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This automaker will shut off your car if you forget to make payments
MSN ^ | 11/17/13

Posted on 11/17/2013 6:59:27 AM PST by Libloather

If you're tooling down the road in your Renault Zoe Z.E. only to have it stop dead in traffic, don't immediately start cussing your mechanic. Better make sure you're current with the payments. The French car maker has added a new twist to the repossession tango between car buyers and creditors.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: car; carpayments; france; payments; renault
Kinda like Husseincare.
1 posted on 11/17/2013 6:59:27 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

This is why we only get cars with out a lot of electronics in them like that. [NO new cars for us]


2 posted on 11/17/2013 7:00:49 AM PST by TMSuchman (John 15;13 & Exodus 21:22-25 Pacem Bello Pastoribus Canes [shepard of peace,dogs of war])
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To: Libloather
some Wiki humor:

In May 2010, a Parisian woman called Zoe Renault commenced legal action to try and force Renault to re-think their choice of name amid claims it would lead to mocking jibes. In November 2010, a French judge ruled that Renault could use the name.

3 posted on 11/17/2013 7:04:36 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone you see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Libloather

I think similar devices have already been installed in cars. It makes your car break down immediately after your final payment.


4 posted on 11/17/2013 7:05:09 AM PST by Right Brother
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To: Right Brother

ha!


5 posted on 11/17/2013 7:07:19 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Right Brother

Planned obsolescence

They don’t need to turn it off. The parts are designed for a certain service life and will break by themselves.


6 posted on 11/17/2013 7:09:08 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: nascarnation
Zoe ... ... fugly little sh!tbox.
7 posted on 11/17/2013 7:09:44 AM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of 0bama’s America)
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To: Libloather
Can't make your payments? No need to surrender your car: It surrenders itself. white flag photo: white flag chirac_white_flag.jpg Gotta love the French.
8 posted on 11/17/2013 7:15:45 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Right Brother

No joke, this happened to me. Drove over to the local bank which held my car loan. Wrote out 5K check to pay it off. Walked outside and went to start my car....would not start, battery was dead! This was a 94 Ford t bird and it was the day before 4th of July. Had car towed in and they installed new battery. Went to fireworks next night, locked car and they had lost the access codes to my door combo (did not properly install battery and lost all pre sets) My keys were in the trunk!! AAA had to break into the car to get to the keys. What a disaster.


9 posted on 11/17/2013 7:23:52 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Libloather

Wait until Zoe goes into shutdown mode while traveling 70mph down the highway, or while transitioning the “hood”, or trying to get Momma to the ER after her water bursts, or while a husband is parked outside the girlfriend’s house...

Gonna be some lawsuits, I bet.


10 posted on 11/17/2013 7:25:19 AM PST by moovova
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To: Libloather

That is kinda interesting. However, maybe having it shut down after the key is taken out of the ignition might be a better way to handle this. I love this idea. I am sick and tired of people trying to get things for free. You signed the contract to purchase the car by making payments for a certain period of time and you failed to do so, you should be punished by not have the car to use. The reason that cars are so expensive is because of free loaders who won’t make their payments and the banks have to get the money from these dregs on society from somewhere and that comes from those of us who either pay cash or sign a contract and make payments faithfully.


11 posted on 11/17/2013 7:30:07 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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I know a guy who owns a used car lot that will sell to practically anyone. They self finance. I am sure it is in the paperwork somewhere but he installs a gps tracker on all his cars. If they miss a payment...boom, they pick it up and resell it. Lol. He charges high interest rates and is making a ton of money.


12 posted on 11/17/2013 7:37:10 AM PST by sheana
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To: Libloather

Ambitious people seek God like powers over others such as omnipresence followed by omnipotence but they have not the wisdom to weld any of it. It’s an old problem look at the history of mere people who declared themselves gods but in the end proved to be merely human.


13 posted on 11/17/2013 7:42:51 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: moovova

That’s not how I understand it. The car is purchased (by an idiot, obviously) without a battery. The battery is leased separately, by the month.

When the lease expires, the battery will not accept a charge. I haven’t seen anything credible saying Renault can remotely turn off the car as it’s being driven. So, if the battery is charged and the lease expires, the car will still go until the battery is drained.


14 posted on 11/17/2013 7:51:56 AM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Right Brother
I think similar devices have already been installed in cars. It makes your car break down immediately after your final payment.

Actually, this is fairly common for used cars sold at "buy here-pay here" lots, for people who want or need a used car, but can't use the "normal" financing for a car.

Mark

15 posted on 11/17/2013 8:24:14 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: shove_it

For you and I yes. For some kid in high-school that needs a beater to get from here to there, not so much.


16 posted on 11/17/2013 8:39:01 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Obama, the Democrat Party, the Left in the U. S., have essentially become the 4th Reich.)
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To: sheana

The Dad of one of my neighbors ran a used car sales lot like that.
Unfortunately he passed away suddenly, she had a heck of a time trying to follow up all the loan deals.
To me it sounds like a nightmare job, but some folks are making real good money in that biz.


17 posted on 11/17/2013 8:43:16 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone you see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: moovova

This will not end well.


18 posted on 11/17/2013 9:03:20 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (We're At That Awkward Stage: It's too late to vote them out, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Libloather

Sounds like it would be an easy work around.


19 posted on 11/17/2013 9:17:30 AM PST by pallis
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To: moovova

Yeah, sounds a bit dangerous.


20 posted on 11/17/2013 10:01:59 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (What happened to my tagline??)
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To: Right Brother
I think similar devices have already been installed in cars. It makes your car break down immediately after your final payment.

Exactly two days after my 2005 Chrysler Town & Country went out of warranty the body computer started malfunctioning.

When I took it in the dealer told me they had to do a flash update to the programming for a fee of $125. I went ballistic and told them it was too much of a coincidence that it needed an update within 48 hours of the warranty running out and since I was in the market to replace another car (I had just test driven one of theirs a few days earlier) I would never come back if they did not fix my van.

They did the update for free but I never bought the Chrysler. There are too many computers, even in the base models, that can be programmed to rip the money out of your pocket with pre-programmed tactics such as this.

21 posted on 11/17/2013 11:52:48 AM PST by OldMissileer
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To: TMSuchman

my2004 Camry had close to 200,000 miles on it...I’m going to need to change sometime.....but I don’t want a car with any of these tracking crap...


22 posted on 11/17/2013 1:45:57 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: Libloather

Former Detroit Lion and Former used car dealer Mel Farr (Superstar for a Farr better deal) used to do this on the $99 down, $99 a month specials. Except he didn’t tell people in advance. He got in some sort of legal trouble for that. I don’t remember the details


23 posted on 11/17/2013 3:51:17 PM PST by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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