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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Scott L, Jan 6, 2004.
Savage BMW Mark Mitsubishi - oldie but gooodie Mustang Mechanic - for those who haven't read it yet
My parents are very good friends with someone who has a similar story. When my family and his family were both in Germany Brian (the friend) bought a Porshe, I believe a 911. After only owning it for a short while, he came back to the states. He found a reputable Porshe dealer and took it in for maintenance a few times without incident. One time he took it in for an oil change and while it was there, the owner's 19 year old son took it for a joyride. He lost control and ran into a tree, crushing the whole frontend. Brian wasn't so lucky and the best he managed to do was get it "repaired". Uh huh, sure, the car runs like shit now. The car won't make it more than a couple of miles so all that he does now is keep the thing in his driveway. Quite nice to look at but it isn't worth anything anymore.
For some reason or another I find dealerships fascinating. :b But this story is a great read if you got the time: http://www.edmunds.com/advice/buying...2/article.html A journalist goes undercover as a car salesman and exposes their dirty tactics. Reminds me a lot of William Macy's role in Fargo.
Isn't that grand theft?
Ya know, if one had the extra time and money, it would be fun to at least attempt to get that kind of charge against the scum/test driver. Probably wouldn't be possible but certainly something to try and probably get the scum blacklisted from the dealership business.
You know, I'd never heard the uproar over the Mustang mechanic. What a story!
The Mustang Mechanic one doesn't work. Anyone have a updated link?
Doesn't work for me either. BTW, Sott, From the second link: Is Mark your brother? Cees
Sorry, if the original link worked it wouuld be the best way to follow the story. http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2002/9/27/114221/261 http://forums.mustangworks.com/showt...threadid=29134 The link originally posted was from the owner. She discovered the thread posted by the joyriding mechanic and was asking people on another message board what to do. And no that dood isn't my brother. He's get a spanking from me.
Wow, I just read that edmunds.com story...highly enjoyable
After buying my 3rd or 4th car, I came to the realization, which I expressed in the following way : I couldn't outsmart or outwit or outlast a car salesman if I had 7 lifetimes of experience. Then I bought a house, and now I reckon I'd probably need 77 lifetimes of experience before I'd feel comfortable dealing with the real estate business
I used Edmunds and the internet to buy our last car. As long as I got within 100.00 of Edmund's TMV, I was happy. Then again, I knew the exact make/model and options without caring about color. Ended up getting a deal out-of-state, and they delivered the car on a Saturday. Since it was done via the internet, we never saw the car before taking delivery... kind of like mail-order.