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    power steering failure on DD

    I have a 2008 Mazda 5.. it's my grocery getter.
    Today while in a suburb doing about 40km/h - the steering just went dead.
    it was really hard to turn.. could've been worse if wifey was driving and going around a corner..

    This car is just over a year old with 23,000 km's.

    It's under warranty but will take a week to fix as the steering pump is backordered.

    My question for you is .... how much would you complain about this? And what do you think that I can get out of it. I'd be happy giving the car back and getting back my past 13 months of finance payments ($431/mo at 0% interest)

    Or.. should I even bother trying to get something out of them?

    I have the XJ as a backup vehicle.. but it's a pain in the muffler to move the car seats from the mazda into the Jeep and cart the kiddies around in it. I also have a 2005 Honda Civic with one car seat in it but that's the wifes DD.

    any thoughts?? just tough it out for a week and be happy that it's under warranty? or blast them and see if I can get a deal on a Tribute or a CX-7 ??
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    what does the waterpump have to do with the powersteering ?Ask them for a loaner for the week .

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    oh yeah, i would be asking for a loaner and whatever else i could get. What is the worst they can say...NO? Then after they say no, keep pushing for something else.

    But I'm a bit of a prick that way.
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    whoops.. was thinking of my old jeep.. damn waterpump..
    I mean power steering in all references here.

    they offered a freebie for a week.. but it's just a mazda 3.. nothing special. I have a nothing special car already, I don't need another.

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    as long as it doesn't cost you a dime, i wouldn't complain much...just a little.

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