Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Very expensive stuff-up!
Fun times this week… My previous lease was ending so I had ordered a BA Fairmont V8 (Sports Suspension, 17” wheels, reversing sensors etc.) for my new lease. I needed it on Monday this week (as my rego on the old car finished then) and had to order it 8 or 9 weeks ago to get into the September build.
Anyway, the dealer was to deliver the car and take away the old one, to be sent on to the Fleet Company. The guy turned up, we were having a chat while I had a look around the car – popped the bonnet….. and there’s a 6 under there! If the ground could have opened up and swallowed him, I’m sure he would have been happy.
A couple of interesting phone calls ensued and the guy took the car and retreated to the dealership. It turned out that the stock person had ordered the wrong car from the factory, despite all the paperwork being correct and no-one had checked the order or the car since.
The car’s now a Demo at the dealership, they’ve given me a January-registered Fairmont Ghia V8 as a loan car (and taken away my old one) and a new car is being built on ‘priority order’. They say they can’t give me a delivery date until next Tuesday, but current reckoning is early November, so I’ll have the loan car till then.
What a ballsup!