Canadian is Angry; Still Says “Thank You”

August 12th, 2012 · 18 comments

Rachael in Edmonton spotted this billboard-on-wheels in the lot at the RV dealership where she works. “The guy was buying a trailer from us, but after seeing seen his van, I’m not so sure that’s a good idea.”

Thank you, Crysler Canada & Crosstown Motors for selling me the most unreliable vehicle I have ever owned!  2.5 year old Sprinter Van now for sale - Only been towed 1,2,3, 4 times - Only been in for repairs 1,2,3,4, 5 times - Replaced Tires 1st year - Replaced battery 2nd year - Replaced radiator fan assembly - Replaced Alternator and cables - Rusting everywhere - Many other problems included ... (no extra charge)

After all, you wouldn’t want a full-blown Canadian protest on your hands…

related: Good God, Lemon.

extra credit: A Canadian robbery []

FILED UNDER: Canada · car · Edmonton · public shaming · thanks (but not really)

18 responses so far ↓

  • #1   shwo! bang

    I can’t help but hear this in the voice of The Count from Sesame Street: “It has been towed 1… 2… 3… 4! 4 times! Ah ha ha ha!”

    Aug 12, 2012 at 5:23 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #2   gonzo

    So this silly bitch buys an American brand car then doesn’t understand why it’s a load of shit?


    Aug 12, 2012 at 5:49 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   May

      Actually, it’s a Mercedes.

      Aug 12, 2012 at 5:57 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.2   Harbinger

      May, maybe he/she owns two vans, the Chrysler is off the road so often he/she uses the Mercedes as the billboard most likely to be seen. Just sayin…

      Aug 12, 2012 at 9:07 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.3   shepd

      American can build a good vehicle…

      …if it follows this formula _only_:

      – Rear Wheel Drive
      – V8
      – Body on Frame
      – 3 speed automatic (4 if overdrive is offered)

      Anything else is suicide.

      This vehicle has:

      – I4/V6
      – 6 gears
      – Unibody

      At least it’s rear wheel drive. Frankly, if I were considering one of these POSes, I’d just get a dodge caravan. They’re both equally crap, but at least the caravan is cheaper.

      Not saying that the old formula is the only way to do it right, but if it’s an American car, yeah, seems like that’s all that they *can* do right. :D

      Aug 12, 2012 at 9:38 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.4   Nick

      The Sprinter vans are made by both Mercedes and Dodge, so it could be American-made, or could be European, just depends on the particular model you purchase.

      Either way, seems like he’s self-sabotaging any attempt at selling the thing.

      Aug 12, 2012 at 10:59 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #3   middlechild

    “I am a little upset.” Yeah, that’d be me.

    Aug 12, 2012 at 7:05 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #4   kermit

    When Canadians are truly upset, they don’t bother with apologetic signs or letters of regret. (See for example, the Greyhound bus beheading and cannibalism back in May of this year near Manitoba.)

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:03 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   krystal

      that actually happened July 2008 … over 4 years ago. And the guy who did it has actually spoken about how terribly he regrets it…. So yeah, we canadians are a pretty polite people, even after we’ve beheaded and eaten them…
      Thumbs up for the effort though… :)

      Aug 13, 2012 at 3:24 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #4.2   kermit

      Sorry, you’re right Krystal the incident did happen four years ago. From some cursory googling, apparently he spoke to the media about it for the first time this past May.

      And to be fair, the guy wasn’t upset so much as he was schizophrenic (whether undiagnosed or un-treated is unclear).

      Aug 13, 2012 at 3:32 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #4.3   The Elf

      Because that makes beheading and cannibalism so much better?

      Aug 13, 2012 at 10:14 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #4.4   kermit

      For the person being eaten, no.

      But I do think it’s fair to distinguish between a person who is angry / provoked and writes a sign to express their displeasure versus somebody who has a mental illness and with no provocation kills somebody.

      Aug 13, 2012 at 10:23 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #5   Polly

    Sounds like Gonzo needs a bitch slapping. Preferably by one of the silly ones.

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:23 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   The Elf

      Camilla? She does take a firm wing with Gonzo.

      Aug 13, 2012 at 8:40 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #6   Poltergeist

    You can tell this is Canada and not the US because a stranger hasn’t keyed in an extra checkpoint that reads “Plus, it’s all keyed up.”

    Aug 13, 2012 at 5:50 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #7   zoinks

    Dear dealership, thank you for selling me this shitty van. I’ve posted it’s diary on its face for you to catch up, should you two ever meet again. Thank you for giving me something to publicly complain about so that other people find me more interesting. Thank you for shouldering the blame for my ill advised purchase decision. Thank you for being you, and please never stop being special.

    Aug 14, 2012 at 12:38 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #8   t-rex

    Van owner I have many questions!

    How old was the van when you bought it?

    How many miles were on the van when you bought it?

    You live in Canada, it is going to rust.

    Aug 15, 2012 at 2:46 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #9   Stephen Abootman

    1, 2, 3, 4 Canada deserves more! (money).

    Aug 23, 2012 at 11:42 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up


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