Question: What happens when a car manufacturing company fails miserably (and rightfully so), is ruled "too large to fail", is purchased by governmental (i.e. your) money, and eventually gets "back on its feet" by shuffling bills around and calling it "paying back your debts"… and shorting the American taxpayer in the process?
Answer: You get a $36,000 2012 white Jeep Wrangler Limited with three white fenders… and one black one.
It’s one thing to overlook mismatched fenders on a Jeep Wrangler when one side has unpainted plastic black and the other is glossy painted black. But how do you explain one with three white fenders and one black plastic one? Jeez. Did we really pay good government money for this company?
Yes, yes you did, along with every other tax-paying American citizen.
At any rate, this is me, sitting here, speechless at the reality that somewhere along the line between that vehicle leaving the factory floor and being listed on eBay, no one noticed that one of its larger pieces is not like the other three. Sure, maybe it did not happen at the factory. Maybe it was not that way when the dealership accepted it. But, seriously people, what kind of half-witted idiots are running "Hondru Dodge Chrysler/Jeep"? And assuming it did come from the factory in this multi-toned fashion, what kind of idiots are working there, and what else did they screw up?
I have long since decided that if I were to ever purchase another vehicle new-off-the-lot, the only American car manufacturer in the running would be Ford, but if these two Jeeps are indicative of the quality being produced by Chrysler and all of its various subsidiaries, I think I might just be safer buying an Yugo sight-unseen and trying to drive it home across the country.
Also, Jeep Wranglers come with cruise control now? WTF, mate?