Long-time lurker, first time poster. With the help of this site, I recently scored what I believe to be a decent deal on a new Nissan Murano after my current one came off-lease.
I picked it up 12 days ago from dealership (before long holiday weekend) and drove it home 4 miles, parked it in my driveway and went away for the weekend. 7 days ago, I went back to same dealership (driving the new Murano) and struck another good deal on a new Sentra. Boom. 2 cars leased in 5-day span.
As I’m driving home in car #1 from deal #2, about 1 mile away, notice white smoke coming from front right tire well. Pull over and now white smoke coming out of hood. Let the car cool down and smoke stops —so I call them and say I’m bringing it back right now. Drive back and sure enough notice car is overheating. Dealership gives me loaner, promises speedy diagnostic and repair and sends me on my way.
Today (7 days later) I finally got the car back (delay they said was due to a hose they needed to order) and start driving home and 3 miles out, i lose acceleration. Car is on, engine running, but feels like I’m stuck in 1st gear. I pull over, turn car off, get a Key ID error when attempting to restart. Multiple tries — then it starts. Try to drive again, same acceleration problem but now different dashboard lights coming on at random. Main radio/nav display goes black. Pull over again and key ID error while the analog gauges are literally twitching. Car is 10/10 possessed. Call dealership and tell them to come get this POS and bring me the loaner again. Just left them.
Sorry for long story but now contemplating my next move — bottom line is that I don’t want this car. Not saying I don’t want another Murano — but don’t want that Car/VIN. What do you think my recourse is here? I’m just assuming dealership will put up a hassle to rollback the deal. Best case scenario is they cancel deal, we make a new one on another Murano and bigger discount for the headache. Hit me with the hard truth, boys and girls.
TL,DR: Leased new car. New car broke. Dealership fixed new car. New car broke again. WTF do I do…