The Renault Alliance was returned to the dealer under threat of a lawsuit under the brand new Connecticut Lemon Law. It was subject to ever-rising revs at idle, and the only way to stop it was to turn the ignition off. They took it back and paid off the car loan. The cute little Lhasa apso in front was also a lemon, but we didn't have the heart to put her down. But my parents cared for her and adored her the last 8 years of her life, after we moved out-of-state. By the time we were settled into a townhouse where we could have a pet, my parents refused to give her back!