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Old 04-26-2004, 20:04   #1 (permalink)
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I don't know about you guys, but I'd be ropeable if they'd given my car to the staff to use as a weekender. Absolutely unacceptable IMO.


> Adrian Brien Ford
>
> "We looked at the speedo to find they [the mechanics] had done over 330km
> in
> our car", says Keifer
>
> Would you put up with a service department using your car for their own
> private use?
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> We took our car in on a Thursday and were told it would be tested again on
> the weekend to check for problems. When we picked it up on Monday they
> said
> they had started the vehicle with no difficulty.
>
> We looked at the speedo to find they had done over 330km in our car! We
> were
> unhappy with this use of our vehicle. Driving around the block and then
> parking, is enough to show the problem with the vehicle.
>
> Adrian Brien responded by saying their mechanic needed a car for the
> weekend! The next day when we opened the boot, we found a bag of ladies
> sports gear and stinky sneakers in our boot! Interesting since their
> mechanic is a man. I wonder who else drove my car or was a passenger in
> it?
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> Also, there was rubbish and empty band-aid wrappers in it. Am I right to
> be
> upset about this or is my frustration with the dealer and their lack of
> action getting the better of me?
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Old 04-26-2004, 20:18   #2 (permalink)
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Yeh, I know I'd be pretty p*ssed off if someone else was using my car without my consent!!
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Old 04-26-2004, 20:20   #3 (permalink)
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Man, that is totally wrong! Imagine your own car went past u on the freeway! I would chase the bloke down and beat him!
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Old 04-26-2004, 20:21   #4 (permalink)
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the empty bandaid wrappers are better than finding used comdoms in the car. Look on the bright side.

heh sorry could not resist.
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Old 04-26-2004, 20:40   #5 (permalink)
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that guys seems awfully calm and collected for someone who's had their car taken for a joy ride. I know I gave my dealer an earful for doing 50kms in my car!
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Old 04-26-2004, 20:54   #6 (permalink)
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Man, that is totally wrong! Imagine your own car went past u on the freeway! I would chase the bloke down and beat him!
I'm so eagle eyed when I hand my car to someone. I took it to a suspension place in Brissy one day to have a “visual inspection” done on the bushes, next thing I see a guy back my car out and drive off in it. I had not said I wanted a test drive and had not signed anything. I was not happy with the guy at the desk!

I can’t believe this guy however! How insane is that! 300ks! Imagine seeing your car up the coast parked somewhere. I’d ask the driver for the keys when they returned to the car. Of course not knowing you were the owner they probably wouldn’t give them to you in which case I’d call the police or try to restrain the guy. I would without question be demanding a few grand from the dealer to cover potential problem due to possible misuse / abuse by the user (not to mention petrol!) and I would make it clear that not providing financial compensation would result in their dealership being named in correspondence with newspapers, magazines and especially current affairs TV programs.
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That is wrong ALL over the place, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong!! Did I mention it was wrong?

Man, Ford dealers can suck with the way they treat your car. A friend of mine told me on the weekend how a friend of their parents had their car in for a servie and a mechanic took it out for the lunch run and totalled it!! How spewin' would you be about that? They are NOT allowed to take our cars for private runs, or to pick up parts or lunch, what a joke.
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A friend of mine told me on the weekend how a friend of their parents had their car in for a servie and a mechanic took it out for the lunch run and totalled it!!
Shit, I'd be demanding a very VERY big payment to keep that quiet... You see anything dodgy when you were workin at Avery, Ambrose_1?
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Shit, I'd be demanding a very VERY big payment to keep that quiet... You see anything dodgy when you were workin at Avery, Ambrose_1?
Mate, if that happened to my XR8 I would be demanding a fully optioned GT, Vixen with stripes, or Citric with stripes, or Silhouette with stripes.....something with stripes....
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