Let me put it to you this way. If your car had come into my shop, the repairs would have gone one of two ways. !- We wouldn't have just replaced the inputshaft bearings. It would have been a complete rebuild with a 1 year warranty, or we wouldn't have touched it. 2- we would have replaced the trans with a used unit with a 30 day warranty. With a used unit, we would have carefully checked it out before installation because--- the salvage yard would replace the transmission, but we would have to do the labor for free. Checking out a used part, of any kind, is just a shops way of covering their tail. Nobody likes to work for free.
Personal opinion; If the transaxle had been repaired, as it should have been, the first time you wouldn't be where you're at right now. Basically all you got was a patch job, the shop gambled that it work for a while, but it didn't.
Reading between the lines, you bought the car from "Super Joes" corner used car lot. If something goes wrong with the car in the VERY near future, they promise to make it RIGHT with you. Most times you have an implied 30 day warranty. Depending on the state you're in. Anyway, and I have delt with these situations many times before, when they take the car in for repairs they don't want to spend a dime more than they have to, to get the car back on the road and you, the buyer, out of their hair. So, basically, all you get is a patch job.
If this issue, indeed goes to court, you have a good chance of gaining compensation for your loses. Keep in mind, I'm saying this based ONLY on the imformation you have posted. I may not have all the facts. Also, most judges don't care for used car dealers, they have to listen to stories like yours, all the time. Good Luck.
Friday, March 13th, 2009 AT 10:41 PM