Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: 250km West of Perth
Warranty Job or Not?? AU3 5 speed ute
My old man picked up his brand new AU3 5 speed tray back about 2 weeks ago and it's now done just over 1500km, anyway I went home over christmas and took it for a drive and I can honestly say I couldnt believe how:
Bad the gearbox is, noisy, hard to select reverse and just hard to select gears, I find the shift of the 5 speed in my VX so far ahead it's not funny and have even suggested my dad take it back to the dealer, but the problem is it works all ok it just feels horrible and hard to drive.
How much noise gets into the cab compared to the VX, I know it's a commercial vehicle and all but all the road noise and engine noise compared to the VX again was a real shock.
So what can he do? he doesnt find the box a real problem because he has nothing to compare it to but I gave him a drive of my car and he said, and he backed up my thoughts on the roadnoise and better gearbox shifts.
It works ok so im sure they will not replace it under warranty but if it was mine I would be pissed.
Car's I have owned. First car purchased in July 1994, in order of ownership.
VC Valiant 245Hemi, 280zx Nissan 5 speed, 88 EA 3.9CFI,94 ED Gli X Chaser, 79 FC LTD, 351, FMX, 91 EA2 Fairmont Ghia, 1999 AU S pack, 2000 AU Forte, 1992 EB2 XR8, 2001 AU2 SR, 2002 VX2 Acclaim, 2002 VX2 Manual S pack,2003 BA XR6 manual, 2001 VX2 Berlina.