A little over four years ago, I bought a Jeep Grand Cherokee and six hours later, the fuel pump went out on it.  So I just sat there, in an empty parking lot at 10:00 at night, staring at my drained savings account, as I waited for a tow truck. 

Over the next four+ years, I became convinced that it was a lemon.  I replaced the fuel pump four times in four years.  Thank goodness for warranties on those suckers, because they ain’t cheap!  The car would shut off on me while driving down the interstate or sometimes, in the middle of intersections… it’s not picky!  There were constant other problems, too, but nothing quite as serious.  

…but FINALLY! I got a new car! 

Just had to share because I’m a little giddy.

Oh, this is an Acura ILX and if anyone has any bad experiences with them… please don’t share! 😉



  1. July 9, 2013 / 2:59 pm

    Congrats on your new car. I just bought a brand new 2013 Honda Pilot SUV. After a lot of research we decided on that because you hear nothing but great things out of them, plus they are so sporty looking, I just loved it. Sure enough LEMON. I bought it in April and we have taken it to the dealership 6 different times…I think it's just the "luck of the draw"…I'm sure you'll love your new car! 🙂

  2. July 9, 2013 / 3:24 pm

    I'm so excited for you! I loooove my tsx- they are wonderful cars!!!

  3. July 9, 2013 / 3:24 pm

    I'm so excited for you! I loooove my tsx- they are wonderful cars!!!

  4. July 9, 2013 / 4:16 pm

    loooove my TSX too – had it since 2009 and no major problems so far. Knock on wood!!!

  5. July 9, 2013 / 4:24 pm

    I had a Jeep Liberty with very similar problems. The day we traded it in I cried happy tears because I was so excited that I was done worrying about the stupid thing! Congrats on your new car, it is beautiful!

  6. July 9, 2013 / 4:43 pm

    Congrats! My husband and I both drive Acuras. I just got the MDX and I'm in love! We love our TL too! NO problems whatsoever. Enjoy! 🙂

  7. July 9, 2013 / 5:10 pm

    Beautiful new car – you've earned it after the years with a car that would spontaneously shut off!

  8. July 9, 2013 / 6:07 pm

    If I had bought a new car and that happened I would be so pissed!! Love the snazzy new car, I am a sucker for white cars and I hope to get my paws on one soon. My last two cars have been red and I'm SO over it!

  9. July 9, 2013 / 7:44 pm

    My husband has an RSX.. it's 12 years old now, 100,000 miles and still doing well! He just replaced the alternator (don't know what that does…). But that is minor!! They're good cars, and he wants to replace it with the ILX- hopefully this year. I'm loving the MDX and RDX.. so when my car goes, that's what I'll be looking at.

  10. July 9, 2013 / 8:05 pm

    I used to have a Jeep Grand Cherokee and had similar problems! I now have a Lexus sedan and couldn't be happier (and such better gas mileage!). The new car is gorgeous!

  11. July 9, 2013 / 10:23 pm

    I drive a Jeep Commander and replaced the fuel pump last year. It's a 2006, so eventually that stuff will go. But I can't believe you didn't go return it to the dealer after that – I would think they would have to take it back. Jeeps have their issues (American-made) but regardless I do love mine. Your new car is sweet – white fits you better! http://www.styleoyster.blogspot.com / http://www.thegymbunny.com

  12. July 9, 2013 / 10:25 pm

    Oh, should mention for anyone reading that might own a Jeep that randomly shuts off in traffic. Mine did that too and turned out there was a recall out on it and I took it to the dealer and all they had to do was reprogram the car's computer. Just something to ask the dealer about if it happens to you! It's scary and dangerous, so don't live with it!

  13. July 10, 2013 / 12:19 am

    Congrats! I have an Acura MDX and I love it! Acura's are the best!

  14. July 10, 2013 / 3:55 am

    I have a TSX and I am OBSESSED. I could literally live in my car! Congratulations! (:

  15. July 10, 2013 / 2:14 pm

    So happy you found a new car you love.

    I was looking at a (very used) 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee…now I'm thinking I better keep looking! The last thing I want is a lemon on my hands.


  16. July 11, 2013 / 3:09 pm

    So glad you took your lemon, and drank tequila!!!
    Loving your new set of wheels, enjoy!! x

  17. July 11, 2013 / 7:30 pm

    Oh girl, we may just be jeep twins… I had a Jeep Grand Cherokee like yours, but in white, and at 55,000 miles- my entire electronic shifting module AND transmission blew. Talk about devastation. I had one other vehicle between then and now but just traded in for a sedan! It's weird driving a car again instead of an SUV, but the gas mileage difference makes up for that 😉
    LOVE your new wheels! YAY!

  18. July 22, 2013 / 9:34 pm

    My sister got a new tsx last year and loves it! I'm thinking the mdx might be my next car

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