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What Brand will you no longer buy? (1 Viewer)

Had a 2010 Caravan and now a 2017. 2010 had an issue where the factory brakes were cheap.  Needed a brake job at 20k (all GCs around this time were the same).  Other than that, no major issues until 95k when i traded it in. No issues with 2017 so far. 

Salesman told me to be wary of the automatic doors though. He said they do have a slight uptick in warranty and the repairs can be very expensive for essentially a novelty.  I went with manual (I'm cheap anyways).  
We finally accepted our reality as van guy and soccer mom and got a 17 - all manual too. No problems so far and just tipped over 20k.

 
Dyson vacs. Way overpriced, when you can get a similar or better performing “lesser” brand for less than half the price.
Love my Dyson's.  One at my home and another up at the cabin. 

For a dog owner, lab that shed's like a mother, it's a must have. 

Owned multiple Kirby's prior to the Dyson and there was no comparison, Dyson by a mile.  Thankfully I knew a Kirby guy and never paid more than $200.  I use the Kirby now to vacuum my garage floor. 

What is this better performing, lesser brand? 

 
Dyson vacs. Way overpriced, when you can get a similar or better performing “lesser” brand for less than half the price.
We got one as a wedding gift. Terrible. Dumped it in less than a year, bought something 3x as cheap, and still going strong today. 

 
Love my Dyson's.  One at my home and another up at the cabin. 

For a dog owner, lab that shed's like a mother, it's a must have. 

Owned multiple Kirby's prior to the Dyson and there was no comparison, Dyson by a mile.  Thankfully I knew a Kirby guy and never paid more than $200.  I use the Kirby now to vacuum my garage floor. 

What is this better performing, lesser brand? 
Kennire, Hoover, shark, to name a few.

 
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Love my Dyson's.  One at my home and another up at the cabin. 

What is this better performing, lesser brand? 
Answering this question would require getting off the couch and I tell ya that just isnt happening right now. 

 
Anything  related to Trump. 

Also own a 2001 Chrysler Sebring with @120,000 on it. Keep it maintained and still runs strong.

 
I won't be anything American made if I can help it. Some things are going to get through my policy but large ticket items certainly aren't.

 
The guys who have mentioned bad things about Chryslers both talk about 'back in the day' (K car? Wow!!  :P ) Does anyone have the same issues with current Chryslers? May have to buy a new van in the near future and really like the look and features of the Pacifica.
We have one, it’s nice but we lease, I don’t want the wife and kids driving around in a 10 year old Chrysler 

 
ASUS computers. Got a laptop and desktop from them reading they were the bee's knees. Nothing but problems. Dude, I'll get a Dell before buying another one of their products.


HP computers.  My unmodified laptop literally caught on fire on my coffee table under normal use.


Apple products.   Apple devices with it's closed architecture is like swimming with handcuffs on.  I have no idea why people do that to themselves.
See above.

 
Apple products.   Apple devices with it's closed architecture is like swimming with handcuffs on.  I have no idea why people do that to themselves.
I switched because to Apple because they have shown they value the privacy of their customers more than any other company I'm aware of.

 
[scooter] said:
Ecco shoes. I've owned 2 pair which had the soles literally disintegrate within 18 months of purchase date. Ecco refused to repair or replace them because they only had a 1-year warranty.

Now, I can respect their choice to only have a 1 year warranty. And if it had only happened to 1 pair, and it was due to excessive usage, I would totally understand.

But 2 pair, both falling apart in less than 2 years, both of which only experienced very light (mostly indoor) usage? Come on. It's like the shoes are designed to be replaced as soon as possible.

BTW, the shoes weren't even that comfortable. I mean, they were OK. But they don't live up to the hype.
Only golf shoe I’ll wear.

 
Dan Lambskin said:
JLR hasn’t been British since the 90’s
:confused:  I'm sure Tata follows a federalist model of business. Just an assumption, but I doubt Indians have much influence on JLR's products. They just cash the checks. I'm only guessing here.

 
Max Power said:
I traveled with 3 kids between 8-12 who were "too old" for family boarding. That trip was less than ideal.  
the other day, me and other guy gave up our respective aisle and window seats for a family caught in the same predicament.  I did think to myself, I am being awfully nice here for people who should learn to check in as soon as possible or spend a few bucks on an upgrade.......

 
Nike running shoes - totally jacked my back up to all heck and back - strictly Asics and I have no ( ok, minimal - I am old) issues with back pain etc;

Apple products are terrible IMHO;

Keurig - when the one we have at home dies - back to the traditional coffee pot - a pain to clean, still drips, and we have the dumb model that only allows K cups and not cups from other manufacturers - I outsmarted myself there;

Gillette - actually, whatever - I work from home so I don't shave enough to make a dent in their bottom line;

Fords - Fix or Repair Daily - had an Explorer - that thing was trouble from day 1; - I'll never buy another Ford

 
urbanhack said:
Harry's razors.  I bought the marketing hype, but their razors are not great.
I bought into the hype, too.  I really like the razor.  Tried their shaving gel, though, and my supermarket's generic brand is better.

 
Fishboy said:
Love my Dyson's.  One at my home and another up at the cabin. 

For a dog owner, lab that shed's like a mother, it's a must have. 

Owned multiple Kirby's prior to the Dyson and there was no comparison, Dyson by a mile.  Thankfully I knew a Kirby guy and never paid more than $200.  I use the Kirby now to vacuum my garage floor. 

What is this better performing, lesser brand? 
Yeah our Dyson is crazy good. My wife has asthma and we have two dogs, it’s been amazing going on 7 years. We bought a floor model at the time for like $400 and the difference was night and day from the Hoover or whatever we had before. 

 
CR69 said:
tonydead said:
Apple products.   Apple devices with it's closed architecture is like swimming with handcuffs on.  I have no idea why people do that to themselves.
I switched because to Apple because they have shown they value the privacy of their customers more than any other company I'm aware of.
Love the way that you can easily share stuff between MacOS and iOS devices.

 
Dickies said:
This.  While in college my wife had to have a Jetta because they were "cute".  It's not so cute when it's in the shop 24/7 for nonstop problems.
We had a 2009 TDI wagon. Started falling apart months after we bought it. The vents didn't evacuate water properly after using the AC so eventually mold started building up and it smelled after using the AC. We had the vent system flushed with bleach on several occasions, didn't matter, problem came right back after using the AC again a few times. Tons of cosmetic things at first, then sensors started going bad (not cheap to replace), then the seals around the doors, windows and sun roof went bad so it got water logged and eventually had mold trapped in places we couldn't clear it from. Then of course the whole lying about emissions/mileage allowed us to get bailed out somewhat when they had to buy the car back after about 5 years.

Lousy company, lousy cars.

 
Sounds like a lot of people have had computers they were underwhelmed with.  For me, it's Dell and I've had quite a few of them.  This last round though was not good.  I had both a laptop and desktop go really south on me, at least a year or two before I think they should have.

I would like to say United Airlines but if they give me a good enough deal, I would probably still fly with them.  I think they are the worst of the non budget airlines though and if I never fly United again, will be happy.

 
Nike running shoes - totally jacked my back up to all heck and back - strictly Asics and I have no ( ok, minimal - I am old) issues with back pain etc;

Apple products are terrible IMHO;

Keurig - when the one we have at home dies - back to the traditional coffee pot - a pain to clean, still drips, and we have the dumb model that only allows K cups and not cups from other manufacturers - I outsmarted myself there;

Gillette - actually, whatever - I work from home so I don't shave enough to make a dent in their bottom line;

Fords - Fix or Repair Daily - had an Explorer - that thing was trouble from day 1; - I'll never buy another Ford
FWIW, You don’t have the ability to make a dent in any of those companies you listed’s bottom line.

 
opensourcebeer said:
Owned a Grand Caravan in early 2000s.  Engine burned and leaked oil like crazy.  Leaky AC system.  Transmission blew out out while on vacation several hundred miles from home.  Complete piece of garbage. 
I never bought one, but I was open to the idea up until I took one for a test drive back in '02.  It had about a third of a tank when I left the lot, but ran out of gas a quarter mile down the road.  I had just enough time to pull into another parking lot and was able to call the dealer to have them come get me and the van.  I still went and spoke to the salesman, mostly just to see what kind of deal they'd offer after that fiasco.  They basically insinuated that I hit something that put a hole in the tank.

I realize I should probably just blame that particular dealership, but there's no way I'd ever get that taste out of my mouth.  Went with a Toyota Siena instead and very happy I did.

 
I beg everyone to stop using these.   
I realize I'm not the typical user, but I like mine.  I got myself a reusable filter shortly after getting it, since the k-pods were too weak and expensive for me.  I only have a cup a day and it works great for that, plus it's awesome for making a big thing of tea for iced tea for myself and my wife a few times a week.

 
When I buy something that is being shipped to my place, I ask that they don't send it via FedEx.  Their delivery drivers around here are totally incompetent, and that's being nice.  It wouldn't surprise me if it's more mean-spirited than incompetence.  Either way, I won't use them.

 
Getzlaf15 said:
Buy one pass for $12.50 to board earlier than the rest and problem solved.
We tried that last outing. My wife said it would have been easier to fight off a pack of jackals. Never again.

 
Fishboy said:
Love my Dyson's.  One at my home and another up at the cabin. 
There’s a ton of Dyson hate on the Net. No idea why.  We’ve had our DC14 for over 10 years. Still works like a champ.

 
There’s a ton of Dyson hate on the Net. No idea why.  We’ve had our DC14 for over 10 years. Still works like a champ.
I think they work well but the durability isn't great IMO.  Staring a a broken ball version in the corner as I type this.  The battery on the rechargeable we have takes three hours to charge after about four years.

 
I think they work well but the durability isn't great IMO.  Staring a a broken ball version in the corner as I type this.  The battery on the rechargeable we have takes three hours to charge after about four years.
:shrug:  Never spent a dime on repair.

 
This probably deserves it’s own thread.  My company spends over 200k at annually shipping with Fed Ex and that company has completely started to circle the drain on service. I have to have a third party broker clear their international shipments because they are inept. They are a company of barcode scanners and Amazon has overwhelmed them. 

Still pretty cheap though. 

 
Dyson.  I bought a brand new right out of the box, it didn't work.  Exchanged it for another one, ran good for two weeks then died   would never buy another one.

 
We tried that last outing. My wife said it would have been easier to fight off a pack of jackals. Never again.
I'm sorry, that's total BS.   I've flown 100+ on SW buying the priority boarding pass and there is never a problem. Boarding passes are numbered. People go in order. With a priority pass, you just go earlier.

 
Love the way that you can easily share stuff between MacOS and iOS devices.
I've never had problems sharing things between devices. Now try and share file types they don't like with Apple devices, you'll have problems using the files.  
I wasn't talking about 'files' so much, more like being able to open a Safari file on my iMac and then being able to pull it up instantly on my iPad.

What file-types have you been having issues with?

 
LG TV's - had resolution issues with the only two I've ever bought from them

Not really a brand but any warranty from Best Buy. They flat out don't honor them

 

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