This car replaces a 2014 Dart, purchased new, that started burning oil at about 5000 miles, after its second oil change. A LOT of oil. As in, a quart every 500 miles or so. And it had to have the m...
This car replaces a 2014 Dart, purchased new, that started burning oil at about 5000 miles, after its second oil change. A LOT of oil. As in, a quart every 500 miles or so. And it had to have the main body computer changed as well. And the rear defroster was defective. After another 6000 miles, trips to the dealer every two weeks or so, they finally agreed that there was probably a problem. The manufacturer put out a service bulletin that one quart every 1000 miles is acceptable in a new car. Really?!? I didn't buy a brand-new car to have to go out every few days, rain or shine, winter or road construction (I live in Illinois) and check the oil. So, we ate the loss and traded for a new 2016. At about 5000 miles, and again, after the second oil change, it's burning oil. Not nearly as bad, but that's not why I bought a new car. Here's the kicker. Like most newer cars, the oil filter is dealer only. That means, because the oil that they use is not available in regular retail stores, that you have to take it to the dealer every time you need to add! And yes, every drop of oil in both cars was either from the factory or the dealer. Also, the voice command is hit-or-miss and the Blue Tooth drops connection fairly regularly, and it makes me regret buying. Shame, as this would other wise be exactly the car that I wanted.
It seems that between the fact that they didn't have any cars with decent gas mileage since they dropped their last small car and put this one into production, (8 years?) and the advertising and incentives that they run, that they just don't want to make small, efficient cars.
I'm not a troll. I've been a fanboy since the days of disco, and it really breaks my heart that this car has been so much trouble. (Our last one from this company had issues, as well.) But, if they don't want to make good, efficient cars, then I guess that they don't want my future business.