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Mick to make you feel better.... (archive)

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Posted by Tom M. on February 09, 2000 at 18:00:35:

In Reply to: posted by Mick on February 09, 2000 at 15:07:18:

: Let's hope that this is the worst that you'll ever have to deal with and you got it all out of the way right off the bat. From now's clear sailing. When I took delivery on my 00 2.8 a few months ago, I was driving it home from the showroom and a rock from a car in front of me BROKE MY WINDSHIELD! The car was only 2 hours old! I turned around and the dealer said, "Sorry, not covered under warranty"! So, like you, I was immediately in the shop shelling out more cash. So I told myself, "Okay, this is the worst I'll ever have to deal with and it's over with right away". I hope you have nothing but clear sailing from now on.

Things could be worse. Like my friend who took his van in to be inspected at the Chrysler dealer. They put it on a lift, and IT FELL OFF THE LIFT!!! It was totalled.

He called to ask if it was done, and they said "There's a slight problem, you need to come in ..." When he saw it the service manager said basically TSB (Tough $hit Buddy), call your insurance after all you signed a waiver saying we aren't responsible for damage. I told him to consult a lawyer, they have to exercise reasonable care, and letting the car fall off the lift aint reasonable. The threat of a lwayer was enough, they settled on a new van at invoice minus the blue book value of the van pre crash.

So it COULD be worse...

but I hope it isn't!

Tom M.

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