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Tommy P

posted on 16/5/12 at 04:25 PM Reply With Quote
Ouch!

OUCH!!!
Took my lovely little Fury into the garage so they could set up the carbs and get it ready for the alps tour in four weeks time.
Got a call from them to say we're very sorry, but the mechanic had just crashed it into a fence on the test drive.
New bonnet required.





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loggyboy

posted on 16/5/12 at 04:28 PM Reply With Quote
replace 'test drive' with 'joy ride'
Id want a repair and some compensation!





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monck

posted on 16/5/12 at 04:30 PM Reply With Quote
What he said ^^^
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theduck

posted on 16/5/12 at 04:31 PM Reply With Quote
and this is why I wont leave my car with a garage I havent used before.

Still dont get the need for a 'road test' if they are being setup on a rolling road.

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posted on 16/5/12 at 04:39 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Tommy P
OUCH!!!
Took my lovely little Fury into the garage so they could set up the carbs and get it ready for the alps tour in four weeks time.
Got a call from them to say we're very sorry, but the mechanic had just crashed it into a fence on the test drive.
New bonnet required.


If It was me I wouldn't be quite so calm. I'd get a lawyer on their arse, make them pay.
"test drive"? BS.
Ragged it round town and crashed it.
Let's hope they weren't "testing" it for too long otherwise there'll have taken it down to the MaccyDs in the evenings and it will have grease all over the seats and lady juice all over the rear bumper

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Tommy P

posted on 16/5/12 at 04:40 PM Reply With Quote
Apparantly his foot slipped off the brake and he hit the fence as he brought it back into the garage. I've used them on many occasions - no probs, but still upsetting.

I'm fairly chilled out and know that - poo happens

[Edited on 16/5/12 by Tommy P]





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Tommy P

posted on 16/5/12 at 04:47 PM Reply With Quote
Worse than that!
I've just got home and discovered that -
The woman in the local pie shop has given me two meat and potato instead of chunky steak
Now in Wigan - that's a real crime! Unforgivable.





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SCAR

posted on 16/5/12 at 05:05 PM Reply With Quote
oh man! Thats awful news, people should really be more careful






Meat and potato when you wanted chunky steak




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BigLee

posted on 16/5/12 at 05:11 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Tommy P
Worse than that!
I've just got home and discovered that -
The woman in the local pie shop has given me two meat and potato instead of chunky steak
Now in Wigan - that's a real crime! Unforgivable.


Gutted for you mate. Get the lawyers on them. (shame about the car too!!)

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trextr7monkey

posted on 16/5/12 at 05:12 PM Reply With Quote
Whats that movie -Taris Buellers' day off ? Some kids take their mate's father's pride and joy to a car park and as soon as they walk out the door the dudes are away for the joy ride of their lives.

Guess it isn't really funny under the circumstances....
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posted on 16/5/12 at 05:32 PM Reply With Quote
I know how you feel. Brand new motorcycle taken in for 1000km inspection two days before Canadain GP, the mechanic dropped it, it wasn't fully repaired until September.

The fun part was when they asked for my insurance details to fix the bike, didn't happen. By the way the I rode the damaged bile to the GP, 500 km one way.

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Tommy P

posted on 16/5/12 at 05:56 PM Reply With Quote
Well at least I still have my motorbike - and two meat and potatoe pie's!

Well, one meat and potatoe pie now!

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HowardB

posted on 16/5/12 at 05:58 PM Reply With Quote
sorry to hear that, have you tried Steve at Fury Sports Cars, he had a spare one when I crashed mine. The other option is to repair yours temporarily with some grp repair kits, and then fix it later.

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Tommy P

posted on 16/5/12 at 06:01 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by HowardB
sorry to hear that, have you tried Steve at Fury Sports Cars, he had a spare one when I crashed mine. The other option is to repair yours temporarily with some grp repair kits, and then fix it later.

hth


Thats the plan so far - unless Lee still has his for sale and want's to lend it me for the Alps tour??

What about it Big Lee - I'll look after it!

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BigLee

posted on 16/5/12 at 06:19 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tommy P
quote:
Originally posted by HowardB
sorry to hear that, have you tried Steve at Fury Sports Cars, he had a spare one when I crashed mine. The other option is to repair yours temporarily with some grp repair kits, and then fix it later.

hth


Thats the plan so far - unless Lee still has his for sale and want's to lend it me for the Alps tour??

What about it Big Lee - I'll look after it!

[Edited on 16/5/12 by Tommy P]


Of course Tommy. If you like, I'll drive it down to the coast for you. That way you can fly down and pick it up, avoiding the dull motorway drive. The rest of the PASA crew will provide full back up for your journey, forwarding your things to the next hotel each day. Just promise you won't eat in the car?

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Tommy P

posted on 16/5/12 at 07:09 PM Reply With Quote
Well I certainly did'nt expact that - Ta Lee





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stevegough

posted on 16/5/12 at 07:25 PM Reply With Quote
Oh crap! that's bad news, TommyP - I'd go to your solicitor first thing in the morning! They just don't care who they take on in these pie shops nowadays! Still, mix the pie fillings with some GRP powder, and it should be good to fix the Fury's bonnet....





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posted on 16/5/12 at 07:40 PM Reply With Quote
I feel your pain, i had this same thing with the tintop a year ago, only just getting the cheque through from the insurers now





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rallyingden

posted on 16/5/12 at 08:09 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tommy P
OUCH!!!
Took my lovely little Fury into the garage so they could set up the carbs and get it ready for the alps tour in four weeks time.
Got a call from them to say we're very sorry, but the mechanic had just crashed it into a fence on the test drive.
New bonnet required.


Bloody hell Tommy
Sorry to hear about that.... What garage was it ? wasnt at Morcambe was it ?

Good luck with the trip

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Steve Hignett

posted on 16/5/12 at 08:21 PM Reply With Quote
Gutted mate, let me know if I can do ewt...
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Tommy P

posted on 16/5/12 at 08:27 PM Reply With Quote
Was'nt that one Dennis - not going to say which garage just yet.

Cheers Steve, nowt yer can do mate except share me pie - how's you, missed you at Stoneleigh. I heard you were in the bar





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A1

posted on 16/5/12 at 08:44 PM Reply With Quote
i wouldnt be so quick to run and get a lawyer, if theyre saying sorry and well pay for the fix then its annoying but these things happen.
I wouldnt like a garage not to test drive my car, its like a cook that doesnt taste the food theyre making...

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Tommy P

posted on 16/5/12 at 09:56 PM Reply With Quote
The garage concerned have always been ok and the test drive was on the industrial estate they trade on, and you can't really get much speed up there as it's just a concrete strip. In their defence (which may seem strange), they have indicated, that they are prepared to do whatever it takes to put things right.
My main concern is that, things are put right for the trip in 4 weeks and two days time.
They have agreed to make repairs on a temp basis, so I can do the trip and then, complete full repairs with a new bonnet etc when I return from the trip.
They seemed genuinely gutted, especially the mechanic.
Watch this space for updates.......





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jossey

posted on 17/5/12 at 06:38 AM Reply With Quote
Sorry to hear that. Go check for number 11's heading to the fence.





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welderman

posted on 17/5/12 at 09:15 AM Reply With Quote
ouch
ouch


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