Post by Lozzo
Post by Christofire Post by Lozzo Post by SteveH
If I need to tool around in a courtesy car for a day or two, I'd
prefer it to be something useable.
So the badge is more important than the service.
Not wishing to rain on your SteveH parade, but how do you get that from
that sentence? Even taking his earlier posts into consideration, the
"badge" was the same (VW polo, VW golf) but the car was larger, with
more go and to him was more useful. I don't get what you're striving at.
It's a one day courtesy car.
When my Golf was in the bodyshop I was loaned a Corsa 1.2 Twinport. I
drove it to Penith and back in a day and tbh I was just grateful that I
wasn't stuck on a train or coach. I've had Lupo courtesy cars, Polos,
Golf Plus Tdi and others, it's just a fucking car at the end of the day.
If Steve takes his "all VW dealers are shite" attitude into the sevice
desk it's hardly surprising that they dump him in an inferior car.
They only had Polos. I don't take any attitude to the desk - the car is
booked by Leaseplan and already set before I get there anyway.
My experience tells me they're all shit - booked a warranty repair on a
known issue, took car in, only to get it back, not fixed, because they
wanted to see the car before ordering parts which were also on
back-order, meaning a 2nd visit was required. Then their courtesy car
broke down on my way home.
So, I try another dealer, who not only gives me a totally unsuitable
car, but also doesn't call me when they've finished the job, finish the
job later than promised and broke the door handle on the front passenger
side. Oh, and they 'forgot' to reset the service indicator, so I had to
take it back to them, too.
I may try the other local-ish dealer, but 2 shit jobs from 2 dealers
doesn't fill me with optimism.
Post by Lozzo
if Steve planned his week a bit better he'd have been a bit closer to
home and not in need of a big car with lots of go when his own was being
serviced. I personally couldn't give a fuck what courtesy car I drive,
I'm not that much up my own arse about it.
You know fuck all about my job - my diary isn't set in stone by myself.
It's a retail ops. role, meaning plans can change from morning to
afternoon. Being stuck in a gutless 1.2 Polo when you've had a call
about issues in a store over the top of the mountains is hardly ideal.
Mind you, you were used to a Golf SDI, so almost anything would have
similar glacial performance to that. If my lot tried to fob me off with
such a shite car for work, they'd be looking for my replacement.
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