I knew that some cars are lemons from the factory, but I didn’t realize that certain manufacturers are notorious for lemons compared with others.
My cousin had to deal with a nightmare situation involving a loan on a $25,000 car.
He kept taking it back to the dealership one problem after the next. It was absolutely insane to watch all of this unfold over social media. In the beginning he was genuinely happy because he was getting a car model he had lusted after since he was a kid. But after one issue was fixed, some other part or component would fail. He was saved at the last minute by the dealership, since thankfully they have an anti-lemon clause in their loan contracts. After so many repairs on a new car, the vehicle is sent back to the manufacturer. Unfortunately, the new car is the same model, just from a different batch. He still has problems with the car, but nothing severe enough to let him return it like the last one. Believe it or not, but I had the same problem with an air conditioner I desperately tried to like. After it was installed, I had nothing but troubles with its daily performance. I couldn’t get the machine to lower the temperatures in the house beyond 78 degrees, regardless of how hot it is outside at any given moment. Since I couldn’t return the machine, I had to make do with it for 10 years before I finally gave up and replaced it. A good air conditioner would have lasted at least 15 years under normal conditions.