did not hassle about the original selling price cuz I thought at first it was very reasonable. Since then, I have found out that it was alittle high for similar TREPS for sale around here but there were intrinsics that I think play a big part. It has low mileage, it was well cared for by the former owner and I now have a very reliable seller. I knew him for several years from my dealership contact with him. I work in the parts dept. We supply all his GM crash parts. He has a very good rep at the dealership and in the community.
He even wrote me a letter of recommendation a year ago that played a part in my winning "Employee of the Month" at my dealership, which included a $500 cash award. I have always tried to treat him well in the "day to day" small stuff and to get him some special treatment when he needed it. Now I think he is paying me back.
Always, always........it's WHO you know, not WHAT you know !!!
And the most valuable part of this whole thing maybe the contact I will make at the Dealership. I am going to try to establish a relationship with that man also. To find and make personal contact with a KNOWLEDGEABLE, RELIABLE, TRUSTWORTHY and INEXPENSIVE Dealer contact, may be most important aspect over the years of ownership to come, which I hope are numerous.
I cannot afford the new ones and I need to stretch this one out. I have heard of many owners getting 200 G's out of their Treps. This one has no rust and thus, if the mechanics stay healthy, I may never need another vehicle to replace this.
Thanks again for your input.