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Old 09-24-2002, 07:00   #1 (permalink)
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G'day all,

A mate from work spent the weekend looking for VT commodores and AU Falcons in a bid to replace the family taxi.
While he's not exactly up to speed on cars (at least he's not lookin' at Camrys!) he knows enough to smell a rat, especially this one.

At a medium sized dealer, who shall remain nameless :-), he found a VT commodore, and went for a test drive. Immediately he noticed the auto gearbox not shifting up properly, holding on to a gear for too long, and also not willing to kick down. I had forewarned him of the $$ involved in electronic auto boxes, so he was rather concerned. This is how the conversation with the salesman went:

buyer: "doesn't seem to shift real well."

salesman: "they're all like that, it's for performance and economy."

buyer: "Nah, I reckon there's something wrong."

salesman: "Yeah, maybe it needs a little oil."

buyer: "Ahh, my XF used to leak like a seive, and when it got low it did the same, has this got a fluid leak mate? It could be expensive."

salesman: "Nah, there's no leak, she's dry as a bone."

buyer: "Well why is it low on oil then?"

...........and here's the killer response:

salesman: "Aw, you know how it is, we're a Ford dealer so a used Commydore isn't a big seller. It's sat on the lot for a while now so the oil's probably evaporated"


This salesman should be shot, or sent to a Hyundai dealer:-)
Needless to say the sale was not exactly happening after this point!

SH.....T, I'd better race out & check my fluid levels, who knows what else might evaporate!

Anyone else got some good ones?
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Old 09-24-2002, 08:02   #2 (permalink)
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well back in june i was shopping on parramatta rd in sydney, and got to the first dealership who claimed to be a 'ford specialist', so i headed there. he had like 5 cars on his block, and the rest were on a backstreet. Upon looking at an AUII XR8 he said it had all this extra crap on it, obvioulsy taking me for a fool, as i knew it was all standard. And he added it had a tricked up auto transmittion so you can manually shift from Drive to 2nd without pressing the button, upon showing him that my 93 ED which i was trading in, did the same thing, he stopped feeding me the rest of the crap story.
Hence after that episode, i stuck to the ford dealers.
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