Day one with "Tink" consisted of it leaving me stranded at the local post office, then at Target because the battery had slid into the fender shorting itself out.
Since I owned it less then 24 hours and had already bought 2 tools and busted one knuckle with it the wife named it "tink" short for Tinkerbell. I protested that my TJ was not going to have a pixie as a mascot.
The verdict was in.... Tinker was because I could forsee a future of wrench turning on this rig... Belle was in memory of old fighter/bomber plans... The pin up idea was born in my head and the wife Photochopped it up for me.
This graffic will replace the Sahara graffic that runs on the side of the cowl.
The last 3 months history of "Tink" can be summed up by this email I just sent the dealership when they asked how much I loved my purchase and to send them my friends and family....
The email is as follows.
Since the purchase of my 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara in September things have gone like this.
*The day after my purchase it left me stranded, twice, due to an improperly fastened battery with horrible corrosion on the cables. I fixed this...
*Week one the transmission began to slip when cold...
*Week two the windshield wiper motor died in the middle of a rainstorm some 70 miles from home. I replaced this....
also noticed that the interior flooded everytime it would rain, still unable to find the leak(s)
*Week three I replaced the headlight switch that did not function properly from day 1.
*Week four I replaced the near bald tires that came on the jeep (I was actually aware of this one going in though).
*Week five the dash readouts died... figured out how to fix this as well....
It started to get cold out... and thank God because I was getting tired of bailing out the jeep after every rain. The downside, now the transmission barely engages as all until it reaches full operating temperature. Good times...
*Week six the passenger front blinker goes out... no big deal til I discover it is because the wiring had rotted off the assembly... fixed that.
*Week seven I got sick of not being able to drive the jeep due to terrible transmission behavior. I parked it to fix it. After removing the transmission crossmember skid I discovered that the drivers side frame had rusted completely through.... Nice.
*Week eight to the present day... the jeep sits in the garage while I figure out what to do and save up the money to make it safe to drive again.
I know I purchased this jeep without a warranty, you get what you pay for.
That being said, I traded in to your dealership a 30K car with zero issues for this nightmare.
I do not see myself recommending your dealership in any capacity any time soon. I do not mention them at all, and perhaps that is good, for if I did, I doubt it would be in a positive light.